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October Road: Tomorrow's So Far Away

Nick has an opportunity to get closer to Sam when Sam asks his advice to impress a girl he likes. In doing so, Nick begins to feel like a father and ends up using a technique from his novel to help Sam get the girl. Meanwhile, Phil feels a spark when he meets the pizza delivery girl in unique circumstances. Elsewhere, Janet the Planet worries that Eddie is embarrassed to be with her in public during their first date; and Ikey continues to have an affair with Owen's wife.

Episode Info


Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 103
Airdate: Thursday March 29th, 2007

Director: Gary Fleder
Writer: Victoria Strouse

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky MOVIES FAMILY) Nov 19, 2009
NL (Net 5) Jan 16, 2011

Guest Stars
Elizabeth BogushElizabeth Bogush
As Alison Rowan
Recurring
Jake EdwardsJake Edwards
As Connor Rowan
Recurring
Lindy BoothLindy Booth
As Pizza Girl
Recurring
Mary-Charles JonesMary-Charles Jones
As Caitlin Rowan
Recurring
Rebecca FieldRebecca Field
As Janet "The Planet" Meadows
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Bo MitchellBo Mitchell
As Doodie
Recurring
Blair RedfordBlair Redford
As Ross St. Marie
Judy LeavellJudy Leavell
As Mrs. Eichorn
Kathryn FiragoKathryn Firago
As Waitress
Lauren GibsonLauren Gibson
As Amanda Brynner
Ric ReitzRic Reitz
As Principal Harrison
Episode Notes
Ratings: 8.3 million viewers



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
BostonAmanda 
Bryan GreenbergSomeday 
Hootie and The BlowfishHannah Jane 


Episode Quotes
Nick: Oh, umm ... So I heard that you and Eddie Latekka were hanging out. Are you guys becoming friends?
Aubrey: Why do you ask? Are you jealous?
Nick: Excuse me?
Aubrey: Do you want to be hanging out with Eddie Latekka?
Nick: Actually, yeah I do.
Aubrey: Give him time.

Hannah: The whole time I was yelling at him I just wanted to grab him and kiss him ... I wanted to grab him and kiss him. Oh my God, I wanted to grab him and kiss him!
Janet: Now that's advanced.

Phil: You have no concept of other people? Do you ... I mean, it’s like everyone is supposed to be on your schedule.
Eddie: You don’t leave the house. How is it that you’re the busiest guy I know?

Nick: Alright, phase one. First things first. You got to get her interest.
Sam: But I don’t play soccer.
Nick: You don’t get her interest by doing things she likes, that just makes you seem desperate.
Sam: Do you have a girlfriend?
Nick: We're just going to keep the focus on you. 'Kay?

Nick: Was the girl impressed?
Principal: Excuse me?
Hannah: Nick!
Nick: I’m just curious. If we’re to assume that he did this to impress a girl, I think it’d be nice to know if it had the desired effect.
Principal: I don’t see how that --
Hannah: Because if he did impress her he may be inclined to do it again.
Nick: We need to know.
Hannah: To dissuade him. Sam?
Sam: I think it did impress her. She laughed and giggled.
Hannah: A laugh and a giggle.
Nick: Wait, wait. What’s the difference?
Principal: What? What difference?
Nick: Between a laugh and a giggle.
Sam: A giggle happens after you realized you’ve --
Hannah: Laughed too much. It’s a subconscious thing.
Sam: Right!
Hannah: You’re embarrassed for laughing overtly so you devolve into a nervous giggle.
Sam: Exactly!
Principal: Excuse me! What are we doing here?
Sam: And I do believe there was a blush.
Hannah: A blush?
Nick: Ah, now did you hear that Principal Harrison? There was a blush.
Principal: Yes, extraordinary. I’d like you all to leave my office now.



Cultural References
Episode Title: Tomorrow's So Far Away

"Tomorrow's So Far Away" is a line from the Boston song "Amanda". The song is used in the episode during the Pumpkin Festival when Nick, Ikey, Owen, and Sam lip-sync to the song to impress Sam's crush.



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