Season 3 Episode 1

She's Leaving Home, Bye Bye

Aired Unknown Sep 12, 2003 on The CW
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Kyra's decision to move in with Brock and Barbra Jean leaves Reba reeling while the rest of the family tries to sort out their feelings of hurt, anger, and guilt. A series of flashbacks revisits the turbulent milestones in the family history that led them to this point including when Barbra Jean first meets the Hart family, where we find out Brock used to find her really annoying and Reba thought she was nice.moreless

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  • Kyra's made her decision in this special one hour premiere!

    This episode starts where the season finale left off. Kyra DOES decide to move out. Reba explains that Kyra has wanted to move before, and they flashback to when they first moved into their house. Reba tells Brock that if he lets her move in, she'll never speak to him again, but he doesn't want to reject his daughter. Reba angrily tells him to leave, and that he's dead to her. Later BJ comes over to talk with Reba, and she flashes back to when she first hires BJ. She then tells BJ that she's now dead to her too. Van and Cheyenne talk to Kyra who tells them that she left because of them. This causes a flashback to when Van and Cheyenne find out they're pregnant. They all then have a good cry. Brock, BJ, Van and Cheyenne go back Reba's and Cheyenne thinks Reba blames her. She tells her that it's Brock who she blames. This causes a flashback to when they decided to seperate. Reba decides to talk with Kyra, and they have aheart to heart. Reba finally accepts Kyra's decision and tells her she can come back anytime!moreless

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Actually, this scene is suppose to take place 8 years ago, so Kyra's age was correct. A more appropriate goof would've been that Reba hired Barbra Jean, but in season one, Brock said her hired her 10 months ago.

    • The flashback scene is also of the Harts moving into the house. However in It Ain't Over Till The Redhead Sings they show a flashback of a 5-year old Cheyenne in the same house.

      Another flashback scene shows Cheyenne's room. It has posters of the Dallas Cowboys and Van's football number. Both of these weren't in the Pilot episode, and didn't get placed in the room until after Van and Cheyenne got married.

      Production oops: When Kyra opens the front door to leave, you can see the seam of the backdrop running up through the "grass" across the street.

    • The flashbacks supposedly took place during 1999, a year before Reba and Brock got divorced. Yet Kyra seemed to be more than one or two years younger than she is presently.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Reba: Brock, I know you have problems saying no to your children and other women and a second helping of cake.
      Brock: I have said no to plenty of other women and some of them have come out of a big cake.
      Reba: Okay when Kyra comes down, let me do all the talking and you just nod.
      Brock: Reba-
      Reba: Your lips don't move when you're nodding.

    • Reba: There are millions of planets, circling around millions of suns, and ---
      Kyra: And that point, is not me. I know mom, I told that to Barbra Jean.

    • Kyra: Oh, so now you're gonna cry.
      Cheyenne: (while crying) No I'm not gonna cry.
      Kyra: Oh, c'mon, like that's the worst thing I've said to you.
      Van: Although, it is right up there with Mrs. Forrest Gump.

    • Cheyenne: (crying) Okay,I get it, I'm a horrible person.
      Kyra: (starts crying) Stop it OK?! I didn't mean for you to cry.
      Cheyenne: Yes you did!
      Kyra: OK I did, but now I just want you tostop!
      Van: Why are you guys so crazy?!(starts crying and hugging them)
      (then Brock an Barbra Jean enter the room then Barbra Jean cries)
      Brock: Hey why's everyone crying?
      Barbra Jean: It's okay we're getting new furniture.
      (Brock starts to cry)

    • Van: God has a great sense of humor. I mean just look at Ostriches!!

    • (In a flashback scene, where Reba and Brock are still married)
      Reba: (to Barbara Jean) I hired you because I like you, and no matter what you do, I will always like you.
      Barbara Jean: Really?
      Reba: Cross my heart.

    • Barbra Jean: Reba did you know that the universe contains millions of planets?
      Reba: And yet Earth is the one your ship landed on
      Barbra Jean: Millions of planets revolving around millions of suns revolving around millions of galaxies all revolving around one point in the center of the universe.
      Reba: And?
      Barbra Jean: That point.... IS NOT YOU!

    • (In a flashback scene, when Reba and Brock were still married)
      Brock: (About Barbara Jean) Man, I pitty the poor guy who ends up marrying her!

  • NOTES (8)


    • Van: (To Cheyenne) Luke, I am your father.
      This is a line Darth Vader says to Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

    • "Don't come back until you can buy yourself a heart, TIN MAN!"
      Cheyenne is referring to the 1939 movie titled, The Wizard of Oz.. It starred Judy Garland, the mother of Liza Minelli.

    • Tittle: She's Leaving Home, Bye-Bye
      This title may be a reference to the song of the same name by The Beatles off their album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (track 6). The song is about a mother and father dealing with the fact that their daughter has left them a note and has left home.