The Situation

Episode Number: s01e05
Original Air Date:
March 30th, 2010

Director: Michael Engler
Becky Hartman-Edwards

JASON RITTER ("The Class," "Joan of Arcadia") GUEST STARS

When Max (Max Burkholder) re-joins the baseball team, Drew (Miles Heizer) helps Adam (Peter Krause) connect with his son. Sarah (Lauren Graham) strikes up a friendship with Amber's (Mae Whitman) English teacher, Mr. Cyr (guest star Jason Ritter). Meanwhile, Crosby (Dax Shepard) feels the pressure to have a baby sooner than he expected and Julia (Erika Christensen) tries to teach Sydney (Savannah Paige Rae) how to stand up for herself. Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, Monica Potter, Joy Bryant, Sam Jaeger and Sarah Ramos also star.

2.5 rating (adults 18-49) and 6.27 million viewers

Transcript by Craig Best - PDF


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YouTube - Parenthood #1.05 Promo
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"Darlin' Do Not Fear" Brett Dennen
Starts to play when Sarah is talking to the other parent and continues into the next scene in the supermarket. Also plays as Drew, Max and Adam throw the baseball around - iTunes

"Devil Never Sleeps" Iron and Wine
Plays as Drew, Max and Adam have batting practice in the park - iTunes

"Water Of Love" Dire Straits
Plays in the bar where Sarah works when Mark comes in for a drink - iTunes

"Foolin" Devendra Banhart
Plays in the final few scene, from the baseball game until the closing credits. - iTunes

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My Thoughts

Over all it was good if not great, moving the story along nicely with the teacher and Sarah, not too much of Max but nice working Drew into that SL Also Adam not liking Steve and him calling the adults by their first name, which I found annoying.

The whole Jabbar thing is close to what happened on GG with April. But that's the case with any story line like this. Crosby like Luke is confused, he doesn't want to mess things up with Katie just like Luke didn't want to screw up Lorelai's happy time after Rory came home.

As I said the stuff with Drew was great, I guess he's looking for a father figure in Adam. Nice of Sarah to call Adam on it with that speech about the deadbeat dad Seth almost bringing her to tears. Not sure about Sarah and the teacher yet, they have something but will it work? Love how she got his ID just to check his age, the bar bit kinda reminded me of Bad Santa :lol:

The stuff with Julie was okay this week. The pool scene was a nice touch with Joel, taking her out of her comfort zone, I was half expecting them to skinny dip. Julie was right about Jabbar nice to see Jasmine calm down in the end. On that Crosby really needed to tell Katie, I hope she comes around or is this the end for those two?

Amber was great in the end coming clean and writting another paper. I think Sarah was turned on that Mark liked her paper and it's feed back she had not heard in many years.

And again the family coming together at the baseball game, at least the ending with Adam, Max and Drew was a nice touch.

Bring on next week!