Everwood

Season 1 Episode 2

The Great Doctor Brown

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 23, 2002 on The WB
9.2
out of 10
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126 votes
5

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Episode Summary

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Andy and Ephram's fragile relationship is further strained when it appears that Andy is once again putting work before family. Meanwhile, as the town of Everwood celebrates its annual Fall Thaw Festival, Ephram's interest in Amy continues to blossom. Although Bright tells Ephram that Amy is using him just go get his father to get Colin out of coma. Delia gets into trouble at school for questioning her teacher's antiquated rules.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Go Everwood!

    7.4
    Go Everwood! I am really sorry for all but when I don't really fully watch an episode I don't give high marks but I believe that they did pretty good and as far as I see Everwood is educational. Ephram you've got a lot to learn young man. Peace out to y'all!
  • It is one of my all-time favorite episodes of this show. Well-acted, well-written episode.

    10
    This is one of my all-time favorite episodes of this show. Andy/Ephram fighting in the kitchen - so powerful scene. And at the very end of this episode, with mother sitting and watching her family having a dinner - it gets me every time. KUDOS to Greg Berlanti for writing such a powerful episode. And I would like to applaud to Kathy Bates because I think she did a great job directing this episode.moreless
  • Much, much, much better than the pilot.

    9.0
    While I still find the show unnecessarily cheesy at times, "Everwood" improved with this episode. I really enjoyed it.



    This time around I felt what I knew the show was trying to achieve. It was funny, dramatic, sad, happy, thought provoking, and touching all at the same time.



    Brenda Strong is a wonderful actress and I like her role on the show, but at the same time, her appearances make me sad because I know the Andy is having serious emotional problems. The scene at the Thaw Festival was very sad.



    My least favorite part of the episode was Delia's nightmares about "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory", and I thought that was all a bit silly.

    But I did like the scene where Andy defends her in front of Mrs. Violet.



    As with the pilot, I also felt that Dr. Abbot's lines are corny and painful. I'm not sure if it's the lines themselves or the way they're delivered but Dr. Abbot is a serious pain.



    A very good episode...I feel safe enough now to watch some more episodes.moreless
  • Heartfelt... good follow-up to the pilot.

    10
    I really enjoyed the side story of the mother who didn't have a car to be able to drive to get her children medicine. We're able to see how Dr. Brown is one of the best doctors ever, and also how it affects Ephram, who is forced to become a bit of a father figure to his sister. I also was very happy that Andy took notice of Delia's mean teacher, and stuck up for her. The speech he gave was fantastic. I'm glad he finally took a bit of responsibility of being a parent! Also, I was glad that Ephram didn't just ask his dad right away to fix Colin. It felt true to life that he did that... it'd be too easy for him to just ask right away!moreless
  • I could be cruel about this series and say why did I waste 45 minutes of my time? But I’m not,

    7.2
    Everwood is one of this drama that you can watch when your bored, that purpose of series like that, nothing exciting happens which mean it something light to watch that doesn’t involve much thought, I could be cruel about this series and say why did I waste 45 minutes of my time? But I’m not, whether I like to admit this or not it’s quite watch able series. I felt bad for that son, I hate when girls uses guy like that, I’m glad he let her down like that so her brother was right. I don’t like the main character mainly because it doesn’t look like a doctor, I hate his beard doesn’t really suit him. Guess I will just have to get used to it, I can see why the son hates his father I mean I would, I realise he a doctor but there should really be limit of house-calls. There are 2 doctors in that town, I know dr.brown doesn’t charge but they should share that responsibility of house calls at night so say dr.brown does Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Sunday other doctor does remaining days. All in all I will be watching thismoreless
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)

Brenda Strong

Brenda Strong

Deceased Julia Brown

Guest Star

Victoria Mallory

Victoria Mallory

Mrs. Dudley

Guest Star

Beth Grant

Beth Grant

Miss Violet

Guest Star

Stephanie Niznik

Stephanie Niznik

Nina Feeny

Recurring Role

Merrilyn Gann

Merrilyn Gann

Rose Abbott

Recurring Role

Lee Garlington

Lee Garlington

Brenda Baxworth

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Dr. Brown's BMW X5 has changed from the one in the original pilot likely due to increased budget once the show was picked up. Changes include: larger wheels, black window trim instead of chrome, no orange tail light markers, squared exhaust tips, & black leather interior; in general his original X5 was a standard model and older, the replacement likely being a brand new 2002 sport model.

    • Goof: Before Dr. Brown enters Mrs. Dudley's house he takes his bag off his shoulder but in the next shot the bag is back on his shoulder.

    • Ephram is given a nickname by Amy: "Ham", which stands for Hamlet (who Amy thinks Ephram looks like). Amy lets him know that her nickname is "Grover" because he was her favourite blue muppet on Sesame Street.

    • Bright is deathly afraid of heights.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Delia: I have my film picked for the night. (Hands it to Dr. Brown)
      Dr. Brown: Oooh. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Excellent choice, Delia.
      Ephram: Don't let her watch it.
      Delia: Be quiet.
      Dr. Brown: Did I miss something?
      Ephram: Eight years of raising her. She can't watch that movie. It upsets her.

    • Dr. Abbott: And as much as this town enjoys celebrating this anomaly, for those of us who are extra-sensitive to the allergens in the air this is not much of a fun week.
      Dr. Brown: As opposed to all those other weeks where you just like to party down.

    • Ephram: Where have you been?
      Andy: Why what's the matter, everything ok?
      Ephram: No everything's not ok, your daughter had a nightmare.
      Andy: She's fine. I got her back to sleep about 30 minutes ago.

    • Amy: The fall festival is tomorrow, I was wondering if you were going?
      Ephram: I was thinking about going, I heard they have hay rides and Ferris wheels.
      Amy: 2 o'clock

    • Ephram: Whose up for going to the thaw fest tommorow?
      Andy: Come on Ephram, it will be fun. There's gonna be hayrides and a ferris wheel.
      Ephram: In what universe do hayrides and ferris wheels translate into fun?

    • Bright: When it comes to my sister Amy I'm a genius and she's playing you dude. As soon as she gets your daddy fixing Colin she's not going to look at you anymore.

    • Ephram: You know for the classic girl next door you have a really warped mind.

    • Andy: ...My first house call.
      Ephram: We were just finished dinner.
      Andy: Well I can't let my first house call family feel bad Ephram. That wouldn't be so country doctorly like now would it, besides I won't be long.

    • Delia: Is she your girlfriend?
      Ephram: No.
      Delia: But you want her to be.
      Ephram: You're about this close to knowing pain you've never known before.

    • Narrator: The family doctor. An icon of the American experience. For generations, they've mended our wounds and warmed our hearts. In my life time, Andy Brown was just about the best example I ever knew of one. Doctor-wise, that is. As for the family half of the job title, he was a bit rough around the edges.

    • Bright: Well, howdy, loser.
      Ephram: You guys choreograph the bathroom-stall exit, and I'm the loser?
      Bright: I see you're still getting cozy with my little sis. I thought I told you once, she's spoken for.
      Ephram: Spoken for? Hey, Bright... the '50s called. They want their lingo back.

    • Andy: I'm back.
      Ephram: Sound the trumpets.

    • Andy: I found mom's old recipe book.
      Ephram: And you cooked it?

  • NOTES (7)

    • Brenda Strong and Treat Williams both played on the movie Deep End of the Ocean together.

    • Music:
      Barenaked Ladies - Falling for the First Time.
      Dean Martin - That's Amore.
      Van Morrison - Steal My Heart Away.
      Dan Fogelberg - Leader of the Band.

    • This episode marks the first appearance of recurring star Merrilyn Gann as Rose Abbott in the original run of the series.

    • This is the first episode featuring the opening credits. In the first episode they were listed at the begining of the episode similar to that of guest cast.

    • During this episode the cast had to brave very hot tempatures while wearing winter clothes, it was an 150 degree tempature different from the pilot. It was 110 degrees during the recording of this episode. It was -40 degrees during the pilot.

    • As of this episode the series is filmed in Utah, U.S.A. The pilot was filmed in Canada. Interior scenes are shot on sound stages in Salt Lake City while exterior scenes were filmed in the city of Ogden.

    • The offical WB description for this episode included the tagline "Like father, like son".

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Book: Madam Bovary. Andy mentions Madam Bovary, a classic novel by Gustave Flaubert, about a woman who commits adultery.

    • Movie: Willy Wonka and the Choclate Factory. Throughout the episode scenes featured from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory are shown.

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