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Season 1 Episode 4

Windstruck

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Aired Unknown Oct 14, 1999 on The WB
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Windstruck
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Josh experiences a "personal moment" with Sam which leads to the revelation of an even bigger secret that involves both Brooke and Josh. Lily must swallow her strong opinions and beliefs in order to keep her new job. Meanwhile, Sam begins connecting with Josh and Harrison connects with Brooke.moreless

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  • Gone with the Wind

    7.6
    An episode that brings a lot of characters together and helps give depth to many, this is the first Popular episode written by somebody else besides Ryan Murphy and, strangely, his absence doesn't show.



    Windstruck has Sam sitting on Josh's lap during a play rehearsal and both being shocked when Josh gets an erection. Brooke is devastated and reveals to Nicole that both she and Josh are still virgins. Mary Cherry overhears and immediately spreads the gossip around the school, leading Brooke to have a drunken breakdown where Harrison is the only one she can turn to.



    This episode expertly balances drama and comedy, with the opening scene, in which we close in on Sam and Josh's eyes as horrifying music plays, where Josh gets an erection played for laughs before turning into something serious as the hour goes on.



    The blooming attraction between Sam and Josh as the episode goes on is surprising but also believable, with Carly Pope and Bryce Johnson showing real chemistry during the scene in which they look back at their junior high yearbook together. Christopher Gorham is also excellent in his scenes with Brooke, when she asks him if she finds her more attractive than Sam.



    There are some unbelievable leaps-of-logic in the episode (for instance, Carmen's dropping of the gummi worm on the keyboard suddenly making the e-mail get sent to everybody) but that doesn't detract from the episode's main events. Lily also gets her chance in the spotlight and her scenes working in Mr Cluck's are excellently played by both Tamara Mello and Robert Clendenin. A really good episode.moreless
Jenny Gago

Jenny Gago

Mrs. Esposito

Guest Star

Rosie Abdoo

Rosie Abdoo

Madame Sesi

Guest Star

Cameron Bender

Cameron Bender

Locker Room Jock

Guest Star

Robert Clendenin

Robert Clendenin

Godfrey

Recurring Role

Hank Harris

Hank Harris

Emory Dick

Recurring Role

Arnetia Walker

Arnetia Walker

Ms. Ross

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • (Mary Cherry screams)
      Miss Glass: What the hell's going on back there?
      Emory Dick: Mary Cherry's burner just flared. Her eyebrows are gone! Awesome!
      Mary Cherry: OH MY GOD! Am I blind? Why is everything so white?
      Miss Glass: Because you're staring at my labcoat. You're fine Cherry, just slightly singed.

    • Nicole: You want me to run out and get you something ...like Xanax or Valium... or Prozac? But Prozac you have to take for, like, a week.

    • (phone rings)
      Sam: (wakes up, still half asleep) Hello.
      Godfrey: What do you think you are doing? Why aren't you washing the breasts?
      Sam: What?
      Godfrey: I want those breasts squeaky clean.
      Sam: Huh?

    • Male Newscaster: A wind advisory is in effect until the end of this week. The havoc wreaking Santa Ana winds are traditionally accompanied by a general feeling of chaos, confusion and unexpected romantic entanglements. Those in the way of the winds are advised to protect themselves by wearing windbreakers and chastity belts.

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Lily gets a job at a chicken shack called "Mister Cluck's". Popular story editors Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis went on to write Lost where Hurley was also employed at Mr. Cluck's Chicken Shack.

    • Carmen: Does he know I'm Linda Tripp?

      Linda Tripp is an American woman who was a central figure in the Lewinsky scandal of 1998 and 1999 that led to the impeachment of U.S. President Bill Clinton.