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Season 1 | Episode 6 | “Midwife Crisis” | Aired July 6, 2015

Everything is more on Odd Mom Out: Louder. Grosser. Sillier. Obviously the birth of Brooke’s baby would be no different. To borrow from Andy to sum up Jill’s general situation, “You look like you murdered someone.”

This week’s “Midwife Crisis” picks up where we left off last week: Jill’s song and dance in the streets of the Upper West Side and Brooke’s labor … except we get one of those episode structures in which we see the end first.

The end consists of a manic, mascara-smeared Jill running into her ex-boyfriend while dressed in a hospital gown, smudged with blood, and carrying a box of adult diapers.

Rewind to the beginning, five hours earlier, when Jill arrives at Brooke’s apartment and follows a trail of blood (yes, I said blood) to find Brooke writhing on the floor. She’s clutching her nonexistent belly and trying to will her baby to stay inside her. She’s committed to the C-section, and is absolutely terrified at the thought of that baby coming out of her Sally Jane.

The birth scene that ensues is one of the most graphic and comically exaggerated moments of slapstick that I’ve seen in a while. Even though this is Brooke’s fourth pregnancy, it’s the first time she’s had to deal with all the biology, and the revelation that HER doody is on the carpet just about sends her over an emotional cliff. Good thing she keeps a stack of nondisclosure agreements in the bedside table drawer, because she doesn’t want Jill telling anybody about this.

Jill helps Brooke give birth on

Jill, still carting around Grenouille (Hazel’s class’s stuffed frog), is out of options as far as pawning this delivery off on someone else. Andy and Lex are “unplugging” for the day, thanks to an article in the HuffPo—the same article that brought Vanessa and Elliot together, presumably. They are strolling in the park. Vanessa and Elliot are having super-loud and violent-sounding sex. Jill, meanwhile, is asking Siri to give instructions on how to deliver a baby.

Jill quickly gives up, barking at Siri, “I don’t have time to read this sh-t.” She gives in to the idea that she’s going to have to deliver the baby herself. Brooke seems on board with this idea and gives Jill a good look at her Sally Jane, crowning baby and all. Jill, as eloquent and composed as ever, shouts, “Holy head of hair,” having seen, presumably, the top of the baby’s head.

As Jill and Brooke labor to get that baby out of her, the birthing scenes are intercut with steamy scenes of Vanessa and Elliot having some good ol’-fashioned first-date sex. Funny enough, the positions aren’t all that different in each situation.

Finally, Brooke gets it out, with a little bit of emotional support from Grenouille—and Jill calling her a bitch, “the way sassy black guys say it.” At last, the entire gruesome, bloody gorefest is over.

Meanwhile, Andy and Lex are having the time of their lives, eating salted-caramel ice cream and deciding to work together, totally oblivious to the horror show that is unfolding between their wives. Once they do turn their phones back on, both are dinging nonstop with text messages, of the panicked, fear-stricken variety.

Once at the hospital, Jill is trying to scrub human fluids out of Grenouille when Andy arrives to bring Jill a change of clothes—a red bandage dress with a broken zipper that looks like she should be the headliner on a singles cruise. Luckily, a friendly nurse finds a hospital gown for her to put on, so now her look is more Girl, Interrupted meets serial killer.

Brooke and Jill continue to bond, which really entails Brooke sending Jill on a ton of really expensive errands. Brooke is definitely going to need some adult diapers, because birth is messy and she wasn’t expecting all the blood. There’s so much blood, in fact, that Brooke has to make sure she didn’t give birth to a cheese grater instead of a human baby.

While Jill is out running errands, she sees the old boyfriend, the one from the end-beginning. She seeks out a conversation with him … on purpose. She looks like a crazy person, and the old boyfriend practically leaves a jerk-shaped hole in the convenience-store exit door.

Brooke things the baby is a little too ethnic on

Back at the hospital, the whole (Von) Weber gang is together, and Candace feels personally victimized by the choice of “Langley” for the baby’s name. To her, fresh from a makeover, it just doesn’t seem right that Brooke and Lex would choose the CIA headquarters as inspiration, instead of her sister Maureen.

Brooke is less than thrilled at her “ethnic”-looking baby, and hopes she’ll outgrow it. She already tried to claim that Langley wasn’t hers, but bar codes don’t lie.

Lex also lets it slip that Andy has agreed to come work with him, and Jill insists on “ripping him a new one in private.” She eventually comes around; the added income will be nice, even if it’s more money, but minus his soul divided by his integrity.

Jill may not be so excited about all the big changes happening, but how fun is it going to be to see her and Brooke be brand-new besties? Not to mention all the social awkwardness that is sure to come our way once she and Andy start to hang with an even richer squad. Yay for Jill’s spaziness—it makes great TV.

Odd Mom Out airs Mondays at 10/9C on Bravo.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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