The BEST Episodes of Parenthood (2010)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 30, 2020

Network: NBC

From writer/executive producer Jason Katims, this contemporary re-imagining of the blockbuster 1989 film depicts the colorful and imperfect Braverman family -- four grown siblings sharing the headaches, heartaches and joy of being parents. When Sarah Braverman, a financially strapped single mother, returns home to her parents and siblings in Berkeley, California after packing up her Fresno apartment and uprooting her two inconvenienced kids, Amber and Drew, she is greeted by her opinionated father, Zeek, and strong mother, Camille, who are privately dealing with their own marital issues. As Sarah is reunited with her siblings -- sister Julia and brothers Crosby and Adam -- all struggling with issues of their own, it's clear that the Braverman reunion is just what they need to face the everyday challenges of modern family life.

May God Bless and Keep You Always

#1 - May God Bless and Keep You Always

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 29, 2015

In the excitement of her big day, Sarah surrounds herself with the original Braverman clan. Meanwhile, Hank approaches Zeek for his blessing and asks Drew for a special favor. Amber adjusts to life as a new mom with a little help from her grandparents. Julia and Joel get a phone call that forces a life-changing decision. Max gets his first job, while Crosby and Adam reach an understanding about the Luncheonette. Kristina presents Adam with a new plan for the future of Chambers Academy, and for their family.

star 8.90
205 votes
Writers: Jason Katims
The Pontiac

#2 - The Pontiac

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 17, 2014

Haddie comes home for the summer, while Adam and Crosby reminisce about their childhood and also reenact some childish antics. Amber reunites with Ryan and struggles to let him go, meanwhile Sarah finally addresses Hank’s request. Victor conquers his fears and Julia and Joel are there to support him, while Zeek surprises him with a driving lesson. Drew realizes a mistake and goes after what he wants.

star 8.37
235 votes
Writers: Jason Katims
There's Something I Need to Tell You...

#3 - There's Something I Need to Tell You...

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 9, 2012

Kristina shares her health news with the family; Joel is nervous as Victor plays in his first baseball game; Sarah is caught in a tender moment with Hank.

star 8.28
446 votes
Directors: Patrick Norris
Writers: Jason Katims
Nipple Confusion

#4 - Nipple Confusion

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 10, 2013

Jasmine and Crosby struggle with the challenges of raising a baby; Julia and Joel are pushed into problematic directions; Sarah turns to Hank for help and comfort.

star 8.20
287 votes
Directors: Patrick Norris
Writers: Sarah Watson
What to My Wondering Eyes

#5 - What to My Wondering Eyes

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 11, 2012

Kristina and Adam are faced with a health scare; Jasmine and Crosby celebrate their first Christmas as a family; Sarah feels torn between Mark and Hank; Ryan and Amber have relationship problems.

star 8.15
460 votes
Writers: Jason Katims
We Made It Through the Night

#6 - We Made It Through the Night

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 22, 2015

Camille and Zeek make a decision concerning Zeek's health. Sarah makes a big decision and shares some good news with her dad. Adam and Crosby clash over differing business opinions, and Adam stands his ground, deepening the tension between the brothers. Amber rushes to the hospital with labor pains, and the Bravermans flock to her side.

star 8.10
171 votes
Directors: Jason Katims
Writers: Jason Katims
The M Word

#7 - The M Word

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 31, 2013

Joel and Julia try to keep everything together; Adam and Kristina ask the family for help as they focus on the campaign trail.

star 8.09
237 votes
Directors: James Ponsoldt
Writers: Julia Brownell
Election Day

#8 - Election Day

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 21, 2013

Jasmine and Crosby take advantage of the election as a teaching moment for Jabbar; the band asks Amber to sing guide vocals; Sarah lends Hank a hand.

star 8.09
330 votes
Writers: Jason Katims
In Dreams Begin Responsibilities

#9 - In Dreams Begin Responsibilities

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 17, 2013

Kristina's campaign challenges Adam's comfort zone; Sarah and Amber try to talk about the wedding; Drew works to get closer to Natalie; Zeek gets the opportunity to provide teaching moments to his grandchildren; Crosby deals with a difficult star.

star 8.05
300 votes
Directors: Patrick Norris
Writers: Gina Fattore
Clear Skies From Here on Out

#10 - Clear Skies From Here on Out

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 4, 2011

Zeek lands a commercial, while Camille ponders her own achievements; Crosby and Adam don't see eye-to-eye over a parenting issue; Drew's first date goes awry; Jabbar and Max clash; Sarah and Mark take things to the next level while Haddie and Alex grow apart.

star 8.05
416 votes
Directors: Adam Davidson
Writers: Bridget Carpenter
These Are the Times We Live In

#11 - These Are the Times We Live In

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 6, 2014

Amber hopes to prove herself as a future mother when she agrees to babysit Max and Nora, but the results are disastrous. Sarah comes to Amber's side for support. Joel and Julia make strides toward a final decision on their relationship. Hank has a heart-to-heart with Sandy, who is surprised and moved by how Hank has grown. Meanwhile, Drew is guilted into hanging out with Zeek, and an unexpected adventure draws Drew away from his studies.

star 8.04
206 votes
Writers: Sarah Watson
New Plan

#12 - New Plan

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 5, 2011

Crosby decides to try and get Jasmine back. Meanwhile, Adam worries about Haddie and Alex going to her prom together. Sarah works on her play script.

star 8.03
536 votes
Directors: Michael Weaver
Writers: Jamie Duneier
I'm Still Here

#13 - I'm Still Here

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 10, 2014

Crosby finds himself in a tough housing situation and reaches out to Joel for help. Julia musters up the courage to talk with Sarah about her current situation. Kristina receives some devastating news and puts all her energy into fighting for the charter school, meanwhile Amber also hears of unsettling news and Hank steps up to the plate.

star 8.02
256 votes
Directors: Scott Schaeffer
Writers: Ian Deitchman, Kristin Rusk Robinson
Tough Love

#14 - Tough Love

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 14, 2012

Julia struggles to detach herself from getting too involved in Zoe's life, Kristina reacts to Amber and Bob Little's plans to go off on a weekend business trip together and Max tries to use his Asperger's as an excuse to get out of P.E. Meanwhile, Sarah and Mark's plan to have a baby elicits an unexpected reaction from Drew.

star 8.01
426 votes
Writers: Monica Henderson
Remember Me, I'm the One Who Loves You

#15 - Remember Me, I'm the One Who Loves You

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 21, 2012

The Bravermans come together to celebrate a momentous event while Julia and Joel strive to overcome the emotional rollercoaster adopting a child has put them through. Also, Crosby and Adam decide on the fate of The Luncheonette and Sarah makes a difficult decision about her future.

star 8.00
425 votes
Directors: Jason Katims
Writers: Kerry Ehrin
Fraud Alert

#16 - Fraud Alert

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 27, 2014

Joel and Sarah celebrate their accomplishments; Adam takes Max on an adventure to cheer him up after a field trip gone wrong; Amber surprises Sydney and Victor.

star 7.99
186 votes
Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writers: Jason Katims
It Has to Be Now

#17 - It Has to Be Now

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 26, 2013

The new Braverman baby causes a stir; Kristina takes on another kind of fight; Joel and Julia face challenges; Hank returns; Amber's boyfriend returns home.

star 7.99
309 votes
Writers: Jason Katims
The Offer

#18 - The Offer

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 20, 2014

Old feelings of abandonment resurface when Joel gets confused about where to pick up Victor; Sarah anxiously waits for a response on her final project; Amber encourages Drew to take his life back.

star 7.99
176 votes
Writers: Sarah Watson
Limbo

#19 - Limbo

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 13, 2014

Jasmine and Crosby butt heads over how to raise Aida; news about Joel troubles Julia; Kristina and Adam intervene when Max interrupts Sarah and Hank's work flow.

star 7.99
213 votes
Writers: Jessica Goldberg
The Waiting Room

#20 - The Waiting Room

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 9, 2014

Camille and the kids anxiously await news about Zeek. Julia confronts Joel about their relationship status. Amber decides to face her future and Drew supports her. Sarah tries to bond with Ruby and finds herself in a sticky blended family situation. When the Luncheonette gets some unfortunate news, work pressures mount atop all the family stress, and Adam is in worst-case-scenario mode. Emotionally wracked Crosby seeks an escape.

star 7.98
242 votes
Directors: Patrick Norris
Writers: Jessica Goldberg
Happy Birthday, Zeek

#21 - Happy Birthday, Zeek

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 2, 2014

Kristina tries to meet the individual needs of her students, and the school's lunch vendor quits suddenly; Zeek must make a decision about his health; Sarah struggles with her feelings about Amber's news.

star 7.98
211 votes
Writers: Sarah Watson
The Ring

#22 - The Ring

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 14, 2013

Zeek gives Sarah advice; unsettling news from Victor's school creates tension in Julia's home; the media discovers skeletons in Kristina's closet; Amber makes a decision that shakes things up with Ryan.

star 7.97
269 votes
Writers: Justin W. Lo
Speaking of Baggage

#23 - Speaking of Baggage

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 7, 2013

Kristina tells Amber a story about her relationship with Adam; Drew falls hard for a classmate; Max finds some pictures from Hank and Sarah's past.

star 7.97
270 votes
Writers: Ian Deitchman, Kristin Rusk Robinson
Just Like Home

#24 - Just Like Home

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 27, 2014

Julia's siblings offer support during a tough time; Jasmine and Crosby stay with Zeek and Camille; Drew turns to Amber for advice on girls.

star 7.96
248 votes
Writers: Ian Deitchman, Kristin Rusk Robinson
Too Big to Fail

#25 - Too Big to Fail

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 30, 2014

Business is slow at the Luncheonette, and Crosby feels the financial pressure. He fears that he'll disappoint Jabbar until Jasmine comes to the rescue. Hank and Sarah plan an ill-fated game night that fails to win over Ruby, but Amber steps up to help. Drew must declare a major, and he confronts the practical realities of choosing a career.

star 7.94
215 votes
Directors: Jessica Yu
Writers: Ian Deitchman, Kristin Rusk Robinson