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Old 05-07-2009, 02:48 PM
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The Everwood Rewatch Fest: " The Doctor Is In" (S1, Ep. 6)

We'll keep this up for one week and then go on to the next episode. After you've watched the episode, you can comment on it anyway you'd like, big or small. You can focus on certain characters, scenes, quotes, or the episode as a whole. You can tie the episode to the rest of the series, or comment about it as a self-contained episode. It's all up to you! You can always give your thoughts after the one week period, as all rewatch threads will stay open for more thoughts and anymore discussion. Thanks!

The Doctor is In

Written By: Vanessa Taylor
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Original Air Date—21 October 2002
Amy is heartbroken and Ephram is furious when Andy decides against performing a risky operation on Amy's comatose boyfriend. Meanwhile, Delia is forbidden from playing with her only friend, Magilla, after his parents discover them playing dress up; and a traveling psychologist, Dr. Trott, creates quite a stir in the Everwood community.
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If you haven't already, please feel free to comment on our previous episodes:

The Pilot
The Great Doctor Brown
Friendly Fire
The Kissing Bridge
Deer God
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Old 05-10-2009, 02:04 PM
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Dr. Trot, you slay me! Her interactions with Harold were by far the most enjoyable part of the episode...save for maybe Harold's scene with Treat, telling him he should operate on Colin. Which? Was amazing. I know we all say how great Treat is with the monologues, but Tom was pretty damn great with this one. It brought the .

The writing was really good in this one, but it seems like this one tends to fly under the radar a lot of the time. An improvement over Deer God(not that it wasn't good either).

The Delia/Magilla goodbye scene still gets to me. God, why must the show go for the heart?!
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:48 PM
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Shadow gets points for being first, hee.

I think Mother's Day weekend threw a wrench into this one, but there's still three days "left". With an election tomorrow, I don't think I'll get mine done until Wednesday.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:26 PM
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And I...still haven't gotten past "Friendly Fire"!

I think you might have to count me out of this endeavor for awhile. For the immediate future, obviously, as I'm about to be away from my television and tapes for over a week, but I'm so behind I'm just not sure I can catch up. Maybe I can zip ahead and jump into things at some later point in the rewatch.
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:17 AM
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Let's extend this episode a little longer. I also need to get to it. It was a busy weekend for everyone.
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:22 AM
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For shame, Everwoodies!

I guess my being first was too much of a shock and messed up the cosmic balance. My bad.
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:50 PM
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Agreed with the extension, Betty.

And aw man, no Thief? That only leaves three! If it continues to be slow, maybe we'll take a week's break or so from doing a new one. Not a threat, hee, but obviously if it's only going to be three people, it won't be quiiiiite as much fun.

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Old 05-15-2009, 08:47 PM
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-If anyone town needs a psychiatrist, it's probably Everwood. And I mean that in the nicest way possible.
-Irv calls the town folk, "Everwoodies". No, no, no, Irv. They're "Everwoodians"! Get with the picture.
-I always did like Dr. Trot, and wish that they brought her back more than once. She's so distinctly season one, but she could have come back at least once, or had been mentioned again after "My Funny Valentine". Like the grandparents, she appears to have been dropped.
-Andy always likes making things harder on himself, doesn't he? He really has no reason to be walking around telling Ephram that the Harts decided not to go through with it, knowing he'd tell Amy, and that Amy would eventually find out the truth.
-And Ephram really has no idea what he's getting into when he encourages Amy to talk to the Harts. This is AMY, dude. Who is at her most obnoxious here tonight. Well, maybe not most, because Ephram should get used to this Amy. He sees a lot of her in season one, hee.
-I do sympathize with her during her little breakdown here, though. Emily does an incredible job with this (as with everything) and it's an organic suspenseful moment in an episode and show that doesn't really do suspense all that often. When the show does, it's natural and it very much is here.
-The idea that "everyone needs someone" is a recurring theme on Everwood. Andy's attempts to deal with his own problems all by himself often fail, as they do in this episode and as they do with the Madison baby drama. And the theme most strikingly comes back after Reid's suicide attempt, where Ephram and Amy talk about how everyone needs at least one person.
-"Dad? Is something wrong with me?" *heart breaks in two* AWWWW.
-While I've never been a big fan of Magilla, I do like that this storyline allows Vivien to get some great material. Plus, as we learned in Psych, this issue is actually very serious and has lead to some tragic stories, and I thought Everwood handled it very well.
-"I don't want to say goodbye to people anymore". Here we go again: AWWWWW! Delia kills me in this episode.
-The little things in this show make it what it is. Like Harold's "Hello, Marge" that implies that he knows her and was probably her original doctor. The writers trust their audience enough to not spell that out for us, they just do it and hope we're paying attention. And most of us did.
-Just one out of a million of Harold's classic speeches. Quite possibly his first classic one? I'm trying to think if that's the case or just my poor memory, hee. I love the waver in his voice when he's getting emotional, as it does when he's talking about his "poor, heartbroken daughter". I adore that, just like in "Episode 20", Harold takes a shot at Andy even at a moment like this. This is Tom Amandes at his best. Basically: marry me, Tom. Hee.
-Compare Andy's conversation with Dr. Trot about the outcome in this episode to Andy's conversation with Dr. Douglas in "Home". What Andy Brown says here about knowing so much about Colin, about knowing the outcome, is what Dr. Douglas says right back to him in "Home" in different words. Andy knows too much, he cares to much and he has too much to lose. It's probably the case that he shouldn't be doing either surgery, yet he does both. It worked out this time for Colin and for Andy. It doesn't in "Home".

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save for maybe Harold's scene with Treat, telling him he should operate on Colin. Which? Was amazing. I know we all say how great Treat is with the monologues, but Tom was pretty damn great with this one. It brought the .
It so did! Shows are lucky to get one actor that can do scenes like this. But two? I was going to go all hyperbole and say that this is one of Tom's best speeches, but then I realize he has about eight that are exactly as amazing. And they're all unique. This man NEEDS to be on regular television. I don't care what. Put him on Grey's Anatomy for all I care. Just let him recite a monologue every few episodes.

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The writing was really good in this one, but it seems like this one tends to fly under the radar a lot of the time. An improvement over Deer God(not that it wasn't good either).
As much as I'm a staunch defender of "Deer God", hee, I have to agree. Delia's storyline, the comedy that Dr. Trot brings, the introduction of the Harts, Andy weighing his decision and the AWESOME Tom Amandes speech all add up to an episode that should be included with the likes of "The Pilot", "The Great Doctor Brown", "We Hold These Truths", "The Unveiling", "Episode 20" and "Home" as a season one classic. It often isn't, though. I never even thought to include it with them, but I'm going to start to.

Vanessa Taylor does it again. She needs to be writing on regular TV again as much as Tom Amandes needs to be on regular TV again. And if you recognize the last name of the director, you should. He's the father of Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal!
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"Dad? Is something wrong with me?" *heart breaks in two* AWWWW.
This always gets me. She's what, 8 years old this season and she's asking this? It breaks my heart.

Another moment I really loved was Edna's defensiveness towards Harold.

"If you want to see him, I gotta have a reason. You could be the unibomber."

HA! I love it!
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You guys said it all about the episode....wonderful analysis.

- I agree about Delia....how heartbreaking/adorable were her scenes. I truely didn't care for Magilla or his parents.

- Why is Harold so obsessed with his parking space?

- I couldn't help but notice in this episode the contrast of Andy's "coolness" compared to Harold's "fuddyduddyness".

- I loved Amy's sweaters....she looks beautiful in tight fitted sweaters.

- I loved Ephram in his suit.

- I loved the new assertive Louise.

- Poor Andy....isn't he ever allowed to be human/scared?

- Cute lines: "I'm a person and I'm important."

"You're all crazy!" (Harold)

- Couldn't Andy have worn a non-plaid shirt for the ballet recital?

- Ephram's song (very nice..by the way)..I know that he brought it to the recital to give to Amy (he was holding it all scrolled up.) So, why did he tell Amy at the end of the episode that it wasn't finished yet?
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:16 PM
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- Poor Andy....isn't he ever allowed to be human/scared?
Yeah, I felt bad for poor Andy too. Although he was stupid to go around pretending it was the Harts and not him, Ephram mocking him for being scared, and everyone making him feel guilty was not fun.

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"If you want to see him, I gotta have a reason. You could be the unibomber."
Hee! Edna/Harold rock!
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And another amazing episode.

First of all Delia again! Oh man... I so love that girls. And I was so sorry that she thought she did something wrong because of Magillas parents. But I think it's impossible to describe such a situation to such a young kid as Delia. Andy really found a great way to 'solve that problem' and nevertheless it broke my heart. When Delia sat in the car and said something like 'I don't want to be left by everyone'. Now she again has no friend at her school and will be alone again.

And I'm totally sorry for Magilla as well... He's in some way the victim of his parents and some stupid doctors. He doesn't even know why his parents are to him like they are. And I think he will never be happy as long as he's underage and his parents decide for him. I don't have to think of how he'll react when he someday gets to know what happened to him when he was a small child. Such a horrible thought.

Andy, the famous doctor is afraid... But yeah, I totally get him. As a surgeon, you don't know many things about your patients. You operate them and that's it. But now his actions have really large-scale consequences. He knows that so much depends on the success of this OP and he doesn't want to loose his son forever or make him sad again... I so get it.
And I loved what Dr. Trot said to him: 'Welcome to the human'.

Ephraim's song for Amy is so sweet of him and it almost breaks my heart to see him so in love with her and doing everything for he... And Amy only has eyes for Collin.
Ephraim knows it but he nevertheless tries to make her happy. He's also amazing!
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Hee, you're on another Everwood buzz, Kris.

Poor, poor Delia. That storyline really makes the episode for me. You're right that it's hard to explain to a kid her age something like what's going on with Magilla. She thinks it's all about her, when it's really about her at all. It's a very complex issue, and poor Delia is thrown right in the middle of it. I agree that Andy tries his best and he's so sweet here with Delia, but it's an impossible situation for him too.
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I still think it's a bit mean of the 'writers' to let Delia go through something like this at this time. She's so afraid of loosing people so this won't never help her to get over this.
Andy couldn't even explain to her what's going on there. She'll never understand it and also she was able to say bye to him she'll asked herself again and again what she did wrong. I feel so sorry for her.
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I still think it's a bit mean of the 'writers' to let Delia go through something like this at this time. She's so afraid of loosing people so this won't never help her to get over this.
Andy couldn't even explain to her what's going on there. She'll never understand it and also she was able to say bye to him she'll asked herself again and again what she did wrong. I feel so sorry for her.

I kind of agree with you here, Kris. I really don't know see any reason for this storyline...not necessary.
The writers could have included a Bully...someone who eventually becomes Delia's friend (just like Magilla). He could have had to move away...for reasons other than a gender issue. His father could have been transferred...Father might have lost his job and his family could have lost their home. There could have been many storylines to promote Delia losing a new friend instead of the one that was used.
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