Jack & Bobby

Season 1 Episode 19

A Child of God

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Apr 20, 2005 on The WB
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Episode Summary

Missy and Jack go to the school nurse and find out she's pregnant where her father threatens to disown her if she has a child out of wedlock. She eventually goes to an unlikely person, Grace, for guidance Bobby decides he wants to go further into religion by wanting to be baptized and joining the church as he's been attending frequently and being guided by Rev. Reinhart. However, he needs a family member to accompany him since he doesn't have a godparent, leaving him on a search to find the right person.moreless

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    Christine Lahti (I)

    Christine Lahti (I)

    Grace McCallister

    Edwin Hodge

    Edwin Hodge

    Marcus Ride

    John Slattery

    John Slattery

    Peter Benedict

    Keri Lynn Pratt

    Keri Lynn Pratt

    Missy Belknap (also starring, episode 2-20)

    Bradley Cooper

    Bradley Cooper

    Tom Wexler Graham (also starring, episode 4-17)

    Jessica Pare

    Jessica Pare

    Courtney Benedict

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Bobby: (to Peter) Why is it that every time you're distracted people think it's a girl?
        Peter: Might be your age, or your gender.

      • Jack: (to Grace) You're not even going to yell at me or anything?
        Grace: This is way bigger than that. What can I tell you about consideration and precaution that you didn't just learn?

    • NOTES (4)

      • In the original script of this episode it was supposed to include scenes of Grace droppping Missy (Keri Lynn Pratt) back home and her father after her "procedure" and meeting her at the door as he invites her back in as Grace (Christine Lahti) looks on with worry in her car. These scenes were probably filmed, but they were editted out due to time.

      • Jack & Bobby becomes one of the few handful of series that have dealt with the topic of abortion and have actual character have one. Previous TV series to deal with the issue were Everwood, Maude and Soul Food. Despite major press attention on those shows Jack & Bobby luckily did not get any bad press.

      • This is the second episode to not include scenes of people talking about pivotal moments in Bobby's Presidency. The first was "A New Frontier".

      • Even though he is credited Marcus Ride (Edwin Hodge) does not appear in this episode.

    • ALLUSIONS (0)