Mysterious Ways

Season 1 Episode 6


Aired Monday 8:00 PM Aug 28, 2000 on NBC
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When two students in Declan's anthropology class exhibit uncanny similarities, Declan becomes curious when both adopted young men turn out to share the same birth date, the same mannerisms, tastes, and test answers, but a blood test determines that they aren't related. When one of them becomes ill, the mystery of what brought them together intensifies. Meanwhile, Declan and Peggy discover they share a common bond as well.moreless

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    Dave McGowan

    Dave McGowan


    Guest Star

    Tygh Runyan

    Tygh Runyan

    Robert Mitchell

    Guest Star

    Tyron Leitso

    Tyron Leitso

    Brent Jebcotte

    Guest Star

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    • QUOTES (8)

      • Declan: They got some answers wrong. The same ones I should add.
        Peggy: Then YOU don't know your subject very well.

      • (Peggy and Declan are discussing the fact that they went to the same community college and only just discovered it)
        Declan: I can't believe it. You know, I really wanted to get to know you.
        Peggy: Really?
        Declan: Yeah, in fact I was even planning on asking you out.
        Peggy: Oh, really?
        Declan: You know it took me two weeks to finally get up the nerve to sit next to you in class?
        Peggy: You were the guy who wore those big thick glasses!
        Declan: Yeah, that was me. I even changed my socks for you.
        Peggy: Ah, nice.
        Declan: And then you split, you disappeared.
        Peggy: Yeah I dropped out, my brother got ill so I enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania. Changed majors.
        Declan: Let me guess, psychiatry.
        Peggy: Yeah, I met my husband there.
        Both: (Simultaneously) Wow.
        Declan: Don't tell me, separated at birth, you and me.

      • Peggy: Declan, did you go to Grand Oaks Community College?
        Declan: You bet. Two proud years as a fighting ferret.
        Peggy: Dr. Hess, (in a deeper voice) Dr. Hess.
        Declan: Dr. Hess.
        Peggy: He taught there didn't he?
        Declan: Yeah, why?
        Peggy: The other day when you mentioned him, it triggered a memory; the name, the accent. I went to Grand Oaks Community College.
        Declan: Oh yeah?
        Peggy: And I took a class with Dr. Hess, but I was there only a few weeks. I'd completely forgotten.
        Declan: Fall of '84?
        Peggy: Yep.
        Declan: Your hair was shorter. You sat in the front row and you always argued with me! You were a real pain in the ass!

      • Declan: What you said last week about me thinking everything is weird; it's true I do. I'm always looking for a meaning when there isn't any.
        Peggy: People have been doing that for thousands of years; it's perfectly normal.

      • (A student hands Declan beer at a college party)
        Peggy: You shouldn't be drinking with the students.
        Declan: Why not? They're all 21.
        Peggy: How do you know?
        Declan (Pointing to student): Just ask him.
        Student: Twentyone!

      • (Miranda is taking Robert's blood)
        Brent: I thought you didn't need blood for this test?
        Miranda: I don't; this is for my own private collection.
        Declan: She's only kidding. She's doing two tests.
        Miranda: Tissue and blood.
        Brent: Don't you have to have a license or something?
        Miranda: I do; I'm a registered phlebotomist.
        Declan: It means she's a highly trained professional in this area. She's ok to do this.
        Robert: Ow! You're not very good at it!
        Miranda: No, I'm not.

      • Peggy: Take us for instance. There were no signs that brought us together.
        Declan: I don't know, maybe there was.
        Peggy: I tell you what, I'll do some research and see if there are any coincidences that brought us together.
        Declan: OK.
        Peggy: But don't be surprised if I don't find anything more amazing than having a girlfriend named Cathy.
        Declan: You have a girlfriend named Cathy?
        Peggy: Very funny.

      • Declan: It's not just the way they sound. I mean it's their inflections, their gestures, their mannerisms. It's almost like they're the same person.
        Peggy: All kids look the same when you're old.
        Declan: That's not funny!

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      • Declan (Talking to a student at a college party where dance music is playing in the background): What is this? Grass Roots? I'm only kidding, I know my music.

        The Grass Roots were an American rock and roll band who released songs between 1965 and 1975.