Mary Elizabeth, an outgoing white girl, and Rene, a shy black girl, become close friends as they grow up in 1960's Alabama. Their friendship comes to an end, however, when Mary Elizabeth (... See full summary »

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 Mary Elizabeth 'M.E.' Sims / ... (88 episodes, 1998-2002)
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 Rene Jackson (88 episodes, 1998-2002)
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 Colliar Sims (83 episodes, 1998-2002)
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 Kelly Sims / ... (70 episodes, 1998-2002)
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 Young Rene Jackson (66 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Young Mary Elizabeth 'M.E.' O'Brien (66 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Catherine O'Brien (56 episodes, 1998-2002)
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 Davis Sims (41 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Ajoni Williams (39 episodes, 1998-2002)
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 James Jackson (36 episodes, 1998-2002)
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Mary Elizabeth, an outgoing white girl, and Rene, a shy black girl, become close friends as they grow up in 1960's Alabama. Their friendship comes to an end, however, when Mary Elizabeth (ME) gets pregnant and Rene doesn't support her decision to keep the child and marry her boyfriend. Thirty years later, ME is still living in Alabama with her husband as they struggle to make ends meet. Rene, meanwhile is a successful attorney working in Washington. After the death of her father, Rene decides to move back to her old hometown, where she meets ME again. As the pair resume their old friendship, they reminisce on old times and the events that occurred after splitting up. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The Paid Our Dues Productions logo featured in the closing credits shows a bartender removing an empty mug from on top of a coaster that has the production company's logo on it. The drinker drops money onto the bar to pay for the drink: a quarter, one dime, two nickels, and two pennies for a total of forty-seven cents. See more »

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Sarah Jackson: After what that man did to us 35 years ago, this is nothing.
Bill Moody: What did O'Brien 35 years ago?
Rene Jackson: Let's just say I breathed a sigh of relief every night when my father came home.
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Any Day Now
Written by Burt Bacharach, Bob Hilliard
Sung by Lori Perry
Arranged by Susan Marder
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great !
12 October 2001 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

It's only the second season over here but so far it's the best TV drama I have ever seen. The actors are great ! I can't count the times I sat and watched with tears in my eyes. It's a real emotional roller coaster.


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