This episode was all about the ties that bind families together, and keeps them bonded through the tough times. Below you’ll find the full list of songs used in this episode as well as showrunner, Mitchell Gabourie’s reason behind each choice.
This song is so perfect for Breska who, with her family, escaped the Taliban in Afghanistan and came to Canada as refugees. Now she's waiting for her husband to arrive from Afghanistan so they can start their new life together. We looked for a song that was upbeat and hopeful. “Hello” is both an anthem and a celebration, a song that enhances the moment in which Breska and all her family take turns greeting her husband with a giant hug.
About the song: Jay Scott, the singer, also felt a little longing when he composed the song. “It was written about wanting to wake up next to a girl I wanted to spend the rest of my life with and it all started from the words hello,” he says.
Story 2 - "Never leave me again."
Til The World Stops Turning (Acoustic) by Kaleb Jones
This adorable father and daughter had their relationship tested when Cassidy discovered she was pregnant as a teenager. But her dad stepped up and stood by his daughter. You can tell how much they value their family now. "Til The World Stops Turning” is a beautiful, simple track and an amazing declaration of love that totally elevates this scene of this family’s reunion.
Story 3 - Saying goodbye together
Let Me Help by Kylie Rothfield
Sandra is waiting for her cousin who has travelled from Israel for a final visit with Sandra's terminally ill mother before she passes. The minute I heard “Let Me Help” I knew it would capture the lovely intimacy of Sandra’s story, but also the vocals of the track possess a haunting quality which evoke the real sadness of this moment in Sandra’s life.