As much as I liked last week's episode, there was something that felt off. I was worried this indescribible something would taint the whole season. And then "Extra Ordinary" comes along and proves that the Everwood writers are at the top of their game. The way they showed the growth of both Doctors and their children and intermingled the plotlines was excellent. And the moment when Andy took Ephram out of the SAT prep class made me want to cheer. I'm also glad to see Bright getting a little character development, and that even when they put a character on the backburner, like they did with Amy, they can still further the ongoing arc. Everwood does decent event episodes. But where it really shines is in the episodes in between. For most shows, these would be filler; for Everwood they are the lifeblood of the town. And the way they can hint at change like Dr. Brown regaining his confidence without hammering it into the audience is so refreshing. It's nice to see a show with the patience to resolve problems gradually over the course of several episodes (but also when to have resolution so as not to string the audience along indefinitely.) What a wonderful show. And thank God for the WB; on the main networks this show would have gone the way of 'The Education of Max Bickford' and other shows which dared to trust in the intellect of their audience.