October Road

Season 1 Episode 3

Tomorrow's So Far Away

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Aired Unknown Mar 29, 2007 on ABC
9.3
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Nick helps Sam get a girl he likes by using a technique from his novel. Physical Phil gets a crush on a pizza delivery girl. Ray wants to buy a house with Hannah. Hannah realizes she still wants Nick. Janet fears Eddie is embarrassed to be on a date with her.moreless

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  • 103

    9.0
    Wow, why did this show get canceled? This show has a great heartwarming feature too it, and I just can't believe this series was so short lived. We've got intriguing characters, subtle humor, and just great cinematography.



    I don't even know where to begin with this episode with the multiple plots. Nick helping out Sam get a girl doesn't sound like the most intriguing story line, but I just love how everything manages to tie up with the past.



    We even have a love triangle emerging between Nick, Hannah and Aubrey. I'm glad Hannah broke it off with that guy, looking forward to see his payback against Nick. I have a feeling October Road is prepping up for an explosive finale.



    The Maybe Date was just okay, I mean we learn that Eddie sees Janet as a friend, nothing more, but by the end, he asks her out again. Their friendship is interesting though. Phil and the pizza girl are cute, hoping to see more of them soon.



    I kind of wanted Nick & Aubrey just to be intellectual friends but I guess the kiss changes everything now. So we got a lot of development tonight, and every episode seems better than the last. Superb episode tonight, I really do love this show.moreless
  • Sam goes to Nick for help with a girl and they rock the stadium of her heart at pumpkinfest. Eddie and Janet go on a "date" and Janet is afraid that Eddie is ashamed to be seen with her.moreless

    9.9
    This is where things start to get really exciting. I love the Nick and Sam and Hannah scenes in this episode. The scene in the office with the 3 of them, makes you believe they really are a "family", a very cute little family. I love when they are describing how when someone is nervous they devolve into a nervous giggle, and then Nick devolves into a nervous giggle, so cute, I loved it. I felt so bad for Janet in the restaurant when she thought Eddie took her to a place to keep her hidden so he wouldn't be seen with her by anybody he knows, and she was so wrong. The scene where they rock the stadium of Amanda's heart at pumpkinfest. Love to see more airband scenes with Sam, so great!moreless
  • Good continuation.

    10
    After two so-so normal episodes, we finally get a more interesting episode. I liked how Sam and Nick connected in this episode. The kid was just a normal kid trying to get a lady, and Nick was just acting as a 'father figure' to Sam. That must be the reason why he hadn't figured out that his technique might not work. It's a good conclusion. I wouldn't like the end if the girl actually loved what Sam did. Who would ever do something so soon?



    Hannah and Janet are great friends, and we can see how connected they are through their conversations. However, although I respect Laura Prepon a lot, sometimes I don't feel her character. But the ending made sure it would all change. She ended whatever she had with Ray. Ray will most definitely be a great villain in the future.



    Janet and Eddie. He was nice to her, she was suspicious, but it all turned out great. However, I don't see how Eddie will change. He needs to learn a lot more. And that's probably why he could hurt poor Janet. I hope he won't, but I don't know yet. Also, Physical Phil finally got a story too. It's interesting, and we'll see what happens.moreless
  • Nick helps Sam to try to get a girl.

    9.2
    I thought that this was a really good episode. I really liked that Nick was going to help Sam get the girl that he likes by rockin the staduim of his heart the same way he got Hannah to like him. I thought that it was really funny to see Big Cat as they call him, get wooried about Nick returning to town and stealing Hannah away from him. I was really happy to learn at the end of the episode that Hannah left him but gave him every excuse but the real one. I felt bad for Sam that the girl he like did not enjoy the performance.moreless
  • alot of stuff happens

    10
    sam asking nick to impress a girl was soo adorable

    they are totally bonding

    and hannah was even happy and agreed

    phil and the pizza girl are adorable

    they should really start dating

    and eddie is a jerk why ask that girl out if hes embarrased to be seen with her

    so far october road is awesome
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

Blair Redford

Blair Redford

Ross St. Marie

Guest Star

Lauren Gibson

Lauren Gibson

Amanda Brynner

Guest Star

Rebecca Field

Rebecca Field

Janet Meadows

Recurring Role

Elizabeth Bogush

Elizabeth Bogush

Alison Rowan

Recurring Role

Lindy Booth

Lindy Booth

Pizza Girl

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • How is it that the principal is only person in town who doesn't seem to know who Nick is?

    • Nick's Three Phase Wooing Process from his book is:
      1. Get her interest.
      2. Nothing attracts like indifference.
      3. Rock the stadium of her heart.

      Hannah's top three people are Sam, Janet, and Nick's mother Caroline Garrett.

    • Nick's mom's name was Caroline Garrett, her headstone reads her birth and death dates as 1952-1995.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Nick: (Talking about Aubrey) I'm tellin' you man, this girl is very cool.
      Ikey: And very hot!
      Nick: She's my student, Ikey!
      Ikey: Who cares? You should take that down like Christmas decorations on January 10th!

    • Phil: No, that pizza had plenty of feta on it. I, I called you back because I was wondering if you'd like to go in sometime.
      Pizza Girl: Go in?
      Phil: It's like going out only you do it here.
      Pizza Girl: So... what they say is true?
      Phil: What do they say?
      Pizza Girl: You don't leave.
      Phil: Yes, it's true I don't.
      Pizza Girl: Mrs. Kesler told me.
      Phil: She did. I can't believed she narked. I, I... All those years I pretended to love those bunt cakes.
      Pizza Girl: She said, in this day and age when it's impossible to count on anyone... what could be better than knowing there's a guy who will always be there.
      Phil: She said that?
      Pizza Girl: She did.

    • Nick: Was the girl impressed?
      Principal: Excuse me?
      Hannah: Nick!
      Nick: I'm just curious. If we're to assume that he did this to impress a girl, I think it'd be nice to know if it had the desired effect.
      Principal: I don't see how that...
      Hannah: Because if he did impress her he may be inclined to do it again.
      Nick: We need to know.
      Hannah: To dissuade him. Sam?
      Sam: I think it did impress her. She laughed and giggled.
      Hannah: A laugh and a giggle.
      Nick: Wait, wait. What's the difference?
      Principal: What? What difference?
      Nick: Between a laugh and a giggle.
      Sam: A giggle happens after you realized you've...
      Hannah: Laughed too much. It's a subconscious thing.
      Sam: Right!
      Hannah: You're embarrassed for laughing overtly so you devolve into a nervous giggle.
      Sam: Exactly!
      Principal: Excuse me! What are we doing here?
      Sam: And I do believe there was a blush.
      Hannah: A blush?
      Nick: Ah, now did you hear that principal Harrison? There was a blush.
      Principal: Yes, extraordinary. I'd like you all to leave my office now.

    • Nick: Alright, phase one. First things first. You got to get her interest.
      Sam: But I don't play soccer.
      Nick: You don't get her interest by doing things she likes, that just makes you seem desperate.
      Sam: Do you have a girlfriend?
      Nick: We're just going to keep the focus on you. K.

    • Physical Phil: You have no concept of other people? Do you... I mean, it's like everyone is supposed to be on your schedule.
      Eddie: You don't leave the house. How is it that you're the busiest guy I know?

    • Janet: I maybe have a maybe date.
      Hannah: What's a maybe date?
      Janet: As in, maybe he won't call. Uh, maybe if he does I won't go. Maybe it's not even a date. Maybe I wish I hadn't said anything.
      Hannah: Who's the maybe date with?
      Janet: Maybe not ready to talk about that yet.
      Hannah: Well I think it's great that maybe you have a maybe date.

    • Pizza Girl: Hey, um, you don't write manifestos, do you?
      Physical Phil: What do you mean?
      Pizza Girl: Tracts, screeds, ideological rants, anti-technology mantras hating on mechanizations and machines in industrial society? I mean, you don't just write those, do you?
      Physical Phil: No.
      Pizza Girl: I just think critical perspective is really important, that's all, for everything. You know, my dad - when he runs out of staples, he throws out the entire stapler. I'm sorry. I go on. I just feel the need to let conversations linger. It's like I don't know how to end them. You know, my friend Sarah - she says for my birthday she's gonna get me a carton of periods. The punctuation mark, not the menstrual cycle. God, a carton of menstrual cycles. How do you even wrap that?
      Physical Phil: I don't know.
      Pizza Girl: Yeah. Um, your pizza's getting cold, so... um... I should go. See you later.
      Physical Phil: Yeah. I'll see you later.
      Pizza Girl: Your eyes...they're off the hinge.
      Phil: What?
      Pizza Girl: They're beautiful...and...I should know...because I get a lot of looks.

    • Nick: Oh, umm... So I heard that you and Eddie Latekka were hanging out are you guys becoming friends?
      Aubrey: Why do you ask? Are you jealous?
      Nick: Excuse me?
      Aubrey: Do you want to be hanging out with Eddie Latekka?
      Nick: Actually yeah I do.
      Aubrey: Give him time.

    • Hannah: The whole time I was yelling at him I just wanted to grab him and kiss him... (just realizing what she said) I wanted to grab him and kiss him, oh my God I wanted to grab him and kiss him!!
      Janet: Now that's advanced.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • "Tomorrow's So Far Away" is a line from the 1986 song "Amanda" by Boston.

    • Nick kisses his mother's headstone and says "Give my best to Steven McQueen." Steven McQueen was a film star of the 1960's and 1970's.

    • Physical Phil: Are you gonna to be done soon because Wolf Blitzer is about to start.

      Wolf Blitzer hosts a Sunday night talk show called "Late Edition" and a newscast called "The Situation Room."

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