On tonight’s episode of “Giuliana & Bill,” this celebrity couple who have had their share of bumps along the highway of love, now have the reward of a beautiful son named Edward Duke Rancic.
As the episode opens, they are at home in Los Angeles. She notices that Mother’s Day is coming and they mull over what to get their moms for the event; reminding Bill that it is her first celebration. Little does she know; he has big plans.
While in the garage, Bill calls Giuliana to tell her that she has too much junk. She is a hoarder, and Giuliana wants to keep her junk in the garage and her car in the driveway. They count all the strollers she has for Duke. He locks her in the garage until she knocks for him to let her in the house. She parked all the stuff against the wall, but when he went outside, there was all the stuff in the driveway. He ran back in the house and locked the door again as she laughed, when she was caught in the act.
Bill gets on Skype to his sister about getting Giuliana a gift for Mother’s Day. He wants to get her a hoarding counselor, but that is not a good idea.
At work, Giuliana brings Greek food to her staff as they have lunch together. She believes that Bill is not excited about Mother’s Day. They will be in New York that day, and are giving Kem the weekend off. Her girls know Bill will be planning something great, but she has her doubts. G’s friend Robbie comes into her office, but she has stuff all over. He fears that she is becoming a hoarder, and the word horrifies her, because Bill called her that at home. Robbie plans to get her help. Her office is beautiful and yet loaded with crap. As she looks through stuff, she keeps finding things she forgot she still had.
At home, her mother and dad are there to see Duke. When she is there, they eat well, as Anna is a wonderful cook. Giuliana wants her mother to do a cookbook. Bill suggests that Doug, the chef at RPM Italian, collaborates with Mama DePandi on the book for the home versus restaurant versions of the recipes.
Kem helps G go through clothes belonging to Duke, and she wants to separate the keep pile from the donate pile. As Kem tries to help, G wants to keep everything because they bring such good memories. Hoarder!
As Giuliana tries to make one of Mama’s recipes, she changes all the measurements. What calls for a teaspoon, she converts to a cup causing a disaster in the making. She burns the first batch as she has the heat too high and nearly scalds herself with the spitting grease. Finally, she calls her mother and gets her direct instructions and salvages the meal. Bill and she both agree that it is delicious.
In Chicago, Bill is at the house in progress. They go over the plans and brainstorm their ideas. Then Bill asked what the guys have done for their wives' first Mother’s Day?
She is home, and calls to set up a meeting with their literary agent about Mama DePandi’s cookbook while they are in New York. At the Restaurant, Bill and Mama meet with Doug Psaltis, the executive chef. They discuss the development of the cookbook concept.
Back in L.A., Robbie comes over to the Rancic house with a surprise; he is bringing a hypnotist to meet with G. As the doorbell rang, he was there. Now Giuliana has to come clean with him. She admits to having twelve strollers. He plans to remove the habit of saving things. He attaches electrodes to her head with a laptop display. This way, he can see exactly when she goes into hypnosis. As she relaxes, he wants her to remove the clutter that his overcoming her life. Suddenly, she feels free and hopes that the plan works.
They are in New York to meet with their literary agent, Richard to propose her mother’s book. He will present the concept to the publishers. Then Bill leaves her to her meeting while he, and Duke go to an art studio and make a present for Giuliana’s first Mother’s Day.
At the Met gala, Giuliana met with all the stars, like Madonna, Anne Hathaway, Nikki Minaj and Jennifer Lopez. She was star-struck, and even as a professional interviewer and red carpet announcer, she is still just a fan.
The next day, Bill and Duke took Mommy for a carriage ride in Central Park and there were more surprises to come. When then went back to the hotel, Bill made authentic Napolitano pizza. While G was on the phone with her mother, the smoke alarm went off and the room got smoky. Bill burned the pizza and spilled the wine, but they made the best of it and had fun together. Happy first Mother’s Day Giuliana, but remember soon thereafter, comes Bill’s first Father’s Day, on this episode of “Giuliana & Bill.”
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