Who Is in It: Sophie Okonedo is Elizabeth Cannon, a woman who reconnects with her estranged husband, Van (Tobias Menzies), amid her health crisis.
The Original Essay: In her 2014 essay, Mary Elizabeth Williams recalls going on a date with an attractive divorcé who has two young children. She flips the switch on us pretty quickly when she reveals that her date is, in fact, her ex-husband and explains how they found their way back into being in love.
Romance Factor: It might have been the final episode of the series' season, but it certainly doesn’t come last in terms of romance! This episode paints an idyllic picture of love after its thought to be lost. It revolves around a legally divorced couple who find their way back to each other in the midst of Elizabeth’s cancer diagnosis. In the episode, Okonedo and Menzies have the type of chemistry that’ll make your cheeks ache from smiling. They’re a star team when it comes to tackling joint custody of their kids, tease each other about cooking, and are open to claiming their own mistakes and contributions to their fallen-apart marriage. Even better, they have some pretty sexy sex! Sure, it’s not the most romantic episode of the season, but it’s the conviction that broken hearts can find their way back to each other that puts it pretty dang up here on the list.