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October Road

Season 2 Episode 11

Stand Alone By Me

Aired Unknown Mar 03, 2008 on ABC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Nick, Phil, Owen and Eddie are shocked when they find out that their childhood crush, Angela Ferilli, is dead. They reminisce about the past they shared together and realize how much Angela affected their lives. Janet is frustrated when Eddie refuses to go visit her grandparents at a retirement home.moreless

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  • Remembering childhood friendships.

    This series is so great! I don't care how old, or young, you are, it is worth watching. All the characters touch a different aspect of anyone's life. Good selection. It got an important message across to everyone to count each day as a blessing. Looking back at one's childhood can be so poignant and makes one realize how lucky we were to grow up when we did. I wish our kids had the same.

    Keep up the good stories.

    The music selected was great, also. I want the Jayhawks song, Will I See You In Heaven. Let me know how to get it, pleasemoreless
  • The episode made me care for a character that I don't personally know, I have never seen on the show before and someone who I've only seen a 10 year old version of.moreless

    This episode in as little words I can put it was amazing. I started watching the episode a tad bit unsure. I was expecting one of those flashback episodes wherein I wouldn't get anything from it. I thought we'd get to see Big Cat bully these kids, which was what we initially saw, but that wasn't everything. We met a character who the gang used to know and someone who the gang still, in a way, live their lives by. It goes to show how sometimes, someone can affect your life so gravely. It could be someone you merely passed by, someone you don't personally know, someone you knew a long time ago or even, someone who has been by your side for months. This hour of breathtaking television opened my eyes to realization, and that's what television should be delivering every week.moreless
  • Nick, Owen, Eddie, and Phil are having problems with their girlfriends as a childhood friend whom they all had a crush on dies.

    I loved this episode! We need more flashbacks like these, so great! I loved seeing the guys when they were 10 and their friendships back then, so great, it helps you to see that their personalities are pretty much the same. The problems that the guys have with their girlfriends are so realistic and they way they deal with them is typical of guys, which is one of the reasons I love this show, the realistic depictions of the relationships. I thought it was so cute that all the guys were in love with Angela Ferreli when they were young. We got to see how Physical Phil got his nickname, which was a little dorky, but good for 10 year olds. We also got to see that they had been doing the airband since they were 10 at least, they may have been doing it longer, or that may have been the start of that as well. I loved the story Nick wrote about Angela when he was a kid, I like that we get to see some good writing Nick has done that doesn't hurt people. I hope he will get over his writers block soon, as he says to Aubrey "I can't write, I don't know why, and it scares the h*** out of me". I teared up when Eddie gave the little girl the necklace at the funeral, so sweet. I love how Ikey talks about how what they have in the Ridge might be their meant to bes just like Grizzly was Angela's meant to be. That Ikey is so insightful. Great episode!moreless
  • What a great episode.

    This is the first time i have ever seen october road. but i can assure u it certainly wont be the last.

    what a great episode. i am really hooked on to this show. even though i had no idea who most of the charecters were, it didnt really matter. i understood it pretty well. this episdoe was really well done. I will definitely be watching this show from the start as soon as i get time. I really liked the whole past and present thing. This is a great show.

    Im hearing this show got canceled? this cant be true can it??moreless
  • 211

    An episode with some good moments but definitely an overrated installment. This is declared the best episode of the entire series? I definitely think not. We didn't get much development this week, and I was having trouble sympathizing or even getting the characters this week. Angela Ferelli dies, someone the boys knew when they were ten.

    Anyways so her death connects to everyone's personal problems somehow, as it flashes back to when they knew her. I didn't really get what the point of this episode was. I mean, really, why? I mean we got some development, like Owen & Alison "sitting" or Pizza Girl telling Phil she loves him, but this whole episode was just too cliche overall, and the way things ended were unsettling.

    This may have been an entertaining episode, but that's pretty much all it was. My favorite episode will always remain the fifth episode of the first season, just because of how amazing it is in every aspect, this episode was lacking in a lot of things. Great episode, yet overrated.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

Destiny Grace Whitlock

Destiny Grace Whitlock

Caitlin Rowan

Guest Star

Bryce Robinson

Bryce Robinson

Connor Rowan

Guest Star

Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne

Angela Ferilli

Guest Star

Elizabeth Bogush

Elizabeth Bogush

Alison Rowan

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Eddie: Pack a bag.
      Janet: What for?
      Eddie: We're going to Rhode Island. I got tickets for Bye Bye Birdie, Providence. Figured me and Gramps can get some nap time in.

    • Angela: Later skaters waiters and smelly cheese graters, see ya.

    • (After the 10 year-old boys arrive in Bishop Flats for Angela's birthday party)
      Phil: (to Ikey after he grabs Phil's backpack) Don't rummage in my bag, dude. (Ikey and Phil tussle over the bag)
      Owen: Hey come on, guys, come on. Don't get physical with Phil.
      Ikey: Whadya say?
      Owen: I said don't get physical...
      Ikey: ...with Phil. Physical Phil. From now on you're Physical Phil. Nickname, nickname, nick name.
      Phil: Like that'll ever stick.

    • Physical Phil: You're basic male - his default emotion - happy. Give him a meatball sub, a cold beer, nine innings, and any Bruce Willis film where Bruce gets to fire a gun and your basic male is happy... euphoric even.
      Eddie: Ahhh.
      Physical Phil: But the female - OHH - the female has to have everything just so. You know whatever idea they wake up in the morning with, in their head, if that idea, notion, goal is not summarily achieved then say hello to bedlam, wrapped in mayhem, with a side order of chaos.
      Eddie: I hear ya, chief.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Featured music:
      "Will I See You in Heaven" by The Jayhawks
      "Remember Yesterday" by Joshua Payne
      "I Will Remember You" by Skid Row
      "Honey and the Moon" by Joseph Arthur


    • The title of this episode and the plot line of four boys on a journey are derived from the 1986 feature film Stand By Me starring Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell, Wil Wheaton, and River Phoenix.

    • Ray: Jessica Fletcher rocked the casbah.

      Jessica Fletcher was a fictional mystery writer portrayed by Angela Lansbury on Murder She Wrote which aired on CBS through the 1980s. And "Rock the Casbah" was a song released by The Clash in 1982.