Written by: Brett Piaskoski
Directed by: Larry McLean
Aired on Nickelodeon: August 27, 2000
at 8:00 p.m.
My Overall Opinion of
I enjoyed this episode for a couple of reasons. First,
the friendship between Caitlin and Annie was highlighted for
the last time. Second, several events in this episode were quite amusing,
like when Caitlin and Eric had a fight with ketchup bottles, and when
Caitlin dumped a milkshake on Taylor.
Cynthia Belliveau -- Dori Lowe
Bob Chomyn -- Joey Delvechio
Julianna Enciu - Annie
Lindsay Felton -- Caitlin Seeger
Brendan Fletcher -- Eric Anderson
Jeremy Foley -- Griffen Lowe
Chris Kramer -- Price Weathers
Tania Saulnier -- Taylor Langford
Ken Tremblett -- Jim Lowe
Stephen Warner -- Brett Stevens
"Old Guitar" -- Carson Cole
"Rat Race" -- Carson Cole
"Red River" -- Carson Cole
"Something's Wrong Around Here" -- Carson
"Talk is Cheap" -- Carson Cole
"Wishing for a Sail" -- Dig Circus
"Did it End?" -- superGARAGE
"Post Teen Crisis" -- superGARAGE
"Rank" -- superGARAGE
Annie works at the diner. She wants to go to her cousin's
wedding, but Joey (the owner of the diner) won't give her the time
off unless someone works for her. She asks Caitlin to take her shifts.
Caitlin says yes. All does not go smoothly, however. Caitlin shows a
negative attitude on the job. She gives people the wrong orders. She is
impatient and rude. Things get much worse when Taylor and her friends show
up. They take the top off a container of sugar and turn it upside down.
They then ask Caitlin to clean up their table. When Caitlin picks up the
container, all of the sugar pours out. Taylor and her friends laugh. Caitlin
strikes back by dumping a milkshake on Taylor's head. Joey fires Caitlin.
However, Joey later gives Caitlin a second chance. Caitlin comes back
with a better attitude. She is patient, respectful, and friendly. Her attitude
is again put to the test when Taylor deliberately trips Caitlin, which causes
Caitlin to drop an entire food and beverage order on the floor. Caitlin
is tempted to strike back; but she doesn't. She remains calm, concentrates
on doing her job, and controls her anger. Joey kicks Taylor out of the
diner. Caitlin's says in her closing epilogue: "So maybe to an outsider,
it looks like nothing ever happens in High River. But if you live here,
you know it's the kind of place where serving cheeseburgers and french fries
ends up teaching you a life lesson."
1. This episode has several very funny
"one-liners." Just before Caitlin and Eric have an all-out "war" with
ketchup bottles, Caitlin thinks to herself, "I have a feeling the peace
and quiet of High River is about to end!" When Annie asks Caitlin
to work for her, Caitlin says, "I need the money, and since the school's
really touchy about gambling, I figure this is as good a way as any!"
And finally, just before Caitlin dumps the milkshake on Taylor, Caitlin
says, "Here goes my shot at employee of the month!"
2. After she is fired, Caitlin returns to the diner to ask Joey
for a second chance. Joey says, "Forget about it!" He tells her that
he would rather have Annie working for him. He says Annie is friendly
and responsible, and that she has never once dumped a milkshake on a customer's
head. Caitlin responds, "You know what the sad thing is? That's not the
first time I've done that." Joey says, "If you're trying to convince me
to let you back, you're doing a horrible job." Caitlin responds, "Look,
anger is the only way I know how to deal with things. But I don't wanna'
be that person anymore. I want this job. I need to prove to myself that
I can do it." Joey then agrees to give Caitlin a second chance.
3. This is the last episode that features
Annie (Julianna Enciu). This is rather disappointing because
she was only just beginning to play a major role in the series.
Annie's soft-spoken and gentle character was quite a contrast to
Caitlin's aggressive and surly character. Although their personalities
were extremely different from each other, they seemed to balance
each other out. It was interesting to see such a strong friendship
form between two very different characters. Annie made her first
appearance in the episode Caitlin's
First Dance. She showed up as a visitor at the school dance
and she danced with Griffen. Her next appearance was as a swing
dance instructor in Puppy Love.
Caitlin and Annie weren't developing a friendship yet, but Griffen
had quite a crush on her. She also appeared briefly in The Candidate and Playing Caitlin, but her role in those
episodes was quite minor. We didn't really begin to see her develop
a deep friendship with Caitlin until the episode Truth or Dare. And now, just when their friendship
becomes strong, she disappears from the series entirely. This
is her last appearance on "Caitlin's Way."
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