Parenthood (2010)

The BEST episodes of Parenthood (2010)

Every episode of Parenthood (2010) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Parenthood (2010)!

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.

Last Updated: 10/11/2022Network:NBC
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May God Bless and Keep You Always
star
8.89
207 votes

#1 - May God Bless and Keep You Always

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/29/2015

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.

Writer: Jason Katims
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The Pontiac
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8.30
228 votes

#2 - The Pontiac

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/17/2014

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.

Writer: Jason Katims
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There's Something I Need to Tell You...
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8.26
451 votes

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

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/9/2012

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.

Writer: Jason Katims
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Nipple Confusion
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8.20
284 votes

#4 - Nipple Confusion

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/10/2013

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.

Writer: Sarah Watson
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What to My Wondering Eyes
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8.12
465 votes

#5 - What to My Wondering Eyes

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/11/2012

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.

Writer: Jason Katims
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Election Day
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8.07
323 votes

#6 - Election Day

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/21/2013

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.

Writer: Jason Katims
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Clear Skies From Here on Out
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8.02
415 votes

#7 - Clear Skies From Here on Out

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/4/2011

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.

Directors: Adam Davidson
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We Made It Through the Night
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8.02
170 votes

#8 - We Made It Through the Night

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/22/2015

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.

Directors: Jason Katims
Writer: Jason Katims
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New Plan
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8.02
538 votes

#9 - New Plan

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/5/2011

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.

Directors: Michael Weaver
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The M Word
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8.02
236 votes

#10 - The M Word

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/31/2013

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

Directors: James Ponsoldt
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These Are the Times We Live In
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8.02
200 votes

#11 - These Are the Times We Live In

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/6/2014

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.

Directors: Eric Tignini
Writer: Sarah Watson
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In Dreams Begin Responsibilities
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8.01
299 votes

#12 - In Dreams Begin Responsibilities

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/17/2013

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.

Writer: Gina Fattore
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Tough Love
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8.00
426 votes

#13 - Tough Love

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/14/2012

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.

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I'm Still Here
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7.98
255 votes

#14 - I'm Still Here

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/10/2014

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.

Directors: Scott Schaeffer
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Remember Me, I'm the One Who Loves You
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7.97
425 votes

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

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/21/2012

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.

Directors: Jason Katims
Writer: Kerry Ehrin
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The Waiting Room
star
7.95
240 votes

#16 - The Waiting Room

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/9/2014

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.

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Fraud Alert
star
7.95
183 votes

#17 - Fraud Alert

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/27/2014

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.

Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writer: Jason Katims
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The Ring
star
7.94
268 votes

#18 - The Ring

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/14/2013

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.

Writer: Justin W. Lo
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It Has to Be Now
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7.94
308 votes

#19 - It Has to Be Now

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/26/2013

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.

Writer: Jason Katims
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Speaking of Baggage
star
7.93
268 votes

#20 - Speaking of Baggage

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/7/2013

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.

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Too Big to Fail
star
7.91
207 votes

#21 - Too Big to Fail

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/30/2014

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.

Directors: Jessica Yu
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Limbo
star
7.90
209 votes

#22 - Limbo

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/13/2014

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.

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Happy Birthday, Zeek
star
7.90
211 votes

#23 - Happy Birthday, Zeek

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/2/2014

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.

Writer: Sarah Watson
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The Offer
star
7.89
174 votes

#24 - The Offer

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/20/2014

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.

Writer: Sarah Watson
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Qualities and Difficulties
star
7.89
485 votes

#25 - Qualities and Difficulties

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/1/2011

Adam and Kristina find it difficult to talk to Max about his Asperger's Syndrome and come to Dr. Pelickan for guidance. Sarah revisits her relationship with Mark Cyr when she goes to him for help with her latest project. Elsewhere, Crosby attempts to mend his relationship with Jasmine, while Julia and Joel prepare to celebrate their eight-year anniversary.

Directors: Robert Berlinger
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