'Parenthood' - 'What's Goin' On Down There?' Recap
by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 14th 2010 6:36AM
(S01E07) "Would you boys like to come over for a play date?" - Yoga girl to Crosby
I love 'Parenthood.' Yes, there's a lot of people to keep track of, but it's all good. The show has some great players, but really, all I need is Peter Krause and Lauren Graham. And Dax Shepard and Jason Ritter. He reminds me of his dad, which makes me both happy and sad, but mostly happy.
The kids on this show are awesome, too -- Max Burkholder, Mae Whitman, Tyree Brown ... ok, since I'm filling in for Danny, I'll stop crushing on all the actors and get to the review. Follow me after the jump.
First, all I could think when Adam walked into the ocean with his surfboard was, "Get out of there! That's how Lisa perished on 'Six Feet Under'!" Well, we don't really even know that for sure, but as I recall, water was involved. But really, let Adam go surfing in peace, Jane. The guy needs some distractions from his overly scheduled life. He really does. Everyone needs a little escape now and then; that's no sin.
I'm hoping that Kristina finds a way to get back to the meaningful work she loved. Seeing Haddie go off with Julia for career day was tough, especially since Julia is basically "screwing some poor slob out of his retirement" every day. I get the feeling she'd like to do legal aid, but she might be too wrapped up in her job to turn back now. Then again, you never know. The Braverman clan seems like a socially conscious bunch, for the most part.
Even Crosby had a little revelation after putting a halt to the hookup with Yoga Girl while Jabbar was in the pool. Yes, even though "Baywatch Guy" was there, I don't know any parent who'd leave their 5-year-old kid in a pool without being there every second with an eagle eye. Crosby is learning the fine art of parenting. I was just praying a crisis wouldn't happen, and I don't blame Jasmine one bit for being ticked about him using Jabbar as "chick bait." But he's learning. And don't you think he and Jasmine belong together? I do.
Let's talk about Sarah and Mark. What an absolutely adorable couple. The scene where they decided to try making out to see how it went was so cute. I can certainly see where she's coming from, wanting to step back to save her daughter from any agony. On the other hand, Amber isn't exactly on the up-and-up with Sarah either, skipping the SAT test and hopping into the van of the boy from Fresno. Amber and Sarah are headed on a collision course.
And doesn't Sarah deserve some happiness, too? I'll answer my own question: yes, she does. And she and Mark are clearly made for each other, having picked out the very same paragraph on page 47 of William Faulkner's 'The Sound and the Fury.' That sort of pairing only happens, well, never in most peoples' lives.
How fun was it to see Minka Kelly outside of 'Friday Night Lights.' Hopefully, we'll get to see more of her as Gaby, the 'Girls Gone Wild' child therapist.
What did you guys think of this episode? Should Sarah and Mark try to work it out? Do Crosby and Jasmine belong together?