Taking the Leap

Details
Episode Number: s02e19
Original Air Date:
March 29th, 2011
Director: Andrew Bernstein
Writer:
David Hudgins

Description
ADAM AND KRISTINA FACE A DIFFICULT DECISION, CROSBY TRIES TO REKINDLE HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH JASMINE, JOEL AND JULIA RECEIVE TROUBLING NEWS AND AN OLD FRIEND OF ZEEK'S VISITS ACADEMY AWARD WINNER RICHARD DREYFUSS GUEST STARS

Adam (Peter Krause) and Kristina (Monica Potter) have an unexpected meeting with the principal of Max's (Max Burkholder) school. Jabbar (Tyree Brown) is selected "Star of the Week" by his elementary school, causing Crosby (Dax Shepard) and Jasmine (Joy Bryant) to work together, creating nostalgia for their past. Meanwhile, Amber (Mae Whitman) encounters a speed bump while working in her new job. Elsewhere, Joel (Sam Jaeger) and Julia (Erika Christensen) receive troubling news after a series of medical check ups and Zeek's (Craig T. Nelson) old friend, Gilliam T. Blount (guest star Richard Dreyfuss, "Red"), shows interest in Sarah's (Lauren Graham) play. Savannah Paige Rae, Sarah Ramos, Miles Heizer, Bonnie Bedelia and Craig T. Nelson also star.

Ratings
1.9 rating (adults 18-49) and 4.77 million viewers
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Trailers

YouTube - Parenthood 2.19 Promo - #3
Thanks to lancer1993

Music

"Graveyard" Lucy Schwartz
Plays at the opening as Julia checks her pregnancy test and then tells Joel the bad news - iTunes

"unknown song" artist
Muzak plays in the room with Joel - iTunes

"I'll Never Leave You" Rogue Wave
Plays as Jabbar and Jasmine are working on his 'Star of the Week' poster - iTunes

"Options" Landon Pigg
Plays in the bosses car with stoned Amber - iTunes

"Infinite Arms" Band of Horses
Plays as Jasmine leaves Crosby, then into the next scene with Joel and Julia - iTunes

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Sides
gary.pdf | little_girl.pdf | maxs_teacher.pdf | paralegal.pdf | valet_guy.pdf
5 PDF files in one 244k ZIP file
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My Thoughts

I agree Lauren sounds really sexy with a cold, kinda reminds me of Phoebe on Friends that time also love they are talked about it on Twitter.

Sarah - Nice to see Zeek helping her and pushing Sarah to be more, funny that he took the play into the bathroom. The the joke that it was about Amber. Richard Dreyfuss was great as Zeeks old war buddy Gilliam T. Blount, he had great banter with Sarah when debating her play. I'm glad she has something more in the works than being a bar tender.

Also did we know Sarah's middle name before? 'Sarah Tracy Braverman'.

Amber and the work experience. She really needs to get a grip and should have talked to her mother, Julia or someone sooner. The garage guy was not very helpful letting her get high in the bosses car. Also she got the 'small' envelope, very a Gilmore Girls moment.

Julia & Joel - you can always count on them for some lighter moments like Joel's fish and Sydney getting the wrong idea. Then Julia with not knowing what to do with the phone sex. Little sad in the end with it turning out Julia as the problem, months back I thought that might be the case since she always likes to be in control and now she isn't. I wonder is adoption or surrogacy are in their future.

Adam & Kristina with Max - it's good he is doing better and is smart! I hope they made the right choice. The Gaby stuff was a little weird, does it matter if she was helping the Lessing's? I didn't get why Kristina has a problem with that. I do like they talked in the end and worked things out.

Jabbar being 'star of the week' was a nice ploy (by the writers) to bring Crosby and Jasmine together, love the story Crosby told. He is really trying to fix things with Jasmine. I was surprised she ended it with Crosby. But I'm sure there is more to come.

Also nice 'product placement' with the BING search when most others would have gone with Google, they have done that before, and again no Camille or Drew and only a passing scene with Haddie sitting next to Max on the couch. Oh and anyone else hate the 1/4 screen ads for Voices NBC has been showing along the bottom of the screen? Very distracting!