Judging Amy

Season 2 Episode 13

The Beginning, the End, and the Murky Middle

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Feb 13, 2001 on CBS
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The Beginning, the End, and the Murky Middle
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As Peter and Gillian prepare for Ned's christening, Evie returns to claim her son; Amy and Tom decide to make their relationship public; Carole has trouble dealing with Vincent's relationship with Donna; Maxine moves forward with her plans for Sanctuary House; Amy looks for signs of remorse from a teenage boy accused of killing his sister.moreless

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  • As Peter and Gillian prepare for Ned's christening, Evie returns; Carole has trouble dealing with Vincent's relationship with Donna; Maxine moves forward with her plans for Sanctuary House; Amy deals with a teenage boy accused of killing his sister.moreless

    8.9
    I just rewatched this eppisode today. I had seen it a few times before, but I'm not sure how important I realized it was. I always thought of this episodes as one of the throw aways, but in reality it is probably just as importent as all of the ones I consdider to be best. I also found this eppisode, to be very interesting. Now that I know what will be happening in the rest of the series, I realize that, I like the way that they are aleady setting things up for events that will happen much later in the series.moreless
  • Carole gives Vincent a hard time because he is so close to Donna. Amy struggles in court and in love. Maxine does everything in her power to get the sanctuary house approved. And Peter and Gillian risk losing Ned to Evie.moreless

    9.5
    This is probably one of the best Judging Amy episodes ever. It has everything it's supposed to and is absolutely amazing to watch.



    Amy's relationship with Tom begins to move to the next step. Tom wants to tell their children that he and Amy are dating. Amy's nervousness at first is completely realistic; she's in a relationship with someone she really likes, and is afraid that Laruen will not approve. But, as she gets used to the idea her excitement is evident. Then, when Tom drops the bomb on her, I felt as if my heart was breaking along with her.



    Maxine's strength is unmatched. She wants the Sanctuary House, and will go to any means to get it. It's always amazing to watch Maxine in action, and we get a lot of it in this episode. She pursues the Sanctuary House singlemindedly, trying to make everyone help her so she can do good. Then, when she is accused in a case, she blows up in the boys face because she knows it's not her fault. She always does the best.



    It's impossible not to feel for Peter and Gillian. Two parents at risk of losing their baby.



    And Carole's annoying. She was the only downside to the entire episode.moreless
Amy Brenneman

Amy Brenneman

Amy Madison Gray

Dan Futterman

Dan Futterman

Vincent Gray (Episodes 1-51, 117- )

Richard T. Jones

Richard T. Jones

Bruce Van Exel

Jessica Tuck

Jessica Tuck

Gillian Gray

Marcus Giamatti

Marcus Giamatti

Peter Gray

Karle Warren

Karle Warren

Lauren Cassidy

Gregory Harrison

Gregory Harrison

Tom Gillette

Guest Star

Allan Rich

Allan Rich

Jim Southam

Guest Star

Bob Morrisey

Bob Morrisey

Rev. Weufel

Guest Star

Timothy Omundson

Timothy Omundson

Sean Potter

Recurring Role

Sara Mornell

Sara Mornell

Carole Tobey

Recurring Role

Erika Alexander

Erika Alexander

Fran Winston

Recurring Role

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    • Music: "The Song of the Cebu", from the video series "VeggieTales", is playing on the TV when Vincent is dancing with Donna and Ariadne, and Carole comes in to talk.

    • The poem that Amy reads at the christening is "On Children" by Kahlil Gibran. It is one of the chapters in his book "The Prophet," which was published in 1923 and is still available everywhere:

      And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said,
      "Speak to us of Children."
      And he said:
      Your children are not your children.
      They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
      They come through you but not from you,
      And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
      You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
      For they have their own thoughts.
      You may house their bodies but not their souls,
      For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
      which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
      You may strive to be like them,
      but seek not to make them like you.
      For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
      You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
      The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite and
      He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
      Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
      For even as he loves the arrow that flies,
      so He loves also the bow that is stable.

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