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109 - (OH)     Outside Hearts     11/16/99
When Lily goes away on a business trip, Judy allows Grace to attend a teenage party that quickly gets out of control. Eli breaks his promise not to drink at the party, and has to call Rick for a ride home.

WRITER: Alexa Junge     DIRECTOR: Todd Field
 Brooks-Manning Lily    Grace    Zoe
 Sammler Rick    Eli    Jessie
 Ex's Jake    Karen
 Other Family Judy   
 Significant Regulars Jennifer   
Julie - Grace's best friend
Daniel - Grace's first crush. DJ's at the school radio station. Has long eyelashes.
Evan Fisher - He throws the fake birthday party at his house when his parents are away. We only see him at the very end thanking Grace for the ant farm.
Roger Udell - Justin Urich. Eli's friend who, at Evan Fisher's party, spills beer on Graces leather jacket, then passes out from alcohol poisoning

Lily's house
Rick's house
Karen's house
My Sister's Bookstore Lily's car
Rick's car
Upton Sinclair
Evan Fisher's House - This is where the party was held

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

Grace: Judy's been everywhere ...
Grace: She's going to teach me how to get out of tickets by crying ...

Lily: Judy was born when I was six ...
Lily: Wait! You forgot to take your baby ...

Grace: I think he's quiet because he's watching ...

Rick: My father generally terrified us all the time ...
Rick: He didn't trust us ...
Rick: He didn't have a clue ...
Rick: Karen used to keep this running list ...

Karen: Nail file, screwdriver, tweezers ...

Rick: ... as if knowing all the possibilities ...

Karen: ... forkhandle, safety pin, nickel, toothpick, tongue ...

Rick: It's not as if a list keeps you safe ...
Rick: There was this party at Danny Platts's ...
Rick: My brother, Mikey, Broke his wrist ...
Rick: So now, I'm supposed to be the hardass?
Rick: Maybe, it biology ...
Rick: At a certain point, I just stopped ...
Rick: How do I protect him from the world?

Lily: Your children are hostages to fate ...
Lily: ... letting your heart walk outside your body ...

Rick: Nail file, screwdriver, tweezers ...

W.G. Snuffy Walden Production/incidental music
Death in Vegas/"Dirge"/Studio Re-recording
Lily goes to a convention
Rick offers to drive up and visit her at the convention (which is 2 1/2 hours away), in Madison.

Evan Fisher's Party
Several things happen surrounding this. Grace gets her first real crush on Daniel and embarrasses herself by attempting to talk to him between sets. Eli's friend (Roger) gets alcohol poisoning and Eli acts responsibly and calls 911. He then decides (correctly) not to drive home and calls Rick instead. Eli actually shows caring for Grace when he attempts to go after her when Roger spills beer on her.

The Leather Jacket
Judy lends Grace her leather jacket that she bought in Venice. Later she let's Grace keep it.


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This episode won the Prism award for 2000. Click here for more info

Age Matters
Lily is 6 years older than Judy

Little Women
Lily seems to think that Grace loves "Little Women"

Weird Habits
Judy puts soy sauce on her popcorn

Wild Claims
Judy used to claim 13 dependants on her tax return

Gimmie a Number
555-0157 supposedly is Lily's number.

The Jacket
Judy loans, and then gives, Grace her leather jacket.

Who's that drunk?
It's Roger Udell (the drunk) who spills beer on Grace's jacket.

What's that dinging noise?
Eli and Rick have a conversation early in the show about the movies shown at high school about drugs and alcohol that include the "stupid dinging bell". Then, when Eli starts the car to drive Jennifer home, we hear in the background soft dinging

The Brothers Sammler
When Rick was younger he was at some party playing quarters. He was the driver when his brother Mikey was thrown off the hood and broke his wrist.

What's your sign?
Grace is a Pisces

Tutu crazy
Lily buys a tutu for Zoe from every place she goes.

In the blood
Rick has a history of alcoholism in his family (Father and Brother)

In the blood, part 2
Karen has a history of breast cancer in her family


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