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- Delia on skates heading to school is everything.

- Ephram acknowledging Andy being an awesome father once again is so sweet.

- Andy at the club meeting appeared so dry-witted and awkward.

- Kate Mora has an Emily type of talent. She’s good.

- Andy was really wonderful with Kate during their first meeting. He gave her advice every woman deserves.

- Ephram is frosty with Amy while going to see Bright. He was cold. But this is Ephram/Amy... they do take turns upsetting each other while dealing with their feelings during many tough circumstances.

- Harold talking about small town conservatives in Everwood basically capable of killing you if you are too liberal reminds me of present day real life... not a good feeling.

- Andy/Delia table convo is so deliciously awkward.

- I love the Edna/Andy talk when Andy explains why he can’t do the abortion. So powerful. One of the best discussions of the series. Treat and Debra shined together.

- Edna knew if Andy talked to Harold again he would do it. She just knew.

- Ephram/Amy dancing...

- Harold/Andy talk was Treat and Tom at their best. Goosebumps.

- Only Everwood is able to create an episode like this one and present it in an understanding way no matter what your personal beliefs are on these delicate topics. Only Everwood.

- Bright mentioned Colin and the rest of their friends basically ditched him. How ridiculous.

- Colin was such a jerk to Ephram. Colin’s face did convey he understood what Amy was saying about Ephram helping them.

- Andy apologizing to Nina was appropriate. Love how Nina had coffee ready for Andy. Nina said Delia has her as well... total foreshadowing.

- The Colin collapse was very real, and very sad.

- Edna was a hero throughout this episode, helping Andy, understanding her son’s capability, and being there for Kate.

- Harold in church (confirming he’s 100% Catholic) was very powerful.

- Delia reading to Andy was so aww-worthy.

Kate's dad was just... ridiculous. Then her mother was in conservative-land she couldn't even go to her very own mother. Her parents and Matt were all guilty of being creeps and fools. She really was clueless and scared of the wrong things. The very fact that she worried more about her mom finding out about birth control over actually protecting herself from STDs and getting pregnant says it all. She cared more about her parents and their domineering thoughts over taking care of herself. And her horrible so called boyfriend didn't help matters in the least. I'm glad Kate at least had Edna.

I found it profound with Harold at the end and how much he cares for Andy. To give up and sacrifice his deep moral beliefs (yes, he also took his job seriously but there was more to it) in favor of helping out Andy said something very significant about what was happening between Harold and Andy. At the beginning of the season you felt like they couldn't last more than two seconds in a room together without Harold wanting to slap Andy's mouth yet at the end of the season we clearly see how much these two have evolved. They develop a true friendship.

Harold is put in a tough spot, but it wasn’t really Andy or Edna who put him there, it was his father. As we know, the connection to his father Harold carries with him. Harold chooses to keep the tradition of being the doctor to do the abortion, even though there's a clinic in Denver. Circumstances have changed since the time his father had to do it. Harold being the one to do it is one of the best reveals of the series. What a twist.

I also love Andy's reasons for not being able to do it. Which is why Dr. Douglas is right in "Home" that Andy should not do Colin’s surgery. But he still does it.

Amy stepped up to the plate. She stands up to Colin for being a complete jackass. Sorry, but he was, and Amy didn't owe Colin an apology in the least. Colin was so out of line at the dance. He tried to literally control Amy in a very unhealthy way, it was so weird. Not to mention his sick treatment of Ephram. I was so glad that Amy stood up for herself and for Ephram. I didn't see Colin's deteriorating health as the reason why Colin was so horrible at the dance. I think it was just cocky Colin that we viewed in flashbacks. The same one that just had to race those guys due to ego. Now, he did seizure later on. I still don’t think a connection can directly be made. Not when flashback Colin was grating.

Delia seemed to have grown up in this episode alone. Her interaction with both Nina and Andy was great.

Ephram/Amy were remarkable together. They just can’t stay away from each other. They definitely have tension with each other under stress and while dealing with the environment, circumstances, and their feelings constantly circling around each other. That said, they’re always right back together no matter what. Finding each other at the dance, dancing together was magical. The chemistry and meant to be tag was spelled out crystal clear. They are so perfect.

You can consistently see Andy/Nina having some romantic tension... it’s always there, ready to boil over.

Every Andy/Delia scene made me smile widely.

** One issue which I hate to admit since it’s about a later storyline, not this one... I will continue to be annoyed with the fact that while they successfully revisited the Abbott side extremely well in S4, they either forgot or wanted the audience to forget Andy’s reasoning for not being able to perform the abortion in this episode, yet in S4 voluntarily taught the procedure. What about Julia a few years later? I even say this as a Liberal 100% pro-choice. I just wish they would have explained why Andy felt like he did in S1 and then does a complete 180 in S4. Everwood is typically excellent with continuity (and complex meaning) but not in this instance.

Regarding this episode alone... brilliant Everwood.

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