November 30th, 2011
07:02 PM ET
Life was better for some Bravermans than others this week, and while it was definitely more upbeat than the last episode, there's still no happy dance party at the end.
Jasmine wakes up next to Crosby, realizing her mom will be there with Jabbar. She proceeds to act like a child instead of a grown-a– woman who spent the night with the father of her child.
So, she forces him to get up and run, while he's trying to discuss the situation. At least she didn’t make him go out the window.
Meanwhile, Zoe doesn’t realize that she’s not going to be able to be-bop in to chat with Julia after her baby daddy tried to sell their unborn kid over the main course. As expected, Julia tells her she needs some space, all while working the “I refuse to cry at work face.”
Zoe goes to the house to try to explain her dumb boyfriend, but starting out with “Troy is not a bad guy” isn’t the right move. Julia ends the conversation saying she would have been a great mom to Zoe's baby. Zoe comes back again, still in tears.
She told Troy she didn't agree with what he was trying to do - and that would be trying to sell their baby - so he told her not to come home. She had nowhere to go but Julia and Joel's. Julia welcomes her in, even though Zoe warns her she has no idea what will happen with the adoption.
Kristina is doing the serious passive aggressive thing with Adam, and since he was wrong, all he can do is take it.
When Amber asks Crosby and Adam if they have any work for her at The Luncheonette, Kristina overhears and is quite snarky, saying they have a great assistant already.
Crosby is having lunch with Sarah at the Luncheonette, talking about how great it would have been for Amber to work there. In one of the most awkward topic changes ever, Crosby spits out something like, “speaking of Amber working here, I slept with Jasmine last week.”
They talk about the bond-with-your-ex-who-is-the-parent-of-your-child thing. In another sign Crosby's growing up, he tells Sarah he still isn’t even sure if he wants things to be different. I think I like this new, more grown-up version of Crosby.
Kristina stops by her new job to meet the team. She looks so happy to be there, and the candidate is thrilled to see her. He springs a Saturday meeting on her, which means she can’t go with Max to the dinosaur exhibit. Adam can’t take him, because he’s got clients coming in to check out the studio.
When Kristina tells him about the just-called meeting, he then says he would have appreciated a heads up. But about a just-called meeting? Is she supposed to be psychic now? She and Adam talk to Haddie about watching Max, but she says she can’t....as if she gets to even say that. Adam starts negotiating with her and Kristina stops both of them, letting them know there’s no negotiation about Haddie watching her brother.
Max is upset about not being able to go to the dinosaur exhibit. He yells at Haddie that it’s not fair he can’t go after their parents broke their promise. She kicks him out so she can study. When she takes a break to check on him, he’s gone.
He hops on a bus headed for the museum, the route mapped out, but got lost. He ended up in Oakland. When the cops bring him back, Kristina is back home. She and Adam were just going to let Max stroll back in without saying anything to him, and it was Haddie’s turn to lose it. She expected there to at least be a discussion. Apparently she’d been holding in how hard it is on her dealing with Max, and he doesn’t think of anyone but himself.
What did you think of "Parenthood" this week? Is Crosby finally getting the hang of acting like an adult and not a teen? Let us know in the comments.
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