Gawddd, our kid sucks. (Photo courtesy NBC)
NBC | Thursday | 10:00 p.m.
We’re in this position right now with Parenthood that the days are numbered, we all know that now, and we ALSO happen to know that ONE of our dear characters is not gonna make it to the veryyy end of the season (and therefore live on forever in our hearts!). That’s all heartbreaking. (IT IS. IT’S TV BUT IT IS, GUYS.) What’s making it EXTRA heartbreaking is allllllll the bogus stuff that we’re being subjected to in the meantime.
Here’s what I’m INTO — I’m into Adam and Kristina hanging out with Camille and Zeek. That scene where Adam comforted his mother over her concerns about Zeek “giving up”? That was freaking amazing. It also gave way to the other best scene of the night, which was Kristina relating to Zeek (cancer card!) and getting his ass off the couch. It was great. Kristina pulled off something that none of the siblings could do! She’s got that strategy on lockdown… politician up in here, remember.
I also loved the scene with Zeek reassuring Julia that she’s a good mom and asking her to put her head on his shoulder. Like, ugh, Papa Zeek, yr killin’ me. This sentimentality just isn’t like him! IN FACT, all of this sentimentality is leading me to believe that it will NOT be Zeek who shuffles off the mortal coil this season — this show doesn’t necessarily pride itself on shock value, but doesn’t Zeek just seem like TOO obvious a choice? There’s the health matter, of course, but all of these built-in precious moments and memories… I have to believe it can’t all be that predictable…? (I’m in denial? It’s possible I’m in denial…)
BUT THEN THERE’S ALL THIS USELESS CRAP GOING ON AROUND US.
There’s OLIVER. Cuz Oliver wasn’t annoying enough when he was making our two fave brothers quarrel and bringing in outsiders who were gonna rattle up RyBer (side note: that shizz needed to be rattled, but I’m building a case here…) — now Oliver is IN OUR FINAL SEASON AND MAKING CROSBY ALL MOPEY. Now Crosby is out riding his death machine again and I JUST CAN’T TAKE IT! I don’t like the look of those bruises, I don’t like that motorcycle, and I haaaate what this is doing to the communication between him and Jasmine. (ALSO a great scene — that brief moment where Jasmine & the kiddos went to visit Zeek. Everybody loves Zeek so much!!!)
AND RAY ROMANO. Are they kidding me with this stuff? This horrific daughter drama would be bad enough if we were suffering it in a different season, but NOW? You give this to me NOW? This is STUPID. This is a waste of my TIME. These extra characters are suuuper unnecessary and they are also kinda killin’ the likable vibes that Sarah and Hank had going (and those weren’t super awesome anyway…). JUST GO AWAY TEENAGER.
Max’s girlfriend, whatever. Amber having a new love interest, okay. Julia and Joel, yes we need to figure that out. (DON’T GET ME STARTED ON SYDNEY BECAUSE YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW THESE DARK THOUGHTS THAT I HAVE.) But seriously… Zeek. Just Zeek. Let’s just figure out a way to make Zeek live forever. Can everybody dedicate more time to THAT? We’ll worry about this other stuff… never.
Final thought: Do you feel the same? And how great was EVERY ZEEK SCENE?