Episode 6: “Elrod and Sons”
Meet Our Hero: Rob Elrod, a 32-year-old from Olathe, Kansas. He balances his job as manager of a restaurant with raising two young sons on his own. Rob’s wife, Alison, died of cancer two years prior, not long after their second son, Vincent, was born. He was completely crazy about her.
Why Was He Nominated? Sawnsai, Alison’s best friend, nominated Rob to be on the show. Rob is chugging along after the divorce, but not thriving – as Sawnsaid says, he does things for convenience. She wants Rob to live the way Alison would want: Healthily and wholly in the present.
The Big Event: While she was sick, Alison made Rob promise that he would move out of their small house by the time their older son, Davis, started kindergarten. The Fab Five are helping Rob throw a housewarming party in his new home.
Most Tear-Jerking Moment: While touring the gorgeous new house, Bobby unveils his surprise. He’s created a memento box inscribed with Alison’s handwriting.
Best Fab Five Antic: Jonathan and Rob’s chemistry while staring at the mirror is truly something to behold.