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      Season 1 – Once and Again

      1999 Drama List
      Reviews Lily has a whiny teenage daughter. Rick has a teenage son who doesn't like to do homework. They're both divorced, but when they fall hard for each other, they decide to try to make it work. Read More Read Less

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      Episode 1 Aired Sep 21, 1999 Pilot Two people (Bill Campbell, Sela Ward), each divorced and raising children, meet and get another chance at love. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 28, 1999 Let's Spend the Night Together Rick and Lily consider whether they should take their relationship a step further; Eli becomes more serious with Jennifer. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 5, 1999 The Scarlet Letter Jacket Rick and Lily's families come together at the school carnival, which proves to be a little too much for those involved. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 12, 1999 Liars and Other Strangers Rick and Lily give up trying to hide their feelings for each other; Eli feels the need to protect his mother from his father's new romance. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 19, 1999 Let There Be Dragons Rick's children meet Lily for the first time under awkward circumstances, and Jessie lashes out at her dad when she realizes her parents will never reconcile. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 26, 1999 A Dream Deferred Lily finally faces the fact that she is completely on her own; Judy begins to pull away when she realizes her sister's life is too crowded. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 2, 1999 The Ex-Files The complications of divorce become clear when Rick must spend time with Karen while Eli plays in a basketball tournament. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 9, 1999 The Past Is Prologue Lily and Rick deal with the ghosts of their marriages when Rick becomes consumed with a project at work. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 16, 1999 Outside Hearts Lily and Rick discover how difficult it is to allow teenagers to make their own mistakes when Eli and Grace attend a wild party. Details Episode 10 Aired Nov 23, 1999 Thanksgiving Lily reaches out to her parents on Thanksgiving and realizes her father has difficulty deciding whose side of the divorce he is on. Details Episode 11 Aired Dec 7, 1999 Where There's Smoke Jake (Jeffrey Nordling) reaches out to Lily (Sela Ward) for comfort when he has business trouble; Eli (Shane West) moves into the basement. Details Episode 12 Aired Dec 21, 1999 The Gingerbread House Rick reconsiders his plans for the holidays as well as his future when Jake and Lily's relationship takes an interesting turn. Details Episode 13 Aired Jan 24, 2000 Mediation Lily and Jake begin mediation prior to their divorce; Rick faces a difficult client named Miles Drentell. Details Episode 14 Aired Jan 31, 2000 Sneaky Feelings Karen (Susanna Thompson) continues to be attracted to a younger man at work; Eli (Shane West) considers cheating on Jennifer (Kimberly McCullough). Guest star: James Eckhouse. Details Episode 15 Aired Feb 7, 2000 The Mystery Dance Judy worries about her single life until she meets a man who could potentially fulfill her dreams; Lily and Rick begin repairing their damaged relationship. Details Episode 16 Aired Feb 14, 2000 Daddy's Girl Lily (Sela Ward) loses her patience with Jake (Jeffrey Nordling) and hires a divorce attorney; Grace (Julia Whelan) meets the perfect boy. Details Episode 17 Aired Mar 6, 2000 Unfinished Business Lily, her daughters and the rest of the family cope with a loss that will impact their lives forever. Details Episode 18 Aired Mar 13, 2000 Strangers and Brothers Aaron proves to be a source of comfort and renewal for the Manning family; Lily gains ground in the divorce proceedings. Details Episode 19 Aired Apr 3, 2000 Cat-in-Hat Karen's involvement with a younger man gets serious; Eli pits his parents against each other when their restrictions become unacceptable. Details Episode 20 Aired Apr 10, 2000 My Brilliant Career Lily's new job helps put her priorities in order; Grace makes a painful discovery that could alter her relationship with her father. Details Episode 21 Aired Apr 17, 2000 Letting Go Judy takes drastic measures when her passionate relationship with Samuel is discovered; Lily realizes how much she needs Rick when he gets sick. Details Episode 22 Aired Apr 24, 2000 A Door About to Open Rick and Lily (Billy Campbell, Sela Ward), along with their children, may have a chance to catch a glimpse of the future. Details

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      Caryn James New York Times The dialogue is often at its best and toughest when it involves the teen-age characters. Jun 12, 2019 Full Review Ken Tucker Entertainment Weekly A sort of television cross-pollination of John Updike and Judy Blume, with a smile on its face and an ache in its heart. Rated: A Jun 12, 2019 Full Review Terry Kelleher People Magazine The honest performances and perceptive writing will have you feeling freshly empathetic. Jun 12, 2019 Full Review

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      Season Info

      Claudia Weill, Dan Lerner, Peter Horton, Barnet Kellman, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz
      Executive Producer
      Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick
      Marshall Herskovitz, Jan Oxenberg, Michael Weller, Edward Zwick, Daniel Paige, Pamela Gray, Richard Kramer, Alexa Junge, Liberty Godshall, Sue Paige
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Sep 21, 1999