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121 - (LG)     Letting Go     04/17/00
When Judy's passionate relationship with Samuel Blue (Steve Weber, "Wings," "Stephen King's The Shining") is discovered, she takes drastic measures to avoid allowing more pain into her life. Meanwhile, Lily clearly realizes how much she has taken Rick for granted when he becomes ill.

WRITER: Alexa Junge     DIRECTOR: Peter Horton
 Brooks-Manning Lily    Grace   
 Sammler Rick    Eli    Jessie
 Ex's Jake   
 Other Family Judy   
 Business Christy
 Significant Regulars Tiffany    Jared    Sam
Mali - Rachael True, the bookkeeper for the bookstore

Lily's house
Rick's house
Jake's house
Karen's house
Judy's house
Sammler Cassilli
My Sister's Bookstore
Lily's car
Rick's car
Upton Sinclair
The hospital - Rick's flu turns for the worst and he is hospitalized for "a couple of days". Lily rushes to be by his side after receiving a call from Eli. This is the moment she realizes that she's taking him for granted and that he's been there for her every time she's needed him.
The drug store - Rick is out buying cold remedies and runs into Sam Blue buying condoms. Then he sees both Sam and Judy together - and an awkward moment follows.

Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

Judy: I don't know what to say ...
Judy: THere's a lot to say ...
Judy: I don't what to break the spell ...

Grace: The thing with my dad and TIffany ...

Judy: Bubbles break.

Grace: He just wanted me to say it was okay ...

Judy: It's kind of girly-girl, dress up ...
Judy: Thre's always been this other car in front of me ...
Judy: Now I'm in the front.

W.G. Snuffy Walden Production/incidental music

Sam and Judy are discovered

Judy breaks up with Sam

Mine to sell
Judy announces to Lily that she's going to sell the bookstore

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Original episode spoilers
S Ken Parish Tim Cusprisin TV Now Chicago Tribune Robert Bianco at USA Today
The Age

From Julie Szego at The Age (in Melbourne), 7 March 2002:
Once and Again - THURSDAY, CHANNEL SEVEN, 10.45PM

The way Judy (Marin Hinkle) sees it, there was always a car ahead of her on the road that blocked her view. Now, with her father dead, the road in front is wide open and she's in her own "rotten car". So a few wrong turns are inevitable, she explains in blackandwhite firstperson confessions to (presumably) an invisible analyst. Like all selfrespecting single women, she's on with a married man, Sam (Steven Webber), because the only other option is sex with "a depressed guy from the post office". Like all selfrespecting adulterers, he solemnly assures her that she's not a "mistress". "It's a terrible word," he murmurs. All is steamy until Rick (Billy Campbell), new flame of Judy's recently separated sister, Lily (Sela Ward), spots the illicit two. Muses Judy offscreen to shrink: "I know we can't stay in our perfect bubble; bubbles break, otherwise we wouldn't call them bubbles." Meanwhile, Lily's daughter, Grace (Julia Whelan), struggles with her father's infidelity and desertion. Dad tries to reach out to her: "We haven't had a chance to talk about my extramarital relationship," he says. Embarrassing, broody and thoroughly American. Love it.

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