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315 - (OSPB)     One (Step) Parent Backward     03/18/02
Sam's places his dream of committing to Judy and having a family squarely on the shoulders of his ten-year-old son. Meanwhile, Jake finally realizes his feelings for Tiffany and his new baby daughter

WRITER: David Schulner     DIRECTOR: Elodie Keene
Go to SPOILERS for this episode
 Brooks-Manning Lily    Grace    Zoe
 Sammler Rick    Eli    Jessie
 Ex's Jake    >
 Other Family - Judy   
 Business  
 Significant Regulars Tiffany    Sam   
Others
Nina - Shonda Farr

PLACES:
Lily's house
Judy's house
Booklovers Restaurant
Jake's car
Karen's car
OTHER LOCATIONS:
Tiffany's apartment - Jake in his BVDs
Sam's apartment
Hotel room - Jeanine calls Sam

LITERARY REFERENCES:

Eloise
A Book for Precocious Grown Ups, by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight

TV REFERENCES:
The Late Show with David Letterman
Night Line with Ted Koppel
MOVIE REFERENCES:
Lady and the Tramp
INTERVIEWS:
Judy - "... don't answer that ..."
Judy - ""
Judy - "Tonight. What?"
Judy - "... everything is fine ..."
Judy - "Whatever."
Judy - "Aaah. Yeah."

Sam - "She's nagging me."

Judy - "I'm nagging him ..."

Sam - "... didn't see that one coming ..."

Judy - "Don't push..."
Judy - "Did I just say that?"
Judy - "I'm turning into my aunt Sophie."
Judy - "I should just donate my eggs to science."
Judy - "Of course."

Sam - ""

Judy - "I know that."
Judy - "I really am."
Judy - "Do something!"
Judy - "OK. This is what was supposed to happen..."

Sam - "Good question."

Judy - "My husband would be ..."

Sam - "Don't say it!"

Judy - "Don't say it."
Judy - "My husband would be ..."
Judy - "There."

MUSIC:
W.G. Snuffy Walden and Joey Newman Production/incidental music

EVENTS:

 
 


EPISODE TIMELINE:

Not currently available


TRIVIA:

Baby Names
Tiffany and Jake named their baby Maddie (presumably the shortened form of Madison).

Cabin Boy
Sam has a cabin.

Sister Mary
Jeanine has a sister named Mary, who just got a new phone number.

Lessons
Jamie is going to take guitar lessons from Eli.

Gerry?
Jake spent last New Year's with Gerry.

Tycoon
Jessie and Zoe need Jamie's help to play the 'Zoo Tycoon' video game.

Auntie?
Judy has an Aunt Sophie.

ECHOES:
"No. I got it." Jamie to Judy, Judy to Lily
NIT PICKERS:

 
 


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David Bianculli Teenmag New York Post TV Guide Canada ABC TV Guide TV Guide

From David Bianculli at the NY Daily News:
http://nydailynews.com/2002-03-18/New_York_Now/Television/a-144628.asp

10:00 (ABC) "Once and Again." Steven Weber continues to guest-star as Judy's boyfriend, Sam a relationship which, like every other one on this show, is layered with complex and often contradictory emotions.

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From Teenmag:
http://teenmag.com/starstuff/tvscoop/031602_2.shtml

Meanwhile, this week's new ep (ABC, Monday, 10 p.m.) finds and Judy's future in jeopardy because of the attitude of his bratty son (played by the same insufferable actor who played snot-nosed little Owen Salinger on "Party of Five.")

As for the wedding I've been hinting at -- those of you who guessed that it would be Jake and Tiffany give yourselves a hand! Seems that Jake is (finally) growing up and will come to the conclusion that he is ready to dedicate himself to Tiffany and the baby, which will lead to a wedding that finds the whole Sammler/Manning clan pulling together to make it a special day.

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From New York Post:

Sam decides to let his 10-year old son make a gigantic decision for him. It's Judy again, or more specifically, his feelings for her, that are still up in the air. Sam comes up with the idea that young Jamie (Jacob Smith) should make the decision about whether Sam should commit to her.

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From TV Guide Canada:
http://tvlistings.tvguidelive.com/

Sam's 10-year-old son shoulders the weight of his father's dream of having a family; Jake wakes up to his feelings for Tiffany and their baby.

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From ABC:
SAM'S SON MAY DESTROY HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH JUDY, ON ABC'S "ONCE AND AGAIN"

"One Step (Parent) Backward" - Sam's places his dream of committing to Judy and having a family squarely on the shoulders of his ten-year-old son. Meanwhile, Jake finally realizes his feelings for Tiffany and his new baby daughter, on "Once and Again," MONDAY, MARCH 18 (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 Shonda Farr as Nina, Jacob Smith as Jamie, Jane Sibbett as Jeannine, John Lehr as Kenny, Joy Stevens as Gerri, Will Radford as Larry and Regan Burns the engineer.

"One Step (Parent) Backward" was written by David Schulner and directed by Elodie Keene.

This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.

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From TV Guide:
Once and Again
One Step (Parent) Backward
60 min.

Tensions arise in the relationship between Judy and Sam (Steven Weber), due mostly to his peeved, preteen son; the responsibilities of new fatherhood test Jake's roving ways. Tiffany: Ever Carradine. Jamie: Jacob Smith. Jeannine: Jane Sibbett. Kenny: John Lehr. Gerri: Joy Stevens.

Cast: Billy Campbell, Sela Ward, Shane West, Evan Rachel Wood, Meredith Deane, Julia Whelan, Jeffrey Nordling, Marin Hinkle, Steven Weber, Ever Carradine, Jacob Smith, Jane Sibbett, Shonda Farr, John Lehr, Joy Stevens

Rating: TV-PG
Content: Strong, Coarse Language
Category: Drama
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From TV Guide:
Once and Again
One Step (Parent) Backward
60 min.

Tensions arise in the relationship between Judy and Sam (Steven Weber), due mostly to his peeved, preteen son; the responsibilities of new fatherhood test Jake's roving ways. Tiffany: Ever Carradine. Jamie: Jacob Smith. Jeannine: Jane Sibbett. Kenny: John Lehr. Gerri: Joy Stevens.

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