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Parenthood Season Finale Review: The Season of the Zeek

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As Parenthood had yet to be renewed, we received a relatively predictable and warm, fuzzy season finale. "Hard Times Come Again No More" could very easily serve as a series finale, if needed.

I highly doubt it’s going anywhere, being one of the top viewed dramas on NBC, but with new ownership at the helm, you never know. If it were to happen, I would not be worried about the future of the Braverman clan. They will be okay.

Amber in the Hospital

As I expected, Amber came out of the accident relatively unscathed, and looked a lot worse than were her actual injuries. Not surprisingly, even an accident that could have claimed her life didn’t change her attitude, and she went home with the same pent up anger that landed her in the hospital.

It drove me nuts that from the moment Jasmine made her entrance at the hospital, Crosby stared at her like a lunatic. It felt like he didn’t care in the least about why they were all there.

That he then followed her outside to talk about himself and their future, without regard to the current crisis, was just more proof that Crosby is a child in a man’s skin. Jasmine, however, didn't see him as I did, because by the end of the episode she was in his house, listening to his plans for their future. I’m not sure how I feel about that.

Max’s Asperger's snapped Adam back to reality and almost drove Zeek to do something he would regret as Max had no understanding of the severity of the Amber situation. He just knew he was hungry.

The difficulty of dealing with a child who had no empathy and little ability to think about others was difficult enough, but Adam also had to deal with a boss who acted like an emotional imbecile. There was really no place for Adam to escape, as both his home and work gave him no emotional outlet.

My man Zeek, in the second half of this season, was amazing.

Zeek Braverman Picture

The way he took the reins and forced Sarah to recognize her talent was wonderful, just as it was he who managed to get inside of Amber’s head after the accident.

He was like the ghost of Christmases past, present and future in one swoop. Without a doubt, their talk at the impound lot was one of my favorites of the season.

There was absolutely no reason why the nasty pregnant person was hanging onto Julia with such fervor. Would a woman really do that with a stranger just because they are in labor? I’ve never given birth, but I don’t think I like people enough to do what she did. They really didn’t need those scenes to make their point, as even the accident would have been enough for Joel and Julia to decide to adopt.

I really wish Adam had had the balls to quit that crappy job before letting that little drug addled skater dude fire him. I wasn't not on board with his crazy ideas and I dddn't believe for a second the wunderkind ws going to take the shoe world by storm with one damn shoe.

Adam is so smart and talented. We need Zeek to step in, remind him he’s a Braverman, and a Braverman would never allow himself to be treated like that, and that he is capable and deserving of much more, including respect.

Adam and Kristina rounded out a really bad day with some really great news. Of course Adam would immediately expect the test was Haddie’s, but seeing that prom was just a week ago, it was just a tad early for him to jump to that conclusion. I gave him a pass based upon the day he had. Their reaction of crying and laughter was perfect, and summed up their marriage.

There was no doubt Sarah’s play would be a hit, but for some reason I didn’t expect Zeek to really play her father in the reading. It was fabulous! It seems that I am trying to say this was the season of The Zeek.

What were your thoughts on the finale? They didn’t leave many balls in there air, did they? I’d love to hear what you have to say, so please leave a comment if you have the time. Until next year (fingers crossed).. .Parenthood signs off!

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I also think that Crosby and Adam should block their side of the aley and put in a play yard for the children Camille and the family shold throw in to help make it pretty and safe and should already have the permits in place so that the Nosy neighboor is left out of the news and the develpoments so that when she goes to make fuss she is blocked there by having to sale the condo a a loss and lst crosby and jasmine take it for a dance studio and living....

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I'm coming late to the show dur to other activties on Tusday night. I think that little druggy shoe guy needs to come to Adam with his hand out and foot in mouth so that Adam can then take a look and tell him that he bought a dieing bussiness and that there nothing that he can really do but to pay him as a consultant to his bussiness and paid by stock and money of the bussiness,
As for Jole and Julia they need too have a meeting with Victors mom why didn't they sit down and find out what really happened in that household Twins for Crosby, YeH!!!!!!!!!!!!

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We have to extraodinary seasons to prove why we love and want another season of Parenthood and another season with the Barvermans!! please nbc!!

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oh pretty please!! I can not stop begging! i absolutely love the show sooooo much!! ive got soo much work to do but i always feel like watching Parenthood! For some reason when i watch it i feel like all my worries hav gone away! i feel so happy and excited to see what happends next! exactly like now, im sooo eager to watch another season so i cant stop[ leaving comments!! Wow Parenthood is the best show ever!!all the dramas going on in the family! for the people who havent watched it before, trust me and everyone else and watch it! its amazing!! Go team Barverman!!!

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How can we viewers/fans stay on top of this program. Somebody LET US KNOW when and what time it will resume. Updates, please. I am hooked on this character, relationship driven show. Serious subjects, real situations, smart dialogue. I care about these Bravermans.

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PLEASE NBC WE ARE BEGGING YOU!! PLEASE ANOTHER SEASON!! I REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENDS!! PLEASE!!

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OH i hope there is a season 3!! it is the best show ever!!! i absolutely love Camille and Zeek!! i really dont want it to end!! i would give up anything to watch it!! im begging you please please please NBC make another season!!please i want to know more about how Camille and Zeek met and their relationship. i want to know more about everyone and how they deal with things! there has to be another season! i would die without it!(im just saying that because i really want it to continue). NBC have already made 2 seasons and they were both fantastic! i really think that another season would be brilliant!! Please NBC! How can we prove that there is another season! how do we tell NBC that we love the show and dont want it to go!

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PRETTY PLEASE DONT STOP THE SHOW!! I LOVE PARENTHOOD!! IVE HEARD THAT SEASON 3 COULD COME OUT IN THE FALL, (that is if it even does come out). I REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY HOPE IT DOES!! BECAUSE IT WILL BE SOO DISAPPOINTING IF IT DOESNT!! PLEASE NBC!! I LOVE THE SHOW!! i hope time goes fast because i dont want to wait that long! GO THE BRAVERMANS!!! WOOHOO!!! LOVE YOU!!!

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Susan Harris, are you kidding me? Should everyone who finds out they are pregnant first consider abortion? As to the series finale, I am afraid this is the end of Parenthood but I certainly hope otherwise.

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Love the show.Really looking forward to the next season. It has captured us.

Parenthood Season 2 Episode 22 Quotes

Max: Are you mad at me because I have Asperger's?
Adam: No, Max, I'm not mad at you because you have Asperger's. Never.

She's a very lucky girl.

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