Parenthood

Season 1 Episode 12

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM May 18, 2010 on NBC
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A family walk for autism is jeopardized when Sarah and Adam fight over Haddie's behavior. The secret anger between Haddie and Amber comes to a head and divides the family in two. Meanwhile, Julia is forced to be on the Angel committee at Sydney's school where she had to take care of a single mom recovering from a breast augmentation. Elsewhere, Crosby is at risk of losing Jasmine to New York after she auditions for a dance company.moreless

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  • Really Hits the Spot

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    Im impressed how well they've shown autism/asperger's. The social akwardness of Max, his inability to talk about anything but that which interests him, how difficult it is for him to understand other children. My younger brother was diagnosed with Autism at 3, and now he's considered high functioning, but watching this episode is like watching a day-by-day portrayal of all the problems, issues, needs and even Joy amongst it all, that I grew up with. I mean autistic children have been many times portrayed within films and perhaps even Television, but they are always focused on moderate to severe cases, where you can barely hold contact with the person and they are completely socially inept. It's rare to find an example in television and movies of the ordeals with high-functioning autistic kids, and those with asperger's, because oftentimes its a completely different issue, such as conversational skills and fixation on specific interests and verbal tantrums. The way max shows strong emotions in response to things people say to him shows really well how dealing with high functioning autism becomes really situation-oriented, rather than a general coping method. This episode almost brought me to tears because of how much it mirrors reality.moreless

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    • Millie: Why this sudden interest in my chicken soup?
      Julia: Oh, I'm on the angel committee at the school.
      Millie: What's the angel committee?
      Julia: It's, um, if a parent at the school has, you know, an injury or an illness or an operation, some kind of hardship, then the angel committe is called upon to help, you know, bring meals or whatever.
      Millie: That's a lovely thing.
      Julia: Isn't it?
      Millie: What made you sign up for that?
      Julia: What? It's a-- it's a surprise? It's really so hard to believe? It's a surprise that I'm an angel?
      Millie: (ironically) No.
      Julia: Fine. Joel signed me up.

    • Adam: You know, Sarah, I had to work so unbelievably hard to get my family here today. I forced Haddie to go, knowing that Amber was gonna be there. She hates me. You guys couldn't even show up!
      Sarah: I worked so unbelievably hard to try to get my family to be there, and I failed and you succeeded. It's no big surprise.

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    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Pochod proti autismu (Walk against the Autism)

    • Music:
      Try by Ben Sollee
      Sweet Pea by Amos Lee
      Vengeance Is Sleeping by Neko Case
      Bird On A Wire by Leonard Cohen

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: May 18, 2010 on Citytv
      Australia: October 26, 2010 on Channel 7
      Norway: November 8, 2010 on TV3
      Czech Republic: May 26, 2011 on Prima LOVE
      United Kingdom: June 23, 2011 on 5*
      Finland: August 25, 2011 on MTV3

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