Before he left town, Nick Garrett told his high school girlfriend, Hannah Daniels, he s be back in six weeks. Now, ten years later, he has returned, and the jilted-but-never-married Hannah, has forgotten Nick s unfulfilled promise and moved on with her life. She is a single mom raising a nine-year-old son, the bright and charming Sam. Hannah is involved with Ray Big Cat Cataldo, the former high school bully, whose mission in life has previously been to bestow misery on Nick and his friends. While Nick sorts out his life, he moves into his childhood home with his father, a widower affectionately referred to as the Commander. Nick makes a new friend and potential partner in Aubrey, a pretty college student and fledgling writer, whose bohemian style intrigues him. Nick realizes he has several reasons for staying in Knights Ridge, especially making amends to those close to him. He has broken promises and portrayed them unfavorably in his successful book. Nick also sees undeniable coincidences surrounding Hannah s son, leading him to believe he might be Sam s father. Although Nick does not regret fulfilling his mother s dying wish of experiencing life outside Knights Ridge, he finds himself oddly compelled to staying in town. He realizes the road ahead is rocky, but embraces the familiarity of his former life, and is willing to confront the struggles and challenges to be included again among those he has let down.
is a powerful drama about friendship, love, and change that ended too soon--luckily, the closure that fans have craved since the series was cancelled in 2008 is finally here. Who knew it was possible to successfully wrap up all those loose ends in a mere 10-minute bonus feature? The second season of October Road
opens just after Nick (Bryan Greenberg) has confessed his eternal love to Hannah Jane (Laura Prepon) and follows Owen's (Brad William Henke) desperate flight to New York in response to his wife Allison (Elizabeth Bogush)'s affair with his best friend Ikey (Evan Jones). Nick and Eddie (Geoff Stults) set off to bring Owen back to Knights Ridge, though even if they succeed, things will never be the same between Owen and Allison or between old friends Nick, Eddie, Owen, Ikey, and Physical Phil (Jay Paulson). As the season progresses, Big Cat's (Warren Christie) marriage proposal to Hannah stirs up all sorts of internal and external conflicts about everything from the long-kept secret of Sam's (Slade Pearce) father's identity to a brewing custody battle between Big Cat and his ex-wife Christine. Owen and Nick embark on an uncomfortable pilgrimage to help Owen face the details of Allison's affair and the holidays come and go, bringing with them difficult memories, varying expectations, and unexpected truths. And then there's the unlikely relationship between Eddie and Janet (Rebecca Field)--a virtual rollercoaster ride of emotion and self-doubt. The Commander's (Tom Berenger) surprise bout with bone cancer inspires introspection, reflection, an impromptu night of old-style "living" with the boys, and a new commitment to the here and now. It also demands that Nick decide whether he'll run away from his problems as he's done in the past, or stand his ground to do what he ultimately knows is right. What's crystal clear throughout the entire October Road
series is that every action has far-reaching repercussions and that true friendship is both powerful and limited. While fans will likely never be truly satisfied with anything less than several more seasons of October Road
, the 10-minute bonus "Road's End: the Final Chapter," created specifically for the DVD, offers the next best thing: a closing mini-episode that answers the questions: the identity of Sam's father, the fate of Nick and Hannah's intense relationship, and a look at how the whole gang is doing seven years down the road. Other bonus features include three minutes of bloopers and a six-minute behind-the-scenes guided tour of the sets. --Tami Horiuchi