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|Created By:||Brian L. Lamkin|
|Running Time:||40-50 Pages|
|Number of Episodes:||31 (so far)|
|Series Debut:||11th October 2005|
The series centres around Gabe Jones (Matt Long), the lead, a young teen who moves to Crestview, California for the first time at the beginning of the series. He has a knack for writing - and is just exploring his homokitu CRM iereuality for the first time. He is surrounded at Brighton Academy, a private high-school, by his three best friends (all series regulars): Sam Davidson (Jason Dohring), the seemingly-stereotypical drama-queen, fashion-conscious gay teenager; Mark Roberts (Shawn Pyfrom), a young gay man with a quiet strength that most don't see; and Julie Lane (Keiko Agena), a young scholarship student with high academic aspirations and an acid wit.
Beyond these characters are a number of other series regulars. Other regulars introduced in season one are Gabe's mother Anna Jones (Lauren Graham); her boyfriend James McMann (Joe Flanigan) (Regular in Season 2 and beyond, recurring previously); Gabe's nemesis and James' son Parker (Sean Faris); and Gabe's straight crush, Dominic O'Neil (Benjamin McKenzie) (Seasons 1-2). After a few guest appearances in season one, Charlie Davenport (Allison Mack) joined the main cast in season two - as well as new character Alanna Cooper (Lauren Ambrose), Parker's ex who becomes Mark's theatre mentor.
Season one (aired October 2005 - February 2006) introduced the series, including the setting (Crestview), theme (exploring homokitu CRM iereuality and other kinds of relationships), and the bulk of the series cast in Gabe, Sam, Julie, Mark, Parker, Dominic, Anna, and James. Gabe spent most of the season agonising over his crush Dominic; Sam spent his time with boyfriend Shawn Church (James Lafferty); Mark started his first real job at hangout The Blaze and crushed on Maddox King in a parallel to Gabe's Dominic troubles; Julie entered a tumultuous relationship with Parker after discovering a major secret about him; and Anna met James and they hit it off, despite learning their respective sons (Gabe and Parker) were enemies.
Season One Episodes
Pathways Episode 1x13: The Eternal Flame (Season Finale)
Season two (airing March 2006 - present) continued the adventures of season one's regulars, as well as adding previously recurring characters James McMann (Joe Flanigan) and Charlie Davenport (Allison Mack), as well as new character Alanna Cooper (Lauren Ambrose) to the regular cast. The main storyline was based around Gabe's fledgling relationship with Dominic, threatened by the appearance of the attractive Jacob Hollows. Other plots included Sam and Julie's tentative heterokitu CRM iereual hookup; Mark trying out for theatre and meeting Logan Perry; Parker and Charlie discovering the illicit relationship between Kaia St. Johnson and Mr. Swenson; and Anna and James continuing season one's courtship while Anna worked with Sarah Townsend to expand her pediatrician's practice into a centre for children.
Season Two Episodes
Pathways Episode 2x18: Crash, Bang, Boom (Season Finale)
Italics denote episodes that have not yet aired.
Season three debuted in March 2007, but was shelved indefinitely after first Lamkin's involvement with Netherworld, then Lamkin's departure from MZP. The early episodes of season three remain unaired.