May God Bless and Keep You Always

Episode Number: s06e13
Original US Air Date:
January 29, 2015
Lawrence Trilling
Jason Katims


In the excitement of her big day, Sarah (Lauren Graham) surrounds herself with the original Braverman clan. Meanwhile, Hank (Ray Romano) approaches Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) for his blessing and asks Drew (Miles Heizer) for a special favor. Amber (Mae Whitman) adjusts to life as a new mom with a little help from her grandparents. Julia (Erika Christensen) and Joel (Sam Jaeger) get a phone call that forces a life-changing decision. Max (Max Burkholder) gets his first job, while Crosby (Dax Shepard) and Adam (Peter Krause) reach an understanding about the Luncheonette. Kristina (Monica Potter) presents Adam with a new plan for the future of Chambers Academy, and for their family.

Also starring, Joy Bryant, Bonnie Bedelia, Savannah Paige Rae, Tyree Brown, Xolo Mariduena, Mia and Ella Allan and special guest stars Sarah Ramos, Matt Lauria and John Corbett

1.7 rating (adults 18-49) and 5.50 million viewers - The series finale of Parenthood earned a season high 1.7, up four tenths from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.


"Trusty and True" by Damien Rice
Crosby tells Amber about the Luncheonette closing - iTunes

"Place to Be" by Nick Drake
Adam showing the kids how to cut onions - iTunes

"Here, Now" by Andrew Simple
Sarah shows Zeek some photos of the baby - iTunes

"You and Me" by Sara Watkins
Pre wedding montage - iTunes

"Always You (Bonus Track)" by Ingrid Michaelson
Zeek walking Sarah down the aisle - iTunes

"You are the best thing" by Ray LaMontagne
Starting with Sarah and Hank dancing at their wedding - iTunes

"Treasure" by Bruno Mars
? - iTunes

"Wild Worlds" by Cat Stevens
Starts with Zeek and Crosby talk at the reception - iTunes

"I Remember the Night" by Only Child
? - iTunes

"Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)" by Stan Getz, AntŰnio Carlos Jobim, Astrud Gilberto & Jo„o Gilberto
Camille and Zeek talk to Amber at the reception - iTunes

"Maybe I'm Amazed" by Paul McCartney & Wings
Max dancing with Ruby's friend - iTunes

"Home Again" by Michael Kiwanuka
Motage starting with the Grahams at Christmas and a new baby - iTunes

"Forever Young" by Rhiannon Giddens & Iron & Wine
Final montage starting with the family spreading Zeeks ashes at the baseball field before playing a game - iTunes

*Note there are a lot of songs at the reception, some many be not on this list and others may be wrong. Please contact me if there are mistakes.

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

So much happened in the series final, I just wish they had made a longer episode for the last ever.

So it revolved around the wedding of Sarah and Hank, for better or worse it was very well done, every thing was just about prefect. Starting with the ladies on their phones at Ambers place, I like that She decided to move in with Zeek and Camille, would have been good for Zeek to spend some time with the new baby and then for Camille to have someone there after he passed. Plus with things being tight at the studio now Crosby is running it on his own its nice not to have to worry about rent. But that said it looks like from the montage at the end things will work out for them, including Amber meeting a new guy and baby Zeek having contact with his father.

The whole Zeek story was very well done, I like how we didnít get too much drama over his death, yes it was sad but Iím glad they chose to remember the good times and having the family play a game of baseball after spreading his asses was a fitting end to the series.

The wedding was just about perfect, even with Max being the official photographer, its nice he has found his calling. Sarah looked pretty in her wedding dress, again the montage with the photos being taken was well done as was the choice of music for the walk done the isle and the reception. I also liked how Hank asked for Zeekís blessing to marry Sarah and that Joel didnít even do that. Nice to see Haddie again, I just wish she wasnít just their for the wedding.

The drama over the Luncheonette was over blown, I thought the main reason Crosby couldnít do it without Adam was financial but there was fixed fairly easily by renting out part of the building they didnít need.

The fast forward montage was a nice way to wrap up the show and see a bit into the familyís future, Julia appears to have had a baby after adopting Victors half sister or they adopted another baby a few years later. Ryan is part of baby Zeeks life along with a new man in Amberís life (Jason Street) the family looks to be getting along. Camille went traveling after Zeek died, a dream she has had for some time. Max graduating from Chamber Academy and actually looked happy, the studio run by Crosby looks to be a success with Rhiannon Giddens & Iron & Wine recording Forever Young as a back drop the the closing scenes of the series.

Iím going to miss the show but look forward to Lauren and others moving on to new projects in the coming years.