No Good Deeds

Episode Number: s02e02
Original Air Date:
September 21st, 2010

Director: Lawrence Trilling
Tyler Bensinger


Adam (Peter Krause) offers an internship position to Sarah (Lauren Graham) at T&S Footwear. Meanwhile, Kristina (Monica Potter) helps Suze Lessing (guest star Amanda Foreman) through her divorce by babysitting Noel (guest star Nicholas Lobue). Julia (Erika Christensen) commits to a play date for Sydney (Savannah Paige Rae) that threatens her other friendships. Elsewhere, Jasmine (Joy Bryant) and Crosby (Dax Shepard) debate where Jabbar (Tyree Brown) should live when Jasmine takes a new job.

2.4 rating (adults 18-49) and 5.87 million viewers


YouTube - Parenthood #2.02 Promo
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"Beg Steal or Borrow" Ray LaMontagne
Plays in the car with Adam and family on the way to the party - iTunes

"California Here I Come" Bill Evans
Plays at the party to welcome Jasmine and Jabbar home - iTunes

"Are We Really Through" Ray LaMontagne
Plays as Adam is picking up Sarah for work. - iTunes

"You Come Up Like a Rose" Northstar Session
Band/Artist at Crosby's studio - iTunes

"Devil's In The Jukebox" Ray LaMontagne
Starts playing at the end of the 'Pac-Man' scene and into the next where Adam enters then leaves his house - iTunes

"Hamster Dance" Hit Crew
Plays as Adam arrives home to chaos and then backs out of the house - iTunes

"On My Way Back Home" Band of Horses
Starts as they see Jasmine off at the airport and plays through the next few scenes at the end of the episode - iTunes | |

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My Thoughts

Finally a breakfast scene with Sarah, her parent and kids, just a shame it didn't last longer. We had several family or group scenes this week, the evening one with the whole family was nice as well and them Sarah after her fight with Adam over the job was a classic, Pac-Mac.

I must say the new Sarah is looking more and more like Lorelai from 'Gilmore Girls', faster talking this week, special 'strong' coffee which Adam didn't like, in jumbo mugs the no cooking talent, is this Lorelai 2.0 we are seeing?

Interesting that Sarah is keeping her job at the bar, guess Adam's internship is not paying much. Speaking of again not much with Drew and Amber but more than last week, they were their but off to the side and still to get a story of their own this year, hope we get more from them next week.

Love the nepotism joke, nice way to introduce your self to your fellow employees. Also looks like Gordon and Sarah are getting on well, to Adam's annoyance and leading to the fight, they have great onscreen chemistry, good thing they worked it out in the end.

Nice to see Jasmine and Jabbar return, great fight scene in the studio which was getting really nasty, good thing they worked things out, just hope Jasmine returns soon

The Lessing's break up/divorce was unexpected but did lead to a classic moment of Adam backing out of the house and then a nice seen in the car with Kristina. And they the dinner, Haddie was even having fun, always nice to see.

Joel building the desk for Sarah was nice to see, I guess next week he might deliver it to the guest house. Also interesting to see Julia navigate Sydney's personal life and the play date.

Some of the top scenes I liked this week include, the car trip with Adam and the kids, and Noel telling Haddie she looks pretty. Crosby and Sarah mocking Adam in their meeting in his office. And of course the 'Pac-Mac' scene.