Nipple Confusion

Episode Number: s05e03
Original US Air Date:
October 10, 2013
Patrick Norris
Sarah Watson


Crosby (Dax Shepard) and Jasmine (Joy Bryant) find parenthood the second time around to be twice as tough, while Kristina's (Monica Potter) campaign with the ever-presence of Heather (Jurnee Smollett) creates a new dynamic with Adam . Meanwhile additional pressures push Joel (Sam Jaeger) and Julia (Erika Christensen) in potentially problematic directions and Sarah (Lauren Graham) seeks help and comfort from Hank (Ray Romano). And Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) tries to steer Camille (Bonnie Bedelia) to his way of thinking about what to do with the storied Braverman house. Also starring, Mae Whitman, Max Burkholder, David Denman, Miles Heizer, Tyree Brown, Savannah Paige Rae, Xolo Mariduena, Matt Lauria.

1.2 rating (adults 18-49) and 3.75 million viewers - Parenthood garnered a series low 1.2, down three tenths from last week's series low 1.5 adults 18-49 rating .


"East Coast Girl" by Cayucas
When? - iTunes

"Lonelier Than This" by Steve Earle
When? - iTunes

"Kindness Be Conceived" by Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
When? - iTunes

"Other Voices" by The Orwells
When? - iTunes

"Lonely Are the Free" by Steve Earle
Camille and Zeke chat in the yard - iTunes

"Ponce Pilato" by Y La Bamba
Drew plays scrabble with a girl and Victor reads out loud - iTunes

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My Thoughts
Jasmine is having trouble getting the new baby to a accept bottle milk, meanwhile Crosby is fascinated by the breast pump machine. I did like that in the end Crosby was able to get Aida to finally take a bottle, while Jasmine was listening from the doorway. Also cute scene with Crosby and Zeek in the GTO with the natural bottle nipples.

Speaking of, Zeek bought an old GTO, delivered on the back of a truck and missing some parts, like the boot lid. This leads to a confrontation with Camille. She wants to sell the house, Zeek is against the idea, I do like how he explained things to Camille with all the memories made there.

Finally we get to see Sarah taking some photos, of a dog that she is specialising in but you can clearly see she wants more. Offering to take Kristina's official campaign for next to nothing. Loved the reason Sarah went to Adam, her buildings wifi was out. In the end I like that Sarah did a good job and the scene with Hank was great, him supporting and encouraging her work, and not leading to sex. They have great chemistry, the whole 'pausing for affect' and Hank calling her flighty after listing the jobs she has had in the last 4 years. Also Max trying to help when taking the photos of Kristina.

Amber helping Drew was some good brother/sister moments, from Drew interrupting them, through to Ryan kicking in the door and helping Drew confront his room mate. Drew was a little awkward in the communal bathroom and Natalie, a girl he likes. The scrabble game at the end was a nice touch.

That brings us the Victor having problems reading. I can understand both points of view, this is a tough one. The fight with Julia who gets advice fro Ed and wants to send him back to the 4th grade and Joel, now working full time and doesn't want him to move from the 5th grade. I'm sure more will come of this.