Nate and Brenda's daughter Willa is born, but 2 months early and at only 2 lb. 4 oz., requiring a prolonged hospital stay. Nate is convinced she won't make it and insists that he can't accept it if she does and is "damaged", shaking Brenda's own confidence. Rico encourages David to sell the funeral home but instead he and Keith buy out Rico's 25% so he can start his own. David agrees to temporarily leave home, and goes to the funeral home. There he's confronted by Nathaniel about considering leaving the business and for his gayness, and is forced to fight his mysterious attacker back, then finally sees his face. Maya is returned to Brenda and Ruth has to face her own problems, until Maggie reveals Nate did see her, happily, as Brenda insisted. Claire takes up photography (of Ted) again and gets a job offer at a New York photo production company, but offers to be there for Ruth until she insists she go and unfreezes her account. Brenda gets a surprise visit from Nate, who finally shows... Written by
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fought for the 3-minute closing credit roll as a tribute to the crew who had worked so hard on the show for 5 years. See more
In one scene, Ruth finds Maya's stuffed monkey lodged between the refrigerator and the wall in the kitchen, but in all previous shots of the fridge (after Maya has left) the monkey isn't there. See more
Shut up, Margaret, you fuckin' idiot.
According to Allan Ball, the end credit scroll is slower than usual as a tribute to the show's greatly appreciated but under-acknowledged crew. See more
Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)
Written by Brian Holland
, Lamont Dozier
, and Eddie Holland
Performed by Kim Weston See more