The M Word

Episode Number: s05e06
Original US Air Date:
October 31, 2013 (Octoober 30 in Canada)

James Ponsoldt
Julia Brownell


Sarah (Lauren Graham) and Amber (Mae Whitman) struggle with the wedding bell blues while Julia (Erika Christensen) and Joel (Sam Jaeger) try to keep it all together. Kristina (Monica Potter) and Adam (Peter Krause) hit the campaign trail hard and enlist Team Braverman to go door-to-door, while Jasmine (Joy Bryant) helps usher in a new era for Crosby (Dax Shepard) and his band on the run. Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) gives Camille (Bonnie Bedelia) a little of what she wants. Also starring Max Burkholder, Miles Heizer, Matt Lauria, Savannah Paige Rae, Xolo Mariduena. Guest starring, David Denman, Jurnee Smollett. TV-PG

1.3 rating (adults 18-49) and 3.97 million viewers - Parenthood matched last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating


"Blurred Lines" (feat. T.I. & Pharrell) by Robin Thicke
Bob Little rally music, when he crashes Kristina's rally - iTunes

"Trouble Town" by Jake Bugg
When? - iTunes

"You Won't Remember..." by Bibio
When? - 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
The family is in full election mode out canvassing for Kristina’s election campaign, mostly unsuccessfully. Nice touch with Crosby running it a former lover. Meanwhile Bob Little crashes Kristina’s party to the tune of Blurred Lines. It was good to see Kristina go from low poll numbers to wining the debate.

Max was being a bit annoying as he quizzed his mom, I like that Kristina wanted to keep Max out of her campaign but equally it was finding something in common with another mother that won her the debate. Crosby and Jasmine shopping for a minivan, not seen his MG in a long time. Maybe since he drove Kristina to the hospital to give birth to Nora. Love the band members in the minivan watching Adventure Time. Shame he had to get ride of the sports car, bet Drew would have loved it.

Zeek clearly was trying to like the condo but of course Camille saw right through him, the fire pit was a nice touch. Not really surprised Camille wanted to go to Italy on her own, Zeek wouldn’t make it past the ride to the airport before wanting to go home.

Julia spending time with Ed is a troubling sign, she really likes him, thank god the kids were there. Not that I think Julia would cheat, but it was interesting that they basically ran when his wife came home. Joel making dinner to apologise for doing business was salt in Julia’s guilt wound.

And we get to Sarah and Amber, how these two manage to go from smiles to shooting in 5 seconds flat never ceases to amaze me. Amber complaint to Ryan then going to Drew so he can be there instead of Sarah just to get married without a big wedding. It wasn’t surprising to see Camille talk some sense and get Sarah to see she is not that different to her daughter. My only question is was Amber already married the morning Sarah came over to apologise, guess we’ll find out next week. Stand by for another shouting match!