Everwood

Season 2 Episode 8

The Burden of Truth

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 10, 2003 on The WB
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When Phil the mechanic (guest star J.K. Simmons) correctly "diagnoses" meningitis rather than flu in Andy's young patient, the town begins to believe he is a seer. Ephram confronts Madison about his feelings for her. Amy agrees to see Linda Abbott for help, but out of desperation, steals her pad to forge a prescription for anti depressants, forcing Harold to heed Phil's warning about his daughter's condition. Meanwhile, Edna learns the disturbing truth about why her daughter does not want to pursue a relationship with Dr. Brown.moreless

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  • This kind of summary of last couple of episodes put into 1 :)

    7.2
    Since i'm the only one who actually watching, a lot is going on yet no-one is actually chatting about it so i will start with Lindy-well i had feeling she was HIV+ but wasn't sure until today episode where she tell her mother. on top of that it seem Delia doesn't want her dad hooking up with her which put a problem on Andy. I think they will-that way story-line heading



    Abbots are still a bit messed up espically Amy who stole a persciption pad so she could get anti-depressants-maybe it's just me but sure she could borrowed lanely pills?-it was obvious she was going to get caught.



    Madison/Ephiene-seem they is a good chance they will hook up-i tried my best not to like Madison but she slowly growing on me for some reason and i don't know why-until she does something awful i will have reserve judgement. i have feeling that Madison is going to be leaving at end of this season.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

Dendrie Taylor

Dendrie Taylor

Mrs. Thomson

Guest Star

J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons

Phil Drebbles

Guest Star

Gordon Johnson

Gordon Johnson

Mr. Jensen

Recurring Role

Steven Anderson

Steven Anderson

Thurman Revere

Recurring Role

Jan Felt

Jan Felt

Louise

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Emphram's Lincoln Town Car (with the exception of the wheels) is identical to the Abbott's car we see in the opening flashback from the episode The Miracle of Everwood in season 1 where young Amy, young Bright & young Colin are in the backyard. Given that Everwood is such a close knit town it's possible that the car has remained in the town until Dr. Brown bought it for Emphram.

    • It is revealed in this episode that Linda (Marcia Cross) contracted HIV in her work in Africa. That is why she is not interested in pursuing a relationship with Andy.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Madison: God, Ephram, you don't even know me.
      Ephram: I might not know everything about you, but I do know some things. I know that you're the only person who makes my little sister think it's o.k. to be a girl. I know how you feel when you sing, cause it's how I feel when I play. I know all you really want from this Jay-guy is for him to get you, and he never will because the only thing he's interested in getting is himself. And, I know that all this stuff about me being too young is just you being afraid... because, it's easier for you to say that I'm too young than to risk something that's not what you thought you wanted.
      Madison: ...
      Ephram: And, most of all, I know that, ever since I kissed you at the D.M.V., every time I've seen you, I've wanted to kiss you again.
      Madison: ...
      Ephram: And I don't know for sure, but I'm pretty sure you did. And, you have to...
      (Ephram advances towards Madison and kisses her)
      Madison: ... ...
      Ephram: Yeah... thought so.

    • Thurman: Phil said to take it off, I think he meant cancer.
      Dr. Abbott: He meant the bunion Thurman. Take off the bunion, now come back Tuesday.
      Thurman: What if it's a malignant growth?
      Dr. Abbot: It's a bunion, now get out of here!

    • Harry: (to the crowd) Excuse me! Real doctor coming through!

    • Edna: (to Andy) You also promised Delia a horse. I don't see Mr. Ed galloping around here.

    • Narrator Irv: There are moments in life so archetypal, that theres only one proper response, one right thing to say. But as humans, each with our own idiosyncrasies, preferences, and perceptions, we may not always have the response that the universe or, say, our parents want or expect us to have. It is at moments such as these that we realize that the truth has a distinct cost that cant be bargained down. And in these moments we must choose whether to pay the price.

    • Ephram: (To Car Dealership) If this is my future, even my past is starting to look good.

    • Andy: (To Delia) A patient I diagnosed with the flu has life threatening Meningitis. And Phil the mechanic is psychic.

    • Harold: (To Linda) It's too bad you inherited our mothers sense of humor.

    • Edna: (To Andy) You like Linda. Linda likes you. You are both nincompoops who will do nothing about it.

    • Harry: (To Louise) Louise I'm having a premonition! I'm seeing the rest of my appointments cancelled for the day.

    • Ephram: (To Madison) Prodigy would imply youth, I'm actually an old soul.

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Edna: You also promised Delia a horse. I don't see Mister Ed galloping around here.
      Mister Ed was a black-and-white TV sitcom of the 1960s with a talking horse (Mister Ed) and his friend and master, Wilbur.

    • The WB: In the Everwood episode entitled The Burden of Truth, characters in the show deal with the issue of depression and the issues of living with HIV. This show illustrates the complexities of dealing with emotional and physical illnesses.
      The WB released an educator guide to help teach people about depression and HIV/AIDS.

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