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List of October Road episodes

October Road, a television drama series created by André Nemec, Scott Rosenberg and Josh Appelbaum, premiered on March 15, 2007 on ABC network in the United States and ended on March 10, 2008. The show spans two seasons of 19 episodes. All episodes were approximately 41 minutes long excluding commercials. ABC decided to cancel the series due to declining ratings in the second season.[1][2]

Both seasons of October Road were released on DVD in United States in 2007 and 2009, respectively.[3][4] Following the show's cancellation, the writers wrote an additional 15-minute episode concluding the events of the series finale.[5] The episode was filmed and is featured on the second season DVD.[6]

October Road follows Nick Garrett, a man returning to his hometown 10 years after he had left it to go backpacking to Europe but never returned. After leaving all of his friends and family behind, Nick now has to face the changes and the ghosts from his past. The series stars Bryan Greenberg as Nick, Laura Prepon as Hannah Daniels, Warren Christie as Ray Cataldo, Geoff Stults as Eddie Latekka, Tom Berenger as Bob Garrett, Rebecca Field as Janet Meadows, Brad William Henke as Owen Rowan, Evan Jones as "Ikey," Jay Paulson as "Physical Phil," Slade Pearce as Sam Daniels, Odette Yustman as Aubrey Diaz, and Lindy Booth as "Pizza Girl."

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedDVD release
First airedLast aired
16March 15, 2007 (2007-03-15)April 26, 2007 (2007-04-26)October 30, 2007[3]
213November 22, 2007 (2007-11-22)March 10, 2008 (2008-03-10)May 5, 2009[4]

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (2007)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
11"Pilot"Gary FlederAndré Nemec, Scott Rosenberg & Josh AppelbaumMarch 15, 2007 (2007-03-15)101
10 years after leaving his hometown, Nick Garrett returns to Knights Ridge, to teach a one-day course at Dufresne College, which he believes is a great way to find out what changes since he was gone. After hurting the ones he loved by writing a book, a best-selling novel, and discovering their secrets, Nick will have to find a way to confront past demons and move on with his life. Nick decides to stay after discovering that his ex-girlfriend, Hannah Daniels, has a 10-year-old son named Sam who has a peanut allergy (just like all of the men in the Garrett family).
22"The Pros and Cons of Upsetting the Applecart"Gary FlederAndré Nemec, Scott Rosenberg & Josh AppelbaumMarch 22, 2007 (2007-03-22)102
Nick decides to stay in Knights Ridge and tries to convince dean Leslie Etwood to give him a job at the local college, but things keep getting in his way. In a way to get back at Nick for leaving years ago, Eddie pursues Aubrey. Ikey isn't pleased to see Alison and Owen on an annual date. Hannah is mad at Nick after realizing that Nick's father came into Veterinary Care with Hannah's cat (claiming it's his) just so he could get a good look at Sam. Later on, he tells Nick that Sam has Nick's late mothers' eyes. Nick confronts Hannah about the peanut allergy, and she responds with detailed information on Sam's alleged biological father. Eddie fails at impressing Aubrey with his talking racoon story, and ends up awkwardly asking Janet on a date. Janet has to think about it.
33"Tomorrow's So Far Away"Gary FlederVictoria StrouseMarch 29, 2007 (2007-03-29)103
Nick helps Sam try to get a girl he likes by using a technique from his novel - the same technique he used on Hannah when they were 16. Ikey continues the affair with Owen's wife. Physical Phil admits his crush on a pizza delivery girl, and confesses he'd like to ask her "in". While on their date, Janet thinks Eddie is too embarrassed to be seen with her in public. Hannah breaks up with "Big Cat". The episode ends with Hannah sitting at Nick's mothers grave (Caroline Garrett) talking to her about a boy needing his father.
44"Secrets and Guys"Michael SchultzAndré Nemec, Scott Rosenberg & Josh AppelbaumApril 5, 2007 (2007-04-05)104
Hannah and Janet send Sam on a secret mission that leads to a tragic conclusion; Ronnie and Nick find out The Commander's secret; Ikey and Eddie are angry when they find out Big Cat has been stealing their clients; and Physical Phil plans a date with the pizza girl.
55"Forever Until Now"David PaymerAndré Nemec, Scott Rosenberg & Josh AppelbaumApril 19, 2007 (2007-04-19)105
Nick and Hannah bond while waiting for the outcome of Sam's surgery. Eddie tries to deal with the consequences of standing Janet up at their date. Ikey and Alison come to an agreement about their secret relationship. Physical Phil has to find a way to get even with the drunken frat guys that bothered Pizza Girl.
66"Best Friend Windows"Gary FlederAndré Nemec, Scott Rosenberg & Josh AppelbaumApril 26, 2007 (2007-04-26)106
Nick is torn between Hannah and Aubrey, as Aubrey asks him to choose between the two of them. However, an unexpected visitor occupies Nick. Eddie makes a weird response to a "welcome surprise" by his friends. Physical Phil decides to make a huge change in his life. Ray tells Owen about Alison and Ikey's secret relationship.

Season 2 (2007–08)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
71"Let's Get Owen"Gary FlederAndré Nemec, Scott Rosenberg & Josh AppelbaumNovember 22, 2007 (2007-11-22)201
Nick and Eddie head to New York in an attempt to bring Owen back to his estranged wife and family in Knightsridge, and Hannah comes to terms with her true feelings for Nick.
82"How to Kiss Hello"Nick MarckBecky Hartman EdwardsNovember 26, 2007 (2007-11-26)202
Upon Nick's return, Hannah shares her feelings with him. Meanwhile, Eddie wrestles with expressing his feelings publicly for Janet, Nick is threatened by another professor's interest in Aubrey, and Physical Phil's only lifeline to the outside world is jeopardized.
93"The Infidelity Tour"Sandy SmolanStacy RukeyserDecember 3, 2007 (2007-12-03)203
In an attempt to get over his pain and move on, Owen employs Nick to learn the details of his wife's affair with his best friend, Ikey. Meanwhile Eddie harbors a secret that could kill a business venture he plans with Nick, and Sam struggles to accept his mother's getting married.
104"Deck the Howls"Sarah Pia AndersonVictoria StrouseDecember 10, 2007 (2007-12-10)205
A surprising event occurs when the estranged Owen and Alison try to figure out how to split time with their kids during Christmas. Meanwhile Phil lies to his visiting parents, claiming that he's an architect, which upsets his girlfriend; Janet gives Eddie a deeply personal gift, which freaks him out; and Nick learns the truth about his deceased mother.
115"Once Around the Block"David PaymerPhil M. Rosenberg & Luke McMullenDecember 17, 2007 (2007-12-17)204
Ray's ex-wife, Christine, a successful surgeon, chastises Hannah for allowing her old hippy friend to watch her sons while Hannah takes a veterinary tech exam. Meanwhile Nick sets up Ronnie with a friend of Aubrey's on a group night out, but Ronnie realizes he's in love with Aubrey, and Pizza Girl begs Physical Phil to take the classic car he stores in his garage outdoors for a spin.
126"Revenge of the Cupcake Kid"Andrew BernsteinBrian OhJanuary 7, 2008 (2008-01-07)206
An amateur comic book Nick wrote back in high school ridiculing a classmate comes back to haunt him in the present when Nick and Eddie are bidding on a lucrative new project and the man hiring is the "Cupcake Kid." Meanwhile, Hannah and Janet plan a double date that is foiled by their boyfriends.
137"Spelling It Out"John KretchmerScott Rosenberg & Becky Hartman EdwardsJanuary 14, 2008 (2008-01-14)207
Nick becomes suspicious that Aubrey is hiding something from him after she's overheard making a mysterious phone call; Ray tells Hannah he wants to adopt Sam, which makes her uneasy; Janet is upset that she and Eddie have not yet been intimate; and Knightsridge town is rooting for a shoo-in for the annual regional spelling bee.
148"Dancing Days Are Here Again"David PaymerStacy RukeyserJanuary 21, 2008 (2008-01-21)208
Nick discovers that Aubrey is meeting secretly with her estranged father, Ray tries to get Hannah to commit to letting him adopt her son, Sam, Alison and Owen date other people, and the Commander discovers he has a health issue.
159"We Lived Like Giants"Marcos SiegaVictoria StrouseFebruary 11, 2008 (2008-02-11)209
Owen, Nick, Ronnie, Aubrey, Gabriel and the Commander take a road trip to find the girl who saved Owen's life, and The Commander uses the opportunity to remind his sons of their childhood, and to finally be able to tell them about his condition. Nick encourages Gabriel to tell the truth about his upcoming departure to his daughter.
1610"Hat? No Hat?"David PaymerStacy RukeyserFebruary 18, 2008 (2008-02-18)210
Hannah is troubled when her parents visit to help her prepare for her wedding. Nick learns he's broke. Owen goes out on a date with Jenny, the girl who saved his life.
1711"Stand Alone By Me"Sandy SmolanScott Rosenberg & Phil M. RosenbergMarch 3, 2008 (2008-03-03)211
While Nick, Phil, Owen and Eddie have problems with the women in their lives, they learn of the untimely death of their childhood crush.
1812"The Fine Art of Surfacing"David SolomonBrian OhMarch 10, 2008 (2008-03-10)212
A visit from Eddie's former girlfriend sends Janet into a panic, Hannah is arrested, and Nick is offered a terrific career move.
1913"As Soon as You Are Ablee"Gary FlederAndré Nemec, Scott Rosenberg & Josh AppelbaumMarch 10, 2008 (2008-03-10)213
Hannah's arrest has a huge effect on her relationship with Ray. Nick has to decide if he wants to leave Knights Ridge again for a good job opportunity.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "October Road Canceled". Archived from the original on 2008-05-17.
  2. ^ "'October Road': ABC Cancels Bryan Greenberg Series, No Season Three". Archived from the original on 2008-07-20.
  3. ^ a b "October Road - The Complete 1st Season". TVshowsonDVD. Archived from the original on 2007-10-20. Retrieved 2007-10-30.
  4. ^ a b "October Road - The Complete 2nd Season". TVshowsonDVD. Archived from the original on 2009-05-04. Retrieved 2009-05-05.
  5. ^ "'October Road': New Last Episode in the works, Show Creators Promise Closure". Archived from the original on 2008-10-10.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-01-30. Retrieved 2009-01-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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