Higher Ground

Season 1 Episode 19

Because It's There

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Aired Unknown May 26, 2000 on ABC Family
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Because It's There
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Scott tries to get Peter to get Shelby back to Horizon. Shelby finds out her stepfather abused her little sister Jess.

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    Jim Byrnes (I)

    Jim Byrnes (I)

    Frank Markasian

    Jewel Staite

    Jewel Staite

    Daisy Lipenowski

    Joe Lando

    Joe Lando

    Peter Scarbrow

    Deborah Odell

    Deborah Odell

    Hannah Barnes

    Anne Marie DeLuise

    Anne Marie DeLuise

    Sophie Becker (eps 2 & 6-22)

    Hayden Christensen

    Hayden Christensen

    Scott Barringer

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    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (14)

      • Shelby (in a letter to Daisy): They say things change. They say time heals all wounds. They say life goes on, but they're wrong. I'm home. I'm back in the nightmare. And I don't know how I'm gonna get through it again.

      • Shelby (in a letter to Daisy): I never had anything in my life that was good enough to miss. When I ran away I didn't miss home, and I never missed the streets. But I miss the mountains. I miss the smell of the trees and the wet ground. I miss everyone. I miss you. It's better to forget, maybe, because all it does is hurt.

      • Spencer: I thought I would stop by, have a look around the old place.
        Peter: Hasn't changed much. Wanna go get something to eat?
        Spencer: No, thanks. The food I remember.

      • Sophie: Can't hide from your problems, even in Tibet. Believe me, I tried.

      • Dr. Burke (about the pins in Peter's knee): How do you get through airport metal detectors?

      • Peter: You don't beat a mountain. You climb it to challenge yourself, to show you who you are.
        Sophie: You don't need a mountain for that.
        Peter: Maybe I do.

      • Peter: It's just a mountain, Katherine. You're the same person at the top as you were at the bottom.

      • Auggie: If you weren't stuck here you'd never want…you'd never want someone like me.
        Juliette: You're right. Out there in the world we never would have had a chance. The homeboy and the prom queen? No way. But that's why I'm so glad I came here, 'cause otherwise I would've missed out on something amazing. I would've missed out on you.

      • Shelby (to her sleeping stepfather): So here we are. After all this time, here we are. You made me dirty. You made me run away from my own home. And now I'm ready to fight. I know how to be strong now, and look at you. It's not even a fair fight. You took everything away from me and you go and get sick. You get sick and now I have no-one to fight against. My revenge. You even took that away from me.

      • Jess: You ran away and you left me with him? You left?
        Shelby: He promised. If I wouldn't tell, if I never told, he wouldn't touch you. He'd leave you alone.
        Jess: You knew what he was; you knew! And you left! You left!

      • Alice (about Walt): Shelby, he loves you. Both of you. He's a good man.
        Shelby: No, he's not! He's a monster. You're my mother. You're supposed to protect me. You are my mother. Well, I guess I'll just have to protect myself now. To protect myself and Jess.

      • Walt: What did we do that was so wrong? I just love my girls.
        Shelby: Love? You don't know the meaning of the word. You almost made me forget, but I know what it means. I remember.
        Walt: Don't walk away. Where are you going?
        Shelby: I've gotta open the door for the police. I am so tired of hating you, so this is the end. No more hate, no more anger. Just some justice.

      • Shelby: You said you didn't know.
        Alice: I didn't want to know.

      • Daisy (referring to Shelby): By the way, she called me.
        Scott: What'd she say? On the phone, what'd she say?
        Daisy: She hates it at home, you hurt her, you weren't there for her. She got over it, now it's your turn. You know, the phone lines run both ways.

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    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Title: Because It's There

        This is a reference to British mountaineer George Leigh Mallory's response when he was asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest.

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