A Potpourri of Freaks

Details
Episode Number: s06e04
Original US Air Date:
October 16, 2014
Director:
Peter Krause
Writer:
Ian Deitchman & Kristin Rusk Robinson

Description
RELATIONSHIPS OLD AND NEW CHALLENGE THE BRAVERMANS

Max (Max Burkholder) meets a new friend who means more to him than Kristina (Monica Potter) and Adam (Peter Krause) initially expect. After an awkward run-in with Sandy (Betsy Brandt), Sarah (Lauren Graham) tries to understand her place in Ruby's life, and conflict-averse Hank (Ray Romano) must test out his diplomacy skills. Julia (Erika Christensen) and Joel (Sam Jaeger) fear that the uncertainty of their separation is harming their children. Crosby (Dax Shepard) tries to avert crisis at the Lunchonette by chasing down Oliver (Tyson Ritter), who has gone off-the-grid.

Also starring: Joy Bryant, Bonnie Bedelia, Tyree Brown, Savannah Paige Rae, Xolo Mariduena, Ella Allan, Mia Allan

Ratings
1.3 rating (adults 18-49) and 4.20 million viewers
tvbythenumbers.com - Parenthood matched last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Music

"His Truth Is Marching On" by Mike Doughty
Crosby driving to find Oliver Rome at the retreat - iTunes

"Song of Good Hope" by Glen Hansard
Final scene with Zeek and Kristina - iTunes

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

Spoilers
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Sides
gossipcom.com

My Thoughts

I liked the progress Sarah and Hank made this week, Hank being honest with his ex Sandy was good to see, Iím fighting the urge to compare them to Luke and Lorelai in Gilmore Girls. It was nice to fight for his relationship with Sarah and always fan to see an awkward moment like in the opening with Sarah dressed in a shirt when Sandy comes over to drop off Ruby.

Moving on it didnít take Jasmine long to find out about Crosbyís bike accident, promptly banning him from riding it, not that it lasted long. I do wonder how long it was since the crash but this is TV so we may never know. Also good to see Oliver again, at the retreat and Crosby going crazy over what he put them through.

Sydney is clearly lashing out with her parents separation, shame we havenít seen much from her brother but maybe heís used to problems like this being adopted. Really hope they can fix things and get through to Sydney soon.

Zeek was looking weak and frail coming home from the surgery, almost giving up. It was nice to see the procession of family members visit him but where was Amber and Drew, also we only heard the Sarah went, would have been nice to see then their. It was nice that Kristina was the one to get him motivated again after her recent cancer problems.

Lastly we have the new girl at the school, Dylan. Love how she pushed Kristinaís buttons but maybe this was part of her condition. Of course Adam and Kristina took it the wrong way when she started to call Max ĎAspergersí which is what he has. Interesting that Max likes her, could be interesting to see the friendship develop over the season.