Another excellent episode of Parenthood. Tonight I’ve decided to post my notes from my viewing, as I think it captures my emotional roller coaster. (I edited them a little bit for structure.)
I guess coming back from Italy means you try new hair styles and be fabulous with movie star sun glasses. I get post trip depression and excitement. I’m sad Zeek didn’t surprise her, but his attempt to make her return better was nice. He sees himself losing a best friend. Camille, don’t get too snobby. I need them to find a medium ground. FRANCE!? What class is this? I want to take this painting class. I understand both of their points of view. Like Joel and Julia they need to actually talk and not just be. Here they are just trying to be supportive. At least Zeek is…
Joel and Julia are tough nuts to crack. At this point, they’re both wrong. He’s not trying, but has to figure out what he wants. She keeps pushing a solution on him. What are they going to do?
Oh, poor Drew. This is just too hard to watch. I get they love each other. Amy had me in tears. It can be so hard. College is tough when you’ve never really been away from home. Is she playing Drew? Probably not. She’s just a freshman. We’ve all been through it, but she’s putting a ton of pressure on Drew and taking away his experience. The tear potential came from her. Unexpected.
Julia and Sarah scene is a nice combination that we usually don’t see. Sisters. After talking to Adam, she talks to her sister, and now I love her 1/2 a second speech.
Amber. I get her deal. She wanted her dad. She’s totally torn up and we know she has destructive behavior. This was an expected spiral. She wanted a fight. Amber’s little smile when her dad came to protect her made the entire episode worth it. It was perfect. Chills. She wanted her dad. She wanted to be taken care of by a man. Her man. She wanted a fight. Tear alert. I might start crying. So layered. So layered. Oh man. Oh man. John Corbett. Mae Whitman. Oh man. That’s the benefit of having been watching this for years: scenes like that weigh so much heavier. His talk with Sarah was wonderful. I really hope that Corbett sticks around a little bit longer.
Ray Romano gave another wonderful performance tonight as Hank. The Dr. Pelican scene was pretty incredible.
Oh Poker night. Was it really gonna work? Nice glasses Hank. Adam is so polite. It’s funny sometimes. Especially with Hank. Lovely moment between the two characters.
DREW, GET ON THE BUS!!!!!! NO NO NO Come on. I really need her to see what she’s taking away from him. He won’t say anything until it’s too late.
Joel coming home? MOVING OUT?! That’s too much for me. I kinda don’t believe it. It seems that it’s just to touch on another aspect of “marriage and parenting,” as opposed to being a natural organic step for this couple.
“You could never be me because you’ve got your mother in ya.” Beautiful way to end the episode. At least on a positive note.
Last Thought: I NEED MORE MONICA POTTER.
Keep On Watchin’!