Parenthood

2009
4.8
26 reviews
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Season 2 episodes (22)

1 I Hear You, I See You
9/14/10
In the season two premiere Adam (Peter Krause) is overwhelmed by family needs and increasing demands at work from boss Gordon Flint (guest star William Baldwin). Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) is overly confident in his "fix-it" skills as he tries to repair a leak in the barn and Joel (Sam Jaeger) is enlisted by the family to help. Elsewhere, Sarah (Lauren Graham) tries to find her place in the world as Crosby (Dax Shepard) prepares for a visit from Jasmine (Joy Bryant) and Jabbar (Tyree Brown). Meanwhile, Kristina (Monica Potter) tries to teach Haddie (Sarah Ramos) how to drive and, along with behavioral aide Gaby (guest star Minka Kelly), help their son Max (Max Burkholder) through a crisis. Bonnie Bedelia, Erika Christensen, Miles Heizer, Savannah Paige Rae and Mae Whitman also star.
2 No Good Deed
9/21/10
Adam (Peter Krause) offers an internship position to Sarah (Lauren Graham) at T&S Footwear. Meanwhile, Kristina (Monica Potter) helps Suze Lessing (guest star Amanda Foreman) through her divorce by babysitting Noel (guest star Nicholas Lobue). Julia (Erika Christensen) commits to a play date for Sydney (Savannah Paige Rae) that threatens her other friendships. Elsewhere, Jasmine (Joy Bryant) and Crosby (Dax Shepard) debate where Jabbar (Tyree Brown) should live when Jasmine takes a new job.
3 I'm Cooler Than You Think
9/28/10
Amber (Mae Whitman) starts spending a lot of time with her new friend Kelsey (guest star Zosia Mamet) which makes Sarah (Lauren Graham) jealous. Sarah's coworker, Mike (guest star Kevin Alejandro), gives her advice on the situation. Elsewhere, Julia (Erika Christensen) pushes Joel (Sam Jaeger) for another baby. Meanwhile, Adam (Peter Krause) struggles with his relationship with Max (Max Burkholder).
4 Date Night
10/5/10
Kristina (Monica Potter) learns some alarming statistics about the divorce rate of parents living with autistic children and as a result schedules a date night with Adam (Peter Krause) to keep their marriage alive. Meanwhile, Sarah (Lauren Graham) sees Drew (Miles Heizer) with a girl and offers him unsolicited love advice. Haddie (Sarah Ramos) runs for student council president and enlists her family's help with her campaign. Crosby (Dax Shepard) behavior gets the best of him and he learns an important lesson about being a father. Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, Erika Christensen, Sam Jaeger, Joy Bryant, Mae Whitman, Max Burkholder, Savannah Paige Rae and Tyree Brown also star.
5 The Booth Job
10/12/10
Kristina (Monica Potter) goes to an Asperger's support group alone and later tries to convince Adam (Peter Krause) to join her. Meanwhile, Crosby (Dax Shepard) and Jasmine (Joy Bryant) enlist Julia's (Erika Christensen) help in getting Jabbar (Tyree Brown) accepted at Sydney's (Savannah Paige Rae) school. Sarah's (Lauren Graham) performance at the shoe booth exceeds Gordon's (guest star William Baldwin) expectations, causing him to make an unexpected move. Elsewhere, Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) and Camille (Bonnie Bedelia) sign up for ballroom dancing classes with hopes of connecting on a deeper level. Sam Jaeger, Sarah Ramos, Mae Whitman, Miles Heizer and Max Burkholder also star.
6 Orange Alert
10/19/10
Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) once again tries to go overboard with the Halloween celebration and is upset when Haddie (Sarah Ramos), Amber (Mae Whitman) and Drew (Miles Heizer) refuse to join in the fun. Meanwhile, Adam (Peter Krause) and Kristina (Monica Potter) are nervous about Max's (Max Burkholder) new plans for the holiday. Sarah's (Lauren Graham) relationship with Gordon (guest star William Baldwin) gets complicated after she confronts him about their kiss. Elsewhere, Julia (Erika Christensen) struggles with her belief in women's rights when Sydney (Savannah Paige Rae) chooses a costume she doesn't approve of. Dax Shepard, Joy Bryant, Tyree Brown, Bonnie Bedelia, Sam Jaeger also star.
7 Seven Names
10/26/10
In the midst of a financial crisis, Adam (Peter Krause) must make an important decision that will alter the company 's future. Jasmine (Joy Bryant) and Crosby (Dax Shepard) announce their future plans to Jabbar (Tyree Brown), who reacts surprisingly to the news. Meanwhile, Sarah (Lauren Graham) and Amber (Mae Whitman) argue over Amber's incessant partying with her new found friend. Sarah experiences challenges at work and even deeper issues with Gordon (guest star William Baldwin). Elsewhere, Camille (Bonnie Bedelia) joins Haddie (Sarah Ramos) for community service. Max Burkholder, Erika Christensen, Miles Heizer, Sam Jaeger, Craig T. Nelson, Monica Potter and Savannah Paige Rae also star.
8 If This Boat is A Rockin'
11/9/10
Adam (Peter Krause) confronts a man in defense of Max (Max Burkholder). Crosby (Dax Shepard) and Jasmine (Joy Bryant) delve into domestic discussions, beginning with the selling of Crosby's boat. Meanwhile, Sarah (Lauren Graham) and Gordon (guest star William Baldwin) spend an afternoon together, which carries on until sunrise the next morning, creating tension with Amber (Mae Whitman) and Drew (Miles Heizer). Elsewhere, Haddie (Sarah Ramos) discovers intriguing information about Alex (guest star Michael B. Jordan). Bonnie Bedelia, Tyree Brown, Erika Christensen, Sam Jaeger, Craig T. Nelson, Monica Potter, Savannah Paige Rae also star.
9 Put Yourself Out There
11/16/10
Sarah (Lauren Graham) convinces Amber (Mae Whitman) to meet with an important colleague of Gordon's (guest star William Baldwin). Meanwhile, Kristina (Monica Potter) frantically attempts to obtain a birthday invite for troublesome Max (Max Burkholder). Camille (Bonnie Bedelia) takes a class with the man she once had an affair with, making Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) jealous. Elsewhere, Crosby (Dax Shepard) and Joel (Sam Jaeger) band together to direct Jabbar's (Tyree Brown) school play. Haddie's (Sarah Ramos) relationship with an unexpected love interest deepens. Peter Krause, Erika Christensen, Joy Bryant and Miles Heizer also star.
10 Happy Thanksgiving
11/23/10
Adam (Peter Krause) fears his future, and he is torn between his job and family after surprising news from Gordon (guest star William Baldwin). While preparing Thanksgiving dinner, Camille (Bonnie Bedelia) and Amber (Mae Whitman) share a bonding moment. Meanwhile, Drew (Miles Heizer) feels uncomfortable about his mom (Lauren Graham), bringing Gordon to dinner. Crosby (Dax Shepard) tries to impress his future mother-in-law. Elsewhere, Julia (Erika Christensen) tries to embrace her domestic side by making pies for dinner, but snaps at Sydney (Savannah Paige Rae). Max Burkholder, Tyree Brown, Sam Jaeger, Joy Bryant, Monica Potter and Craig T. Nelson.
11 Damage Control
1/4/11
Crosby (Dax Shepard) has trouble teaching Jabbar (Tyree Brown) to clean his room. Meanwhile, Zeke (Craig T. Nelson) finds Drew (Miles Heizer) drinking beer with guys from school. Adam (Peter Krause) and Kristina (Monica Potter) get to know Alex (guest star Michael B. Jordan) at dinner with Haddie (Sarah Ramos) and Max (Max Burkholder). Joel (Sam Jaeger) and Julia (Erika Christensen) explain death to Sydney (Savannah Paige Rae). Lauren Graham, Mae Whitman, Joy Bryant and Bonnie Bedelia also star.
12 Meet the New Boss
1/11/11
Adam (Peter Krause) tries to cope with the idea of a new boss and is concerned about the stability of his job. Kristina (Monica Potter) tries winning Haddie (Sarah Ramos) over as she seeks comfort in Amber (Mae Whitman) when she realizes her parents refuse to accept her decision. Meanwhile, Crosby (Dax Shepard) is attempting to overcome a few obstacles of his own as a coordinator of a kindergarten performance at Jabbar's (Tyree Brown) school. Amber is taking on the challenge of performing at an open mic night, but she is surprised by who her biggest critic is. Lauren Graham, Miles Heizer, Erika Christensen, Savannah Rae Page, Max Burkholder, Sam Jaeger, Tyree Brown, Joy Bryant, Bonnie Bedelia and Craig T. Nelson.
13 Opening Night
1/18/11
Kristina (Monica Potter) and Adam (Peter Krause) catch Haddie (Sarah Ramos) sneaking around with Alex (guest star Michael B. Jordan,"Friday Night Lights") and forbid her from seeing him anymore. Sarah (Lauren Graham) faces a new challenge when Drew (Miles Heizer) tells her he needs to sell five hundred dollars worth of wrapping paper. Meanwhile, Crosby (Dax Shepard) and Jasmine (Joy Bryant) have to deal with Jabbar's (Tyree Brown) bad case of stage fright right before the school play. Mae Whitman, Sarah Ramos, Max Burkholder, Bonnie Bedelia and Craig T. Nelson also star.
14 A House Divided
2/1/11
Kristina (Monica Potter) refuses to accept Haddie's (Sarah Ramos), relationship with Alex (guest star Michael B. Jordan, "Friday Night Lights"), causing her to move in with her grandparents. Sarah (Lauren Graham) puts her foot down at work and demands a higher salary to pay for Amber's (Mae Whitman) tuition. Meanwhile, Max (Max Burkholder) makes a camping trip with Zeek extremely difficult. Julia (Erika Christensen) throws a bachelorette party for Jasmine (Joy Bryant) welcoming her to the Braverman tribe, while Adam (Peter Krause) gets more than he bargained for during a meeting with Crosby (Dax Shepard), shocking the entire family. Tyree Brown, Savanna Paige Rae, Miles Heizer and Sam Jaeger also star.
15 Just Go Home
2/8/11
Sarah (Lauren Graham) and Adam (Peter Krause) discuss a situation with Haddie (Sarah Ramos). Meanwhile, Haddie, Amber (Mae Whitman) and Max (Max Burkholder) run into Alex (guest star Michael B. Jordan, "Friday Night Lights"). Crosby (Dax Shepard) and Jasmine (Joy Bryant) meet with her reverend for pre-marital counseling. Elsewhere, Drew (Miles Heizer) meets his father, Seth (guest star John Corbett, "United States of Tara"), for breakfast. Monica Potter, Erika Christensen, Sam Jaeger, Savannah Paige Rae, Tyree Brown, Bonnie Bedelia and Craig T. Nelson also star.
16 Amazing Andy and His Wonderful World of Bugs
2/15/11
Kristina (Monica Potter) and Adam (Peter Krause) throw Max (Max Burkholder) a birthday party, hosted by Amazing Andy (guest star Michael Emerson, "Lost"), a man who lives with Aspergers. Crosby (Dax Shepard) and Jasmine (Joy Bryant) deal with an issue that could change the fate of their relationship. Drew (Miles Heizer) and Seth (guest star John Corbett, "United States of Tara") continue to strengthen their bond. Meanwhile, Julia (Erika Christensen) and Joel (Sam Jaeger) work on adding to the family. Lauren Graham, Sarah Ramos, Mae Whitman, Tyree Brown, Savannah Paige Rae, Bonnie Bedelia and Craig T. Nelson also star.
17 Do Not Sleep With Your Autistic Nephew's Therapist
2/22/11
Crosby (Dax Shepard) pays the price for a mistake that will change his relationships with those closest to him. Adam (Peter Krause) gets annoyed with Alex's (guest star Michael B. Jordan, "Friday Night Lights") frequent visits. Meanwhile, Adam and Kristina (Monica Potter) are then forced to deal with a huge problem that will affect Max's (Max Burkholder) progress. Elsewhere, Drew (Miles Heizer) is hit with some disappointing news from his father (guest star John Corbett, "United States of Tara"), while Sydney (Savannah Paige Rae) makes a decision that her parents, Julia (Erika Christensen) and Joel (Sam Jaeger), are supportive of. Lauren Graham, Sarah Ramos, Tyree Brown, Joy Bryant, Mae Whitman Bonnie Bedelia, and Craig T. Nelson also star.
18 Qualities and Difficulties
3/1/11
Adam (Peter Krause) and Kristina (Monica Potter) find it difficult to talk to Max (Max Burkholder) about his Asperger's Syndrome and come to Dr. Pelikan (guest star Tom Amandes, "Everwood") for guidance. Sarah (Lauren Graham) revisits her relationship with Mark Cyr (guest star Jason Ritter, NBC's "The Event") when she goes to him for help with her latest project. Elsewhere, Crosby (Dax Shepard) attempts to mend his relationship with Jasmine (Joy Byrant), while Julia (Erika Christensen) and Joel (Sam Jaeger) prepare to celebrate their eight-year anniversary. Savannah Paige Rae, Tyree Brown, Miles Heizer, Sarah Ramos, Mae Whitman, Bonnie Bedelia and Craig T. Nelson.
19 Taking The Leap
3/29/11
Adam (Peter Krause) and Kristina (Monica Potter) have an unexpected meeting with the principal of Max's (Max Burkholder) school. Jabbar (Tyree Brown) is selected "Star of the Week" by his elementary school, causing Crosby (Dax Shepard) and Jasmine (Joy Bryant) to work together, creating nostalgia for their past. Meanwhile, Amber (Mae Whitman) encounters a speed bump while working in her new job. Elsewhere, Joel (Sam Jaeger) and Julia (Erika Christensen) receive troubling news after a series of medical check ups and Zeek's (Craig T. Nelson) old friend, Gilliam T. Blount (guest star Richard Dreyfuss, "Red"), shows interest in Sarah's (Lauren Graham) play. Savannah Paige Rae, Sarah Ramos, Miles Heizer, Bonnie Bedelia and Craig T. Nelson also star.
20 New Plan
4/5/11
Crosby (Dax Shepard) does everything he can to get Jasmine (Joy Bryant) back. Meanwhile, Adam (Peter Krause) is nervous about Haddie (Sarah Ramos) going to prom with Alex (guest star Michael B. Jordan, "Friday Night Lights"), as Julia (Erika Christensen) tries to spend more time with Sydney (Savannah Paige Rae). Elsewhere, Sarah (Lauren Graham) works on improving her script while also trying to focus on Amber's (Mae Whitman) future. Tyree Brown, Sam Jaeger, Max Burkholder, Monica Potter Bonnie Bedelia and Craig T. Nelson also star.
21 Slipping Away
4/12/11
Amber (Mae Whitman) quits her job and begins to fall down a dangerous and destructive path. Crosby (Dax Shepard) works with Joel (Sam Jaeger) to mend his relationship with Jasmine (Joy Bryant). Meanwhile, Kristina (Monica Potter) and Adam (Peter Krause) overhear a disturbing phone call, which strains their relationship with Haddie (Sarah Ramos). Elsewhere, Sarah (Lauren Graham) makes progress with her stage play with the help of Zeek's (Craig T. Nelson), old friend Gilliam T. Blount (guest-star Richard Dreyfuss, "Red"). Max Burkholder, Erika Christensen, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Heizer, Bonnie Bedelia and Savannah Paige Rae also star.
22 Hard Times Come Again No More
4/19/11
Sarah (Lauren Graham) and the rest of the Braverman family worry about Amber's (Mae Whitman) well-being after an accident. Meanwhile, Max's (Max Burkholder) behavior upsets Adam (Peter Krause), and Julia (Erika Christensen) unexpectedly plays a big role in a woman's labor and delivery. Also, Kristina (Monica Potter) helps with Haddie's (Sarah Ramos) transition into womanhood and Crosby (Dax Shepard) tries to convince Jasmine (Joy Bryant) to visit his new property. Bonnie Bedelia, Craig T. Nelson, Sam Jaeger and Miles Heizer also star.

About this show

This is the story of the Bravermans - Sarah, Adam, Crosby, and Julia - four grown siblings sharing the headaches, heartaches and unexpected joys of being a parent. From Academy Award-winning executive producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, and writer/executive producer Jason Katims comes this contemporary re-imagining of the international hit feature film. Focusing on the everyday challenges that modern families face while raising children and starting over, Parenthood grounds its drama and its comedy in the celebration of the beautiful mess of life.
4.8
26 reviews
karla butel
December 22, 2014
The characters seem real.and are played beautifully. Great acting.
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Penny Leonard
January 21, 2015
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