Zeek went into heart surgery in “The Waiting Room,” which means not a dry eye in Parenthood viewers’ living rooms tonight. Jordan and Sarita certainly felt the Braverman family’s fears acutely. They watched and live blogged the episode together, and share their thoughts below.
Jordan Hickman: HERE WE GO!
Sarita Muley : Yay!
Jordan Hickman: I like that the set decorators used zeek and camille’s old furniture for the new house instead of getting all new furniture
Sarita Muley: I didn’t even notice it. Good eye. I am still not used to seeing the new place. Love that the siblings cam together
Jordan Hickman: It looks smaller. i can already tell i’m going to be crying soon
Sarita Muley: Love the family’s reaction for Amber’s news. Did you think that Crosby and Julia looked very similar in the one shot ?
Jordan Hickman: i’ve always thought the looked similar. great casting
Sarita Muley: Okay, glad I wasn’t the only one.
Jordan Hickman: zeek is already crying which means i’m crying
Sarita Muley: The house in the background looks fake ha ha
Jordan Hickman: jordan: 0, parenthood: !
Sarita Muley: Amber’s crying usually starts me
Jordan Hickman: 1 not !
Sarita Muley: both 1 and ! work 🙂
Jordan Hickman 🙂
“I wish you were my doctor” ughhhhh the feels. these two are so good together.
Sarita Muley : I like that Amber is giving Zeek consolation. such a difference from the first season.
Jordan Hickman:I’ve always loved Zeek and Amber’s relationship. Especiialy that time he took her to wrecker yard and told her she was his dream and they are just perfect together
Sarita Muley: That was a great scene! One of the best Zeek scenes. That and the Zeek/Joel scene last year in S5. Zeek knows how to lay the truth in a relatable manner.
Jordan Hickman:he’s so calm usually and that really helps. plus, he’s just a guy you can talk to and relate to. love that nelson’s getting a lot to do this season
Sarita Muley:Craig T deserves more scenes. He plays well off everyone
Aww Drew was the last one to know
Jordan Hickman :welcome back!
Drew’s face when he realized he was the last one to know
Sarita Muley: Thanks ha ha. my computer couldn’t handle my Parenthood love 🙂
Jordan Hickman: that’s a heck of a drive to wyoming
Sarita Muley: Yeah – it would be easier to fly. did they recast Hank’s daughter? she looks a lot older
Jordan Hickman: lol i love him
Sarita Muley: Hank is the best. ugh I hate this douchy boyfriend of Julia.
Jordan Hickman: he’s literally the worst.
that beard…only joel can rock that.
Sarita Muley: Where have I seen the actor? He looks familiar
Jordan Hickman: those goofy suspenders
Sarita Muley: Ha ha ha they are ridiculous. I really don’t see what Julia sees in him
Jordan Hickman: does joel knows she’s dating?
Sarita Muley: other than he pays attention to her more. I don’t think he knows yet. I’m liking this storyline with Sarah and Hank’s daugther
Jordan Hickman: me too, i hope she can help her shape up and be less of a brat
say something sarah!
Sarita Muley: I know – why did sarah just not do anything?!. I’m watching Gilmore Girls in parallel now and can’ help but say that Lorelai would have said something. Bad Sarah, bad!
Jordan Hickman: i adore zeek
Sarita Muley: I’m surprised Adam isn’t in the room right now. He is such a micromanaging but loving song
Jordan Hickman: he’s so scared
Sarita Muley: The emotions are showing really well on his face. Great acting
Jordan Hickman: Craig T Nelson is really super great this season
Sarita Muley: This is “his” season, like Season 4 was for Kristina. I wonder if people recognize his acting as much as they should. He seems underrated in my opinion
Jordan Hickman: He’s been around for years, but i don’t know if he’s done much dramatic work.
Sarita Muley: Road trip!!!
Jordan Hickman: Oh, i forgot Zeek gave Drew the Pontiac
Sarita Muley: That was a sweet gesture
Jordan Hickman: I love road trip episodes!
Sarita Muley: Parenthood has done a great job in having so many types of them. The only one we need to see is a Adam and Crosby one. that would be hilarious
Jordan Hickman: haha, true!
Sarita Muley: The show uses silences really well
Jordan Hickman: lol hank is so awkward
Sarita Muley: ha ha that’s why he is the best.
Jordan Hickman: i agree!
Sarita Muley 🙂
Hank is in denial
Jordan Hickman: but, i like that he ultimately believed sarah and not his daughter. nice character development, and a nice way to show his growing relationship with sarah.
Sarita Muley: me too . glad it wasn’t extra drama. getting emotional watching crosby. never thought i would say that. usually i laugh around crosby
Jordan Hickman: JOEL!!!!!
Sarita Muley: awww sexy man return!! looking good Joellll!
Jordan Hickman: That’s so sweet that Joel visited him
Sarita Muley: JOel misses the Bravermans ! He loves them as his own, aww 🙂
Jordan Hickman: HE MISSES THEM SO MUCH!
Sarita Muley: YUP!! I WANT TO HUG JOEL!!. Even though he made me mad last season. the blue color shirt – side note- looked great on Julia
Jordan Hickman: definitely. i think she’s worn that one before
Sarita Muley : aww the original family together
Sarita Muley: Yup. I’m not tearing up but I feel the physical fear the family must be feeling
Jordan Hickman: that’s the thing that makes this show so special: we all do. no matter what. we’ve all had those moments where we’re worried about the ones we love. the sad reality is that more often than not it doesn’t turn out like we expect.
Sarita Muley: You hit it on the nail. The storylines touch on reality even if the conclusions can vary My prediction – Zeek makes it through but has struggles adjusting to post-surgery life
Jordan Hickman: yes, the show relies on happier moments, but often they choose the messy way to get there
Sarita Muley: YES! You are so right. Also, they use messy story lines for teachable moements
Sarita Muley I wish they would show different sibling interactions sometimes. adam and crosby are always together. it would be nice to have seen him talking with julia instead
Jordan Hickman: yeah, like the scene between adam and julia last season. that was special. where she finally opened up to him about her marital problems and he didn’t talk down to her or make her feel guilty. so nice.
Sarita Muley: i was jumping up and down for that scene because it was so good and so needed to show Adam helping his sister
Jordan Hickman: RYAN!
Sarita Muley: Looking scruffy but cute
Jordan Hickman: Adam is so cynical
Sarita Muley: Adam the naysayer
Jordan Hickman: I do love Crosby’s child-like optimism
Sarita Muley: Count on the Crosb to make things light
Ha ha Adam’s look
Jordan Hickman: Okay, this is sweet
Sarita Muley: yeah true (i admit reluctantly lol)
Jordan Hickman: Joel’s still the one, though
Sarita Muley: Parenthood- the show that makes scruffy look good
Sarita Muley: Joel beats all
he looks so happy. awwwww
amber is surprised
Jordan Hickman: Camille is so scared
Sarita Muley: Which is unusual to see because usually we see her strong. by the way interesting choice to have camille and julia in same colors
Jordan Hickman: agree
classi adam and crosby fight
Sarita Muley: yup. Except not as funny as previous ones ;(
Jordan Hickman: yeah, that was a bad one
Sarita Muley: Someone needs to comfort Adam
Jordan Hickman: for sure. he’s had to deal with so much
Sarita Muley: Poor adam- being the oldest always hard to have the weight of the world
Jordan Hickman: i wish lauria was on this show full tine. instead he’s now an mma fighter
everybody is scared!
Sarita Muley: Scared and coping
stupid ex-wife. glad they didn’t make her better like they made it seem in the first episode
great scene with hank and ex wife
Jordan Hickman: way to make him feel like crap, marie from breaking bad! (i forgot her name!) stop slut-shaming sarah!
Sarita Muley: oh i haven’t seen breaking bad
oh no she didn’t!!!
She is a total awful woman
don’t say it Hank! Don’t!
Jordan Hickman: i think she needs another strong female influence
Sarita Muley: Yes! Even though Sarah isn’t always the best, she at least cares and tries
Drew is a great listener
Jordan Hickman: and, most importantly, she’s raised a teenage daughter on her own
Sarita Muley: agreed.
Go drew, go!
I like how the siblings check each other
Jordan Hickman: yeah, they are great together
Sarita Muley: best casting
I agree with Drew – Ryan won’t change
Jordan Hickman: finally drew speaking his mind. i love it so much
Sarita Muley: it is hard because Ryan does have to work through issues
Me too! Drew has come along way too from Season 1
Jordan Hickman: be smarter than this, amber
Sarita Muley: Yelling Crosby! The best! Yes, Amber is definitely smarter. if this were showtime, I could totally see Crosby cussing
Oh no! I’m scared
Jordan Hickman: is he going to new mexico?
Sarita Muley: I don’t know but I am really worried this is a matthew type situation.
Adam is going to be so mad at him now
Jordan Hickman: Adam’s guilt is about to boil over
Sarita Muley yup!
I always thought that Julia could be good person to help Adam in situations since they are very similar (both type A) but the show never explored that
Jordan Hickman: i understand they’re all scared and stressed but come on parenthood. this is too much!!!!
Sarita Muley: I was going to literally scream at my tv if his motorcycle had slammed into a car or something
Jordan Hickman: yeah, that’s a good point. sarah and crosby are the more aloof ones and julia and adam are more type a. i wish they would comfort and support each other more.
or, maybe they’re too much alike?
Sarita Muley: I was really thinking they were going to pull a downton abbey – they set it up like that.
Jordan Hickman: yeah, that would not have gone over well at all
Sarita Muley: Maybe they could help each other in some ways because of their similarity but the similarities could probably get them fighting in other areas
damn,even Joel’s voice is soothing
he misses her.
Jordan Hickman: he so misses her
he really does care, julia!
Sarita Muley: his worried face is so hot lol
Jordan Hickman: there it is….
oh man. HIS FACE
Sarita Muley: awww brokenhearted joel
good use of silence
devastated joel. awwww
glad that Julia was honest with him thought
Jordan Hickman: way to go, amber.
this is wonderful
Sarita Muley: yes, Drew got her in on the right track. Matt Lauria is doing a great job too. showing his emotional issue very well
Jordan Hickman: herewe go……
Sarita Muley: phewww
Jordan Hickman: THANK YOU LORD
Sarita Muley: YES YES!
poor Adam has had to be in the hospital so much
Jordan Hickman: CROSBY’S FACE
Sarita Muley: The Crosb! We never see him emotional
Jordan Hickman: that was great
Sarita Muley: I liked the episode too but do miss the humor when it is very drama centric
Jordan Hickman: yeah, there was really none of that at all
which i think is fine
Sarita Muley: Yeah I guess humor wouldn’t have been appropriate. you know what’s so great about the show? that it takes one behavior and makes it either funny or sad. like adam and crosby fighting. usually it is funny but this time it wasn’t . how cool is it the show can do both. that’s great writing and acting
Jordan Hickman: definitely. all the fears are out too: the bravermans and zeek, hank and ruby, amber not knowing if ryan is ready to be a father, drew worried about amber….
Sarita Muley: You bring up an excellent point that the show had more of a theme (fear) than usual
Jordan Hickman: usually it’s centered on one or two characters, but every character is experiencing fear. heck, even christina and the school, joel that julia will never want to be with him…
Sarita Muley : Jasmine is the only one that they haven’t fleshed out for that. I hope they bring her more into the spotlight because I feel like they have given her more of a background role
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