ONCE AND AGAIN: THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE (TV)

Summary

One in this dramatic series about Rick Sammler and Lily Manning, two middle-aged parents who deal with the realities of divorce while they cope with raising their children and dating. The format of this series combines a traditional story line with revealing soliloquies by some of the main characters. In this episode, Lily is feeling guilty for sleeping with Jake after he uncharacteristically opened up to her and exhibited signs of sensitivity. Since then, he's been hinting that they might get back together again, and Grace and Zoe are hoping that their parents's differences may be reconciled. Lily tells Rick that she hasn't seen Jake lately, but Eli confides that he saw the two of them shopping for a Christmas tree together. Rick begins to doubt everything that Lily tells him, and becomes distant and distracted. Lily, sensing that she cannot continue to delude Jake into thinking that she wants a reconciliation, tells him on Christmas Eve that she has decided that she wants a divorce. Meanwhile, she also decides that she must be truthful to Rick, and confesses that she had a one-night stand with Jake. Rick is very hurt by her admission, and their future together seems uncertain. Includes commercials, promos, and public service announcements.

Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: December 21, 1999 Tuesday 10:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:59:01
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:59269
  • GENRE: Drama
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Dating (Social customs)-Drama
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV series, 1999-2002
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Zyban anti-smoking aid^TV - Commercials - McDonald's fast-food^TV - Commercials - 10-10-321 telecommunications^TV - Commercials - Honey Nut Cheerios cereal^TV - Commercials - Visa credit cards^TV - Commercials - Radio Shack stores^TV - Commercials - Take Control spreads and salad dressings ^TV - Commercials - Aleve pain reliever^TV - Commercials - Kay Jewelers^TV - Commercials - Children's Motrin pain reliever^TV - Commercials - The California Fluid Milk Processor Advisory Board^TV - Commercials - NicoDerm CQ anti-smoking aid^TV - Commercials - Red Lobster restaurants^TV - Commercials - Target department stores^TV - Commercials - Os-Cal calcium supplement^TV - Commercials - Beauty.com cosmetics website^TV - Commercials - Relenza flu medication^TV - Promos - "Muhammad Ali: King of the World"^TV - Promos - "Twenty/Twenty {20/20}"^TV - Promos - "ABC 2000"^TV - Promos - "NYPD Blue"^TV - Promos - "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher"^TV - Promos - ABC Comedies^TV - PSA - International Foundation for Functional Gastro-Intestinal Disorders^TV - PSA - U.S. Department of Justice/Crime Prevention Coalition of America^TV - PSA - Earth Share^TV - PSA - The United Negro College Fund

CREDITS

  • Edward Zwick … Executive Producer, Created by
  • Marshall Herskovitz … Executive Producer, Created by
  • Liberty Godshall … Producer
  • Jan Oxenberg … Producer
  • Sue Paige … Producer
  • Daniel Paige … Producer
  • Michael Weller … Producer
  • Dan Lerner … Producer
  • Peter Schindler … Producer
  • Winnie Holzman … Producer, Writer
  • Debra Petro Lovatelli … Co-Producer
  • Richard Kramer … Consulting Producer
  • Dan Lerner … Director
  • Pamela Gray … Writer
  • Alexa Junge … Writer
  • W.G. Snuffy Walden … Music by
  • Sela Ward … Cast, Lily Manning
  • Billy Campbell … Cast, Rick Sammler
  • Susanna Thompson … Cast, Karen Sammler
  • Jeffrey Nordling … Cast, Jake Manning
  • Shane West … Cast, Eli Sammler
  • Julia Whelan … Cast, Grace Manning
  • Evan Rachel Wood … Cast, Jesse Sammler
  • Meredith Deane … Cast, Zoe Manning
  • Todd Field … Cast, David
  • Marin Hinkle … Cast, Judy
  • Kelly Coffield … Cast, Naomi
  • Anthony Natale … Cast, the Bookstore Man
  • Terrylene … Cast, the Bookstore Woman
  • Alex Morris … Cast, the Tree Buying Father
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