October 5th, 2011
03:20 PM ET
This episode seemed to be all about relationships (even more than usual) of all varieties: husband and wife, siblings, parent/child and the not-so-kissing cousins.
Take Max and Jabbar for example: At school during lunch, Max is being a bit bossy and monopolizing Jabbar's time. Max insists that since they are best friends, they have to eat together. Jabbar asks Jasmine if he can eat with his other friends. She tells him of course, and that he doesn't have to eat lunch with Max all the time.
She wants Crosby to talk to Adam about it, even though she knows it will be a tricky conversation. Crosby can't bring himself to do it once he hears how happy Adam and Kristina are because Max says Jabbar is his best friend.
Instead, Crosby talked to Jabbar and asked him to eat with his cousin because Max has problems making friends. It was a nice attempt at handling the situation, but that isn’t really the right thing to tell a kid in first grade. At that age, they have a tendency to tell the absolute truth at the wrong times.
Jabbar decided to eat with another friend, Max got mad, Jabbar said something was wrong with him, and a fight ensued. During the parent-teacher conference a fight almost breaks out between Crosby and Adam, and Crosby and Jasmine once Jabbar explains what he said. Crosby should have talked to Adam himself, but I can understand that he didn’t want to upset his brother. They put aside their differences later when they find out their business loan came through. And they celebrate with a mini-Braverman dance party.
Drew asks Amber for a ride to the movies. It's very cute to see her tease him about his date with Amy. On the way Amber and Amy chat more than Amy and Drew do. Poor, shy Drew. He fights with his sister about how she monopolized his date's time. So much for the cuteness.
His situation gets so much worse when a picture of No Boundaries Sarah kissing Mr. Cyr in front of the school makes the rounds. Amy, who doesn't realize it's his mom, shows the picture to Drew. He then goes off about his unstable family, including his druggie dad and his aunt who’s trying to buy a baby and his sister who shouldn’t have been on his date with the girl he likes. That turns out to be a good thing, because later that night Amy comes by and asks him to go for a walk.
Kristina tries to talk to Haddie about how she and Alex are doing. Haddie doesn't want to hear a thing about it, and pretty much kicks Kristina out of the room.
Later, Alex sits Haddie down for the "Something's not right, I don't want to pretend, we're in different places, we should break up" talk. He took her home, where he apologized to Kristina and thanked her for what her family has done for him. Poor Alex started crying talking to Kristina. It's like he broke up with the whole family.
Meanwhile, Zeek gets a commercial...for an erectile dysfunction medication, which he announces at the dinner table in front of his small grandchildren. (Sydney asked what's "a reptile dysfunction." Ha!) Everyone is happy about it, except for Camille, who's feeling like she hasn't followed through on what she wants to do with her life.
Zeek had a great time at the shoot. I was expecting he would have a run-in with the young, mohawked and pierced director, but he had such a good time he asked Camille what she thought about him pursuing acting as a career.
She eventually admitted to him how she felt about him being happy about something that had nothing to do with her. She resolves to find something like that for herself. They then dance off to their bedroom, after she tosses the little pill Zeek stole from the set, telling him he didn't need it. Adorable.
What were your favorite moments from last night's 'Parenthood'?
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