Being Erica: Season 1, Episode 4

The Secret of Now (26 Jan. 2009)

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Erica starts her job at River Rock Publishing, and travels back to April 1995 to confront her creative-writing professor.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Strange (credit only)
Kathleen Laskey ...
Barb Strange (credit only)
Samantha Strange (credit only)
Josh MacIntosh (credit only)
Jenny Zalen (credit only)
Katie Atkins (credit only)
Leo Strange (credit only)
David Fox ...


Erica feels likes it's going to be a good day. She is basking in the aftermath of her first kiss with Ethan, with who she sees a potentially happy future despite their long friendship and him still being married to Claire. And she's starting her new job - albeit in an extremely junior position - as an editorial assistant at River Rock Publishing. Her day quickly goes downhill when she meets her new boss, Julianne Giacomelli, a young, controlling, confrontational, passive-aggressive bully of a person, who seems to relish in embarrassing Erica. To Erica, Julianne is a younger, female version of her first year university creative writing professor, Antonin Lozar. Because of the emotional scars from that class, Erica has never done any creative writing since. Dr. Tom sends her back to Professor Lozar's class to defend what she considers a true indication of who she is as a person, her poem entitled "Snowflakes". Will her new experience with Professor Lozar prepare her to handle Julianne? Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy





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Judith: [questioning Erica about her first kiss with Ethan] The kiss - scale of one to ten.
Erica Strange: [without hesitation] Ten... thousand.
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Written by Lily Frost (as Lindsey Davis) and José Miguel Contreras (as José Contreras)
Performed by Lily Frost
Courtesy of Aporia Records Inc.
Published by Aporetic Music Publishing (SOCAN)
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The Secret of Now (#1.4)
10 July 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This was a great episode. The scene when Erica is reading "Hit me baby one more time" (4 years before it comes out) as if it is a great poem is absolutely hilarious. Great idea.

I also like the characters in this episode. The professor is a well created and performed character. I also like her new work team, a very interesting and funny crowd that will be a source of great stories in the near future.

So as we see Erica won't be dating Ethan yet. I am kind of glad about it and I did like the scene where he tells her that he needs a friend. A great solution to not make them start dating so early

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