Luckily for everyone involved, Jill is completely in her element here, because Josh is obviously not good for anything.
At first I thought Anna showed remarkable restraint in not punching Josh in the nads for wandering off to sleep during the last stages of labor. Now I think he was just annoying her so much she wanted to get rid of him.
Still, Josh? DICK MOVE. Yeah, you’ve had to be awake for 17 consecutive hours and I know that’s hard for a lazy fuck like yourself, but YOUR SON IS BEING BORN. HE IS COMING OUT OF YOUR WIFE. YOU COULD MAYBE TRY TO BE USEFUL. OR HELPFUL. OR AT LEAST PRESENT.
I don’t know if Anna’s apologizing to God or the people in the room, but either way it makes me sad that she feels the need to do so. Anna, there’s a person coming out of your vagina. There is literally NOTHING you could do right now that is inexcusable.
The midwife. Fucking said. “Go potty.” To an adult woman.
Impressive restraint in not firing her on the spot for being too goddamn childish and immature to be in charge of human lives.
I’ve lost count of how many displays of restraint this makes for Anna, because so much shit is going on here that would cause me to totally lose it if I were trying to get a person out of myself. Josh boasting about offering anemic encouragement, Josh grabbing her face and pulling it right to his pasty bloated potato head while she looks miserable, Michelle’s scary catcher’s mitt face with the dead eyes, Josh saying he knows how Anna’s feeling - these people are all the fucking worst. Maybe Anna just told him to take a nap because she was so annoyed with him.
Yeah. I imagine you’re really fucking worn out, what with sitting there watching someone push a person out of her body. That must be really fucking tiring. If Anna overheard that, consider that her third display of epic restraint.
I THINK this was Josh talking, but I’d have to go doublecheck that and I don’t feel like it. I’m not a freaking journalist here.
And I’m going to ruin it by pointing out that Mackynzie looks uncannily like Harvey Stephens in the final shot of The Omen right here.
I’m just saying, we all saw how it went for Lee Remick when she got pregnant in that movie. And, you know, everything else that happened. I’m just saying, if Mack develops an aversion to churches, you may want to consult an archaeologist who knows a hell of a lot about Satanism. I’m just saying.
Jill, who’s basically running this show single-handedly at this point, knows exactly what Anna will want right now - Mackynzie. Anna’s face lights up as soon as her daughter is in the room, and what follows is a genuinely sweet moment of Anna spending her last minutes with Mackynzie as an only child. It feels far more intimate and awkward to be watching than Michael shooting out of his mom on the toilet.