Everwood

Season 4 Episode 8

So Long, Farewell...

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 17, 2005 on The WB
9.2
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With Hannah leaving for Minnesota in a few days with her mother (guest star Jayne Brook, "Chicago Hope"), Bright and Amy find themselves taking the loss of their girlfriend and best friend, respectively, harder than even they expected. Jake sets out on a high-risk bike trip with his friend, Cliff (guest star Simon Rex), that takes a near fatal turn; Andy and Harold uncharacteristically decide to go skydiving after hearing of Jake's daredevil ways; and Reid (guest star Justin Baldoni) keeps his promise to Ephram and backs off from pursuing Amy, leaving her feeling all the more lonely.
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  • Love Everwood. Worst Episode...

    8.2
    i have seen this episode, now, 4 times, and i hate it more and more each time. i can't STAND episodes of shows that have a character leave, and then at the last minute...they don't.



    i just believe that, if a character is set to leave, they should leave. i mean, i love Hannah, and am glad to have Hannah stay, but it kills me when they build up...and they nothing.



    it was great to see Amy and Ephram friends, but from the first time i watched that, i could tell they would be getting together before Xmas...and guess what, they did.



    Amazing show, sub-par episode.moreless
  • Hannah! Hannah! Hannah!

    10
    I was so crushed when I heard my all time favorite Everwood couple would be torn apart! Thankgully after many tear jerking scenes my favoite reformed jock got to keep my favorite little bookworm! I can not wait to see what the rest of the season has in store for them.
  • How do you say goodbye?

    9.5
    Jake: I don't like Jake. He was ok when he got here but the more they develope him, the more I don't like him. He came to Everwood to slow down and he's not changed at all. In fact, he's probably sped up. He couldn't change his schedule to go riding next weekend or heaven forbid take 2 weekends off in a row. Nina loved him because he was there and he hasn't been there for her in a long time.



    Bright and Hannah: I agree with the other person that said the previews really stole Bright's thunder about the 'prom'. It was so sweet of him and he was so totally heartbroken by her leaving. I am so glad her Mom told her she should stay. I don't understand why her Mom can't move to Everwood, but that wouldn't be fair to Hannah's brother. So glad she's staying. But I did love the thank-you-gift shopping scene with Amy. They lean on each other more than they realize. And I cried when I seen Hannah packing the ketchup family--I can't believe she kept it :o)



    Andy and Harold: Harold trying to throw caution to the wind--that is an adventure in itself. Stealing gum? Boy, what a risk taker. And I'm really curious to see what Andy's nickname was in college now.



    Ephram: He totally doesn't know his role with Amy anymore. He's still so much in love with her and he can't tell her because she already said she can't keep doing this with him. Begging Hannah to stay for Amy's sake was so sweet and I'm glad Hannah busted him on how he feels for Amy. Now that she's sticking around, maybe she can help get them two back together. Reid seems nice, but I don't know that him and Amy really fit on anything more than a physical level. But how funny was it that Amy wanted him to be her 'wing man'? That cracked me up.



    Rose: I just wanted to mention I loved the part with her talking to Bright. She helped him to realize there was hope after all. And him talking about going to college where Hannah decides to go next year--totally pulled him out of his slump.



    Overall, excellent episode. We laughed, we cried, we can't wait for the next episode :o)



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  • Will she or won't she?

    8.7
    I don't know. So far, season 4 of the show has still been good, but something is missing. It's nowhere near the brilliance of the previous three seasons, but still remains fantastic and one of the best shows on air. What is it about season four that is, so far anyways, not totally convincing me?. I will go to the ends of the earth proclaiming the brilliance and my love for this show, but season four is not getting it completely done for me. Is it Reid?. I don't care for the character. Seems more like eye candy and a plot convenience for me. He and Amy just don't have the connection if you ask me. I don't care much for most of the Jake stuff either, although this episode I am reviewing was somewhat interesting with Dr. Dimples. And I don't care for the whole college thing or Ephram not staying at home. But for what I don't like, there is still stuff that I love and is classic, wonderful Everwood. Everything with Bright and Hannah has been superb. They have surpassed Amy and Ephram in every way. There is no one greater or more appealing than Sarah Drew's Hannah. Chris Pratt continues to shine and evolve as Bright. What else?. Well, I am liking that Andy and Ephram are getting along pretty well. But there's just something missing. Maybe cut back on the new characters(i.e. Jake and Reid), and incorporate the town more like in the first season. Where is the quirkiness of the UFO sightings and town mania?. Town events like the Fall Thaw Festival?. There was something very fairy tale-ish and Frank Capra about the show, but that magic has been missing from this season. The show is still great, but I would like more of season 1 Everwood back in the show. And where is Greg Berlanti?. He went off to do "Jack And Bobby", but it was cancelled. I know it's still early in the season, but I hope the show finds that magic again. Anywho, this was a Hannah heavy episode, and other than that, not much happened.



    As we learned in last week's episode, Hannah's father has died and her mother came to town to break the news. Mother and daughter talked and revealed their feelings for the whole situation. While at Harold and Rose' viewing party, Hannah announces that she is going back to Minnesota with her mom. This week, it seems that she is dead set on keeping her word. It was kinda nice that they threw Topher into the mix. Nice to see that Hannah's mom notices his strangeness and that Hannah does too. Anywho, Hannah is getting out of school and everything seems set for her departure. But the Abbott children are having a hard time. Surprisingly, or maybe not so surprisingly, Amy is having the hardest time of the two. Amy is having a hard and directionless time this year so far. The great college experience is not turning out the way she had originally thought, and the guy she had the hots for is not taking to her. Little does she know her ex has something to do with that. So, I guess it's understandable why Amy would be taking it the hardest. Hannah is her best and most closest friend. She had her to fall back on and rant too. Who would she have now?. College isn't filling her life, Reid certainly isn't, and her and Ephram are still somewhat awkward. Are they close or not?. And then there is Bright. Hannah has done wonders for this guy. You would think he would be taking it even harder than Amy. Maybe he is, but doesn't show it as much?. But Bright isn't letting Hannah go just like that. On her last night, he plans something special. He takes her to the school gymnasium where he had it set up and decorated like a prom. He was giving her her prom before her real one at the end of the year. Bright is adamant that he can make a long distance relationship work. Maybe that's why he isn't as damaged as Amy?. But his hopes are shattered when Hannah tells him that it's not possible and that it isn't going to work. Hannah's mother notices all of this, and tells Hannah that maybe it's best she stay to finish out the year in Everwood. Whew!. If only we got Bright's reaction to this. This was a sweet, touching and tearful storyline. After everything Hannah has brought to the show and what she has done to Bright, we didn't want to see this end. But what about at the end of the year?. What then?. Are Hannah and Bright still only on borrowed time until the inevitable?.



    Elsewhere, Jake's buddy Cliff(Simon Rex) comes for a visit. He is the athletic daredevil type and the two decide to go bike riding. Cliff ends up getting in an accident and winds up becoming paralyzed from the waist down. Jake is distraught over what has happened to his good friend, but is pushed even further when he goes to see his friend. Edna had said to Jake that even though Cliff may never walk again, he will breathe again and that's thanks to Jake. But he gets a different reaction from Cliff. Cliff is so depressed over his new condition, that he doesn't want to feel it. Wants his medication to be numb from it all. So, is Jake a hero?. He is mixed up with what has happened. Did he save his friend from death, or did he put his friend into a fate worse than death?. Jake is obviously unsure about his actions, and lies to Edna when he tells her that Cliff thanked him. And the end?. Jake takes those percucent pills that Nina found out of a cabinet. What is Jake hiding?. Is he a junkie?. Will Nina's words earlier in the episode prove prophetic and the good doctor will be taken down by a heart attack?. Something else?. While this storyline didn't interest me in the beginning, it sure had my attention in the end.



    Thanks goes out to Andy and Harold for providing the comedic relief needed in the episode. After Jake and Cliff demonstrate their daredevil ways, the two docs step up to the plate to show that they can be dangerous too. They both make up lists of things to do. Harold's wildest idea?. Stealing gum from the local store. Oh that Harold!. The two decide on jumping out of an airplane. After Cliff's accident, Nina tells Andy to not take such risks and just get a new car and younger girl for his mid life crisis. Andy agrees(but not about the car or the younger girl!). Harold seems to be pretty relieved as well. But Abbot seems pushed to prove he is not predictable. It was a great scene when Hannah comes to give him a present and he is practicing his falling from the airplane. Her present proves his predictability and she tells him that it is what makes him him. The goodbye between Harold and Hannah was also touching. It was also nice of Andy to let Harold show his daredevil side by letting him steal that pack of gum without committing any kind of robbery.



    And of very little importance, the ongoing Reid and Amy thing is touched upon briefly. Even though Ephram didn't go through with it in telling Amy his feelings, Reid seems to be staying true to what he told Ephram. He is backing off from Amy. Ephram was pretty non-important in this episode, except for when he goes to Hannah to beg her to stay for Amy. Hannah quickly realizes that he is still in love with her.



    In the end, "So Long, Farewell" was a perfectly fine and serviceable episode. Had this of been season 1, or even 2, it would of even of been better.moreless
  • Hannah stays and Jake is on drugs.

    7.6
    Hannah stays in Everwood and Jake is on drugs. Andy and Harold attempting to skydive was sort of funny because you know they weren't going to do it. Nina and Andy are totally getting together at the end of the year. You can see it. I wish Ephram would just tell Amy already.
Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt

Harold Brighton "Bright" Abbott III

Merrilyn Gann

Merrilyn Gann

Rose Abbott (recurring Seasons 1, 2)

Treat Williams

Treat Williams

Dr. Andrew Brown

John Beasley

John Beasley

Irv Harper/ Narrator

Gregory Smith

Gregory Smith

Ephram Brown

Tom Amandes

Tom Amandes

Dr. Harold Abbott Jr.

Simon Rex

Simon Rex

Cliff

Guest Star

Jayne Brook

Jayne Brook

Mrs Rogers

Guest Star

Lukas Behnken

Lukas Behnken

Topher Cole

Guest Star

Justin Baldoni

Justin Baldoni

Reid Bardem

Recurring Role

Scott Wolf

Scott Wolf

Jake Hartman

Recurring Role

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    • Hannah: I'm serious, Amy. You've got to get out there and meet some new people.
      Amy: Yeah, I tried that. And you know what? New people suck!

    • Bright: My chest hurts and I just want to sleep all the time.
      Rose: Here, let me see if you have a fever (feels Bright's head after removing sock) Nope, you don't feel warm to me.
      Bright: I feel warm to me.
      Rose: That's because you just pulled your head out of the laundry. What you have is a heartache.
      Bright: Can't I just have whooping cough or something?

    • Harold: Here's to hurling ourselves out of an airplane.
      Andy: Here's to hurling in general! (high fives with Harold)
      Harold: Owww! (holding his arm out and wincing)
      Andy: Problem is you're holding your hand up too high.
      Harold: You don't have to slap so hard next time!

    • Hannah: What are you doing here?
      Ephram: A person can't drop by unexpected?
      Hannah: Well some people can, but you're not really a dropper by-er, so…

    • Harold: Shall we consult; share our suggested feats of derring-do?
      Andy: You go first.
      Harold: Alright. Don't be alarmed by the criminal nature of the suggested. After all, it's mealy a misdemeanor…I propose that we shoplift chewing gum from Herb's general store.

    • Ephram: Are you sure I can't interest you in a peanut butter jelly sandwich dipped in cold tomato soup?
      Amy: It's the dipping that freaks people out Ephram; why must you dip?

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

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