Everything Is Not Okay

Details
Episode Number: s04e03
First Aired on Global TV Canada:
September 24, 2012
Original US Air Date:
September 25, 2012
Director: Sam Jaeger
Writer:
Bridget Carpenter

Description
KRISTINA IS TORN APART AFTER RECEIVING EMOTIONAL NEWS WHILE ZEEK’S BEHAVIOR WORRIES HIS CHILDREN; MAX STRUGGLES IN A NEW ENVIRONMENT—RAY ROMANO AND JASON RITTER GUEST STAR—SAM JAEGER DIRECTS

Kristina (Monica Potter) and Adam (Peter Krause) cope with emotional news and turn to family and new friends for support. Meanwhile, Zeek’s (Craig T. Nelson) behavior with his grandchildren triggers doubts concerning his health and Sarah (Lauren Graham) confronts her new boss (Guest Star Ray Romano) and receives an unexpected outcome. Also, Max (Max Burkholder) attempts to adapt to a new school, but may lose his only friend in the process. Also starring Sam Jaeger, Erika Christensen, Mae Whitman, Savannah Paige Rae, Joy Bryant, Tyree Brown, Bonnie Bedelia and Xolo Mariduena.

Ratings
1.8 rating (adults 18-49) and 4.81 million viewers
tvbythenumbers.com - Parenthood was flat with last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.

Music

"Commotion" Creedence Clearwater Revival
Zeek arrested! - iTunes

"(If) You Want Trouble" Nick Waterhouse
Bailing Zeek out of jail - iTunes

"Normal Song" Perfume Genius
Kristina and Adam visit the female doctor - iTunes

"The Call" Ruu Campbell
Siblings talking to Zeek about his driving - www

"Scarborough Rose" Jamme
Camille and Zeek in his truck - iTunes

"In the Arms" Lucy Schwartz
Adam researching on laptop, Kristina crying in the mirror - YouTube - www - unreleased, coming on new CD in 2013.

"Maraqopa" Damien Jurado
Kristina talking to Gwen - iTunes

"Bring It on Home to Me" Sam Cooke
Sarah and Hank talking about marriage at the Wedding - iTunes

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Spoilers
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Sides
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*Warning this episode aired in Canada one day before the US the below write up is full of spoilers for those who have not seen this episode.

My Thoughts
So Max turns his obsession with the missing vending machine into wanting to run for student school president, why not it's an election year in the US. Wonder what Amber said to him in the car?

Zeek is arrested for not having a current drivers licenses, who didn't see that coming the moment he got out of the car? Well at least it bought the family together to bail him out, and for this week it was our only chance to catch up with some of the cast. Also good to see the siblings getting together once again, just the four of them at Julia's house. And finally Crosby let it slip about Zeek's heart condition, hope we get more on that. Did like the scene with the grandparents in the car, Zeek wanting to 'park' and talking about Crosby and Sarah's early driving records.

Kristina meeting a fimilar face at the doctors, Rose Abdoo which some will remember from Gilmore Girls, it's nice Kristina has Gwen to talk to, just hope she shows up in a few more episodes. Speaking of the doctor, played by none other that character actor Kurt Fuller. He was good, came off somewhat cold but always there for his patients 24/7. Adam is having a hard time of it also trying to support Kristina, it's good he told Amber, even is she doesn't know about the cancer.

Crosby offering to train Amber was a nice touch and well over due, Amber should have been at the Luncheonette from day one.

The Sarah and Hank story was good again this week, she's learning a little more about what makes him tick, wearing him down to do the wedding. I did like the scenes where she talks to Mark about the situation and Mark playing the part of Hank. The talk at the wedding was reveling as well, he was married and we assume divorced, just like Sarah, something else they have in common.

So no Drew, poor kid gets dumped by his first love and now no love from the shows writers, he could have at least been at the police station, but then again Sarah and Amber weren't there either.