The BEST Episodes of Everwood

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 7, 2021

Network: The WB

When Manhattan surgeon Andrew 'Andy' Brown is widowed, he decides to start a whole new life in the idyllic Colorado town Everwood, but gets more than he bargained for - it takes an eternity for a city-boy to fit in the small community, which already had a popular physician, and it's even worse for his unearthed kids, whom he must now parent alone: Ephram, a sensitive kid and gifted pianist, and his little sister Delia. As they all get to know Everwood people and each other better, relationships develop and change.

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Since You've Been Gone

#1 - Since You've Been Gone

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 7, 2005

Andy and Amanda (guest-star Anne Heche) decide that it's time to tell Delia and Charlie (guest-star Shane Haboucha) about their relationship before they hear about it elsewhere, but Charlie's emotional reaction makes them question what they're doing. Meanwhile, when Hannah (Sarah Drew) doesn't jump at the opportunity to go on a date with a really cute guy, Topher, from school, Amy is convinced that Hannah is misguidedly saving herself for Bright. Nina questions whether Sam (guest-star Jimmy Bennett) is going to be hurt again if her relationship with Jake (Scott Wolf) doesn't work out. Lastly, we flashback to Amanda (Anne Heche) and John earlier in their marriage of a more happier time with their son Charlie, right before he has his stroke.

star 8.41
123 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Barbie Kligman

#2 - Home

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired May 19, 2003

As the day of Colin's (guest star Mike Erwin) surgery approaches and emotions run high, Andy takes Ephram and Delia on a road trip to his old medical school to consult with his mentor, Dr. Donald Douglas (guest star Philip Baker Hall). Back in Everwood, Colin kidnaps Amy and Bright in the middle of the night to surprise them with a special day of memories and hopes for the future.

star 8.37
198 votes
Writers: Michael Green, Rina Mimoun
...There is a Reaction

#3 - ...There is a Reaction

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 20, 2004

At her father's suggestion, a heartbroken Amy is determined to make the most of her senior year in the wake of Ephram returning from New York and telling her that piano has to be his number one priority. Andy contemplates telling Ephram about Madison's (Sarah Lancaster, who does not appear in the episode) pregnancy. Meanwhile, Rose naively agrees to help Bright find his true calling after she discovers that he hasn't enrolled for college classes and is in fact leading a life of total leisure. Also, Dr. Jake Hartman (Scott Wolf) creates a marketing blitz for his new practice that threatens to push Dr. Abbott over the edge. Lastly, Nina takes in her friends' teenage daughter, Hannah (Sarah Drew, "Radio"), and asks Ephram to take her under his wing.

star 8.28
189 votes
Directors: Perry Lang
Writers: David Hudgins
A Kiss to Build a Dream On

#4 - A Kiss to Build a Dream On

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 29, 2005

The fourth season begins with a nice wedding of an unexpected couple and kiss at the airport for couple Bright and Hannah in Everwood. Nina finally chooses between the two men she loves - Andy and Jake while at Delia's behest. Amy develops a new friendship with college-age student Reid (guest-star Justin Bardoni) while waiting on her mother Rose at the hospital. Also, Amy and Rose find that Rose's cancer has driven them apart rather than brought them together. Bright flirts with a new girl who might become his roommate, but is more involved in knowing what girlfriend Hannah scribbled off the postcard that she sent to him. Lastly, Ephram makes an emotional return to Everwood just in time for an unexpected wedding.

star 8.25
186 votes
Directors: Arvin Brown
Writers: Rina Mimoun
The Unveiling

#5 - The Unveiling

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 24, 2003

Approaching the anniversary of his mother's death, Ephram confronts a repressed memory of his father cheating on his mother, causing an even bigger rift between father and son that eventually leads to a firestorm of emotions. Meanwhile, Amy grows concerned that Colin might not be recovering as well as everyone thinks when he gets violently ill on one of their dates. Amy tells her father who later tells Doctor Brown which causes the Harts to dismiss Andy from being their family doctor and causes a feud between Amy and her father.

star 8.25
206 votes
Directors: Michael Schultz
Writers: Greg Berlanti, Rina Mimoun
Staking Claim

#6 - Staking Claim

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 27, 2004

Ephram regrets promising Nina that he would watch over Hannah at school, especially when her constant presence interferes with his time alone with Amy. Amy befriends Hannah out of a sense of charity, but soon finds Hannah so refreshing that a real friendship develops. Meanwhile, Andy tries to ignore the tension between Dr. Abbott and Edna, but his attitude forces Edna to quit and go to work for Dr. Hartman. Andy treats a 13-year-old patient (guest-star Carter Jenkins) whose mysterious injuries cause Andy to suspect the boy's mother (guest-star Elizabeth Mitchell) of abuse.

star 8.24
188 votes
Directors: Michael Schultz
Writers: Bruce Miller
Episode 20

#7 - Episode 20

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 5, 2003

Dr. Brown faces one of the toughest moral decisions of his career when a distraught pregnant teenager (guest star Kate Mara) and her father (guest star Kevin Tighe) come to him for guidance about terminating her pregnancy. Meanwhile, Ephram is humiliated in front of the entire school when his date for the Spring Formal ditches him at the dance to make-out with her boyfriend. Lastly, Amy and Colin (Mike Erwin) have a huge fight when she chooses to console Ephram against Colin's wishes.

star 8.24
206 votes
Directors: David Petrarca
Writers: Greg Berlanti, Vanessa Taylor

#8 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 16, 2002

After his wife is killed in a car accident, Dr. Andrew Brown (Treat Williams) moves his 15-year-old son, Ephram (Gregory Smith), and 9-year-old daughter, Delia (Vivien Cardone), to the idyllic environs of Everwood to make a new start. In the opener, the relocation sparks harsh words and hurt feelings between the emotionally distant father and his neglected son, despite Andrew's attempts to reconnect with the teen. The good doctor also runs afoul of the town's only other physician when he decides to open his own practice---right across the street from his rival's office.

star 8.21
307 votes
Directors: Mark Piznarski
Writers: Greg Berlanti
Friendly Fire

#9 - Friendly Fire

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 30, 2002

Andy's neighbor and friend Nina (Stephanie Niznik) is ostracized by the townspeople when they discover she is a surrogate mother for a woman in her mid-50s. Andy's clumsy attempt to come to Nina's defense backfires, but she turns to him and Ephram for help when the baby makes an unexpectedly early arrival. Meanwhile, Ephram is dealt an emotional blow when Amy disinvites him to a party in order to gain the approval of her friends; and Delia attempts to befriend the school bully, Magilla (guest star Bret Loehr).

star 8.20
262 votes
Directors: Danny Leiner
Writers: Oliver Goldstick
Foreverwood (1)

#10 - Foreverwood (1)

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired Jun 5, 2006

While packing up her house and preparing to leave Everwood with Jake, Nina tells Hannah that she knows Andy bought an engagement ring for her. Hannah convinces Nina to sneak into the house while the Browns are out to get a look at the ring. Later, Jake finds out about the ring and confronts Andy once again about his feelings for Nina. At Delia’s Bat Mitzvah, Amy watches Ephram with his new girlfriend Stephanie, and realizes her feelings for Ephram are still strong. When one of Harold’s patients leaves her baby on the Abbott’s doorstep, Harold wrestles with the right course of action while Rose immediately becomes attached to the little girl.

star 8.20
97 votes
Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writers: Anna Fricke, Josh Reims
Goodbye, Love

#11 - Goodbye, Love

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired May 29, 2006

Ephram reveals information about his dad to Nina that surprises her and adds a new twist to her inner Andy-or-Jake struggle; Andy finds more of a connection with his dad (guest star Charles Durning), who's still in town; Amy and Ephram recall a moment from their past that helps Amy realize that Ephram is always there for her. Lastly, Hannah and Bright come together as friends, realizing that there's still a close bond between them.

star 8.19
125 votes
Just Like in the Movies

#12 - Just Like in the Movies

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 17, 2003

Dr. Brown courts Linda Abbott despite Edna's and Harold's insistence that he's wasting his time, but Andy persists, forcing Linda to tell him that she is H.I.V. positive. Bright tells Ephram he can win Madison's affections by ignoring her, but the plan goes awry when she breaks up with her boyfriend. Amy meets a flirtatious and attractive town bad-boy, Tommy Callahan (guest star Paul Wasilewski), whose compassion for her problems touches her heart for the first time since Colin's death.

star 8.14
173 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Rina Mimoun
We Hold These Truths

#13 - We Hold These Truths

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 28, 2002

The former Big Apple neurosurgeon, Dr.Andrew Brown, puts on his scrubs for the first time since he relocated his family to Colorado to operate on Amy's comatose boyfriend, Colin (Mike Erwin), with the help of his friend and surgery partner from New York, Dr. Brian Holderman (guest star Lamont Thompson). Adding to his performance anxiety is the identity of the patient---Colin Hart, the boy who was dating Amy before she stole Ephram's heart. It also doesn't help that the tricky procedure he plans to perform has never been attempted before. Amy leans on Ephram for support as she awaits the outcome. Meanwhile, an emotional Bright breaks down and admits what actually happened the day of the car accident as Colin's former life in Everwood is also revisited as flashbacks reveal some startling secrets about the teen's last days before the accident that put him in the hospital.

star 8.14
188 votes
Directors: Jason Moore
Writers: Joan Binder Weiss

#14 - Reckoning

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired May 22, 2006

Andy's father, whom the Brown's haven't seen in 15 years, pays a visit to Everwood surprising Andy, Ephram and Delia. Ephram and Amy try to cheer Bright up and take him out to celebrate his 21st birthday. This ends badly when a drunk Bright falls through a window and ends up in hospital. Hannah rushes to Bright's side, leaving Nick behind on their date. Jake's big question last week, gets an answer from Nina as she has decided to move to LA. Andy is not happy about this. Edna and Irv decide to drive all over the country for their retirement.

star 8.13
159 votes
Unhappy Holidays

#15 - Unhappy Holidays

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 24, 2003

Horrified to discover that Ephram and Madison are involved, Dr. Brown stops short of firing her, but Madison decides to quit leaving the Browns to a very unhappy holiday, especially when Delia discovers another troubling relationship - between her father and Linda Abbott. Stressed by Thanksgiving with his cantankerous mother-in-law (guest star Betty White), Dr. Abbott reacts badly when Amy brings Tommy (Paul Wasilewski) to Thanksgiving dinner. Finally pushed to the breaking point, Amy runs away from home.

star 8.12
176 votes
Directors: Jason Moore
Writers: John E. Pogue
So Long, Farewell...

#16 - So Long, Farewell...

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 18, 2005

With Hannah leaving for Minnesota in a few days with her mother (guest star Jayne Brook, "Chicago Hope"), Bright and Amy find themselves taking the loss of their girlfriend and best friend, respectively, harder than even they expected. Jake sets out on a high-risk bike trip with his friend, Cliff (guest star Simon Rex), that takes a near fatal turn; Andy and Harold uncharacteristically decide to go skydiving after hearing of Jake's daredevil ways; and Reid (guest star Justin Baldoni) keeps his promise to Ephram and backs off from pursuing Amy, leaving her feeling all the more lonely.

star 8.10
224 votes
Colin the Second

#17 - Colin the Second

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 27, 2003

Although conflicted by his feelings for Amy, Ephram finds himself serving as confidante and friend to Amy's boyfriend, Colin, who continues to feel like a fish-out-of-water as he attempts to reclaim his life before the accident. Meanwhile, Andy hopes to convince Ephram to resume the piano lessons he abandoned after his mother's death; Nina's absentee husband (guest star Dylan Walsh) comes home for a visit, which proves to be far from happily ever after; and in a bittersweet turn of events, Amy and Colin are nominated for Homecoming King and Queen.

star 8.10
176 votes
Directors: Mel Damski
Writers: Joan Binder Weiss
The Doctor Is In

#18 - The Doctor Is In

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 21, 2002

Andy meets with Colin's parents to discuss a potential course of treatment for the comatose teen. Amy is heartbroken and Ephram is furious when Andy decides against performing a risky operation on Amy's comatose boyfriend. Meanwhile, Delia is forbidden from playing with her only friend, Magilla (guest star Bret Loehr), after his parents discover them playing dress up. Dr. Trott, a traveling psychologist (guest star Jane Krakowski) sets up shop and stirs up the emotions of several townspeople who seek her guidance, much to the chagrin of a distrustful Dr. Abbott.

star 8.10
187 votes
Writers: Vanessa Taylor
Three Miners From Everwood

#19 - Three Miners From Everwood

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 3, 2003

When a coal mine collapses, Dr. Brown, together with Edna, Linda and Harold Abbott, rush to the scene to assist their neighbors. One miner is Will Cleveland (guest star James Earl Jones), a jazz pianist who has recently become Ephram's mentor. The other is Abbott's next door neighbor (guest star Beau Bridges), whose outrageous building plans Harold has tried to thwart. The third one, Andy's patient Ellie Beels (guest star Kirsten Nelson), who has been trying to conceive a baby. All three doctors utilize their special skills under terrible conditions, but it is Andy who must confront his biggest fears in order to save lives.

star 8.10
204 votes
Directors: Michael Schultz
Writers: Michael Green
The Day Is Done

#20 - The Day Is Done

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired May 10, 2004

Ephram is on cloud nine after being accepted into Julliard's summer program, but his emotions are sent into a tailspin when Amy shares her feelings for him and asks that he stay in Everwood for the summer. Meanwhile, Dr. Abbott's family thinks he's gone off the deep end when he decides to open a bagel shop in response to losing his malpractice insurance, and Andy learns a shocking revelation about his family.

star 8.08
196 votes
Directors: David Petrarca
Writers: Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, Rina Mimoun
Is There a Doctor in the House?

#21 - Is There a Doctor in the House?

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 18, 2002

Delia and her grandmother (guest star Doris Belack) throw a festive birthday party for a grumpy Edna who hates this particular day of the year, but everyone winds up snowed in for the night when a big storm hits town. In the midst of it all, Bright collapses from a burst appendix and Drs. Brown and Abbott have to improvise an operating room before the infection spreads; while Andy and Ephram let months of tension and hurt feelings explode in front of everyone with a threat of Ephram moving back to New York with his grandparents.

star 8.06
240 votes
Writers: Michael Green
Fear Itself

#22 - Fear Itself

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 12, 2003

Resentful at being forced to accompany Andy and Irv to a remote lake cabin, Ephram takes a small boat out alone and his inexperience leads to a serious accident and a night of terror for Andy. Meanwhile, Colin and his parents must decide whether to allow Dr. Brown to perform a second dangerous surgery; and Nina confronts her husband Carl after she accidentally discovers he is having an affair.

star 8.01
205 votes
Writers: John E. Pogue
The Perfect Day

#23 - The Perfect Day

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 31, 2005

Nina finds Andy and Amanda (Anne Heche) together causing her to question Andy and her friendship with him. Meanwhile, Ephram and Amy convince a reluctant Hannah to ditch school for the day and take Bright along for the ride as the recover from sending out college applications. Lastly, Harold and Edna are forced to work together despite their hostility toward each other when a medical emergency comes up at his office with the water pipes bursting.

star 7.98
158 votes
Directors: Sandy Smolan
Writers: David Hudgins
Till Death Do Us Part

#24 - Till Death Do Us Part

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 4, 2002

As his wedding anniversary draws near, Andy loses all hope and questions whether he will ever feel his life is worth living again. Meanwhile, Ephram and Amy share their first kiss while on a field trip, and Dr. Abbott has a panic attack when his wife Rose(Merrilyn Gann) proposes they take salsa dancing lessons. Andy also helps a couple whose marriage problems are caused by hives.

star 7.96
215 votes
Directors: Michael Schultz
Writers: Oliver Goldstick
Foreverwood (2)

#25 - Foreverwood (2)

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired Jun 5, 2006

After their house has been sold, Nina and Sam temporarily move in with the Browns. Wanting to take care of an unresolved issue in his life before he can propose to Nina, Andy takes a mysterious trip. Bright learns that Hannah has received a scholarship to Notre Dame and is devastated at the thought that she may accept it. Edna upsets Harold and Rose when she reveals her plans to leave Everwood. Delia is thrilled with Andy’s belated Bat Mitzvah gift.

star 7.94
65 votes
Directors: Perry Lang
Writers: David Hudgins, Rina Mimoun