Mandana and Joey review the facts: Jeremiah has been fired and it’s sad, but he’s better off pursuing his passion.
Later, Rodge visits the office and tells Joey and Marisa that Rachel is full term and to keep her out of the loop on all jobs. This sounds possible.
Meanwhile, Jeremiah and Mandana are meeting to rehash and to make sure Jer’s not suicidal. He hums while waiting for her which is not a good sign. But Mandana tries to get Jer to see it as a positive.
Assistant Kendall is at Rach and Rodge’s house, pulling clothing for her hospital stay. Marisa and Joey join to laugh at the fact that Chanel is being packed for the hospital. None of this is really that surprising, though, to them or me.
In this installment of Wise Words from Joey, he explains that he has faith in Rachel’s ability to do anything, but at the same time, “A baby’s about to come out of her vagina. Does she know what that’s gonna be like? Not cute.”
Rach makes a big ask of Joey. She needs him to fly to New York and do hair and makeup and style Molly Sims by himself. Joey, eternally psyched, heads to the office to pull looks with Jordan, and then goes out to pull some more looks, cause “more is more is more is more.”
Molly calls to describe the event, and the fact that she has a stylist flying across the country to prep her for a gallery opening blows my mind.
Conversations with Rach in this episode seem to be done over speakerphone in the car, and while driving, Rodge calls to run an idea by her. What would she think about having a videographer shoot her delivery?
In the words of Rachel Zoe and pregnant women everywhere: “Are you f**king crazy? Have you lost your mind? Can I come to your colonoscopy with a big ass video camera?”
Like the good husband he is, Rodge’s next stop is to a jewelry store to buy Rach a “push present”. Now this is a FANTASTIC idea. He settles on a larger than life diamond ring to outdo her engagement ring. It’s probably worth more than everything I’ve ever owned combined, plus my own personal worth, which has got to be something, right?
Joey’s in New York and has an hour to style and do Molly’s hair and makeup. He’s freaking out, so his brother Eli comes to visit. They look, talk and act like the same person, which is one thing if you’re an Olsen twin, but this is JOEY. It’s cray cray. There’s another Joey.
Honesty reigns supreme in this family. Eli’s reactions as Joey holds up dresses: “For the Jetsons.” “For Bea Arthur.”
Molly shows up like a tornado. She immediately nixes half the dresses and the first several she tries on don’t make her feel pretty. It’s incredible to see a gorgeous woman not feel beautiful in everything she tries on.
Joey’s a bit less fascinated. “I’m starting to realize why I love doing hair and makeup so much. Because people have so many body issues, it’s like not even funny.”
Next thing we know, Rachel’s water breaks in the middle of the night, and she’s doing her hair. Rodge has a video camera in her face.
Marisa and Kendall pow wow about getting the baby nursery ready before the baby comes home. Rach and Rodge are very superstitious Jews about not prepping anything beforehand, which I find interesting because it’s weird how not-so-religious Jews choose different things to be neurotic, ahem, traditional about. This extent of baby superstition is not something I’ve seen much of outside of very religious Jews.
But the damage has been done—baby Berman is being born and has no place to live! Marisa and Kendall realize that they need to crawl back to Jeremiah and beg him to put the nursery together.
Jer, ever ready to prove himself again and again…and again, is ready and willing. He’s also understandably a little confused, since he doesn’t work there anymore.
Jer puts the room together while Marisa and Kendall blow some dough on clothes and baby stuff. Jer knows nothing about baby nurseries, but works his magic. Baby Skyler will have the most pimped out baby pad north of San Diego. See below.
In the home video of them taking the baby home from the hospital, Rachel looks like she probably had Joey make her up for the trip home. And the baby’s mad cute.