Judging Amy

Season 2 Episode 6

The Burden of Perspective

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Nov 28, 2000 on CBS
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The Burden of Perspective
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Amy is as shocked as Lauren is pleased to learn of Michael and Leisha's impending wedding; sensing that Maxine has reservations about their relationship, Jared suggests that they take some time away from each other in order to gain a little perspective; Vincent is attracted to a producer he meets when he's invited to read his short stories on the radio; Amy must decide if an alcoholic mother responsible for the death of her daughter has recovered enough to regain custody of her son and retain custody of her unborn child; Maxine is distressed when the state's attorney declines to file charges in the Roseland case; Bruce unhappily assents when Mia suggests that Rebecca spend more time with her in New York; Amy hears the case of a divorcing couple fighting over frequent flyer miles.moreless

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  • Maxine is wonderful in this episode. She deals with Jared and a tough decision. She also is the voice of reality with Amy and Lauren.

    9.1
    Amy deals with tough memories. Her wedding is like her marriage. The wedding started out perfect and then the weather turned bad and the home-made dresses fell apart (hems). Her marriage was the same way.



    Nice storyline for Vincent. He is the youngest and his big brother has no appreciation for his career decisions. Vincent stands up for himself. The writers also work in a reference to the Tourettes syndrome. Hats off!



    Bruce deals with mixed feelings about the mother of his child. The audience can tell that Amy likes the idea that Bruce is still available. Love that underlying desire between the two of them.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

Finn Carter

Finn Carter

Angela Kilpatrick

Guest Star

Yvette Freeman

Yvette Freeman

Clara Reeves

Guest Star

Dan Shor

Dan Shor

Mr. Boyd

Guest Star

Sara Mornell

Sara Mornell

Carole Tobey

Recurring Role

Siena Goines

Siena Goines

Mia

Recurring Role

L. Scott Caldwell

L. Scott Caldwell

Tanya Miller

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (8)

    • Maxine is baking cookies and having hot cocoa with Lauren. In the scene, Maxine removes a tray of cookies from the oven and takes them off the cookie tray. The cookies are already cooled. They are solid, not soft like cookies directly from a 375 degree F oven. It is evident when Lauren eats a cookie from her plate and again when Amy fingers the cookies.

    • In rebuttal to Peter's nasty comment about live pubic radio, Vincent mentions that he hopes his tourrettes does not kick in. Tourrettes syndrome is a neurological disorder. In some cases, a person afflicted with this disorder will have involuntary use of obscene language.

    • Leisha changed her hair color...it matches Amy's color now. This is reinforcing the theme that he re-creating the relationship he had with Amy. Case-in-point, the idea to elope to Europe.

    • When walking into the kitchen and facing Jared and Maxine, Vincent mentions the car could belong to Alan Greenspan. Mr. Greenspan was the chairman of the Federal Reserve for years and is a very rich man.

    • There is a close up of Maxine's left hand as Jared touches it. She is wearing a wedding band still. This is poignant. Jared is pushing Maxine...to move on from Edward.

    • Amy says that it is like living in the Ozarks. This is a reference to the Arkansas mountains. People there are less modern...behind by decades.

    • Amy mentions that the wedding will be like a trip on acid with pastels.

    • Lauren mentions that she will wear Laura Ashley in the wedding. Laura Ashley is a prime and proper line of expensive clothing.

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • The episode is titled, "Burden of Perspective," which is an allusion to the phrase "burden of proof." Burden of proof is the idea that an accusation/allegation must supported by proof. This is required in a court of law.

    • Amy: Hey, Mom, what the hell is a 'Tussy Mussy'?
      A "Tussy Mussy" is an intricately designed bouquet holder, usually crafted of silver or porcelain, approximately three to six inches long, which originated with the ancient Egyptians and was revived by the Victorians. "Mussy" refers to the flowers in the bouquet, and "Tussy" to the damp peat moss placed in these cone-shaped holders to keep the flowers fresh. Many had a small chain attached to a ring on their slender handles so that they could be held on a finger, pinned to a dress, or attached to a belt hook.

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