If you're not watching October Road, you should be.
You see, if you grew up watching Dawson's Creek, you'll get it. If you're in your teens, twenties, thirties, or still have the mentality to feel like you're that age, you'll get it. And you'll not only get it, but you'll love it.
Laura Prepon, who stars in the show as Hannah, told me that one of her friends refers to the show as "a warm cup of hot cocoa," which is exactly what it is. There's no crazy backdrop (like a hospital or remote island). It's just a show about people... people we care about.
We want to know if Owen (Brad Henke) and his wife will remain together. Will Physical Phil (Jay Paulson) ever get out of the house? Who is Hannah's son's father—Nick (Bryan Greenberg), Eddie (Geoff Stults), Gavin Goddard or someone else? Can Janet (Rebecca Field) and Eddie's relationship truly flourish? Are Hannah and Big Cat (Warren Christie) going to say "I do"? Will Ikey (Evan Jones) ever rejoin his pals? And, most importantly, when will we see another air guitar band scene?
Luckily, we have some of those answers.
Who Is Sam's Father?
As we saw in the first few episodes, Eddie and Hannah have a secret about Sam's paternity. Though we won't find out who Sam's dad is in the first thirteen episodes, October Road executive producer Josh Appelbaum said they want people to know sooner than later.
"We're not wanting to piss the audience off. There will be a myriad of revelations that will inform ten years ago and what's going on and Hannah's perspective on it."
Janet and Eddie
Just when these two were getting good—heck, Eddie even forgave Janet for accidentally buying him a wolf for Christmas—there are going to be some hiccups.
First, someone from Eddie's past will come to town and "big insecurities are brought up in Janet," Appelbaum said. Then, "in a later episode we'll see Janet and Eddie onscreen having sex for the first time." Oh la la!
Of course, ladies, that also means we'll get to see hottie Geoff Stults sans shirt. Get the pause button on your TiVo's ready!
Ikey and The Guys
Now that everyone knows that Ikey cheated with Owen's wife, their relationship is "very fractured for a good long while... and eventually Ikey will go over to the dark side, so to speak." Does the Dark Side mean befriending Ray Cataldo, aka Big Cat? Probably. So sad!
Plus, there's a very dramatic event later in the season involving one of the buddies, and Ikey's going to choose whose side he'll be on. Will it be good or bad? Read on...
Air Guitar Band
With Ikey gone, the band is no more. "We consciously do not want to have a full on jamming scene until Ikey's back in the band," Appelbaum said. And when it does happen? "It's a f*cking awesome moment." ...meaning Owen and the guys will find a way to forgive Ikey.