ONCE AND AGAIN: MEDITATION (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, Grace tutors Eli in English, which leads to tension at home since Rick and Lily haven't been getting along lately. Meanwhile, Lily and Jake have regular meetings with a mediator to plan the terms of their divorce, causing many arguments and recriminations. Jake is convinced that they need to sell the house in order to keep the restaurant going and establish their two separate households, but Lily is adamant about not uprooting the children. Rick's partner, David is having trouble appeasing Miles Drentell, an exacting and taciturn client, so Miles asks Rick to take over the project. David compares feeling betrayed in business to Rick's being betrayed by Lily, thus causing Rick to arrange a meeting with her to clear the air. Their reunion doesn't have the effect Lily had hoped for because Rick announces that although they have tried to make their relationship work, he feels the timing is all wrong. However, their good-bye kiss turns into something else, and a reconciliation seems imminent. Includes commercials, promos, and election results.

In a news brief, Peter Jennings, Terry Moran, Jackie Judd, and George Stephanopoulos report on Al Gore's victory over Bill Bradley in the Democratic caucus from Des Moines, Iowa.

Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: January 24, 2000 Monday 10:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:59:14
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:59398
  • GENRE: Drama
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Dating (Social customs) - Drama
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV series, 1999-2002
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Relenza flu medication^TV - Commercials - McDonald's fast-food^TV - Commercials - "Walt Disney's Tarzan" (home video)^TV - Commercials - GMC trucks^TV - Commercials - Maybelline cosmetics^TV - Commercials - Discover credit cards^TV - Commercials - Petopia internet shopping service^TV - Commercials - Yellow Pages Publishing Association^TV - Commercials - Singulair asthma medication^TV - Commercials - McDonald's fast-food^TV - Commercials - IBM Corporation^TV - Commercials - Clairol hair color^TV - Commercials - America's Dairy Farmers and Milk Processors^TV - Commercials - American Symphony Orchestra League^TV - Commercials - Dannon yogurt^TV - Commercials - "Snow Day" (feature film)^TV - Commercials - Minute Maid orange juice^TV - Commercials - Centrum multivitamins^TV - Promos - "Two Guys and a Girl"^TV - Promos - "ABC 2000 The Iowa Caucuses"^TV - Promos - "Dharma & Greg"^TV - Promos - ABC Tuesday night lineup^TV - Promos - "Mary & Rhoda"^TV - Promos - "NYPD Blue"

CREDITS

  • Edward Zwick … Executive Producer, Created by
  • Marshall Herskovitz … Executive Producer, Created by
  • Liberty Godshall … Producer
  • Winnie Holzman … Producer
  • Richard Kramer … Consulting Producer
  • Jan Oxenberg … Producer
  • Sue Paige … Producer
  • Daniel Paige … Producer
  • Dan Lerner … Producer
  • Peter Schindler … Producer
  • Debra Petro Lovatelli … Co-Producer
  • Peter Horton … Director
  • Pamela Gray … Writer
  • W.G. Snuffy Walden … Music by
  • Sela Ward … Cast, Lily Manning
  • Billy Campbell … Cast, Rick Sammler
  • Jeffrey Nordling … Cast, Jake Manning
  • Shane West … Cast, Eli Sammler
  • Julia Whelan … Cast, Grace Manning
  • Evan Rachel Wood … Cast, Jesse Sammler
  • Todd Field … Cast, David Cassilli
  • Meredith Deane … Cast, Zoe Manning
  • David Clennon … Cast, Miles Drentell
  • Harley Jane Kozak … Cast, Mediator
  • Fred Applegate … Cast, Ed Cale
  • Stephen Arenholz … Cast, Aide
  • Kimberly McCullough … Cast, Jennifer
  • Shelley Taylor Morgan … Cast, Cindy Swan
  • Pamela Moore Somers … Cast, Sue
  • For "ABC News Brief":
  • Peter Jennings … Reporter
  • Jackie Judd … Reporter
  • Terry Moran … Reporter
  • George Stephanopoulos … Reporter
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