Hidden Palms Episodes

2007, TV Show

Hidden Palms Episode: "Party Hardy"

Season 1, Episode 3
Episode Synopsis: Johnny leaves Nikki alone at his house for an hour and she promptly falls off the wagon when some friends show up. Meanwhile, Greta confronts Cliff about harassing Johnny; and Cliff's mom invites her new boyfriend to move in, much to Cliff's dismay.
Original Air Date: Jun 13, 2007

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Season 1, Episode 3
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Length: 42:21
Aired: 6/13/2007

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June 13, 2007: "Some of Us Are the Demons" Season 1, Episode 3

Well, we're three weeks into this new teen drama, and tonight's episode was the one that pulled me in. Up until now, I wasn't sure I wanted to keep watching, but I see more potential for this Palm Springs crew now that I'm getting to know them a little better. Plus, Taylor Handley keeps impressing me with every episode, so he's a big part of this soapy summer indulgence for me. So, the big reveal tonight was Liza sending the instant messages and old blog videos to Johnny. Clearly she knows the truth, and I'm not surprised, considering she seems to be the eyes that witness a lot of neighborhood activity. But I'm ready to hear about the murder. Throughout the episode, my mind kept yelling, "What is the truth?!" Watching that old video of Greta and Eddie didn't really explain anything further except for the obvious fact that Greta can't let go of it all, which we already knew from her moments with Cliff. Speaking of Cliff, what is he hiding? One minute, he's the devil, the next, he's completely lost and neglected. His mother bothers me. What is going on with her? She seems to be covering up the fact that she can't land a decent man by submitting to the idea of continuously dating liars and cheats. How sad and compelling at the same time. She has her own story and I really want to know more about Cliff's dad, because we're witnessing the wake of whatever disaster he was a part of, but it's too early to know all the facts. Still, seeing Cliff struggle with his mother's personal life only highlights the fact that he too is alone and unsupervised. And Travis is up for the challenge. I loved when Cliff called him out on his so-called NFL career. "You should really Google yourself sometime." I actually laughed out loud at that one. The writers are definitely keeping me interested with the big murder mystery, but that quote above was another reason I'm starting to like this show - the small handfuls of sarcasm thrown into the mix. Here are a few more favorites from tonight: "Are we jealous of Dead Guy now? Is that blood on the ceiling?" - Nikki "I'm a circle of one, I could spin around." - Liza "Now, where's the damn crackpipe?" - Johnny I'm wondering if we'll see Nikki again after seeing her walk off down the road. She was starting to get on my nerves, even though Tessa Thompson provided a believable portrayal of her character. The fact that the impromptu party grew that quickly is ridiculous, but hey, kids roll around on wet golf courses in this town, so an out-of-control, last-minute bash isn't so out of the ordinary. Cliff finding out that Nikki and Johnny are in AA and then encouraging them to drink was disappointing, but I loved seeing Liza walk in feeling shy and nervous to see her crush - lab goggles nowhere to be seen and that lip gloss she practiced applying looking cute, but not cute enough to trump Greta just yet. By the way, does Greta look different every week to anyone else? The running theme is pretty clear here: teenagers lost in their sorrows looking for love and answers. All of them different stories with the same umbrella hanging overhead: fear. Liza's afraid of opening up, Cliff's afraid of being left out, Nikki's afraid of starting over, Greta's afraid of the past and the future. Johnny's the only one I have a hard time blatantly describing. He's complex in his own way but has this optimism that peeks through, too. He wants to know the truth, not hide from it. Plus, he doesn't believe in circles. What's more open-minded than that? Feel free to throw out your own themes, umbrellas and character assessments below. Feed into the drama. Why not, right? Watch more Hidden Palms in our Online Video Guide. show less
Well, we're three weeks into this new teen drama, and tonight's episode was the one that pulled me in. Up until now, I wasn't sure I wanted to keep watching, but I see more potential for this Palm Springs crew now that I'm getting to know them a little better. Plus, Taylor Handley keeps impressing me with every episode, so he's a big part of this soapy summer indulgence for me.So, the big reveal tonight was Liza sending the instant messages and old blog videos to Johnny. Clearly she knows the truth, and I'm not surprised, considering she seems to be the eyes that witness a lot of neighborhood activity. But I'm ready to hear about the murder. Throughout the episode, my mind kept yelling, "What is the truth?!" Watching that old video of Greta and Eddie didn't really explain anything further except for the obvious fact that Greta can't let go of it all, which we already knew from her moments with Cliff.Speaking of Cliff, what is he hiding? One minute, he's the devil, the next, he's com... read more

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Premiered: May 30, 2007, on CW
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Premise: An idyllic desert community holds dark secrets that teen Johnny Miller uncovers after moving there with his newly remarried mother and stepfather.

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