Switched Before Birth (2021) Movie Script

You've played an
excellent game, Mrs. Crawford.
Would you like
to see your prize?
Yes! Yes, please!
Okay, then,
let's show her what she's won!
Does-does, does that mean I...
We're giving the whole
studio audience babies!
Oh, my God! Oh...
You get a baby and you get
a baby and you get a baby!
Wait. Wait. W-what about me?
I, I played the game fairly.
W-where's my baby?
- Oh. We ran out.
- What?
- Oh, are you okay?
- Uh, yeah.
- Come on...
- I had a nightmare.
- Mm...
- It was really crazy.
- Hi!
- Olivia.
Hi, Dr. Nori.
Olivia, Olivia.
I love what you've done
with the magazines here.
Well, imagine when my next
IVF cycle is successful,
I'll organize the whole office.
Please. Sit.
So... have you and Brian
considered taking a break
before you start
your next cycle?
No way.
I love these magazines too much.
Two miscarriages in three years
suggests we might need
to change our approach a little.
I have some literature
on gestational surrogacy
that I want Brian and you
to take a look at.
Okay, last night
I have a nightmare, right?
I'm on a game show,
and I win a baby,
but before I get mine,
they run out.
Was I your game-show host?
No, but, I mean,
come on, Dr. Nori,
this whole thing is a bit
like a game, you know?
It's the high stakes. We bet
our money and take our chances.
And Brian and I know
there are no guarantees,
but we are all in.
And I wanna carry my baby.
And I want you to have
a healthy baby.
Olivia, I'm on your side.
All right. We'll do
one more cycle of IVF.
And then
depending on the results,
we'll look at other options.
Deal. Deal.
Thank you, Dr. Nori.
All right.
So let's have a night
Benny. Benny,
I'm a reasonable woman, right?
Okay? Well, then I...
This has already happened
three times before.
Just to be fair
All right.
Okay, all I'm hearing
are excuses.
You know my motto,
either you're a problem solver
or you're a problem maker. Which
one are you gonna be today?
I knew we'd see eye to eye.
I'll see you in about an hour.
Let me see
a mise en place offline, Steven.
Two phones now, huh?
Three. I don't have enough
pockets in this dress.
You are everything
that dress needs.
- Mm-hmm.
- Pockets are over-rated.
I got a call
from the Journal today.
They wanna do an interview.
Oh, okay. I like interviews.
They wanna interview me.
They're doing a profile
in the business section
about the brains
behind the business.
- Uh-huh?
- Mm-hmm. You hear that, guys?
I am the brains
behind this business.
Well, I love it
because, you know,
you don't get enough credit.
Oh? Can I talk to you
for a second?
You're in a good mood.
We're opening a restaurant,
we have good press coverage,
plus, we are meeting a new IVF
doctor this week.
I just, I don't know,
I feel like
is falling into place.
It just... Doesn't it feel
that way to you?
- I do. I do feel that way.
- Yeah. It's like work.
Family. We're unstoppable.
But I got to get ready
for the dinner rush.
Oh, and I'm getting ready
for morning monitoring,
and you know what that means.
No more sexy surprises?
No. No more.
So we got to make up
for all that sexy time...
Hi, baby.
You left so early this morning.
I missed you.
Yeah. I didn't wanna
wake you up.
- Darling. Wake me.
- Hm?
- Always wake me.
- You got it.
- Hey.
- All right.
I made your favorite.
Oh, my goodness.
What did I do
to deserve this feast?
Well, I went to see
Dr. Nori today
and he approved us
for another cycle of IVF.
So I'll just need help
with my hormone shots later.
Dr. Nori concerned at all
by the miscarriages?
I mean, a little,
but, you know...
How little?
How much is a little?
Look, he said
we can do IVF one more time,
and if it doesn't work,
we can consider surrogacy.
But, babe,
we don't have to worry
about that right now, you know?
And I talked to his office,
we can do a payment plan again
so that it'll take
a little stress off.
You know what I was thinking?
We sell the car.
Who needs it?
I didn't like it anyway. What?
- Listen to me.
- Yeah?
We don't have
to keep doing this.
- You wanna give up?
- No, no.
That's not
what I'm saying at all.
I'm saying that if all this
becomes too much...
we're enough.
- We're enough, okay?
- Okay.
I'm hungry.
- Is this...
- Yeah, that's you, baby.
- Enjoy. Hm.
- Okay.
So, I've reviewed your files,
and looks like you've had
trouble getting viable eggs
during past retrievals.
Unfortunately, the quality
of your sperm morphology,
the shape of your sperm, makes
it incapable of fertilization,
of creating the embryo.
W-we can cut to the chase.
It's my fault,
so my sperm sucks.
Infertility isn't about fault.
We're here to overcome the odds
and solve potential problems
How exactly do we solve
an issue like mine?
My treatment plan
would involve donor cells.
Well, is using a donor
our only option?
No, but given your history
of repeated failures,
it's the option with the
highest likelihood of success.
A donor?
It wouldn't be my baby.
No, not biologically.
But there's more to being
a father than biology.
Is there? Because it seems like
a big part of it.
Yeah, but we said we'd do
whatever it takes, right?
Whatever it takes
to have a baby.
- Is this what you want?
- Yes.
I really want a baby.
And I know this is not the way
we thought it would happen,
but can you just keep
an open mind for me, please?
Just for me?
I need to get back
to the restaurant.
All right, then we're just gonna
talk about this more at home.
- No.
- No? Just no? Just flat out no?
- You don't wanna talk about it?
- Let me finish.
We don't need to talk about it
because I think we should do it.
Whatever it takes.
Whatever it takes, right? Hm?
Mija, stop.
You're making people nervous.
What people?
- Me.
- You didn't have to come.
I'm just picking up
some hormones.
I wanted to see the place
where you're beginning
your special journey
to motherhood.
Plus, it's near the place
with the good cocido.
Yeah, that's why.
Please, go take a walk,
shake a foot.
Why did you even come?
Ah, yes.
Congratulations corner.
Kinda feels
like a micro-aggression.
- Right?
- Yeah. I mean...
Listen, it's great news
for Rick and Steve, of course.
- But, uh, for the rest of us...
- Sad.
Yup, they're in
congratulations corner
and we're in
Ooh, Try Again Town.
Uh, I'm Olivia.
- Hi, I'm Anna.
- Hi.
Oh! Look at that one.
Those cheeks, uh!
- I'm here for the hormone, so...
- Yeah. Me, too.
God. All I've ever
wanted is to be a mom.
I mean, my mom died when I was
young, but still I've just,
I've got this feeling
like I'd be really good at it.
You know, I've just got
all this love inside me
and no one to give it to.
I feel that way, too.
I've had this great career,
but I can't get the one thing
that I really want.
Plus, I come from this
huge family, so it's always,
"Where are the kids?"
"Still no kids?"
My body's just not cooperating.
It's the questions that,
they just make me feel broken.
- No, no, I get it.
- I'm sorry.
No! No.
Uh, you know what, um...
- Here you go. Sure.
- Thank you.
This a dryer sheet?
Yes. Yes, it is.
Uh, I-I didn't have any tissues,
and it-it was stuck in my pants.
- I, I panicked.
- Okay.
It's crisp linen, so, you know.
- Is, uh, is that your mom?
- Yeah.
She wants to be with me on my
special journey to motherhood.
Do you want one of those fancy
candies from the front desk?
You know what, I do.
What? Oh, they're
We should get coffee.
You're my kind of crazy.
Thank you.
- Are we ready?
- No.
- But we're gonna do it anyway.
- We can't put it off again.
So tonight we're gonna pick
our child's father.
- Sperm donor.
- I know.
So I did a little research.
- To narrow it down a little.
- How'd you do that?
They have profiles
on the donors.
Like, they tell you
what they studied in college,
what their hobbies are.
There's this one man who studied
astrophysics in college.
- And he's a surfer.
- A surfing astrophysicist?
Yeah, he also loves opera, and
he has no cancer in the family.
- Oh, that's good.
- Wanna see a photo?
- They have photos?
- Yeah, they do.
They have photos of them
when they were babies,
all the way
to elementary school.
And if we like them,
we swipe right
and put him
on our favorites list.
- Like sperm dating?
- Kind of.
- This kid looks nothing like me.
- Is that a problem?
Everybody's gonna know
it's not my baby.
A-are we trying to hide the fact
that we're using a sperm donor?
I don't think we should lie,
but the lesser questions,
the better.
Okay, baby,
I want you to be comfortable.
- Then let's look at both.
- Okay.
Anyone here
look a little more like me?
Yeah, but we have to move fast
'cause the good ones go fast.
Uh-huh. Oh.
This one.
He looks like you.
He's got the same skin tone,
he's got your eyes.
- Same oval head.
- Oval head?
Baby, I love your oval head.
He's a, he's a firefighter
and he was starting pitcher
on his high-school
baseball team.
I'm listening.
My God, sperm dating?
I know!
Yeah, my mom keeps calling me.
She wants to be looped
into the sperm choices.
I'm like, "Mom, I love you, but
you don't get a vote in this."
I mean,
it's actually kinda sweet.
Oh, I gotta say,
this whole thing
has really made me miss my mom.
Of course,
what do you think she'd think
about all this IVF stuff?
- Oh, she'd be supportive.
- Did she wanna have more kids?
Oh, I mean,
she absolutely would have.
You know, her dream was
to foster a house full of kids.
But, um, but she got sick
before she had the chance, so...
Oh, she sounds like
she had a big heart.
She did.
Oof! It's, uh, strange,
grief, you know?
It's like this thing
that's always in the background,
this faint static.
- Especially in big life moments.
- Exactly.
I mean, I feel like
I'm losing her all over again.
And I can't help but think,
if I get pregnant...
When you get pregnant.
When I get pregnant,
my mom's not gonna be there.
And what if I'm bad at it
or I need advice,
or, I don't know...
Well, first of all,
you're not gonna be bad at it,
you'll be a great mom,
and if you need advice,
my mom has enough advice
for the both of us.
- I promise you that.
- All right.
I was thinking,
if I have a girl,
I'd name her after my mom. Mia.
Oh, that's beautiful.
I love that name.
- Mia.
- Yeah, Mia. Little Mia.
- Oh, wow. Okay.
- You should take it.
- No, she might call the police.
- You...
Actually, don't joke, because,
uh, she actually would do that.
Hi, mom.
No, I'm sitting here
having coffee with Olivia.
Can I call you later?
All right. Bye, mom.
- Bye, mom!
- You see, she's saying bye!
Bye, mom!
- Oh, she sounds like fun.
- Yeah. Oh.
- You're gonna love her.
- Yeah. We're gonna get along.
Mom and I
are gonna get along for sure.
Hi! Sorry, I'm here!
- Ah, you're late.
- Ooh, yeah, sorry.
It took me a little longer
to bike than I thought.
Is your car in the shop again?
No. We sold it
to pay for more IVF.
Well, partially pay for it
- Oh, Olivia.
- Oh, that reminds me.
- Can you cover me Tuesday?
- Why?
They've got two viable embryos
and we're implanting on Tuesday.
Okay, so the word "implanting"
creeps me out.
Are you sure
you wanna try again?
Yeah, because kids
are expensive and overrated.
Do not act like your kids
are not your entire world.
- Is that a yes?
- I can cover Tuesday.
Thank you. You're the best!
And if it doesn't work out,
I'll just give you
one of my kids.
I worry about that one.
She should babysit my kids
for a night.
She'd have thought twice
about selling that car.
Ugh, where's Brain?
Uh, thank you, guys,
for taking me. Really.
I should have asked him
to take the day off.
- Don't be nervous.
- I know. What am I doing?
It's your first time.
I should be calming you.
Oh, please,
I rarely get anxious,
but this one,
he's a basket case.
I don't like doctors, hm.
Olivia Crawford?
You know, let me go first.
- I'll go tell her. Yes.
- What? Are you sure?
What if they won't
let us switch?
You don't know my wife.
She always gets what she wants.
Hi. Do you think
we could go first?
Like, these appointments
happening together...
that's the power of Anna.
Oh. Thank you.
I see why you love her.
All right, Olivia.
No more knock-knock jokes.
I'm done.
- Ready?
- Yeah.
- Sorry.
- No, it's okay.
Okay, it's time.
Brian, where are you?
All right, Olivia, I was happy
to get Ms. Ramirez in earlier.
- But I'm sorry.
- Please, please.
He, I know he's gonna be here.
We can't wait any longer.
Two more minutes?
Okay, oh, no, it-it's fine.
- You know the protocol.
- Yup.
- State your name.
- Olivia Crawford.
- Mm-hmm.
- There we go.
- Oh, babe!
- Hey, babe.
Honey, I thought something
happened. Where were you?
No, no, no. I'm fine, I'm fine.
No, no, no. I'm sorry.
I got stuck at the site
and my phone died, as always.
Just in time, Brian.
I'll never miss this.
You're beautiful.
- That's it.
- We did it.
- Good job. Good job.
- Okay.
I came to play, guys.
Yeah. Yeah.
- She always does.
- All right.
- Everyone gets five still.
- Five still.
I think
we should play for money.
I think that's a good idea.
Do the bears on your scrubs know
that you're a ruthless gambler?
Yes, and they support me, dad.
Oh, please tell me you don't
take money from your patients.
I work in pediatrics. Plus,
kids never bring their wallets.
That's a shame.
- That's not funny.
- All right, let's see 'em.
Is everyone good
putting your cards? Dad?
- Yeah, yeah.
- Okay, ready?
Yes, all right.
There you go. Take 'em.
- Ooh! Full house!
- Ooh...
- What?
- I don't play. I don't know.
- No way! Oh.
- I'm not gonna say.
But, dad, uh,
speaking of a full house, uh,
Brian and I actually just
finished another round of IVF.
I mean, you know,
nothing official, of course,
but we'll know in a few days.
I didn't realize
you guys were trying IVF again.
So many children
in need of good homes.
Well, you already
helped dad raise me.
- I didn't raise you.
- You did, after mom died.
So I know you'd be a great mom.
- Oh, I love you. Thank you.
- And I love you, too.
Have you guys considered
- Adoption?
- Yup. Yup.
We've considered
all those options.
And-and we are open
to all of those options,
of course, dad.
You know, we just,
we wanna try one more time.
And, you know,
we really want a big family
and I wanna
experience pregnancy.
And just with all this,
it's just,
I kinda feel like
I'm running out of time.
There's still time.
I mean, I mean, you're young.
Oh, dad, I love you,
we've been over this,
and fertility is a disease.
Mm-hmm, it can happen to anyone
at any age.
Thank you.
I just hate to see you
experience so much heartache.
I tell you what,
why don't
we talk about the cards?
- Mm.
- Good idea?
Yeah, that's about right.
I have something to tell you.
I-is it, is it bad news?
Oh, my God, it's bad news.
- It's not bad news.
- I'm pregnant?
Yes, you're pregnant with twins!
- Oh... Oh, my God!
- Wh... Uh, uh...
Are they, are they healthy?
I mean, everything's going...
I know you're very nervous.
But even after
recurrent pregnancy loss,
upwards of 77 percent of women
go on to have
healthy pregnancies.
And so there's no reason
for me to believe
that you won't be
part of that majority.
Oh, my God!
Twins! Oh, my God.
Feeling good about this, mama.
Exciting, but good.
Let's not get too excited
'cause we don't...
No, no, no, it's too late,
it's too late.
- We got this. We got this.
- Ah...
- Hey.
- Hi.
- Gabe, Anna.
- Are we pregnant?
Congratulations to you both.
Oh, God! Oh, God! Oh!
- Oh, God!
- Whoo!
I got to call my mom!
I got to call my mom!
Oh, my God, where's my phone?
Where's my purse?
- Uh...
- Uh, right, I put it...
Thank you, doctor. Thank you.
Okay, okay!
- Oh!
- Thank you!
- Thank you!
- That's good.
What is that?
All right, well,
here's to being pregnant.
Salud! Salud!
- Cheers.
- Oh.
Ah. I hope you're hungry.
Uh, we ate earlier.
There's, there's more to come,
I promise you. Come on.
Oh, you need my help?
I'm coming.
Yes, yes.
I can't believe
our babies are having babies.
- I wanna be happy for her.
- Then do it.
She has
enough of her own problems.
She needs her papa
to support her.
So have you told anyone?
Just my dad and my sister.
How about you?
Oh. Oh, God, I've told everyone.
Gabe can't stop telling people.
He-he told the mailman
this morning.
Oh, that's sweet.
Uh, Brian's too nervous
to tell anyone
before the second trimester.
You know, just because
you've had a miscarriage
doesn't mean
that you'll have another one.
I know. I just, I wish I was
confident as you about it.
Well, I think
we've sacrificed so much
that I kinda wanna just shout it
to the world.
Come on! Come on!
What, what, what?
I have no idea
what's happening right now.
- I don't...
- World, I'm pregnant!
- Now you go.
- No, no, that's fine.
No, you should do it.
- World, I'm pregnant!
- Okay, louder.
Come on, that's lame. Louder.
I'm having twins!
Hell, yeah! You are!
You two, come back inside.
Come back inside.
This is a great day.
You're insane. That was crazy.
Oh, I love it. Oh, my God.
We should commemorate
this, all right? Ready?
- Oh, yes, yes.
- Okay.
Okay, one, two, three,
say babies.
Oh, I love it.
- Oh, my God.
- Oh.
Come, come, eat.
You know, I'm just gonna
spoil my baby today.
I'm gonna spoil
your babies today.
I might spoil
everyone's babies today.
I shouldn't say that so loud.
Okay. Look at that.
Oh, oh...
- Aww...
- Look at this.
- It's so cute. But...
- Mm-hmm.
What if it's a girl?
Girls can wear that.
- Hell, yeah, they can.
- Yeah.
Oh, did we go upstairs?
Is there an upstairs?
- Yeah.
- Oh, we got to do that.
Oh, look at that.
Oh, look at...
Another wonderful choice.
How far along are you?
Sixteen weeks. We both are.
Well, we work
with a local artist
and every book is handmade.
- Wow. It's gorgeous.
- Yeah.
I need some of these.
This is nice.
- Oh, my God!
- What?
You chose the gender in advance
during the insemination
and you didn't tell me?
- Shh!
- You're having a boy?
Yes, I'm having a boy.
I didn't wanna tell anyone,
it's controversial
depending on your beliefs.
And I don't wanna be judged.
Oh, Anna, I would never judge
you. I-I think it's great.
I'm so happy for you guys.
Both of our embryos were boys.
Gabe's always wanted a son,
he's never said that,
but I know he does.
You guys didn't wanna know
the sex of your babies?
No, Brian and I thought
it might be kinda nice
to have some element of surprise
in all this.
Plus, can you imagine
the upcharge for twins? Crazy.
Oh, my gosh, look...
Look at that rainbow.
You hungry?
Are you kidding?
All I do is eat.
Well, there's an adorable bistro
about a block away.
My treat, don't argue.
Come on, we can drive.
Oh. No, don't be silly,
We can walk.
Is it a long block?
- Okay.
- Okay.
You got it?
Yeah, I got it.
All right, now, are you sure
you bought enough stuff?
'Cause I think there was, like,
two things left in the back.
I told you
I was spoiling this baby.
Oh, you know what,
speaking of spoiling, my mom's
throwing me this huge
baby shower at the restaurant.
Oh, that's great,
well, ask her if there's
anything I can do to help.
What is it?
Oh, it, I just, it's a cramp.
Okay, you know what?
Let's go sit down.
- Okay. Yeah.
- Okay?
- All right.
- There you go.
- Yeah, it's good...
- Okay.
Okay, Anna, give me your keys,
I'll take you to the hospital.
No, I just need some water.
I just...
No, Anna, you need to go
to the hospital.
- I know...
- Come on.
- Oh, my God.
- Oh, God...
- Okay, give me your bags.
- Oh, my God...
- This can't be happening.
- It's okay, it's okay.
Just get in the car.
It's okay. Just give me the...
I'm gonna take you to
the hospital, okay? It's okay.
Okay. It's o...
Okay, just breathe, all right?
Oh, my God.
Just breathe.
It's okay. Just breathe.
It's okay. Just breathe, honey.
Just breathe.
It's okay.
Look, this hospital is the best.
My sister works here,
and I got a hold of Gabe.
He's gonna be here
really soon, okay?
- Just wait, wait in the hall.
- Her husband's not here yet.
- No, I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
- Please. Please.
Dr. Davis, telephone, please.
Dr. Davis, telephone, please.
- Hi!
- Hi!
- Are you okay? What's goin' on?
- I'm okay.
I'm okay, I'm okay,
the babies are okay.
It's, it's Anna.
Her baby?
- Well, what happened?
- I don't know what happened.
I don't know.
Is she okay? Are they okay?
Baby's gone.
Can I get you a fresh cup?
No, thanks.
- How about some French toast?
- No, that's fine.
Um, aren't you leaving
to work soon?
I thought
maybe I could take the day off.
We could, uh,
drive to the beach.
Gabe, you have to stop
doing this.
You've been doing this
for two weeks now.
I don't wanna go to the beach.
I don't want breakfast.
I don't wanna be placated,
I don't wanna be distracted.
Then what do you want?
I'm gonna go lie down.
- I-I'll come with you...
- No. Please, just go to work.
- Hey!
- Hi.
- I appreciate you coming.
- Oh, of course.
I'm so glad you called.
This is from Brian.
- What's this?
- Wind chimes.
He, um, he made 'em for me
when we lost our babies.
And I love to hear the sound.
You know, makes me feel
connected to 'em.
They're beautiful.
Tell him I said thank you.
Of course.
- I-I just don't know what to do.
- Oh, Gabe, I know.
But no one knows what to do.
And everything
is an emotional landmine.
You know, I would, I'd go into
the bathroom and run the faucet
so he wouldn't hear me crying,
you know?
And when we finally broke down
and talked about it,
he said
he was doing the same thing.
I know it's tough.
Just be gentle
with each other, okay?
When she's ready to talk,
she'll talk.
Come here.
- Thank you.
- Of course, darling.
I'm sure
she'll love to see this.
- Yeah, I'll bring 'em in.
- Door's open.
I'm sorry
I didn't call you back.
Oh, I understand.
I was just waiting
to feel normal again.
I know. It takes time.
H-h-how much time?
There are no rules.
And it's a lonely club.
You know, it's the part
that no one talks about.
But I want you to know
I am here, okay?
You can talk to me any time.
This would make a good
workout room, don't you think?
Oh. Sweetheart, come here.
- Oh, these are so cute.
- I know, right?
I know. Hi! Good to see you.
I made them
with my own two hands
because I love you so much.
Oh, you are the best sister. Hi!
Thank you for coming.
Here's you necklace.
- For you!
- Oh, hey!
- Mwah! You look...
- Look at you.
You look gorgeous
and you, too, look gorgeous.
Hello, I've got some necklaces
for you guys.
- This is for you, dear.
- Okay, so what the hell is this?
Okay, don't say the B word, or
we'll take away your necklace.
Well, why would I call someone
the B word?
At the shower,
the B word is baby.
- Yes.
- Oh, that's ridiculous.
Well, there are prizes
for the person at the end
with the most necklaces,
so keep your ears open.
Oh, okay, oh, and since
I covered your shift for IVF,
I hope you'll be naming
one of the twins Gail.
You know, if it's a girl,
I'll consider it.
Do not encourage her, Olivia.
All right, you can set
your gifts under the bag.
We got plenty of food.
I'm so happy you're here.
- Thank you. We love you.
- Thank you, guys.
- See you later. Hi! Hello!
- This is for you.
Yeah, this is for you. I'll
show you where to put those.
Okay? Wanna follow me down?
- Thanks, Lil.
- You're welcome.
All right, guys,
we're gonna play some games,
so put your baby gifts
on the table.
Oh, my God!
- Hi!
- Hey.
- Oh, you guys came. Hi!
- Yes. Hello.
Oh, I'm so glad you're here.
Thank you for coming.
- Thanks for having us.
- Of course.
- Thank you.
- Blue and pink, huh?
Yeah, you know, thought
we'd cover all our bases, so...
- Well, you look great.
- Thank you.
I'll go look for Brian.
- Hi!
- Oh.
- This is so beautiful!
- Thank you.
You know,
I totally would've understood
if you didn't wanna come
to this.
No. I would never have
missed it.
- I got you something.
- Yeah?
- Yes. Yes, you can.
- Can I open it?
Oh, Anna. You remembered.
It's extra-large, plenty of room
to write everything
from their, uh, blood types
to the first day of preschool.
Oh, my God,
that was so thoughtful.
- Thank you.
- You're welcome.
- Oh, I love it.
- I'm glad you do.
Oh, it's gorgeous!
Look at that.
Oh, hi, guys. Listen.
Um, there's drinks inside,
lots of food.
Enjoy. I'll see you
in a little bit, okay?
- Okay. Hello.
- Thank you.
Hey, hi, thank you for coming.
How are you holding up?
I feel like
everything I'm doing is wrong.
Yeah. I've been there.
Liv, she went
to these support groups,
you know, talked about it,
helped her out a lot.
I'm not really that into that,
so, uh, not for me.
So what did you do?
She gave me this journal.
Put it in my truck.
Her therapist says
that it may be easier for me
to write about it
than talk about it, so...
- Was it?
- I don't know. Maybe. Yeah.
I feel like it was
the best time of our lives.
And... then boom.
Just gone.
You know, grief,
it's-it's complicated.
Tell me about it,
one minute she's angry,
the next minute she says she
doesn't want every conversation
to be about the miscarriage.
I can't win.
I'm talking about your grief.
I don't feel like I have
the right to even talk about it
because it's so much worse
for her, you know?
I know, grief is this
invisible wrecking ball,
comes in, destroys your whole
life, no one ever even sees it.
I shut down, stopped talking.
How did you fix it?
That's just it.
I stopped trying to fix it.
I stopped trying to be
the fix-it man for everything
and I started listening.
- Hey. Um...
- Hey.
- Hey.
- I'm ready to go.
- Okay, how you feel?
- Yeah, I'm f-fine. I just...
I'm ready to go.
Yeah. Yeah, I'm ready.
- Okay, buddy.
- Thanks so much for everything.
- You wanna watch a little TV?
- No, I'm gonna go to bed.
- I'll go to bed with you.
- You go ahead.
You know, maybe I'll just,
I'll read a little.
- Really?
- Gabe, I just need some space.
I've given you
nothing but space.
What about what I need?
We're not doing this.
It has been
over four months now.
When are we gonna
start talking about this?
I'm hurting here, you know?
He was my son, too.
He wasn't your biological son.
How can you say that to me?
You looked me in the eye
and you told me
that biology
didn't mean anything.
You told me
being a father was about more.
- Was that all a lie?
- No, I'm sorry.
It's not what I meant.
- Well, how could I...
- No, you just...
You just, you don't understand.
It's different
when you're a mother.
How can I know how you feel
if you don't even talk to me,
if we don't spend time together,
if you don't look at me?
- Gabe, this isn't about you.
- It should be about both of us!
I mean, it's crazy,
I-I reach out to you
a-and you just pull away,
over and over and over.
Stop. Really, stop complaining.
Stop telling me
I'm a horrible wife.
Stop telling me
all of these things
'cause you're not making it
any better.
That's not what I'm saying.
You are a wonderful wife.
I just don't know
what to do anymore.
I just want to be alone.
- And I wanna be with you.
- And I want to be alone.
I give up.
Okay, so I'm not gonna try
getting these boxes down
and unload them.
They can do that themselves.
Hey, Gail, how many flats
of water are down there?
I can't see past my feet.
Okay, let's see...
One, two, three.
- Oh. Oh, water.
- I got it!
No, no. M-m-my water just broke.
Oh. Bernie!
- We got a code baby!
- Babies?
Are we having the babies?
Are we having the babies now?
- Oh, my God, I'm coming!
- I'm breathing. It's fine!
Having the babies? We're
gonna have the babies here.
Okay, you're making me nervous,
it's fine.
- I-I'm breathing!
- Okay, okay!
Call Brian.
Gail, you're in charge.
- Got it! Breathe!
- You're gonna have the babies!
We're gonna do it right here?
I'm in charge? I need wine.
Oh, Mrs. Kepler, good to see
you. We're having the babies.
We're gonna go to the car,
we're gonna go in the car,
and we're gonna have the babies,
we're gonna have the babies
in the car, we're gonna have
the babies in the car.
Breathe in,
we're going to my car.
Okay, oh, God, I'm breathing...
- Keep breathing...
- You're making me nervous.
It's not birthing!
Don't be nervous!
People have been having,
women have had babies
a long time, and you knew
this was gonna happen.
It's been almost nine months.
You knew this was gonna happen.
That's true, I can have babies.
You're gonna have babies
in the hospital,
not in my car. Get in my car!
Get in the car, Olivia,
all of you
get in the car
and don't come out!
Oh, my God.
We're parents.
Oh, my God.
Hi, buddy.
One, two, whoo-hoo!
Ah! We're doing it!
Come here, guys. Okay.
Here we go, guys. Ooh.
Oh, Mia, hold on, baby, hold on.
Sorry, she's fussy.
Can you, please, hold him
for a second?
- Okay, Sammy, go see Anna.
- Of course. Oh.
My goodness,
look at this beautiful boy!
- Hi, mama. Ah.
- Four months.
- I can't believe it.
- I know. Me neither.
I mean, it's so weird,
it feels like I just had them
and like
they've been here forever.
Are, uh, you and Gabe
thinking of trying again?
We haven't discussed it.
You know, um, Brian's
been picking up extra shifts
so I can extend
my maternity leave,
but, God,
we're both just so exhausted.
- I can help.
- What are you talking about?
You are the busiest woman
I know.
Mrs. I Run Three Restaurants.
I'm not too sure
I'm gonna go back.
Come on, you love your job.
You said
it was just a leave of absence.
I just, I don't want
people pitying me.
And Gabe is the superstar.
You know, he's the one
that people come to see.
- He's the chef.
- I bet he misses you.
Well, he's been working a lot
so it's kinda been a blessing.
You know, you guys
just need to reconnect.
No. I'm not feeling it.
Look, okay, here's what you got
to do, all right?
You got to just,
you got to start small, right?
Just, like, um, you know,
put on a sexy dress,
surprise him at work.
- Oh, do the hair thing.
- What hair thing?
You know, when you're like,
"Hey there!"
And then you just do
the sexy hair thing.
- Yeah, give him the heat.
- No, actually, I don't know.
Put on some heels.
- Come on, stop it.
- Play some sexy music.
Thank God...
I just got them to go to sleep.
I didn't want them to...
I can go start dinner
if you want.
No, no, no, no.
Let's just do takeout.
Oh, my God,
I love you so much right now.
Wait a minute. Watch this.
- Are you ready? Okay, watch.
- Hm.
Shout shout let it all out
These are the things
I can do without come on
I'm talking to you come on
Sam likes the '80s, huh?
Shout shout let it all out
These are the things
I can do without come on
I'm talking to you come on
I mean, that guy ate, like,
six tacos and three burritos.
So crazy.
I mean, with everything
that we have on the menu...
I mean, come on,
all those wonderful dishes.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!
No, no, no.
You should leave. Anna!
- Anna, wait. It's...
- Ah, well!
- It's not what you think.
- Yeah, okay.
- Nothing happened.
- I don't believe you.
Uh, you saw her, she, uh,
she was just helping me lock up.
It looked like she wanted more
and it looked like
you were open to it.
No, I wasn't.
Y-you know I'd never do anything
to hurt us.
We've been together 16 years,
you know who I am!
Maybe I don't!
I come home and you look at me
like you hate me.
Oh, so it's my fault. Yeah.
I can't believe you would
do this to me, especially now.
Yeah, don't bother coming home.
- Get her out of here.
- Anna, please. Don't do this!
Oh, you let me sleep all night.
Best husband ever.
- Hey, mama.
- Hi.
- Do we have any coffee?
- We do. Fresh pot.
- Thank you.
- How'd you sleep?
Oh, like a baby.
I mean, not like our babies,
of course,
because I slept
through the night.
Yeah, not like our babies.
Sam never sleeps.
- You gotta sing the song.
- The song! That's what I forgot.
Shout shout let it all out
- Mm...
- I'm beyond exhausted, babe.
So how are you so calm
with all this goin' on?
You know, at night
when they're nursing...
they look at me like
they have all the answers to
all the questions I've ever had
in my entire life, and...
I-I just, I love 'em so much,
it hurts.
Babe, can we just eat bacon
and stay in our pajamas all day?
- Oh, I could deal with that.
- Mm.
- Cheers.
- Thank you.
Mm, I got to finish
the baby book.
Mm. Where was I?
Mm, right.
You want some grapes?
- Um, I'm okay. Thanks, though.
- Okay.
- Okay.
- More for me.
Mia is type O like me.
And Sam...
Hey, babe, what blood type
are you again?
O positive.
There must be a mistake.
It says Sam's AB.
- So?
- Well, it just...
That doesn't make any sense.
I don't understand.
What are you telling us?
There's no easy way to put this,
but there was an error
at implantation.
- Look, what happened was...
- No.
One of the embryos
was not yours.
Stop. Stop.
What are you talking about?
- Wait, hold, hold on, hold on!
- How did this happen?
- I carried someone else's baby?
- No...
The biological parents
have been notified.
They're here
and anxious to meet with you.
But you are
under no legal obligation...
No, no way!
We just found this out!
What do you mean as of yet?
That is my... No, babe.
We're going home.
Absolutely not, no.
- This is your fault.
- Stop it, Brian. Stop it!
Stop it! Come on,
we are leaving. Stop it.
No, we are not meeting
with anybody.
We are going...
T-this is insane. How can
something like this happen?
And what are they doing here?
This is your fault, man.
- Guys, you have every right...
- Dr. Nori, stop!
Everyone should direct
their questions to me.
They only thing
that we know definitively
is that the male embryo
that Ms. Crawford carried
and gave birth to belonged
to Mr. and Mrs. Ramirez.
Okay, now he's talking real.
Yeah, now as far as custody
of the child is concerned,
that would become a matter
of the family courts.
- What? What the... What?
- No. Come on. Stop! Stop!
Stop it, okay?
This is crazy! Okay.
Brian and Olivia are-are,
they're our friends
and they're not gonna fight us
for custody of our child.
it's not that simple.
You'll have to sue for custody.
No, you want me to sue for
custody of my own child?
A child that Olivia Crawford
gave birth to and has been
raising with her husband
for the past four months.
- His name is Sam!
- That's right. He has a sister.
He's a twin,
and you cannot separate them.
You can't let them take him.
Investigation or not,
our son is comin' home tonight.
- You're not taking him home!
- Stop! Stop it!
He is our son,
we are not giving up custody.
I've missed out on four months
of bonding with my son.
You can't do this, Olivia, you
can't keep a baby away from me.
You know what I've been through.
He is not an embryo anymore.
Sam is a real person,
a person we have been raising.
No, you know...
Why are you doing this?
- Anna, Anna!
- Back up!
Because I am his mother.
No, you're not his mother!
- I'm his mother!
- Anna, Anna, Anna!
This is not over. You should be
ashamed of yourselves.
- This is so disgusting.
- To hell with you!
We should go over there.
That's a bad idea.
I mean, we're all pretty upset,
you know?
- Upset? I'm devastated.
- So am I.
Or am I not allowed
to say that because
I'm not the biological father?
I'm sorry.
I never should've said that.
I can't live in a city
where someone else
is raising my baby, I can't.
We should go home and talk
to a lawyer in the morning.
This is not an excuse
for you to come back home.
As far as I'm concerned,
nothing has changed between us.
- Everything has changed...
- No, nothing. Nothing.
- Where you're concerned.
- Well, I did not have an affair.
I did nothing wrong. I'm not...
How long you're gonna do this
to me, huh? I mean...
Does it make you feel better
that you're doing this to us?
Where you goin'?
I'm tired. We need some rest.
Okay, w-we're wasting too much
energy fighting each other.
We should be fighting
for our son.
Maybe she won't fight. You know,
maybe she'll come to her senses.
- I know that she will.
- I don't know about that.
She had some time
to bond with him.
I don't care if they've bonded.
That's our child!
You like it?
Yeah, I do.
Mm, I need to ask you
by the way,
your friend Sarah,
her mom's a lawyer, right?
She any good?
Yeah, I think so,
she works a lot.
Okay. I need a real lawyer.
I mean, I have been doing
custody research for weeks now,
but, ooh, I have hit a wall
with what I can do on my own.
Research for what,
there's gonna be a hearing
and you'll give Sam back.
Are you serious?
That's not happening.
- Anna is the biological mother.
- Okay, Lily.
There's a lot more to being
a mother than genetics.
I mean, are you serious?
It's practically kidnapping.
Lily, think about everything
Brian and I have gone through,
they babies we've lost.
You're telling me that if you
had a child, you wouldn't do
everything in your power
to protect it?
Yeah, and think about
what Sam would want.
Yeah, Sam would wanna stay with
me, his mother and his sister.
Okay, if you kept Sam,
how do you know
he wouldn't resent you for it?
Lily, you don't understand,
because you're not a mother.
And as a mother, you do
everything in your power
to protect your child, so,
yes, I'm going to fight for Sam.
Are you gonna give me the number
or not?
So there's a hearing scheduled
for next week.
Family court moves fast,
the judge wants to resolve this
as quickly as possible
for the sake of the child.
Okay, how much is all this
gonna cost?
W-we can't worry about that. Why
would you even bring that up?
Well, we have another child
we have to think about.
- Mia's future.
- Well, sure, but, I mean...
The clinic isn't gonna want bad
press, there'll be some kind
of financial settlement. We'll
just use the money from that.
Suing a clinic could take years.
We'll be bankrupt by then.
These fights are
not made for the faint of heart
or wallet.
Maybe it's a good idea to open
up the lines of communication,
ease the heat on the situation
a bit.
I spoke to the Ramirez' lawyer
and she think
that's a good idea, too.
Like a cease fire,
a friendly meeting first.
- Just to talk. Yeah.
- Exactly.
'Cause then,
then they may actually see
that we're better for Sam,
and do the right thing.
Okay. Yeah. Yeah, let's do it.
- Absolutely.
- Good idea.
- Set it up.
- Great.
This is insane.
It's a total nightmare.
I know, and I, I don't know what
I was thinking the other day.
- I'm very sorry.
- No, I-it's okay.
I-I'm sorry, I was so upset,
and it just...
I'm hoping that we could
work this out together.
Yeah, s-so do I.
I-I wanted to talk
about visitation.
Okay, I mean,
I haven't spoken to Gabe,
but I'm sure that he'd be open
to you and Brian
having some sort
of informal visitation.
I don't think
there's a problem with that.
I actually wanted to offer
you and Gabe visitation.
- Are you joking?
- No.
Until we figure out
how to move forward.
You said
you didn't wanna hurt me.
I don't. Anna, think about
what is best for Sam.
We are all he knows.
I know for a fact
you don't have enough money
to fight a custody battle.
You're right, I don't,
but I would rather sell my house
than give away my son.
Your son is my son.
Olivia, don't walk away from me.
- Don't walk away from me!
- Get your hands off my client.
I got this. Oh.
- You got it?
- Yup. Go it.
- Anna Ramirez?
- Yeah?
You've been served.
A restraining order?
Who does she think she is?
Did you get physical with her?
No, I grabbed her arm, oh,
because she was pissing me off
with all that you-can-visit-
your-own-baby BS.
- This has to stop.
- Yeah, I know it does.
- We go to court tomorrow.
- No.
You, Anna. You have to stop.
The anger, kicking your husband
out, quitting your job.
Now is not the time to let your
emotions get the best of you.
Did Gabe talk to you?
Did he ask you to talk to me?
No! I speak for myself.
I'm your mother.
Well, what kinda mother
kicks her daughter
when she's already down?
Mija, you're only down there
because you won't stand up.
So that's it?
I've hit the amount of grief and
anger that I'm allowed to have?
I know you've suffered pain
no person should have to endure.
- But that's what women do.
- Oh.
We survive.
- We don't blow up our lives.
- Oh, God!
You think you know everything,
you don't!
You don't know how I feel.
A terrible thing has happened
to you and your friend.
But now you're acting unhinged,
self-indulgent, selfish.
I didn't raise you
to behave like this.
You're stronger than this.
What if I'm not?
I have faith
when all of this is done,
that little boy
will be in your arms.
But what kind of mother
will he be coming home to?
Get yourself together
before you lose everything.
When the babies were
born, they didn't look alike.
Were you surprised?
Twins don't always
look identical.
And my mother had dark hair.
But you had to be suspicious.
I mean, looking at Sam
next to Mia...
No. I-I-I wasn't.
Your argument
for keeping the child is that
you've had him
for longer than four months?
Did you consider
getting a DNA test earlier?
Why would I do that?
Because the child did not look
like you or your husband.
Had you followed up
with the test earlier,
we could've avoided all of this.
Parents do not get
DNA tests of their own children.
I mean, come on,
it's unthinkable that something
like this could even happen
in the first place.
Or maybe...
you didn't wanna know.
You saw the baby's
darker complexion
and you decided
to lie to yourself.
You basically stole this child
of your willful ignorance.
- Objection.
- Sustained.
More questions and
less editorializing, please.
Your Honor, until
an official ruling is given,
we'd like the court to consider
a motion for visitation.
We are opposing that request.
Ms. Crawford has a restraining
order against Anna Ramirez.
An order without merit
that's expiring
in less than a week.
Sam has never spent time
with anyone
outside of his parents.
It would be detrimental.
We'll start small.
I'll grant two hours
of supervised visitation
with a court monitor per week.
So what are we lookin' at?
He fell asleep
ten minutes after he got here.
And I feel like
she did it on purpose,
like she wanted us to have
a miserable visit.
I don't think Olivia has
the Jedi power of mind control.
That social worker keeps
writing in her notebook,
like she's grading me.
I think you're being paranoid.
Can't I just pick him up?
Oh, I-I see what you're saying.
It's like having a prison
monitor in my own home.
Well, this is hardly a prison.
- Oh, oh, what are you doing?
- Hug me.
I don't think she should know
that we're separated.
Hug me.
Is she looking at us?
We should look like
we're a loving couple.
Stop, you look scary.
Hug me!
- And I look like a hug hostage.
- Okay, fine. Fine.
- I'm picking him up.
- No, he might wake up.
It's a risk I'm willing to take.
Our son.
Hold our baby.
Oh, my God.
Look at his tiny fin-fingers.
He's beautiful.
We've reached the end
of our visit.
I'll be back next week
at the same time.
Can we ask Olivia to change
the time for the next visit
so it's not his nap time?
Of course.
I'll show you out.
This has been hell
for my wife and I.
What are the consequences
for what Dr. Nori
and his staff have done?
Not much.
But, look, the investigation
is still ongoing.
Here's what has been discovered.
Your wife and
Mrs. Crawford were scheduled
for consecutive IVF transfers
on the same day.
Both embryos were ready
for transfer
when the embryologist
was informed
of a switch
in the patient order.
Last-minute change,
Ramirez is up next.
So Mrs. Crawford's
embryonic fluid
was mixed into the same syringe
that was used for Mrs. Ramirez.
The Crawford embryo
was accidentally loaded
into the syringe
while the embryologist
was distracted.
Okay, human error,
human error cost us our child.
I'm sorry, you know,
I-I really wish I could tell you
you were the last couple
this could happen to,
but there is
no federal oversight.
No industry standard
and labeling.
It's a real problem.
- Hey.
- Hey, baby.
- How was your day?
- Exhausting.
Is the garbage disposal
making a sound?
- Yeah, um, seems fine.
- Mm.
You okay?
Yeah. Yeah. All great.
You know, you can tell me
if you're not.
I know.
Vanessa called me today.
She said you had questions
about another meeting
with Anna and Gabe.
No, just getting more details,
you know?
Now that that restraining order
has lapsed.
Because, maybe
they'll offer us visitation
if we lose custody.
Some time with our son is better
than no time at all, baby.
And if this doesn't go
our way...
I don't wanna lose our son
Anna and I spent most of
our 20s building our careers.
Our restaurants
were our children.
- Did you try IVF right away?
- No.
We just figured
it, it wasn't a big deal.
I mean, if you can't get
pregnant, you do IVF,
you get pregnant automatic,
you know?
- But it doesn't work that way.
- No. It's very expensive.
And chances of it working
past 35 aren't great.
Was she angry
when she couldn't get pregnant?
She was frustrated.
We both were.
- Does she gets angry often?
- I wouldn't say that.
Well, didn't you have to step
between her and Ms. Crawford
- Emotions were running high...
- Well, especially Anna's.
Are you aware that Ms. Crawford
has a restraining order
against your wife?
It was temporary.
Didn't you have to step between
your wife and Ms. Crawford
because you were afraid
that your wife
would put hands
on Ms. Crawford again?
You know, I-I don't know.
Your wife is an angry woman.
That kind of anger
can get volatile.
- Dangerous even.
- No!
Are you currently
living with your wife?
Did your wife
kick you out of the house?
How does that matter? I don't
see how that's important.
Okay, one last question,
Mr. Ramirez.
Are you the biological father
of this child?
No. We used a donor.
But you see him as your son?
You are his father?
So biology has nothing to do
with being a parent?
Yeah, we think so, too.
What if Anna Ramirez
is unfit to be a parent?
- Objection!
- Your Honor.
Who wouldn't be angry after
everything that we've suffered?
- Who wouldn't be angry?
- All right, all right.
- That's enough.
- Just I...
Yeah, okay.
I'm requesting Ms. Ramirez meet
with a court-appointed
That's not necessary.
This isn't punitive.
I'm giving your client
the opportunity
to express her emotions in
a more controlled environment.
We'll take the therapist's
recommendation into account
when deciding custody.
Court is adjourned.
I don't know what to say. I
don't really believe in therapy.
What do you believe in?
Yelling. But in a good way.
I'm passionate.
- You're not angry?
- I didn't say that.
Nobody dealing with infertility
can say that.
You own three restaurants,
you're clearly driven, smart,
used to getting what you want.
Infertility can't be controlled.
That'd make me angry.
But you were able to get
Yeah. I lost the baby.
Look, you couldn't
control that either.
A miscarriage
can be a profound loss.
My anger is not a bad thing
all the time, you know?
It keeps me moving forward.
Makes me really good
at kick-boxing.
It's a part of me.
It is me now.
What if it's not?
- What if it's protecting you?
- From what?
From experiencing emotions
that are harder to process.
Maybe anger feels safe.
I'm just here to offer you
some tools
to help navigate
complicated feelings.
Was it a boy or a girl?
A boy.
Thank you.
You're welcome.
I let myself in.
I can see.
- I was worried.
- I'm fine.
I wanna apologize
for what happened in court.
Don't. You told the truth.
- They were twisting my words.
- No, I'm not so sure they were.
I haven't been myself
for a while.
And I've been making excuses.
And I can't live
like that anymore.
I don't wanna live like that
I... am so sorry
for everything that I said.
We both said a lot of things
we regret this year.
Well, not just this year.
You used to hug me like this
on my way out the door.
And every day
I'd smell your perfume on me.
And I loved it.
I miss it.
And a thousand other
little things about you.
We didn't ask for these
awful things to happen to us.
And I don't know
what's gonna happen in court.
All I do know is that my life...
it doesn't mean anything
without you.
Please come home.
Thank you.
You're my big man forever, baby.
I love you so much,
you'll always be mine.
I know, buddy, I know.
You're always mine.
Always be my little boy.
Always be my boy.
Shout shout let it all out
These are the things
we can do without
Shout shout let it all out
These are the things
we can be without
Today is our last day
of testimony
and I'm confident
we'll have a decision on Monday.
I believe we'll be hearing
from Ms. Ramirez first.
Thank you.
You never think something
like this will happen to you.
You dream about getting married
and having babies,
but you never dream about IVF,
about shots and harvesting eggs,
of medical procedures and loss.
And you never,
for one moment, think
the doctor's office you trust
will make a mistake like this.
You don't know how you'd react
because the concept
doesn't even exist.
Mistakes like this aren't
supposed to happen, but it did.
It happened
to my husband and me.
And yet,
people are judging my...
reactions and my emotions as
if it's a window into my soul.
But it's only a window
into my pain.
What would you do?
How would you react?
There's nothing extraordinary
or excessive about my feelings.
I'm angry about losing four,
now five months
of bonding time with my child.
I won't deny it.
But I'm also heartsick.
I'm tired.
And mostly, I'm afraid.
I'm afraid that you can
take my baby away forever
and I'll always be a mother
without a child.
And I can't control any of it.
Not his name, not his birth,
not your opinion of me.
And I can't control whether
he gets to go home in my arms
when all of this is over.
So I'll ask you again.
What would you do?
How would you prove
your worthiness as a parent?
Because I am worthy.
My husband is worthy.
And none of this is our fault.
Please let us take
our baby home.
Do we need a recess?
No, Your Honor.
We'll hear
from Ms. Crawford next.
Thank you, Your Honor.
Um, A-Anna's right.
This isn't her fault
and it's not mine
and I-it's not Sam
or Mia's fault either.
I carried the babies
and gave birth to them.
And everything Brian and I
have done up until this point
is to protect them.
I wanna try to give Sam
a voice today.
It's his custody hearing,
but, uh, you don't know much
about him.
He, uh...
He-he's so curious
about the world
and his sister and us and...
He just wants to stay awake
all the time and explore it.
And he's quite vocal.
Even at 2:00
in the morning, he...
we have long talks, he and I.
And every time I place him
on the floor next to Mia...
he always finds her hand...
like it's an extension
of his own.
I don't know what he would do
without her.
And-and Sam, he...
he said his first word.
He said "Ma."
And he said that word to me.
Sam would be scared without me.
He cries every time I put him
down or leave the room.
He doesn't know about DNA.
He only knows
that I am the person
who keeps him safe
in this world.
He only knows
that I am his mother.
I love you.
It's gonna be okay.
I-I can't.
What if I don't see him again?
- What if they take him away?
- Stop. Stop.
You see your sister
and grandpa? Yeah.
- There they are. Hi, Mia.
- Oh, boy.
You wanna say hi? Yeah.
Oh, there she is.
Yeah, you've got her.
A foot... He's got
a little foot tap there.
Oh, the littlest feet
in the world.
Hi, guys.
- Okay, I hate to be a hog. Hi!
- Okay. Oh, oh, look who's here.
- Hi. But I'm stealing you.
- Oh...
- My Mia.
- You need some daddy time?
- You need daddy?
- Yeah, come on, daddy.
Oh, no, bubba.
Who's your daddy?
Shout shout let it all out
How are you?
Well, I've been better,
you know?
I just, I wish mom were here.
I wish she could tell me
if I'm doing this right.
Your mom would be so proud
of you.
Now, a mother fights.
You're doin' it right.
That's my baby girl.
- I wanna go see my grandbabies.
- Yeah, they're yummy.
- Hey.
- Go get 'em.
Hi, grandpa.
This was a difficult decision.
Even with the expedited process,
there is now
a five-month-old child
to consider.
Limited-case law favors
the biological parent,
but nothing is set in stone.
We must consider
the length of time
the child has been living
with the Crawford's
in deciding
who the legal parents are.
There are no winners here.
Two families
have been torn apart.
After reviewing
all of the testimony...
I rule in favor
of the plaintiffs.
Thank you.
Your Honor, we are requesting
mandatory visitation.
Olivia and Brian Crawford
will not receive
court-mandated visitation.
It's time to give Sam and his
biological family some peace
and to give yourselves
the time you need to heal.
Hi, sweetheart.
It's okay.
It's gonna be okay, I promise.
It's okay.
There he is.
Hi. Oh, no, no, no...
Oh, no, no, no...
I know, I know, I know...
Oh, look.
- Look, look, look. Oh!
- Yeah, he likes that.
- Hi. Hi.
- Come here, come here, come...
- No.
- It's all good.
- Oh. Hi, baby.
- Hi, baby.
I put your lunch right there.
Oh, yes, this I will not
be needing today.
I think you and me,
we're going to lunch.
- Take the day off.
- What? Why?
Yeah, I don't know, I just think
we should spend some time
What? Why?
- Are you sick?
- No. No, I'm not sick.
I just wanna spend some time
with you, talk about our future.
Uh... okay, but, you know,
talking isn't exactly
your favorite thing to do.
I know. Come here.
What would you say
if I was home every weekend?
Oh, my God!
Did you lose your job?
No! Babe, no.
Quite the opposite.
I think I got a new one.
I'll be home every weekend.
God, I'm so happy for you.
Brian, this is wonderful.
Well, thank you, baby.
I know, I know.
I did it for us,
but the most important thing is
I want my life to be about you
and Mia
and... and maybe
our future children.
Really? You've been thinkin'
about future kids?
Mm-hmm. Yeah. A lot.
And this new job,
it's got comprehensive
health insurance.
- Oh, you know how to turn me on.
- Mm...
Say it again.
Comprehensive health insurance.
Okay, okay, okay, okay, okay.
I'm sorry, baby.
Baby, what's the matter?
Tell me.
Okay, okay, I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
One sec.
Hi! Hi, what are you doin' here?
He cries for you.
He cries just all the time.
And then when he falls asleep,
I'm afraid to put him down
because I'm afraid
he's gonna wake up,
and I'm scared
I don't know what I'm doing.
Come here, come here.
Hi. Hi, Sammy.
Uh, sometimes it helps to sing
that song Shout.
- You know that...
- No.
Shout shout
Let it all out
These are the things
I can do without come on
- Really? It's working.
- Every time.
He's such a weird kid.
Shout shout let it all out
These are the things
I can live without come on
I'm talking to you come on
Come on
Yes, look at this.
Oh, yeah.
There you go.
You wanna go see Uncle Bernie?
Go see Uncle Bernie.
Oh, my... Look, there are just
way too many presents here.
Look at all this.
Hi, how are you?
Well, the kids only have
their first birthday once.
Oh, Gabe got these, uh,
banana cupcakes made.
All natural ingredients.
No sugar added.
They're pretty amazing.
This whole thing
is pretty amazing.
- Are you kidding?
- Thank you.
Gabe, look at this.
I mean, come on.
- He made a lot of this. Yup.
- You did?
- Mm!
- Gabe, what are you doing?
What? The kids can't even count.
They don't know
what date it-it is today.
They're supposed to be for them.
Well, you should try it.
It's delicious.
- No, I don't want it.
- Hey, hey, hey.
Picture, picture, picture.
Everyone get in together.
All right. On three.
One, two, three.
Thank you, dad.
I'mma go get some more drinks.
I'll be back. Come on.
I love these cupcakes.
- You know what I love?
- Hm?
- A happy ending.
- Aww...
- You look beautiful.
- Thank you.
- Can I tell you something?
- Yes.
We really want a cupcake.
Now that I'm eating for
two again, that's two cupcakes.
Yes, cupcakes for everyone.