Episode Number: s03e05
Original Air Date:
October 11th, 2011
Director: Allison Liddi-Brown
Jason Katims


Kristina (Monica Potter) is rushed to the hospital by an unlikely accomplice, while Julia (Erika Christensen) and Joel (Sam Jaeger) receive positive news on a possible addition to their family. Jasmine's (Joy Bryant) choice of suitors begins to affect Crosby (Dax Shepard), while Sarah's (Lauren Graham) ex, Seth (guest-star John Corbett), threatens to disrupt her relationship with Mark (guest-star Jason Ritter). Meanwhile, Amber (Mae Whitman) begins to understand Max's (Max Burkholder) mind and helps him mend his friendship with Jabbar (Tyree Brown). Also starring Craig T. Nelson, Peter Krause, Bonnie Bedelia, Miles Heizer, Sarah Ramos and Savannah Paige Rae.

2.1 rating (adults 18-49) and 5.26 million viewers

Parenthood 3x05 - "Nora" Promo (HD)
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Parenthood : Nora - Clip 1
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Parenthood : Nora - Clip 2
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"Stormbringer" Beck
Starts with Crosby on his date, plays into the next scene with Seth - iTunes

"Click Click Pow" Lexicon
Adam chosing aome "Hip" clothes for the meeting - iTunes

"Hope You Know" Megafaun
Sarah visiting Mark at school - iTunes

"Save Me" Ryan Adams
Zoe's morning with the Graham's - iTunes

"Nobody Hot as Me" Ku
Adam all "Hipped up" and walking down the street - iTunes

"Such Great Heights" Iron And Wine
Right after the birth of Nora with Adam running down the hall - iTunes

"Will I Ever" Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
The family meeting baby Nora for the first time - iTunes

"Jewel" Bombay Bicycle Club
Zoe telling Julia and Joe they can have her baby, then plays into the scene with Seth & Sarah - iTunes | | |

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My Thoughts

All I could think about with Adam's outfit is how much Lauren (his girlfriend) must have mocked Peter that week! Over kill is an under statement, so much the fish out of water, same thing happened with Crosby at the hospital, more on that later. There was so much to laugh about this week along with the usual amount of drama we've come to expect from this show.

Sad opening with Max, spending most of this week trying to understand what he did wrong and to a degree I have to agree with him, please what will he be recognized for his young talent! Like how Amber worked with him, even thought Kristina somewhat ambushed her at home. Nice of Amber to help and better understand Max. Using bribery to get through to him and the video of Clinton was a nice touch but did he learn anything or just doing what he was told? I didn't like Max apologizing to Jabbar in the missing of meeting baby Nora, but just like most kids it was nice how Jabbar accepted the apology, I think the adults blew things out of proportion. I think Amber should become a behavioral therapist or counselor?

Run DMC (aka Adam) trying to be hip-hop, listening to the music, buying the new clothes and trying to fit in, he was so much fun this week. Nice scene of him with the band and running through the closing gate.

Next up, who didn't see the Zoe thing coming, even those unspoiled for future episodes would have seen this coming, it's pretty standard fare with a story like this. That said it was nice of Julia to take Zoe to the hospital and then let her stay a night with the family. Sydney was so cute asking to touch the baby, which we now know is a bay, should fit in well with Julia's plans. I did notice Zoe starting to cry as she walked back to her taxi.

Sarah and Mark continue to be cute, talking about the Godfather movie they just saw, but then Seth brings the night to a crashing end. I didn't know if I wanted to join in Zeek and kick him or help him? And the ending, we know Sarah will help him. As for Captain Morgan (aka Mr. Cyr) I never liked his facial hair but that's just me. Lets see if Sarah gets him to shave in future episodes. And will we hear anything more about the photo (now on FaceBook) of them kissing? So cute how she called him Mr. Cyr and raised her hand to ask the question about running away.

The whole Crosby and Kristina story this week was nicely done, It could change their relationship in the future. From the fight over Dr. Joe and Jasmine to Kristina asking Crosby to stay, very well done. Last week some complained about Kristina drinking at the baby shower, will we hear about Crosby using his phone while driving his tiny 70s Triumph?

Also, Joel having his nails painted by Sydney. Crosby being 'shown up' on his date with Tuff. The old iBook, just like the old iMacs in the class. Do they even use computers that old in schools now? Kristina laughing at Adam's clothes as he got dressed. Adam hipping it up only to see him self in the car window. Not much Camille this week, or Drew and Haddie. Nurse Natalie telling Crosby to keep his "Scrawny ass right where it is". And of course the family meeting baby Nora for the first time.

Just a note, it's believed that baby Nora named was the NBC executive Nora O'Brien that died during production of the original pilot in 2009