The Scale Of Affection Is Fluid

Episode Number: s06e05
Original US Air Date:
October 23, 2014
Bethany Rooney
Jesse Zwick


Max (Max Burkholder) gathers intel on his new friend in search of common ground. Though Kristina (Monica Potter) fears he'll get his heart broken, he is more determined than ever to pursue this new relationship -- especially after some botched advice from Adam (Peter Krause). Amber (Mae Whitman) makes an unexpected connection and finds herself smitten. Julia's (Erika Christensen) new love interest shows up at the family BBQ and runs into Joel (Sam Jaeger). Crosby (Dax Shepard) lets loose with Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) and Jasmine (Joy Bryant) grows concerned about her husband.

Also starring: Bonnie Bedelia, Miles Heizer, Savannah Paige Rae, Tyree Brown and Xolo Mariduena TV-14 D

1.2 rating (adults 18-49) and 3.95 million viewers - Parenthood earned a 1.2, down a tenth from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.


"Worship You" by Vampire Weekend
Opening song, Max watching Dylan - iTunes

"No Ulterior Motives" by Walk off the Earth
Family basketball game at the BBQ - iTunes

"The Once and Future Carpenter" by The Avett Brthers
Crosby and Zeek at the bar playing pool - iTunes

"Who Am I" by Brett Dennen
Adam and Kristina talking to Max, leading into the closing scenes - 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

Even without Lauren Graham (Sarah) this week it was still a good episode, some of the best scenes were with Amber and Drew. Nice to see he has grown up and is the voice of reason for Amber. really hope her new guy wasnít scared off, but I guess this means itís over with Ryan. On a side note, not sure is Drewís school would like him having all those drugs and stuff in his room.

So max is in love, or he thinks he is, who knows? Was interesting to see the Braverman men giving him advice on love. Itís always fun seeing Max use logic to win arguments with his parents, like the books he got. Really hope things work out for them.

Zeek is still not allowed to drive, for obvious reasons. It was fun seeing him and Crosby together, first at the BBQ and then the bar. Crosby was driving crazy in the minivan, itís on thing to be fast but itís a fine line to being dangerous. Good that Zeek called Jasmine and didnít try and drive him home. Also interesting but not surprising Camille called since they were an hour late.

And we come to Julia, interesting she had dated Chris just before Joel, still feel sorry for him. Again Joel didnít do a lot wrong last season, not enough to deserve loosing his family.

This episode was in memory of Franco Georgianna, a member of the art department.