Jasmine: “She’s just doing hair.”
Crosby: “For 45 minutes?”
“Small Victories” is the newest episode of Parenthood. Beware this article contains spoilers. To refresh your memory on what happened last time, click here. Check out the slideshow for more quotes from the episode. Parenthood airs Tuesday nights at 9 on NBC.
Drew’s and Amy’s relationship takes an unexpected turn. Amy’s pregnancy is dealt with in an interesting way, meaning there really isn’t a big fuss made about it, if that makes any sense. It’s all done a little bit more quietly with Drew and Amy both struggling more internally than having big arguments about it. The writers handle it really well, and the fact that there are so many scenes of just Amy and/or Drew sitting there in silence about this makes it so much more heartbreaking. The silence makes the fact that both Drew and Amy are unraveling even more obvious. It’s great to have the scene between him and Amber in there because it speaks to their relationship. Are you surprised at Amy and Drew’s choice?
Joel and Julia are still struggling with Victor. The twist that Julia is considering not going through with the adoption isn’t too surprising. What the writers need to do is show more of Joel and Julia working through this. Right now they are just dividing and conquering, which doesn’t help the other issue that is Sydney and Victor’s relationship. Hopefully the writers will take the time to show more of the discussion and attempt at working through this before resolving this issue. What do you think Joel and Julia should do? Are you on Joel’s or Julia’s side?
Here are quick thoughts on the happier storylines of the night. Both Crosby’s issues with Renee and the Max situation provide a great source of humor to help balance out the more serious storylines. The scene with Max, Zeek, Camille and Kristina all in the kitchen is fantastically hilarious. That being said, Adam’s conversation with Max is definitely my favorite scene from this storyline. Switching gears to Crosby, hopefully the writers are seeing the similarities between Rene and Crosby. When she talks about how her old job was fulfilling even though it didn’t make a lot of money, it is hard not to see the similarities to Crosby’s job at the Luncheonette is. What did you think of these two storylines?