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Old 01-15-13, 08:41 PM
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Parenthood -- "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back" -- 1/15/13

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As Victor's (Xolo Mariduena) adoption deadline draws near, Julia (Erika Christensen) and Joel (Sam Jaeger) contemplate the long term effects of this decision. Renee (Tina Lifford) oversteps her boundaries and intrudes on Crosby (Dax Shepard) and Jasmine (Joy Bryant). Upon advice offered by Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) and Amber (Mae Whitman), Ryan (Matt Lauria) seeks to make amends with Joel. Meanwhile, Mark (Jason Ritter) and Sarah (Lauren Graham) discuss their relationship, concerning Hank (Ray Romano). Kristina (Monica Potter) supports Max (Max Burkholder) with a unique campaign. Also starring Peter Krause, Bonnie Bedelia, Tyree Brown, Miles Heizer and Savannah Paige Rae

Episode 14 of 15

Next week is unfortunately the season finale.
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Re: Parenthood -- "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back" -- 1/15/13

I'm getting annoyed with the Crosby and Jasmine story line.

I think in general I didn't like this episode too much. Just realized that we didn't see Adam too much, maybe that's what was missing.
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Re: Parenthood -- "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back" -- 1/15/13

Originally Posted by Raul3 View Post
I'm getting annoyed with the Crosby and Jasmine story line.

I think in general I didn't like this episode too much. Just realized that we didn't see Adam too much, maybe that's what was missing.
I enjoyed the episode, but missed Adam as well.

It's strange to see Crosby right so often, but nice to see him continue to grow up and do more right. I liked the scene with him and Julia outside the restaurant. I've said from the beginning that the scenes with the siblings interacting whether it is paired off or all of them together are the best and seem so real and free flowing.

And finally someone told Sarah what SHE needs to do.

After Amber parted ways with Ryan, I thought they were going the suicide route with his character. I'm interested to see where they go with that story.

My wife likes Skittles so I told her how disgusted I was at the Max Skittle shower at the end.
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Re: Parenthood -- "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back" -- 1/15/13

Max is happy that he got the vending machine back, but once he notices that its full of healthy food instead of junk food he is going to get pissed again.
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Re: Parenthood -- "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back" -- 1/15/13

This was probably the worst episode of the season. Hope the finale is better.
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Re: Parenthood -- "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back" -- 1/15/13

although the writing can be spotty, this continues to be one of the best well acted shows on tv.. performances continue to be excellent
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Re: Parenthood -- "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back" -- 1/15/13

Originally Posted by mphtrilogy View Post
although the writing can be spotty, this continues to be one of the best well acted shows on tv.. performances continue to be excellent
Agree on all points, I am glad someone else is willing to call them out on writing.

The skittle scene was absolutely ridiculous. Did the kids just happened to all have skittles? Was it autistic license? I was hoping another vending machine would fall from the sky and land on Max or maybe a Buick.
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Re: Parenthood -- "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back" -- 1/15/13

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Was it autistic license?
I don't care what else you said... that deserves recognition.
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Re: Parenthood -- "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back" -- 1/15/13

lol.. good one..
i let the skittle sslide..
max deserved that moment...

im torn on ritter v romano.. i really like them both in these roles!!
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Re: Parenthood -- "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back" -- 1/15/13

The ending felt way too "Movie feel-good" for my tastes.

I still don't think it's a victory in anyone's mind but Max's.

-He ran on a platform based on a promise he couldn't keep.
-He really had no interest in anything about the student body, just his own personal agenda.
-He didn't actually DO anything to get the machine back, his petition was filled with jokes.
-His mom did all the work for him, and is going to let him think it was him.

Bad all around.
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Re: Parenthood -- "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back" -- 1/15/13

Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
I still don't think it's a victory in anyone's mind but Max's.

-He ran on a platform based on a promise he couldn't keep.
-He really had no interest in anything about the student body, just his own personal agenda.
-He didn't actually DO anything to get the machine back, his petition was filled with jokes.
-His mom did all the work for him, and is going to let him think it was him.
...just like real life politics.

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