You’re probably sitting down to read this with a glass of wine in your hand after a frantically busy day at work.
Normally, I would feel sorry for you. But right now your life is no where near as busy as Nina Proudman’s.
She’s got that whole single mother/new girlfriend/acting head of obstetrics/sisterly shoulder to cry on juggling act going on and lets just say she’s not quite handling it.
Throw in the fact that she somehow has to fit catching newborn babies into that already packed schedule and you have yourself a work/life balance pickle of epic proportions.
Need to catch up on last week’s episode of Offspring? Read that equally upsetting and hilarious recap right here.
Thank goodness for the uncomplicated, undemanding patience of Harry, whose existence I have questioned in the past, but who I now realise is there to provide a blank canvas for Nina to react against.
He’s also there to stay at home with Zoe while Nina roams around to different sets and has adventures. Thus solving the age old TV dilemma of what to do with kids who were introduced to further the plot and now no longer serve much of a purpose.
Friends had baby monitors with science fiction levels of range and sound. Offspring has Harry.
Meanwhile, Zara and Jimmy have not progressed past last week's showdown in the park.
There is no longer the pre-tense of amicable parenting between them, let alone a happy ever after reunion. We see little Alfie and Paddy stand at the open front door, looking longingly down the street, waiting for an absent Zara who is once again running late.