Once and Again

Once and Again

1999 - 2002, Drama, Romance
Two families are brought together by a second marriage.

Episode Guide

  • Once and Again - Chance of a Lifetime (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Chance of a Lifetime

    The couple faces another life-altering decision when Rick gets an excellent career opportunity in another country.

  • Once and Again - Losing You (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Losing You

    Just when Lily begins to think life can't get any more complicated, it does as her mother starts to show early signs of Alzheimer's disease.

  • Once and Again - Experience Is the Teacher (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Experience Is the Teacher

    Grace pursues a relationship with her drama teacher and jeopardizes his career in the process.

  • Once and Again - Aaron's List of Dreams (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Aaron's List of Dreams

    When Lily's brother decides to move in with a young woman who is also mentally disabled, Lily finds it difficult to let him go.

  • Once and Again - One Step (Parent) Backward (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    One Step (Parent) Backward

    Sam decides fruition of his dream of committing to Judy and having a family is totally up to his 10-year-old son.

  • Once and Again - The Gay/Straight Alliance (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    The Gay/Straight Alliance

    Grace pursues her teacher, while Jessie develops an attraction to her friend Katie.

  • Once and Again - Falling in Place (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Falling in Place

    Family tensions mount due to Jessie's anxiety and guilt over her mother's slow recovery; Eli is in denial about the severity of his mom's condition.

  • Once and Again - Gardenia (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:


    A tragic accident sets up Karen for the toughest battle of her life.

  • Once and Again - Taking Sides (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Taking Sides

    Sam decides he wants more in his relationship with Judy; Jessie cancels plans with Karen in order to stay at Lily's house.

  • Once and Again - Pictures (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:


    Tiffany goes into labor during a Christmas celebration at Rick and Lily's home.

  • Once and Again - Tough Love (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Tough Love

    Both Eli and Grace learn a lesson about real self-confidence when he loses his job and she has her acting questioned.

  • Once and Again - The Sex Show (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    The Sex Show

    Lily and Rick struggle to keep their marriage exciting, after sex becomes awkward for the first time for them.

  • Once and Again - Chaos Theory (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Chaos Theory

    Thanksgiving brings bad tidings for Lily and Karen when they both suffer from unrealistic expectations.

  • Once and Again - Jake and the Women (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Jake and the Women

    When Lily offers to throw a baby shower for Tiffany, Jake begins to wonder what role he will have in his baby's life.

  • Once and Again - Destiny Turns on the Radio (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Destiny Turns on the Radio

    Lily's job interview at a radio station leads to a thrilling career opportunity.

  • Once and Again - Acting Out (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Acting Out

    Grace and Jessie compete for the lead role in the school play; Judy and Sam try to find meaning in their ambiguous relationship.

  • Once and Again - Kind of Blue (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Kind of Blue

    Samuel Blue (Steven Weber) returns to Rick's and Judy's lives.

  • Once and Again - The Awful Truth (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    The Awful Truth

    Grace is pushed to the limit by a tough new teacher; Jake's ego is tested after Judy enlists him to help with her new business.

  • Once and Again - Busted (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:


    Rick, Lily and the children try to adjust to the changes in their lives; Eli finds himself in legal trouble and seeks help from Grace.

  • Once and Again - The Second Time Around (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    The Second Time Around

    Rick and Lily both begin to think twice about getting married.

  • Once and Again - Movin' On (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Movin' On

    As Rick and his children prepare to move in with Lily, Eli feels pressure to choose between his family and his girlfriend.

  • Once and Again - Won't Someone Please Help George Bailey Tonight? (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    Won't Someone Please Help George Bailey Tonight?

    Rick sinks into a deep depression as the Atlantor investigation continues; Karen tries to hide her feelings for the district attorney who initially investigated Rick.

  • Once and Again - Armageddon, Part I (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Armageddon, Part I

    The Atlantor Project is targeted for a criminal investigation, which could mean an indictment for Rick.

  • Once and Again - Best of Enemies (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Best of Enemies

    Karen realizes the harder she tries to hold on to Jessie, the more she risks losing her; Lily continues with her wedding plans despite her sister's objections.

  • Once and Again - Forgive Us Our Trespasses (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Forgive Us Our Trespasses

    Lily (Sela Ward) is asked to work directly with Graham; Judy (Marin Hinkle) fears she may be the target of a stalker.

  • Once and Again - Aaron's Getting Better (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Aaron's Getting Better

    The family realizes Aaron hasn't made as much progress as they had hoped when he comes to Lily's place for an extended visit.

  • Once and Again - Standing Room Only (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Standing Room Only

    Rick and Lily tell the kids they are engaged and make plans to move in together; Jake tells the girls that there might be a new addition to the family.

  • Once and Again - The Other End of the Telescope (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    The Other End of the Telescope

    A disgruntled waiter threatens the lives of Jake and Grace and puts the future of Phil's restaurant in jeopardy.

  • Once and Again - Edifice Wrecked (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Edifice Wrecked

    Rick's (Billy Campbell) involvement in the Atlantor project compromises his relationship with Lily (Sela Ward) and his kids.

  • Once and Again - Suspicion (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:


    Lily must risk her job and her dignity when Graham's behavior becomes inappropriate.

  • Once and Again - Thieves Like Us (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Thieves Like Us

    Grace gets caught in the middle of Eli and Carla's destructive relationship.

  • Once and Again - Love's Laborer's Lost (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Love's Laborer's Lost

    Two men enter Judy's life at the same time; Eli has second thoughts about his involvement with a rebellious girl.

  • Once and Again - Scribbling Rivalry (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Scribbling Rivalry

    Lily seizes an opportunity to voice her ideas at work, even though she may have put her job on the line by doing so.

  • Once and Again - Life Out of Balance (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Life Out of Balance

    Lily and Rick (Sela Ward, Billy Campbell) deal with her possible pregnancy; Grace's (Julia Whelan) best friend catches Eli's (Shane West) eye.

  • Once and Again - Learner's Permit (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Learner's Permit

    Jake finally realizes the effects his indiscretions have had on his children; Grace gets her driver's permit.

  • Once and Again - Food for Thought (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Food for Thought

    Rick and Karen realize how much work they need to do on their own relationship when they bring Jessie to a psychiatrist to find out why she's not eating.

  • Once and Again - Ozymandias 2.0 (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Ozymandias 2.0

    Miles Drentell offers Rick an irresistible opportunity, which has the potential to destroy Rick's relationship with Lily.

  • Once and Again - Feast or Famine (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Feast or Famine

    Thanksgiving dinner brings Lily's and Rick's families together, reuniting Lily's mother and brother for the first time since her father's funeral.

  • Once and Again - I Can't Stand Up (for Falling Down) (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    I Can't Stand Up (for Falling Down)

    Eli, tired of his struggles in school, allows his love for music to propel him on a different path which shocks his parents.

  • Once and Again - Booklovers (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:


    Judy concentrates so hard on making her singles book club a success that she doesn't realize her answer to love could be closer than she thinks.

  • Once and Again - Wake Up, Little Susie (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Wake Up, Little Susie

    Lily and Rick finally have a chance to blend their families, but the transition does not go smoothly.

  • Once and Again - A Door About to Open (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    A Door About to Open

    Rick and Lily (Billy Campbell, Sela Ward), along with their children, may have a chance to catch a glimpse of the future.

  • Once and Again - Letting Go (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Letting Go

    Judy takes drastic measures when her passionate relationship with Samuel is discovered; Lily realizes how much she needs Rick when he gets sick.

  • Once and Again - My Brilliant Career (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    My Brilliant Career

    Lily's new job helps put her priorities in order; Grace makes a painful discovery that could alter her relationship with her father.

  • Once and Again - Cat-in-Hat (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:


    Karen's involvement with a younger man gets serious; Eli pits his parents against each other when their restrictions become unacceptable.

  • Once and Again - Strangers and Brothers (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Strangers and Brothers

    Aaron proves to be a source of comfort and renewal for the Manning family; Lily gains ground in the divorce proceedings.

  • Once and Again - Unfinished Business (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Unfinished Business

    Lily, her daughters and the rest of the family cope with a loss that will impact their lives forever.

  • Once and Again - Daddy's Girl (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Daddy's Girl

    Lily (Sela Ward) loses her patience with Jake (Jeffrey Nordling) and hires a divorce attorney; Grace (Julia Whelan) meets the perfect boy.

  • Once and Again - The Mystery Dance (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    The Mystery Dance

    Judy worries about her single life until she meets a man who could potentially fulfill her dreams; Lily and Rick begin repairing their damaged relationship.

  • Once and Again - Sneaky Feelings (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Sneaky Feelings

    Karen (Susanna Thompson) continues to be attracted to a younger man at work; Eli (Shane West) considers cheating on Jennifer (Kimberly McCullough). Guest star: James Eckhouse.

  • Once and Again - Mediation (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:


    Lily and Jake begin mediation prior to their divorce; Rick faces a difficult client named Miles Drentell.

  • Once and Again - The Gingerbread House (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    The Gingerbread House

    Rick reconsiders his plans for the holidays as well as his future when Jake and Lily's relationship takes an interesting turn.

  • Once and Again - Where There's Smoke (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Where There's Smoke

    Jake (Jeffrey Nordling) reaches out to Lily (Sela Ward) for comfort when he has business trouble; Eli (Shane West) moves into the basement.

  • Once and Again - Thanksgiving (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:


    Lily reaches out to her parents on Thanksgiving and realizes her father has difficulty deciding whose side of the divorce he is on.

  • Once and Again - Outside Hearts (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Outside Hearts

    Lily and Rick discover how difficult it is to allow teenagers to make their own mistakes when Eli and Grace attend a wild party.

  • Once and Again - The Past Is Prologue (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    The Past Is Prologue

    Lily and Rick deal with the ghosts of their marriages when Rick becomes consumed with a project at work.

  • Once and Again - The Ex-Files (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    The Ex-Files

    The complications of divorce become clear when Rick must spend time with Karen while Eli plays in a basketball tournament.

  • Once and Again - A Dream Deferred (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    A Dream Deferred

    Lily finally faces the fact that she is completely on her own; Judy begins to pull away when she realizes her sister's life is too crowded.

  • Once and Again - Let There Be Dragons (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Let There Be Dragons

    Rick's children meet Lily for the first time under awkward circumstances, and Jessie lashes out at her dad when she realizes her parents will never reconcile.

  • Once and Again - Liars and Other Strangers (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Liars and Other Strangers

    Rick and Lily give up trying to hide their feelings for each other; Eli feels the need to protect his mother from his father's new romance.

  • Once and Again - The Scarlet Letter Jacket (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The Scarlet Letter Jacket

    Rick and Lily's families come together at the school carnival, which proves to be a little too much for those involved.

  • Once and Again - Let's Spend the Night Together (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Let's Spend the Night Together

    Rick and Lily consider whether they should take their relationship a step further; Eli becomes more serious with Jennifer.

  • Once and Again - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    Two people (Billy Campbell, Sela Ward), each divorced and raising children, meet and get another chance at love.

  • Once and Again - Daddy's Girl (Episode 37)
    Episode 37:

    Daddy's Girl

    Lily pierde la paciencia por culpa de Jake y contrata un abogado de divorcios; Grace conoce a un chico.

  • Once and Again - The Mystery Dance (Episode 36)
    Episode 36:

    The Mystery Dance

    Judy reflexiona sobre su soltería hasta que conoce al hombre de sus sueños; Lily y Rick se reconcilian.

  • Once and Again - Sneaky Feelings (Episode 30)
    Episode 30:

    Sneaky Feelings

    Karen se siente atraída por un hombre más joven en su trabajo; Eli podría engañar a Jennifer.

  • Once and Again - Mediation (Episode 29)
    Episode 29:


    Lily y Jake empiezan una mediación antes de su divorcio; Rick se enfrenta a Miles Drentell, un cliente difícil.

  • Once and Again - The Gingerbread House (Episode 28)
    Episode 28:

    The Gingerbread House

    La relación entre Lily y Jake da un giro inesperado, obligando a Rick a reconsiderar sus planes vacacionales.

  • Once and Again - Where There's Smoke (Episode 27)
    Episode 27:

    Where There's Smoke

    Jake se apoya en Lily, cuando se encuentra con problemas de negocios; Eli se muda al sótano.

  • Once and Again - Thanksgiving (Episode 26)
    Episode 26:


    Lily habla con sus padres y se da cuenta que su padre tiene dificultades decidiendo qué aspecto del divorcio le favorece.

  • Once and Again - Outside Hearts (Episode 25)
    Episode 25:

    Outside Hearts

    Lily y Rick descubren qué difícil es permitir que una joven cometa sus propios errores cuando Eli y Grace van a una fiesta descontrolada.

  • Once and Again - The Past Is Prologue (Episode 24)
    Episode 24:

    The Past Is Prologue

    Lily y Rick enfrentan a los espíritus de sus matrimonios cuando Rick realiza un proyecto en el trabajo.

  • Once and Again - The Ex-Files (Episode 23)
    Episode 23:

    The Ex-Files

    Las complicaciones del divorcio se ven claramente cuando Rick debe estar con Karen mientras Eli juega en un torneo de baloncesto.

  • Once and Again - A Dream Deferred (Episode 22)
    Episode 22:

    A Dream Deferred

    Lily enfrenta la realidad de estar sola; Jully empieza a distanciarse de su hermana.

  • Once and Again - Let There Be Dragons (Episode 21)
    Episode 21:

    Let There Be Dragons

    Rick presenta a Lily a los niños en circunstancias comprometedoras.

  • Once and Again - Liars and Other Strangers (Episode 20)
    Episode 20:

    Liars and Other Strangers

    Rick Y Lily se dan por vencidos al tratar de esconder sus sentimientos; Eli siente la necesidad de proteger a su madre del nuevo romance de su padre.

  • Once and Again - The Scarlet Letter Jacket (Episode 19)
    Episode 19:

    The Scarlet Letter Jacket

    Las familias de Rick y Lily vienen juntas al carnaval de la escuela, lo que implica bastante de quienes están involucrados.

  • Once and Again - Let's Spend the Night Together (Episode 18)
    Episode 18:

    Let's Spend the Night Together

    Rick y Lily piensan seguir adelante con su relación; Eli se molesta con Jennifer.