Everwood

Season 4 Episode 13

An Ounce of Prevention

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Apr 10, 2006 on The WB
9.2
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An eighteen-year-old girl wants Andy to check her for the breast cancer gene, as it runs in her family. The girl and her older sister (who already had cancer and a double mastectomy) go see Andy for the results. After being tested positive, they decided to have a preventative mastectomy to lessen the chance of cancer. Bright and Hannah are out on a date when something happens to both of them, and they call Harold. Ephram talks Kyle into accepting an invitation from a pretty classmate to go to a school dance, but when Kyle has a terrible evening, Ephram finally faces his suspicions that Kyle may be gay. Feeling that he has made things worse for Kyle, Ephram turns to Amy and Andy for advice. Kyle doesn't want lessons from Ephram any more, again.moreless

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  • I have always like Everwood, except for the constant mind games played between everyone. The Kyle character really does nothing for me and I am about to stop watching the program if he stays on. His scenes are totally obnoxious and do nothing positive fomoreless

    2.2
    The Kyle character scene is totally obnoxious and dysfunctional for this series. People come and go, but the mind playing games just continue. This series won´t have much of a future at this rate...the writing is awful. The program originally had a general appeal and a good musical accompaniment (violin). The women come and go, but the whining just continues. Delia doesn´t have much dialogue, yet she should. Her face is pivotal in that family. Either make Nina Wiznik leave with Jake or initiate some kind of relationship with Andy...without a reality check by the writers, I don´t see any future for the series.moreless
  • Kyle (Steven R. McQueen) \\\"comes out\\\" as gay and wise viewers should be saying, \\\"Well, duh.\\\"

    9.1
    \\\"Everwood\\\" has had a mixed cannon when it comes to how gay male characters are depicted. In the first season \\\"Carl\\\" (Dylan Walsh) came out as the family man with a secret male lover, and soon left town. In the fourth season, \\\"\\\"Reid\\\" was introuced (Justin Bardoni) as the guy that people mistaknely thought was gay, but it would seem that this was something of a \\\"clever\\\" distraction for the real coming out of high school teen; Kyle.



    Kyle was not a sterotypical \\\"screaming queen\\\", but he was the smart and senitive suburbian teen that needs Ephram Brown to tutor him (for free) in piano, and in life. Smart Everwood viewers would see some hints that the young teen was about to stumble out of the closet. Aside from being \\\"senititive\\\" type, Kyle was seen being bullied by the \\\"cool\\\" school jocks, demonstrated no interest in the opposite sex and always seemed to have something on his mind.



    The actual \\\"outing\\\" where Ephram tells Kyle that it is ok to be gay, is a heartfelt highlight of the show\\\'s final season. The entire episode is peppered with some great diologue, but it is more about Ephram worried that he might be a homophobe, then about what is going through Kyle\\\'s mind.



    Two episodes later we learn that Kyle gets accepted into a prestigious music school, has \\\"told\\\" his mother, and is moving away with her to New York city. Granted it would have meant more if the outing had come from an established character, that had been around since the begining (i.e. \"Willow\" in \"Buffy The Vampire Slayer\"), but the amount of character development given to Kyle is enough to make it a great episode.moreless
  • Kyle coming out really made this episode amazing.

    9.8
    I loved this episode. It was the best of the season, I think, and on par with some classic ones. What really made this episode amazing was Kyle's coming out. Just the way it happened, and the scenes between Ephram and Kyle were great. I thought that the issue was dealt with so well, and it was realistic on both parts. Loved it.



    The other plots were good too (Doc. Abbot's "No" on the application, Bright and Hannah sick together, etc.) but the whole episode was totally worth it, even for the one scene in Kyle's room, after Ephram clues in.



    Great episode.moreless
  • what a loss for the women!!

    9.2
    Kyle's situation is so sad, and to know that there are people out there that might feel the same is a huge revelation... I never would've guessed this outcome; at first, I thought exactly what Ephram thought, that he was more of a loner, and outcast, but when Dr. Brown suggested him being gay, I was definetely surprised. I have to say that my favorite part of the show was when Ephram was in Kyle's room asking him about it. It was a very touching scene. Oh, and before I forget, thank god that Amy didn't appear in this episode, she was starting to get on my nerves.moreless
  • a phenomenal one.

    10
    I'm stunned to see what happened on this episode that I saw earlier this morning since I programmed for my dvr to recorded this. Wow, it has blew my mind off.



    this eighteen year old want to have check-up to see if she have a breast cancer gene. Wow, she must be very deserpate to get rid of cancer in her, but she's so awfully young. Perhaps, her cancer could've grown inside of her anytime. I'm very shocking that she refused to give the best fight of all.



    She want to get rid of cancer inside of her. So, that's why andy suggest for her to having this surgery. Oh, wow, this episode has remind me of something. My dad's ex-girlfriend..she has this breast cancer too as well.



    She fought and finally beat the cancer! That has to be painful for everyone to lose their loved ones. That's why I think this episode is so phenomenal!



    As far kyle go, Ephram think that he's gay! Whoa, that's a strong one from him. I believe that kyle is just too shy. As Ephram and Kyle met each other again..I starts to understand what he have been through! He must have been struggling with his high school life.



    Oh well, but I love when I learned about this rare illnes that hannah and her boyfriend have! I laughed pretty much harder, they can't stop control themselves! They're acting like monkey! hahaha.



    another good ones!



    The storylines seemed to be stick it together very well. This episode has reveal so much where we understand and learn the life about cancer and etc.



    I like that.



    this episode deserves to be 10.0! That's it for now. But, in the end, I was stunned to see that somebody got in car accident! I got freak out and I want to know who got car accident! This can't be Ephram!! If it is..oh, gosh! I hope he's okay!!moreless
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)

Brooke Nevin

Brooke Nevin

Ellie Newhoff

Guest Star

Laura Regan

Laura Regan

Ruth Newhoff

Guest Star

Steven R. McQueen

Steven R. McQueen

Kyle Hunter

Recurring Role

Justin Baldoni

Justin Baldoni

Reid Bardem

Recurring Role

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