Episode Number: s04e05
First Aired on Global TV Canada: October 8, 2012
Original US Air Date: October 9, 2012
Director: Patrick Norris
Writer: Jason Katims
KRISTINA SHARES HEAVY, EMOTIONAL NEWS WITH THE FAMILY; JULIA MAKES A LIFE CHANGING DECISION WHILE JOEL SUPPORTS VICTOR IN A NEW ACTIVITY; SARAH EXPERIENCES AN AWKWARD MOMENT AT WORK
Kristina (Monica Potter) divulges her health news to the family, who rally around her. Meanwhile mounting anxiety and a work incident force Julia (Erika Christensen) to prioritize her life and make a huge decision and Joel (Sam Jaeger) becomes nervous for Victors (Xolo Mariduena) performance at his first baseball game. Sarah (Lauren Graham) is caught in a sensitive moment with Hank (guest star Ray Romano) and demands a conversation. Also, Crosby (Dax Shepard) questions his ownership share in the Luncheonette. Also starring Mae Whitman, Miles Heizer, Savannah Paige Rae, Joy Bryant, Tyree Brown, Bonnie Bedelia and Craig T. Nelson.
2.0 rating (adults 18-49) and 4.99 million viewers
tvbythenumbers.com - Parenthood notched a 2.0 up four tenths from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating and is a season high.
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"Heartbeat" Kopecky Family Band
Julia at work, unable to go to Sydney's recital - iTunes
"Flowers In Your Hair" The Lumineers
Hank kissing Sarah in the darkroom - iTunes
"A Whiter Shade of Pale" Procol Harum
Zeek and Camille talking about Ryan - iTunes
"Water Of Love" Dire Straits
Baseball game, Adam and Crosby talking then Zeek talking to the coach - iTunes
"Man on Fire" Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes
Victor hits the ball - iTunes
"Shed Their Fear" Yael Meyer
Kristina tells the family she has cancer - iTunes
*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.
Another solid episode.
Sarah hiding the kiss from Mark, jogging then wanting to move in with him. She might be in denial or just wants to forget it happened, it will be interesting to see where they go from here. I did like the banter between Sarah and Hank, before and after the kiss but it was good to see Mark again. How long he will stay is anyone's guess.
Julia loosing it. No time for the family, stuffing up big time at work and breaking down in the kitchen. It's probably good that she quit but what now for the workaholic of the clan?
Zeek confronting Ryan and taking him to the baseball game, talk about being thrown into the deep end. Meeting the whole family in one go and some sparks with Amber. I wasn't sure about Zeek talking to the coach but it turned out for the best, of course Victor was going to hit the ball.
Amber must have been having a tough time, knowing the secret, visiting Kristina and then Max telling her what was the real health problem, although she probably thought it was something like that anyway. The talk with Max about what is a grownup was well played out and in hindsight of course she was going to meet someone (Ryan) shortly after.
Crosby still not knowing about Kristina's condition demanding to talk to Adam, again anther powerful scene, only topped by Haddie calling Adam and him treating his daughter like an adult and telling her the full truth.
Good to see Haddie back and the whole family together even if we didn't get much from the likes of Drew again. Next week they are off for the US Presidential election, 2 weeks is a long time to wait.