Discalimer: You know the routine, we don't own these characters and we're not officially (or unofficially) affiliated with the show Young Americans or the WB.  The purpose of these episodes is to offer a continuation of a cancelled show that we feel could have gone places.  If you're a WB exec, please don't sue us (hiring is fine, though).
About the format: The episodes are written so that you feel like you're watching the episode (at least that is the intention). They are also meant to be very visual because we take over the role of director as well as writer.  The format is makeshift and accomodates what we are trying to achieve.
Copyright: The people behind this site came up with these episodes and storylines so that means it would be totally immoral of you to rip off any of it.  But spin-off fanfiction is welcomed...encouraged even:)
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Episode 1: Return
Premiere Date: November 21, 2001
Rating: TV-14
Written by: Estee and Harmony
What you need to know: What don't you need to know?  If you've read the Inboxes then you'll know what's going on perfectly when the episode begins.  If not, I'll mention a few things that will improve understanding.  Will has a car and a cell phone.  These are products of his summer internship at the Carson Dispatch.  Bella has been working on his car all summer despite the fact that he's been kind of avoiding her.  Hamilton is working at the garage with Bella.  He was hanging out there, writing songs with Bella and such so Charlie hired him.  Jake's been in London and isn't supposed to be back for about a week.  Scout's still in New York working at his own internship at the architectural firm and living at Jill's apartment.  The last day of classes was exactly a week before the episode begins.  Okay, that about covers it...and, I think you catch on.  Other than that, we dealt with this whole Monica and Greg backstory.  We think it's interesting and could be expanded into a whole 'nother fic, but...we won't take that on ourselves :)  Anyway, Estee and Harmony are psyched that the season is FINALLY underway.  Please enjoy...
The banners: All the Junior Year banners were and will be made by Estee.  She makes no claims of being a graphic artists, but does claim that the banners should be representative of the episodes.  Maybe they aren't pretty, but they are functional.
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                                                               Episode 2: Triangle
                                                               Premiere Date: December 7, 2001
                                                                              
Rating: TV-14
                                                                              
Written by: Estee and Harmony
                                                                              
What you need to know: So, episode two.  During the Fall Season, episode two was really the more traditional premiere.  That's also the case here.  Last episode, we tried to tie up a few loose ends.  This episode, we'll get the ball rolling on the new storylines and introduce a new character.  I think you'll like him.  He's cute...in a pathetic kind of way.  He's not coming in to take the place of Ryder, though.  In fact, as of yet, we don't have a villain...but, that's okay.  Sean isn't in this episode, but everyone can't be in every one, you know?  Johanna and Finn are kind of shoved in the episode to hammer home the theme and Will's final point.  The "triangles" should be pretty obvious once you start reading.  Oh yeah, hopefully you'll walk away from this episode liking Will a little more.  He almost used the closing monologue to apologize for being a little less than cool lately, but he didn't...not directly anyway.  And as for Scout...what can I say?  He's Scout.  But, enough of this delay.  Read.  Enjoy... 
Episode 3: Second Opinion
Premiere Date: December 22, 2001
Rating: TV-14
Written by: Estee and Harmony
Beta Reader: Anne
What you need to know: Jake and Ham in therapy.  Like Jill said, it's about time the two of them sought professional help.  Actually, there's a lot of other good stuff happening in this episode.  Will and Gwen are working on getting the first issue of the Rawley Row finished and finding themselves in disagreement about...everything.  Scout and Bella hang out a little more and get a few things resolved.  Dexter wins the award for most clueless student at the academy (well, not really, but he may deserve it).  Basically, what you should keep in mind is that the episode is told in flashback.  We start near the end of each story then work back up to that point.  After we catch up, then the stories go on for a little longer.  Yeah, that's really hard to explain, but we tried to give you enough information so that you'd be able to follow.  Follow?  You will...just enjoy...
                                                               Episode 4: About Friday Night
                                                               Premiere Date: January 21, 2002
                                                                              
Rating: TV-14
                                                                              
Written by: Estee and Harmony
                                                                              
What you need to know: This episode is essentially about a party...on Friday night.  Duh, right?  There's a ton of other random stuff going on, though.  Jake gets to do her Clark Kent/Superman impression.  Hamilton gets to do his whiny/possesive boyfriend routine.  Scout heads home for the weekend.  Will gets to interview the Kevin Prescott.  Finn and Johanna...well, that's obvious.  Actually, that's sort of the "theme" of this episode.  Getting or missing the obvious...or the not-so-obvious.  Don't worry, it's not that complicated...it's...okay, I won't say "obvious" again.  Anyway, there are some funny moments and some less funny moments.  Most of the humor and lack of humor comes from those who choose to go to the party and drink.  We also have a lot of guest starring characters.  Mark is the only one with any real chance of making a return...he's eleven.  Anyway, as you can tell, I don't really know what you need to know other than I hope you enjoy...  
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Episode 5: What If?
Premiere Date: February 7, 2002
Rating: TV-14
Written by: Estee and Harmony
What you need to know: This episode is completely stand-alone.  We already have a good idea of what the main complaints/criticisms will be, but...we won't go into detail before you read it.  Just keep in mind that the concept of the episode is a hypothetical scenario that Will creates for us.  This one is really one you have to read to get.  So...read...and enjoy...and tell us what you thought...
                                                               Episode 6: Deal
                                                               Premiere Date: March 1, 2002
                                                                              
Rating: TV-14
                                                                              
Written by: Estee and Harmony
                                                                              
What you need to know: Three weeks...man, it sure didn't feel like three weeks.  Sorry to keep you waiting so long :)  This episode picks up where About Friday Night left off.  Actually, it picks up two weeks later.  Hopefully the last alternate universe episode didn't throw you off too much.  Everyone gets a little crazy this episode as Bella and Hamilton record "the song," Jill finally goes on a post-Scout date (with Max Evans...er, I mean Matt Edwards), Scout decides to follow her, Will and Gwen "deal" with some stuff and Finn, well...that's a surprise.  Actually, it isn't just Will and Gwen who have stuff to deal with.  They all do.  We all do.  I guess that's the point of the episode...although Will doesn't do such a great job of explaining that :)  At any rate...there's a lot of over the top antics and a few big shockers.  Just remember that people "deal" in different ways...and forgive them :)  Okay, that's it.  Enjoy... 
Episode 7: Meet the Parents
Premiere Date: April 13, 2002
Rating: TV-14
Written by: Estee and Harmony
What you need to know: Well, it's been forever and a day.  I know I always say we'll try to get the next one written a little faster, but seriously, we will this time.  At least in the next episode the gang will finally be in 2002 with the rest of us.  The title of this episode says it all.  Alsmost any parent that we haven't met...we will in this episode.  We have a ton of guest stars so be sure to check out the guest star page when you get to the link.  This is a really big Jahammer episode.  Yes, you will be shocked.  There are several really sweet, tender moments with them and it should be quite enjoyable.  If you're a suburbian, you'll be disappointed to find very little Jill/Scout interaction...and you might walk away liking Sean a little less, but look for a big speech by Sean to Bella near the end.  Should make everyone care about this minor character.  Overall, we hope it turned out well and that you enjoy it....
                                                               Episode 8: Strange Condition
                                                               Premiere Date: May 5, 2002
                                                                            
  Rating: TV-14
                                                                            
  Written by: Estee and Harmony
                                                                            
  What you need to know: Pete Yorn is a singer with such radio hits as Life on a Chain, For Nancy (Cos it Already Is), and Strange Condition.  Batman is a movie that came out in the late eighties and starred Michael Keaton as Batman and Kim Basinger as Vicki Vale.  The Village Underground is a music venue in NYC.  Nicholas Mann is exactly who he was in the last episode.  Same deal with Linda.  The episode is called what it is because Pete's a guest star.  You'll also find one of his songs featured on the Spider-man soundtrack.  And, you'll find out, Spider-man actually fits right in to this episode's theme.  You'll see a lot of Bella, Dexter and Meagan this episode.  Also, this episode is slightly short, but we think you'll find it enjoyable nonetheless.  Hopefully.  So, without further ado...enjoy... 
Episode 9: Playing Games
Premiere Date: June 8, 2002
Rating: TV-14
Written by: Estee and Harmony
What you need to know: Uh...for now...I guess...um...it's about "The Power."  Think 40 Days and 40 Nights.  It's also about other kinds of power, but, well, you'll see.  It's kind of fun and cheesy, but...in a good way.  Jake and Hamilton are particularly good for the comic relief.  Will and Gwen are the drama.  Scout is, well, he's a mess, but it's amusing-ish.  We get to see a lot of other Rawley guys.  They probably won't be back as they are just around to give Scout a hard time.  Anyway, enough of this...go...read...enjoy :)
                                                               Episode 10: Young Mann
                                                               Premiere Date: July 16, 2002
                                                                            
  Rating: TV-14
                                                                            
  Written by: Estee and Harmony
                                                                            
  What you need to know: You might want to re-read Meet the Parents and Deal so you can refresh your memory on Nick Mann.  Remember also that Gwen and Will were planning to spend some time together and that Finn and Johanna have a wedding to plan.  Scout and Jill come up with a plan to do something Jill's been planning on for awhile.  Plan...get it? :)  One problem with this episode is that it may leave you a little unsatisfied.  As Will will tell you, he'll be gone for two episodes...or at least his voice-overs will be so...maybe you can see where this episode will lead (hint...it's not "the end").  Anyway, after forever and a fortnight, enjoy...
Episode 11: Nicked
Premiere Date: September 3, 2002
Rating: TV-14
Written by: Estee and Harmony
What you need to know: Has it really been since July 16th?  That's way too long a gap between a to-be-continued thing.  Geez ;)  Actually, that was just our suggestion to go glance through the last episode so you know just what is being continued.  This episode has a lot of people dealing with a lot of issues.  A lot of people seem sad, but they'll all be okay eventually.  We've color-coded the episode so if the blue is hard to read let me know.  Oh yeah, and Will finally returns to his voice-over kingdom at the end of the episode so...something to look forward to, eh?  Anyway, enjoy it!
                                                               Episode 12: The Rules of Acquaintance
                                                               Premiere Date: November 22, 2002
                                                                            
  Rating: TV-14
                                                                            
  Written by: Estee and Harmony
                                                                            
  What you need to know: We don't even have excuses to offer for the tardiness of this episode.  Just make sure that you review Young Mann and Nicked so you know what the heck is going on here.  That being said, don't be caught off guard by some surprises we throw you...you didn't miss anything.  There is a lot of Jill in this episode.  Try not to hate her too much.  As for the title, you'll get it when you read it.  The Rules of Attraction may be one of the few excuses we have for the length of time it took to complete the episode (other than, you know, school), so we thought it would be fitting to call the episode what we did.  Oh yeah, and we should mention...this episode is really really really long.  Enjoy :)
The Rules of Acquaintance
Episode 13: On Your Mark
Premiere Date: January 26, 2003
Rating: TV-14
Written by: Estee and Harmony
What you need to know: It's almost time for prom so...get on your mark.  This episode is the first of a two part prom series, which will then be followed by a graduation episode.  A lot of stuff comes up in this episode and not a lot is resolved.  Be prepared for the abrupt ending.  Also look for scenes with typical character pairing, plus a few larger group scenes that are just...fun (and funny).  The basics go like this: Bella and Nicholas deal with their new and instense relationship, Hamilton deals with his dad and how to tell Jake about something he has to do, Will and Gwen make their prom plans, Meagan asks Mark about kissing, Dexter wears a tuxedo, Jill and Sean get ready for prom, and Scout pines and whines.  Also, it should be pointed out that there are two proms: one at Rawley, the other at Edmund High.  And, they both occur on the same night.  Convenient, huh?  Anyway, enjoy...
                                                               Episode 14: Get Set
                                                               Premiere Date: March 25, 2003
                                                                            
  Rating: TV-14
                                                                            
  Written by: Estee and Harmony
                                                                            
  What you need to know: This is the second half of the two-part prom episode.  All those stories left open can now have some resolution...well, sort of.  We stay with the theme of firsts, with the added twist of expectations.  Everyone experiences something important in this episode, in many cases, for the very first time.  Look for first dates, first kisses, and first dances.  Plus, at least the discussion of a typical "first" associated with prom night.  There really isn't any more to say without explaining too much so just...go read...and enjoy!
Episode 15: Go
Premiere Date: August 10, 2003
Rating: TV-14
Written by: Estee and Harmony
What you need to know: Gwen is finally graduating.  Now what?  Everyone is figuring out and finalizing their plans for summer this episode.  Gwen's got a few surprises...for graduation, the summer and...life.  Sean and Jill have to deal with what happened between them.  The main themes running through this episode deal with learning when to go and when to let go.  Other than that, we apologize that it's taken so long to get this episode out, but we hope we like it all the same.  Enjoy...
                                                               Episode 16: Snapshot
                                                               Premiere Date: June 2, 2005
                                                                            
  Rating: TV-14
                                                                            
  Written by: Estee
                                                                            
  What you need to know: Well it's been forever, but you finally have the last installment of Junior Year.  I will be getting to work on the final season of New Beginnings very shortly.  It will, of course, be called Senior Year.  This episode ties up loose ends and also sets you up for the upcoming season.  In fact, it's mostly a review of what everyone did over their summer vacation.  Look out for that guest narrator in Mr. Dexter Darcy.  Also, we have a new character named Tyson.  We're working on casting.  Suggestions are welcome.  Enjoy the episode.  Feedback please.