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‘Parenthood’ Season 5, Episode 13: ‘Jump Ball’

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“Parenthood” season 5, episode 13: ‘Jump Ball,’ Camille returns home to an ecstatic Zeek, but not everyone makes an appearance at her welcome home party. Joel continues to spend long hours at work and away from Julia. Hank spends time with Adam and confronts his problems, while Amber runs away from hers.

“Parenthood” is a one-hour drama inspired by the box office hit of the same name; it follows the trials and tribulations of the very large, very colorful and imperfect Braverman family. Sarah Braverman (Lauren Graham) is a financially strapped single mother trying to raise two teenage kids, the bright but rebellious Amber (Mae Whitman), and sullen and sensitive Drew (Miles Heizer). On the home front, Sarah and her kids live with Sarah’s larger-than-life, headstrong father, Zeek (Craig T. Nelson), and pillar-of-strength mother Camille (Bonnie Bedelia), who are dealing with their own marital issues. Meanwhile, Sarah’s sister and complete antithesis, Julia (Erika Christensen) is a successful corporate attorney trying to juggle work and motherhood, alongside her loving but increasingly restless stay-at-home husband, Joel (Sam Jaeger). Commitment-phobe Crosby (Dax Shepard), Sarah’s younger brother, is helping raise a five-year-old son he had out of wedlock with former flame Jasmine (Joy Bryant). However, it’s Adam (Peter Krause), the oldest Braverman sibling, who has had to relinquish his expectations about what constitutes a “normal” family, as he, his quietly forceful wife Kristina (Monica Potter) and independent-minded teenage daughter Haddie (Sarah Ramos), struggle to cope with their eccentric son and Haddie’s little brother Max (Max Burkholder), who has Asperger’s Syndrome. Although each sibling and family has its own share of everyday challenges to grapple with, they still manage to be there for each other in their hours of need.

“Parenthood” season 5, episode 13: ‘Jump Ball,’ airs January 16, at 10pm EST on NBC.

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2 thoughts on “‘Parenthood’ Season 5, Episode 13: ‘Jump Ball’

  1. Joyce Ware says:

    I don't want Joel and Julie to separate. Please keep them together!

  2. Can someone tell me who sings the version of "Someone to Watch Over Me" that played at the end of the episode last night? I love it!!

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