Season 4 Episode 15

The Land of Confusion

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Apr 24, 2006 on The WB
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Episode Summary

Andy manages to get tickets for a piano concert he and Ephram attend. After, Ephram and the pianist talk about playing professionaly. Bright meets a girl from his past again, which makes him think about his current relationship with Hannah.

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  • Andy manages to get tickets for a piano concert he and Ephram attend. After, Ephram and the pianist talk about playing professionaly. Bright meets a girl from his past again, which makes him think about his current relationship with Hannah.moreless

    It was so realistic. I mean, I knew it before, but it hit me again, when Bright slept with that...b*i*t_ _!It's totally logical thing to do, for his character. I think that Bright and Hannah would broke up anyway,eventually ,'cuz they are just too different. She likes to takes things slow and easy, and Bright has a temper and likes to party a lot.

    Also, I am very glad that Ephram talked to the pianist and thought about how his life would look like if he was one popular pianist.

    It was very awkward when Nina and Jake talked about their future and plans. I thought that they're going to break up instantly after that 'talk'.moreless
  • Ephram finally realizes what he wants to do with his life, Nina and Jake can't understand each other, and Bright broke every single Everwood fan's heart.

    Everwood is always surprising. Sometimes the surprises are amazing, and sometimes they are heartbreaking. This episode had both (and Nina and Jake).

    Ephram has magically changed this season, and became a most wonderful character. This episode he had a recital for his students. Andy and Ephram are organizing chairs when Kyle comes in and tells them he got an audition to Julliard. Ephram didn't show much excitment, but later you see how happy he was for his student. This makes Ephram wonders if he lost his chance, because in "piano years" he's like seventy.

    Andy takes him to a concert and Ephram talks a great deal with his fellow pianist. The guy barely sees his family and doesn't have a girlfriend or friends. Gregory Smith, the great actor he is, shows us that is exactly what Ephram doesn't want.

    Later, Andy and his son have a great talk (is this the Brown household? Father and son sharing??) about Ephram's life and future. He doesn't want to be a professional pianist, he wants to be a teacher. His students' progress make him happy. He figured it all out. Oh, my. The only thing he hasn't figured out yet is... Madison. I tought he was going to say Amy, or even his dad. But no, Madison. Later he leaves her a huge message, apologizing for his past behaviour and thaking her, for everything.

    Bright. I loved him so much, since season 1, when he was arrogant and all. Now he cheated on Hannah with that girl Ada. I was disgusted. Hannah's Everwood's best character, and doesn't deserve this. I still hope they'll end up together, but I don't think Hannah'll ever forgive him, not completely.

    Nina wanted to propose to Jake! She wants a marriage and more children. But Jake's too busy with his new support group (which is a good storyline, by the way, even tough I hate Jake) and think they're fine with just Sam. I don't know who Nina's trying to kid here, or what Jake is doing. This is a couple they should break up.

    Just for Ephram, it was an amazing episode.

  • I say nerve-wracking because of Bright\'s little night out.

    I hope that Bright\'s little evening doesn\'t completely destroy his realtionship with Hannah because I love them together. I do want it to get Hannah very upset and for her to let him know he can\'t just sleep with some hot girl and then have things go back to normal. I want her to make him work to get their relationship back. She doesn\'t deserve to be treated like that. It would have been really nice to see Bright say NO to that girl and really realize what Hannah means to him instead of going through with it. But since that didn\'t happen, it will be trully interesting to see how Hannah reacts to the news and how she deals with it.moreless
  • "Does it look like a florist threw up in here?" LOL. Okay, so seriously...

    This was an excellent episode. Even though I find them a bit boring, I believe the Jake and Nina scene was the best tonight. Truly heartwrenching. They both had misinterpreted each other's signals and that is always painful. Nina had assumed Jake would want kids eventually and Jake had assumed since Nina had a son she didn't want anymore kids.

    Before this scene, was a scene between Nina and Andy talking while they were setting up Ephram's recital. When Nina came up with the idea to propose to Jake, you could Andy was unhappily surprised. Although he didn't like the idea, he supported Nina nonetheless.

    I am glad Ephram is switching universities- he needs to be challenged. As another reviewer put it, the writers haven't addressed his future much this season and they haven't, but sometimes college kids don't actually have they're future figured out yet. Ephram was one of those people- at last this episode showed him gaining some direction with his teaching piano.

    Finally, Bright. Bright did a stupid, stupid thing by sleeping with another girl, whom I believe he went to school with. I could sense the the girl's sluttiness a mile away and I think Bright did too, but he gave way to a momentary lapse of judgement. Was it the fight, or was it because his needs aren't being met, or he needed to find out for himself where he stands with Hannah by seeing how guilty he would be afterwards? (the last theory was thrown out by my firend Brit, the eternal optimist). Whatever the reason, I know things aren't going to be getting better for Hannah and Bright. He did do something stupid, but he does have a conscience. How long is he going to live with this as a secret? Probably not for long- Bright truly cares for Hannah and everyone always is saying it is better to be honest and all, so I'm pretty sure he will be honest with her. I could tell by the last scene, where he was hugging Hannah- his face had guilt all over it. This almost made me want to forgive Bright right away. Almost.moreless
  • Almost good enough to keep me from switching back to 24.

    I really enjoyed this episode. I was glad to see Ephram get back on track and decide he wants to be a teacher. Although I was a little disappointed that he didn't want to further his own musical career. I wish he would stop letting Amy influence his decisions when it's clear she oblivious to him. Bright's behavior was to be expected given his age and utter lack of maturity. Kelly Carlson should really start picking roles where she isn't the over-sexed vixen. I just hope Amy will stop being self-absorbed long enough to comfort poor Hannah when she finds out about his dirty little deed.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)

Kelly Carlson

Kelly Carlson


Guest Star

Steven R. McQueen

Steven R. McQueen

Kyle Hunter

Guest Star

Reggie Austin

Reggie Austin


Guest Star

Justin Baldoni

Justin Baldoni

Reid Bardem

Recurring Role

Scott Wolf

Scott Wolf

Dr. Jake Hartman

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Goof: When Andy and Ephram are talking in the apartment, Ephram fills his glass less than half full with orange juice. When the camera cuts back to Ephram, the glass is nearly two-thirds full.

    • Ephram decides not to take the opportunity of an audition at Yale and that next year he will transfer to Colorado A&M to major in music education.
      Ada has renamed her store to be Stitchin' N B-itchin'.
      Andy is 52.

    • Kyle has got an audition at Julliard and during his stay in New York, he has confessed his mother that he is gay

    • Bright likes his coffee with an insane amount of sugar.

    • Ephram has "borrowed" a toaster from her father.

    • Ephram decides that next year he will transfer to Colorado A&M to major in music education.
      Ada has renamed her store to be Stitchin' N Bitchin'.
      Andy is 52.

  • QUOTES (4)

  • NOTES (2)


    • Andy: (looking at the program for Ephram's recital) Symphony of Destruction. Who is that, Stravinsky?

      Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) was a Russian pianist and conductor. He was selected as one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people of the 20th century, and he is considered one of the most significant conductors of that time.

    • Andy: What'd you think?
      Ephram: (referring to Andre) I mean, it was great. The guy's the greatest pianist in America. Did you see how he played the mazurka? Chopin couldn't even play it that fast.

      Frederic Chopin was a Polish pianist and composer who lived in the early 1800s. His style of play was strongly influenced by Mozart, Clementi, Bach, and Haydn.

    • Jake: (to Nina) Let me ask you as question. You think I should go with the tie, or do the Tony Robbins thing?

      Tony Robbins is a self-help author and speaker who has appeared in infomercials, TV shows, and movies, including the 2001 film Shallow Hal. In his seminars, he often wears a sport jacket with no tie.

    • One of Ephram's piano students plays a Megadeth song at the piano.

      Megadeth is an American heavy metal band formed in 1983 and led by Dave Mustaine.

    • Episode title: The Land of Confusion; this episode has the same title as an 80's song by Genesis.

    • Jake: Be careful out there.

      This is a reference to the show Hill Street Blues.

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