October Road

Season 2 Episode 2

How to Kiss Hello

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Aired Unknown Nov 26, 2007 on ABC
8.9
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Hannah shares her feelings with Nick and decides to take her life in a new direction. Eddie is having problems showing his feelings for Janet in public. Nick learns that another professor has taken over his class. Physical Phil is on the verge of losing the only connection to the world outside of his house.moreless

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  • Character development and a variety of love stories made this a great show.

    9.5
    The dramatic ending when Eddie surprises Janet by kissing her in front of all their friends is what makes this show a step above most other TV shows. It is refreshing to see a character like Eddie develop in such a mature way. Last season we observed Eddie's inability to maintain a healthy relationship with women. He seemed to be stuck in the high school mode of conquering beautiful girls and then moving on before any real feelings could develop. Finally he recognizes a woman (Janet) worthy of risking a 'real' relationship. The love story between Nick and Hannah reminds me of the love story between Derrick and Meredith on Grey's Anatomy. The writers will have fun tempting the audience throughout the entire season- will they get together or not? It make me wonder why Hannah is afraid of 'true love' which she obviously has for Nick (the sick feeling in her stomach) and why she prefers a slime ball like Big Cat. She appears to be utterly confused and in denial about what's real and what's not. Is her blond hair a coincidence or is she another 'dumb blond' stereotype. Of course, Nick's competing girlfriend, Aubrey, has brown hair and appears rather intelligent as well as beautiful. The only part of this episode I didn't like was the college break-in. Even with a large alcohol intake, I don't think Nick would do anything that stupid! When Phil pulled the plug on his TV named Jason, it was encouraging that he's making progress and may be out the door in the fresh air in a coming episode. His pizza delivery girlfriend is charming just like their relationship. Despite his fits of uncontrolled rage, Owen is a great guy. He is very sincere about loving his kids. The scene with his kids was very touching. It will be interesting to see how his wife tries to make up with him after her adultery or if she is just a total idiot and blows it again. I'm so glad this show is back!!!!!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • 202

    9.0
    Loads better than the season premiere, and this episode just let us know that this show hasn't lost that sense of enticement and intrigue in it's episodes. This show proves to be addicting, and the great thing about it is, it's not over the top and it definitely isn't your regular kind of drama. This episode brought us relationship development, but every single couple or possible pairing you can empathize with in one way or another. Every character is complex and three dimensional.



    Is anyone loving Phil this season? Phil & Pizza Girl's relationship is so sweet, and I just love seeing them on my television screen. Phil letting go of "Jason" was the comic relief of the episode, but it just brought a flawless ending with Phil disconnecting the TV, loved how everything tied together with Eddie & Janet going public and Big Cat & Hannah announcing their engagement.



    Nick & Owen breaking in the college was a great side story, and it was quite funny too. So this episode had some things that the premiere didn't. Which was picking up from last season finale's events, Aubrey, and of course Pizza Girl. Superb episode, can't wait for the next episode to come.moreless
  • Eddie and Janet!

    7.0
    Up for its second episode, but has declines from the opener by quite a lot, but I still enjoy it as much!



    Nick and Hannah are going no where, but we finally see Aubrey and what's this? She wrote a book. When he gets back to work he finds out that his job has been taken, but the Dean does something to help him get it back. But then again, we know Nick, he'll probably do something to piss people off.



    Hannah and Big Cat get even stronger, as Eddie and Janet do as well. I'm really happy about Eddie and Janet, tehy're ironically the perfect couple. Phil and Pizza Girl try to understand each other a lot better, and they end up pretty sweet, but will Jason stand in the way?



    Episode Quote (courtesy of Rooster): Ah yes... the classic "how to we greet each other kiss/handshake hello." I don't know about you two, but it certainly made me uncomfortable.moreless
  • Eddie and Janet decide to take their relationship public but Rooster tries to ruin it for Janet. Nick, Owen and Ronnie get caught breaking into the office of another professor while trying to get Aubrey's novel which results in Nick getting fired.moreless

    9.8
    This episode focused mainly on Janet and Eddie. I think the two of them are cute together. I am glad Eddie is trying to let go of his past and let everyone know how he feels for Janet. I didn't like how Rooster tried to ruin this for Janet by making her think that she isn't good enough for Eddie. Because it sort of works, she begins to think she isn't good enough for Eddie which definitely isn't true. My favorite line in this episode is "You are nothing like the girls I have dated, you are beautiful inside and out and you are absolutely nothing like taxes". Okay so that may not be exact, but it is pretty good. I also love when Nick, Owen, and Ronnie get drunk and break into the college. Ronnie just cracks me up! I think it is great when Owen tells Nick to play long ball with Hannah, and give her some time. I felt so bad when Nick saw the engagement ring on Hannah's finger at the bar, the look on Hannah's face said that she was sorry too. All in all this was a great episode, especially for Jeddie!moreless
  • Review

    9.0
    This season is shaping up to be pretty consistant as far as the writing goes and you can see this year, more then last, that the writers are taking more chances in the writing this year. Nick has hit rock bottom, although at the start of the season when he got back from New York he was at the top of his mountain. Some people don't like the fact that Nick is on this steep decline emotionally, but I know the writers won't keep him that way forever. I like the chances they are taking with regards to Nick / Hannah, I think that them getting together shouldnt even be considered until the final couple of episodes of the show, whenever that may be. I think Hannah and Big Cat are going to last for a while this season and I wonder where Nick is going to go from here now that he has been fired from his job as a teacher. Doesnt seem like much for him to stay in Knights Ridge for, but who knows where the writing is to go from here.moreless
Bryan Greenberg

Bryan Greenberg

Nick Garrett

Laura Prepon

Laura Prepon

Hannah Daniels

Geoff Stults

Geoff Stults

Eddie Latekka

Brad William Henke

Brad William Henke

Owen Rowan

Jay Paulson

Jay Paulson

Phillip 'Physical Phil' Farmer

Tom Berenger

Tom Berenger

Bob 'The Commander' Garrett

Kevin Weisman

Kevin Weisman

Duncan Bow

Guest Star

Brandon Killham

Brandon Killham

Jasper Cataldo

Guest Star

Tanner Blaze

Tanner Blaze

Casper Cataldo

Guest Star

Jonathan Murphy

Jonathan Murphy

Ronnie Garrett

Recurring Role

Penny Johnson Jerald

Penny Johnson Jerald

Leslie Etwood

Recurring Role

Sean Gunn

Sean Gunn

Rooster

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Eddie: Hey Janet, can I get a beer?
      Janet: You know this whole you and me going to the homecoming game? It's a bad idea. It's not going to work. Cause here's the thing. I'm not taxes. I'm not the dentist. I'm not something you get out of the way.
      Eddie: What?
      Janet: I'm also not like the other girls you've been with. I'm not a cute cashier. I don't know how to make waffle cones. I'm not another stop along the Eddie Latekka conquest trail... I'm not perky like Susan. I don't know how to bat my eyes like Lottie and I definitely don't have double D cups like...
      (Eddie kisses her)
      Eddie: You know what? You're not like the other girls I usually date. You're smart and funny and beautiful inside and out. And you're absolutely NOTHING like taxes.
      (Janet laughs a little, Eddie smiles and looks at her)
      Eddie: Excuse me.
      (Eddie kisses her again)

    • Ray (about the lilac bush): That bush---that's what we do, you're in Knights Ridge, you stay, put down roots, and we watch them grow.
      Hannah: You know I love it when you break out the garden metaphors.
      Ray: Will you marry me Hannah Jane?

    • Rooster (trying to make a point): We have to play within our league, Janet. Remember what happened when I was dating Christy Turlington? It ended in the heartbreak and tears and utter devastation.
      Janet: You never dated Christy Turlington, Rooster.
      Rooster: Exactly, and I never will.

    • Rooster (seeing Janet and Eddie being uncomfortable): Ah yes... the classic "how to we greet each other kiss/handshake hello." I don't know about you two, but it certainly made me uncomfortable.

    • Aubrey: You broke into Professor Bow's office to read my novel.
      Nick: That's one way of putting it.
      Aubrey: How else would you put it?
      (pause)
      Nick: Okay, you pretty much nailed it.

    • Pizza Girl (She kisses Phil, and then compares talks about a TV set that Phil named Jason): If you tell me Jason's ever done that, I'll run out of here screaming.

    • (Nick's walking through town when he see Sam riding on a skateboard.)
      Nick: I didn't miss your birthday, did I?
      Sam: Nah, one of Big Cat's peace offerings.
      Nick: Big Cat's been coming around baring gifts?
      Sam: You didn't hear? Big Cat's making a comeback.
      Nick: I must of missed the press conference.
      Sam: Yeah, sorry. I was rooting for you.

    • The Commander: You know what I want? The newspaper, think maybe you go out there and fetch it for me?
      Nick: You know, in some cultures people are actually known to open the door, step outside, and get the newspaper themselves.
      The Commander: Ah, I'm wearing my short robe. I don't want to give Ms. Turner a thrill if I have to bend over to pick it up.
      Nick: Aw, come on, dad. Ms. Turner hasn't had a thrill since Reagan beat Mondale.
      The Commander: Exactly, she's due.
      Ronnie: Nicky, you.. should go get the paper.
      The Commander: Trust me, you should.
      Nick: Okay, but the mood I'm in I might just flash Ms. Turner for the hell of it.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Tanner Blaze takes over the role of Casper Cataldo in season two, replacing Dalton Cole, who previously played him in three episodes of season one.

    • Brandon Killham takes over the role of Jasper Cataldo during season two. Justin Albano had previously played him in three episodes during season one.

    • Featured Music:
      "Love Untold" by Paul Westerberg
      "Fool For You Anyway" by Foreigner
      "Let It Begin" by The Shore
      "Wish You Were Here" by Ryan Adams
      "Cold Roses" by Ryan Adams

    • This is the first episode to air in a new time slot, Mondays at 10PM.

    • ABC advertised this episode as the season premiere, although the first episode of the season aired a few days before the airing of this episode.

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