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221 - (MO)     Moving On     04/25/01
As the two families prepare to move in together, Eli faces a serious crisis. With only a few weeks left until high school graduation, Carla asks Eli to runaway to Europe with her. Eli shows up at the bus station, prepared to go with Carla, though she doesn't show up.

WRITER: Sue Paige and Daniel Paige     DIRECTOR: Ken Collins
 Brooks-Manning Lily    Grace    Zoe
 Sammler Rick    Eli    Jessie
 Ex's Karen
 Other Family Judy   
 Business  
 Significant Regulars Carla   
Others
Marlys - Margaret Easley
Miss Frankel - Lisa Dinkins
Samantha Aldrich - Melora Hardin

PLACES:
Lily's house
Rick's house
Karen's house
     
OTHER LOCATIONS:
Bus Station -

LITERARY REFERENCES:
Travels with Lizbeth - Lars Eighner

The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison


INTERVIEWS:
  - " "

MUSIC:
W.G. Snuffy Walden Production/incidental music

The song playing in the background when Lily discovers Eli and Carla in the attic:
Sunshine - Bottlefly

"YOUR HOUSE"....Jonatha Brooke

Take me down to your house
Show me where you live
Room by room, all the things you cherish

Tell me where you're going
Show me where you've been
Year by year, all the things that you wished

And I'll give my love, give my love
Angel, I am here and I am.....yours.

Whisper me your secrets,
I won't tell a soul
One by one, I'll treasure every story

This is where our love goes
Circling back again
This is heaven's gift to us to tell it

And I'll give my love, give my love
Angel I am here and I am....yours

Tonight we'll speak the old words
Caress the silence
Tonight we'll tell the whole world where to go

I will walk the way in,
You'll take the journey out
Path across our hearts, eyes wide open

Room by room, year by year, one by one, say goodnight,

Love...
Love.


EVENTS:

 
 


EPISODE TIMELINE:

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TRIVIA:

Rick's Address
Rick's apartment is on Lincoln Ave, Evanston

Age
Eli is 18

Where in the world ...? Lily's house is in Deerfield, IL.

Paper late
The newspaper is dated Monday, September 11, 2000.

Sign them
The divorce papers are dated April 24, 2001.

Roll and roll again
During the last family dinner between the Mannings and the Sammlers, Rick gave Grace a dinner roll twice. --PCDeg


NIT PICKERS:

Magic sweater
At the conclusion, when Lily and Rick are looking at each other, Lily holds a sweater, packs it, then it's back in her arms again a moment later.
--Divorced_Again

Name game
Lily signs the divorce papers as Lily. As it is a legal document, shouldn't she use Elizabeth, her legal name? -- AdamBomb1701


Original episode spoilers
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Critics Corner ABC Boards David Bianculli Robert Bianco Joyce Millman Tunneldiver Wanda Wanda
TV Guide.com Wanda Zap2it Ashley IMdB ABC TVGuide Chat  

From "Critic's Corner" in the Boston Globe:
http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/115/living/Critic_s_Corner+.shtml

The final scenes in last week's "Once and Again" were terribly overwrought, as Lily consoled a broken Rick. Let's hope the show gets back to basics - namely, subtlety - tonight, as the Sammlers prepare to move in with the Mannings, at 10 on Ch.5.

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From ABC Boards:
http://boards.go.com/cgi/abc/request.dll?MESSAGE&room=a_Once_and_Again&id=73518
"YOUR HOUSE"....Jonatha Brooke

Take me down to your house
Show me where you live
Room by room, all the things you cherish

Tell me where you're going
Show me where you've been
Year by year, all the things that you wished

And I'll give my love, give my love
Angel, I am here and I am.....yours.

Whisper me your secrets,
I won't tell a soul
One by one, I'll treasure every story

This is where our love goes
Circling back again
This is heaven's gift to us to tell it

And I'll give my love, give my love
Angel I am here and I am....yours

Tonight we'll speak the old words
Caress the silence
Tonight we'll tell the whole world where to go

I will walk the way in,
You'll take the journey out
Path across our hearts, eyes wide open

Room by room, year by year, one by one, say goodnight,

Love...
Love.
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From David Bianculli at the New York Daily News:
http://www.nydailynews.com/2001-04-25/New_York_Now/Television/a-108596.asp

Let's not be greedy, and expect television to serve up superlative series in all three hours of prime time tonight. Instead, let's count our blessings and settle for two out of three. Blessing one: NBC's "The West Wing" at 9. Blessing two: ABC's "Once and Again" at 10.

"Once and Again." Business complications have dominated plots the last two weeks, but tonight, personal problems return to the forefront especially when Lily and Rick (Sela Ward, Billy Campbell) finally engineer a dual-family move into the same hectic household.

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From Robert Bianco at USA Today:
http://www.usatoday.com/life/columns/lrous.htm

Then again, sometimes you have to give a great show its head. Yes, the Miles plot on Once and Again (ABC, 10 p.m. ET/PT) went on too long, but it climaxed in two of the best episodes done on TV this season. Now we move on, as the families prepare for next week's season-ending wedding.

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From Joyce Millman at Salon.com:
http://www.salon.com/ent/tv/glow/2001/04/25/glow/index.html

On Once and Again (10 p.m., ABC), plans for the Sammlers and the Mannings to consolidate households are complicated by the volatile Carla and her effect on Eli.

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From Tunneldiver's Quotes:
http://boards.go.com/cgi/abc/request.dll?MESSAGE&room=a_Once_and_Again&id=73396
"If you don't shut your mouth, I'm going to seriously maim you"
"Do I need to stand over you to guide your hand?"
"...wear disguises and pretend we're Canadians"
"That's not making decisions, that's avoidance"
"What the h*ll was that?"

Obvious speakers on this one-but good lines:
"I have lived longer than you"
"And look how well that turned out"
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From Wanda:
http://www.eonline.com/Gossip/Wanda/Trans/Archive2001/010423.html
Once and Again's Eli Gets Ditched

Wanda has the scoop on Once and Again's runaways and the upcoming wedding.

From monino: Can you give us another Once and Again hint? Who runs away on the finale?

Actually, it's not the finale, it's the episode before. And as for the hint, their names rhyme with "Rely" and "Barla."

From evanichole: You mean Eli and Carla, right?

Can't pull anything over on you! Yes, Carla decides to run away, and she asks Eli to go with her. He says yes, but when he goes to meet her, she stands him up. This opens the door to some googly-eyed scenes between Eli and Grace during the finale--which, by the way, is ultrasweet and ultraweepy.

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From Wanda:
http://www.eonline.com/Gossip/Wanda/Trans/Archive2001/010416c.html

From northernlite: Wanda, I've got to know--what's going to happen on Once and Again?

I'll give you another hint about the pair that decides to run away together in the season finale. It's a male and female. (Last week's hint: You probably don't want them to be together.)

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From TVGuide.com:
Moving On

The Sammlers prepare to move in with the Mannings in a pivotal episode.

Rick and his two kids are finally ready to share a single household with Lily and her two daughters. But the relocation is complicated by Lily's unexpected teen houseguest: the troubled and volatile Carla (Audrey Marie Anderson), who seeks sanctuary from a "hateful" stepmother. Once again, Carla works her wiles on an infatuated Eli (Shane West), whose longing to pursue his girlfriend's wanderlust sets the stage for a moving confrontation with his dad, Rick (Billy Campbell). Samantha: Melora Hardin. Grace: Julia Whelan.

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From Wanda:
http://www.eonline.com/Gossip/Wanda/Trans/Archive2001/010409c.html

Any info on Once and Again?

I told you last week that two of the characters decide to run away together on the season finale. Can't spill yet, but here's a clue: Most fans don't want these two to be together.

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From Zap2it:
http://tv.zap2it.com/news/networkupdate.html?17014
Rick's Family Prepares To Move In With Lily On "ONCE AND AGAIN"
(4/25/01)

"Moving On" - As Rick and his kids prepare to move in with Lily, Eli feels forced to choose between an uncertain future with his family and his girlfriend, on "Once and Again," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

"Once and Again" stars Sela Ward as Lily Manning, Billy Campbell as Rick Sammler, Julia Whelan as Grace Manning, Shane West as Eli Sammler, Meredith Deane as Zoe Manning, Evan Rachel Wood as Jessie Sammler, Susanna Thompson as Karen Sammler, Jeffrey Nordling as Jake Manning, Todd Field as David Casilli, Marin Hinkle as Judy, David Clennon as Miles Drentell and Jennifer Crystal-Foley as Christie Parker.

Guest starring are Audrey Marie Anderson as Carla, Margaret Easley as Marlys, Lisa Dinkins as Miss Frankel and Melora Hardin as Samantha Aldrich.

"Moving On" was written by Sue Paige and Daniel Paige and directed by Ken Collins.

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From Ashley at the ABC Message Board:
http://boards.go.com/cgi/abc/request.dll?MESSAGE&room=a_Once_and_Again&id=67573
"Moving On"

I am not sure about this one. I have heard that it might be about Carla being caught by Lily. Also, I think Carla might be leaving in this episode, poor Eli.

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From IMDb:
http://us.imdb.com/Guests?0202198
"Moving On" (ep. #2.21)
Margaret Easley .... Marlys
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From ABC:
10:00 - 11:00 PM

UPDATE (ONCE AND AGAIN) - Tonight's episode is "Moving On" - As Rick and his kids prepare to move in with Lily, Eli feels forced to choose between an uncertain future with his family and his girlfriend. (A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate) (CLOSED-CAPTIONED)

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From TV Guide Chat with Shane West:
http://www.tvguide.aollive.aol.com/live/index.asp

Question: Is Carla going to remain Eli's girlfriend through the rest of the season or does Eli see what she's like and they split up?

West: I can't really say, but in the episode we're about to shoot, something goes awry with Carla.

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From Wanda:
http://www.eonline.com/Gossip/Wanda/Trans/Archive2001/010402c.html

Anything more on Once and Again?

Ah! Almost forgot this juicy tidbit: In the second to the last episodes, two of the characters are going to try and run away together.

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