Lean In

Episode Number: s06e09
Original US Air Date:
November 20, 2014
Lawrence Trilling
Jesse Zwick


Tension between Dylan (Ally Ioannides) and Max (Max Burkholder) reaches a fever pitch at the Chambers' Academy Open House. Kristina (Monica Potter) and Adam (Peter Krause) find themselves tangled in the conflict. Hank (Ray Romano) is thrilled to see Ruby (Courtney Grosbeck) excited about her school play, but an unexpected encounter with Mark Cyr (Jason Ritter) rocks the boat. Meanwhile, Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) recruits Drew (Miles Heizer) for help with a secret mission.

Also starring: Lauren Graham, Erika Christensen, Sam Jaeger, Bonnie Bedelia, Savannah Paige Rae and guest stars Betsy Brandt and Coby Ryan McLaughlin

1.5 rating (adults 18-49) and 4.58 million viewers
tvbythenumbers.com - Parenthood earned a 1.5, up from last week's series low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.


"When It Comes My Turn" by David Myles
? - iTunes

"A Broken Heart Still Beats" by Tj & cait
? - iTunes

"Burns" by Alice Boman
Julia talking the Camille, then Sarah and Mark talking - iTunes

"Winter" by Matt Corby
Final song, Hank and Sarah 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

Finally Dylan’s parents pull Kristina into line for not dealing with Max, sorry but I’m so over Max’s story. Yes he has Asperger syndrome, which means he has issues dealing with outs when they are not thinking what he expects them to think. I just don’t need to see it on my TV each week. That said it was good they they had up in the end.

Zeek is still expecting Drew to be their for his driving needs, yes it’s a nice thing Zeek is planning for Camille but Drew was right, given his recent operation no matter how much he wasn’t to surprise his wife they really need to talk about any trip to Europe and plan it together. I just hope given the final scene Zeek is okay but the end of the series.

Joel is ready to fight for Julia but has he left it too late, the romantic restaurant was a nice touch. As was Julia talking to her mother about it, mirroring Joel talking to Zeek last week. But in the end Julia goes to Joel and signs the papers, before kissing, and maybe more. Something to look forward to next episode.

And finally we come to Sarah and her new family, Having Judy do the school play and Mark just happens to be filling in for the drama teacher was a nice way to bring him back into the fold and a good was for them to say goodbye. So mark is now married and they have a baby on the way, everything he wanted with Sarah. Still miss them as a couple, they could have explored them trying to have a baby but I guess that was too close to the Joel/Julia storyline from a few season back.

Hope Zeek is okay next time around and I hear all of the main cast will be in every one of the final 4 episodes, so lots to look forward to in the new year.