American Dreams

Season Three Quick Reference Guide

Main Cast
Helen Pryor
Jack Pryor
Meg Pryor
J.J. [John Jr] Pryor
Henry Walker
Roxanne Bojarski
Sam Walker
Patty Pryor
Will Pryor
[Elizabeth] Beth Mason
      Gail O'Grady
Tom Verica
Brittany Snow
Will Estes
Jonathan Adams
Vanessa Lengies
Arlen Escarpeta
Sarah Ramos
Ethan Dampf
Rachel Boston
      DOB: 01/23/63
DOB: 05/13/64
DOB: 03/09/86
DOB: 10/21/78
DOB: 07/16/57
DOB: 07/21/85
DOB: 04/09/80
DOB: 05/21/90
DOB: 05/27/94
DOB: 05/09/82

Episode Photos

# Air
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45 9/26/04 9/01/04 301 Long Shots & Short Skirts
BRANDY GUEST STARS AS GLADYS KNIGHT, GAVIN DEGRAW AS SINGER IN THE LAIR, AND BEN TAYLOR'S ACTING DEBUT -- Meg and Sam continue to find themselves at odds with their parents after their court date, as the uncertain future of Sam's scholarship hangs over Henry's head. Meg's arrest is leaked to the papers, compromising the integrity of Jack's (Tom Verica) bid to run for city council. Back at school, Meg and Roxanne learn that the new headmaster is enforcing the school's dress code, so they organize a mini-skirt protest. Meanwhile, Beth continues to work at the Lair, and has caught the eye of Cal, an aspiring singer/songwriter. When Helen asks Beth to join the Blue Star Women, an organization that donates necessities to the wives of soldiers at war, she expresses her concerns of not being JJ's wife. In Vietnam, JJ is in a military hospital where he learns that the rest of his squad was not so fortunate, and that Beth is pregnant. Brandy ("Talk About Our Love") guest-stars as Gladys Knight of Gladys Knight and the Pips singing "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," and Gavin DeGraw ("Chariot") sings Smokey Robinson's "Tracks of My Tears" in the Lair. Ben Taylor ("Famous Among the Barns") makes his acting debut, and sings "You Got to Hide Your Love Away" by the Beatles in the Lair.
  • I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Gladys Knight and the Pips - 2-12/16/67 [Brandy cover]
  • You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes - 1-9/10/66
  • [unknown]
  • For Your Love - The Yardbirds - 6-7/03/65
  • You Got to Hide Your Love Away - Ben Taylor - [Live]
  • Hang On Sloopy - The McCoys - 1-10/02/65
  • Going To A Go-Go - The Miracles - 11-2/12/66
  • April She Will Come - Simon & Garfunkel - [Album cut - 1966]
  • Tracks of My Tears - Gavin deGraw - [Live]
NOTE: As usual, music is being used from the future. Because it is constantly happening, it won't be mentioned anymore.

The letter that was read in the episode had text that was a little different than what was heard. The letter was written as follows:

"Hi J.J.,
I don't know how to tell you this but I've been trying to write you and tell you what was going on. I just was afraid of the way you would react. Please don't be angry! You are going to be a father! I am pregnant. I didn't want to tell you and have you worry about us while you were in combat. I hope you can forgive me. And know that no matter what happens, you will always have a son! I know we have our differences and who knows what the future holds."

Here is what was said in the episode:

"Dear JJ,
I've written and rewritten this letter so many times over the past few weeks. I've stayed up so many nights trying to find the right words. I keep thinking back to Hawaii, to everything that happened, to all the things we said there. I know they can never be taken back and I know things have ended between us. But there's something else, JJ, something I wish I could tell you in person. And I guess there would be no easy way to tell you, even if you were here. I'm pregnant.

I don't know what this means for us, JJ. I don't know how or if this changes anything. But I really thought you should know. It's hard for me too- going through all this without you, especially considering how things are between us. Your parents are letting me stay with them at their house. And everything is going fine. The doctors say the baby is healthy, so there's nothing for you to really worry about. If anything, I'm worried about you. I just want you to come home safely. Please write when you get this. I'll be waiting.

Love, Beth"

Special Musical Guest [Gladys Knight]: Brandy. Special Musical Guest: Gavin deGraw. Pete Pryor: Matthew John Armstrong. Sister Mary Agnes: Ashley Crow. Dominick: Peter Onorati. Angela Walker: Aysia Polk. Cal Cooper: Ben Taylor. Anh Trang: Mai Pham. Murray: Murray Rubenstein. Mindy: Becki Newton. Jefferson: Jonathan Sadowski. Stevens: Jeff Fahey. Nathan Walker: Keith Robinson. Father Cassidy: Dermot Martin. Betsy: Lauren Eckstrom. Donna: Michelle Ewin. Lily: Caroline Macey. Judge Ashfeld: Don Took. Dick Clark: Paul D. Roberts. Alma Maier: Louise Claps. Telephone Man: Tom McCleister. Ellie Jenkins: Atoosa Rubenstein. l.t. Colonel: Chris Flanders. New Guy: Brandon Hirsch.

Uncredited
Cpt. O'Neil: Michael Shamus Wiles.
[43/5.5/9/8.607]
[44:30]
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46 10/03/04 9/28/04 302 Charade
NICOLE RICHIE GUEST-STARS AS LEAD SINGER OF THE EXCITERS, HAYLEY WESTERNA AS A SINGER IN THE LAIR -- When the Pryors meet their new neighbors, they are surprised and shocked to discover that Shelly Pierce is a single mom, a Playboy Bunny, and that her son, Chris, is old enough to attend East Catholic. As Meg continues her anti-war campaign, she is reprimanded at school by a progressive nun who decides that a better way for Meg to get her message out is to direct Shakespeare's play "Henry V", with a modern day twist. As Patty becomes obsessed with winning the Campbell's Tomato Soup essay contest, she seeks Donald's help, which causes some discomfort for Helen. Meanwhile, Sam is recuited for basketball at Penn, which concerns Henry, but provides a new girlfriend for Sam - in the form of his tutor. When Jack's campaign for city council begins to affect his family and professional life, he finds himself faced with questions only he can answer. Meanwhile, JJ's excitement to be with his new squad and return to combat is dampened when he is ordered by the mysterious government man, Stevens, to report to the US Embassy instead for further training. Nicole Richie ("The Simple Life") guest-stars as the lead singer of The Exciters singing "Tell Him", and Hayley Westerna ("Pure") guest-stars as a singer in the Lair singing "Who Painted the Moon Black."
  • Back In My Arms Again - The Supremes - 1-6/12/65
  • But It's Alright - JJ Jackson - 22-12/10/66
  • One Too Many Mornings - The Association - [Album cut - 1970]
  • Searching For My Love - Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces - 27-8/13/66
  • New Orleans - Eddie Hodges? - 44-8/14/65
  • [unknown]
  • [unknown]
  • [unknown]
  • A Groovy Kind of Love - The Mindbenders - 2-5/28/66
  • Who Painted the Moon Black - Hayley Westerna - [Live]
  • [unknown]
  • Tell Him - The Exciters - 4-1/19/63 [Nicole Richie cover]
  • Walk On By - Dionne Warwick - 6-6/13/64
  • Percy's Song - Bob Dylan [lp cut - 1985]
Special Musical Guest [The Exciters]: Nicole Richie. Special Musical Guest: Hayley Westerna. Pete Pryor: Matthew John Armstrong. Sister Mary Agnes: Ashley Crow. Chris Pierce: Milo Ventimiglia. Shelly Pierce: Daphne Zuniga. Dominick: Peter Onorati. Donald Norville: Hank Stratton. Colin: Michael E. Rodgers. Murray: Murray Rubenstein. Cal Cooper: Ben Taylor. Anh Trang: Mai Pham. Jefferson: Jonathan Sadowski. Father Cassidy: Dermot Martin. Coach Tom Berg: Chris Diamantopoulos. Stevens: Jeff Fahey. Betsy: Lauren Eckstrom. Donna: Michelle Ewin. Lily: Caroline Macey. Deborah: Allison Williams. Haing: Chau Nguyen. Melanie Reeves: Benita Krista Nall. Wilborn: Michael Edward Rose. Corpman #1: Jeremiah Zinger. Corpman #2: Jeff Bass.
Uncredited
Blair: Patrick Macmanus.
[58/4.9/8/7.489]
[44:01]
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47 10/10/04 10/05/04 303 Leaders of the Pack
POWER PUNK BAND HAWK NELSON AS THE WHO -- After Meg unsuccessfully tries to recruit other students for her play, Chris makes her an offer that involves breaking and entering in exchange for his and his friends' participation. Meanwhile, as Jack prepares to embrace alternative voting groups for his run as city councilman, Helen tries to understand Donald's alternative lifestyle, and invites him over for dinner. When Beth hears that another pregnant woman's husband is killed in Vietnam, she and JJ have yet another awkward conversation. Meanwhile, dating Melanie causes Sam to feel like he is from the wrong side of the tracks, and Roxanne moves in with the Pryor's after she learns that her mom is not only remarrying, but moving, too. Hawk Nelson (Jason Dunn, Dave Clark, Daniel Biro, Matt Paige, "Letters to the President") guest-stars as The Who singing "My Generation."
  • I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore - The Young Rascals - 52-2/05/66
  • Hitch Hike - Marvin Gaye - 30-3/16/63
  • Hey Joe - The Leaves - 31-7/09/66
  • You Really Got Me - The Kinks - 7-11/28/64
  • Tobacco Road - The Nashville Teens - 14-11/07/64
  • American Bandstand Theme
  • The "In" Crowd - Ramsey Lewis - 5-10/09/65
  • My Generation - The Who - 74-2/12/66 [Hawk Nelson cover]
  • Hanky Panky - Tommy James & the Shondells - 1-7/16/66
  • Season of the Witch - Donovan - [Album cut - 1966]
  • I'll Follow the Sun - Ben Taylor - [Live]
Special Musical Guest [The Who]: Hawk Nelson. Pete Pryor: Matthew John Armstrong. Sister Mary Agnes: Ashley Crow. Chris Pierce: Milo Ventimiglia. Shelly Pierce: Daphne Zuniga. Donald Norville: Hank Stratton. Angela Walker: Aysia Polk. Blair: Patrick Macmanus. Anh Trang: Mai Pham. Melanie Reeves: Benita Krista Nall. Cal Cooper: Ben Taylor. Greta: Michelle Azar. Jefferson: Jonathan Sadowski. Cpt. O'Neil: Michael Shamus Wiles. Mindy: Becki Newton. Lenore Bojarski: Teresa Parente. Paul: Morgan Lawton. Vivian: Natalie Compagno. Alma Maier: Louise Claps. Marine: Raymond J. Shirley. Guy #1: Kris Palm. Guy #2: Michael Bierman.
Uncredited
Stevens: Jeff Fahey.
[44:29]
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48 10/17/04 10/12/04 304 Surround Me
JJ FACES NEW CHALLENGES IN VIETNAM WHILE JACK'S POLITICAL OPPONENTS RESORT TO DIRTY TACTICS--MILO VENTIMIGLIA AND BEN TAYLOR GUEST STAR -- In Saigon, JJ begins to experience other aspects of the Vietnam war including military interrogation, dating a Vietnamese girl, and deadly explosions in civilian areas. Back at home, Jack continues to approach the minority vote with help from Helen and Henry and the opposition resorts to scare tactics and dirty tricks in an attempt to foil his campaign. Meanwhile, Meg continues to work on her play with Roxanne, who is contributing in her own special way. As Meg and Chris become closer, his bad influence on her begins to show, surprising even Roxanne. Meanwhile Cal and Beth also notice their intensifying feelings for each other. In this episode Taylor debuts his original song "Surround Me", his original song for "American Dreams" from The Ben Taylor Band's forthcoming album, "Another Run Around the Sun" in record stores in February 2005.
  • Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love) - Swingin' Medallions - 17-7/02/66
  • Season of the Witch - Donovan - [Album cut - 1966]
  • I Feel Free - Cream - [Album cut - 1967]
  • Little Girl - Syndicate of Sound - 8-7/09/66
  • Shut Down - The Beach Boys - 23-6/22/63
  • He Ain't No Angel - The Ad Libs - 100-5/01/65
  • You Didn't Have To Be So Nice - The Lovin' Spoonful - 10-1/22/66
  • Barefootin' - Robert Parker - 7-6/18/66
  • Heart Full Of Soul - The Yardbirds - 9-9/25/64
  • Surround Me - Ben Taylor - [Original Song - Live] [MP3] [MP4] [AAC]
    (A Mr. Video Exclusive, available here before the episode aired anywhere.)
  • [unknown]
Pete Pryor: Matthew John Armstrong. Chris Pierce: Milo Ventimiglia. Donald Norville: Hank Stratton. Shelly Pierce: Daphne Zuniga. Jefferson: Jonathan Sadowski. Melanie Reeves: Benita Krista Nall. Cal Cooper: Ben Taylor. Father Bertoli: Tony Pasqualini. Stevens: Jeff Fahey. Angela Walker: Aysia Polk. Anh Trang: Mai Pham. Stan: David Magidoff. Katherine: Kristen Alcala. Haing: Chau Nguyen. Mr. Halpern: Jerry Sherman. Mrs. Halpern: Jody Carter.
[44:21]
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49 10/24/04 10/19/04 305 So Long, Farewell
MEG CREATES CONTROVERSY AT HER HIGH SCHOOL AS J.J. PREPARES FOR A DANGEROUS MISSION -- Meg adds an anti-Vietnam War element to the high school play she is directing, which gets her in trouble with the school administration. The experience brings Meg and Chris closer together. Meanwhile, Luke's return to Philadelphia turns Roxanne's life upside down, and Melanie is jealous of Sam's relationship with Meg. As Helen experiences an uncomfortable situation at work regarding Donald, Jack is overwhelmed with his new role as city councilman. Meanwhile, JJ prepares to embark on a dangerous mission and remains unsure of the outcome.
  • I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore - The Young Rascals - 52-2/05/66
  • [unknown]
  • Hippy Hippy Shake - Swinging Blue Jeans - 24-4/04/64
  • 96 Tears - ? Mark & the Mysterians - 1-10/29/66
  • Time of the Season - The Zombies - 3-3/29/69
  • Season of the Witch - Donovan - [Album cut - 1966]
  • Five O'Clock World - The Vogues - 1-1/15/66
  • I'm Telling You Now - Freddie & the Dreamers - 1-4/10/65 [? cover]
  • Hound Dog - Elvis Presley - 1-8/18/56
  • Where Have All the Flowers Gone - [Sara Mann Live]
  • Where Have All the Flowers Gone - Pete Seeger - [not charted]
  • Where The Boys Are - Connie Francis - 4-3/20/61
  • People Get Ready - Aretha Franklin - [Album cut 1968]
Pete Pryor: Matthew John Armstrong. Luke Foley: Jamie Elman. Sister Mary Agnes: Ashley Crow. Shelly Pierce: Daphne Zuniga. Chris Pierce: Milo Ventimiglia. Donald Norville: Hank Stratton. Jefferson: Jonathan Sadowski. Melanie Reeves: Benita Krista Nall. Father Cassidy: Dermot Martin. Mr. Abel: Greg Allen Johnson. Milt Haas: Michael Mantell. Mr. Trang: Long Nguyen. Interrogator: Randy Thompson. Folk Singer: Sara Mann. Gunnary Sgt. Finch: Jason Beghe. Reverend Davis: Rocky Carroll. Bobby Santos: Theo Rossi. Tony Perrini: Cameron Bender. Mike Lanier: Michael Esposito. Haing: Chau Nguyen. Sister Claire: Kinna McInroe. Russ: John Delaney. Line Guy: Trent Trail. Barry: Joe Egender.
[64/4.1/6/6.608]
[43:50]
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50 10/31/04 10/28/04 306 Clear and Present Danger
PHANTOM PLANET GUEST STARS AS THE ZOMBIES; JJ IS MIA -- Helen and Jack's 20th wedding anniversary celebration is cut short when news of Meg and her increasingly reckless anti-war behavior with Chris lands her a school suspension. When JJ and his squad are captured by the Vietcong, they plan a daring escape, as the Marines deliver the devastating news to the Pryor home that he's MIA. Meanwhile, Nathan begins working in a VA hospital to finish serving his jail time, and Roxanne moves in with Luke. Phantom Planet (Darren Robinson, Alex Greenwald, Jeff Conrad, Sam Farrar with Frank Staniszewski on keyboards) guest stars as The Zombies singing "Tell Her No."
  • You're The One - The Vogues - 4-11/13/65
  • Flowers on the Wall - The Statler Brothers - 4-1/08/66
  • Bus Stop - The Hollies - 5-9/17/66
  • Stop and Think It Over - Dale & Grace - 8-3/07/64
  • Good Lovin' - The Young Rascals - 1-4/30/66
  • Heart Full of Soul - The Yardbirds - 9-9/25/65
  • [unknown]
  • Mr. Tamourine Man - Dylan - [Album cut - 1965]
  • Tell Her No - The Zombies - 6-2/27/65 [Phantom Planet cover]
  • A Well Respected Man - The Kinks - 13-2/12/66
  • [unknown]
  • A Summer Song - Chad & Jeremy - 7-10/17/64
  • My Guy - Mary Wells - 1-5/16/64
  • Monday, Monday - The Mamas & The Papas - 1-5/07/66
  • Try A Little Tenderness - [Otis Redding - 25-1/28/67]
  • [unknown]
Special Musical Guest [The Zombies]: Phantom Planet. Luke Foley: Jamie Elman. Chris Pierce: Milo Ventimiglia. Angela Walker: Aysia Polk. Father Cassidy: Dermot Martin. Cal Cooper: Ben Taylor. Francis Vega: Boris Cabrera. Gunnary Sgt. Finch: Jason Beghe. The Colonel: G.W. Bailey. Nathan Walker: Keith Robinson. Bobby Santos: Theo Rossi. Tony Perrini: Cameron Bender. Mike Lanier: Michael Esposito. Matt: Justin Bradshaw. Erin: Brooke Lyons. Lily: Caroline Macey. Donna: Michelle Ewin. Nurse: Amy Ryder. Carla: Tona Mondragon. Scarface: John Wynn. Nun: Barbera Ann Howard. Stu the Overdancer: Jason Landau. NVA Interrogator: Nat Wynn. Andy Warhol: Landall Goolsby. Daniel: Aaron Perilo. Tim: Brad Surosky. Debbie: Natalie Bain.
[62/4.5/7/7.048]
[43:36]
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51 11/07/04 11/02/04 307 What Dreams May Come
ALANIS MORISSETTE GUEST STARS AS A SINGER IN THE LAIR; TAVIS SMILEY GUEST STARS AS THURGOOD MARSHALL - When the news reaches home that J.J. is MIA, everything seems to remind Helen of her missing son. Looking for answers, Jack decides to go to Washington, D.C. and agrees to bring Meg, not realizing she has an alterior motive. Upon their return, the family receives an unexpected package from J.J. during Thanksgiving dinner. Meanwhile, instead of spending Thanksgiving with his family, Sam goes to Melanie's house and meets Thurgood Marshall. Alanis Morissette ("You Oughta Know") guest-stars as a singer in the Lair singing "Offer" and Tavis Smiley ("The Tavis Smiley Show") guest stars as Thurgood Marshall.
  • Wooly Bully - Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs - 2-6/05/65
  • Grim Reaper of Love - The Turtles - 81-6/25/66
  • She's About A Mover - Sir Douglas Quintet - 13-5/29/65
  • I'm Henry VIII, I Am - Herman's Hermits - 1-8/07/65
  • Offer - Alanis Morissette - [live]
  • I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher - 1-8/14/65
  • Got To Get You Off My Mind - Solomon Burke - 22-5/01/65
  • Paint It, Black - The Rolling Stones - 1-6/11/66
NOTE: While at the hotel, Jack turns off the TV that is showing a protest in D.C. They cut away and when they return, the TV is back on. Oops. Meg could have turned it on, but it doesn't look like it.
Special Musical Guest [Singer in the Lair]: Alanis Morissette. Pete Pryor: Matthew John Armstrong. Luke Foley: Jamie Elman. Chris Pierce: Milo Ventimiglia. Thurgood Marshall: Tavis Smiley. Father Conti: Steve Ryan. Mr. Reeves: Michael Warren. Kevin Ryan: William Bumiller. Tony Perrini: Cameron Bender. Mrs. Reeves: Vanessa Paul. Ray: Jeremy Kent Jackson. Gunnary Sgt. Finch: Jason Beghe. Nathan Walker: Keith Robinson. Melanie Reeves: Benita Krista Nall. Charlene: Vivian Smallwood. Charlie: Daniel Capellaro. Paul: Patrick Scott Lewis. Ethan: Ben Hogestyn. Point Man: Rick Sparks.
[59/5.1/7/7.490]
[44:24]
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52 11/14/04 11/09/04 308 One In A Million
FANTASIA BARRINO ("AMERICAN IDOL") GUEST STARS AS ARETHA FRANKLIN - J.J. is found alive in the jungle by Rene, a Frenchman who takes him in. However, when J.J. learns that Rene turns over American soldiers to the Vietcong, he tries to escape. Meanwhile, Meg is upset when she is asked to speak about J.J. during the assembly to honor East Catholic students serving in the war. Helen goes to see a psychiatrist that Beth recommends, but finds that the best medicine is the hope in her new grandson, John Pryor III. Guest star Fantasia Barrino as Aretha Franklin.
  • Woman's Got Soul - The Impressions - 29/5/08/65
  • Respect - Aretha Franklin - 1-6/03/67 [Fantasia Barrino cover]
  • The Tracks of My Tears - The Miracles - 16-9/04/65
  • [unknown]
  • Got My Mojo Working - Jimmy Smith - 51-5/07/66 [Otis and the Elevators cover]
  • Game of Love - Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders - 1-4/24/65
  • Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan - 2-9/04/65
Special Musical Guest [Aretha Franklin]: Fantasia Barrino. Pete Pryor: Matthew John Armstrong. Luke Foley: Jamie Elman. Chris Pierce: Milo Ventimiglia. Shelly Pierce: Daphne Zuniga. Angela Walker: Aysia Polk. Ray: Jeremy Kent Jackson. Melanie Reeves: Benita Krista Nall. Hotel Receptionist: Cooper Thornton. Coach Berg: Chris Dimantopoulos. Sister Anne: Annie O'Donnell. Nathan Walker: Keith Robinson. Rene Durand: Philippe Durand. Sister Katherine: Nicole Hart. Charlie: Daniel Capellaro. Paul: Patrick Scott Lewis. Ethan: Ben Hogestyn. Becky O'Connor: Jessica McCabe. Dr. Silverman: Daniel Graves. Marcus Wade: Theodore Borders. Deborah: Marisa Lauren. Billy: Brad Hargreaves. Doctor: Paul Haber. Mark Johnson: De'Vaughn Nixon. Alpha #1: David Michael. Alpha #2: Miguel J. Duval.
[52/5.5/8/8.635]
[43:54]
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53 11/21/04 11/18/04 309 Tidings of Comfort and Joy
KELLY CLARKSON REPRISES ROLE AS BRENDA LEE, AND JOJO GUEST STARS AS A YOUNG LINDA RONSTADT -- In a commercial-free episode sponsored by Ford, JJ, barely alive in the jungle, finds a Christmas miracle in an American soldier, Joey Tremain. Together they encourage each other to stay alive until they find help, and hopefully a way to get home to their loved ones. Meanwhile, Helen teaches Beth some important tips on caring for her new baby. However, Beth becomes infuriated when Helen invites her estranged father over to the house to meet his new grandson. When Meg gets upset that Army recruiters are visiting the campus and encouraging students to enlist, she finds herself in a dangerous situation when Chris and two of his friends decide to take matters into their own hands at the recruiting center. Kelly Clarkson ("American Idol") reprises her role as Brenda Lee singing "Rock Around the Christmas Tree," and JoJo guest stars as a young Linda Ronstadt auditioning for Bandstand. "Extra" co-host Dayna Devon and Nick Warnock ("The Apprentice") also guest star.
  • Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee - 14-12/26/60 [Kelly Clarkson cover]
  • [unknown]
  • [unknown]
  • That'll Be The Day - Linda Ronstadt - [live] [JoJo cover]
  • He Ain't No Angel - The Ad Libs - 100-5/01/65
  • Jersey Thursday - Donovan - [1966 Album cut]
  • [Xmas song - instrumental]
  • Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You - The Association - [1970 Album cut]
  • When You Walk In The Room - Jackie de Shannon - 99-1/25/64
  • Wild Thing - The Troggs - 1-7/30/66
  • Silent Night
  • [Xmas song]
  • [Xmas song]
  • [Xmas song]
  • Catch The Wind - Donovan - 23-7/03/65
  • My Back Pages - The Byrds - 30-5/06/67
  • Solitary Man - Neil Diamond - 55-7/02/66
  • Scarborough Fair (/Canticle) - Simon & Garfunkel - 11-4/20/68
Special Musical Guest [Brenda Lee]: Kelly Clarkson. Special Musical Guest [Linda Ronstadt]: JoJo. Pete Pryor: Matthew John Armstrong. Luke Foley: Jamie Elman. Chris Pierce: Milo Ventimiglia. Shelly Pierce: Daphne Zuniga. Nathan Walker: Keith Robinson. Joey Tremain: Chris Pine. George Mason: James Read. Angela Walker: Aysia Polk. Melanie Reeves: Benita Krista Nall. Annie: Monnae Michaell. Gus: Peter Spellos. Private Carlos Perez: J.D. Pardo. Kulik: Ben Murray. Harrison: Sean Squire. Lee Graves: Gill Gayle. [reporter]: Dayna Devon. shopper: Nick Warnock. Frank Moran: Dean Norris. Colonel Graves: G.W. Bailey. Jason: Joshua Harto. Mike: Vincent Corazza. Delia: Caitlin Crosby. S. Vietnamese Officer: Oanh Nguyen. Vietnamese Translator: Khai Van Tran. Stage Manager: Logan Sandberg.
Presented in letterbox format
[48/5.4/8/8.820]
[53:08]
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54 1/02/05 12/14/04 310 Home Again
112 GUEST STARS AS THE FOUR TOPS WITH RANDY JACKSON GUEST STARRING AS THE MANAGER, AND MICHAEL TOLCHER AS A SINGER IN THE LAIR -- JJ is finally home, but Vietnam still haunts him. When Beth helps him cope, their love is rekindled and they decide to set a date for their wedding. Meanwhile, Meg's excitement over some exciting news is short lived when Chris gives her an ultimatum and with Uncle Pete's growing suspicion of Chris' involvement with the fire at the Army recruitment center. Also, Helen gets involved in a risky anti-war endeavor that strains her relationship with JJ. 112 (Marvin, Daron, Q, Mike, "Hot and Wet") appears as The Four Tops singing "Reach Out I'll Be There," and Randy Jackson guest stars as the manager of The Four Tops. Michael Tolcher ("Mission Responsible") guest stars as a singer in the Lair, singing "It's My Life" by the Animals.
  • [unknown]
  • [unknown]
  • [unknown]
  • A Must to Avoid - Herman's Hermits - 8-1/22/66
  • It's My Life - Michael Tolcher - [Live]
  • Steppin' Out - Paul Revere and the Raiders - 46-10/30/65
  • [unknown]
  • Find Somebody - The Young Rascals - [1966 Album cut]
  • Let Me Be - The Turtles - 29-11/27/65
  • [unknown]
  • Talk Talk - The Music Machine - 15-1/14/67
  • My Lover's Prayer - Otis Redding - 61-7/02/66
  • Reach Out I'll Be There - Four Tops - 1-10/15/66 [112 cover]
  • Time Is On My Side - The Rolling Stones - 6-12/05/64
  • Stand By Me - Ben E. King - 4-6/12/61
Special Musical Guest [Four Tops]: 112. Special Musical Guest [Lair singer]: Michael Tolcher. Pete Pryor: Matthew John Armstrong. Luke Foley: Jamie Elman Chris Pierce: Milo Ventimiglia. Sgt. Drury: Glenn Morshower. Dorothy Day: Eleen Geer. Tommy DeFelice: Paul Wesley. Danny: Rodney Scott. Sister Natalie: Valerie Landsburg. Four Tops Manager: Randy Jackson. Tonya: Tiffany Thornton. Cynthia: Amber Baretto. Shelly Pierce: Daphne Zuniga. Nathan Walker: Keith Robinson. Betsy: Lauren Eckstrom. Bobby: Jason Adelman. Paul O'Bannon: Adam Shulman. Mandy: Casey Weiant. Buff Recruit: Jon Rowland. Sister Barbera Ann Howard. Eugene: Deji Laray. Dennis: Garland Spencer. Wally: Gavin Beadley. Sky: Erin Foster. Bonnie: Minka Kelly.
Presented in letterbox format
[34/5.0/8/8.252]
[43:59]
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55 1/09/05 1/04/05 311 Truth Be Told
MEG MAKES IMPORTANT DECISIONS ABOUT CHRIS -- With advice from Roxanne, Meg takes her relationship with Chris to the next level. However, her excitement is short-lived when the morning after Chris confesses he lied to her. Meanwhile, Helen is upset that JJ and Beth may not have a Catholic wedding, and Patty has to deal with a guilty conscience. Also, when Henry decides to take on a new project, he also finds a new lady friend.
  • [unknown]
  • [unknown]
  • Substitute - The Who - [1970 Album cut]
  • Along Comes Mary - The Association - 7-7/16/66
  • [unknown]
  • Dirty Water - The Standells - 11-7/09/66 [Live cover band]
  • Tell Her No - The Zombies - 6-2/27/65
  • Last Train To Clarksville - The Monkees - 1-11/05/66
  • You've Been A Long Time Coming - Marvin Gaye - [1966 Album cut]
  • Little Girl - Syndicate of Sound - 8-7/09/66
  • Ruby Baby - Dion - 2-2/23/63
  • A Hazy Shade of Winter - Simon & Garfunkel - 13-12/10/66
  • For Your Love - The Yardbirds - 6-7/03/65
Pete Pryor: Matthew John Armstrong. Chris Pierce: Milo Ventimiglia. Sgt. Drury: Glenn Morshower. Grace Boraz: Saundra Quarterman. Minister Scott: Christopher Gartin. Angela Walker: Aysia Polk. Danny: Rodney Scott. Tommy DeFelice: Paul Wesley. Ben Young: John Churchill. Coach Saunders: David Andriole. Tonya: Tiffany Thornton. Shelly Pierce: Daphne Zuniga. Bobby: Jason Adelman. Eugene: Deji Laray. Dennis: Garland Spencer. Policeman #1: Louis Iacoviello. Secretary: Kristin Lipiro. Sister Claire: Kinna McInroe. Noah: Jordon Rider. Kid: J.T. Knight. Mrs. McGinnis: Doreene L. Hamilton. Mr. Richards: Henry Watson.
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56 1/23/05 1/12/05 312 For Richer, For Poorer
VAN HUNT GUEST STARS AS JIMMY RUFFIN AND TOBY LIGHTMAN AS A SINGER IN THE LAIR -- As JJ prepares for his wedding to Beth, he receives a desperate plea for help from Vietnam. In an attempt to help, he loses the money he was saving for the down payment on a house and Jack makes a sacrifice to help his eldest son. Meanwhile, at the wedding, Chris tries to convince Meg that she should forgive him. Van Hunt ("Dust" and "Seconds of Pleasure") guest stars as Jimmy Ruffin singing "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and Toby Lightman ("Devils and Angels") as a singer in the Lair ("That's How Strong My Love Is" by Otis Redding.)
  • That's How Strong My Love Is - Toby Lightman - [Live]
  • Treat Her Right - Roy Head - 2-10/16/65
  • [unknown]
  • Surround Me - Ben Taylor - [Original Song - Live]
  • There's A Kind of Hush - Herman's Hermits - 4-3/25/67
  • What Becomes of the Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin - 7-10/29/66 [Van Hunt cover]
  • Wishin' and Hopin' - Dusty Springfield - 6-8/01/64
  • She's Not There - The Zombies - 2-12/12/64
  • All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks - 7-2/06/65
  • These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - Nancy Sinatra - 1-2/26/66
  • You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes - 1-9/10/66
  • Cherish - The Association - 1-9/24/66
  • Downtown - Petula Clark - 1-1/23/65
  • Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group - 7-2/25/67
  • Every Little Bit Hurts - Brenda Holloway - 13-6/06/64 [Vivian Green cover]
  • Black Is Black - Los Bravos - 4-10/01/66
Special Musical Guest [Lair singer]: Toby Lightman. Special Musical Guest [Jimmy Ruffin]: Van Hunt. Pete Pryor: Matthew John Armstrong. Luke Foley: Jamie Elman Chris Pierce: Milo Ventimiglia. Father Alejandro: Jonathan Del Arco. Marv Acker: John Prosky. Angela Walker: Aysia Polk. Melanie Reeves: Benita Krista Nall. Tommy DeFelice: Paul Wesley. Murray: Murray Rubenstein. Steele: John Colella. Shelly Pierce: Daphne Zuniga. Laura: Danielle Dicerbo. Aunt Alice: Kelley West. Steve: Austin Young. Sister Mary Patience: Patience Thoreson. Heather: Erin Cahill. Susan: Teal Brown. Leslie: Liesl Ehardt.
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57 1/30/05 1/25/05 313 Starting Over
JOSS STONE GUEST STARS AS A SINGER IN THE LAIR -- Meg is left dateless for her senior prom after Chris leaves town, so JJ offers to escort her. There, he meets up with his old coach who had offered him a coaching position once his enlistment was over. Meg, not having such a great time, ends up in a heated argument with JJ about Chris and the war. Upset, she leaves and shares a dance with Sam at the Lair, and they realize that they may have become closer than what they, and their friends and family, are comfortable with. Meanwhile, when Jack refuses to be pressured by the council to vote a certain way, his family members become directly affected. Joss Stone ("Fell in Love with a Boy") guest stars as a singer in the Lair, singing "Right to Be Wrong."
  • Under My Thumb - The Rolling Stones - [1966 Album cut]
  • Eight Miles High - The Byrds - 14-5/21/66
  • What's New Pussycat? - Tom Jones - 3-7/31/65
  • Ain't That Peculiar - Marvin Gaye - 8-11/20/65
  • Walk Away Renee - The Left Banke - 5-10/29/66 [live cover]
  • I Fought the Law - Bobby Fuller Four - 9-3/12/66
  • Don't Bring Me Down - The Animals - 12-7/02/66
  • Nothing's Too Good For My Baby - Stevie Wonder - 20-5/14/66
  • Summer In The City - The Lovin' Spoonful - 1-8/13/66
  • Red Rubber Ball - The Cyrkle - 2-7/09/66
  • Pretty Ballerina - The Left Banke - 15-2/25/67
  • Hold On! I'm A Comin' - Sam & Dave - 21-6/18/66
  • My Generation - The Who - 74-2/12/66
  • Can't Buy Me Love - The Supremes - [1965 Album cut]
  • Right to Be Wrong - Joss Stone - [live]
Special Musical Guest [Lair singer]: Joss Stone. Pete Pryor: Matthew John Armstrong. Luke Foley: Jamie Elman Marv Acker: John Prosky. Coach Burns: Dennis Cockrum. Councilman Ray Henderson: Kingston DuCoeur. [unknown]: Matt DeCaro. Shelly Pierce: Daphne Zuniga. Reverend Davis: Rocky Carroll. Betsy: Lauren Eckstrom. Lily: Caroline Macey. Donna: Michelle Ewin. Stan: David Magidoff. Father Tompkins/George: Paul Zabriskie. Sister Antonia: Barbera Ann Howard. Phelps: Patrick O'Connor. Zimmer: Ed Berke. Steve: Charlie Capen. Cop #1: Jason Pardo. Cop #2: Carl Ciarfalio.
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58 3/09/05 2/15/05 314 Commencement
MEG AND ROXANNE GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL -- EPISODE INCLUDES ANNOUNCEMENT OF CAMPBELL'S TOMATO SOUP AMERICAN DREAMS $100,000 ESSAY CONTEST WINNER -- As Meg and Sam struggle to define their relationship, she prepares to graduate from high school and give her senior speech about the hope of the future. Meanwhile, the winner of the Campbell's Soup Essay contest is announced and Patty has a secret no one will believe. Also, Helen helps Shelly get a job at the travel agency, and Jack realizes that some decisions carry serious consequences. During this broadcast, the real-life winner of the 2005 Campbell's Soup Essay Contest will be announced in a special live-to-tape segment where Brittany Snow and the CEO of Campbell's Soup presents the winner the grand prize check at the headquarters of Campbell's Soup Company in Camden. Brian McKnight ("Back At One") guest stars as Stokely Carmichael.

TV GUIDE - Hits & Misses by Susan Stewart
The '60s drama brings its busy buffet of politics and melodrama to a midweek time slot, as the Pryors grapple with interracial dating, highschool graduation and political corruption. Then there's the essay contest, the alumni football game and the travel agency. Mom is relatively underused, but somebody has to bake the cookies. Dreams isn't a brilliant drama-with all this going on, the actors can barely keep up-but it has stirring moments, blending nostalgia and music (this week the Animals) to great effect. MY SCORE: 8

NOTE: The episode does not actually contain the winner of the essay contest. The segment that is mentioned in the NBC synopsis, is actually aired during commercial/promo time.

Meg's graduation speech:
The future isn't something that we can simply imagine. The future isn't something that just arrives on our doorstep. The future... The future is something that we have to fight for, and we have to fight with everything that we have. We must fight the hatred and prejudice, not just in society, but we have to fight the hatred and prejudice that we find in the hidden places of our own heart. And until we win that battle, the future isn't now. It's not even close. The future is just a distant dream. Thank you and congratulations.

  • Mary, Mary - Butterfield Blues Band - [1966 Album cut]
  • Kicks - Paul Revere and the Raiders - 4-5/14/66
  • Not Fade Away - The Rolling Stones - 48-7/18/64
  • Rescue Me - Fontella Bass - 4-11/20/65 [Alicia Keys cover]
  • (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone - The Monkees - 20-1/14/67
  • Everything is Good About You - The Supremes - [1966 Album cut]
  • Baby Workout - Jackie Wilson - 5-4/13/63 [Wayne Brady cover]
  • I Can't Explain - The Who - 93-4/03/65
  • Devil With A Blue Dress Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly - Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels - 4-11/26/66
  • Masters of War - Bob Dylan - [1963 Album cut] [Keaton Simons cover]
  • We Gotta Get Out of This Place - The Animals - 13-9/25/65 [Keaton Simons cover]
  • Play With Fire - Rolling Stones - 96-5/22/65
  • For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield - 7-3/25/67
  • Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) - Stevie Wonder - [1978 Album cut (62-71 compilation)]
  • Pomp and Circumstance [Commencement song]
Special Musical Guest [Eric Burdon]: Keaton Simons. Pete Pryor: Matthew John Armstrong. Luke Foley: Jamie Elman Marv Acker: John Prosky. Sgt. Drury: Glenn Morshower. Grace Boraz: Saundra Quarterman. Danny: Rodney Scott. Stokely Carmichael: Brian McKnight. Dr. Greg Markman: Paul D. Roberts. Sister Natalie: Valerie Landsburg. Coach Burns: Dennis Cockrum. Father Cassidy: Dermont Martin. Lloyd Cutler: Sean Marquette. Councilman Ray Henderson: Kingston DuCoeur. Shelly Pierce: Daphne Zuniga. Nathan Walker: Keith Robinson. Keith Watson: Christopher Warren. Bobby: Jason Adelman. Betsy: Lauren Eckstrom. Eugene: Deji Laray. Noah: Jordan Rider. Councilman Phelps: Patrick O'Connor. Cop #1: Jason Pardo. Cop #2: Carl Ciarfalio. TV Reporter: Raul Moreno. Davy Jones: Rick Faugno.
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59 3/16/05 2/16/05 315 California Dreamin'
PARIS HILTON GUEST STARS AS "I DREAM OF JEANNIE"'s BARBARA EDEN AND JOHN LEGEND GUEST STARS AS STEVIE WONDER -- Meg and Roxanne are selected to dance in an American Bandstand special and travel to Hollywood to appear in the show. On the way to the Bandstand soundstage, they stumble upon the set of "I Dream of Jeannie," and are caught trespassing by the star of the show, Barbara Eden as they sneak into the famed bottle. Meanwhile, Jack tries to dodge a reporter who is writing a story on the corruption of the city council, and JJ finally gets the chance to realize his dreams.
  • Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd - 28-12/10/66
  • Wishin' and Hopin' - Dusty Springfield - 6-8/01/64
  • California Girls - Beach Boys - 3-8/28/65
  • What Now My Love - Sonny & Cher - 14-3/05/66
  • Uptight (Everything's Alright) - Stevie Wonder - 3-2/12/66 [John Legend cover]
  • Sunny - [unknown - female cover of Bobby Hebb song]
  • She's Just My Style - Gary Lewis & the Playboys - 3-1/08/66
  • Everybody's Wrong - Buffalo Springfield - [1967 Album cut]
  • Times They Are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan - [1964 Album cut]
  • Summer In The City - The Lovin' Spoonful - 1-8/13/66
  • Can I Get A Witness - Marvin Gaye - 22-12/28/63 [Usher cover]
  • [unknown]
  • California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas - 4-3/12/66
  • Sit Down I Think I Love You - Buffalo Springfield - [1967 Album cut]
Paris Hilton: Barbara Eden. Special Musical Guest [Stevie Wonder]: John Legend. Pete Pryor: Matthew John Armstrong. Frank Powers: Ron Perkins. Angela Walker: Aysia Polk. Coach Burns: Dennis Cockrum. Shelly Pierce: Daphne Zuniga. Nathan Walker: Keith Robinson. Cynthia: Linara Washington. Elizabeth: Alexandra James. Nick: Matt Barr. Avery: Dan Benson. Katie: Kristin Burke. Phil Toolin: Chris D'Elia. Chuck Hanover: Roy Abramsohn. Abby: Rachel Rothblatt. Jim: Michael Anderson Brown. Bartender: Illya Haase. Red: Zachary Dunham. Logan: Logan Sandberg. Mr. Jascot: Carter Mitchell.
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60 3/23/05 3/01/05 316 No Satisfaction
FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE GUEST STARS AS THE HOLLIES AND JOHN ONDRASIK GUEST STARS AS A SINGER IN THE LAIR -- As Jack faces one of the most difficult life decisions about his older brother, who was just in a near fatal accident, Beth realizes that she wants to mend her relationship with her own father. Henry, left to hold down the fort alone at the shop, is concerned about an important sales opportunity. Meanwhile, Meg and Roxanne give Patty a make-over and JJ makes a good impression on his boss at NASA. Rock band Fountains of Wayne (Adam Schlesinger, Chris Collingwood, Jody Porter and Brian Young, ("Stacy's Mom") guest star as the Hollies, singing "Bus Stop" and John Ondrasik/Five For Fighting ("Superman It's Not Easy") guest stars as a singer in the lair, singing "If God Made You."
  • [unknown]
  • Game of Love - Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders - 1-4/24/65
  • Get Off Of My Cloud - The Rolling Stones - 1-11/06/65
  • Bus Stop - The Hollies - 5-9/17/66 [Fountains of Wayne cover]
  • [unknown]
  • If I Were A Carpenter - Bobby Darin - 8-11/05/66
  • California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas - 4-3/12/66
  • Dancing in the Street - Martha & the Vandellas - 2-10/17/64 [Kelly Rowland cover]
  • Shout Bamma Lamma - Otis Redding - [no track listing available]
  • If God Made You - Lair singer - not charted [John Ondrasik cover]
  • Downtown - Petula Clark - 1-1/23/65
  • Good Vibrations - Beach Boys - 1-12/10/66
  • Under My Thumb - The Rolling Stones - [1966 Album cut]
Special Musical Guest [Lair Singer]: John Ondrasik. Special Musical Guest [The Hollies]: Fountains of Wayne. Pete Pryor: Matthew John Armstrong. Luke Foley: Jamie Elman Chris Pierce: Milo Ventimiglia. George Mason: James Read. Father Conti: Steve Ryan. Frank Powers: Ron Perkins. Andy Eaton: Reid Scott. Gus: Peter Spellos. Steele: John Colella. Murray: Murray Rubinstein. Mr. Cameron: Nick Toth. Ted Pryor: Christopher Cousins. Shelly Pierce: Daphne Zuniga. Nathan Walker: Keith Robinson. Sister Claire: Kinna McInroe. Melissa: Natalie Elizabeth Marston. Father James: Richard Voigts. Doctor: Finn Curtin. Sister Katherine: Nicole Hart. Mandy: Casey Weiant. Rory: Dossett March. Kay: Sarah Campbell. Line Guy: Trent Trail. Nurse: Sarah Zinsser. Cameraman #1: Burke Armstrong. Cameraman #2: Ted Hollis. Cameraman #3: Richard Osep.
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61 3/30/05 3/11/05 317 It's My Life
Meg and Jack Meg and Chris ART ALEXAKIS GUEST STARS AS A SINGER IN THE LAIR -- When Chris returns to tell Meg he's been drafted, she must decide if she will dodge the draft with him, and leave her family and Roxanne behind. Meanwhile, Jack gives Nathan a chance with a delivery order that becomes dangerous, and Helen accompanies an old acquaintance to meet her son's coffin, who was killed in action. Also, JJ thinks he may be in over his head at his new job, and Luke allows Roxanne to cut hair in the Vinyl Crocodile. Art Alexakis (Everclear, "Wonderfful") guest stars as a singer in the lair singing "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die" (Country Joe & the Fish), and Eric Lynch ("The Howard Stern Show") guest stars as a client in the travel agency.
NOTE: Oops, another major continuity error. Dick Clark describes "Get Off Of My Cloud" as "fastest rising, hottest record." The problem... it hit number one over six months before the time frame of the episode.

On 1/27/67, about 6 months after this episode, Edward White, Command Pilot, Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Comander and Roger Chaffee, Pilot, perished in the Apollo 1 command module fire. For more info, visit the NASA Apollo 1 web site.

  • Sunshine Superman - Donovan - 1-9/03/66
  • It's All Over Now - Rolling Stones - 26-9/19/64
  • Broken Hearted - The Miracles - 97-7/03/61
  • [unknown]
  • Get Off Of My Cloud - The Rolling Stones - 1-11/06/65
  • [unknown]
  • It's My Life - The Animals - 23-1/01/66
  • I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die - Country Joe and the Fish - [1968 Album cut] [Art Alexakis cover]
  • In My Life - Beatles [live Ben Taylor cover from season 2] - 1966 Album cut
  • Homeward Bound - Simon & Garfunkel - 5-3/26/66
Special Musical Guest [Lair Singer]: Art Alexakis. Pete Pryor: Matthew John Armstrong. Luke Foley: Jamie Elman Chris Pierce: Milo Ventimiglia. George Mason: James Read. Frank Powers: Ron Perkins. Andy Eaton: Reid Scott. Peggy: Megan Gallagher. Angela Walker: Aysia Polk. Gus Grissom: Kevin McCorkle. Joe The Plummer: John Lacy. Shelly Pierce: Daphne Zuniga. Nathan Walker: Keith Robinson. Cynthia: Linara Washington. Adam: Adam Countee. Eugene: Deji Laray. Gary: Chet Dixon. Director: Tommy Smeltzer. Logan: Logan Sandberg. Eric: Eric Lynch. Ian: Chairman Barnes. Mother: Serena Spencer. Amy: Suzy Cobb. Tina: Haley Joel.
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For some reason the feed was on Tuesday, instead of the normal Sunday.
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So far, the show is finishing the season in 89th and 115th places (Sunday/Wednesday), with a household rating/share of 4.8/7 and 4.2/7. It averaged 8.753/6.145 million viewers. It had an 18-49 adult rating/share of 3.2/8 and 2.0/5. Information as of season week 28.

The Master Date refers to the date the edited master was created.

The Prod Num refers to the production number assigned to the episode by the production company. It is not the number assigned to the episode by NBC.

The advance schedule is subject to change without notice by NBC.

Song list based upon the list supplied via the NBC American Dreams web site and my personal observations. The list may be out-of-order because of the NBC list being out of order and putting the two together. Many of the songs are not by the original artists.

The dates listed are the song's peak Billboard Hot 100 position and the chart date when it reached the peak. If you know the title and artist of any song that I have listed as unknown, please let me know. Not responsible for errors caused by inaccurate NBC music lists or other info.

Uncredited actors may not have actually appeared in the episode in which they are listed. List based upon info from NBC, which is not always accurate.

The numbers within the [ ] are the show's ratings. They are: ranking/rating/share/viewers 2+ in millions. The TV universe is estimated at 109.6 million TV homes. One ratings point is equal to 1,096,000 TV homes. The ranking is based upon total viewers. The share is the percentage of TVs that were on that were tuned to the show.

The green numbers are the show's program length. The time is the edited length of the episode. When enclosed in [ ], it is the length listed on the master tape. But, it includes 10 second blacks, which makes the length seem longer than it really is.

All shows aired Sunday at 8:00pm ET, except as noted. Starting in March, the episodes aired on Wednesday nights at 8:00pm ET.

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