Episode Number: s04e08
First Aired on Global TV Canada: November 19, 2012
Original US Air Date: November 20, 2012
Director: Lawrence Trilling
Writer: Monica Beletsky
A WEEKEND FULL OF ACTIVITY UNFOLDS FOR THE BRAVERMANS AS PARTY PLANNING, ROAD TRIPS, AND PARENTING DILEMMAS PROVIDE THE FAMILY WITH SOME UNEXPECTED EXPERIENCES - RAY ROMANO ('MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE') AND MATT LAURIA ('FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS') GUEST STAR
Crosby (Dax Shepard) and Jasmine (Joy Bryant) continue to adjust to life as a married couple as they organize an event for Jabbar's (Tyree Brown) school. Amber (Mae Whitman) learns more about Ryan's (Matt Lauria) past during a spontaneous road trip. Adam (Peter Krause) and Kristina (Monica Potter) plan a sleepover for Max (Max Burkholder). Meanwhile, Julia (Erika Christensen) and Joel (Sam Jaeger) try to accommodate the differing needs of Victor (Xolo Mariduena) and Sydney (Savannah Paige Rae). Sarah (Lauren Graham) and Mark (Jason Ritter) encounter a parenting dilemma that sparks questions about their relationship. Also starring Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia and Miles Heizer. Skyler Day guest stars.
1.6 rating (adults 18-49) and 4.52 million viewers
tvbythenumbers.com - Parenthood notched a 1.6, down three tenths from the 1.9 it earned last week.
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"Okay Cupid" Kitty Pryde & Beautiful Lou
Drew & Amy being caught in bed - iTunes
"In The Dark" Josh Ritter
Amber driving Ryan to the funeral - iTunes
"Working Overtime" Craig Marsden
Motel parking lot, Ryan drinking with his war friends - iTunes
"Tango della gelosia (Jealous of You)" Jerry Vale
"Lets Start Again" Nicky Bomba's Bustamento
"Paid In Full" Eric B. & Rakim
Songs at Crosby and Jasnime's Party - iTunes - iTunes - iTunes
"The First Time I Ran Away" M.Ward
Ice skating with Sydney then Krisinta smoking weed - iTunes
"Being Alone" Joachim Cooder (Feat Robert Francis)
End scene with Amber and Ryan at the beach - 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.
Lots to love about this episode. Adam having to take control after Kristina falls sick from her chemo treatments, anything that could go wrong did. Liked Adam going to Crosby for the weed but I thought it was legalized in California? It did lead to a funny moment with Adam caught holding Jasmines panties. Crosby wanting a quite weekend but having to do the party with Jasmine, did I miss something, where was Jabbar, staying over with his grandmother? Those two do have some big fights but in the end everything was okay and Crosby enjoyed himself.
Amber having a impromptu road trip for a funeral with Ryan brought them closer and gave Amber a chance to see his dark side, in the end they had some fun at the beach. This romance looks like it might have some rocky road ahead. Sarah and Mark trying to work out the joint parenting thing when Drew was caught with Amy. It was the right move for Mark to tell Sarah but I'm not sure if it's going to help his relationship with Drew. I'm guess there won't be any sleep overs for Drew in the near future.
And lastly we come to Sydney, yes she's feeling neglected since Victor came alone, it was only a matter of time before the "he's not my brother" was going to come out. The acting when she was running away from home was very good but then all of a sudden things are okay, how long before she plays up again and gets her way?