-Julia slamming the door on her marriage to Joel
“You can’t pretend that you didn’t destroy me, because you did, you destroyed us — all of us.” YOU TELL ‘EM, JULIA — and get that hot lawyer ass. You deserve it even though you are fairly high maintenance!
-Sarah momsplaining parenthood to Amber (most meta moment of this show so far, besides Adam exacerbating his whiteness to Mista Ray and crew in season three)
This was one of the moments when it was hard not to confuse Sarah with Lauren Graham’s Lorelai Gilmore. While Lorelai would blow up at Rory over something as serious as unplanned pregnancy (remember how she freaked when Rory lost her virginity to a married Dean?), Sarah condescends to Amber about the realities of child-rearing. Simplistic language like “you’re one person and you’ll turn into two, you need to make plans for that” is weird and sort of inadvertently funny because it sounds so much like Gilmore Girls sarcasm. Had a hard time figuring out who was being a jerk until…
-Sarah figuring out she was a jerk to Amber about her keeping the baby*
Awwww: “It doesn’t matter what I feel, I need to be there for her.” Also: baby pictures and “I realize I forgot to tell you about all the good stuff.” Braverman ladies: supporting each other through a never-ending string of pregnancy drama since 2010.
-Zeek choosing life, or at least a routine valve replacement, because Amber has mated with his favorite ex-soldier
This was a really sweet way to end a super annoying episode! Bonus points for terrible Zeek dance moves immediately following this revelation.
-Zeek’s speech to Adam about death* (HOLY SHIT ALL THE FEELS)
A tearful Adam: “If you don’t have the surgery, you could die. You could die, Dad. What do I do then?”
A stone-cold serious Zeek: “If I die you just take my ashes, you scatter them in center field in Marine Park, and you play a game of baseball over me. Because I’m going out on my terms.”