Are Parenthood‘s Joel and Julia about to find themselves without a second child… again?
The end of the NBC drama’s third season found the birth mother of the couple’s soon-to-be adoptive baby changing her mind, leaving them heartbroken — and with Victor, a new, much older son, courtesy of an eleventh hour adoption. Since then, however, the makeshift family has experienced countless growing pains, most notably the combative kid’s recent demand for a relationship with his “real mom.”
Tensions first began to escalate between Julia and Victor in Parenthood‘s latest installment, after the latter, in a fit of rage, threw a baseball bat at his sister and ended up shattering a glass door. Unfortunately, things don’t look much better between the two in the following exclusive first look at next Tuesday’s hour (10/9c).
Tempers once again flare as the two bicker over pancakes (she made him some; he wants Burger King’s brand), with Victor dropping a few curse words and Julia attempting (unsuccessfully?) to take her place as an authority figure.
With three episodes (including this one) left in Season 4, and increasingly bad blood circulating in this branch of the Braverman family tree, we spoke with Parenthood boss Jason Katims about the possibility of a happy ending for Joel, Julia, Sydney and Victor.
“Things gets very tricky with Victor in these last few episodes,” the showrunner shared, “to the point of [Joel and Julia] not even knowing if this is something they can continue to do.”
But the show wouldn’t take another kid away from the happy couple, would it? “I will tell you, that story will be resolved,” Katims revealed. “I do think it’s important that we honor [fans’ belief in the show] and tell the stories the way we believe, whether or not it’s exactly the happiest. “
Press PLAY below to watch Julia and Victor battle it out, and then hit the comments with your thoughts: Will Sydney be an only child again by season’s end?Follow @MegMasters