Once and Again

Season 3 Episode 17

Experience Is the Teacher

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Aired Unknown Apr 01, 2002 on ABC
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Experience Is the Teacher
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The prospect that Grace may be romantically involved with her creative-writing teacher troubles Lily, infuriates Jake, and imperils the career of the instructor.

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  • Hands Clean

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    The, at this point, very complicated relationship between Grace and her english teacher begins to unfold before the eyes of even the most clueless students, Mr. Dimitri still doing his best not to treat Grace as the girlfriend they both try to pretend she isn't and Grace clumsy but decisively taking things to the next step.



    It was only a matter of time before a concerned mother would make things clear for Lily, yet she still dismisses this whole mess as some sort of crush her daughter developed on her mentor, that is until a very disturbing inscription made it painfuly clear that, they may not be physically involved yet, but this is far from unilateral.



    Once the school board takes action, Grace can't help but to go to Mr. Dimitri's house for one last look on her story, arguing like regular boyfriend and girlfriend until a kiss takes them both by surprise and set things straight for one August Dimitri: things have gone too far.



    To Lily's credit, as freaked out as she is, she regains poise to defend her daughter at the school meeting (even if that means to defend Dimitri). To her ex-husband's credit, he does react like a man who spent most of his adult life chasing after younger women would when Karma slaps him in the face. And to Mr. Dimitri's credit, he does act like a teacher, right up until the bitter end, cutting a beatuful story shorter but validating it in the process. Right or wrong, neither one of them can walk away with their hands clean.moreless
Lee Garlington

Lee Garlington

Ms. Conway

Guest Star

Darius Dudley

Darius Dudley

Mr. Brooker

Guest Star

Josh Cooke

Josh Cooke

Engineer

Guest Star

Paul Dooley

Paul Dooley

Les Cresswell

Recurring Role

Natasha Gaty

Natasha Gaty

Alexa Yagoda

Recurring Role

Eric Stoltz

Eric Stoltz

August Dimitri

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Grace: We've got to tell people.
      Dimitri: Tell people what?
      Grace: You know, the truth!
      Dimitri: Uh-Huh... and what's that?

    • Grace: It's so unfair!
      Dimitri: It's not that unfair, Grace. I'm expected to...
      Grace: No, it's unfair to me! Because everyone in that entire school thinks that we did all this stuff, and we never even got to even do it because you never even let me!

    • Grace: And it's not the girl with the loveliest eyes, it's the girl with the loneliest eyes. You read it wrong.

    • Lily: For the girl with the loveliest eyes, love always August. So you call him August?
      Grace: I don't know what I call him.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Grace: And with a burning pain in my heart I realized how needless and petty were all those things which had kept us from loving one another. I came to realize that when you are in love in all your judgements about love you must start from something higher th...

      This is an excerpt from the On Love by Chekhov, a story Dimitri told Grace to read. Grace reads this aloud in black and white soliloquay/interview. Story sums up the entire ambiguous Grace/Dimitri relationship- well in some ways and in others.

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