As Mary Ellen's delivery date approaches, friends and family are abuzz with plans: the Baldwin sisters are planning a baby shower; Elizabeth takes it upon herself to choose baby names, and Curt and Olivia are trying to persuade her to have the baby in a hospital. Not long after their conversation, Mary Ellen and Curt go deliver a Cassie’s baby, who delivered stillborn. Not believing what they are telling her, Cassie begins making Mary Ellen uncomfortable by telling her several mountain superstitions that caused her to lose her baby, a feeling that she continued to have during her baby shower. At home not long afterward, Mary Ellen goes into labor and delivers a baby boy. Not long after, John Curtis is discovered missing from his crib, leaving the family frantic to find him.