Any Day Now

Any Day Now

1998 - 2002, Drama
Two very different women share a close friendship.

Episode Guide

  • Any Day Now - Just the Beginning (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    Just the Beginning

    M.E. takes over the wedding plans when Rene is forced to attend a hearing; Rene returns home to a perfectly planned wedding, and marries Turk.

  • Any Day Now - Just the Beginning (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    Just the Beginning

    Rene's in the middle of a controversy over a slave burial ground and the hearing on the case is set for her wedding day.

  • Any Day Now - Let the Games Begin (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    Let the Games Begin

    Rene represents Rastafarians who have been fired from a conservative company for refusing to cut their dreadlocks.

  • Any Day Now - Boys Will Be Boys (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    Boys Will Be Boys

    Rene represents a group of women who were groped by drunken men during a business convention.

  • Any Day Now - Truth Hurts (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    Truth Hurts

    M.E. ponders becoming involved in a class action lawsuit that has been filed against a comedy club because of fat joke told during one stand-up's performance; Rene decides to confirm her commitment to Turk.

  • Any Day Now - Call Him Macaroni (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    Call Him Macaroni

    M.E. and Gail politely jostle over planning Emmett's first birthday party, but get into a really serious disagreement over his racial heritage.

  • Any Day Now - In Too Deep (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    In Too Deep

    Glenn arranges for M.E. to witness the execution of a man convicted of rape and murder so she can write a column about the emotional event.

  • Any Day Now - The Real Thing (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    The Real Thing

    Rene resumes her full-time schedule and represents an artist who paints pictures of U.S. currency, while M.E. serves on a jury in which she finds herself in lone dissent in the case.

  • Any Day Now - It's Not Karma, It's Life (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    It's Not Karma, It's Life

    Rene unravels a sexual-harassment case; M.E. visits a therapist; young Rene gets involved with the Black Panthers.

  • Any Day Now - Still My Little Soldier (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Still My Little Soldier

    Rene struggles to maintain control of the law firm; Davis decides to go away to a Roman Catholic seminary; young Rene bonds with Sara's friend; guest Yolanda King.

  • Any Day Now - Stay of Execution (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Stay of Execution

    M.E. discovers that Kelly and Ajoni have bills to pay when Kelly's car is repossessed; mounting stress causes Rene to collapse.

  • Any Day Now - Rebel With a Cause (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Rebel With a Cause

    M.E. writes about the importance of the Confederate flag; René handles a case involving nursing-home residents; René and Judge "Turk" Terhune try to figure out where their relationship is going; young René and M.E. explore feminism.

  • Any Day Now - Blinded by the White (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Blinded by the White

    M.E. is in the crossfire of a school shooting; René has heart palpitations; bullies pressure young Colliar to end his friendship with René.

  • Any Day Now - This Is Not Foreplay, This Is War (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    This Is Not Foreplay, This Is War

    M.E. and Colliar refuse to baby-sit; René takes a case examining the civil rights of the dead; young René sports an Afro.

  • Any Day Now - The Contest (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    The Contest

    M.E. and Colliar move into their new apartment; Rene's ex-husband visits; Rene and Judge Terhune work together; young Rene runs for student council.

  • Any Day Now - Peace of Mind (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Peace of Mind

    Joe is sued after saving a child's life; M.E. and Colliar look for an apartment; young M.E., Rene and Colliar take high-school aptitude tests.

  • Any Day Now - No Place in This World (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    No Place in This World

    M.E. and Colliar deal with the loss of their home; Rene represents a homeless woman; high-school boys try to crash young Rene and M.E.'s sleepover.

  • Any Day Now - One Hour of Drama (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    One Hour of Drama

    A tornado strikes Birmingham; young Rene dates a senior.

  • Any Day Now - Don't Give Up (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Don't Give Up

    Rene takes on a lead factory which is poisoning local children; M.E. makes an effort to spend more time with Davis; young M.E. and Rene perform in a school play.

  • Any Day Now - Everyone Deserves to Be Loved (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Everyone Deserves to Be Loved

    Rene helps a mentally impaired man; Matt stays with M.E.'s family; young M.E.'s and Rene's friends want to use Port Dixie as a place to party.

  • Any Day Now - No More Forever (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    No More Forever

    Rene represents an artist who is fighting to save a mural of the Holocaust; M.E. befriends a little boy; young Rene dates a senior.

  • Any Day Now - Don't Forget to Take Out Your Teeth (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Don't Forget to Take Out Your Teeth

    Colliar and M.E. work on their marriage; Rene expands her law firm; young M.E. and Rene begin high-school together.

  • Any Day Now - It's Not Just a Word (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    It's Not Just a Word

    Rene represents Ajoni's friend, who is accused of manslaughter; Kelly's baby is born prematurely.

  • Any Day Now - It's Not Just a Word (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    It's Not Just a Word

    Rene represents Ajoni's friend, who is accused of manslaughter.

  • Any Day Now - Children Are the Most Important Thing (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Children Are the Most Important Thing

    M.E. worries that her marriage is ending; Rene represents a woman who has been fired; Johnny is killed in the war.

  • Any Day Now - What If? (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    What If?

    Young M.E. and Colliar break up; M.E. and Rene look at how different their lives would have been if M.E. and Colliar had never married.

  • Any Day Now - Don't Tell Me It's Not About Frankie (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Don't Tell Me It's Not About Frankie

    M.E. leaves Colliar; Rene represents a woman accusing Gary Allen's nephew of rape; the girls and boys compete to build a booth for the fair.

  • Any Day Now - Tick, Tick, Tick (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Tick, Tick, Tick

    Kelly's and Ajoni's wedding day arrives; Elston chooses to avoid the Vietnam War draft.

  • Any Day Now - Ten Days? Are You Crazy? (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Ten Days? Are You Crazy?

    Kelly and Ajoni make an announcement; Elston dodges the draft.

  • Any Day Now - Life Isn't Fair (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Life Isn't Fair

    Kelly is asked to switch to another school because of her pregnancy.

  • Any Day Now - Five Golden Rings (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Five Golden Rings

    Rene embraces the holiday season but is surrounded by unhappy people; M.E. takes a job in a jewelry store; young Rene and M.E. begin a tradition of giving to the less-fortunate.

  • Any Day Now - Where's the Justice in That? (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Where's the Justice in That?

    Candidate Rene admits to drug use; Kelly's drama teacher asks M.E. to adapt part of her book for a school skit; young M.E. and Rene protest the demolition of Port Dixie.

  • Any Day Now - Lighten Up, Rene (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Lighten Up, Rene

    Rene's campaign manager hires an image consultant; M.E. encourages Colliar to deal with his anger over Kelly's pregnancy; young M.E. learns what Rene goes through to relax her hair.

  • Any Day Now - It's a Mother-Daughter Thing (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    It's a Mother-Daughter Thing

    Kelly is pregnant; Rene announces her plans to investigate rapes; young Rene and ME sort through boyfriend issues.

  • Any Day Now - The Outsiders (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    The Outsiders

    ME writes about a minister's dysfunctional relationship with his wife; Rene refuses to drop a client who is an illegal alien; young ME gives Colliar an ultimatum.

  • Any Day Now - There Are No Rules (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    There Are No Rules

    Rene and M.E. take a road trip; young M.E. and Rene consider the possible existence of aliens.

  • Any Day Now - Love Is Love (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Love Is Love

    M.E. and Colliar worry that Kelly and her boyfriend are too close; Joe begins to show romantic feelings for Rene; young Rene has a crush on a white boy.

  • Any Day Now - Life (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:


    M.E. plans a book about the civil-rights movement; Rene visits an imprisoned friend; young Rene's mother steps in as a civil-rights leader after James is arrested.

  • Any Day Now - Nothing Personal (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Nothing Personal

    A case raises the question of reverse discrimination; Rene helps April with her mental problems; the FBI watches James.

  • Any Day Now - Three Lucky Ladies on the Line (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Three Lucky Ladies on the Line

    Rene must decide whether or not to make April take a drug test; Colliar's mother comes to stay with the Simms family; young Rene confronts her rage.

  • Any Day Now - The Dust of Life (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    The Dust of Life

    An Asian-American man claims to be Johnny's son; Rene represents a man trying to enforce a prenatal contract; young M.E.'s brother prepares to leave for Vietnam.

  • Any Day Now - Three Hours a Week (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Three Hours a Week

    Rene becomes a "Big Sister"; M.E. appears on a talk show; young M.E. wants Rene to take advantage of Theresa.

  • Any Day Now - It's a Good Thing I Am Not Black (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    It's a Good Thing I Am Not Black

    Police discriminate against Rene; M.E. researches a corrupt city council; young Rene and M.E. witness the changing moods of their older brothers.

  • Any Day Now - Nope (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:


    Rene represents a child on trial for murder; Colliar makes M.E. quit her job; young Rene and M.E. experiment with alcohol.

  • Any Day Now - Who Abandoned Who? (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    Who Abandoned Who?

    Rene and ME attend their school reunion; young ME and Rene's school becomes integrated.

  • Any Day Now - The Toolshed Behind the Church (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    The Toolshed Behind the Church

    Rene represents Bill; ME finishes her book; young ME suspects Colliar is cheating.

  • Any Day Now - You Think I Am Lying to You? (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    You Think I Am Lying to You?

    M.E's neighbor may be a pedophile; young M.E. and Rene investigate a haunted house.

  • Any Day Now - You Pay Your Dues (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    You Pay Your Dues

    M.E deals with a burglary; the Bar Association files charges against Lakeisha; young M.E. and Rene gamble.

  • Any Day Now - Hey, Ugly! (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Hey, Ugly!

    Rene represents a teen in a malpractice suit; young M.E. and Rene give Tully's cousin a makeover.

  • Any Day Now - From This Day On (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    From This Day On

    M.E. changes her will; Rene begins a relationship with a white man; young M.E. and Rene learn some shocking news.

  • Any Day Now - HomeGirl (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:


    Rene's college friend causes a rift between her and M.E.; young M.E. and Rene see "Mary Poppins."

  • Any Day Now - A Parent's Job (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    A Parent's Job

    Colliar takes Davis on a hunting trip; a teacher is accused of being a witch; young M.E. and Rene deal with becoming young ladies.

  • Any Day Now - Eyes Wide Open (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Eyes Wide Open

    M.E. and Colliar date; Rene pursues a singer; young M.E. and Rene try to bury a doll.

  • Any Day Now - Say Something (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Say Something

    Rene deals with mixed emotions; M.E. trains for her new job; young Rene encourages a black man to sit in the front of the bus.

  • Any Day Now - That's Our Son, Bobby (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    That's Our Son, Bobby

    The anniversary of their son's death tests M.E. and Colliar's marriage; Joe offers insight into Rene and Bill's severed relationship; young M.E. and Colliar share their first kiss.

  • Any Day Now - Elephants in the Room (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Elephants in the Room

    Rene represents a murder witness; M.E. and Colliar have money problems; young Rene and M.E. learn of the Holocaust.

  • Any Day Now - It's Not About the Butter (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    It's Not About the Butter

    When Mary Elizabeth mistakes an African-American woman for a waitress in a restaurant, she and Rene discuss racism in today's world.

  • Any Day Now - It's Not About the Butter (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    It's Not About the Butter

    When Mary Elizabeth mistakes an African-American woman for a waitress in a restaurant, she and Rene discuss racism in today's world.

  • Any Day Now - Family Is Family (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Family Is Family

    Rene's estranged brother visits; M.E. becomes a security guard; the girls play with fireworks.

  • Any Day Now - It's Not You, It's Me (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    It's Not You, It's Me

    Rene defends a reckless driver; M.E. makes a decision; young M.E. makes a new friend.

  • Any Day Now - So This Is Intimacy (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    So This Is Intimacy

    Rene and Bill consider eloping; Colliar reveals a secret; M.E.'s uncle threatens young Rene's family.

  • Any Day Now - Heads or Tails (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Heads or Tails

    Rene represents a man who claims he killed in self-defense; Davis's friend is homeless; young M.E. and Rene discover a female hobo.

  • Any Day Now - Don't Say Anything (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Don't Say Anything

    Bill's children cause friction; M.E.'s co-worker wants her to lie; young Rene and M.E. sell Girl Scout cookies in white neighborhoods.

  • Any Day Now - It's a Man's World (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    It's a Man's World

    Rene and Bill search for a home; a male intern bonds with M.E.'s boss; a new girl sets her sights on young Colliar.

  • Any Day Now - You Really Believe in That Stuff? (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    You Really Believe in That Stuff?

    Rene (Lorraine Toussaint) is sued for malpractice; Mary Elizabeth (Annie Potts) struggles with her daughter's Gothic obsession.

  • Any Day Now - You Promise? I Promise (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    You Promise? I Promise

    Rene represents a man who is to be sterilized against his will; young Rene and M.E. attend a segregated concert.

  • Any Day Now - It's About the Heart (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    It's About the Heart

    Colliar goes missing as Mary Elizabeth plans his birthday party.

  • Any Day Now - Music From My Life (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Music From My Life

    On a trip to Los Angeles, Mary Elizabeth and Rene discover Teresa's fiance is after her money.

  • Any Day Now - I'm Not Emotional (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    I'm Not Emotional

    Mary Elizabeth and Rene protest a racy billboard; Davis gets suspended from school for emulating his father's macho attitude.

  • Any Day Now - Chapter One (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Chapter One

    Mary Elizabeth seeks inspiration to overcome writer's block; Bill's work interferes with his relationship with Rene.

  • Any Day Now - I Wish You Could Understand (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    I Wish You Could Understand

    An old friend puts a damper on Mary Elizabeth and Colliar's barbecue when he makes racist jokes; Rene and Detective Moody grow closer.

  • Any Day Now - Trust Me (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Trust Me

    A handsome employee flirts with M.E.; Rene avoids Detective Moody, and her mother has a beau; Carver gives young Rene a candy bracelet and a kiss.

  • Any Day Now - It's Your Problem, Not Mine (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    It's Your Problem, Not Mine

    Kelly is disappointed when her parents disapprove of her relationship with an African-American guy; Rene represents a known drug addict who claims he was beaten by a police officer.

  • Any Day Now - Blue (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:


    Colliar's business acumen catches Mary Elizabeth off guard; Rene's cousin poses as white; young Rene's celebrated aunt (Jasmine Guy) visits.

  • Any Day Now - Quit Bein' Such a Scaredy Cat (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Quit Bein' Such a Scaredy Cat

    Mary Elizabeth and Colliar use Grandma Otis' legacy to start a construction business; Michael continues to stalk Rene; young M.E. and Rene happen upon a KKK meeting.

  • Any Day Now - I Feel Awful (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    I Feel Awful

    M.E.'s sister (Delta Burke) jolts Colliar out of depression and irritates Rene with her prejudice; at a segregated hospital, Catherine insists on medical care for young Rene.

  • Any Day Now - Salamanders (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:


    Mary Elizabeth gets published; Colliar lies about going to work; Rene has misgivings about a case; young M.E. enters the school talent show.

  • Any Day Now - It's Who You Sleep With (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    It's Who You Sleep With

    A lesbian couple sues for the right to wed on public property; M.E. learns Colliar has a secret, female Internet pen pal.

  • Any Day Now - Call Him Johnny (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Call Him Johnny

    Mary Elizabeth learns she is pregnant; Rene represents a white couple whose black foster child was taken away; Johnny scuffles with the manager after young Rene is refused service at a soda fountain.

  • Any Day Now - You Shoulda Seen My Daddy (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    You Shoulda Seen My Daddy

    Rene represents the parents of a child who died from AIDS; Mary Elizabeth tries to bring her and Rene's friends together.

  • Any Day Now - Courage ... It Means Heart (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Courage ... It Means Heart

    Mary Elizabeth invites Grandma Otis to live with the family; the girls help young Colliar fend off bullies.

  • Any Day Now - Please Don't Tell My Mother (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Please Don't Tell My Mother

    A boy kills another who was threatening him with a gun; Kelly is arrested for drunken driving; young M.E. is jealous of Rene's maturation.

  • Any Day Now - No Comment (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    No Comment

    Rene defends a city councilman accused of taking kickbacks; young Rene is arrested during a children's march for civil rights.

  • Any Day Now - It's Called Depression (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    It's Called Depression

    Mary Elizabeth (Annie Potts) experiences friction in her marriage on the eve of her 26th wedding anniversary. With Lorraine Toussaint.

  • Any Day Now - Eve of Destruction (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Eve of Destruction

    Rene represents M.E. in court; Colliar works as a car salesman; the Cuban Missile Crisis affects the girls.

  • Any Day Now - Eve of Destruction (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Eve of Destruction

    Rene (Lorraine Toussaint) must defend Mary Elizabeth (Annie Potts) against a litigation-happy neighbor.

  • Any Day Now - Huh? (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:


    Rene represents a rape victim whose assailant wants custody of the resulting child; young Rene presses Mary Elizabeth's hair.

  • Any Day Now - Unfinished Symphony (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Unfinished Symphony

    After spending years apart, Mary Elizabeth Simms, a homemaker in Birmingham and Rene Jackson, a prominent lawyer in Washington. D.C. get reacquainted after Rene's father passes away.