Election Day

Episode Number: s05e09
Original US Air Date:
November 21, 2013 (November 20 in Canada)
Lawrence Trilling
Jason Katims


Election day stirs up emotions amongst the family- Jasmine (Joy Bryant) and Crosby (Dax Shepard) use the election as a teaching moment for Jabbar (Tyree Brown), while Kristina (Monica Potter) and Adam (Peter Krause) keep hopes high. Julia (Erika Christensen) and Joel (Sam Jaeger) deal with Victor's (Xolo Mariduena) reservations and Amber (Mae Whitman) has some of her own, when the band asks her to sing guide vocals. Meanwhile Sarah (Lauren Graham) helps Hank (Ray Romano) with a family affair. Also starring Craig T. Nelson, Max Burkholder, Miles Heizer, Savannah Rae Paige, Matt Lauria, Jurnee Smollett, Tyson Ritter and David Denman.

1.2 rating (adults 18-49) and 3.61 million viewers
tvbythenumbers.com - Parenthood was even with last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.


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"Searching" by Smoke Signals
When? - iTunes

"Cherry Blossoms" by Night Beds
Adam and Kristina voting - iTunes

"Little Dipper" by Big Deal
Amber and Ryan talk about the pills she found - iTunes

"Song" by?
When? - iTunes

"Joy to You Baby" by Josh Ritter
Closing song - iTunes

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My Thoughts
Things arenít going well for the Braverman families. Amber is having problems with Ryan ever since they returned the ring, it was only a matter of time before he would lash out and what should be a happy time for Amber turns into a nightmare. I do like how Amber was able to sing for the band and end up on the album. I hope that still happens I just donít want this a case of Sarah being right about Ryan and it getting worse for them.

Joel and Julia had more problems, Victor was just the catalyst. Joel being busy with Peet at work and not returning the calls, how long before something worse happens between them but will it be Ed or Peet who causes more problems? I donít like how the kids teased Victor but also Julia building his confidence up only to have this happen, maybe he should have stayed back at the start of the school year.

Crosby has never voted, come on, you would think heíd check on the voting rules since this was such an important time for Kristina and all involved, donít like how he bought that guys vote, if she had won it could have come back to bite them. It seems after the dramas of past seasons Crosby is now providing lighter stories with Jasmine and the new family life.

Sad to see Kristina loose the election, I do wonder how close it was with the whole Crosby thing. She was gracious in defeat and it was nice to see Gwen return and cast her vote, I wonder where Kristina will go from here.

Finally we have Max, love how he caught Hank off guard with wanting to date Ruby when he has no idea what it means. Hank then going to Sarah for advice, bit weird how she heard Hankís voice but was still shocked when she say him. They clearly still like each other I just wish they would work things out and get back together. Also nice to see Drew with his now Ďcasualí girlfriend at the election gathering, wish we got more from that.

Looks like a couple of weeks until the next new episode, hope we can last that long.