Once and Again

Season 2 Episode 22

The Second Time Around

Aired Unknown May 02, 2001 on ABC
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The Second Time Around
As the wedding approaches, hardly anything is finalized. Lily's father appears to her in her dreams. He asks her to ask Jake "what's been lost". Grace gets a letter from Carla, who's living with her brother, saying that she misses Grace, but not Eli. Grace lies to Eli and says Carla does miss him. Rick finds out that he's really low on cash and his accountant asks about scaling back the wedding plans. "What's been lost" is Jake's restaurant. He tells Lily this when she goes to pick up the cocktail napkins. Judy finds out details about Will's past through Tiffany, like that he has a daughter he gave up for adoption. Disagreements about who's staying where and who's paying for what prompt Lily and Rick to call off the wedding. Eli finds Carla's letter. Jesse calls Karen to tell her that the wedding is back on, and Karen sheds a tear. Jesse knew that her mother was secretly hoping that Rick wouldn't go through with the wedding. Lily's mother surprises everyone by showing up. Lily sees her at the ceremony and is overjoyed. Will, it turns out is an ordained minister, so he performs the ceremony. Rick says his vows in Hebrew. Everything goes off without a hitch as Phil looks on...moreless

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  • All Coming Together

    I have seen many wedding episodes but this one has to be one of those rare ones that are actually done right. The whole episode is basically a struggle to get married in the first place. As a couple of sayings go, everything happens for a reason and when things go wrong sometimes their actually going right (or something like that). One of the things I like about the episode was how Phil, Lily's father played a spiritual presence toward her and the family, much similar to how the father character in Igmar Bergman's "Fanny and Alexander" was a spiritual presence, which is heartwarming and a little sad as well. Obviously he know's both Lily and Rick are ment to be married and for both families to be together, he is just helping to steer them the right direction. From giving his daughter Lily certain messages in which only she is able to see and hear him. For the rest he is simply a warm presence that watches over them without interfering, they don't really see him but at times they feel him somehow. It's all the little things that really bring everything together. From a lost little mirror that Phil of course sets somewhere for Rick to find, the mirror is a device of course for Rick to be even closer to Zoe, the interaction between them is sweet. Eli and Grace's friendship starting to become more once Eli discovers the letter Grace has keep just to help spare him more heartbreak and of course he discovers the truth but doesn't break down he accepts that Carla is gone and just wasn't right for him and of course in this scene the story teases us with both of them about to kiss only to have it interupted, damn. One brief scene where Karen hears news the wedding is still on, we see her shed a tear where she has a slightly sad look on her face but then there is a slight smile forming. Obviously one part of Karen still loved Rick and wanted to hold on to him, but the other one though knew the truth and the news has given her a slight sense of closure knowing that the ties between them are finally gone and it's time to move on.

    Knowledge that the restaurant will be lost but in a strange way it's also symbolizes what Rick and Lily's marrage is about letting go of the past and starting a new future. And that where that last little thing comes in, once Lily and Rick temporarily cancel the typical giant wedding they had in mind, and it seems like it's not going to happen, all it takes is just one visitation to the wedding tent to change their minds. And even though their wedding was small it was big and special enough for all of them, in fact it was just right (and kudos to Even Rachael Wood and her singing at the end was just beautiful.).

    Bondings of two people come in different forms, whether it's a big wedding or small it's really the feelings within the union that make it special. And in the times of darkness for all of them there is always a light, the light of change and many good things to come.moreless
Christina Chang

Christina Chang


Guest Star

Michael Tucci

Michael Tucci


Guest Star

Doreen Calderon

Doreen Calderon


Guest Star

Mark Valley

Mark Valley

Will Gluck

Recurring Role

Samantha MacLachlan

Samantha MacLachlan


Recurring Role

Bonnie Bartlett

Bonnie Bartlett

Barbara Brooks

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Tiffany: He seems like a super nice guy, super nice.
      Judy: He is, he's, um...
      Tiffany: I used to be the worst judge of people, like, if somebody, y'know, smiled at me I'd practically give them all of my money and move in with them, but he seems like an unusually nice person. Plus, he'd kinda cute.

    • Jessie: What's he saying?
      Zoe: Nobody knows, but it's Hebrew.

    • Lily: Be sure to eat something. Many hungry brides have been known to faint.

    • Grace: I'm all alone. Do you even realize that? Do you even know what that feels like?
      Lily: No, honey, I don't. I've always been too afraid to find out what that feels like. I'm so glad that you're not.

    • Zoe: I can't find my little mirror, and I really need it.
      Rick: This little mirror?
      Zoe: How did you know where it was?
      Rick: I don't know.
      Zoe: I guess it's good that you're tall. You can reach stuff.
      Rick: Yeah, sometimes.

    • Lily: The fact that you can stand here under a parachute and quote Winston Churchill when we're in the middle of deciding whether or not to get married makes me want to marry you.
      Rick: Is that what we're doing? We're standing here deciding whether to get married or not?
      Lily: Well, we're not just whistling Dixie.

    • Karen: Is your father all right?
      Jessie: He's watching the History Channel.
      Karen: Oh dear.
      Jessie: Yeah.

    • Tiffany: The fact that they were brave enough to attempt marriage was giving me hope.
      Jake: Well, you can still have hope.
      Tiffany: I can?
      Jake: Yeah. It doesn't cost anything.

    • Eli & Grace: What?!
      Jessie: They called off the wedding.

    • Eli: It's so weird that she doesn't miss me, 'cause I'm never gonna stop missing her.
      Grace: I know.
      Eli: You're like the only person who does know. You're, like, the only person who doesn't keep telling me that it's not true.

    • Rick: Were your wedding vows in Hebrew?
      Arnold: My entire marriage has been in Hebrew.

    • Grace: Whatcha doing?
      Eli: Watching ants.

    • Jake: What are you upset about? Maybe I can help.
      Zoe: You can't.
      Jake: Come on, try me.
      Zoe: I'm upset because I can't find my little hand mirror that Judy gave me for Hanukah, 'cause the only way you can tell if your hair looks all right from the back is with a hand mirror, and I don't like going out in public if I haven't checked if my hair looks all right from the back.
      Jake: You're right, I can't help.

    • Rick: You have to have the pregnant former girlfriend of the ex-spouse. That's traditional.

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