This week’s Parenthood finds Sarah and Hank inching closer to a reunion, while Adam and Kristina have an anti-meeting of the minds, and Ryan, Amber and Drew hilariously handle a problem dormmate.
Here, we break down the seven key takeaways from the NBC weeper’s latest installment:
• The Braverman men have become a dismissive bunch. Whether it’s “Budget Boy” Adam putting his foot down on Kristina’s campaign spending or Zeke full-on ignoring Camille’s pleas to discuss the next “act” of their love story, the typically accommodating other-halves are in rare form this week. Thankfully, Adam finally comes around and adorably offers up his entire wallet — cash, cards and all — for the betterment of the election.
• Hank, on the other hand, is making major romantic strides. Save for a misplaced “pause” early on in the hour, the reserved photog helps build Sarah’s confidence in her craft. And as a thank you, he receives one of those signature Sarah smiles — which, let’s face it, is all he really needs.
• Lacrosse has never looked better. The fact that Ryan (Matt Lauria) busts into Drew’s dorm room to defend his soon-to-be little brother is endearing (and — duh — sexy) enough. But that he starts it all off by kicking down the door while holding that kid from The Descendants‘ lacrosse stick? Pretty awesome, bro — we mean Sergeant York, sir.
• Photography be damned: Sarah Braverman missed her calling as a saleswoman. After Kristina nixes her sister-in-law’s pitch to shoot her official campaign photo in favor of a “professional” portrait, The Resourceful One counters, “Or do you need someone who knows you so well that they can bring out what’s beautiful and strong and smart about you? I would argue I’m that person…” (Spoiler alert: Sarah gets the job and perfectly captures Kristina in the shot.)
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• It’s always embarrassing when you walk in on someone gettin’ busy! Upon interrupting Ryan and Amber in a compromising position, Drew turns a slightly darker shade of red than his ex-teacher/stepfather figure Mark Cyr did when the same thing happened to him last season.
• Breast pumps are “fascinating”… At least through Crosby’s eyes. And thankfully, because of that newfound appreciation, he’s finally able to bond with his baby girl via a bottle feeding. “I know your mom’s got boobs and that’s very, very awesome, but I’m here for you, too,” he coos. “It’s important to me that you know that.”
• Scrabble is for lovers. And also for Drew and his adorable new dorm-room crush (played by 90210 alumna Lyndon Smith).
What were your favorite moments from Thursday’s Parenthood?