Judging Amy

Season 2 Episode 8

Waterworld

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Dec 19, 2000 on CBS
9.2
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When Donna's birthing center burns down the night before she goes into labor, the Grays offer the use of their house for her baby's water birth; the family becomes concerned at Maxine's curiously dispassionate response to the news of Socrates's death; Amy is upset when Vincent decides to spend Christmas alone with Carole rather than with the family; as she begins to suffer from burnout on the job, Maxine shifts some of her caseload onto her colleagues and finally takes Amy's advice to see a therapist; Amy gives four girls who filed a false molestation complaint against their teacher a taste of their own medicine when she has them taken into custody.moreless

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  • As Donna's due date looms, things are as crazy as ever. The birthing center burns down, Donna experiences braxton hicks contractions in court, Donna goes into labor in court, Donna uses the Grey's house for her birthing center, Donna's mom shows up...moreless

    9.0
    This episode was revealing in many ways. First for the character of Donna. Donna seems, frankly, a lovable idiot. However, her mother reaveals that Donna graduated in the top of her class, has an IQ of 173, but gave up her graduate school scholarship to join the marines. Donna has apparently failed her mother (a country club socialite) despite searching for her mother's affection.



    I love the character of Maxine. She's strong-willed, bitchy, sarcastic, rude, opinionated and refuses to admit when she's wrong. Yet, she also harbors a love for everything and everyone she comes in contact with that is amazingly powerful (Props to Tyne Daly for an amazing portrayal). She admonishes Donna's mother when she wishes to "give-up" on her daughter, explaining that it's not an option. And when Donna's mother walks away, Maxine steps in and acts as Donna's mother. Not because she feels pity for Donna or because she's angry at Donna's mother and wishes to prove a point. Maxine does it because she has a love for life, and honestly cares for those who need it most.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

Jill Eikenberry

Jill Eikenberry

Sheila Townsend

Guest Star

Brian Poth

Brian Poth

Nick Dobson

Guest Star

Elizabeth Ruscio

Elizabeth Ruscio

Tish Whitlock

Guest Star

Timothy Omundson

Timothy Omundson

Sean Potter

Recurring Role

Sara Mornell

Sara Mornell

Carole Tobey

Recurring Role

Brent Sexton

Brent Sexton

Oscar Ray Pant, Jr.

Recurring Role

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    • (Maxine comes home ot find Vincent filling up an inflatable hot tub in the dining room)
      Vincent: Hey, ma, you don't mind if Donna has her baby here, do you?
      Maxine: (doesn't miss a beat) No, that's fine.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The title of this episode, "Waterworld," is an allusion to a movie starring Kevin Costner titled "Waterworld." It was released in 1995 and was about a new world that was developing with the water levels receding.

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