The Big Bang
Season 2, Episode 209
Air date November 11, 1995
Written by Glenn Berenbeim, R.J. Colleary and Martha Williamson
Directed by Nancy Malone
Episode Guide
Operation Smile
Unidentified Female
  • Guest Stars: Jeffrey R. Nordling, Lisa Jane Persky and Jack Scalia


Monica must help a bank owner, Max Chamberlain, and the pregnant wife of an angry fired bank worker who seeks revenge. Tess and Monica are also locked in a bank vault after a gas line explosion.

Extended PlotEdit

Monica and Tess find themselves caught in the middle of a bank holdup. JACKSON (Jeff Nordling), the arrogant and brilliant stick-up man, holds Monica and a very pregnant ALISON (Lisa Jane Persky) hostage, as he forces the president of the bank, MAX CHAMBERLAIN (Jack Scalia) into the vault. But when an earthquake shakes the building, Monica, Max and Alison are locked into the vault. Jackson insists on freeing them–Alison is his wife.

Max was closing the bank; they were about to lose their insurance and a desperate Jackson was targeting Max in revenge. Inside the vault, Monica reveals herself to the unborn child in Alison’s womb, reassuring him that the world is not to be feared; that God will watch over him. The metaphor stands for the bank as well, when the vault door swings open, Jackson cannot shoot Max as planned, for Max is carrying out Alison, and Monica is carrying out Jackson’s son. Rescue workers open the bank entrance and the little group trapped within, like the infant, emerge into the world.