Sunday, December 7, 2014

All cried out after two amazing Parenthoods

It doesn't take me long to cue up Parenthood on my DVR. I tape on Thursday, because this exhausted mom cannot stay up past 10. I get up with the kids at 7, they are out the door at 7:50, and I am watching Parenthood by 7:51. Before the show took it's "winter break" I did my best to get caught up. Just like any week, I put on Thursday night's episode only to think, "I have not seen this before." Oh my, somewhere in my busy, over scheduled life, I missed an episode of Parenthood? Is that even possible? So I went to NBC on demand (thank goodness there is such a thing) and found the episode I missed.

The waterworks began almost immediately, and since I had two episodes to catch up on, I was pretty dehydrated by the end. The Bravermans' and everything they do seems to make me smile and cry at the same time. I often say knowing this is the end of this show makes me so sad. Even sadder then the show itself. With that said, I enjoyed every minute of the two final episodes before the winter finale. If you read my blog, and are all caught up (which I am sure you are), then you know I despise Winter Finales.

I would love to know what everyone is thinking about Zeek and how the show will end. I am thinking the writers would do us justice if they killed the matriarch of the family. I don't know if you all agree, but I just see everything building to that moment. Zeek has been going out and trying to get things done with his grandson's help. Then in the last moments of the episode you see Zeek clutching his chest and asking Camille to call 911. I am thinking I can see where this is going.

Also I am still not sure what's going on with Joel and Julia. Never has a couple infuriated me so much. I have said this before, and I will say it again at first I was mad at Joel and now I am mad at Julia. I feel like I can see this from both sides, but for some reason I am on team Joel. I am hoping they can work this out. I think it's because I don't like the new guy Julia is with. I am thinking from a writing, producing stand point I am probably not supposed to.

Then there is Max. Seeing him show up at his "crushes" house and tell her he was sorry for what happened was a moment in TV time that I won't forget. We have seen this boy with Aspergers syndrome struggle for so long. It is so satisfying to see him able to handle such a big change in his life. While he is maturing, he is spreading hope to others with struggles that they can deal too. This story line has a special place in my heart, because my son has some special needs. I have cried every time Christina has cried. I know what is like to see your child suffer and not be able to help them. The truth is your child doesn't need special needs to have obstacles to over come. This show shows everyone, big and small,  struggling with one thing or another. Just like real life.

I did wonder if the ex coming back into Hank's life was going to mean the end for Sarah. I really like in these episodes you see Hank dealing with his Aspergers, like Max. His diagnosis came later in life, but he is taking it head on. He is acknowledging it, letting others know that it is there, apologizing for how things have been, and trying to do better. I really feel like he and Sarah connected in this last episode.  I was so afraid a disconnect was coming.

I am excited for what is to come for the Bravermans. I am taking in every episode right away, but I am watching them slowly. Enjoying the moments, as dehydrating as they are! Soon they will be gone.
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