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Have any episodes of "Highway" ever made you cry?

  • Avatar of ulij20


    [1]Mar 20, 2009
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    Aww, c'mon! Don't be ashamed to admit it. I'm a man of thirty-some years old and I do.

    It seems that the shows of the fourth season had the most depressing subject matter. Or maybe that was when I was sixteen years old and unusually sensitive for that age.

    I have a handful of episodes of the show that have made a tissue or two necessary. The first one that comes to mind was "I Was A Middle-Age Werewolf". Six-year old Alan goes trick-or-treating with his older sister, about twelve years of age and her friend, who is the same age. They play a trick on Alan, which leads him to become separated from the two. When his parents find out, his dad, who's the macho man type, goes looking for him, vowing that he's going to let Alan have it when he finds him. Well, they aren't able to find him and the police are called. Soon after, Alan returns home and when he's tearfully apologizing to his dad, his father turns around and walks over to him, looking like he's going to light into him. Instead, he picks him up and begins to cry. That was totally unexpected, because he had previously said that only sissies cry. It was just so heartwarming that I couldn't help but break down myself.

    Two episodes later, we find the twin brother of the boy who played Alan playing the part of a little boy who's father died unexpectedly. His mother is so beside herself due to the death of her husband that she doesn't realize that her son needs to grieve too. He deals with it through his superhero doll, Amazing Man until Jonathan help his mother to realize Stevie's needs. The cemetery scene, when he puts his head on his father's grave and cries, as well as when he's telling Amazing Man, who briefly came to life (through Jonathan) about what happened at the cemetery, was what made me have to reach for the kleenex box.

    I have a few others, which I'll add later on.

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  • Avatar of glassrose385


    [2]Apr 19, 2009
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    I remember crying to the Amazing Man episode. Another episode that really made me cry was the two part episode focused on kids at a cancer camp.
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  • Avatar of lare84


    [3]Apr 21, 2009
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    I don't think so but that doesn't mean they weren't great and very emotional!
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  • Avatar of Foxie913


    [4]Feb 3, 2010
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    For the life of me I can't remember which episodes but I would always watch the show on tv before going to bed and I recall quite a few times going to bed rather teary.

    I own the series on dvd and one episode that comes to mind is For The Love Of Larry. After his owners are trapped at the bottom of a hill in a car accident a dog tries to led Jonathan and Mark to them. The sad part is that at the end we learn that the dog had died but it was his spirit that was getting help. I think because I'm a dog owner and that I had a dog that passed away is why this episode sticks out the most. Darn it now I'm getting teary just writing this haha.

    Edited on 02/03/2010 9:22pm
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  • Avatar of GaryFrazier


    [5]Nov 15, 2010
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    For me, there were several.

    However, the one that sticks out in my mind is the program, where they took the kids to Camp Goodtimes.

    My older brother had leukemia and died at the age of 16, in 1976, so that program had extra meaning to it.

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