The Waiting Room

Episode Number: s06e03
Original US Air Date:
October 9, 2014
Patrick Norris
Jessica Goldberg


Camille (Bonnie Bedelia) and the kids anxiously await news about Zeek (Craig T. Nelson). Julia (Erika Christensen) confronts Joel (Sam Jaeger) about their relationship status. Amber (Mae Whitman) decides to face her future and Drew (Miles Heizer) supports her. Sarah (Lauren Graham) tries to bond with Ruby (Courtney Grosbeck) and finds herself in a sticky blended family situation. When the Luncheonette gets some unfortunate news, work pressures mount atop all the family stress, and Adam (Peter Krause) is in worst-case-scenario mode. Emotionally wracked Crosby (Dax Shepard) seeks an escape.

Also Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Lauren Graham, Joy Bryant, Betsy Brandt, Matt Lauria and Ray Romano

1.3 rating (adults 18-49) and 4.25 million viewers - Parenthood matched last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.


"Shelter from the Storm" by Bob Dylan
Zeek and Camille playing cards and talking about the operation - iTunes

"unknown" by ?
Amber visits Drew in his new dorm room - iTunes

"Colour" by Wild Club
Drew driving Amber to visit Ryan- iTunes

"Comatose" by Hayden Calnin
Crosby reading email from Adam - iTunes

"An Ocean In Between The Waves" by The War On Drugs
Crosby on the phone to Band - iTunes

"The Long Haul" by Sean Rowe
The Family gets the good news after the operation - iTunes

Songs on this list are TBC as I have not had the time to check them, they are listed at

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My Thoughts

The big story of the episode was obviously Zeek going in for his operation, perfect opening with Zeek and Camille playing cards then the siblings and Amber turning up. Liked how Zeek let out the news about Amber and she was fine with it. Adam being the realist was getting on Crosbyís nerves so I can understand their fight in the waiting room. Little odd to have Crosby crash his bike like that and not mention it, Iím sure they found out later. It was good to see them get good news and not have to use the bad news room and hope Zeek can make a speedy recovery.

Sarah working on her blended family with Hank but I can see Sandy being a problem and not wanting Sarah to Ďhangí with Ruby, only complaint is it sound too much like what happened with Lorelai and Luke in Gilmore Girls. Just hope it has better results this time.

Julia is still with her new boyfriend Chris, but she finally tells Joel. So sad to see his heart break like that, Iím pretty sure Joel have been faithful since their separation. The meeting in the hospital garage was a little awkward but itís nice to see Joel keeping in touch with Zeek.

Another great relationship is Amber and Drew, love how he decided to drive Amber to see Ryan and give him the news, then insisted she didnít stay with him and Ryan still clearly has some problems, maybe the new baby will straiten him out?