Season 4 Episode 6

Free Fall

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 03, 2005 on The WB
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Episode Summary

In hopes of mending Andy and Jake's friendship, Nina suggests the two men go to counseling together. Meanwhile, Andy breaks the news to Ephram that Amy may be seeing someone new; Harold helps Rose find new direction after losing the mayoral reelection campaign; Ephram realizes that Kyle's (guest star Steven R. McQueen, movie legend Steve McQueen's grandson) life may be more complicated than he originally thought.moreless

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  • Nina wants Andy and Jake to be friends,she suggests they go to counseling together.Andy tells Ephram that Amy kissed someone,Harold helps Rose find new direction in life,Ephram realizes that Kyle's life may be more complicated than he thought.moreless

    Andy tells Ephram that Amy is seeing someone. He seems hurt. I felt sorry for him. Nina and Andy obviously still have a thing for each other. It is just a matter of time when they'll realize that they can't be just friends. Jake and Andy are going counseling like some married couple to see what's the problem and this was one funny part! Ephram talks with Kyle and takes him to a public place to play the piano. We see that he's really proud because he thinks he can prepare Kyle for Julliard. Amy tries to forget Ephram,Reid and her went on a date,but then Reid doesn't call Amy. In the end, Amy, Ephram, Bright and Hannah are 'throwing' pizza dough, talking and laughing together, this was cool.moreless
  • Laughed a lot

    I like Everwood, overall I smile a few times and I get entertained every week, but this episode....!!!

    I laughed out loud.

    I thought the Jake and dr. Brown session was hillarious.

    The way they sometimes looked at eachother was unique.

    I also like Bright and Hannah together.

    They rae so good for eachother and I\'m not so sure what to think of Reed and Amy.

    I want her to het back with Ephrim because I think they belong together and it will probably be in the cards for them later on.

    I also hope Andy and Nina will get their act together. I like her with Jake, don\'t get me wrong, but aren\'t we all rooting for Andy???moreless
  • In hopes of mending Andy and Jake’s friendship, Nina suggests the two men go to counseling together.

    This is a great episode!

    I loved the couseling sesion with Andy and Jake. It was very funny and finnaly Jake sad whats really bottering him! And it was just very amusing :P

    It a pity that Reid and Amy have a 'relationship' for Eprham, when he ask Amy out and she sad no because of her date with Reid, and I felt very sorry for Ephram.

    I still think that Ephram should get a haircut, because this hair is really horrible :P

    And Amy and Hannah sad already a few times that Reid is pretty but I really think he is ugly :S and I wish they took a cuter boy instead of him.moreless
  • Everwood at its comical best!

    This is by far one of the funniest episodes of Everwood this season. The therapy session was funnier then I thought it would be. My favorite line is when Andy says, (I'm not quite sure this is word for word)"Nothing says fun then to have therapy with another guy". That was a hoot! And I'm beginning to like the relationship Ephram has with Kyle.But I really enjoyed Harold and Rose in this episode, Harold is just so...quirky and funny.Although, he was pushy with helping Rose get back on the horse in finding a new career so soon after being cleared of cancer. The final scene was really sweet though especially when Rose told her husband, the best part of beating cancer is having more time with him and then they hugged. Tom Amandes and Merrilyn Gann are great together on-screen, the relationship between Harold and Rose is so real and mature. And of course, bonus: they are very talented. Merrilyn has always played her character with grace and heart, and was even more convincing with portraying a cancer patient on Everwood. Tom Amandes definitely cracks me up, but he has this natural tendency to move and inspire me.

    Besides that. I love how Bright and Hannah's relationship is also blossoming. She is so good for him, if anything he is changing because of her. They just also look so cute together.

    I wonder about the whole Amy and Reid thing. I think she should get back together with Ephram. Ephram looked so hurt that she had plans for a date in this one.

    The last scene was funny too. FOOD FIGHT!!

    All in all, it made my day.moreless
  • Therapy for everyone

    Episode six continues in a nice, consistent way, This was a solid episode, but not the greatest one. Quite frankly, I don't think any of the last four episodes were anywhere near as good as the first two. The Amy/Reid thing is not all that interesting. Neither is the character of Reid himself. As I have written before, it would of been more interesting if Reid was gay but nobody knew, and everyone would wonder why he is the way he is and why he would continuously put down Amy's advances. So, that triangle/romance really isn't doing it for me. I am not a fan of the Kyle/Ephram thing, although that changes in this episode. I will get to that in a minute. The therapy session between Andy and Jake was funny and interesting, but in general, the love triangle they are in with Nina hasn't been as great as it could of been. Basically, the only two things that have been great about this season and are consistently brilliant is the ongoing drama with Harold and Rose, and the wonderful and sweet blossoming relationship between Bright and Hannah. Everything about these two ongoing storylines has been fantastic and incredibly done. This is the best work Tom Amandes, Merilynn Gann, Sarah Drew, and Chris Pratt have done. They continue to amaze and satisfy. I am not totally into this season as I have been with the previous three. It's still great and my number one favorite show, but I don't think season 4 is as good as the previous ones. Well, at least not yet anyways. But what happened this week in our beautiful little mountain town?. Read on and find out...

    Where to begin first?. Let's go with the Andy/Nina/Jake thing. As we have seen, Jake knows about Andy's feelings for Nina and him kissing her right when he was moving in. Jake doesn't like Andy and doesn't want anything to do with him. He no longer can even say a simple 'hi' to him. Nina likes the idea of two men fighting over her, but she wants this to stop and for everyone to be able to deal with it and act rationally. Andy agrees to that, and says that he will do whatever it takes to make things better. Nina ambushes Jake at dinner and gets him to agree to work on his attitude towards Andy. Nina is happy and tells Andy that she has set up an appointment for him and Jake to speak with a therapist. Just the thought of this is funny in it's own right. So, Andy and Jake sit down at Nina's with the therapist. Not a lot is said, but what is is both funny and informative. Andy and Jake both acting like little boys insulting each other on the school playground. Hilarious. But Andy and Jake's ongoing discussion opens a new door and a surprising revelation from Jake. Andy thinks this is all about Nina, but Jake opens up a bit and tells him that it has nothing to do with Nina. It has to do with what Andy represents. He's this famous surgeon who is on the cover of all these prestigious magazines, and then decides to move here and serve the people for free. And who exactly is Jake?. How can he compare?. How can he relate?. How can he win in the long run when he's up against that?. At least, this is what I got from it. It was also very cool of Andy to not tell Nina exactly what happened or what Jake said. Jake tells her that it went well, and Andy agrees. Is all settled?. Did Jake say anything else important and revealing?. I guess time will tell as the season goes along. Treat and Scott were both really good, and the humorous part of the session was funny indeed. This was the first time the Andy/Nina/Jake triangle has really pulled me in. Actually look forward to seeing where this will go from here.

    The abbott parents have been the most interesting adults on the show for a long time, and continue to be so. Rose is cancer free, but she is no longer the Mayor. What is she to do now?. Harold overreacts and pushes as he is known to do and tries to get Rose back up on the horse. He tries to help her find a new occupation, but Rose doesn't know what to think. She has her life back now, but nothing to do with it. No job. She is confused as to where her place is now, and Harold's good natured help is only confusing her more. Add in the fact that Harold informs her that women her age lapse into depression and working women are healthier and so on. What does Harold expect from Rose?. She just went through this horrific ordeal with cancer, and she lost the job she has been occupied with for 12 years. She has to find herself again first before anything else. Harold also learns that she had booked a family vacation to Africa when she thought she wouldn't make it, but she canceled it. Harold books it again, but this time just for the two of them. The Abbott's have been incredible and brilliant since the last half of season three. Tom Amandes is wonderful as always, and Merilynn Gann portrays a cancer survivor with all of this happening to her with talent and grace. They seem so much like a real couple. They are always good stuff.

    The boring aspect of the episode was devoted to the Amy/Reid storyline. This is just not all that interesting to me. Amy is confused about Reid's feelings for her. He kisses her on a whim and then asks her out for a reading. She doesn't hear from him and then he just takes her home and so on. She wants to know where he stands. Reid does like her, but he is looking for something casual instead of serious. This is something new for Amy. To me, Amy and Reid don't have any spark. I am just not getting anything from the two of them together. Andy informs Ephram that he believes Amy is seeing one, but Ephram refuses to believe it, until Amy confirms this to him. The last scene with Amy, Bright, Hannah, and Ephram laughing and having a good time was a nice scene, and was great to see them like that. Otherwise, this one just isn't floating my boat.

    To my surprise, The Kyle scenario with Ephram interested me in this episode. I have never really liked Kyle, but I warmed up to him in this one. Ephram was really great to him here and what he did. Ephram learns more about Kyle's not so great life, and feels for him when Kyle tells him that he couldn't afford Julliard's entrance fee, or flight tickets, and so on. Kyle won't accept Ephram's charity, but sly Ephram takes Kyle on a day out and winds up at a piano in some lodge of some sort. Kyle plays and makes tips. Ephram, good one my friend. The growing relationship between the two warms up and develops, and comes to a better understanding. Steven McQueen is getting better in his part, and this was his best episode so far. This was a touching, fell good entry in the Kyle/Ephram storyline.

    All in all, "Free Fall" is a solid and interesting episode. Some revealing things come out with Kyle and Jake, and Amy letting Ephram know that she is dating. The therapy session was great, Ephram's gesture for Kyle was touching, and the elder Abbott's continue to amaze. Plus, the ongoing humor of Bright's slobby ways is funny. "Free Fall" is another solid and worthy installment of the series.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)

Lisa Howard

Lisa Howard

Dr. Leslie Hammon

Guest Star

Steven R. McQueen

Steven R. McQueen


Recurring Role

Justin Baldoni

Justin Baldoni

Reid Bardem

Recurring Role

Ben Hammond

Ben Hammond

Sam Feeney

Recurring Role

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    • Nina: Yeah, but he's a plastic surgeon from L.A. People think Jake is going to make them look like Jessica Simpson.
      Jake: Aw, that's sweet of you, babe.
      Sam: I like Linsday Lohan better.

      Jessica Simpson is a singer/actress who has starred in numerous movies and the MTV reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica.

      Lindsay Lohan is an actress who has starred in The Parent Trap and Mean Girls, among other films. She has also released several CDs.

    • Ephram: (To Kyle) Well, it's a lot of money, but, I mean, it's not like Bill Gates kind of money.

      Bill Gates is the founder and former CEO of Microsoft. He has often topped Forbes magazine's list of the world's wealthiest people.

    • Ephram: (To Andy, referring to the cookies in the kitchen) Wow, it looks like you and Mrs. Fields hooked up and threw a rager.

      Mrs. Fields is a chain of retail stores and a brand known for its fresh-baked cookies and brownies. The company's headquarters is located in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, not far from some of the locations where Everwood was filmed.