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Season 2 Episode 20

Do or Die

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Apr 26, 2004 on The WB
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Episode Summary

Ephram and Amy decide to go to prom together as friends, but Amy can't get up the nerve to tell Ephram that she has feelings for him after they run into his ex-girlfriend Madison and Amy realizes that he's still nursing a broken heart. Meanwhile, Linda decides it may be time to leave Everwood behind, and Andy's mentor, Dr. Donald Douglas (guest star Philip Baker Hall), asks him to perform risky brain surgery on a patient who turns out to be Dr. Douglas himself.moreless

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  • Classic Bright

    I love this episode. I love Bright. Need I say more?? This is just a classic episode, I enjoy the Andy story line and the Linda part is good, but really, it is Bright.

    He is freaking hilarious and this episode is where the audience really gets to see him in all his glory. Aside from that, the Ephram / Amy story line is very important and essential to the story.

    Simply put, this episode is a series classic. Watch it and understand why Everwood is the greatest family drama of all time.

    I will leave this review with a quote from the episode:

    "Can you belive it? Four dates. God! I rule!"moreless
John Beasley

John Beasley

Irv Harper/ Narrator

Marcia Cross

Marcia Cross

Dr. Linda Abbott

Sarah Lancaster

Sarah Lancaster

Madison Kellner

Debra Mooney

Debra Mooney

Nurse Edna Abbott Harper

Tom Amandes

Tom Amandes

Dr. Harold Abbott Jr.

Gregory Smith

Gregory Smith

Ephram Brown

Philip Baker Hall

Philip Baker Hall

Dr. Donald Douglas

Guest Star

Jess Weixler

Jess Weixler


Guest Star

Cali Carlin

Cali Carlin


Guest Star

Gavin Sheehan

Gavin Sheehan

Student (Uncredited), Mini-Mart Guy, Train Station Traveler

Recurring Role

Merrilyn Gann

Merrilyn Gann

Rose Abbott

Recurring Role

Jan Felt

Jan Felt


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • The Brown's Address is 2719 Dearborn.

    • Goof: As Dr. Douglass, Dr. Brown, and Delia are having breakfast, Dr. Douglass faints. When Dr. Brown tells to Delia to call 911, he calls her Vivien by mistake.

    • The hairdresser in town is named Roxanne.
      Note that Bright rented the Winnebago from the car dealer Phil, the same used car dealer that Ephram got his car from.
      The Abbotts' neighbors are the Sullivans.

    • Goof: As Bright is sitting down to lunch with Amy, Amy is breaking apart some food. When the scene switches cameras, she is already chewing on the food, even though you never see her put anything in her mouth.

      Goof: When Amy walks in on Ephram and Madison talking at the convenience store, sometimes her hair is over her shoulder, and sometimes it isn't.

  • QUOTES (25)

    • (Bright trying to convince Amy and Ephram to go with the "Promebago")
      Bright: No, you don't get it. My life is about to start to suck. Big time. I'm going to be that weird guy who graduates and never leaves. Like Johnny Richter.
      Amy: That guy who works at Sal's?
      Bright: See, he doesn't even work there. You just think he does 'cause he hangs out there so much. C'mon, guys. I need this night to be awesome.

    • Ephram: I've got five girls competing not to go out with me.

    • Amy: There has to be some way we can enjoy this.
      Ephram: Sedated.

    • Ephram: How does he do it?
      Amy: What, act like a moron? It comes naturally.

    • Bright: Can you believe it? Four dates. God, I rule.

    • Amy: There's just no point. If Ephram wanted to go with me, he would ask me.
      Bright: No he wouldn't.
      Amy: Yes he would.
      Bright: Do you think he's a glutton for punishment? A total glutton for punishment? You rejected the guy like six-hundred times last year. He's not gonna out on a limb and ask you. Even if he was dying to.

    • Doctor Douglas: Do this, Andy; get your place back.
      Andy: I don't want my place back.
      Doctor Douglas: Your reputation.
      Andy: I don't care what people think of me.
      Dr. Douglas: Then do it because this patient needs you and you need him.

    • Andy: I didn't do anything wrong with Colin. Not a thing.

    • Amy: If I ask him again, he's going to know that I like him.

    • Andy: How do you know?
      Edna: Because I'm older and smarter then you are. And better looking.

    • Ephram: (about Bright) How does he do it?
      Amy: What? Act like a moron? It comes naturally to him.

    • Harold: (To Linda) Family isn't a life? Forgive me for being confused.

    • Andy: (To Ephram) We're not as dumb and clueless as they think we are!

    • Ephram: Has Paige been sampling her little brother's Ritalin again?
      Amy: It's just something about prom that freaks everyone out.

    • Bright: (To Amy) What are you holding out for anyways? Ephram. You're holding out for Ephram.

    • Amy (To Bright): It's not a thing. Just, I like him.

    • Bright: (To Amy) I've got to narrow it down to my top six choices. Today after lunch the girls compete for the final challenge: tying maraschino cherry stems with their tongues. And then we wrap it up tomorrow with the interview.

    • Linda: (To Harold) Harry, this is my situation. I am not a practicing physician anymore. I am not a member of this community in good standing anymore. And I am no, dating Andy Brown anymore. That's the reality and it's not going to change.

    • Andy: What if I'm wrong?
      Edna: You weren't.
      Andy: How do you know?
      Edna: Because I'm older and smarter than you are, and better looking.
      Andy: I agree with the last part, but I miss her.

    • Bright: Man, you've got a higher kill rate than the marines. None of these guys are good enough for ya?
      Amy: None of these guys make me think that prom is going to be anything other than depressing and long.

    • Narrator Irv: There are things that go without saying and there are things better left unsaid. There are things that should never be uttered out loud and there are things you've got to hear to believe. But the ones that stay with us are the things we long to say, but don't.

    • Madison: Did you get Mr. Holemback's limo?
      Ephram: No, we got something else. Bigger, but weirder.

    • Andy: (To Doc. Douglas) I learned from you how to be as cold, as calculated, as brutal as greatness requires.

    • Harold (To Linda): Explaining loyalty to you is like describing colors to the blind. You just never get it. Just run, like you always do. I never thought you'd stay anyway.

    • Harold: The man should be forcibly removed from the town.
      Linda: For what, withholding affection?
      Harold: For being an idiot.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Ephram: Is it just me, or is that one–Suzie–exactly like Jerri from Survivor?
      Jerri was one of the more aggressive contestants on the CBS reality show Survivor.