Missed out? Here’s what happened on Offspring last week.
The opening dialogue of this episode consists of a woman telling Nina she has 12 eggs, a lovely even dozen, and they are all in very good condition.
Ah, sounds like a lovely afternoon at an organic farmer’s market, perched between sweeping mountains and a babbling brook.
Except… the woman is a doctor, Nina is stretched out on a hospital bed, and those eggs are not for scrambling or whipping up into a delectable omelette. They come from Nina’s womb and are of the baby-making variety.
It looks like our Nina is about to reap the benefits of all that crazy, hormonal angst from last week. She has eggs ready to be turned into babies, but the question is: whose babies will they be?
She can either choose to have them fertilised with her dead lover Patrick’s frozen sperm, or offer them to Billie so she can have a baby. Even though she hasn't told Billie the decision is even on the table.
So, that should end well...
As if Nina doesn't have enough to worry about, she receives a call from black-sheep-of-the-family-and-probably-a-psychopath Will — the half-brother dreams are made of.
He informs her he secretly booked an Uber ride with Jimmy and again offered him cash so he would forget that whole shady business situation, and love him again. Smooth move, Will.
Instead of hanging up, Nina tells Will he cannot buy his brother’s love; he needs to connect to Jimmy on a more intimate level. He has to do something mortifying.
In the midst of this sibling drama, Nina has her eggs harvested and during her drug-induced hospital dreams, ghost Patrick once again makes an appearance.
Um... is it just me, or is this guy holding on just a little too tightly to his former life? Does he not have a harp to strum, a halo to polish, or — if he wants to hang around Earth — some annoying little children he can scare?
Patrick, it’s OK to go into the light.
Nina decides to have the eggs fertilised with Patrick’s sperm, so I guess Patrick’s afterlife presence is going to be sticking around a bit longer.
Which, to be honest, is bit annoying because I have a new favourite Offspring couple.