October Road

Season 1 Episode 2

The Pros and Cons of Upsetting the Applecart

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Aired Unknown Mar 22, 2007 on ABC
9.0
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Nick decides to stay in Knights Ridge and tries to convince dean Leslie Etwood to give him a job at the local college, but things keep getting in his way. In a way to get back at Nick for leaving years ago, Eddie pursues Aubrey. Ikey isn't pleased to see Alison and Owen on an annual date. Hannah is mad at Nick after realizing The Commander came in the Veterinary Care with a silly excuse, only to find out if Sam is Nick's son or not.moreless

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  • 102

    9.0
    More people should have seriously gave this show a chance. This show has a distinct quality about it, not to mention the camerawork and editing is beautiful. We got a lot of humorous moments tonight on October Road, and it's proved that this show can steer away from the drama, and show the light side of things.



    We've got a pivotal episode here, with Nick trying to get the job at the school and eventually getting it. The applecart analogy was clever, and I loved the scenes between Nick & Hannah. Nick begins to wonder if Sam is his son because of his uncommon peanut allergy. The scene at the end with Hannah's breakdown was a powerful scene, and I love how it keeps flashing back to the sepia scenes.



    Eddie trying to get with Aubrey just to upset Nick was cold, but I'm looking forward to the future plots that Aubrey takes part in, she's an interesting character, and I'm excited to see what's to come for her character. We've got another intriguing ending with "Every Rose Has It's Thorn" playing in the background, and this show continues to be wildly intriguing.moreless
  • Welcome to the blowback! Nick decides to stay and everyone in town is not so thrilled. Nick tries to get a job at the college and Eddie tries to get the attention of pretty college student whom he thinks may be attracted to Nick.moreless

    9.5
    In the pilot we were introduced to all the characters and now we get into the storylines. Nick has found out that Sam has a peanut allergy and thinks Sam must be his son, personally I would agree. I really think Nick is the father, I want Nick to be the father. Eddie thinking that Nick is attracted to Aubrey, the pretty college student, tries to hook up with her to make Nick jealous or angry. Nick tries to get a job at the college, so he can have a function and Hannah will tell him about Sam. My favorite line of the episode is Nick to the Dean: "Um, I think you are forgetting the part where I burned down the orphanage and drunk dialed the pope". Loved it, definitely a good start into some exciting storylines!moreless
  • Nick tries to get the job in the university

    10
    i totally think sam is nicks son

    and they totally bonded from the beginning

    and if sam is nicks son than he will make a good father

    i think hannah is wrong for not telling the truth bout sam

    but im pretty sure she will later

    and i really hope nick gets the job that way he can stay
  • Nick is trying to figure out whether Sam is his son or not...

    10
    I get why Hannah doesn't want Nick to know that Sam is his son (which I'm pretty sure he is). Nick left her behind and never even called, he left and never looked back. She was on her own and managed everything quite well as it seems - until he came back and stirred up everyone's life. Don't get me wrong: It's good that he came back, otherwise we wouldn't have this great show going! ;-) But I think it may take a while for Hannah to lighten up and let Nick in again. Wasn't it sweat how Nick's dad went to the vet and then was convinced that Sam had his wife's eyes?? :-)moreless
  • Nick decides to stay in town and has to deal with the effects of coming home after ten years.

    10
    I thought that this was a really good episode for a new show. I really like that Nick wants to get to know Sam better and that Nick also told everyone that he thinks that Sam is his son. I found it really funny that Nick's father went into the vet's office with a rondom cat to see if Sam is his grandson but what he did not relieze that the cat was Hannah and Sam's cat. I was disappointed to learn that Ikey and Owen's wife are having an affair every tuesday night. What kind of friend is he to be sleeping with a friend's wife.moreless
Bryan Greenberg

Bryan Greenberg

Nick Garrett

Laura Prepon

Laura Prepon

Hannah Daniels

Warren Christie

Warren Christie

Ray 'Big Cat' Cataldo

Brad William Henke

Brad William Henke

Owen Rowan

Evan Jones

Evan Jones

David 'Ikey' Eichman

Jay Paulson

Jay Paulson

Phillip 'Physical Phil' Farmer

Bo Mitchell

Bo Mitchell

Doodie

Guest Star

John Malloy

John Malloy

Mr. Pinella

Guest Star

Rachel Miner

Rachel Miner

Darcy

Guest Star

Penny Johnson Jerald

Penny Johnson Jerald

Leslie Etwood

Recurring Role

Jonathan Murphy

Jonathan Murphy

Ronnie Garrett

Recurring Role

Rebecca Field

Rebecca Field

Janet Meadows

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • GOOF: Owen's friends say that his "date night" with his wife is every three months. However, when Owen and his wife go to the bar, Janet the bartender says that date night attire has changed from last month.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Ikey: (to Eddie about Darcy) You are like the flu only with a zipper.

    • Phil: (talking about peanut allergies) There's about a 60% chance of it originating from a genetic inheritance.
      Ikey: So, there's a 40% chance it don't!
      Nick: Well done, Pythagoras.
      Ikey: (Scoffs) Thanks for playing. Pythagoras was a winged horse, Greek myth style
      Nick: That would be Pegasus!

    • Eddie: So you want to go check out my singing koala bear in my attic.
      Janet: Are you asking me out?
      Eddie: Yea, I guess I am. Why don't you think about it and let me know.
      Janet: Tell you what, I'll think about it.

    • Nick: Look, I'm trying to confront this stuff that I ran from years ago. And I'm willing to face anything, anything that comes my way. I will not leave you, dean Etwood. Or your students either. This time I'm not leaving anything until it's ready to be left.
      Dean Leslie Etwood: Well, what an inspirational tale. But right now, Mr. Garrett, I'm going back to sleep.

    • Nick: Game over.
      Ronnie: Not true. I think we can do much better. Forget about Hannah and aging documents. Nothing beats a live testimonial. It's like I always say--"If you can't deliver the bacon, bring them the pig!"
      Nick: You always say that?
      Ronnie: Well, I will from now on.

    • (The Commander arrives with a cat who he just picked up off the street at Knights Ridge Veterinary Care, only to get a closer look at Sam)
      Hannah: This is yours, Mr. Garrett?
      The Commander: Yeah, that's right.
      Hannah: How old is this cat?
      The Commander: He's 7.
      Hannah: This cat is a female.
      The Commander: (smiles) Yeah.
      Hannah: And, um, what's her name?
      The Commander: (looks at a picture of a sunrise on the wall) Sunrise.
      Hannah: (notices he made up the name) And, um, what's wrong with Sunrise?
      The Commander: I don't know. He's just a little... sluggish.
      Hannah: She.
      The Commander: She.
      Hannah: Well I'll take a look at her.
      The Commander: Ok that's great well I guess I'll be going now (leaves the office)
      Sam: Mom why did he bring in Buster?
      Hannah: I don't know (Turns to look at a confused coworker) This is our cat.

    • Aubrey: And thus, the arsonist returns to the scene of his last great place.
      Nick: Going down in flames does seem to be the motive.

    • Dean Leslie Etwood: A teacher by nature is a leader and a leader is someone who embraces their life. Not one who runs away from it. In all the words Mr. Garrett, my students have nothing to learn from you.

    • Dean Leslie Etwood: What makes you think you can actually teach? And please, don't tell me it's because you wrote a popular novel.
      Nick: No! No. But... the journey. Getting there. The journey that those students wish to embark upon. I can share my experience.
      Dean Leslie Etwood: Then let's talk about that journey.
      Nick: Let's talk about it.
      Dean Leslie Etwood: The, ahm, epic struggle of a coward who left his home, wrote a book about the friends and family that he abandoned for reasons unknown and now is afraid to face his own life.

    • Owen: Hey, Nick's stayin', Eddie! Isn't that great?
      Eddie: (avoiding the subject) I'm gonna get my truck at Celli's.

    • Hannah: All I'm asking from you Nick is just please, please, please, PLEASE!, just don't UPSET THE APPLECART!

    • The Commander: Hey! (takes a gun away from Ronnie) Just because you are an idiot, it doesn't mean you have to act like one.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Penny Johnson Jerald takes over the recurring role of Dean Leslie Etwood, previously played by Bill Nunn. Apparently, the producers decided to make the character a female character, but they already filmed the pilot, so they just decided to change the actor.

    • Featured Music:
      "The Pretender" by Jackson Browne
      "Back to Oregon" by Dan Zweben
      "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" by Poison
      "Killer on the Loose" by Thin Lizzy
      "Chemical Reaction" by Low Five
      "Miss the Days" by The Penfifteen Club
      "She's So Pretty" by Kyf Brewer

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Aubrey: (to Eddie) You know I'd have pegged you more as a John Cougar Mellencamp guy than a John Cougar guy.

      Reference to a musician who called himself first John Cougar, then John Cougar Mellencamp and finally John Mellencamp. Aubrey associates the name changes with changes in his music.

    • Ikey: (After Nick corrects him) Guy spends 10 years in New York City. Thinks he's Anderson Cooper 360.

      Anderson Cooper 360° is a fast-moving, surprising and provocative alternative to the typical network evening newscast.

    • Episode Title: "The Pros and Cons of Upsetting the Applecart"
      The title is a reference to Hannah's line in this episode in which she asks Nick not to upset the applecart.

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