Aaron Brownstein Must Be Stopped

Episode Number: s06e08
Original US Air Date:
November 13, 2014
Lawrence Trilling
Jessica Goldberg


After a heartbreaking discovery, Max (Max Burkholder) wages a propaganda campaign against another Chambers Academy student. Kristina (Monica Potter) shields Max from punishment at school, but she can't save him from the pain of young love. Amidst financial troubles at the Luncheonette, Jasmine (Joy Bryant) takes a job to support her family, and Crosby (Dax Shepard) feels like a failure. Hank (Ray Romano) must put his foot down when Ruby (Courtney Grosbeck) abuses his trust. Amber (Mae Whitman) suffers some pregnancy pains with Crosby by her side.

Also starring: Bonnie Bedelia, Miles Heizer, Tyree Brown

1.0 rating (adults 18-49) and 3.64 million viewers
tvbythenumbers.com - Parenthood earned a series low 1.0, down 23 percent from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.


"When My Baby's Beside Me" by Big Star
Sandy drops Ruby off at Hanks studio - iTunes

"Blitzkrieg Bop" by The Ramones
Punk song Crosby dances to at the Lunchonette- iTunes

"All Night" by Icona Pop
First song at Ruby's party - iTunes

"Feather in the Wind by Susie Suh" by Susie Suh
Closing song starting with Crosby and Jasmine talking - iTunes

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

It must be very difficult for someone like Max with Aspergers coping with things like love, not understanding the other person may not share the same feelings. This story started out nice but for some reason this week they ramped it up, which sent him out of control. I think he might have finally understood towards the end of the episode.

With tough times at the Luncheonette Jasmine starts a new job with her mother as a filing clerk, Iím sure this story will continue. As will the jingles Crosby has to do at the studio, Adam is off getting the studio more business. Which is a nice way to explain the actors absence the last 2 weeks. Cut back to give the show its final season. Iím sure things will get better for them but I do wonder with the lack of money will Haddie have to be pulled out of college and return home?

Meanwhile Amber is trying her best to help and going to see Corn Fed play was a good idea, pitting Crosby got busted with the stash and Amber had pregnancy problems. In the end it wasnít serious and we learn Sarah was in Napa this week, explaining Lauren not being there again this season.

Drew still want to get a good job to help Amber, with is nice but even better was the talk he had with Amber with week and I agree. He should he free to do what he wants, not do an Econ major to become an accountant or something.

And Hank was having more problems with Ruby throwing a party while her mom was out of town. Again a shame Sarah wasnít there to help. Hank had no choice but to bust up the party, even with the fallout and I do wonder if they are trying to break up Sarahís relationship as his ex begins to understand Hank more.

While I like the extra stories with Hank and Jasmine itís a shame itís mostly come about because of financial issues and this being the final season and with just 5 more episodes left in the series. Also worth noting the ratings were down again this week, both weeks Lauren Graham has not appeared on the show.