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Rating: 4.3 / 5.0 (7 Votes)
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At a convenience store, Adam and Family run into Max's old baseball team which convinces him to rejoin the team. 

Crosby and Katie meet with her obstetrician, which advices them to start trying to have a baby due to her elevated hormone levels and age.  

At Max's baseball game, it is apparent that the teammates are not allowing him to properly participate in the game.  They were told to just let Max stand there.  So, Drew and Adam help Max practice playing baseball.

Sarah finds out her daughter has copied her English paper, from when she was in school.  She goes to meet with Amber's teacher, Mr. Sears, to tell him, but chickens out.  

Julia gives Sydney a pep talk about being the princess at her play dates.  She wants her daughter to be more assertive, which she is not.

Crosby goes to ask Jasmine for a paternity test for Jabbar, which turns out to be a big mistake.  Jasmine gets upset and cancels Jabbar and Crosby’s scheduled time together.

Crosby tells Katie he is a father.  She is furious that he has been sneaking around, hiding Jabbar from her.  

Adam tells Sarah that it was Drew that allowed him to spend time with Max at the ballpark, almost like Max did not have a “situation”.

Joel and Julia break into the local swimming pool.  She is actually doing something reckless.  

Mr. Sear's goes to Sarah's bar for a drink.  He tells her that Amber admitted to copying her mother’s paper.  They end up flirting with each other.  

Max catches a ball at his game! Score!  The team goes wild.  

The episode ends with Adam playing baseball with Drew and Max.

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Love the show. As a parent I see my own faults and triumphs while reflecting on whats happening in the show. The acting, writing and directing are excellent. I love how they incorporate the younger children into the show each week. Max , Amber, Miles, Haddie and Sydney do an excellent job bringing their characters to life. Can anyone tell me where else I might see these children actors Amber, Miles, Haddie, Max and Sydney (other shows, episodes or movies)? Hope NBC keeps it going next season I beginning to become attached to this family. Just wish they would move it to an earlier time slot or even Sunday night so the whole family could watch it together. Keep up the good work by Howard, Glazer, Katims and Trilling!

Parenthood Season 1 Episode 5 Quotes

Sarah: He's not the only kid who's been dealt a rough hand.
Adam: I know.
Sarah: All Drew has done his whole life is wait for his father to show up...

Adam: Well, what are we going to do about this?
Kristina: Nothing.
Adam: Nothing?
Kristina: It is what it is and there's nothing we can do about it.
Adam: Well, can I still hate the guy?