Episode 1.02 : For Fanny

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

June 18, 2012


ABC Family



Show Period

2012 - 2013

Production Company

Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions

Cast and Crew


Amy Sherman-Palladino


Amy Sherman-Palladino

Main Cast

  • Sutton Foster as Michelle Simms
  • Kelly Bishop
  • Kaitlyn Jenkins
  • Bailey Buntain
  • Emma Dumont
  • Julia Goldani Telles


Following the reveal of Hubbell's sudden death, Michelle and Fanny are back at the house but remain in a catatonic state for the first night. Meanwhile, after Sasha, Melanie, Ginny and Boo find out about Hubbell's accident, they "grieve" by skipping school and watching a movie. Boo is especially upset with how the girls handle the situation, criticizing their lack of sympathy the entire time.

Back at the house, Fanny becomes obsessed with organizing the perfect memorial for her son: a tent to hold the entire town, Buddhist memorial traditions, a mariachi band and cocktail napkins with the face of the Dalai Lama, to name a few. Later, Fanny comforts Truly as she breaks down -- saying a few choice words in front of Michelle. Feeling completely lost, Michelle takes a long walk around town then confronts Fanny about being included in the grieving process. Hubbell was her husband after all.

Later, nothing seems to be going like Fanny wants for the memorial service. So at the dance studio, Michelle teaches the girls and the rest of the class a dance to perform for Fanny in honor of Hubbell. Fanny is touched. But just when it looks like Michelle and Fanny are making progress, they learn that before his death, Hubbell changed his will. Everything (including the house) is now Michelle's.

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