Opening Night

Episode Number: s02e13
Original Air Date:
January 18th, 2011
Director: Ken Whittingham
Monica Henderson


Kristina (Monica Potter) and Adam (Peter Krause) catch Haddie (Sarah Ramos) sneaking around with Alex (guest star Michael B. Jordan,"Friday Night Lights" ) and forbid her from seeing him anymore. Sarah (Lauren Graham) faces a new challenge when Drew (Miles Heizer) tells her he needs to sell five hundred dollars worth of wrapping paper. Meanwhile, Crosby (Dax Shepard) and Jasmine (Joy Bryant) have to deal with Jabbar’s (Tyree Brown) bad case of stage fright right before the school play. Mae Whitman, Sarah Ramos, Max Burkholder, Bonnie Bedelia and Craig T. Nelson also star.

2.1 rating (adults 18-49) and 5.63 million viewers


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"Simple Girl" Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Plays as Haddie gets ready to meet up with Alex - iTunes

"Drunk Rich People" Christina Black
Plays as Drew and Sarah try selling the Christmas paper on the street - iTunes

"Don't Leave My Mind" Azure Ray
Plays as Haddie leaves the food bank and then in the car with Camille - iTunes

"My Brain" Mose Allison
Plays as Sydney and Crosby talk - iTunes

"Signs in the Leaves" Azure Ray
Plays as Amber goes to see Haddie in the car - iTunes

"Burn" Ray LaMontagne
Plays as Alex calls Haddie - iTunes

"Runaway" The National
Plays as Haddie goes to her Grandparents house to stay - iTunes | | |

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My Thoughts

Finally the play and it wasn't that bad, as Drew said. finally the kids Jabbar, Sydney, Haddie, Amber and Drew all had decent scenes.

The Drew one kinda came out of no where, I know he's a kid but leaving the sale of Christmas paper until January, it's like selling Pumpkins after Halloween, but at least the paper can be used next year. Love Sarah's sales technique and by the way OMG could she look more pretty in that scene? Zeek talking to Sarah, nice touch with the "Late with the rent." And finally a new scene between Sarah and Adam "Can I get his (Alex) number..." love it. good to see Zeek buying the paper in the end, wonder if we'll get to see it in a Christmas episode, assuming we get a 3rd season.

Jabbar and Sydney were great, nice to see Jabbar overcome his shyness and say his line, love how Sydney made a deal with Crosby after loosing the part. So many great scenes this week I'm surely forgetting something.

Again Zeek with some great lines when talking about Jabbar. Good to see Crosby stand up to Jasmine, she does (as Zeek would put it) wear the pants when it comes to Jabbar and their relationship.

And then we have Haddie so busted! I feel sorry for Alex getting caught in the middle and not of his making. But why do they have to play the black card? I thought we were beyond that in 2011. Dumb move with the door and super grounding, I mean I can see the parents POV but I think they are going over the top and in the end it backfired badly with her moving in with the grand parents. Also good that Alex went to see Adam at his work.

Its funny how grand parents sometimes have more sense then parents when it comes to kids. Again Camille also getting caught up in the mess, it did lead to some nice moments with Kristina and I like they use nicknames Cami and Kris

Also nice Amber helped out and Alex called her to talk but I have to wonder where this will lead now that Haddie has left her home.

One thing I did notice was no Seth, even though we got sides for Sarah's ex to return for this episode we saw nothing, I guess they pushed it back an epsiode or so.