Episode Number: s04e09
First Aired on Global TV Canada: November 26, 2012
Original US Air Date: November 27, 2012
Director: Lawrence Trilling
Writer: Bridget Carpenter
JULIA STRUGGLES WITH HER RECENT CAREER DECISION WHILE JOEL CONTEMPLATES HIS FUTURE. MEANWHILE, SARAH IS FORCED TO MAKE A DIFFICULT CHOICE AFFECTING HER PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE. RAY ROMANO ('MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE') AND MATT LAURIA ('FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS') GUEST STAR
Julia (Erika Christensen) adjusts to her new role as a stay at home mom while supporting Joels (Sam Jaeger) ambitions. Crosby (Dax Shepard) encounters a disruptive neighbor that may threaten the future of the Luncheonette. Sarah (Lauren Graham) and Mark (Jason Ritter) disagree about parenting and relationship issues. Max (Max Burkholder) is forced to make a difficult decision as the new student council President while Kristina (Monica Potter) and Adam (Peter Krause) encourage him to take advantage of new experiences. Amber (Mae Whitman) tries to help Ryan (Matt Lauria) with his career. Also starring Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, Miles Heizer, Joy Bryant, Tyree Brown, Xolo Mariduena, and Savannah Paige Rae
1.8 rating (adults 18-49) and 4.43 million viewers
tvbythenumbers.com - Parenthood notched a 1.8 among adults 18-49, up 6% from last weeks 1.7.
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"Flood's New Light" Thee Oh Sees
Crosby meets the new Luncheonette neighbor - iTunes
"Gettin's Good" The Spell
Sarah cooking when Mark comes home - iTunes
"Ba Da" Roy 'Boogies Boy' Perkins
Zeek and Ryan talking at The Piping Cup - iTunes
"Burn Us Down" Early Morning Rebel
Song being performed by the band in the studio - iTunes
"Sometimes the Sky" Charlie Mars
Julia apologizing to Joel about his new position in the family - iTunes
"Crossroads" Ruu Campbell
Crosby and Julia talk about the pending legal problems at the Luncheonette - TBC
"Embraceable You" Jimmy Scott
Kristina and Max dancing in the closing scene - 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.
Who didn't see that Max would be 'drunk with power' now he's President at his school but I find it weird that Max doesn't know there is a difference between being the President at a school and of the USA. That aside the story this week was good, even if Max can be annoying at times. I understand Kristina wanting to not missout of moments like Max's first dance, that closing scene was very touching with them dancing.
It was only a matter of time before Julia would go crazy not working any more, the cooking and wanting to start a garden, also just being the mom. The conflict over Joel's new job and still wanting to put Victor's needs first.
More conflict with Mark and Sarah looking when she ran off int he middle of the night to help a drunk Hank. Who's daughter is now moving to Minnesota. Love the next morning where she came over to check he was still alive and Hank tosses Sarah the bottle of pills. It's a tough choice which should be much easier to make but Sarah is feeling sorry for Hank and can't help but do this for him. On top of this she has a disobedient Drew to contend with. I it seams to me that Sarah is somewhat in denial over the situation with Amy and Drew's sex life. But I understand her not wanting Drew to stay home alone on the weekend.
Ryan is getting lots of help from Amber and Zeek for finding work, it was nice to see Amber talking to Zeek about it.
Meanwhile at the Luncheonette they have a new neighbor which could spell trouble for Crosby and Adam. It was nice for Julia to help, maybe if she wants some part time work she could work for her brothers providing legal advice.