Robson Arms

Season 1 Episode 6

Sweet City Woman

Aired Friday 10:30 PM Jul 01, 2005 on CTV
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Episode Summary

Sweet City Woman
Nick's life is seemingly at a standstill; nothing is moving... not his love life, not the windows in the apartment, and especially not his bowels. But when he meets Elaine, things change. They start a relationship that changes everything for both of them. Nick becomes a little more involved than Elaine, who removes herself from the picture, in a way that neither Nick nor Carlisle expected.


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    Fred Ewanuick

    Fred Ewanuick

    Nick Papathanasiou

    Zak Santiago

    Zak Santiago

    Hal Garcia

    Margot Kidder

    Margot Kidder

    Elaine Wainwright

    William B. Davis

    William B. Davis

    Dr. Carlisle Wainwright

    Gabrielle Rose

    Gabrielle Rose

    Toni Mastroianni-Tan

    Helen Yea

    Helen Yea

    Grandma Tan

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • The records that Nick looks through in Elaine's apartment are by the Canadian groups: The Motherlode, Edward Bear, Lighthouse, Gerry Doucette, and The Stampeders.

      • The songs that Hal's "girlfriend" hums for Nick to guess were Sunglasses At Night by Corey Hart, and an unnamed Celine Dion song. Nick also correctly guesses Closer to the Heart by Rush; Sunglasses at Night by Corey Heart; and My Girl by Chiliwack. All are Canadian singers/groups.

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Nick: Tessa seems nice.
        Hal: Yeah, she's okay.
        Nick: Very striking.
        Hal: Yeah, she's not bad looking.
        Nick: Did you catch a glimpse of her someplace, and just kind of fill in the rest of her with your imagination?
        Hal: Well, actually, with Tessa, it was mostly the fact that she's a Buddhist, and I realized that I'd never slept with a Buddhist before. (a girl comes out of Hal's room and kisses him) This is Mika.

      • Elaine (to Nick): I think when you're young it's fate, and then when you're older, it's more just stuff that happened to you. Your whole life is just something that happened to you.

      • (Hal has just found out about Nick's affair with Elaine)
        Hal: I know you're a little hard up, but this... this is some very very diseased behaviour.
        Nick: Diseased behaviour? **** you!

      • Elaine shouting into the phone): No, no... I said I look forward to seeing you. Uh huh, bye... (she hangs up; to Carlisle) You know Carlisle, it occurs to me; we haven't ordered enough oxygen for the party.

      • Elaine: It's Sweet City Woman by the Stampeders.....I saw them in concert in 1978.
        Nick: That is so weird! I was born in 1978!

    • NOTES (3)

      • Jason Dedrick and Tom Saunders were credited as "The Mottomakers".

      • This episode carried the CTV advisory: This program deals with mature subject matter and contains scenes of nudity and coarse language. Viewer discretion is advised.

      • Fred Ewanuick confessed that his Robson Arms love scene with Margot Kidder was his first-ever, and Kidder didn't make it any easier by telling him just before their first take, "I'm a grandmother, you know."

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Hal: Even if you want to date Mrs. Robinson, or Mrs. Robinson's older sister...

        This is a reference to the 1967 movie The Graduate, starring Anne Bancroft as an older woman who seduces a younger man, played by Dustin Hoffman.

      • The episode title "Sweet City Woman" is taken from the song, featured in the episode, by the Canadian group The Stampeders. It was a hit in 1973.

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