Robson Arms

Season 2 Episode 13

Texas Birthmark

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Aired Friday 10:30 PM Apr 21, 2007 on CTV
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Texas Birthmark
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Bobbi finds that raising a baby is tough, especially when Bobby is taking so many business trips. With nothing in her life seeming to be going right, and fearing for her baby's health, Bobbi ends up at the doctor's office, and is shocked when the doctor is more concerned about her than about baby Robbie. Back at home, a medicated Bobbi tells all to a refrigerator repairman, and after hearing his story, she makes a life-changing decision.moreless

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    Sebastian Spence

    Sebastian Spence

    Rob

    Guest Star

    April Telek

    April Telek

    Sasha

    Guest Star

    David Moses (II)

    David Moses (II)

    Willie the Repairman

    Guest Star

    Daniel Dalton

    Daniel Dalton

    Robbie Briggs

    Recurring Role

    Thomas Dalton

    Thomas Dalton

    Robbie Briggs

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (5)

      • Bobby's cell phone number is 604-338-3784.

      • The stuffed beaver that Yuri gives Bobbi for the baby is the same one that Bobbi threw out in I Did Not Have Sex With That Woman; Bobby's sister had sent it for the baby, but Bobbi didn't want 'used things' for her child. Brent the Shopping Cart Guy found it in the trash and sold it to Yuri's brother, Val, in Mussolini And Me for a quarter.

      • The Bobbies live in apartment #203; when Rob the Refrigerator Repairman arrives, the apartment number can clearly be seen on the door. At the end of the episode, when Bobbi goes to Yuri's apartment (apartment #201) to retrieve Robbie, and presumably take him back to her apartment, she stops immediately outside apartment #203 to speak to Yuri, and then walks past it without ever even looking at the door. She's in bare feet, and has a baby in her arms; this leaves the viewer wondering where she's going if not home?

      • The music used in this episode was:
        Anew Day (1988) by Mary Margaret O'Hara.

      • When Bobby returns home from his business trip and finds his belongings on the front lawn, the one thing he picks up is two hugging monkeys; he bought these for Bobbi in The Tell-Tale Latex, as a present after his second business trip.

    • QUOTES (9)

      • (Bobbi's freezer is broken)
        Bobbi: Oh, Yuri, my milk's all melting. How long is [fixing the freezer] going to take?
        Yuri: I don't know, a couple of days.
        Bobbi: My milk won't last a couple days.
        Yuri: How hard is it to brew up some more?

      • (Bobbi thinks Robbie looks sickly)
        Yuri: Look at that head, it's got a great shape to it.
        Bobbi: Looks a little yellow.
        Yuri: That dome is near-perfect. Hey, can I hold him a sec?
        Bobbi: I don't think so. Does he look a little... just a shade, yellow?
        Yuri: All right, look...
        (he looks around, picks up a square of yellow Post-It Notes and sticks one on Robbie's forehead)
        Yuri: Yeah. The kid's pink, what can I tell you?

      • (Sault is coming down the stairs and passes Bobbi going up with Robbie in the stroller)
        Sault: Ironic, isn't it, that he's quiet now, but cries all night. Sweet little nocturnal ba-ba. (she turns to go)
        Bobbi: See you.
        Sault (turning back): Oh, um, small favour... I'm trying to get a consulting business off the ground, and I need my quiet time, if you know what I'm saying. So if you could get him to keep the screaming to a dull roar, it would be mucho appreciato.
        Bobbi: Small favour back?
        Sault: 'Kay, shoot.
        Bobbi: If I could just tear off your head and shove it so far up your ass it pops back out your neck-hole.

      • Rob: You all right?
        Bobbi: My husband.
        Rob: What'd he say?
        Bobbi: 'Hello.' She said 'hello.' It was a girl-voice.
        Rob: Maybe you dialled it wrong.
        Bobbi: Yeah. It's possible the signals got mixed up, that can happen when you're dialling cell phone-to-cell phone.
        Rob: And somebody completely different picks up?

      • Rob: Everything all right?
        Bobbi: Why?
        Rob: Well, because you're dusting the walls.

      • Bobbi: I'm a terrible mother.
        Rob: No, you're not.
        Bobbi: I am. I don't feel connected to my baby at all.
        Rob: I'm sure that's not true. You seem like a really good mother to me.
        Bobbi: Sometimes, when he's crying, I don't know what the hell he wants.
        Rob: That's okay.
        Bobbi: And I want to squish his little head as hard as I can.
        Rob: Well, that's... I'm sure a lot of mothers feel that way.
        Bobbi: Yeah, the terrible ones.

      • Bobbi (tearfully, to Rob): I'm not cut out to be a single mother. Single mothers are tough and they have two jobs and they have bus passes and they talk really fast in big booming voices. And they're really, really good at problem-solving. I don't have what it takes.

      • (Rob the Repairman explains his parents' break-up)
        Rob: It wasn't until I was a teenager that they finally split up.
        Bobbi: She found out he was cheating.
        Rob: No, Mom knew. She must have, the whole time.
        Bobbi: She eventually left him.
        Rob: No, he left her.
        Bobbi: For the other woman?
        Rob: No. I guess she went a bit crazy after all those years, and eventually she... she attacked him with a pair of scissors.
        Bobbi: No!
        Rob: And a garlic press.

      • Willie the Repairman: Morning. Yuri sent me to fix the fridge.
        (Bobbi slams the door in his face)
        Willie the Repairman (through the closed door): I can come back.

    • NOTES (4)

      • Gabrielle Miller was nominated for a 2007 Gemini Award in the category of "Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series" for her work in this episode.

      • Gabrielle Miller won a 2007 Leo Award for "Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series" for her performance in this episode.

      • Jason Dedrick and Tom Saunders were credited as "The Troubadours".

      • This episode carried no viewer warning when shown on television; however, on the CTV broadband site, it carried the warning "This program deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised."

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