"Pilot, Part 2" - (TV-PG, D) (HDTV)
Sunday , January 23 2005 (R)
7:00 - 8:00 PM ET
PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT - Still struggling to come to terms with the reality of her new life in California and the death of her parents, Nikki (Kay Panabaker) refuses to cooperate with her Aunt Ava's (Lori Loughlin) valiant attempt to be a parent and run her fashion design business. Susannah (Merrin Dungey) tries to be supportive, but she's concerned that Ava's attention to Nikki is putting the business in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Bradin (Jesse McCartney) is upset when he discovers that his beautiful surfing instructor, Erica (Taylor Cole) is closer to Jay (Ryan Kwaten) than he thought. Finally, Johnny (Shawn Christian) helps Ava rescue Derek (Nick Benson) when he tries to go to heaven to visit his parents. Ian Toynton directed the episode written by Stephen Tolkin (#102).