Everwood

Season 1 Episode 22

Fear Itself

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 12, 2003 on The WB
9.0
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Resentful at being forced to accompany Andy and Irv to a remote lake cabin, Ephram takes a small boat out alone and his inexperience leads to a serious accident and a night of terror for Andy. Meanwhile, Colin and his parents must decide whether to allow Dr. Brown to perform a second dangerous surgery; and Nina confronts her husband Carl after she accidentally discovers he is having an affair.moreless

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  • Surgeries, tragic drama you name it, this episode has it.

    8.7
    Surgeries, tragic drama you name it, this episode has it. Oh I absolutely can't wait till Season 3 comes here in Asia, it is like going to be paradise for me when I see that episode I just couldn't wait till I see it, I just can't it would be amazing if I would see it.
  • Lots of adventure! One of the best from season one.

    10
    Wow, I loved this episode. I was soooo afraid that Ephram was gonna be seriously hurt. I was so relieved when they found them! And I felt so bad when Nina found out about Carl's affair. That must have been so awful for her. She'd stood by him and waited for him for years... and he left her for a man? Gosh... she was so crushed. It was acted really well. I noticed she was a guest star for season one. I'm super glad they kept her on board, because she's awesome. I also thought Irv was great as well! Wonderful episode.moreless
  • Father's Fear

    9.6
    This was the second to last episode of season 1 right before the dramatic first season finale, 'Home.' Just about every character in this episode faced some sort of fear in some way. Lets break it down.



    Edna & Irv: I could very well understand both these character's arguments. First we have Edna, whose second husband just suffered from a heart attack, so Edna being concerned for Irv's safety is very understandable and shows how much she loves him. I mean, keep in mind that she lost her first husband, so it's only natural for her to be so protective over Irv (especially considering the circumstances).



    Clockwise, I can also see where Irv is coming from. He had a heart attack, sure, but he's thinking that he's well now and he just wants to put it behind him and go back to how things used to be. I know when I get sick or end up in the hospital, I just want to forget it when it's over with. Yet Edna wouldn't let him forget what had happened. Irv takes this fishing trip to relax every year, so I can understand him getting upset with her when she suggested either she tag along or he doesn't go at all. I'm glad Dr. Brown was there and could be so kind to propose to make it a "guys weekend."



    Ephram & Andy: This storyline really brought these two closer together, as we got to see just how worried Andy got and how sorry Ephram was for tricking Irv into letting him take the boat out. Personally, I have mixed feelings about Andy making Ephram go on the fishing trip with him and Irv. On one hand, Andy just wanted to show Ephram that he can't just goof off instead of studying, and wanted to show him who is the parent in the house. On the other hand, you can't just bring a kid to the middle of no where in the middle of no where (haha) and expect him to study the whole time without wanting to go out on the lake, or do something else. Irv's right-sometimes I think Andy can be too hard on Ephram, though he does mean well. Anyway, flash forward to when Andy and Ephram are talking in one of the cabin's bedrooms after his recuse-it was nice to see them have a sweet talk. I'm glad they apologized, and I'm glad Andy is letting him go to New York for the whole summer.



    The Harts & Colin: The Harts' situation is a very difficult one as they have to make a decision whether to put Colin through another dangerous surgery. I mean, here their son had a coma for six months and then one day he wakes up and is all better-to them, it's like they have the old Colin back. They don't want anything to threaten that. They feel (and Colin) that since letting him go without surgery and putting him through it both have major life threatenin risks, it's better to just act like everything is ok in their magical world. It is very understandable as them being parents. And Colin's fear is also understandable. He doesn't want to go through it all again: post-op, rehab, etc., and for what? Dr. Brown even said he can't guarentee him anything. Also, Colin doesn't want to put his loved ones through the pain again (especially Amy) that they went through the first time. Andy and Mr. Hart's conversation at the end really touched me, as it looked liked it also did Mr. Hart. I'm glad the Harts come through in the end.



    Random Rants:



    ~It was very shocking to hear that man's voice on the phone that Nina was talking to. How sad that this man she's loved was really living a double life. Her story is really just starting to be told, and hopefully the writers will continue it in season 2



    ~Anyone else find Ephram's manipulative side in this episode a tad disturbing and unlike him?



    ~Would Irv really have been so irresponsible as to go against Andy's orders, and Let Ephram, a minor, go out on the boat alone?



    ~Nina's single! Does this mean a possible Nina/Andy romance in season 2? Lets hope so!



    ~Amy wasn't too selfish or bitchy in this episode-but then again, she wasn't in it that much, period.



    ~Still not much or no airtime for Delia and Bright? Will the writers ever give them a real storyline? Or should The WB rename this show "Ephram's Creek"?

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John Beasley

John Beasley

Irv Harper/ Narrator

Debra Mooney

Debra Mooney

Nurse Edna Abbott Harper

Tom Amandes

Tom Amandes

Dr. Harold Abbott Jr.

Gregory Smith

Gregory Smith

Ephram Brown

Stephanie Niznik

Stephanie Niznik

Nina Feeny

Merrilyn Gann

Merrilyn Gann

Rose Abbott (recurring Seasons 1, 2)

Dylan Walsh

Dylan Walsh

Carl Feeney

Guest Star

Jamie Strohfelot

Jamie Strohfelot

The Technician

Guest Star

Stephanie Niznik

Stephanie Niznik

Nina Feeny

Recurring Role

Mike Erwin

Mike Erwin

Colin Hart

Recurring Role

Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn

James Hart

Recurring Role

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    • Nina: (To person on the phone) Hello... hello. Stop calling here. Look, I know who this is and don't ever call him again. Do you hear me? He told me all about you. What you had is over. He's home with his family, with his son, with me. He loves me. Do you understand?
      Man's voice: (To Nina) I'm sorry. Tell him I'm sorry.

    • Ephram: I'm sorry I scared you.
      Andy: And I'm sorry I kidnapped you and took you to the Unabomber fantasy camp.

    • Colin: I can't ask you to stay with me, Amy. Not again. You've been through this before, and I know how much it hurt you. I don't even know what's gonna happen now. I'm not getting better, Amy, and I might get worse. You don't want to deal with that again.
      Amy: How do you know what I want?
      Colin: Look, I know you wouldn't leave, if I asked you to stay. You're too good of a person.
      Amy: Are you kidding me? Colin, I didn't go to that hospital every day because I thought you missed me. I went because I missed you.

    • Harold: I could talk to him, if you'd like, Dr. Brown. I wouldn't enjoy it, mind you, but I could do that for you, if you'd like.
      Amy: I wish I would have told someone when I knew he was getting this sick. I never should have pretended that I didn't see it. I don't know why I did that.

    • Andy: My dad used to say there's a thin line between fishing and sitting in a boat getting drunk.
      Irv: It's a fine line to straddle.

    • Delia: (To video game) Die you scum, die.

    • Irv: Andy, would you tell her that I don't have to stop living to stay alive.
      Andy: Well, you know Edna...
      Edna: Shut up.

    • Colin: Is there anyone in your family you're still talking to?
      Amy: Down to my Mom. Dinner is getting kinda tense.

    • Andy: Smell that air Ephram.
      Ephram: I should have just stayed home and huffed a Pine-Sol.

    • Narration during prologue: They say that patience is a virtue, that good things come to those who wait. Of course, they also say, he who hesitates is lost. Unfortunately sometimes what looks like patience on the outside is really fear underneath like so much sheep's clothing wrapped around a very clever wolf.

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