Maggie Sibley's friend and fellow Quaker Peter Thomas Burns suffers a heart attack while watching a play, and Nate becomes intrigued about her faith when she brings it up. Brenda's blood tests reveal that her and Nate's child has a higher-than-usual possibility for developing Down's Syndrome or other complications at birth, and the doctor recommends amniocentesis to eliminate these factors. Ruth, feeling a misfit among other women in the sudden free time offered her without George, is displeased to hear that he wants the briefest divorce possible since he's already found another woman, so warns her she'd be marrying a depressed, sick man. Meanwhile, Rico is disgusted that sleeping with Vanessa is brief, to the point, and unenthusiastic, almost like another chore for him to help out with. Claire meets Ted, a lawyer, at work and eventually chooses to try to connect with him. David accidentally learns that Durrell will be performing in a school musical, and, remembering what it was like ...
Did You Know?
The "cold open" (the death in the opening teaser) actually happened to writer Bruce Eric Kaplan
when he was attending a play. 'Stanley deSantis' - who plays the casualty Peter Thomas Burns - ironically died shortly after completing his part. See more
Kids should look out into the audience and have someone rooting for them. You know when I was in seventh grade, I was a sailor in "Anything Goes"?
I know. You bring it up once a week.
Well, my mother came, but my father didn't.
Plane crash. He had to deal with a whole family that died.
References Hard Wood
Let It Ride
Written by Ryan Adams
(uncredited), J.P. Bowersock
(uncredited), Cindy Cashdollar
(uncredited), Brad Pemberton
(uncredited) and Catherine Popper
Performed by Ryan Adams See more