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.