“Parenthood” returned last night after a brief hiatus. The episode centered around Christina’s surgery and the Bravermans rallying around her. Haddie was still home from school, and shockingly her hair is still looking good for a change. She wanted to withdrawal from the fall semester, get a refund and just return in the spring. However Adam and Christina assured her things would be okay.
Christina’s surgery was the same day that Max was to give a speech to the school and then the school voted for president. Christina wasn’t happy about this and wanted Adam to be there for Max, but Adam wasn’t going to leave her alone. Haddie decided to be there for Max, and even gave him a pep-talk before his speech. Max hadn’t written a thing and got up there and basically said “Vote for me because I’ll bring back the vending machines.” Oh lordy! I thought they would have at least talked to him by now that he was gunna need a better reason. Fortunately with Haddie’s prodding, he talked a bit more. He explained how he had Asperger’s and the disadvantages and advantages to it. One advantage was that he was smart, and tenacious, so when he says he’ll do something, he’ll do it. Max ended up winning the school election! He probably won because the kids wanted the vending machines. Hopefully though his speaking about his disease will help him in interacting with the kids at school and gain him some friends. I just wonder what Max is going to do if he doesn’t get those machines back.
Elsewhere, Sarah moved herself and Drew in with Mark, but realized it was an over reaction to Hank’s kiss. She seems up in the air as to how she feels about him. Adam told her life was too short, do what makes her feel happy. I’m totally team Mark here. I like Hank as Sarah’s boss, and he can be amusing, but he seems to have a lot of issues. Sarah has enough of her own, so she should stay away from him romantically!
Amber meanwhile began dating the young soldier/vet that Zeke met at the veteran’s center. I really like them together and hope it works out, as Amber needs some happiness for a change.
The show ended with Christina and Adam getting the not so good news. Hey between things going well for Max and Amber, we knew the world had to come crashing down again. While they removed all the cancer, some of the tests revealed this was a more aggressive form of cancer than they originally thought. Basically they couldn’t be sure it was gone yet, and she would have to start undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments. Adam and Christina chose to lie to Haddie about this, because if they told her the truth then she would not have returned to school.