All That's Left is the Hugging

Episode Number: s05e10
Original US Air Date:
December 12, 2013 (December 11 in Canada)
Jessica Yu
Sarah Watson


Amber (Mae Whitman) addresses Ryan (Matt Lauria) about his issues with her hanging out with the band and struggles on whether or not to lean on Sarah (Lauren Graham) for support. Drew (Miles Heizer) asks his uncle Crosby (Dax Shepard) for advice on girls. Meanwhile, Julia (Erika Christensen) and Joel (Sam Jaeger) put their best foot forward for their family's sake and Adam (Peter Krause) shows his support for his wife Kristina (Monica Potter). Also starring Joy Bryant, Craig T. Nelson, Max Burkholder, Savannah Rae Paige, Xolo Mariduena, Tyree Brown, Jurnee Smollett, Tyson Ritter, David Denman.

1.2 rating (adults 18-49) and 3.94 million viewers - Despite the 10 p.m. hour, Parenthood grew half-hour to half-hour by 8% in 18-49 rating (to a 1.3 from a 1.2) and held steady or grew in every other key ratings measure.


"Wings" by HAERTS
When? - iTunes

"Lost Springs" by Night Beds
Julia gets a text from Ed while cleaning the kitchen? - iTunes

"This place is haunted" by Devotchka
Closing song - iTunes

"Song" by?
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My Thoughts
So the election is over and as we learned last time Kristina lost but we didnít know how close, just 947 vote in it. Love the scene at home with the congratulations cake, thought the family would be there but I guess they had already left. Still no Haddie, if there was ever a time for her to come home. The park scene really highlighted how some voters donít really want to vote but it was nice to see them have some alone time with Nora. Also great final scene with the eggs and then running when they thought the police were coming.

Joel sleeping on the couch is not a good sign but at least he is making an effort with coming home early to make pizza with the kids, Julia should not have gone to Ed, but we now know he is exerted from his wife. Meanwhile Sarahís love life is getting interesting, hooking up with Carl after the lights went out. Kinda a shame we didnít get a morning after or Sarah sneaking out in the middle of the night.

More problems for Amber with Ryan, she still loves him and is willing to work things out so it was a shock to see Ryan end things with Amber, I do wonder if it is truly over. Drew is also struggling with his love life, after talking to Crosby he wants to give the no strings thing a go with Natalie but in the surprise of the week Amy could through a big spanner into the works.