Parenthood Review: Everything You Could Want

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The beginning of "My Brother's Wedding" was done so well. While the show could have spent time going through the drama of breakups and what the decision of Crosby and Jasmine made means to their friends, it used a montage instead.

Great work. We got the point, but didn't waste time.

A Parenthood Wedding

The brothers grim
It's a damned good thing they saved time on those matters because far more exciting and important to Braverman family relations were the fisticuffs that broke out between Adam and Crosby at the wedding planning meeting. There was beer flying, popcorn bouncing, mom being screamed and two big boys on the floor tumbling around with everyone looking on. Fabulous!

We finally found out what the offer was for The Luncheonette. More than double the original offer. If I remember correctly, that means both families would walk with over a million in cash because the numbers reflected taking the mortgage, finances and everything else into the equation before the bottom line. Walking away from that would be tough, but still should have been discussed with Crosby.

Love and politics
Amber and Bob were discovering that their feelings were not fleeting. Sarah was standing by whatever decision Amber wanted to make, and Kristina was ignoring Bob. Bob told Kristina exactly what I was thinking. He's not a bad guy, they've known each other for a long time and he's sorry he's developed feelings for an intelligent, wonderful girl she brought into his life.

Really, how could you not root for Bob and Amber? He's running for councilman, not president. By the time that happens, they could be happily married. For now, she chose her job, and he accepted that. But I believe their attraction is far more visceral and won't be easily dismissed.

Sarah's feet hit the ground
It was only a matter of time before Sarah saw the writing on the wall with Mark. Things were moving too quickly, and he was dreaming of weddings in Ireland. She was swept up in the romance of a fresh start in life and his cute face and young love. When she realized what it meant, she let him go. When he had time to process what happened, he realized they had taken all the wrong steps. Duh. He asked her to marry him.

The Grahams move on
I sure read the whole Zoe situation wrong from the start. I thought at the very least she'd become a part of the family with her baby, but once she had it there was no looking back. She was kind enough to tell Julia she changed her life. I loved how quickly Joel and Julia headed over to the adoption agency.

When they were asked how they felt about taking on a baby from a mother who hadn't decided previously to give their child up, I fully expected them to have a call during the wedding to pick one up during the wedding. Hey - it's television! They got the call. Not for a baby, but I think their new addition will round out their family nicely.

The wedding
It was fast, small, beautiful and all Braverman. Jasmine looked beautiful and the Crosby's smile was a mile wide. When "Color My World" came on and Adam and Haddie were dancing I realized I danced with my own dad at a wedding to that very song. One of the very few times we ever danced. A Braverman wedding covered all the bases, and so did Drew. Oooh! Oh yes they did!

The biggest surprise during the wedding was Adam ripping up the offer to sell The Luncheonette. I think I was more surprised than he was. He realized what a great life Crosby had introduced him to during the last year and he wasn't willing to give it up.

The episode was perfect. Not a beat was missing. It had everything. Brawls, sex, laughter, tears, marriage, proposals, a possible adoption and more. What did you think about this incredible Braverman finale? What are your hopes for Season Four? Keep your fingers crossed that we'll all be meeting back her again next year.


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I'd like to know the name of the song that was playing while Jasmine walked down the aisle. Anyone know it?

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I loved that song from the wedding! (Color my World) We used to dance to that at all the high school dances! I was glad to see Crosby and Jasmine back together for their little boy but am going to miss him being a bachelor! I was very disappointed that Zoe didn't change her mind about the baby! Sooo very sad! I too, thought that she would stay at the house so she could still see her baby. Poor Julia and Joel! So does that mean that Zoe & baby aren't going to be on next season? I would have thought Julia & Joel would hold out for a baby from the adoption place! I hope Amber and Bob end up with each other. Kristina's being a snob about the whole thing! Soooo many storylines!! and it remains to be seen what happens with Sarah and Mark because I read somewhere that Seth was coming back into the picture next season.. (could be just a rumour!)


Ok, now we know the name of the wedding song, and I adore Adele, but I Love the gospel rendition. Who is the gospel group who performed it and is it available anywhere?


Are some viewers really that stupid to think the guy walking Jasmine down the aisle was Dr.Joe????? That takes "they all look alike" to a new level of ignorance. The man who walked Jasmine down the aisle was her brother!




Another solid episode for the Bravermans! I can't believe their run is already over for this season. And I've definitely got my fingers crossed that they'll get another one! My weeks just won't be the same without them.


Does anyone know the title of the song that was sung by the choir when Crosby got married? Thanks!


I loved the finale. And while i was surprised at the age of the child who Joel and Julia could possibly adopt, i think it is a great idea. Babies are not the only ones needing to be adopted. a new addition to the family, no matter the age, is going to be an adjustment for Sydney and the family. the bravermans are such an openminded and loving family. it will all work out.


I love Parenthood. The finale has me hoping that we will get a season 4. I also hope that Joel and Julia continue to let there family grow through adoption. Sydney will certainly be suprised by Victor but thrilled and all the cousins too.
I find myself in love with the Bob and Amber as a couple and Mark and Sarah they just make me cheer on the under dogs!


Great show! Another song question from last nights show...what was the name of the song (sung by a female artist) playing while the kids were in the bedroom near the end of the show?

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Parenthood Season 3 Episode 18 Quotes

Sarah: You know what a lot of people do in preparation for a wedding?
Amber: What?
Sarah: Shower.

Yeah, well you weren't being very best manly so I replaced you for the job.