Everwood

Season 4 Episode 1

A Kiss to Build a Dream On

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 29, 2005 on The WB
9.3
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Episode Summary

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Nina finally chooses between the two men she loves. Amy develops a new friendship with college-age student Reid (guest-star Justin Baldoni) while waiting on her mother Rose at the hospital. Also, Amy and Rose find that Rose's cancer has driven them apart rather than brought them together. Bright flirts with a new girl who might become his roommate, but is more involved in knowing what girlfriend Hannah scribbled off the postcard that she sent to him. Lastly, Ephram makes an emotional return to Everwood just in time for an unexpected wedding.
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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • A return to love!

    10
    Ephram returns, Hannah and Bright start their new found relationship, it felt like coming home. For some reason this particular season premiere really felt like coming home to Everwood. Even with the changes that had happened and were being seen for the first time just witnessing Irv and Edna renew their vows gave the episode a special tender feel.
  • The season 4 finale!

    10
    Bright/Hannah are adorable. Loved the airport scene as was the wedding btw.



    Nina picked the wrong guy IMO.. Not that I hate Jake but I don't want him with Nina.. I felt sad for Andy and it will be interesting to see where this will be heading



    As for Amy and Reid.. I'm not feeling something between them.. Or that could be because I'm an Ephramy fan :)



    And it was good to see Ephram at the end of the episode.. I was afraid that he wasn't goiing to make an appereance but I'm glad he did.. I love Ephram!! :)moreless
  • This is SUCH a great show, and this episode proves it.

    10
    At the start of this episode, we are confused as heck. Who is getting married? Will Ephram come back soon? What's going on with Nina and Andy (and Jake)?



    But Everwood has a penchant for creating such drama. We eventually learn that Edna and Irv are getting remarried. A storyline like this may not be interesting on any other show, but the Everwood writers have a way of making EVERYTHING interesting. For the most part, anyway.



    So it seems Nina and Andy are finally getting together. Then they're not. Will this be an obstacle later in the season, since Jake is still in the picture? Will Andy be jealous? You bet.



    Perhaps what's most interesting about this episode is the way time is treated. We start at the beginning, which is really the end: the wedding reception. I love it when they do that on a show; and the Everwood crew executed such a feat perfectly.



    By the time we actually get to the end/beginning, we still wonder what has happened to Ephram. Did his plane crash? Was he stabbed in Italy? Or France? Where DID he go in Europe?



    And then BAM. He's there. There's a great scene with Delia; we can feel her joy that her brother is back from a long summer in Europe. That girl...she's going to be such a great actress; she's already tremendously talented for her age.



    There's the look between Ephram and Amy: excited, longing; let's pick up where we left off, okay? And the look between Ephram and Andy: I'm home, dad, and we're okay now.moreless
  • I love everything in this episode from the style it was delivered in, to the storyline, and characters. Another great hit!

    9.2
    This episode is the perfect season premiere. It is delivered in the suspenseful style, that flashes back to fill in the details of what\\\'s happening.



    However, it does not waste all the time simply trying to catch us up. It fills in the summer with other things that have happened, a surprise wedding, interviews for roommates, hospital visits, and postcards here and there.



    The moment that touched me however, was in the last scene when Ephram appears at the wedding.

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  • Great season premiere, with a suspenseful opening teaser, some fun interaction between Amy and Bright, and a satisfying ending with Ephram returning home.

    9.8
    The opening teaser for this season premiere was truly suspenseful. At first, I thought, that like most people, that Andy and Nina were the ones getting married. It certainly left you with that impression, with the two happily dancing with Nina in a white dress no less, and Jake walking in looking at them with a small frown. A clever move to really grab you from the outset. I was like, "No they didn't!"



    But then, we think its for Jake and Nina, who are still together, and finally before the conceit wears too thin, we find out that the wedding is for Irv and Grandma Abbott. I liked that whole feeling of searching with your attention as to where the characters are now, because last season's cliffhanger left people scattered and up in the air. Amy is looking beautiful as always, and I enjoyed the banter between her and Bright, it's fun and genuine.



    I'm glad that the summer that the characters went through wasn't some idyllic paradise with Andy and Nina enjoying their love, but instead burdened with unresolved feelings and resentment in both Amy's decision for college and Andy's last minute confession to Nina.



    Some favorite moments:

    1) Andy looking out longingly at Nina from his window as she stood in the sun reading a letter.

    2) Delia growing up, looking healthy and tanned from her summer.

    3) Amy's new hairdo and tripping up her words in front of her new crush.

    4) Bright and Amy talking about picking up Hannah, and how Bright saying how he'll consider Reid's application, with Amy yelping "Bright!" and hitting him with a pillow.

    5) The way Bright lands the bomb that Amy's new crush is gay, nonchalantly while they're driving to the wedding.

    6) The twittering shrieking of the two girl friends, Amy and Hannah, meeting after being separated over the summer, and Bright rolling his eyes at the doings of girls.

    7) Andy admitting his age, "52", and how inappropriate it seems for him to be having girl problems this late in the game.

    8) The final last-minute reveal of Ephram who shows up for the wedding reception. He's back!

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Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt

Harold Brighton "Bright" Abbott III

Debra Mooney

Debra Mooney

Nurse Edna Abbott Harper

Emily VanCamp

Emily VanCamp

Amy Nicole Abbott

Gregory Smith

Gregory Smith

Ephram Brown

John Beasley

John Beasley

Irv Harper/ Narrator

Merrilyn Gann

Merrilyn Gann

Rose Abbott (recurring Seasons 1, 2)

Natasha Gaty

Natasha Gaty

Jolene

Guest Star

Roger Nelson

Roger Nelson

Father Ivers

Guest Star

Frank Gerrish

Frank Gerrish

The Baker

Guest Star

Justin Baldoni

Justin Baldoni

Reid Bardem

Recurring Role

Jan Felt

Jan Felt

Louise

Recurring Role

Scott Wolf

Scott Wolf

Dr. Jake Hartman

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Jake proposes Nina to name their new restaurant Sam's, after her son.

    • The address Delia wrote on the envelope she sent to Ephram was:

      Ephram Brown
      Antico Spedale del Bigallo
      Via Bigallo e Apparita
      14 Bango a Ripoli
      .

      It had no Postal Code, City or Country information so it would never reach its destination.

      "Antico Spedale del Bigallo" is a hostel in Florence, Italy and its correct address is:

      Antico Spedale del Bigallo
      Via Bigallo e Apparita
      14 Bagno a Ripoli
      Florence 50012
      Italy
      .

    • Edna and Irv renewed their votes on Aug. 23, 2005.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Reid: It's tough trying to make new best friends after a certain point in your life; it's like, how do you catch them up on everything they already missed?

    • Amy: You're not the only one in the room Narcissus.
      Bright: I thought we agreed that you were going to stop insulting me in Spanish.

    • Amy: Grandma's wedding doesn't count as a date, loser.
      Bright I'm in a tux! It's a date.
      Amy: You're an idiot.

    • Bright: Yeah, [Reid] is a great guy.
      Amy: I know he is.
      Bright: I can see why you like him. Too bad he's gay.
      Amy: What?!
      Bright: Yep, Reid is a big homosexual.

    • Amy: Oh my God Bright, you have to let Reid be your new roommate.
      Bright: Why? So you can stalk him outside the hospital?
      Amy: I am not stalking him, I'm admiring him. Those are two very different verbs.

    • Delia: Am I allowed to wear white?
      Andy: Normally no, but in this case I think we can make an exception.
      Delia: Interesting. Am I allowed to wear black?
      Andy: Not until you're 30.

  • NOTES (6)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Harold: To quote a famous Spaniard, "One man, scorned and covered with scars, still str..." ooh, petunias.

      This is part of a quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, a Spanish poet, playwright, and novelist who lived from 1547 to 1616. The whole quote is as follows: "One man, scorned and covered with scars, still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this."

    • Episode title: A Kiss to Build a Dream On; it's taken from a Louis Armstrong's song of the same name.

    • Amy: You're not the only one in the room, Narcisus.

      Narcisus was a hero of Thespiae renowned for his beauty. In Greek mythology, he fell in love with his own reflection upon seeing it in a river and he drowned.

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