Lila Simmonds Coolidge passes away just before her 96th birthday...which she happened to share with Nate. This year, Nate's 40th is marked by the news that he'll be a dad, which he doesn't react to as enthusiastically as Brenda had hoped. Claire breaks off with Billy after a final night together because of his wild behavior off medication, while George's apologies to Ruth don't lessen her impatience toward his problems. Rico sleeps with Vanessa when he shows up to remind she forgot to pick their son up, but she ensures it will be the last time. At Nate's unwanted party where his mood is already low after accidentally revealing Brenda's pregnancy and creating more friction, a bird some consider to be an omen and others merely to be an annoyance continues to invade the house. When Nate is insulted for allowing its return by not closing the window it originally entered through, he takes out all his frustration on the bird. Written by
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This episode focuses on Nate turning 40. Writer Craig Wright
was celebrating his own 40th birthday at the time of writing. See more
The death at the top of the episode tells us that the dates of the deceased are 1909-2005, making her 96 (or 95 if her birthday hadn't yet taken place that year). Yet, at the meeting with Nate and Rico, her elderly friend says "today would have been her 95th birthday", but her 95th birthday took place in 2004. (Perhaps the old lady might just be forgetting what year it is.) See more
It's hard to get your shit together with someone watching all the time.
Yeah, it is. But when no one's watching, then where are you? Where the fuck are you then?
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