Randy Mantooth gives an excellent performance as a guest star in this episode. He portrays Alan, a college student, who's also an expectant father. His girlfriend, Carol, who is also Dr. Welby's niece, is also a college student, and lives with Alan in his small apartment. Alan and Carol each have their own issues. Alan can't even tell his pregnant girlfriend that he loves her, and because of Carol's estranged relationship with her father, she's afraid of telling her dad that she's pregnant. At times Alan and Carol seem loving but then when she feels she's not getting enough support from her boyfriend, she shuts him out of her life. Alan even goes to an attorney to find out what his rights are in case Carol's not ready to be a mother. Suddenly, Carol goes into premature labor and the baby is born via c-section. When Alan finds out about the baby's birth, he rushes to Carol's side, but she has different plans. Dr. Welby has to convince the young unwed parents to do what's best for the baby, which creates painful consequences for Alan and Carol.
The final scene when Alan visits his baby in the hospital nursery is heart wrenching. Randy's performance at the end is unforgettable.
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