The Best Episodes of Parenthood (2010)

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.

There's Something I Need to Tell You...

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

Season 4 - Episode 5

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 8.40
154 votes
Directors: Patrick Norris
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The Pontiac

#2 - The Pontiac

Season 5 - Episode 22

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 8.36
182 votes
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My Brother's Wedding

#3 - My Brother's Wedding

Season 3 - Episode 18

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 8.25
133 votes
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Remember Me, I'm the One Who Loves You

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

Season 3 - Episode 17

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 8.15
134 votes
Directors: Jason Katims
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I'll Be Right Here

#5 - I'll Be Right Here

Season 4 - Episode 6

Kristina is dismayed when she learns that Max is giving a speech on the same day as her surgery; Drew disagrees with Sarah's decision to move in with Mark; Ryan asks Amber out.

star 8.12
138 votes
Directors: Jessica Yu
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Family Portrait

#6 - Family Portrait

Season 4 - Episode 1

As Haddie prepares to head off to college, the Bravermans gather for a family portrait; Joel and Julia worry about the behavior of their newly adopted son; Sarah tries to impress a photographer with her skills as an assistant.

star 8.11
152 votes
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Qualities and Difficulties

#7 - Qualities and Difficulties

Season 2 - Episode 18

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.

star 8.09
139 votes
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Because You're My Sister

#8 - Because You're My Sister

Season 4 - Episode 15

In the fourth season finale, Jasmine and Crosby plan an anniversary get away and receive exciting news. Kristina and Adam prepare for the next phase of her treatment. Drew learns the results of his college applications. Amber and Ryan discuss the future of their relationship. Joel and Julia plan an event for the entire Braverman family. Meanwhile, Sarah is forced to make a decision about her relationships with Mark and Hank.

star 8.07
156 votes
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What to My Wondering Eyes

#9 - What to My Wondering Eyes

Season 4 - Episode 11

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 8.07
141 votes

#10 - Together

Season 4 - Episode 7

Adam and Kristina face difficulties as she deals with her continuing treatment; Sarah and Zeek worry about Amber and Ryan's relationship; Julia focuses on building a bond with Victor.

star 8.05
140 votes
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Tough Love

#11 - Tough Love

Season 3 - Episode 16

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 8.05
135 votes
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I'm Still Here

#12 - I'm Still Here

Season 5 - Episode 21

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 8.04
181 votes
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Left Field

#13 - Left Field

Season 4 - Episode 2

Jasmine and Crosby define the boundaries of their marriage; Sarah's new boss (Ray Romano) helps her understand Drew's feelings; Kristina receives potentially life-altering news.

star 8.03
144 votes
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Just Like Home

#14 - Just Like Home

Season 5 - Episode 15

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 8.03
171 votes
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Hard Times Come Again No More

#15 - Hard Times Come Again No More

Season 2 - Episode 22

Sarah and the rest of the Braverman family worry about Amber's well-being after an accident. Meanwhile, Max 's behavior upsets Adam, and Julia unexpectedly plays a big role in a woman's labor and delivery. Also, Kristina helps with Haddie's transition into womanhood and Crosby tries to convince Jasmine to visit his new proprerty.

star 8.02
145 votes
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#16 - Limbo

Season 5 - Episode 17

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 8.01
165 votes
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#17 - Nora

Season 3 - Episode 5

Kristina goes to the hospital with unlikely company; Julia and Joel receive good news; Crosby is bothered by Jasmine's dates; Seth returns and could put a damper on Sarah's relationship with Mark; and Amber helps Max reconcile with Jabbar.

star 8.00
148 votes
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It Has to Be Now

#18 - It Has to Be Now

Season 5 - Episode 1

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
178 votes
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Clear Skies From Here on Out

#19 - Clear Skies From Here on Out

Season 3 - Episode 4

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 7.98
127 votes
Directors: Adam Davidson
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Cold Feet

#20 - Cold Feet

Season 5 - Episode 20

Zeek and Camille come to an agreement about the house; Julia throws herself into helping Kristina and Adam as she struggles with her own personal life; Sarah learns what her kids have been up to.

star 7.98
172 votes
Directors: Michael Weaver
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The Talk

#21 - The Talk

Season 4 - Episode 4

Jasmine and Jabbar's family dynamic could change; Sarah spends time with her boss's daughter; Zeek makes a new friend; Victor tries an after-school activity.

star 7.97
140 votes
Directors: Patrick Norris
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The M Word

#22 - The M Word

Season 5 - Episode 6

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

star 7.97
162 votes
Directors: James Ponsoldt
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Small Victories

#23 - Small Victories

Season 4 - Episode 13

When Drew and Amy receive life-changing news, Mark expresses his concerns to Sarah; Crosby becomes impatient with his mother-in-law; Joel and Julia question their parenting abilities.

star 7.95
144 votes
Directors: Peter Krause
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I Don't Want to Do This Without You

#24 - I Don't Want to Do This Without You

Season 3 - Episode 1

Sarah approaches her 40th birthday and turns to Mr. Cyr for support in the Season 3 premiere. Meanwhile, Amber takes a step toward independence; Adam worries about providing for his family and considers joining Crosby for a business opportunity; the adoption process frustrates Julia; and Alex shares a secret with Julia.

star 7.94
141 votes
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Speaking of Baggage

#25 - Speaking of Baggage

Season 5 - Episode 7

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 7.94
170 votes
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