Episode Title: The Big Day
Original Air Date: January 17, 2017
Episode Number: 1×12
As the birth date of her triplets quickly approaches, a frazzled and emotional Rebecca forgets Jack’s birthday. Dr. K struggles with the loss of his wife and wonders how he’ll be able to continue on with his life without her. Joe – the firefighter who delivered baby Randall to the hospital – fights to save his marriage.
Damn this show for always making me cry during every episode! Always have to have a box of tissues handy whenever I watch because tears will start running, for sure.
I loved this episode and didn’t even really mind that much that we didn’t get any present scenes. As if Jack is not already the best TV dad (and husband) ever, this episode proved even more that it’s 100% true and that he is pretty much perfect. His patience when Rebecca was railing against him (on his birthday, no less) and threw him out of the house was admirable. I sure as hell would have gotten mad and I wouldn’t care if you were pregnant with triplets, lol. In that regard alone, he’s a better human than me already.
It was pretty cool how we saw the events the day of the births of the babies and how the different storylines all collided at the hospital. Very cool idea and it was excellently executed.
I had a feeling that Rebecca walking to the liquor store to buy ingredients for Jack’s cake might have induced the early pregnancy. I’m just glad she made it to and from the store in one piece. A woman in her position should not have done that, but kudos to her for braving it because she didn’t want to let down Jack and because he’s the one person who deserves that kind of special treatment.
My heart was breaking when Jack told Rebecca about losing one of the babies. So sad and I thought both Milo and Mandy acted the hell out of that scene. I also started tearing up when Rebecca was talking to her babies. Great moment for the character since it seems like she’s always been second fiddle with the kids.
Dr. K’s story was sad, but the end was hopeful. Him delivering the Pearson babies got him to finally move on from the death of his wife. I teared up when he was talking to his wife (while eating his cereal) that he hopes that this would be what she would want for him, to move on.
The fireman bringing Randall home with him thinking that was the sign from God that will save his marriage was so sad. He has lost hope and he was so desperate for anything to save his marriage that he wasn’t thinking when he brought the baby home. He got a happy ending, though, with his wife willing to start over and realizing that her husband is a good man and that their marriage is worth fighting for.
Who else got emotional when they saw William hiding from the fireman after dropping off the baby at the fire station? Totally got me teary-eyed (again!).