Swingtown

Season 1 Episode 5

Go Your Own Way

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jul 03, 2008 on CBS
7.6
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73 votes
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Episode Summary

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Susan goes against Bruce's wishes when she decides to go to the fundraiser at the Deckers to help raise money for the star of the controversial film who is having legal trouble.

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  • Getting better

    8.0
    This episode of Swingtown finally moved past the sexual relationships of those involved, though only marginally. I think that this episode tried to get down to political and social issues that people faced in the 70s, which is what the grander purpose of the show is supposed to be. Of all the characters that surprised me, it was Janet. I thought that she would get on my nerves after about the 2nd episode, but she did some changing this week. There may be more to Janet than meets the eye. Susan continues to be skeptical of herself and the world around her while marching headlong in to situations. I hated that Laurie was encouraging her to defy Bruce, not because I think that a woman should obey her husband, but because I thought a teenager should be more respectful of her parents' marriage. I loved that Trina showed some insecurity this week. I really like her character. She started out with the potential to be rather hateful, but has proved to be truly accepting and genuine. I know this show won't last, but I'll enjoy it while it does.moreless
  • Susan goes against Bruce's wishes and attends a fundraiser for Harry Reems. Laurie breaks up with her boyfriend. Trina tells Tom that she is worried about his time away on the long flights. And Roger and Janet watch a porn film.moreless

    7.5
    I am really liking this show. The charaters are fun and the stories are interesting. This episode was especially good because it advanced several story lines. Susan displayed some backbone; Laurie made a final break with her boyfriend and asked him not to tell about her and the teacher. My fave couple, Janet and Roger, took another big step (after the pot brownies) and gave a glimspe of the fun yet to come for them. Trina and Tom seem to need to work on trust a bit more. The only storyline I really don't like is the one with the boys and the girl next door, not to mention the girl's mother. What a sad charater. Overall I liked this episode and I even learned a bit of history.moreless
Tony Daly

Tony Daly

Rex

Guest Star

Rick D. Wasserman

Rick D. Wasserman

Harry Reems

Guest Star

Kate Norby

Kate Norby

Gail Saxton

Recurring Role

Michael Rady

Michael Rady

Doug Stephens

Recurring Role

Erin Daniels

Erin Daniels

Sylvia Davis

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Deep Throat was a porn movie that came out in 1972. Harry Reems starred in the movie and was indicted for conspiracy to distribute obscenity across state lines in 1976. His conviction was later overturned.

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  • NOTES (2)

    • International Airdates:
      - Denmark: July 25, 2008 on TV3+

    • Featured Music:

      "Mr. Big Stuff" by Jean Knight
      "Couldn't Get It Right" by Climax Blues Band
      "Jungle Boogie" by Kool and the Gang
      "Space Cowboy" by Steve Miller Band
      "Mandy" by Barry Manilow
      "Turn the Page" by Bob Seger
      "Give up the Funk" by Parliament
      "I am Woman" by Helen Reddy

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Nadia Comaneci is a Romanian gymnast. She was the first gymnast to be awarded a perfect 10 in an Olympic gymnastic event. She won three gold medals in the Montreal games in 1976.

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