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Everwood

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Emily VanCamp, Gregory Smith, ...
EVERWOOD: Patrick Ecclesine/The WB

Everwood

type:
TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
run date:
09/16/02
performer:
Vivien Cardone, Gregory Smith, Debra Mooney, Emily VanCamp, Treat Williams, Anne Heche, Justin Baldoni, Sarah Lancaster, Marcia Cross, Scott Wolf
guest performer:
Anne Heche
broadcaster:
WB
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A-

Now wrapping its third season, Everwood‘s soap tropes — unexpected pregnancy, adultery — handles these stories artfully. The buildup to Ephram’s (Gregory Smith) discovery that he’s a father from a former dalliance was slow and intricate. The stakes — his relationship to his dad, Andy (Treat Williams), who hid the truth from him; his hard-won future at Juilliard — stacked to a sublime toppling point when… pow! The fallout scenes between Ephram and his high school sweetheart, Amy Abbott (Emily VanCamp), have been hushed, well-intentioned, doomed debates; watching Andy deal with the blame is stomach-pitting. Now, at the season’s end, Amy’s mother, Rose (Merrilyn Gann), has been diagnosed with cancer. The story feels intricate and resounding. The Abbotts wither, rally, and sensibly stumble on — an emblem of Everwood‘s pragmatic grace.

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