Keep on Rowing

Details
Episode Number: s04e12
Original US Air Date:
January 1, 2013
Director: Dax Shepard
Writer:
David Hudgins

Description
JASMINE AND CROSBY CONTEMPLATE THE FUTURE OF THEIR FAMILY AS THEY WELCOME A NEW ROOMMATE. KRISTINA AND ADAM GO ON A MUCH NEEDED DATE NIGHT AFTER SHE MAKES A DRASTIC CHANGE TO HER APPEARANCE. Ray Romano ('MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE') AND TINA LIFFORD GUEST STAR.

Jasmine (Joy Bryant) and Crosby (Dax Shepard) help a family member who is experiencing money problems. Kristina (Monica Potter) surprises Adam (Peter Krause) with a new look and a spontaneous night on the town. Sarah (Lauren Graham) and Hank (Ray Romano) experience an interesting evening together. Meanwhile, Victor (Xolo Mariduena) is disappointed after Julia (Erika Christensen) gives him news about his mother. Also starring Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, Erika Christensen, Sam Jaeger, Miles Heizer, Tyree Brown, Max Burkholder, Mae Whitman and Savannah Paige Rae.

Ratings
1.7 rating (adults 18-49) and 5.24 million viewers
tvbythenumbers.com - On NBC, Parenthood garnered a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, down three tenths from its last original's 2.0 rating from three weeks ago.

Music

"Rapper's Delight (Hip-hop Remix Long Version)" The Sugarhill Gang
Opening song, girls dancing - iTunes

"Baby Don't Laugh" J.P. McClain &The Intruders
The Braverman girls drinking and talking - iTunes

"AWOL Marine" Perfume Genius
Kristina shaving her head - iTunes

"Ain't It So" Papa
Bar with Kristina being chatted up by Luke - iTunes

"Honey Hi" Fleetwood Mac
Sarah and Hank in the studio date - iTunes

"Do With You (feat. Ben Folds)" Ryan Lerman
Adam getting oiling up for Kristina - iTunes

"A to Z" Alice Russell
unknown - iTunes

"I Feel Trouble On It's Way Again" Cleveland Eaton
unknown - iTunes

"Mathereal" Ruu Campbell
Crosby welcoming Renee, Adam and Krisina leaving the Hotel - YouTube

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Spoilers
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Sides
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My Thoughts

Another great episode, all the stories worked but I must say I was not a fan of what happened with Victor but I guess it was coming, wanting contact with his mother. I wasn't sure if he had cheated on the test but I guess since it wasn't bought up he had lifted his grades. Over all it was a very emotional story, Julia loosing her cool and Victor almost hurting Sydney.

Loved the first scene with the girls night out dancing and drinking, then talking about Hank v Mark (aka the puppy) love the advice Kristina gave Sarah to go on a real date with Hank. Love how Sarah promoted Hank to ask her out, the date was so cute, once they got back to the studio. Also the next morning Hank going out early to get them breakfast, maybe next time he should leave a note.

Crosby and Jasmine taking in Renee is an interesting twist. Again I was sure she owned the house she lived in, guess not and in that case I can see how easy it is to fall behind in rent. Crosby was a laugh giving up his 'man cave' for his mother in law, asking Adam for advice and then complaining to him as he cleared out his stuff.

As expected the Kristina story was powerful, from the opening loosing her hair to cutting it all off. Adam being shocked/scared when Kristina surprised her with it. From what I understand its very empowering to cut off your hair when in Chemo instead of letting it fall out. Nice scene with Adam and Sarah in the wig shop, Sarah not sure if it was the right choice. The special date was good and being hit on by Luke (Ryan Hansen) was a nice touch. One of the best scenes was Adam oiling up only to find Kristina too tired so watching the video send by Amber or them leaving on the date.

This week we barely saw Drew again, and not much more of Amber. Max, Zeek and Camile were totally MIA, hope we get more of them soon.