The Bedford Diaries

Season 1 Episode 5

Love and the Tenth Planet

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Apr 26, 2006 on The WB
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Love and the Tenth Planet
The class discusses the difference between sex and love while Owen does his best to plan an impressive date for Natalie. Sarah dumps the athlete that she's been dating when she finds out the truth about why he's with her. Meanwhile, Lee gets sucked into the world of online gambling. Richard attends the same concert as Professor Macklin and his wife.moreless

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  • Owen goes on his first date with Natalie. The two unexpectedly make love which plays into their topic of the week: the difference between sex and love. Sarah breaks up with her boyfriend, Richard admits his possible love for Natalie, and both Lee and Zoemoreless

    This episode made me happy. I\'m a fan of the actor who plays Richard so seeing him act is enjoyable. The whole situation with people going out with former lovers of other people and everyone knows each other is pretty overwhelming and it gives it complexity. The issues that are brought out are nice to be discussed and it\'s good to hear the perspectives of different people.

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • If Sara just slept with Tray, then how does she have water boiling already, either she put it on before and it took a long while to boil or she put it on after, which is really weird

    • O.A.R. a well known band makes an appearance at the end of the episode. The song they play is "The Stranger"

    • Appearing for a second time on the series, Ryan Link performs his own songs in several scenes.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Owen: I think I made love for the first time in my life. I realized what was happening...the sex, the feelings... they were different from everything else I had experienced. There are things that you can't say, that you have to show...physically. I don't know how to call it. Some kind of physicall emotion. But you both have to be talking. Simultaneously, physically. And when you do you find that you're saying the same things. That is amazing.

    • Gunther: How'd you learn to edit?
      Zoe: Strunk & White Elements of Style. At first I thought it was a book about fashion, but I found I have a passion for punctuation.
      Gunther: Zoe.
      Zoe: Yes, Gunther?
      Gunther: Stop with the flirting. I'm gay.

    • Sarah: Are you even listening to me?
      Owen: Yeah, it's the only time I'll ever get to go to college...
      Sarah: Don't just repeat back what I say to you.
      Owen: Don't just repeat back what I say to you?
      Sarah: Owen, stop.
      Owen: I will. For a hundred dollars.

    • Natalie: I need (The Bugle) to write an article on Mexican Sea Turtles. They're on the brink of extinction, poachers are bludgeoning the females to death, cutting out their eggs, leaving the shells scattered on the beaches.
      Richard: Yeah, I've had those before. They're disgusting.
      Natalie: So you'll help?
      Richard: Yeah, sure.

    • Owen: Usually I meet a girl at a bar, we get a drink, and I tell her the story about how I saved a kid from drowning at summer camp.
      Lee: You saved a kid from drowning?
      Owen: Almost, I did.
      Owen: But anyway, you know, we end up in bed together and then that's it. Until of course I see her the next time when I avoid eye contact and pretend I have Parkinson's.
      Claire (handing them beers): Breakfast of Champions.
      Lee: Thanks. to Owen Sounds like you know what you're doing.
      Owen: Yeah, but I asked Natalie on a date.
      Lee: Very old school.
      Owen: She wants to be surprised.
      Lee: So don't sleep with her. beat Okay. Ah, take her dancing.
      Owen: Lee, no one goes dancing unless you're gay or from New Jersey.

    • Jake: This week's video diary assignment: what's the difference between sex and love. Does love make sex better, or does it get in the way of a good time?

    • Lee: Film archive needs a typist.
      Zoe: A woman should never admit that she can type.
      Lee: Feminism is keeping you down.

  • NOTES (0)


    • "You're going to make some lucky Vassar girl very happy some day"

      Vassar College is a small, highly selective, liberal-arts school in Poughkeepsie, NY.