Everwood Now wrapping its third season, Everwood 's soap tropes — unexpected pregnancy, adultery — handles these stories artfully. The buildup to Ephram's (Gregory Smith) discovery… Everwood Now wrapping its third season, Everwood 's soap tropes — unexpected pregnancy, adultery — handles these stories artfully. The buildup to Ephram's (Gregory Smith) discovery… 2002-09-16 Drama Vivien Cardone Gregory Smith Debra Mooney Emily VanCamp Treat Williams Anne Heche Justin Baldoni Sarah Lancaster Marcia Cross Scott Wolf Anne Heche WB
TV Review

Everwood (2002)

Emily VanCamp, Gregory Smith, ... | KISS ME 'WOOD' YA? Everwood 's Emily VanCamp and Gregory Smith
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KISS ME 'WOOD' YA? Everwood's Emily VanCamp and Gregory Smith
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Details Start Date: Sep 16, 2002; Genre: Drama; With: Vivien Cardone, Gregory Smith, Debra Mooney, Emily VanCamp and Treat Williams; Network: WB; More

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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Originally posted May 16, 2005 Published in issue #820 May 20, 2005 Order article reprints
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