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@Carissa - I completely agree with you on how odd Sarah's storyline with Mark is. Also, I thought the same thing about Haddie's hair. Lol!
I'm glad that Max finally has a friend. Lastly, I'm a bit nervous for Joel and Julia. I really hope that Zoe doesn't have a change of heart at the last minute. That would be too sad.
Ummm...if Amber were 19 and sleeping with her 28 year old college professor or TA who was responsible for her grade - everyone would be skeeved out beyond belief and think it was inappropriate. "In loco parentis" blah blah blah. Yet, she's a *19* year old sleeping with her boss (responsible for her work rating, etc - same deal), then so many people are arguing it is fine. Weird.
I agree that this was an odd episode-- though I liked the bit about Max and his new friend. The idea that an underemployed woman who lives with her parents (!) is trying to have a baby with her new young love is crazy. What about the two nearly-grown children that she already has -- and their needs. What about her parents' role in contributing this baby's welfare?!This story line is plain sappy.
Amber needs to be given more credit, just look at how her life used to be and how responsible she spoke to Bob last week. You can see that she has changed significantly since we first met the Braverman's. In that confrontation, she was the only one telling everyone to calm down, without overreacting and provoking an argument and that showed maturity. It made me trust that she could handle a relationship.
I believe Kristina overreacted like she does with everything in her life, almost as though she walked in on Haddie.
Haddie on the other hand handled that situation in an immature manner, especially since she knows fully well how her mother overreacts. I applaud her notion to confide in her mother, but what if she was wrong about Amber and Bob? Amber was possibly still figuring out what her feelings for Bob meant, to have Kristina blow the situation out of proportion did not help.
Sara is an idiot and continues to be one. The next step in her relationship with mark is a baby? Seriously?! I continue to feel bad for drew being ignored and having to put up with Sara.
-yes...they save kids the heartache of not getting valentines but still subject them to being "picked "last.
-I loathe kristina but gotta admit I wanted to high five her for dragging out amber. It's not just the age difference,its his position,the exposure shell be subjected to when it comes out,the exploitive nature of it,so much. Not an overreactions at all.haddie tattling was so juvenile since there was no confirmation. Can't stand her either.
As acollege grad I find it offensive that amber and Zoe are just handed decent jobs with no experience or education to support the offer.
I agree, get married before talking babies people! Ridiculous!
I too thought this was an odd episode, a lot of things that happened made me shake my head. Having a baby is the natural next step in a serious relationship? Really, what about a commitment of some sort? And what the heck was Kristina thinking? She was totally out of line, Amber is an adult, not a child, and so what if Bob is 9 years older? I don't get it. Sure, it may not be the best idea to get involved with a co-worker but it happens all the time and some of them do work out. I hope they get together, I think it works.
I love Amber and Bob together! Sorry, why is the age difference so bad? Amber is very mature for her age, and her and Bob are only nine years apart. That's nothing, seriously. My wife and I are six years apart and have been happily married for eight. You can't say it's disgusting. I will say that I hate Sarah and Mark, and I hate his facial hair.
So Sarah tells her teenage son it's okay to have a baby without a commitment? I still cannot get over Sarah didn't know her son's possible college major. In fact, his girlfriend's mother knew more about him than Sarah did. Always love Crosby and Zeek. They really look like relatives.
I know Kristina can get crazy about stuff and act too quickly (unfortunately, I'm like that too), however, she was right to step in and yank Amber out of this situation with Bob. Amber is such a mess! Maybe if her mother was really in her life, she wouldnt make such poor decisions. amber's out with an older man, her boss and where is Sarah?????? Sarah's out trying to get pregnant with a much younger man. These two are confused and need therapy quick!
So the way they will write out Jason Ritter will be that Sarah will chose Drew over her own happiness and then will get back together with Seth. Which is too bad as I love Mark and Sarah. I really like Jason Ritter BUT when he new show inevitability gets cancelled I really do not want them to bring him back again.
I love Micah and Max, I cried like a baby when Micah's mom said that he had never had a friend before....
Julia ever the high achiever expects the same for everyone and when her and Zoe had the fight I thought that was it but Julia did not let it go and at the end Zoe decided that if Julia was willing to be there for her no matter what that she should accept it as Zoe really has no one else in her life that cares about her. I think that Julia will get pregnant (eventhough the odds were pretty much slim to non) and that Zoe will keep her baby but still remain in their lives.
This is one of my favorite shows on tv. However I do not like Haddie or Christina.
I knew that Haddie would run and tattle on Amber. I guess I should not have been surprised that Christina would drive 4 hours round trip to get her. Amber is and adult and at 19 she is mature than most 19 year olds, Bob is 28 which is SO not a big deal and I bet if Christina would have called Sarah, Sarah would have told her to mind her own business! I was however shocked at the way Christina talked to Bob, if I was him I would have fired her on the spot!
I liked the scenes with Zeke and Crosby. Crosby continues to be my favorite Braverman.
I also thought this was a poor episode - the next natural step, really?? Ridiculous...I think this relationship is becoming more unrealistic as it goes along....Amber and Bob is really disgusting...he is just scary looking and totally taking advantage of Amber....didn't wait long to get her into bed....Drew was great in this episode while it was incredible that Haddie actually ratted Amber out on a suspicion....I do not think Christina overreacted at all - I thought she was great and her acting in this scene was strong and convincing....hope next week's ep is better!
On another related issue, I'm anticipating that the mismatch in their "images" (he's the all-American boy next door and she's definitely not the girl version of that) could become an issue in his campaign. Not that it should, but I'm guessing it probably will. He seems like a good guy, though.
I was confused as to why Amber would pack for the trip in front of Haddie. Even if she felt like Haddie would "have her back," this was still a very risky thing to do. Plus, it seemed too contrived for the purposes of the plot line. In my opinion, Kristina was a bit out of line to barge in and order Amber to leave with her, even though she's right to be concerned. It's reckless of Bob to get involved with his assistant, regardless of her age. She's an adult and they both have the right to choose who to be in a relationship with, but they're both playing with fire considering his line of work and their professional relationship. With the good head she generally has on her shoulders, I'm surprised Amber wouldn't just leave the job so that they can pursue the relationship in a less ethically-questionable way.
Yes this episode was troubling. I am a huge Lauren graham fan from Gilmore girl days, but her character in this series has me going "wtf"? The next logical step is to get married, not have a baby. But maybe Sarah is soooo concerned with being older than mark, she's fast forwarding. I have a feeling mark will end up putting the breaks on which will lead to a break up. This whole relationship feels forced and awkward, just like drew said.
Amber and bob. Love them! I don't see the issue with them dating,as long as she doesn't work for him. Most of these politicians have young wives anyway, but she should not date him while he is her boss. Christina overreacted s usual. Why not wait until Monday and have a heart to heart with her about dating a co worker? Especially one running for office. Amber is an adult, this isn't a huge scandal. Bob is allowed to have a social life,even if she is younger. I am excited to see where this goes, I hope it's not the end of "bamber".
What is going on...
Mark and Sarah trying to have a baby is insane! Poor Drew, feel bad for him, although I thought his performance was outstanding!!!
Bob and Amber's relationship is inappropriate...he's in politics, he should know better than to start a relationship with a 19yr old co-worker. I do think Kristina over reacted.
I don't know why Julia is trying to hard with Zoe, I just think the whole story line with Zoe is weird.
Parenthood please get better!!
Mark and Sarah could have went to Machu Picchu (or wherever) first too. It's not like they'd take a 2 year trip. They could try to conceive on the trip anyway.
I really don't understand what the heck Sarah and Mark are doing. Ok, so they want to have a baby, but ... like you said, how about moving in together? Or, at least having a discussion about getting married.
Sure, there are plenty of people who have a partnership and relationship without getting married. And, I can see them falling into that category, but at least have a conversation about it.
Where are they going to live if they have a baby? And, how does Drew fit into that picture? He basically lives with his grandparents now, will Mark move into the garage, shed, whatever it is that Sarah lives in now? Weird, very weird.
A lot of the storylines were needlessly complicated or handled badly/awkwardly. Bob shouldn't have a romantic relationship with his employee. Kristina shouldn't have jumped to the right conclusion immediately and shouldn't she have told Sarah? Julia and Joel would be better off not adopting Zoe's baby. The whole storyline has been inappropriate and needlessly complicated. There's other ways to create drama than tease us with a "will she or won't she give up the baby?" The immediate pregnancy storyline made no sense. Move in this episode, skip an episode, talk to the family, and then start trying to get pregnant! Does Sarah not know Drew? Drew hardly talks to anyone besides Amy but Sarah thinks it'd be great if he spent 1-on-1 time with Mark?!
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