Happy Birthday, Zeek

Episode Number: s06e02
Original US Air Date:
October 2, 2014
Lawrence Trilling
Sarah Watson


Kristina (Monica Potter) struggles to accommodate the individual needs of her Chambers Academy students, and Adam (Peter Krause) gets roped into the chaos when the school's lunch vendor quits on the spot. Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) faces a tough decision about his health, and amidst strong opinions from the other siblings, Crosby (Dax Shepard) supports his dad. Joel (Sam Jaeger) and Julia (Erika Christensen) meet with Sydney's (Savannah Paige Rae) teacher when girl drama erupts at school. Sarah (Lauren Graham) wrestles with her ambivalence about Amber's (Mae Whitman) big news.

Also Starring: Bonnie Bedelia, Joy Bryant, Sarah Ramos, Xolo Mariduena, Max Burkholder, Tyree Brown, Miles Heizer and Ray Romano

1.3 rating (adults 18-49) and 4.34 million viewers
tvbythenumbers.com - Parenthood earned a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, down 7 percent from last week’s 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.


"Night at Lake Unknown " by Conor Oberst
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Songs on this list are TBC as I have not had the time to check them, they are listed at www.tunefind.com

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My Thoughts

Amber telling Sarah about being pregnant didn’t go as well as they hoped, I understand Sarah was in shock but really no hug? Talking to Hank was a nice start and I do understand Sarah’s concerns. It was good to see Sarah bring over the old photos and them making up over their good times when she was young. It was also nice to see the contrast with Zeek’s reaction to the news. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the family reacts.

Sydney is causing problems in school, picking on another student. Of course this is a reaction her parents seperation. Julia is still blaming Joel for all their marital problems, not sure if this is entirely fair. For the most part Joel didn’t do anything when he was working than Julia when she was a full time lawyer. I hope the situation gets better for them.

Things are not going so smoothly at the new school, the food vendor quitting leading to Adam organising the kitchen and making the individual meals with the help of some students leading an unexpected surprises. It was good to see things work out in the end, but does this mean Adam is now working at the school also?

Zeek being Zeek doesn’t want to listen to others to have the elective surgery. With Adam and Crosby going to talk him into it but Crosby was to stay quite it was funny to see but is this Adam trying to control things. Yes Crosby can be easily controlled by Zeek and I guess Adam had a point given what happened when they talked. Poor Sarah walking in to the party after the other siblings fighting over what Zeek should do, I know Sarah was being used to lighten the mood but I kinda feel sorry they kept it going so long.

Other things, Adam and Kristina debating the pronunciation of ‘Culinary’. Amber being given baby Aide to hold, a picture of her future life. And Max wants to do photography but the school doesn’t offer it.

And of course how can we forget the kids singing for Zeek, I think that along with Amber’s news where 2 big reasons he changed his mind. So in the end Crosby producing the kids song partly lead to what Adam wanted.