Season 2 Episode 22

The Day Is Done

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 10, 2004 on The WB
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Ephram is on cloud nine after being accepted into Julliard's summer program, but his emotions are sent into a tailspin when Amy shares her feelings for him and asks that he stay in Everwood for the summer. Meanwhile, Dr. Abbott's family thinks he's gone off the deep end when he decides to open a bagel shop in response to losing his practice insurance, and Andy learns a shocking revelation about his family.moreless

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  • Ephram and Amy!

    After almost two years of dancing around each other and drama Ephram and Amy finally ended up at the same place at the same time. And though it was never the same again through out the series, this episode really gave us hope in the idea of true love and the potential that we all had to reach it even when it didn't seem possible.
  • Just love it

    It was exciting watch the show. I was through the whole episode just that same spot that I was in the beginning. My hands was shaken and I was sweaty. My eyeballs were inch out of my head. I couldn't hear anything or anybody. My mum tell me afterword that she try to jell me in the kitchen but I was like zombie. And then started to happen when Amy and Ephram goes to the piknik. My hands are in the fist. And then.. Amy and Ephram kiss'es!!! I was so so so happy; They were together-finally. But that wasn't the end. No. Harold, Andy and Edna gonna start doctor's office. Amy left's the Everwood for eleven days and goes to N.Y with Ephram.moreless
  • Well we come end of season 2 and we seen how much character have change.

    Well there are a lot of things to discuss in this episode and I don’t know where to start. So I will start less important stuff which is when Amy ask Ephram to stay in Everwood I was rather annoyed at that but I’m glad to see what happened at end when she surprised him on the plane but one question-how did she get plane seat next to him? Does anyone find that odd?

    Ok Madison pregnancy I known for sometime but this story-line and you got to admit writer really did a number on this one-on most series when a secondary character leave a series that it no where to go but writer decided to give her one final story-line. Let’s connect this to Andy decision not tell his son-was it the right move? Well he was doing what he thought was best-of course this come back to haunt him latter on half way through season 3 which will be in 2 episode in 2 weeks.

    On the subject of Andy his dream-the purpose of this was that to show how much this character has changed in 2 years and conclusion of his dream at the end was awful to watch how selfish he is-his wife saying ‘it scares me to think what would be needed to wake you up’ that was a reference to her dying.

    We get a conclusion to Abbot situation opening up a shop but more surprising was the fact that Andy ask him to be a partner but more importantly now they will have charge for services they provide which certainly won’t go down well certain people. Still he was a nice gesture and he accepted.

John Beasley

John Beasley

Irv Harper/ Narrator

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

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt

Harold Brighton "Bright" Abbott III

Brenda Strong

Brenda Strong

Deceased Julie Brown

Guest Star

Brandy Snow

Brandy Snow

The Matire "D"

Guest Star

Gavin Sheehan

Gavin Sheehan

Airplane Passenger

Recurring Role

Merrilyn Gann

Merrilyn Gann

Rose Abbott

Recurring Role

Jan Felt

Jan Felt


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Last season's cliffhanger left viewers wondering if Colin would survive his surgery. This year's cliffhanger leaves viewers wondering if Madison decides to keep her and Ephram's baby or have an abortion.

    • We find out that Madison is pregnant with Ephram's baby.

    • After some many up and downs, finally Ephram and Amy are a couple or at least give a real try to their relationship wich is as far as it have been after two years.
      In real life Gregory Smith (Ephram) and Emily VanCamp (Amy) were dating each other at the time this episode originally aired.

    • Harold bought Mr. Kaplan's doughnut shop on Main Street. Harold renamed the place Abbott's Authentic Bagel Shoppe.

    • It seems very unlikely that the Abbotts would let Amy go alone to New York with Ephram. She has nowhere to stay but with Ephram and I find it hard to believe that either of her parents would agree to that.

      Note: Amy actually says: "I hear Nonny has a great guestroom." Nonny is Ephram's grandmother who lives in New York. Amy's gonna stay with Ephram's grandparents while she is there.

    • When you look at the sign in Harold's bagel shoppe for how much the bagels cost it says: 1/2 dozen bagels $7.25, dozen bagels $15.00. If you do the math it costs more money per bagel if you buy a dozen than if you buy a 1/2 dozen. Shouldn't that be the other way around.?

      Note: I don't think the $7.25/half-dozen and $15.00/dozen sign is a goof at all. Ask yourself who's setting the prices in this bagel shoppe; personally, I think a whacked-out price schedule like that makes perfect sense for Dr. Abbott.

    • Goof: When Amy tells Ephram to give her his luggage, she reaches out with her right hand. When the scene switches cameras, her left hand is the one reaching out.

  • QUOTES (39)

    • Ephram: Aww, you wrote me a card?
      Bright: Open it up, nutsack.

    • Andy: I miss you, Harold. I miss watching you screw up your life as much as I do. Because when you do it - it's much funnier.

    • Ephram: I can't stay in Everwood for Amy.
      Bright: Not even if she's your soul mate for life?
      Ephram: Did you just say soul mate for life?

    • Ephram: Why are you up?
      Andy: Weird dreams.
      Ephram: You mean nightmares?
      Andy: Yeah but when you're older you can't say 'nightmares' so you call them 'weird dreams.'
      Ephram: Well then we all ice cream sundaes.
      Andy: What?
      Ephram: That's what Mom would do. Whenever I had a nightmare we would have an ice cream sundae.
      Andy: I didn't know
      (Ephram looks at him)
      Andy: I know, go figure right?

    • Harold: Dreams aren't meant to be understood any more than tragedy can be averted. Life happens to us. We learn to be grateful when things are good,and to count our blessings when things are bad. And the only certainty in all of it is that it all just... keeps happening.

    • Julia (To Andy): You know Andy, don't feel sorry about forgetting. Feel sorry for yourself. There's a whole world happening and you're just asleep. Sometimes it scares me so much to think what it would take to wake you up.

    • Bright (To Ephram): This is my gift, man. Go downtown, see a lot of bands, drink too much, touch no women.

    • Ephram (To Andy): I've been taking the subway since I was ten. I can handle the bus.

    • Andy: Oh, I almost forgot the reason I came here.
      Harold: To mock me.
      Andy: No, the other reason.

    • Amy: Okay. See, the thing is my dad is doing this, this, completely crazy thing, right, because it's like why not. He's got nothing to lose at this point and I just keep thinking that maybe it's the same thing with us. You know, we basically had the worst fight that we could possibly have. Right? Did it, done it, it's over.
      Ephram: Right.
      Amy: So I figure why not just be crazy. Start over like you said. And this summer would be the perfect time to do that because there'd be no pressure, no weirdness because of school. You're click, my click.
      Ephram: I don't have a click.
      Amy: My click. But you know what I mean. We'd be able to figure out what we could be without being inside the pressure cooker that is County High.
      Ephram: Yeah. I mean, that's a good plan. Except for one small problem.
      Amy: Julliard. Julliard. I know and I was thinking about it and I realized your dad's a millionaire so what's a few hundred bucks, right?
      Ephram: Thousand bucks.
      Amy: Same difference. It'd be like as if he enrolled you in a regular summer camp and right before summer, you broke your leg so you couldn't go. So you lose your deposit; happened to me. Look, I know what I'm asking you to do is crazy. Don't think I'm not completely aware of that fact.

    • Ephram: You're it, Amy. You're the one I want to be with. There's no question about it, there's no holding it back, there's no over-analyzing, it just is.

    • Amy (To Ephram): I was gonna go 'cause I thought Bright might get suspicious. Then I remembered...
      Amy and Ephram (Together): It's Bright.

    • Andy: You wanna shake on it?
      Harold: No.
      Andy: Hug?
      Harold: I'll see you tomorrow.
      Andy: Bright and early partner.

    • Bright (To Harold): Dad! Grubs is getting cold! Flush and move! (Rose hits him in the head) What? I'm hungry!

    • Andy (To a moose head): How are we this morning? Did you make my coffee yet? I don't know why I let you stay here. I really don't.

    • Ephram: You're confusing me!
      Bright: Am I? Or am I enlightening you?
      Ephram: Shut up.

    • Ephram: At what age does it stop being socially unacceptable to hide under your bed?
      Andy: Oh forty-eight, minimum.
      Ephram: Well then you know where to find me.

    • Delia (to Bright): So what are you doing now?
      Bright (to Delia): I don't know.
      Delia (to Bright): Wanna go see a movie?
      Bright (to Delia): Ok.

    • Bright (To Amy): Dad has gone mad crazy. I dig it.

    • Andy (To Harold): Bagels in Everwood, Harold? They go together as well as you and customer service.

    • Ephram (To Amy): If you ever need me, I'll be there.

    • Ephram (To Amy): I want you to wait for me. Will you?

    • Andy (To Ephram): I keep staying the same, you keep changing.

    • Amy: Timing's not our strongest thing.
      Ephram: Yeah, exactly. But now.
      Amy: Now what?
      Ephram: You're it, Amy. You're the one I want to be with. There's no questioning it. There's no holding it back. There's no over-analyzing it. It just is.
      Amy: So you're staying.
      Ephram: No. I have to go to New York. I have to go for lots of reasons; for myself to learn. Not just about me, not just about the piano, but about everything. About who I'm going to be when I'm done with school.

    • Amy: Is this supposed to be a sexy picnic?
      Ephram: Maybe. Not sure yet. Here, have a seat.
      Amy: You look nervous.
      Ephram: I-I am nervous.
      Amy: Why?
      Ephram: Okay, look. I'm pretty sure we've been down this road before, many, many times. In fact, it's kind of crazy how many times we've been down this road without anything actually ever happening, on the road. It seemed like something always messes us up. Lately, that something has been me. I feel like I've been given a second chance and I don't want to blow it. I can't stop thinking about what you said about me staying and us really taking a shot. The thing is, I know what would happen if we did that. It would be exactly the way I thought it would be, perfect. You know, I never really worried much about what would happen if we actually got together. Somehow I always knew that part would work itself out. It's just the getting there that seemed so impossible. I could never imagine both of us being on the same page at the same time.

    • Doctor Brown (To Madison): I'm going to tell you something and you may not understand it, but that's fine. You don't have to. Just listen. Ephram lost enough of his childhood when his mother died. But I got lucky, he got lucky. He somehow managed to salvage that innocence. If he hears this now, all that innocence is gone. And it will be the end of a childhood that isn't finished yet. Don't do this to him. Please.

    • Bright: Man, I cannot believe how royally you screwed up again.
      Ephram: I cannot believe you think I should stay. You would never give up playing ball somewhere just for a chick.
      Bright: Not just for a chick, but for my soul mate. Hell yeah. Of course I would.
      Ephram: We're not soul mates. Stop saying that. We're just confused. Sometimes there's feelings, sometimes there's not feeling. It's a big mess.
      Bright: That's why she wants you to stay, so you can figure it out.

    • Doctor Brown: (To Andy) Ephram has had enough lessons and consequences. It's just, not right.
      Edna: (To Andy) You have an incredible kid, he may be 16.
      Bright: (To Andy) That's just the point. He's just a kid.
      Edna: (To Andy) Kids do lots of stupid things.
      Doctor Brown: (To Andy) Not Ephram and not this stupid. It's not him I'm upset with. This isn't his fault, or Madison's. Neither of them are adults, not really. I'm the parent, who should have known better. I'm the one who's supposed to put a stop to this. What the hell was I thinking?

    • Ephram: That's a good point, too. It's not enough. I have to go to New York. This program, you would not believe this program. I mean, the teachers are like world famous. I-I've been dying to talk to you about it all week because I knew you'd be the only person that would understand. I-I even saved the brochures to show you-in case we started talking again. You want to see them?
      Amy: That's okay. I'll check them out another time.
      Ephram: It's gonna make me a better pianist. It's gonna up my game like a 1000%. It's gonna change the rest of my life. I can't pass that up. If it was anything else...
      Amy: I know. I was just being stupid. I can't even believe I asked.
      Ephram: No, no, I'm glad you did.
      Amy: Okay. I should probably go because Dad's really excited about this thing and um, it's all going to be great I think. So if you ever want to show me those brochures, I'm around, you know, whenever.
      Ephram: Amy.

    • Doctor Brown: (To Madison) First I need to know something from you.
      Madison: (To Andy) There was no one else.

    • Ephram: Then why are you asking?
      Amy: Because Ephram, it's, I don't know. I just feel like everything is coming to a head right now and there's all this great energy surrounding us and if you go away for 8 weeks, that's just a really long time. And I'm not sure it's still gonna be like this when you get back. I don't want to take that risk.

    • Amy: So my dad's opening a bagel shop.
      Ephram: What?
      Amy: Bagels, he just told us. And um, I don't think you should go to New York.
      Ephram: Again, what?
      Amy: I was gonna open with, I don't think you should go to New York, but then my dad kinda threw us for a loop and I thought there might be some kind of connection there.
      Ephram: I see.
      Amy: You do?
      Ephram: Huh-Uh. You wanna come in?

    • Ephram: (To Andy) Hey Dad. They're just dreams. That's what Mom used to say.

    • Harold: My dream is about becoming a multimillionaire before the age of sixty. And by God, these bagels are going to help me do it.

    • Andy: (To Harold) I would take that life back in a heartbeat.

    • Amy: I don't understand.
      Ephram: I could not go. I could be the guy that says, you know, screw it, it's all about the girl. But let's face it, I already am that guy. I know how to make you a priority. I've done it. I can do it again. If you ever need me, I'll be there. But right now, I need to worry about making myself a priority. And the only way I can do that is to go to New York. I want you to wait for me. Will you?

    • Andy: (To Harold) I think it means that no matter how hard I try to make sense of Julia's death, the tragedy of losing her will always eclipse whatever good comes to me.

    • Andy: (To Ephram) Summer of Freedom Mix 2004. Can't you be excited about going to New York without offending me?

    • Narrator Irv: Dreams are our world turned upside down. Gravity, logic, time rendered meaningless. The world of dreams is not our world. Although in the dead of night, it tempts and deceives. This is what makes dreams so dangerous.

  • NOTES (5)


    • Ephram: Well, you changed some. I mean, you didn't tell me what to do the other day when I asked-a sign of the apocalypse!

      Apocalypse refers to the last book of the New Testament, the Book of Revelation, or to any belief that the end of the world as we know it is approaching, usually through a sudden, cataclysmic transformation.

    • Ephram: And I'm gonna be hold up in the Lincoln Center 24/7 playing till I get carpel tunnel syndrome-not going to be a lot of room for raging.
      Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, in New York City, is the world's largest cultural complex. Its independent resident organizations (including The Juilliard School) represent the very best in the performing arts today.

    • Andy: And I thought Madonna was good at reinventing herself.

      Madonna, the pop diva who has recorded the songs Like a Virgin and Material Girl has acted in feature-length movies, has been married several times, is a wife and loving mother, and also has recently begun to write children's books.

    • Harold: I just spent one quarter of my savings on the worst investment this side of Eurodisney

      Eurodisney was the original name of Disneyland Paris, a Disney resort in France.