February 9th, 2011
02:30 PM ET
As noted in the title of this week's episode, there are some homecomings - some welcome, and some not so welcome.
(And of course, this recap will have spoilers. Click away now if you haven’t watched.)
This is the week Jon Corbett makes his first appearance as Drew and Amber’s wayward dad, Seth. Drew goes by himself to meet his dad for lunch. No one knows he’s in town. I’m not sure what’s sadder, that Drew knows where his dad has been because he reads the band’s website, or that Seth didn’t seem to realize how sad that is.
Amber and Drew have a big fight about seeing their father. Amber has no interest in seeing their drug-addict dad and forbids her brother from going to a concert to see him. Drew hadn’t planned on telling Sarah and when she hears, she joins in on the yelling. You know things are bad when Zeek flinches at a slammed door.
Seth is causing all kinds of discord among the Bravermans. Zeek and Sarah get into it, because Zeek thinks Sarah still has feelings for Seth. Not only that, he tells her she seems to think she has to be in a relationship because she feels like she’s lacking something. She says he was the love of her life, but she’s only trying to do what’s right for her kids.
Amber ends up going to the show with Drew. It looks like everything went well, but you know that won’t last.
Crosby and Jasmine are heading to her mom’s minister to discuss their expectations for marriage. That ought to be good. Crosby has gone from being afraid of Renee to telling Jasmine her mother is controlling. As soon as they sit down with the minister it’s clear the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree. Crosby looks like he realizes he’s in trouble, especially once Jasmine shares her vision for the future. They clearly aren’t on the same page. And where’d he get the idea he had a say in the wedding plans? Renee and Jasmine are changing wedding day plans without his input.
He freaks out and goes to Adam for advice. Adam talks about the compromise and give and take of marriage. Crosby calms down but says he still feels like he’s giving everything. He turns around and loses it after Jasmine changes how he loads the dishwasher. They have a no-holds-barred screaming match, which ends with slammed doors and tears. He heads back to the bachelor boat.
Adam misses Haddie, who misses Alex. She takes Amber and Max on a roundabout way back to the car so she could "run into" Alex. He’s surprised to learn that she moved out. After she hears some words of wisdom from Grandma Camille, Haddie goes home. It’s only been a week in Bravermanland; she walks in at dinner and they pick up like nothing happened. They even have a reasonable conversation about her going out with Alex. By the end of the show, they’ve included Alex in a mini-Braverman gathering.
That seems much too easy to me. That's all well and good that Alex is a good guy and that Haddie came home to have a nice dinner, but about all of her lying and yelling? Shouldn't there have been an, "after you spend a month on punishment for how you behaved, then you can see Alex" in that reasonable conversation?
And does anyone else think it's going to be a minute before Jasmine and Crosby make it anywhere near a wedding? If you saw the scenes from next week, you know there will be some more trouble added to that mix.
Which family situation do you think will blow up first?
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