Just Like Home

Episode Number: s05e15
Original US Air Date:
February 27, 2014
Allison Liddi-Brown
Ian Deitchman & Kristin Rusk Robinson


Julia (Erika Christensen) leans on her siblings for support during this trying time with Joel (Sam Jaeger). Jasmine (Joy Bryant) and Crosby (Dax Shepard) move in with Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) and Camille (Bonnie Bedelia) while their house is under repair. Meanwhile, Drew (Miles Heizer) confides in Amber (Mae Whitman) for advice on girls. Also starring: Lauren Graham, Peter Krause, Monica Potter, Max Burkholder, Savannah Rae Paige, Tyree Brown, Ray Romano

1.1 rating (adults 18-49) and 3.59 million viewers
tvbythenumbers.com - Parenthood returned to a new series low 1.1, down two tenths from its last original's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Trailers & Teasers

PARENTHOOD 5x15 Promo HD - YouTube
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"Loose Change" by Neil Halstead
When? - iTunes

"Lonely House" by Abbey Lincoln
When? - iTunes

"Burning Down the House" by Talking Heads
The siblings dancing at Julia's - iTunes

"Broken" by Jake Bugg
Drew and Amy outside her parents house - iTunes

"Wittgenstein's Arm" by Neil Halstead
Julia talking to Victor on the phone late at night - iTunes

"Dorian" by Agnes Obel
When Joel arrives to pick up the kids - iTunes

"Isolation" by Joy Division
When? - iTunes

"Twisting the Night Away" by The Hit Crew
When Crosby gets to Julia's house - iTunes

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My Thoughts

Now that Joel has moved out he has a weekend with the kids, at the door of his former house he hesitates before knocking which shows how new this is to him. We see Julia all alone as they drive off. At the apartment Joel does everything he can to make it feel like home but Sydney wants to go home after one night and Victor calls Julia when he has a bad dream. Meanwhile Julia gets support from her siblings, each of them calling to see how she is going, home alone. On the first night Julia goes to Sydney’s bed when she can’t sleep, keeping busy while the kids are gone. In the end Sarah, Dax and Adam come over and they have a party to lift her spirits, all of them spending the night after drinking and dancing, such a supportive family.

While staying with his parents Dax finds out they are in the process of selling the family home, Zeek is clearly still against it but wants to make Camille happy and would much rather loose the house than the love of his life. Great scene with them having dinner while also looking after Max and Nora, then later having S’mores outside in the new fire pit Zeek made earlier. Amber holding Nora as Drew comes over.

Drew is still having dramas with Amy staying with him and not returning to her school or telling her parents, everyone telling Drew he needs to do something. Nice to see Drew talking to Amber about it and in the end Drew driving Amy to her parents.

Kristina and Adam away at a spa weekend, nice fun scene in the spa, Adam taking off his ‘old man’ trunks, holding hands in the mud treatment and the hike, they deserved a break from family and work after what Kristina went through with cancer and the failed Mayoral bid.

Sarah is still having problems working with Hank, Sarah has a casual dinner with Carl which leads to a fight. Hank goes to see Dr Pelican again, who gives him some much needed advice. It was good to see Sarah understanding what is going on in Hanks mind after she loaned him the Aspergers book. Sarah needs to sort out her feelings for the 2 men in her life.