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Any Day Now Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

22 Episodes 1998 - 1999

Episode 1

Pilot Episode

Tue, Aug 18, 1998 60 mins

In the pilot, estranged friends Rene (Lorraine Toussaint) and Mary Elizabeth (Annie Potts) have a bittersweet reunion that's framed by flashbacks to the 1960s. Jackson: Courtney B. Vance. Colliar: Chris Mulkey. Jeff Bleckner directed.

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Episode 2

Huh?

Tue, Aug 25, 1998 60 mins

A family-law case tests Rene, who's representing a rape victim whose assailant now wants shared custody of the child he fathered. M.E.: Annie Potts. Judge: James Pickens Jr. Donna: Lisa Sheridan. Carter Trent: Chris Wiehl.

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Episode 3

Eve of Destruction

Tue, Sep 1, 1998 60 mins

A mean-spirited neighbor sues M.E., who turns for help to Rene in a property-damage case that escalates into a nasty wrangle over the Sims' dog. Lurla: Anne Haney. M.E.: Annie Potts. Rene: Lorraine Toussaint. Colliar: Chris Mulkey. Graham: Don McManus.

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Episode 4

It's Called Depression

Tue, Sep 8, 1998 60 mins

Parallel plots pilot the romantic ups and downs in the relationships between M.E. and Colliar; and between Rene and the new love in her life, an Atlanta reporter (Carl Lumbly). M.E.: Annie Potts. Rene: Lorraine Toussaint. Colliar: Chris Mulkey.

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Episode 5

Freedomland

Tue, Sep 15, 1998 60 mins

Rene is troubled by revelations of infidelity by her revered father as she readies a speech honoring him. Meanwhile, M.E. is concerned about her husband's flirtatiousness. Opal: L. Scott Caldwell. Sara: Donzaleigh Abernathy. Rene: Lorraine Toussaint.

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Episode 6

No Comment

Tue, Sep 29, 1998 60 mins

Clifton Davis ("Amen") plays a city councilman accused of taking kickbacks in an episode that also flashes back to a civil-rights march in 1963 Birmingham. Rene: Lorraine Toussaint. M.E.: Annie Potts. Kern: Gregory Itzen. Graham: Don McManus.

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Episode 7

Please Don't Tell My Mother

Tue, Oct 6, 1998 60 mins

Domestic discord at the Sims' house embroils M.E. and her daughter Kelly, who's getting far too involved with a fast crowd of high-schoolers. Kelly: Olivia Friedman. Rene: Lorraine Toussaint. Colliar: Chris Mulkey. Young Rene: Shari Dyon Perry.

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Episode 8

Courage...It Means 'Heart'

Tue, Oct 13, 1998 60 mins

Millie Perkins (who played the title role in the 1959 film "The Diary of Anne Frank") portrays M.E.'s failing grandmother, a reluctant new resident at the Sims house. M.E.: Annie Potts. Rene: Lorraine Toussaint. Colliar: Chris Mulkey. Matt: William Converse-Roberts.

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Episode 9

You Shoulda Seen My Daddy, Mama

Tue, Oct 20, 1998 60 mins

A legal battle pits Rene against an old foe (David Andrews), a sharp lawyer who's representing an insurance company in an AIDS case. Rene: Lorraine Toussaint. M.E.: Annie Potts. Margaret Turner: Elizabeth Dennehy. Graham: Don McManus.

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Episode 10

Call Him Johnny

Tue, Oct 27, 1998 60 mins

Race intrudes upon an adoption case, in which the foster parents are white and the child black; and, in flashbacks to 1963, relations among youths. M.E.: Annie Potts. Rene: Lorraine Toussaint. Johnny: Ian Bohen. Colliar: Chris Mulkey.

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Episode 11

It's Who You Sleep With

Tue, Nov 3, 1998 60 mins

A civil-rights case involving a lesbian couple entangles Rene with a representative of a fictitious group called the Alabama Values Committee. Rene: Lorraine Toussaint. M.E.: Annie Potts. Colliar: Chris Mulkey. Olivia: Justina Machado.

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Episode 12

Salamanders

Tue, Dec 1, 1998 60 mins

Past incidents of KKK terror figure in Rene's legal battle on behalf of a vocal client, whose claim to valuable farmland hinges on a contested will made out in 1922. Jewel: Kimberly Scott. Rene: Lorraine Toussaint. M.E.: Annie Potts. Granny: Phyllis Applegate.

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Episode 13

I Feel Awful

Tue, Dec 8, 1998 60 mins

Delta Burke guests as M.E.'s flamboyant older sister, whose visit awakens unpleasant childhood memories and sparks discord between M.E. and Colliar. M.E.: Annie Potts. Rene: Lorraine Toussaint. Michael: Anthony Lee. Colliar: Chris Mulkey.

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Episode 14

Quit Bein' Such a Scaredy Cat

Tue, Dec 15, 1998 60 mins

In parallel stories, Rene is stalked by the misguided lothario she once rebuffed; and, in a flashback to 1963, young Rene is traumatized by a Klan rally. Rene: Lorraine Toussaint. M.E.: Annie Potts. Colliar: Chris Mulkey. Grandma Otis: Millie Perkins.

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Episode 15

Blue

Tue, Jan 5, 1999 60 mins

In flashbacks to 1963, Jasmine Guy guests as young Rene's spirited, outspoken aunt, a professional singer battling segregation. Young Rene: Shari Dyon Perry. Danny: Tony Colitti. Rene: Lorraine Toussaint.

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Episode 16

It's Your Problem, Not Mine

Tue, Jan 12, 1999 60 mins

Surprising prejudices arise from a relationship between the Sims' daughter Kelly and a black teen. Meanwhile, Rene represents a drug dealer who says he was beaten by a cop. Ajoni: Derrex Brady. M.E.: Annie Potts. Jimmy: Randall Slavin.

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Episode 17

Trust Me

Tue, Jan 19, 1999 60 mins

Relationships with newly met men test M.E., who's hit on by a younger worker at her husband's construction site; and Rene, who's involved with a police detective. M.E.: Annie Potts. Rene: Lorraine Toussaint. Sam: Greg Vaughn. Det. Moody: Richard Biggs.

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Episode 18

I Wish You Could Understand

Tue, Jan 26, 1999 60 mins

Racial "humor" provokes discord, especially between Rene and a white fireman---an antagonist from her youth who dons blackface to perform on a float. Tully: Troy Evans. M.E.: Annie Potts. Graham: Don McManus. Colliar: Chris Mulkey.

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Episode 19

Chapter One

Tue, Feb 9, 1999 60 mins

Romantic complications perplex Rene, who has a telling meeting with her beau's ex. Meanwhile, aspiring novelist M.E. battles writer's block. M.E.: Annie Potts. Claire: Charlayne Woodard. Bill: Richard Biggs. Young M.E.: Mae Middleton.

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Episode 20

I'm Not Emotional

Tue, Feb 16, 1999 60 mins

An obscenity case pits Rene against a strip-club owner who's put up a racy billboard near her office; sexist issues alienate M.E. and Colliar (Chris Mulkey). Davis: Christopher Winsor. Bill: Richard Biggs. Sara: Donzaleigh Abernathy.

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Episode 21

Music from My Life

Tue, Mar 2, 1999 60 mins

Delta Burke guests as M.E.'s flashy elder sister, who entertains her sib and Rene during their bustling weekend in Los Angeles. Robert Urich and Bob Barker appear as themselves. M.E.: Annie Potts. Rene: Lorraine Toussaint. Rex: Mark Dobies. Colliar: Chris Mulkey.

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Episode 22

It's About the Heart

Tue, Mar 9, 1999 60 mins

An ongoing search for M.E.'s inexplicably missing husband heightens her anxieties and triggers flashbacks to her youth, when JFK's assassination stirred similar distress. M.E.: Annie Potts. Rene: Lorraine Toussaint. Colliar: Chris Mulkey. Young M.E.: Mae Middleton.

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