NBC's The New Normal is counting down to its season finale, and with only a few episodes left-- and a few weeks left in Goldie's (Georgia King) pregnancy-- the gang is preparing for the big delivery. Series EP Ali Adler confirmed for LA TV Insider Examiner that the show will, in fact, deliver Bryan (Andrew Rannells) and David's (Justin Bartha) son by the end of the season. And although there are a lot of changes that come along with a baby, most of the characters feel more than ready for the challenge.
"The actual birth itself, that's not something that Goldie worries about. I think it's all the other stressors and strains on top of the hormonal changes and the kind of just sensations you have as a pregnant lady that are stressing her out...But of all the things that Goldie knows, it's being a mum," King said when we caught up with her at the Paley Center for Media's PaleyFest event celebrating the show.
Rannells pointed out: "Are you ever ready? I don't think you're ever ready...Nobody's ever really ready. I think we address a lot of our fears [and] I think they feel like they are ready!"
He also noted that he thinks Bryan's "hyper-aware focus" will actually be a good thing when it comes to the baby-- he'll just channel all that intensity into caring for this kid, and he will be the most loved kid ever. But first, he has to come out unscathed in the hospital.
On traditional television comedies, labor often makes its characters say and do crazy things-- sometimes even reaching out for comfort with someone they aren't really all that into but merely can lean on. Though Clay (Jayson Blair) has certainly been showing his well-meaning, sweet side of late, it doesn't look like he will be that person for Goldie.
"I always thought Goldie would need Clay there during the birth because that's what she knows; she's been there before with him. But we don't exactly see that. He's around, he's just not the shoulder," Blair said.
"There's some conflict in the finale as to how she feels about how he used to be and things like that, which we will see...It takes you back a little bit."
So yes, there will be some flashbacks of Clay and Goldie's younger time together-- in the penultimate episode of the season.
King added: "It's a very difficult place she's in. She's kind of torn between the old and the safeness of the only man she's ever been in love with or the exciting but unknown thing in front of her."
So naturally, that means King hopes for lots of hot guest stars as love interests for Goldie in a potential season two!
The New Normal airs on NBC on Tuesday nights at 9:30 p.m. All-new episodes resume on April 2nd 2013. Be sure to check out our full video chats with the cast (including NeNe Leakes and BeBe Wood) from PaleyFest by subscribing to our YouTube channel.
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