Parenthood “The M Word”

You can get lost with this show so quickly it’s not even funny. There are so many characters and they all have families of their own to try and keep up with. I feel that some story lines are only touched on once in a while, making it hard to remember. Luckily they have a previously on… at the beginning of episodes to remind us where the characters left off.

Oh the greatness of becoming a parent. For Crosby this becomes very real when he has to go mini van shopping. And trade in his classic car to boot. Crosby struggles with the mini van and being an adult, while trying to stay hip for the Luncheonette clientele. When the band that is currently recording there suggested a little day drinking Crosby decided to join in. This turns into evening and Jasmine calls him to remind him to pick up diapers and that they are having dinner with her mom. The band has the great idea of having Jasmine coming to pick them all up and take them home, and stop at a drive-thru. While they were in the drive-thru one of the band members commented on how great Jasmine was. This helped warm Crosby up to the van. The next day Jasmine found him in it because it was growing on him. And of course he discovered the back seats recline…

In Christina’s camp she’s busy preparing to continue campaigning for mayor. The whole family is helping by knocking on doors. During what looks to be a farmer’s market type setting she sees Little. He drives his bus in and is blaring Blurred Lines, not what I would an ideal choice for a Mayoral candidate, but what do I know. After the run-in Christina starts to practice debating, but she refuses to use Max as a point for why she is running. During the debate a mother asks what the future mayor would do to help make sure kids like her daughter, who is deaf, succeed. Christina braves up and interrupts Little to share her story about Max. She then proceeds to give the woman her phone number, wanting to help whether she wins or not. This move gets her in the polls. And solidifies the reason why she is running. As Max said, “You’re a statistical anomaly.”

In Sarah’s world she and Amber continue their fight over the impending marriage. Amber goes to Drew to ask him to be the witness for her because she wants to just go to City Hall and get married. Drew refused on the basis that family should be a part of the wedding. While this was happening Sarah went to see her mom. Camille pointed out that after stating their opinion on Sarah’s marriage she refused to talk to them for a couple of years. This gave Sarah the advise she needed to smooth things over with Amber. I guess we will be looking forward to another wedding episode on the show.

Zeke, in his own way, finally talks to Camille about the condo. They check one out, and Zeke took away from that to build a fire pit. After he was finished with it Camille told him she decided she is going to Italy for a month with her art class, alone. When the whole family came to dinner at the end this happens to be mentioned. So the results of that look to be next week. (Or a few weeks ago, however you want to look at it.)

Joel is really busy with his new job. He had to leave Julia while they were campaigning door-to-door for Christina. Julia bribes the kids to go with her and the first house they go to happens to be that of Ed Brooks. Of course the kids wanted to hang out so she says “10 minutes.” That turned into snack-time which became a meal that Julia and Ed prepared. Just as everyone (kids included) were digging in Ed’s wife showed up, so Julia left in a rush of awkwardness. Joel tried to make up for bailing on her by cooking dinner. Julia had to pretend she was hungry and even let the kids watch TV. She is trying very hard to keep from him how unhappy she is, this is going to blow up sometime soon.

First aired October 31, 2013 on NBC.

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