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113 - (M)     Mediation     01/24/00
Lily, hoping for some sign that Rick will forgive her, embarks on the painful process of mediating a divorce settlement with Jake. Meanwhile, Rick comes up against a very difficult client, Miles Drentell (David Clennon, "thirtysomething").

WRITER: Pamela Gray     DIRECTOR: Peter Horton
 Brooks-Manning Lily    Grace    Zoe
 Sammler Rick    Eli    Jessie
 Ex's Jake   
 Other Family Judy   
 Business David    Miles   
 Significant Regulars Jennifer   
The Mediator - Harley Jane Kozak
Ed Cale - Real Estate Agent
Cindy Swann - Real Estate Agent
Dan and Sue - Prospective buyers

Lily's house
Rick's house
Sammler Cassilli
Lily's car
Rick's car
Upton Sinclair
The Mediator's Office -
Miles' temporary offices -

Inside the Third Reich: Memoirs - Albert Speer
The Art of War - Sun Tzu

Grace and Zoe: You can tell by her clothes ...
Grace: Boys are so naive ...

W.G. Snuffy Walden Production/incidental music

The Mediation -

Rick and Miles
Rick goes along with David to meet Miles. This leads, in a subsequent, private, meeting with Miles opting to work with Rick in preference to David.

Switching Tutoring Assignments
Jennifer changes the tutoring assignment for Eli by writing in Grace's name. She tells Grace that this is because she knows the person originally assigned but she trusts Grace more.

Appraisal of Lily's house
Part of the Mediation process, but Jake instead gets Real Estate agents to do this (Ed Cale) since the appraisal is free.

Silence on the phone
Eli calls Grace to ask her about his reading assignment (Camus' The Stranger). He then asks Rick to hang up the phone when he pick's up upstairs, as Grace asks Lily to hang up their phone when she picks up in her room. There follows a classic breathy silence when both Rick and Lily listen to each other do and say nothing while waiting. One of the most memorable silences of the show.

Rick cries alone in his room

Rick interrupts the Mediation
Unknowingly, Rick calls Lily while she's at Mediation to set up a meeting (see below).

The Awkward Meeting
Rick walks into the tutoring room to pick up Eli (who's talking with Grace). Lily walks in a few moments later and there ensues yet another awkward moment between them. Grace and Eli excuse themselves quickly, leaving Lily to babble about The Stranger while Rick stands there in utter dispair.

The break-up and healing
Rick attempts to break up with Lily at a restaurant (the very same one she broke up with him at in Episode 1). All goes according to his plan (painful as it is) until they finally say goodbye outside. The farewell kiss leads to more, and another classic, memorable moment ensues.
Rick: "I can't let you go".
Lily: "Thank God".


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Producing a tutor?
Peter Schindler, a producer of the series, is among the names on the tutoring board.

Write me a quote
Sue and Dan, the potential buyers of Lily's house, are the names of the Paiges, producers and writers of some Once and Again episodes.


Thank God
- Rick to Lily, in LSTNT
- Rick to Lily, in TSLJ
- Lily to Rick, in Mediation
- Judy to Lily in TSTA
- Grace to Eli in TL
--Jeanne, Meegram & GraceManning1

Aaw shucks
- Judy to Lily, about Rick in TGH
- Miles to Rick in Mediation


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