Queen of the Willis (season 1)

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Queen of the Willis (season 1)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 12
Original channel First-run Syndication
Original run August 12, 2006 (2006-08-12) – November 11, 2006 (2006-11-11)
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List of Queen of the Willis episodes

This is a list of episodes from the first season of Queen of the Willis.


The showrunner for the season was Holly Everman.[1]

Broadcast history[edit]

The season originally aired Saturdays at 7:00–7:30 p.m. (EST) on the ATE Media Indiana Network.[2][3]


No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
1 1 Pilot

Robyn Hurd Ava Zinn & Holly Everman

August 12, 2006 (2006-08-12)
Straitlaced gift saleswoman and family woman, Ava Willis, is accused of neglecting her dog, Timothy "Rags", and killing her brother, Albert, who had drowned during a a family outing at Quillsville Pool and rumors spread that Ava beat up a teenaged lifeguard (when really he just yelled at her for not saving her brother). Meanwhile, Ava's friends, conspiracy nut Melissa Rose, down-and-out Army hair stylist Tiffani Kendall, and fast-talking manizer Anna Pamhouser, try to fix Ava's SUV, while Baxter Crawford (Ava's nephew) moves in with the Willis after his mother get sent to jail over a domestic disturbance at Quillsville Pool.
2 2 Ava's Laptop

Robyn Hurd Ava Zinn & Holly Everman

August 19, 2006 (2006-08-19)
When Ava becomes unusually emotional, especially while seeing a dramatic movie about a mother and daughter's strained relationship, Angie believes it's because she hasn't bonded with Tom or Deanna, but Ava is more concerned over her laptop, which is about to stop functioning completely.
3 3 A Case Managing We Will Go

Season Atkins Garfield Everman

August 26, 2006 (2006-08-26)
In a Rashomon-meets-The Three Stooges-style story, Ava, Melissa, Tiffani, and Pamhouser tell their own versions of their day as mental health case managers after getting arrested for burning the mental psychiatric ward to the ground. Meanwhile, Deanna helps Angie with a pulled groin muscle.

Special guest voices: Nichole Birky and Garfield Everman
NOTE:This episode was dedicated to Birky. A 22 second tribute aired at the end of the episode.

4 4 Ava's Unmentionable Secret

Season Atkins Holly Everman

September 2, 2006 (2006-09-02)
Ava's ongoing cramping causes great concern for Angie and, much to Ava's embarrassment, everyone else in Quillsville.
5 5 Thyroid Momma

Season Atkins Alexandra Moffitt

September 9, 2006 (2006-09-09)
Ava's brash, sexist mother, Peggy Willis, crashes Tom birthday party—and stays over the Willis' house, which does not sit well with Angie when Peggy's misandry begins rubbing off on Tom and Deanna.
Knocked Up Quillsville

Season Atkins Alexandra Moffitt

September 16, 2006 (2006-09-16)
September 23, 2006 (2006-09-23)
After Ava learns her sperm count prior from 1998 is low, her mood worsens when Peggy shows up, boasting that she is pregnant by her new husband, Charlie.
8 8 Earthquake in Indiana

Season Atkins Alexandra Moffitt

September 30, 2006 (2006-09-30)
Ava must save Angie, Tom, Deanna and Baxter from an earthquake after Ava regrets not showing remorse for throwing Baxter out of the house and moving him back to the trailer that he moved out of after his mother tried to kill his father.
9 9 A Rainy Job in Indiana

Season Atkins Alexandra Moffitt

October 7, 2006 (2006-10-07)
During a rare hurricane in Indiana, Tina Craven has a heart attack and hires an incompetent worker to run Craven Gifts while Ava is chosen to house-sit -- and Ava's world is shattered when she finds that Tina is only in the retailing business for the cash and not the customer satisfaction.
Peggy's Emininet Domain Pain

Season Atkins Alexandra Moffitt

October 14, 2006 (2006-10-14)
October 21, 2006 (2006-10-21)
Much to Peggy's dismay, she takes over Craven Gifts after Ava sucessfully convinces Peggy to get a job but is dismayed that Craven Gifts has softened up and sets out to make it as brutal as possible. Adrienne and April delivers Peggy's daughter (whom she names "Amazing Ava") but gets overwhelmed when neither Peggy nor Charlie embrace new parenthood. Ava successfully convinces Peggy to get a job and Peggy becomes Tina Craven's golf caddy and maid.
12 12 Scrappin' Meth Scrap

Season Atkins Alexandra Moffitt

October 28, 2006 (2006-10-28)
Ava finds herself facing possible jail time after mistakenly buying methantetamine to use as scrapbooking materials and the only way out is to prove that meth can be useful as scrapbooking.
13 13 Ten Pretty, Pretty Angry Women

Season Atkins Alexandra Moffitt

November 4, 2006 (2006-11-04)
While shopping at the mall on Black Friday, Ava, Melissa, Tiffani, Lando, and Pamhouser are invited to be part of a focus group for a new carper cleaner (with Peggy as an uninvited guest), Baxter goes ice skating to forget about Jasper, and Angie falls asleep at a shoe repair shop after tearing her loafer. Guest stars Linda Jackson and Heather Herron.
No Transphobias in Quillsville

Season Atkins Alexandra Moffitt

November 11, 2006 (2006-11-11)
Angie is irritated by Maribel, the local pharmacist in Quillsville, constantly borrowing her things, so she makes a "Scare-Lesbie" out of her best dress. Frustrated, Ava takes her to a secondhand clothing store to get a new dress.