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  • Twice in a Lifetime The Choice (Season 2, Episode 22)
  • TV-14
    TV Episode | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

Twice in a Lifetime

The Choice (Season 2, Episode 22)
TV-14
TV Episode | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

In many respects, Smith sees the Storeys - parents David and Marcy, and children Ryan and Rachel - as the perfect example of a truly loving family. Ryan had thought about going to seminary school, but decided instead to go to medical ...See moreIn many respects, Smith sees the Storeys - parents David and Marcy, and children Ryan and Rachel - as the perfect example of a truly loving family. Ryan had thought about going to seminary school, but decided instead to go to medical school in an effort to save his father, himself a general practitioner. Dr. Storey underwent a simple heart valve replacement surgery, but complications from several surgeries later resulted in him suffering permanent brain damage. Ryan feels responsible as he both convinced his father to have the surgery, and now wishes that his father had died instead. Ryan wishes that he could go back and convince his father not to have the surgery, which would result in what Ryan considers two quality years instead of the eleven years David has lived with the mental faculties of a child. Ryan does get his wish as Othniel sends him back as Dr. Thomas, the heart surgeon on his father's case. Smith makes Ryan realize that it isn't only letting his father make his own decision on his fate, but also for Dr. Thomas, with Ryan's thoughts and feelings, to do what is truly in his heart. Written by Huggo See less
Director
Stephen Brackley (as Stephen J. Brackley)
Writers
Pamela K. Long | Steve Sohmer (creator) (as Stephen Sohmer)
Cinematographer
Maris H. Jansons (as Maris Jansons)
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Updated Apr 21, 2001

Release date
Apr 21, 2001 (Canada)
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16 cast members
Name Known for
Paul Popowich
Mr. Smith Mr. Smith   See fewer
Al Waxman
Judge Othniel Judge Othniel   See fewer
Wil Wheaton
Ryan Storey / Dr. Thomas Ryan Storey / Dr. Thomas   See fewer
Frank Moore
Dr. David Storey Dr. David Storey   See fewer
Sherry Miller
Marcy Storey Marcy Storey   See fewer
Tracy Ryan
Rachel Storey Rachel Storey   See fewer
Trevor Blumas
Teenage Ryan Storey Teenage Ryan Storey   See fewer
Reg Dreger
Dr. Cliff Martin Dr. Cliff Martin   See fewer
Gary Eisler
Intern Intern   See fewer
Alison MacLeod
Infomercial Kim Infomercial Kim   See fewer
Jennifer Robertson
Infomercial Jean Infomercial Jean   See fewer
Stacey Simon
Infomercial Carole Infomercial Carole   See fewer
Carson Manning
Bill Banks Bill Banks   See fewer
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