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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Actually, if you want to be technical Make You Feel My Love was written by Bob Dylan and appeared first on his album. Everyone else covered it after that but Adele's version is amazing :)


To Make You Feel My Love is a Garth Brooks song. Adele just covered it.


The song played at the wedding is from Adele. It's called "Make you feel my love" BEST SONG EVER.. used it at my wedding as well so when I watched it I was in tears! Happy tears though! Please bring this show back!


This show is simply the best! I couldn't believe how perfectly this season ended and sincerely hope NBC is smart enough to keep it in their lineup for the fall.


Does anyone know the name of the song the played during the wedding????


I am a huge fan. Started watching Parenthood from the first show. I have two autistic grandsons and watching the family deal with Max has been inspiring. Thought the finale was perfect. Can't wait til next season. It truly is the best drama on network TV.


jason katims just has a way of touching your heart and making you think. he did it with friday night lites and just when you think you will never see that quality or depth or heartfelt acting.....this comes along last night. i'm 56 and hes the best i ever saw at what he does. great great show and cast. thats the fastest hour on tv. i am so heartsick when the credits roll.


The Finale was scarily perfect! It was so wonderful, but I am afraid it was too perfect. This show is my must see tv, and it is the very best. My husband, my son & I watch Parenthood together every week. I absolutely love Jasmine & Crosby. At the wedding and most of the time he looks at her with such love that it makes me cry. The chemistry between these two is so good, and they feel so real and then you add Jabar to the mix and wow, they are a terrific threesome. I was so sad for my sweet Julia, and surprised about the new "baby"! I want Julia and Joel to have a baby. I love Mark so much. I was so happy when he showed up at the wedding and proposed to Sarah. However, I was hoping Alex would also show up as a surprise. Zeek & Camille were outstanding.


Excellent show and great season finale. I wonder when it will be on again? Do we wait till October? It is a nice story and I like the character's. Great actors and nice storyline....... I hope it doesn't get cancelled.


Everything tied up so perfectly I am scared it won't be back in the Fall :( C'mon NBC you have horrible shows Parenthood is one of the few good ones, please renew it!!

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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.