Once and Again: Season 3

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 28
2001

Busted

As the two families merge into one house, disagreements over Jesse and Zoe’s room decorations dominate the breakfast discussion. Lily’s employer, Pages Alive, shut…

2 Oct 05
2001

The Awful Truth

Grace doesn’t know what to make of her new teacher. Judy asks Lily to work at her planned bookstore/cafe. Lily also interviews at a radio station. Karen brings up th…

3 Oct 12
2001

Kind of Blue

Sam returns to town, further complicating the lives of Judy, Lily, and Rick. Sam wants to hire Rick to be the architect for a project he has. Judy, however, wants to hire Ric…

4 Oct 19
2001

Acting Out

Jessie and Grace both audition for the same role in a school production of ““As You Like It.”“ Mr. Dimitri throws them a curve when he announces that he…

5 Nov 02
2001

Destiny Turns On The Radio

A boy in the play school play asks Jesse out. Grace is less than happy with the news, because she thought that the boy was flirting with her during rehearsal. Karen is upset t…

6 Nov 09
2001

Jake and the Women

The women (and Grace and Zoe) want to hold a baby shower for Tiffany. This doesn’t excite Jake. He doesn’t want Grace – and especially Zoe – to have e…

7 Nov 23
2001

Chaos Theory

Lily and Karen both have unrealistic expectations for Thanksgiving celebrations. So naturally, nothing goes as planned. The lighting board at the theater goes out, so rehearsa…

8 Nov 30
2001

The Sex Show

Grace finds an ““adult magazine”“ in their home recycling bin. This leads to a whole ““will you talk to Eli about this?”“ talk…

9 Dec 07
2001

Tough Love

When Eli loses his job and Grace’s teacher questions her acting, they both learn the hard way that real self-confidence can be one of life’s toughest accomplishment…

10 Dec 14
2001

Pictures

Amid complete chaos, a surprise Christmas Eve delivery of Tiffany and Jake’s baby unites the Manning and Sammler families like never before. Meanwhile, Judy’s first…

11 Jan 04
2002

Taking Sides

Flashbacks in the series’ interview style recall a telling incident in the lives of Rick, Karen, Sam Blue’s estranged wife Jeannine, and Sam himself, who rues anoth…

12 Jan 11
2002

Gardenia

A tragic accident shakes Karen from her deep depression and sets her up for the toughest battle of her life. This makes Eli and Jessie learn the hard way that their parents are…

13 Mar 04
2002

Falling in Place

Jessie’s anxiety and guilt about her mom’s slow recovery causes tension with every member of the family, especially Lily. Meanwhile, Eli is in denial about the seri…

14 Mar 11
2002

The Gay-Straight Alliance

Grace pursues her teacher and Jessie develops an attraction for her friend Katie.

15 Mar 18
2002

One Step (Parent) Backward

Sam places his dream of committing to Judy and having a family squarely on the shoulders of his ten-year-old son. Meanwhile, Jake finally realizes his feelings for Tiffany and…

16 Mar 25
2002

Aaron's List of Dreams

When Lily’s brother Aaron expresses a desire to move out on his own with a young woman who is also mentally disabled, she finds it emotionally impossible to let him go.

17 Apr 01
2002

Experience Is the Teacher

The prospect that Grace may be romantically involved with her creative-writing teacher troubles Lily, infuriates Jake, and imperils the career of the instructor.

18 Apr 08
2002

Losing You

Just when Lily thinks life can’t get any more complicated, her mother begins to show early signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

19 Apr 15
2002

Chance of a Lifetime

Rick and Lily face more life-altering decisions when he is offered a major architectural position in Australia and she is offered a chance to take her Chicago-based radio show…

About Once and Again

“Once and Again” focuses on the relationship between a divorced man, Rick Sammler (Bill Campbell) and a soon to be divorced woman, Lilly Manning (Sela Ward). Both have kids and between the struggles of being a single parent and careers they often find it difficult to spend time together. The show is unique in letting the viewer into the character’s minds through brief “interviews” mixed throughout the episode.

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