Judging Amy

Season 4 Episode 20

Requiem

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Apr 15, 2003 on CBS
9.7
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Stu convinces a reluctant Amy to go on an overnight camping trip which ends up bringing them closer together. After planning to wed Jared secretly on the weekend, Maxine is devastated when he has a sudden fatal heart attack in China and lashes out in her grief to everyone around her, including a rebellious teenaged client. Tensions run high in the Gray household when Maxine refuses to allow anyone to comfort her. Peter and Charles bicker over the funeral arrangements as a way of handling their sorrow. Maxine gathers family and friends at the diner for a moving memorial service.moreless

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  • Requiem

    9.5
    Help! Have searched and searched for a place to view Season 4, episode 20 of Judging Amy. I cannot find a place to watch it. Missed the original showing. so am anxious to see it. What do I do? Obviously, I cannot score it, but did so anyway, just in anicipation
  • Requiem is such an emotional episode, made even more moving by the fact that Maxine learns the news of Jared's death so suddenly. Also, Amy's not being there when the news is shared creates a more touching reunion between the two of them.moreless

    9.7
    I cannot say enough about how well performed this episode was with great acting from everyone involved, but especially from Tyne Daly as she displays Maxine's grieving process. When she has her dream about Amy coming and telling her that Jared is there, and then she wakes up to the heartbreaking reality that he is truly gone, and in actuality Ella is the only one there to see her, Maxine is forced to deal with her overpowering feelings in the only way she knows how, lashing out at Ella in a heartrending scene. Everyone is incredibly compassionate as they try to help Maxine, and I love the scene where Sean comforts her, especially since she had just arrived at DCF and didn't know that Jared was dead until Charles told her. When Amy returns from camping, she is also comforting and provides her mother with what she needs to begin moving on. The scene in the diner with Jared's memorial provides further opportunities for the cast to display its skill with their thoughts on Jared's character and what he meant to each of their lives. Maxine's speech which stated that their thoughts show what kind of legacy Jared will have was a great testament to him and his character's caring for everyone in the family.moreless
  • This episode will have you in tears as you watch as Jared Duff is remembered.

    9.5
    A truly beautiful ending adds to the great drama this show has. Dedicated to the memory of Richard Crenna, this episode sees Jared Duff die, and the consequences his death has on Jared's son, Charles, and Maxine and her family. Throughout the episode, we see various characters struggling with their emotions, among them Maxine and Amy. The last 15 minutes or so of the episode really showcase the great writing on this show...Maxine prepares a memorial service for Jared at the cafe they first met at, complete with toasted cheese sandwiches and milkshakes, and everyone shares their memories of Jared, including a haiku that Lauren wrote. After the service, Amy and Stu return to the Gray house, and in a moment that I see as extremely telling, Bruce arrives with his sympathies, and Amy breaks down in his arms, with Stu watching the whole show. The final scene is Maxine at her vanity, remembering how Jared said she'd look "kicky" with short hair, and as she looks at his picture, she pulls out a pair of scissors and cuts her hair. Wonderful touching episode and a great dedication.moreless
Golde Starger

Golde Starger

Golde

Guest Star

Diane Cossa

Diane Cossa

Edith Hollander

Guest Star

Lonnie Colon

Lonnie Colon

Delivery Guy

Guest Star

Reed Diamond

Reed Diamond

Stuart Collins

Recurring Role

Timothy Omundson

Timothy Omundson

Sean Potter

Recurring Role

William Ragsdale

William Ragsdale

Charles Duff

Recurring Role

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