Another solid episode, sans the Kristina mayoral race… again. But let’s just not talk about that (I did like that Kristina did take the high road, regardless of it killing her in the polls.).
I appreciated the smaller plots this week. They were more grounded in a Parenthood place. Zeek’s home alone time, Crosby attempting to connect with his son over something that don’t have in common, or even Sarah hesitantly going to a party, realizing she has no real friends at her age. It was all subtle and well done.
As we build to what is an inevitable Joel/Julia blow out, we are getting moments of believability to support that eventual fight. Ed comforting her at the school and the awkward after moments were well down. As was the “telling Victor moment,” but for me it is all undercut with the fact that a school district would NEVER EVER EVER hold him back in the middle of a year. They wouldn’t hold him back at all. Still, the scenes played out very well.
Keep On Watchin’!