Season 3 Episode 22

Core Focus

Aired Unknown May 14, 2004 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Van & Cheyenne decide it's time to become more independent, so they go apartment shopping. They find the perfect place but they don't have enough money. They ask Reba to co-sign and she refuses. They forge her signature on the lease only to be turned down due to Reba's poor credit. Brock breaks down to Reba about all the stuff he's done and the people he has hurt and they embrace in a tearful hug only to be seen by Barbra Jean. Reba confronts Barbra Jean after she tells Kyra that she caught the two of them in bed. She tells Barbra Jean that Brock loves her and she has no reason to worry. Brock comes home to talk to Barbra Jeab, but first asks Barbra Jean if he could first talk to Reba for a minute. Barbra Jean tells Brock that this better be an important minute and that he better figure everything out as she stomps out of the room. Reba tries to convince Brock to run after her and tell her that it wasn't a mistake that he left Reba for Barbra Jean. Brock then tells Reba that he believes it was a mistake...moreless

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  • Great episode

    Cheyenne and Van think it's finally time to move out. When they see a great apartment that's a little out of their price range, they'll need to have Reba co- sign the lease. Reba refuses, so they decide to forge her signature. Meanwhile BJ wants another baby, so she asks Reba how to ask Brock. When she does tell him, he yells at her. Brock comes over to Reba's later and gets mad at her for not stopping BJ, starting a huge arguement. He then starts to open up to Reba about their divorce, and they hug. BJ sees them, and suspects the worst. Kyra tells Reba that BJ told her that she saw her and Brock in bed. Reba talks to Brock, and he reveals he thinks leaving Reba was a mistake.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Nit picky: Reba, Van and Cheyenne all change clothes from the beginning of the episode, as if it were two days. Barbra Jean wears the same outfit.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Barbra Jean: You know what's funny? You know how when you sell someone a used car you give them the little tips on how to operate it? How to tune the radio, what to do if the heat won't turn on? Yeah we never did that when I got Brock
      Reba: I don't think you're obligated to tell the tips when somebody steals your car!

    • Reba: Go after her Brock, she thinks you made a mistake, leaving me and marrying her.
      Brock: I can't.
      Reba: And why not?
      Brock: Because I do think I made a mistake.

    • Barbra Jean (about Brock and Reba hugging): Oh please, you were stuck together like two sticky gummy bears on a hot, summer day!

    • Van: We want our independence. And that table and those knives.

  • NOTES (6)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Manuál na použití manžela (Manual for Using the Husband)

    • This was the last new episode to air in the Friday 8:00 PM timeslot. WB announced in May 2004 during their Fall Scedule preview that "Reba" would be moving to 9:00 PM on its same night, Friday, during the 2004-05 season.

    • Season 3 was originally supposed to have 24 episodes, but it got cut to only 23 when they changed the season finale from a two-parter to a one-part episode.

    • The taping date for this episode was Tuesday, March 23rd, 2004.

    • This season finale was originally supposed to be a two-part episode, airing a full hour in one night, but because of Reba McEntire taking some time off and time restraints, they shortened it to one episode having a cliffhanger at the end.

    • This season finale was a cliffhanger episode, meaning viewers would have to wait until the next season to find out what happens. This marks the second cliffhanger in a season finale for the series, the first being in season 3's "Your Place or Mine?"