On "The New Normal," Bryan and David's journey to fatherhood continues when Goldie accidentally reveals the baby's gender. The news leaves one dad feeling lost, while the other makes big plans. Meanwhile, Shania's school principal punishes her for an unusual performance. Goldie goes into lawyer mode to defend her daughter.
Sad dad, glad dad
David had a childhood dream of having a son with Brenda Walsh (Shannen Doherty) from the original "Beverly Hills 90210." He adjusted that fantasy but still yearns for a special father-son experience. He is ecstatic to learn the baby is a boy, and plans to share football, sports memorabilia, and "Encyclopedia Brown" books with his son.
Bryan is the black sheep of his athletic family and had an especially difficult relationship with his now-deceased dad. He worries that his fashionable personality and aversion to sports will stop him from connecting with his son. He tries to broaden his horizons by coaching football alongside David and his sports buddies. The kids follow his theatrical-inspired directions, but the scrimmage is a disaster.
When David unexpectedly brings the football team home for dinner, Bryan creates an awesome make-your-own pizza party complete with arcade games borrowed from the set of "Sing." The boys love it and compliment his relaxed coaching style. Bryan realizes that he will be a good dad because he intends to make an effort to bond with his son.
Bryan struggled to decorate the nursery before he knew the baby's gender, but his paternal confidence brings inspiration. He combines his theatrical whimsy with David's sports memorabilia to create a beautiful room.
Shania does Cher
Being an unconventional thinker, Shania chooses to impersonate Cher for an assignment about inspirational women in history. She dons a homemade headdress and does a glitzy performance of "Half-Breed" to celebrate Cher's triumphant career. The performance inspires Goldie to chase her dreams but leaves the audience dumbstruck. Shania earns a bad grade and a suspension from school because the lyrics violate the school's zero-tolerance policy against hate speech.
Goldie fashions her blue lawyer suit into a snazzy maternity outfit and does a mock trial in the principal's office. As the name suggests, the zero-tolerance policy isn't open to interpretation. The stigma of seeing an innocent person punished despite her efforts makes Goldie rethink her professional aspirations. Later, Goldie gets a knowing glint in her eye as she glances between her handmade creations and sewing machine. Perhaps she found a new calling.
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