October 27th, 2010
04:00 PM ET
On last night’s “Parenthood,” Crosby and Jasmine started telling people they're engaged, beginning with their son, Jabbar. The 6-year-old, however, does not care.
But when they announce they’re getting married at the family dinner, Jabbar finally became excited when he heard he’ll get to wear a tux. Kristina said to her future sister-in-law Jasmine, “Welcome to crazy town!” 'Cause getting involved with the Braverman family isn't easy.
Case in point: Joel and Julia. Joel was heading off to a construction job for I think the first time since the show started. Later he called Julia from the job site, interrupting her meeting with the law partners to talk about an emergency that would keep him from picking up Sydney.
Julia made a good effort to be the supportive spouse, but I’m sure she’s going to blow soon. The next day, he needed to drop Sydney off at Julia's office after school. I don’t know what all the discussion and tension was about. Do what other working parents with two careers do: Get a sitter, or make arrangements with your two retired, nearby parents to cover emergencies.
Joel did end up calling grandpa Zeek, which was a fine solution. But Julia took exception to the bucket ‘o’ fried chicken and soda he brought Sydney for dinner. Honestly, Julia’s beginning to bug me. If he has a job where he’s going to be late, woman up and make some arrangements or at least be happy that he handled it himself and didn’t interrupt your law partner meeting again. And when they discuss/fight about it, she brings up that she bills $600 dollars an hour? Seriously, check into an after-school program or get a nanny.
Meanwhile, Sarah was grounding Amber for going to the drunken frat party. Sarah said she’ll tell Kelsey's mom if Kelsey doesn’t. Amber was nearly in tears worrying , trying to explain how Kelsey doesn’t have the same kind of relationship with her mom and convinced Sarah not to tell just yet. Kelsey didn’t tell and made up a story about the party.
When Sarah heard that from Kelsey's mom she was caught off guard and ended up telling her what really happened. And - I could see this one coming a mile away - the mother who doesn’t know her kid gets drunk and smokes pot blames the kid who doesn’t. More tears from Amber, since Kelsey is her only friend.
Gordon/Boss Baldwin wanted Adam to come up with a layoff list. He offered to take Sarah on his trip to L.A. While he’s wooing Sarah, he’s riding Adam. She walked in right after Boss Baldwin gave Adam a hard time about the layoffs, and asked his opinion about her seeing Gordon. He told her the truth, which was basically that he’s a womanizing jerk. Sarah seems just intent on causing herself problems. She’s an intern trying to date the boss even though her brother - who’s known him for 15 years - tells her he’s a user. How many more reasons does she need not to date the guy?
Haddie went with Camille to volunteer at a center for the homeless, and the guy who runs the place was snide for no particular reason. Again, I could see this one coming a mile away; he doesn’t think much of the high school kids who come by to do their community service time for their college applications. The chip on his shoulder is extra large because his family used to come to the center to eat when he was a kid.
Does anyone else think Julia needs to get over herself and sit down with Joel to make a real plan for Sydney after school care? And what about Sarah? She seems like she's exercising bad judgment to be trying to date Boss Baldwin just in general, not to mention after she was warned by her brother. Tell us what you think!
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