These Are the Times We Live In

Episode Number: s06e07
Original US Air Date:
November 6, 2014
Eric Galileo Tignini
Sarah Watson


Amber (Mae Whitman) hopes to prove herself as a future mother when she agrees to babysit Max (Max Burkholder) and Nora (Mia and Ella Allan), but the results are disastrous. Sarah (Lauren Graham) comes to Amber's side for support. Joel (Sam Jaeger) and Julia (Erika Christensen) make strides toward a final decision on their relationship. Hank (Ray Romano) has a heart-to-heart with Sandy (Betsy Brandt), who is surprised and moved by how Hank has grown. Meanwhile, Drew (Miles Heizer) is guilted into hanging out with Zeek (Craig T. Nelson), and an unexpected adventure draws Drew away from his studies.

Also starring: Xolo Mariduena, Savannah Paige Rae, Courtney Grosbeck, Lyndon Smith and Coby Ryan McLaughlin. TV-PG

1.3 rating (adults 18-49) and 3.96 million viewers - Parenthood earned a 1.3, up from last week's series low.


"Don't Know What it Means" by Puss N Boots
? - iTunes

"Try Again" by Miranda Dodson
Julia and Joel at the mediation to divid their assests - iTunes

"A Flower's Chance in a Hurricane (feat. Doll Knight)" by Barrett Johnson
Julia and Chris talk about the divorce papers - iTunes

"The Dream Song" by Nathan Reich
Starting at the gun rang then throught 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

Amber is left holding the baby when she watches Max and baby Nora while Adam and Kristina are out of town soliciting funds for the school. Thinks seem to start well but quickly go down hill when a planned trip to Alcatraz. Now I understand the reasons for this, she is about to have a baby so any practice is good but she was really thrown into the deepen given Max’s Aspergers condition. I loved the talk she had with Sarah, and she was right a new baby is a lot different to a toddler or Max.

Meanwhile Hank is a clueless as always but it is nice when he realises his mistakes like walking out on Sarah while Sandy was there to get Ruby and not realising how Sandy may have felt about Sarah bonding with Ruby. Also good to see Sandy have her say about what Ruby should watch and confirming to Sarah this is how Hank is when he left them standing in the apartment. Also nice bonding moment for Hank, Sandy and Ruby but it kinda left Sarah out on her own and knowing where she stood with them.

Also bridging the 2 stories was Hank loaning Max some camera gear, by the way $548 is to that much for a camera lens when they often run into the $1000s or more. Anyway Hank pacing in the kitchen with Max was a laugh, especially when they started talking about what was wrong and Hank realising he shouldn’t have just walked out on Sarah and Sandy.

Drew trying to do the right think with Zeek, taking him to the burger place. By the way a GTO of that vintage, not the best handling car around. Unless Zeek put in modern parts during the rebuild and looking at how it was in the show that was probably not the case. Any way lets move on, Zeek then wanting to shoot at can in a field, might have been okay 20 years ago but not now, the gun range was a nice idea from Drew.

Lastly we have the on going saga of Julia and Joel, nice for Joel to give the house to Julia and it not being an asset. Also a good talk with Zeek and final Joel wants to fight for Julia but is it too late, the final scene I was waiting for Chris to interrupt them by walking down the stairs. Will Julia sign the papers and make the divorce official?