Parenthood

Season 2 Episode 11

Damage Control

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jan 04, 2011 on NBC
8.8
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Jabbar won't take Crosby's direction on doing his chores and Zeek catches Drew drinking beer with his buddies. Adam and Kristina get to know Haddie's new boyfriend Alex (guest star Michael B. Jordan) over dinner. Sydney sees a bird die and Joel and Julia struggle to explain death to her.moreless

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  • The conflicts/problems which inevitably arise on this program are, in my opinion, dispensed with too quickly sometimes; its as if the issues faced by the extended Braverman clan could be viewed through rose-colored glasses.moreless

    8.5
    This episode was not like that. As I watched each of the grown-up Bravermans deal with a particular crisis, I felt uncomfortable; the awkwardness of the moment was palpable. These crises were small (Crosby realizing that to raise his son he would have to stop playing his friend) to "huge" - the introduction of Alex, with all of his baggage, to Haddie's family. Can you imagine being Alex, at the dinner table, explaining his alcoholism, aborted education, and lack of positive adult role models to Adam Braverman? Add to this Sarah's attempt to re-group from her failed relationship with Gordon; at the same time finding out her son has been drinking beer (knowing that drug abuse may have been handed down to her children from their father). Then there was the discussion of death, with Julia Braverman's six year old daughter; this in turn reminds her husband that he is an orphan due to the recent death of his mother. All told, this was a departure from previous episodes, but in a good way.moreless

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