Written by: Brent Piaskoski
Directed by: Jane Thompson
Aired on Nickelodeon: March 12, 2000 at 8:00 p.m.
My Overall Opinion of the Episode:
This is one of the best episodes of Season One. Lindsay Felton
gives an excellent portrayal of Caitlin's surly and tenacious personality,
while at the same time highlighting the sensitive and softer side of her
Philip Akin -- Mr. Watson
James Baker -- Stan Pederson
Cynthia Belliveau -- Dori Lowe
Lindsay Felton -- Caitlin Seeger
Jeremy Foley -- Griffen Lowe
Ken Tremblett -- Jim Lowe
Stephen Warner -- Brett Stevens
"What a Way to Run a Railroad" -- Cooper, Kennedy, Lazarowich
"Haunted" -- Dick 'N' Jane
"Wishing for a Sail" -- Dig Circus
"Esquire Lounge" -- The Dino Martini's
It has been five days since Caitlin moved to Montana to live with
the Lowes. Griffen goes into Caitlin's room to look for one of his game
cartridges. Griffen finds his cartridge and then begins to snoop through
Caitlin's drawers. Caitlin walks in and catches him. This initiates an
intense argument between them. Their fighting doesn't stop there. They
argue about everything, including who gets the last pancake at breakfast.
Griffen becomes intensely furious after Caitlin takes Griffen's favorite
shirt and uses it as a rag to clean her boots. Griffen tries to get his
shirt back but Caitlin refuses to give it back. They fight over the shirt
until Caitlin grabs Griffen and puts him in a headlock. They are both grounded
by Jim and Dori and are told that they have to make dinner together. Their
troubles continue the next day at school. Caitlin follows Griffen into
the men's bathroom. They end up getting detention when Mr. Watson, the
grammar and literature teacher, walks in on them and gets sprayed with a
can of a pop that Griffen meant to spray on Caitlin. They miss the bus.
They cut through a field while walking home, ignoring a "No Trespassing"
sign. Shortly thereafter, they find themselves being chased by a rather
angry bull! They barely escape! Meanwhile, Caitlin's horse Bandit escapes
from the ranch and runs free. Jim and Dori eventually find Bandit on the
street but they are afraid to approach him because he is acting wild. Caitlin
walks up to Bandit and calms him down. Griffen and Caitlin, acting much
more civil toward each other, walk Bandit back to the ranch.
1. When Caitlin catches Griffen snooping in her room, Caitlin angrily
says, "I swear! If you touched any of my stuff--" Griffen shouts back,
"Why would I touch any of your stuff?" Caitlin answers, "For the same
reason you came in my room! You're a dorky little snoop!" Griffen says,
"Reality check! A week ago this was my game room! I never even heard
of you! So you're in my space, not the other way around!" Caitlin
fires back, "I had no choice! I was blackmailed into moving into this
dump!" Griffen responds, "Dump??? My parents took you, a stranger, and
put a roof over your head! You should be grateful!" Caitlin responds,
"How grateful can I be? You're here!" As Griffen turns to leave, Caitlin
shouts, "Hey, jerk!" Griffen turns around. Caitlin throws a cushion at
him and says, "Never come in here again!" Griffen angrily responds, "I won't!"
2. After being let go from their detention, Griffen and Caitlin
argue in the hallway of the school. Caitlin says, "You don't have a clue
what I've been through!" Griffen responds, "You know, you're not the only
kid in the world who's had bad stuff happen to her! Maybe you should just
get over feeling sorry for yourself!" Caitlin angrily responds, "Don't
you dare tell me how to feel! You have no idea what I've been through and
how I've lived! Your biggest concern is whether or not you're gonna' catch
some stupid bus home! Some nights, I didn't even know where home was!
So don't you ever tell me how I should feel again!"
3. Dori is happy when Griffen and Caitlin walk Bandit home together.
Dori says to Jim, "Well, they finally worked out their differences. Maybe
now there will be some peace in the house." Jim knows that it will not
be that simple and that Griffen and Caitlin will have many more conflicts.
Jim says to Dori, "It is so obvious you were an only child."
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