Fraud Alert

Episode Number: s05e19
Original US Air Date:
March 27, 2014
Bethany Rooney
Jason Katims


Joel (Sam Jaeger) and Sarah (Lauren Graham) celebrate the completion of their work projects, but Max (Max Burkholder) has low morale after his school field trip ended with some bitter feelings so Adam (Peter Krause) takes him on an adventure to clear his head. Sydney (Savannah Paige Rae) and Victor (Xolo Mariduena) are also struggling to stay positive, so Amber (Mae Whitman) tries to surprise them with a new activity. Also starring- Monica Potter, Erika Christensen, Dax Shepard, Joy Bryant, Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, Miles Heizer, Tyree Brown. Guest Staring- Sonya Walger and Jason Ritter. TV-14 L

1.4 rating (adults 18-49) and 4.39 million viewers - Parenthood earned a 1.4, up a tenth from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.


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Trailers & Teasers

Parenthood Season 5 Episode 19 - Fraud Alert - Promo - YouTube
Thanks to NBC


"Song" by?
Amber runs into Mr Cyr - iTunes

"Paradise Here Abouts" by Howe Gelb
Joel having dinner with his boss - iTunes

"Phenomenon" by Dr. Dog
Zeek & Crosby getting ready for their road trip - iTunes

"Song" by?
Zeek/Crosby driving ATV - iTunes

"Out Among My Flowers" by Heirlooms of August
Joel tells Julia how he feels about the situation - iTunes

"You Just Got Played" by lim Wolfe
Zeek arguing over the GTO parts price- iTunes

"Younger Days" by Hooded Fang
Sarah hand Mark have dinner - iTunes

"Underwater" by Joshua Radin
Closing song - Adam and Max surfing - iTunes

"Open Ended Life" by The Avett Brothers
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My Thoughts

Mark is back as he runs into Amber on the street, of course this leads to a date with Sarah when he calls her up. Heís a published writer now but it doesnít go anywhere as he is now engaged again. She tells Hank who is working on his feelings for Sarah so sees this as his chance, if he can work up the courage to tell Sarah. They are still working together, now on a new job so time will tell.

Drew meanwhile does some babysitting for Joel with Sydney and Victor, who donít want to go anywhere or do anything but play video games at home. Amber finally yeps him out taking them roll-a-skating and talks to them about their parents.

Max is refusing to go back to school, they go to confront the principal and teachers over what happened on the field trip (last week) they are no help. He stays at home to study but he best part was Adam taking him surfing. Later they go again but with Kristina and the baby in tow. She uses the camera Hank gave Max last season to take photos of them.

Meanwhile Zeek bursts in on Crosby and Jasmine in bed to tell him about a part for the GTO which means a 500 mile road trip. The seller ups the price and refuses to budge. I like in the end Crosby made a deal to by the bike but find it weird he would ride a old untested bike 500 miles home she they could have put it in the back of Zeekís pickup, not to mention Jasmineís reaction.

Things go from bad to worse for Julia and Joel, he takes Peet to diner which raises a red flag and Julia gets a late night call about her credit card. She takes Sarah to check it out the next day, knowing it must have been Joel. Things look bad when Joel isnít willing to get back together, saying he supported Julia for years running the house and raising Sydney while she was a lawyer. And I can understand his frustration not been given the same level of support with his construction business.