“Parenthood” 3.12 ‘Sore Loser’

“Parenthood” 3.12 ‘Sore Loser’
Air Date: January 3, 2012 
Discussion, Full Video

Summary: Zeek decides to go on a road trip to visit his mother for her 86th birthday and the whole family tags along. However, the disaster bound trip doesn’t prove as troublesome as the birthday girl.

  • Why didn’t Sarah lock the door?
  • Was the road trip a bad idea?
  • Were Adam & Kristina being too strict with Max?
  • Why was Zeek so upset about the whole road trip? About his kids?
  • What did you think of Zeek’s mom?

“Parenthood” 3.09 ‘Sore Loser’

“Parenthood” 3.09 ‘Sore Loser’
Air Date: November 15, 2011
Discussion, Full Video

Summary: Julia and Joel realize that they may have spoiled Sydney during a competitive game of charades; Crosby and Adam celebrate getting a new client while Kristina is worried about Max’s new friends.

  • Why didn’t Adam want Kristina to call Max’s "friends’" parents
  • Why is Adam paying so much attention to the new secretary?
  • What will happen after the kiss? Who will be told?
  • Do you think Adam needs to set up boundaries with Crosby?
  • Does Adam put his business before his family?
  • Why didn’t Julia & Joel realize Sydney was spoiled earlier?

“Parenthood” 3.08 ‘In-Between’

“Parenthood” 3.08 ‘In-Between’
Air Date: November 8, 2011
Discussion, Full Video

Summary: Amber gets a taste of what her mother is dealing with when she moves back home and decides to let Seth stay at her place. Adam tries to get physical with Kristina while Crosby struggles to come to terms with the idea of another man in Jabbar’s life. Drew and Amy decide to take a step forward in their relationship.

  • Why does Amber decide to let Seth stay at her place?
  • Why is Adam pushing Kristina, physically?
  • Do you think Adam and Crosby should have hired that assistant?
  • Do you think Crosby is dealing better about Dr. Joe?
  • Does Sarah not see herself falling into old patterns with Seth?
  • Why is Sarah holding things back from Mark?
  • What do you think about the kiss?
  • Does Amber standing up for Sarah remind you of a certain Gilmore Girls scene??

Lauren Graham gives a great interview about this episode here.

“Parenthood” 3.07 ‘Forced Family Fun’

“Parenthood” 3.07 ‘Forced Family Fun’
Air Date: November 1, 2011
Discussion, Full Video

Summary: Kristina plans a family night but it doesn’t go as she expected. Crosby fears Jasmine’s date will replace him as Jabbar’s dad. Julia steps in Zoe’s life and Zeek continues to question Sarah’s involvement with Seth.

  • Why is the family not helping Kristina more?
  • Do you think Kristina may have post-partum depression?
  • Should Crosby and Jasmine have a more thorough discussion about Dr. Joe with Jabbar? Or is it too early?
  • What do you think about Crosby’s reaction to Dr. Joe?
  • Do you think Julie being involved with Zoe will turn out badly, with the adoption?
  • Why is Zeek the only one questioning Sarah’s involvement with Seth?
  • Do you think Sarah and Seth should get back together?

“Parenthood” 3.06 ‘Tales from the Luncheonette’

“Parenthood” 3.06 ‘Tales from the Luncheonette’
Air Date: October 18, 2011
Discussion, Full Video

Summary: Adam and Crosby try their best for Cee Lo Green to become their client; Zeek manages to put the shadow of the doubt in Julia and Joel’s mind about their adoption plan. Meanwhile, Amber gives Drew advice and Mark becomes uncomfortable with Seth’s role in Sarah’s life.

  • Do you think Julia & Joel will get the baby, after all?
  • Why was Crosby mad at Adam?
  • Should Adam have worked so much with new baby Nora at home?
  • Why didn’t anyone else offer to help with Nora?
  • Why did Drew go to Amber for advice?
  • Do you think Seth will get through rehab?
  • Should Sarah be helping Seth?
  • Will Sarah & Mark be able to stay together?

“Parenthood” 3.05 ‘Nora’

“Parenthood” 3.05 ‘Nora’
Air Date: October 11, 2011
Discussion, Photo & Full Video

Summary: Kristina is rushed to the hospital by an unlikely friend, while Julia and Joel receive positive news about a possible adoption. Jasmine’s love life begins to affect Crosby, while Sarah’s ex, Seth, threatens to disrupt her relationship with Mark. Meanwhile, Amber begins to understand Max’s mind and helps him repair his friendship with Jabbar.

  • Why didn’t Kristina help Max with the letter?
  • Are you surprised Amber was able to get through to Max?
  • What did you think of Adam’s outfit?
  • Will Adam and Crosby get the contract?
  • What did you think about what Alex said?
  • Would you be bothered about Jasmine dating the pediatrician?
  • Will Seth ruin Sarah’s newfound love?
  • Kristina did great! (Crosby too)
  • What did you think about the Julia & Joel news?

“Parenthood” 3.04 ‘Clear Skies From Here On Out’

“Parenthood” 3.04 ‘Clear Skies From Here On Out’
Air Date: October 4, 2011
Discussion, Photo & Full Video

Sorry for the delay in posting this and other updates – I was on vacation and not organized enough to pre-post this time. I’ll be spending the next week catching up!

Summary:Zeek lands a role in a commercial, prompting Camille on her own achievements. Sarah and Mark take their friendship to a new level, while Haddie and Alex relationship starts to fall apart. Meanwhile, Crosby and Adam disagree, while Drew’s date with Amy doesn’t go as planned and Jabbar and Max friendship goes through a rough patch.

  • Were you surprised Zeek would take that commercial?
  • Do you think Zeek will pursue acting?
  • I hope Camille shows her art!
  • Sarah and Mark – was the PDA at school going too far?
  • Why was Crosby dishonest with Adam about Max?
  • What would you have done about Jabbar / Max?
  • Did Amber overstep during Drew’s date?
  • What happened between Haddie and Alex?