As we move into finale week, there are big events on the horizon for all of our couples. This year, especially, there seems to be a lot at stake. Whereas last year was all about hooking up, this year seems to be about making commitments and moving forward. You know what that means, folks: babies.
Under the cut, you'll find analyses of four potential offspring: why they might happen, why they might not, and, you know, what we suggest they name them.
Baby Shephard (AKA “Lucy”), Lost
As the potential offspring of my OTOTP, the daughter of Jack and Kate would bring with her a freighterload of mythology, as the third generation of island-bound Shephards. With her parents’ combined mommy/daddy issues, Lucy is the real redemption we’re meant to see for Jate. Having weathered some truly heinous situations with their own parents (and, for Kate, with her temporary son), healthy parenthood has to be one of the ultimate outcomes for this couple. Plus, she’d be freaking adorable.
Buy Some Onesies Because: Mom and Dad had really convenient unprotected sex the night before heading back to the island in “316.” It’s timely. It’s been a couple weeks since that fateful night, meaning Kate might start feeling the symptoms of pregnancy right about now. It’s also season finale time, which means time to ramp up the drama. And, it sets up the final season. If Kate’s not pregnant now, there may never be time. Also, this look:
Hey, Dad, do you know something I don’t?
Don’t Hold Your Breath Because: Mom threw back some brewskies with Roger Linus. (That’s okay, Lucy, I’ll still love you even if you have fetal alcohol syndrome.) Mom also time-traveled, gave a ton of blood, went traipsing through Hostiles territory, got knocked around (but not nearly as much as Dad, which could be a clue in the pro category!), and generally did some things that pregnant women aren’t supposed to do. If she’s even born, Lucy Shephard will officially be the most resilient person on the island. Also, this is a Lost finale. Do we really have time to deal with babies? And even if we did, how the hell’s Kate supposed to get confirmation out in the jungle?
Likelihood: I’ll say 40%.
Baby Brennan Booth (AKA “Ella”), Bones
As the half-logos, half-pathos child of Booth and Brennan, this little spitfire has the best characteristics of both of her parents--both in terms of her mental acuity and her undoubtedly unparalleled cuteness.
Buy Some Onesies Because: Hello, did you see “Critic in the Cabernet”? Not only did we establish that Brennan wants to be a mother (but only if she can have Booth’s sperm, apparently), we also got some serious foreshadowing from Angela when she suggested that “the right way” to do the pregnancy thing is to have happy naked fun sexy time. And guess who’s having a special evening this week? Baby Ella fits perfectly into a lot of what we’ve been hearing about the cliffhanger, specifically that the sex has huge ramifications that Booth and Brennan “won’t be able to walk away from.”
Don’t Hold Your Breath Because: It doesn’t fit with everything we’ve heard about the finale. Emily says it doesn’t make sense for them to travel at the beginning of next season, but it does at the end. This would make no sense in terms of the trajectory of a pregnancy, which would suggest the opposite timeline. Also, the popular theory right now is that the sex occurs in a flashforward, in which case, there’s no way they could get pregnant now from that future sexage. (This does leave open the possibility of the season ending with post-coital cuddling getting interrupted by Ella hollering over the baby monitor…)
Likelihood: I’ll say 70% (pretty high, right?), but only 35% that she’s gonna be conceived right now, in May 2009.
Baby Shepherd (AKA “Georgia”), Grey's Anatomy
This kiddo, the McBaby of Derek and Meredith, may have a genetic tendency to be dark and twisty, but we think a baby may just show how bright and shiny Meredith (and Derek!) can be.
Buy Some Onesies Because: Mom’s gonna get big no matter what. I mean, look. Ellen’s already showing. This is gonna be a hard one to hide, folks. Shonda hasn’t said anything about whether or not she’ll write in the pregnancy, which could be a hint that she’s saving it for a big surprise. Also, Patrick’s been on talk shows throwing the word “baby” around like it’s his job. Does he know something we don’t know? There’s really no reason NOT to write in the pregnancy.
Don’t Hold Your Breath Because: Mom and Dad already have a storyline in the season finale. In fact, this episode is so jam-packed we have no idea how they’d fit in a pregnancy reveal.
Likelihood: I’ll still say 60%. Ellen’s gonna get ginormous.
Baby Halpert, The Office
Let’s face it--a Jam baby is all about seeing John Krasinski holding a kid. I have a feeling Pam would be an awkward mom, but Jim Halpert--there’s a daughter daddy for you. Oh, God. No, seriously, of all the men on this list, the idea of Jim with a kid is the most appealing.
Buy Some Onesies Because: According to TV Guide, Pam breaks her ankle and is rushed to the ER. Why is this storyline interesting (read: season finale material), except for the fact that Jam’ll be alone in the hospital--and Pam’s gonna need x-rays. Could this mean Pam also needs a pregnancy test?
Don’t Hold Your Breath Because: Man, that’d be random.
Likelihood: We’ll say 10%. But I’m glad it’s out there that I recognized the possibility.