I really thought I was going to get through an episode without a tear shed. Then the scene with Camille and Kristina happened where she gave her the sweater that was worn by 7 other cancer survivors curing Chemo. Earlier there was a scene where Camille walked in and heard the tail end of Kristina’s conversation with her mother where her mother just told her she couldn’t come see her because someone else in her family had kidney stones. So later when Camille showed up with the sweater she tells Kristina’s that she isn’t her mother and would never try to take her mother’s place but that she loves her so much and would always be there for her no matter what. Are you kidding me? I was a mess!!! I love Camille and I love when the writers give Bonnie Bedelia these chances to shine. It’s what Parenthood is so good at. It was such a simple scene but it was so moving and beautiful and it was exactly what Kristina needed to hear. I loved it.
I love Amber and Ryan. Zeek and Sarah better not find a way to screw this up. I’m getting a bit concerned since Sarah asked Zeek what he thought of Ryan and he told her that he’s a great kid but vets coming back from war have major struggles ahead of them. The look on Sarah’s face scared me a little. I hope it’s just a mother concerned for her daughter in not wanting her to get hurt than the “Oh My God I have to break them up because Amber deserves better” face. I hope Zeek doesn’t go to Ryan and tell him he shouldn’t be in a relationship until he gets some direction and tells him to break up with Amber. I want Zeek and Sarah to respect that Amber in now an adult capable of making her own decisions, as is Ryan, and that if they want to give this a shot…LET THEM. If it doesn’t work out, fine, but let them make the decision for themselves. I will be beyond pissed if Sarah and Zeek find a way to screw this up.
I love the effort Julia is making to make Victor feel more at home. From going to get his friend Miguel to learning Spanish, she rocks. And it didn’t go unnoticed by Victor who is old enough to understand what Julia is doing when he came downstairs and heard her practicing Spanish. Between what Julia did for him at school and getting Miguel to come over and learning Spanish, I think Victor and Julia are going to have an amazing bond.
Parenthood people. Time to get on board!