I Don't Want To Do This Without You

Details
Episode Number: s03e01
Original Air Date:
September 13th, 2011
Director: Lawrence Trilling
Writer:
Jason Katims

Description
SEASON PREMIERE- SARAH BRAVERMAN CELEBRATES HER 40TH BIRTHDAY AS AMBER STRIVES FOR INDEPENDENCE; ADAM FEELS PRESSURE TO SUPPPORT HIS GROWING FAMILY AND JULIA STRUGGLES TO ADOPT-- JASON RITTER AND MICHAEL B. JORDAN GUEST STAR

Sarah (Lauren Graham) celebrates a milestone birthday and leans on Mr.Cyr (guest-star Jason Ritter) for emotional support , while Amber (Mae Whitman) makes an independent move from her family. Unemployed, Adam (Peter Krause) feels the stress of providing for his pregnant wife and family and ponders a new business venture with Crosby (Dax Shepard). Julia (Erika Christensen) becomes frustrated with the adoption process and dreams up a bizarre scenario. Meanwhile Haddie's (Sarah Ramos) boyfriend Alex (guest-star Michael B. Jordan) reveals hidden information to Julia. Also starring Monica Potter, Craig T. Nelson, Max Burkholder, Sam Jaeger, Miles Heizer, Savannah Paige Rae and Joy Bryant.

Ratings
2.2 rating (adults 18-49) and 6.29 million viewers
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"Parenthood" posted its largest overall audience in the past year, since its year-ago season premiere on 9/14/10.
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"Coconut" Harry Nilsson
Montage scene with Adam at home - iTunes

"Million Years" Alexander Ebert
Back Ground music in the Pancake Place as Adam and Crosby eat - iTunes

"Summer of Love, Add 40" Terry J Low
Plays in the with Alex, Haddie and Max - iTunes

"Watch Me Dance" Toddla T with Roots Manuva
High School Party when Haddie first enters - iTunes

"Pump it Up" Elvis Costello
Sarah's 40th birthday party - iTunes

"Singalong Junk" Paul McCartney
Closing scenes from when Adam and Crosby visit the studio - iTunes

"Only a Fool Would Say That" Steely Dan
Plays during the BBQ when Amber arrives for the party - iTunes

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Spoilers
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Sides
emma.pdf | paul.pdf | sandy.pdf | sharon.pdf | zoe.pdf
5 PDF files in one 444k ZIP file

My Thoughts

Loved every minute, the high school party wasn't as bad as I feared even though I don't like what happened. It was good that Haddie called Julia but then what, did Haddie go home as she wasn't their for the bailout. Speaking of Haddie I agree she was a little irresponsible but that's peer-pressure for you. Shame we didn't get to see Adam and Kristina's reactions. Maybe next week?

In some scenes Adam was unshaven then shaved for the interview, I guess it worked for the story. I just wonder now he's in business with Crosby will he dress more casually and sport stubble to work?

The 40th party was good but too short, Lauren looked pretty as always and the scene with Camille was nice. Once again we find out Sarah is so much like Amber. I adore the interaction between Mark and Sarah, love the kiss and then him bringing her the diploma for her birthday, can't wait to see more of that now he's not saving the planet from Aliens.

Also lots of little likes like Sandy and Crosby messing things up for them at the pancake place, Kristina looking like she is about to pop and the baby kicking. Adam dancing and earlier the montage of him home alone with nothing much to do. Max wasn't too annoying but has grown in the break. Good we got something of the kids including Drew who often gets left out.

Amber moving out and checking out the apartment with Sarah, kinda reminded me of Rory and Gilmore Girls but it was well done. Oh almost forgot Julia and wanting to buy the baby, that will be fun to watch. Over all a very good start to the season with loads of stories.

Bring on the rest of the season!