Everwood

Season 4 Episode 5

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 27, 2005 on The WB
9.3
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On a camping trip with Andy and Harold, Ephram reveals the true reason why he returned to Everwood and Bright contemplates a sex-free relationship with Hannah after she tells him that she doesn't believe in pre-marital sex. Meanwhile, Amy grows even more emotionally confused when Reid (guest star Justin Baldoni) asks her to go with him to a Halloween fund-raiser. Jake (Scott Wolf) and Edna's working relationship is put to the test when Jake treats a 40 year-old woman who has stress urinary incontinence.

Edna has been quite perplexed lately as Jake is opening up his private office more for surgical procedures and botox sessions. Also, Ephram learns more about his mysterious piano student, Kyle (guest star Steven R. McQueen, movie legend Steve McQueen's grandson). Ephram meets Kyle's mother, Tracy, and she thanks Ephram for all he has done for him. He also gets an insight on why Kyle is the way he is, which leaves Ephram more convinced that Kyle is just like him.moreless

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  • On a camping trip with Andy and Harold, Ephram reveals the true reason he returned to Everwood and Bright contemplates a sex-free relationship with Hannah after she tells him that she doesn\\\\\\\'t believe in pre-marital sex.moreless

    10
    I just watched this episode and I love it!!

    But I hated the fact that Bright was thinking about breaking up with Hannah because she doesnt believe i n pre-marital sex, its just rediculous!! But luckely he didnt :) because they are a very cute couple.

    And I thought it was very cute when Reid kissed Amy but I do think its a pity for Ephram because he still loves her.

    Its really a great serie and if you dont watch it you should watch it even its one time because it a great show!!

    And Saskia: I wont stop writing reviews :)moreless
  • If I could, I'd rate this 20! It's the best episode of Everwood I've seen... by the end I was bawling like a baby

    10
    I can't tell you how well written this episode was... I wasn't expecting much, because the preview didn't seem very exciting. Boy was I wrong! So much happened! Reid makes it clear he likes Amy... Eprham admits to his dad that he's still in love with Amy... and the best story-line of all--Bright decides he has to break it off with Hannah because she doesn't want to have pre-marital sex. But he can't go through with it. I was in tears, because it was so clear that he is in love with her. As he was standing at her door, I just kept saying in my mind "Don't hurt her Bright... don't break her heart!" Man, my mind was really after watching it. A+!moreless
  • Sex and scarecrows

    8.7
    There must be something in the air that has TV producers putting a Halloween theme into their shows. It's been a long time since I've seen the holiday abound(either in the forefront or background)on shows. Everwood finally acknowledges the holiday, but it's mostly in the background. With such a rural, mountain town like Everwood, I figured Halloween would fit right in nicely. But this really isn't a Halloween episode. What it is is another finely tuned and written episode. I titled this episode "character development" because there is a lot of that going on in this particular episode. How so?. Bright has been going through new developments for a while now, and that very much continues in this episode. Everything with his dad and his drama with Hannah. I will get to that when we get there. There is character development with Edna with the facts that Dr. Dimples lays out to her. Some with Reid, Kyle, and there is further devlopments with Ephram and Andy. Everwood has always been a show that allows it's characters to change. Sometimes for the better, and sometimes for the worse. But overall, it allows them to be human. That is great writing. That is great drama. It's not interesting in the least if everyone stays the same, and the show just stands still in some kind of suspeneded animation. I was a little disappointed that we got so little of Rose in this one. After finding out that she is no longer the Mayor of the town she has resided over for 12 years, and learned that her cancer is gone, I expected a follow up. But I guess that is to come sooner or later. Anyways, this was another strong and worthy episode. I think every episode is strong and worthy. So, what happened this week?...



    Let's begin with the male bonding father/son camping trip that is going on. This is an annual thing. Harold tells Andy that every year the Abbott men become one with nature. It's something that he and Bright do and share. Andy wishes he had something like that with Ephram besides yelling and slamming doors("which we are really good at"). Harold invites Andy to come along and to bring Ephram. Andy lets Harold know that they don't like nature. Bright learns that Ephram and his dad were asked, but Ephram said no. Bright pretty much lays the guilt trip oon Ephram, and he eventually agrees to go. Andy is surprised. The remainder of the camping storyline was effective and beautifully shot. The outdoor scenes were exceptionally beautiful, and it's what makes Everwood 'Everwood'. Needless to say, the father/son bonding thing doesn't exactly turn out the way Harold intended it to be, but it was quite a success for Ephram and Andy. The two are getting along and things are better between them. This is something great to see indeed. The two have a talk, alone, around the campfire. They ask each other questions and the other has to answer. Andy tells Ephram that he wanted to do this because he wanted to spend time with him. This was a nice moment. Ephram's big reveal comes when Andy asks him why he really came back home. Ephram's answer?. He is still in love with Amy. He thought about it and realized that she was the best thing that ever happened to him and he screwed it all up. I wished Ephram could of realized that when we were all thinking the same thing when the Madison bomb dropped last season!. But this was a great moment, and a great scene for father and son.



    Bright's development?. Harold Brighton Abbott has been on a changing path for a while now. No more so than when he finally realized and admitted his feelings to Hannah. Their ongoing relationship found him in a totally new place, and Bright was doing well as he learned more and more, and grew more and more. His firt step of development in this episode is when he finally takes a step up to Harold and tells him how he feels. This camping thing is not really his thing anymore, and he doesn't care for how Harold still kinda treats him like some little kid. Harold is not upset at all, but wants to know where this is coming from. But Bright's big moment in this ep is with Hannah. We all know that Bright loves the ladies and has had plenty of sex, but his life is changed when Hannah informs him that she does not believe in pre-marital sex. This stops Bright dead in his tracks. He has never faced something like this before. He is in uncharted territory. Bright is uncertain about what to do or what to think. He tells Ephram that he is breaking up with Hannah. Right then you want to strangle him for being stupid. But things change again. Bright comes home and sees Hannah being her usual adorable, irresistable self, and playing around with Sam. He had come to tell her the bad news, but doesn't. He sees how special she is. She is the greatest thing that has ever happened to him, and he knows it. Bright is growing and maturing, and his ongoing development is one of the best, if not the best, on the show. Chris Pratt has turned into a fine actor, able to be oafishly funny one minute, and poignantly human the next. He and Hannah are pure joy.



    The Reid/Amy thing is not as interesting as it could have been. She knows that Reid is not gay, and gets excited when he asks her to come to a Halloween fundraiser thing. She perceives this as a date. When she gets there, she learns that she is just an actor in one Halloween scene where she is to be dressed up as a scarecrow. She is obviously crushed, but we saw this one coming. On the upside, Amy was the cutest scarecrow I have ever seen in my life. Being the good friend she is, Hannah comes to Amy's resuce and takes over to let her saddened friend go home. But lo and behold, Reid comes by the next day to see how she is. They kiss. I wasn't really feeling this at all because it was so sudden. The kiss just came out of nowhere and it didn't ring true to me at all. It would of been much more interesting if Reid was gay, but nobody knew. Then Amy could continue to try and everyone would wonder why it isn't working and what Reid's mystery is. That would of been much more interesting. As of now, this one really isn't rocking my boat.



    Is Edna not with it?. Edna gets perturbed that Jake is using the office for more frivolous procedures as Botox and other beautification means of work. They are getting swamped. When Edna finally snaps, Jake tells her that she is behind the times. She is missing out on all that is out there. New procedures and the like. It's not just about Botox and that stuff. You wanna smack Jake and tell him that Edna is a nurse. Not a make-up artist. But does he have a point?. Either she stands up to it, or she steps out. Edna realizes what he is saying and signs up for some classes on how to use this new machine. She and Jake reach an understanding. On a side note, I am glad that Irv was there, and I am glad that the writers have such strong consistency in their scripts and have Irv still going on with his book deal. Other than that, it was just nice that Edna had a part this week!.



    In the end, this wasn't my favorite episode, but it was a good one. Ephram learns a bit more about Kyle and his parents which sheds some light on things. But we saw that coming too when Ephram mentioned his trip with his dad. Anyways, Tom Amandes directed this episode, and he did a bang up job, especially capturing the beauty of the outdoors. It was nice to see Harold as the bumbling taskmastr again too. That's always fun to watch. Speaking of consistency, Nina makes the comment to Andy about exposing Delia to porn and vibrators. Nice one writers!. The pre-marital sex aspect was heartfelt and very effective. "7th Heaven" is doing that subject, but on a much lower level. That show needs to take lessons from this one.moreless
  • I hated that Bright thought about breaking up with Hannah.

    8.1
    I liked that Bright didn't but it made me mad that he almost did. I liked the thing between Edna and Dr. Hartman. I liked that someone finally put her in her place. I also liked that Delia advised Andy to give Ephram space on the camping trip. Ephram telling Andy that he is still in love with Amy wasn't anything new.
  • He still loves her!

    9.5
    As always, Everwood continues to have great episodes this season. Ephram finally admits to his dad during their camping trip that the reason he came back to Everwood was because he still loved Amy. How sweet was that? It's just too bad that she's all into that Reid boy. Granted, he's really good-looking (and apparently not gay like Bright assumed) and intelligent (there's just something about a guy who's in medical school) but even with all of those qualities, he's still no Ephram. But something just tells me that Ephram and Amy will work out their issues and get together by season's end. Yup. And Bright. Wow. I will be so mad if he decides to break up with Hannah because she won't have sex with him. Hopefully it won't have to come to that. Also, I like the storyline with Ephram helping that kid with the piano. He's so much like Ephram that it's interesting to see how he deals with someone that acted exactly like he did. Sigh. Don't you just love that teen angst.moreless
Tom Amandes

Tom Amandes

Dr. Harold Abbott Jr.

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

Jessica Tuck

Jessica Tuck

Bonnie

Guest Star

Susanne Sutchy

Susanne Sutchy

Jessica Hunter

Guest Star

Kellie Brotherson

Kellie Brotherson

Alice

Guest Star

Steven R. McQueen

Steven R. McQueen

Kyle

Recurring Role

Justin Baldoni

Justin Baldoni

Reid Bardem

Recurring Role

Ben Hammond

Ben Hammond

Sam Feeney

Recurring Role

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