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303 - (KoB)     Kind of Blue     10/12/01
Rick's job prospects suddenly improve, when Sam Blue comes back to town. Sam has an offer to renovate a ritzy hotel, and he wants Rick to work on the project with him. Meanwhile, Judy also asks Rick to help renovate the expanded Booklovers.
Sam and Judy flirt with each other, but Judy is reluctant to restart a relationship with him.

WRITER: Richard Kramer     DIRECTOR: Peter Horton
 Brooks-Manning Lily   
 Sammler Rick    ;
 Ex's Jake   
 Other Family Judy   
 Significant Regulars Tiffany    Sam   
Colin Fleischer: Saul Rubinek.
Dr. Lerner: David Kipper
Victoria: Samantha MacLachlan
Nurse: Sharon Omi

Lily's house
Judy's house
Sammler Associates
Phil's Restaurant
Lily's car
Judy's car
Empty Hotel - Rick meets Colin
Sam's Car - Sam meets Judy

Baby name book -  

The Awful Truth - by Patrick J. Conway

Miles Davis-Kind of Blue - by Hal Leonard (Editor), Miles Davis (Hardcover - September 2001)
-also a musical reference
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, by Barbara Ehrenreich
Marcel Proust
Goustave Flaubert
Sister Carrie, by Theodore Dreiser

TV References:
Nixon on Laugh-In

Art References:
Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) - sculptor, architect, painter

Franceso Borromini (1599-1667) - architect
Borromini started off working for Bernini but they eventually became rival architects in the Baroque period. The hotel's original design shows Baroque influences but Sam's designs are distinctly modern. -- cac120

Stanley Tigerman (b. 1930)

Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
2nd Century "great big stone foot"

Rick - E-Mail. The great leveller.

Jake - <Pained expression>

Judy - <Looking at eggshells>

Judy - <Stomping on eggshells>

Jake - Did I mention I'm going to be a daddy ... again?

Rick - <Exasperated>

Rick - <Shaking his head>

Rick - <Smacking forehead>

Lily - <Finger on lips>

Lily - <Trying to stop herself>

Rick - And what would that be?

Rick - <Looking expectantly>

Lily - He's related to Stephen Stills ...

Jake - I was thinking, maybe, Chloe ...

Jake - Excuse me!

Jake - <Gasping>

Jake - I am going to do some Yoga ...

Sam - <Groping for words>

Sam - <Silence>

Judy - Let's say I marry him ...

Jake - Unless it's absolutely necessary ...

Judy - Sometimes when you love someone ...

Sam - Judy ... Judy ...

W.G. Snuffy Walden Production/incidental music

by Stephen Stills, Gold Hill

It's getting to the point
Where I'm no fun anymore
I am sorry
Sometimes it hurts so badly
I must cry out loud
I am lonely
I am yours, you are mine
You are what you are
And you make it hard -

Remember what we've said and done and felt
about each other
Oh babe, have mercy
Don't let the past remind us of what we are not now
I am not dreaming.
I am yours, you are mine
You are what you are
And you make it hard-

Tearing yourself away from me now
You are free and I am crying
This does not mean I don't love you
I do, that's forever, yes and for always
I am yours, you are mine
You are what you are
And you make it hard-

Something inside is telling me that
I've got your secret. Are you still listening?
Fear is the lock, and laughter the key to your heart
And I love you.

I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are
And you make it hard-
And you make it hard-

Friday evening, Sunday in the afternoon
What have you got to lose?
Tuesday mornin', please be gone I'm tired of you.
What have you got to lose?
Can I tell it like it is? Help me I'm sufferin'
Listen to me baby-Help me I'm dyin'
It's my heart that's a sufferin', it's a dyin'
That's what I have to lose
I've got an answer
I'm going to fly away
What have I got to lose?
Will you come see me
Thursdays and Saturdays?
What have you got to lose?

Chestnut brown canary
Ruby throated sparrow
Sing a song don't be long
Thrill me to the marrow
Voices of the angels ring around the moonlight
Asking me, said she so free
How can you catch the sparrow?
Lacy, lilting, lady, losing love, lamenting

Change my life, make it right
Be my lady.
Doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo doo

At the end of the Suite, Stephen Stills sings the following Spanish lines:

Que linda me la traiga Cuba,
la reina de la Mar Caribe.
Cielo sol no tiene sangreahi,
y que triste que no puedo vaya,
Oh va, oh va, va.

Loosely translated that is:

How happy it makes me to think of Cuba,
the smiles of the Caribbean Sea,
Sunny sky has no blood, and how sad that
I'm not able to go
Oh go, oh go go


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Rick uses AOL for his home e-mail. He has messages from Hollister & Price Construction, Simon-Riche Developers, Kitselman Construction, Houser and company, Carraso & son Construction, I Communications Construction, Shieder & Sons, Ron Partners and Zimmerfeld Construction.

Where? Sammler & Associates
179 Lincoln Avenue, Evanston
(224) 555-1040

Karen and Janine Blue are friends.

Rick and Sam met when they were 19.

Rick's nickname for Sam is Sham.

Sam went to Rome for ten weeks.

Sam is single for the first time since 1981.

Rick's cholesterol is 150; Sam's is 247.

The Dreiser Hotel is in Lincoln Park. Theodore Dreiser wrote 'Sister Carrie' there.

Judy's 35.

Judy's eyes are brown with little green flecks.

Judy did a synagogue teen tour of Italy.

Jake's last physical was 10 years ago. His ancestors were Swedish and lived "forever."

Jake had a cat named Frosty when he was a child. Frosty was hit by a car.

Rick is not wearing his seat belt when he picks up Sam. Very naughty. -- AdamBomb1701

ECHOS: "Walking on eggshells"
- Judy's B&W in KOB
- Rick and Lily hear this on TV in AO
- Grace says it about Jessie in AO

The Long Arm of the Sam
Sam's long arm reaches 2 chairs away to Judy to touch her hand, in the concluding scenes. If you watch, he couldn't have done that from where he was originally standing. --

Original episode spoilers

NY Daily News NY Post TV Gal TV Guide Pictures TV Now ABC

From New York Daily News:

10:00 (ABC) "Once and Again." Steven Weber returns in his recurring role of Sam the artist, which unsettles a lot of the regular characters, played by Sela Ward and Billy Campbell

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From New York Post:

Once and Again, Steven Weber reprises his role of Sam Blue, Rick's good buddy, who had a fling with Judy. This time out, he back with offers Rick and Judy may not be able to refuse.

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From TV Picks:
Once and Again: "Kind of Blue"
Friday, Oct. 12
ABC, 10 to 11 p.m. ET

Just as Judy (Marin Hinkle) is getting her life together, expanding the bookstore and whatnot, artist Sam Blue (Steven Weber) shows up. Sam, you may recall, is Rick's (Billy Campbell) married friend who had an affair with Judy. Sam's return causes some emotional upheaval for Judy and brings up troublesome professional issues for Ric

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From TV Gal:

This week's "Once and Again" (Friday, ABC, 10 p.m.) was directed by Peter Horton (Gary on "thirtysomething") and features the return of Steven Weber as Sam Blue, Judy's once married, now divorcing ex-boyfriend. It turns out that Sam is also very good friends with Karen, which should make things very interesting.

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From TV Guide:
Kind of Blue

The return of the enigmatic artist Sam Blue (Steven Weber) has professional ramifications for Rick and personal repercussions for Judy, who has bittersweet memories of their affair.

Tiffany: Ever Carradine. Colin Fleischer: Saul Rubinek. Jake: Jeffrey Nordling. Dr. Lerner: David Kipper. Judy: Marin Hinkle.

Cast: Billy Campbell, Sela Ward, Evan Rachel Wood, Meredith Deane, Jeffrey Nordling, Marin Hinkle, Steven Weber, Ever Carradine, Saul Rubinek, David Kipper, Samantha MacLachlan

Rating: TV-PG
Content: Strong, Coarse Language, Explicit Sexual Situations
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From ABC (Pictures):
Pictures courtesy of ABC (Click on thumbnails for bigger picture)
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Kind of Blue

Samuel Blue's reappearance leads to life-altering decisions and opportunities for Rick and Judy.

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From ABC:
Peter Horton ("thirtysomething") Directs

"Kind of Blue" - When Rick's friend and Judy's lover, Samuel Blue (Steven Weber), walks back into their lives, each of them is faced with potentially life-altering decisions and opportunities, on "Once and Again," FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

"Once and Again" stars Sela Ward as Lily Sammler, 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, Marin Hinkle as Judy Brooks, Steven Weber as Samuel Blue and Ever Carradine as Tiffany Porter.

Guest starring are Saul Rubinek as Colin, David Kipper as Dr. Lerner, Samantha MacLachlan as Victoria and Sharon Omi as the nurse.

"Kind of Blue" was directed by Peter Horton and written by Richard Kramer.

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