All Aboard Who's Coming Aboard

Episode Number: s05e02
Original US Air Date:
October 3, 2013
Lawrence Trilling
David Hudgins


An Amber (Mae Whitman) alert rocks the Braverman family while Jasmine (Joy Bryant) and Crosby (Dax Shepard) have to walk on egg shells as the baby's crying begins to take a toll on Jabbar (Tyree Brown) too. Julia (Erika Christensen) meets a school parent volunteer Ed Bliss (David Denman) and finds they have a lot in common. Meanwhile Adam (Peter Krause) and Kristina 's (Monica Potter) "wedge" issue could be the campaign itself. Hank (Ray Romano) makes a surprise visit to Sarah (Lauren Graham) but leaves her with some advice on how to have an important talk with Amber, however, Adam's opinion on the subject is in direct opposition. Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) does not want to talk with Camille (Bonnie Bedelia) about the next stage of their life. Also starring Sam Jaeger, Max Burkholder, Miles Heizer, Savannah Paige Rae, Xolo Mariduena, Matt Laurie.

1.7 rating (adults 18-49) and 4.84 million viewers - Parenthood garnered a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating up 6 percent from last week’s series low 1.6.


"Heavy Feet" by Local Natives
Amber and Ryan Discussion if the marriage proposal was planned while making out - iTunes

"What's a Man to Do" by Beans & Fatback
Max and Hank talking about Amber and Ryan- iTunes

"Time Has Told Me" by Nick Drake
Zeek fixing the window at midnight - iTunes

"I Need My Girl" by The National
Sarah visits Amber telling her she wants to help plan her wedding - iTunes

Songs on this list are TBC as I have not had the time to check them, they are listed at

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My Thoughts
Jasmine and Crosby over sleep almost missing Jabbar's first day of the new school year, Julia is also running late and helps out a dad (Ed) but then ends up in sustainability, which no one wants. She becomes fast friends with Ed but lies to him about loosing her job at the law firm.

Amber wants to wait and tell her mom the engagement news but then at a family meeting to welcome Ryan back tells everyone, Sarah is clearly disapointed about the new and how she found out. Later they take and at firs thane another typical mother/daughter fight but soon make up. I did like the scene where Amber and Ryan are in her car talking, making out when Max turns up and starts taking photos.

Max again talks to Hank about the family, Hank later pays Sarah a visit at her new home, I think they miss each other. Meanwhile Zeek and Camilla are having insurance issues and Zeek doesn't want to get the new alarm system needed, Camilla starts to talk about moving into a smaller place.

Adam meets Kristina's new campaign manager and staff, he's still not 100% on board and doesn't think she can win, not telling Kristina his concerns until later. Hearing her speech changes his mind.