Doug and his father attend to some unfinished business; Nancy has a miscarriage.
Written by Jack Morton; produced by Nigel McKeand; directed by James Sheldon.
John Rubinstein: Jeff Maitland.
David Wayne: James Lawrence.
Millie Slavin: Dr. Carmichael.
Michael David Schackelford: Timmy.
Jeff: If you think our daughter won't mind having an unwed mother... Nancy: If I don't mind being one, our son won't mind having one. Jeff: She might. Nancy: I'll make sure he doesn't.
James: I didn't wanna make a big thing of it... Doug: What? James: I'm going into the hospital on Friday. Doug: Hospital... What's wrong? James: Don't know. That's why they wanna look around. Doug: Surgery? James: "Exploratory," they call it. I guess they think they'll find the North Pole in there.
[Buddy is lying on her bed, reading what looks like a textbook] Kate: Research? Buddy: I'm trying to figure out what happened with Nancy. Kate: Have you? Buddy: Well, I understand the book... But I don't understand why Nancy doesn't seem to care much. Kate: Oh, she cares, Buddy. I think she's just trying to protect herself. By being very rational. Buddy: What's so rational about not caring? Kate: Nothing. I shouldn't have said "rational." I should've said... "technical," "scientific." What Nancy lost was a 3-month-old fetus -- technically, that's not a living baby. Buddy: When is it alive? Kate: People disagree about that. Some people think life begins the moment of conception. Or when the fetus starts to move on its own. Or when it's born. Buddy: You know when I think a fetus is a person? Kate: When? Buddy: When it's thought of as a person! When its parents start figuring out what color to paint its room. When its aunt starts wondering whether it'll be a niece or a nephew. Or when its grandmother wonders whether it'll be as cute as its brother.