"This is what it cost! Your drinking made me CUT myself!"
“Anywhere I Lay My Head”
Season 4, Episode 5
September 28, 2004
October 22, 2004
Ellie's alcoholic mom takes a turn for the worse and becomes a danger to both of them. Ellie can barely survive at home anymore, but her mother can't survive without her. She has to make a decision whether to move in with Sean, or stay with her mother. Meanwhile, Manny and Spinner connect at the school's car wash.
Ellie has had to take care of her mother ever since she started drinking again, and she's tired of it. She puts her foot down soon after her mother burned the house down due to her drinking. Ellie tells her that she's going to sleep over at Ashley's house but really, she is going to stay over at Sean's. Her mom gets suspicious and goes over to Ashley's house to see if she had been staying there—and to her surprise Ellie isn't. Ellie's mom suspects her to be at Sean's house, so she races to his house and finds her there. Ellie's mom was so mad, she slapped Sean. After that, her and Ellie have a talk and Ellie opens up about her cutting, telling her that she is the reason she cuts. Ellie then shows her her arm, and tells her mom that she needs to move in with Sean. Her mother approved it—saddened and shocked. Ellie moves in with Sean in this episode.
- This marks the episode where Ellie moves into Sean's apartment.
- This marks the ferret, Bueller Nash's, first appearance.
- This marks Darcy Edwards' first appearance. She is seen at the car wash when she meets her future boyfriend, Spinner.
- This episode is named "Anywhere I Lay My Head" by Tom Waits.
- This marks Manny's second time flirting with someone else's boyfriend. This time it's Paige's.
Regular Cast (Ordered Alphabetically)
- Stefan Brogren as Archie Simpson
- Daniel Clark as Sean Cameron
- Lauren Collins as Paige Michalchuk
- Jake Epstein as Craig Manning
- Stacey Farber as Ellie Nash
- Aubrey Graham as Jimmy Brooks
- Shane Kippel as Spinner Mason
- Andrea Lewis as Hazel Aden
- Miriam McDonald as Emma Nelson
- Melissa McIntyre as Ashley Kerwin
- Adamo Ruggiero as Marco Del Rossi
- Cassie Steele as Manny Santos
- Amanda Stepto as Christine Nelson
- Deanna Casaluce as Alex Nuñez
- Ephraim Ellis as Rick Murray
- Andrew Gilles as Robert Kerwin
- Shenae Grimes as Darcy Edwards
- Kirsten Kieferle as Caroline Nash
- Michael Kinney as Darryl Armstrong
- Mike Lobel as Jay Hogart
- David Orth as Christopher
- Jay: "Nice housewarming."
Sean: "Yeah. But she'll go back home. Maybe next time her mom'll burn down the whole place."
Alex: "Now that would be a housewarming."
Jay: "So basically this is a bon voyage, good bye, thanks for all the sex party."
Sean: "Let me make it simple. Move in...with some one who loves you."
- Spinner: "We need to play more gigs to get to smokin' hot."
Ashley: "Spinner has a point."
Spinner: "Who asked you? I mean - yeah. What she said."
- Craig: "Well, that sucked."
Ashley: "Just keep smiling; no one noticed."
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