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Posted: 1/22/2013 10:01:06 PM
Tonight was the last episode of this season. They pretty much wrapped up all the story lines...no cliffhanger.

Sure hope it comes back next season!

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Posted: 1/22/2013 10:03:26 PM
You beat me to it. I just posted the same thing.


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Posted: 1/22/2013 10:05:22 PM
Great minds and all...

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Posted: 1/22/2013 10:07:21 PM


I linked this thread in mine.


"I am in a dress, I have gel in my hair, I haven't slept all night, I'm starved, and I'm armed! Don't *mess* with me!" Gracie Hart, Miss Congeniality

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Posted: 1/22/2013 10:08:25 PM
I'm a little worried that most of the story lines were wrapped up in regards to the show being renewed. Makes me think it may not be renewed.

It's such a great show!!


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Posted: 1/22/2013 10:09:55 PM
I love this show! I really hope it's back this fall...

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Posted: 1/22/2013 10:14:02 PM
Everything wrapped up nicely in case it doesn't get renewed. I choose to believe Sarah doesn't move with Hank and ends up back with yummy Jason Ritter...um, I mean Mark.
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Posted: 1/22/2013 10:23:22 PM
They haven't left too many loose ends any season, because they have generally wrapped before a decision was made for the following season. So far, they haven't needed to do that, but I appreciate that they do... just in case. Hopefully that will be the same this time around.

My theory is that it's likely it will be back. NBC has so much total crap on now that I can't imagine them dumping one of the few shows that actually has decent ratings. Their creative pipeline is clearly not full of high quality stuff. The midseason premiers they keep promoing look TERRIBLE.

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Posted: 1/22/2013 11:33:20 PM
Yeah, I teared up at least four times in this episode (that's usually par for the course) and as it ended I was thinking "oh, crap...everything wrapped up, what does this mean???"

I REALLY hope they pick this up for next year, and if they don't, that some other network like USA or TNT does, because its a PHENOMENAL show.

I REALLY want to see what Crosby will be like DURING the pregnancy and the first five years this time!!

I REALLY want to see Amber and Ryan blossom and get married...she so deserves the happiness!

I REALLY want to see Adam and Christina dealing with Max and puberty!

I REALLY want to see Braverman family go through another season of highs and lows!!!


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Posted: 1/22/2013 11:44:40 PM
I was not really worried until I came to the bucket!!! I hope that it is back. I love this show and how amazing the family is. All the Braverman's rock.



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Posted: 1/24/2013 1:07:30 PM
Yep. Most everything wrapped up in a nice little bow, which like others have mentioned, I think they feel they should do in case they don't get picked up.

Everything except Sarah and Hank. My hope is that she moves with him to Minnesota. Let Drew stay with Zeke and Camille while he goes to college. Amber is all good. Just go and join us for the holiday episodes. I'm just worn out with her. I'd miss Hank!

I am ready for the cancer theme to be over. I enjoyed the plot line and I think if Monica Potter isn't nominated for an Emmy in the Fall it would be a shame. But I'm glad it's wrapped up.

Crosby has come a long way from his boat house. Such a sweet man.

I cried at Amber trying to talk to Ryan at the end. I really hope they have some good times written in for the next (fingers crossed!!) season.

I try not to pick this show apart because I really love it. But glaring inconsistencies are hard for me to ignore. I don't love that three weeks ago, Victor was being a monster child to Julia, and now he is embracing her, calling her Mom, etc. It's just hard for my pendulum to swing so dramatically.

I will miss this show very much. And I'll be watching for renewal news.



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Posted: 1/24/2013 1:20:31 PM
since i adopted my son just last year when he was 7, the victor story was very real to me (and my mom). people expect kids to be 'grateful' and in fact they have real tough stories and tragedies to work out. victor was JUST at his mom's house. he's not going to jump into julia's arms. and sometimes it just IS the finalization of the adoption to start smoothing the path. my DS had a disrupted adoption, so i know that going to court and seeing it through was huge for him. and the scene where he broke the bowl and asked if she was still going to adopt him...so real.

anyway, if you guys need a fix before next year, i highly recommend the movie parenthood, starring steve martin. it's sooooo good.


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Posted: 1/24/2013 1:30:18 PM

. I don't love that three weeks ago, Victor was being a monster child to Julia, and now he is embracing her, calling her Mom, etc. It's just hard for my pendulum to swing so dramatically.

I'm not an adoptive mom, but I have friends and family with adopted children and I actually thought that was pretty realistic. Victor has been let down by adults so many times; I don't think he believed Joel & Julia were going to stick - ESPECIALLY uptight, everything has to be perfect Julia. I think Victor was pushing as hard as he could to see if they would give up on him. I think he assumed they would.

But they didn't. They finalized. He's old enough to know that means this is for real and permanent. That showed him commitment and love that he's probably never felt before. So, I don't think it's all that unlikely that the finalization could prompt a big change.

Now, if there are no more difficulties relating to bonding and adoption adjustment in the next season, then I think that would be unrealistic. But what they've shown so far, I buy.

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Posted: 1/24/2013 1:30:54 PM
PEACEsign, I bet the show has been very touching for you this year. That's wonderful!

Parenthood is one of my very favorite movies ever. I watch it often. And quote it often. When I find myself saying, "Help", I often say it like Justin does when he has his head caught in the lawn chair.

"HelphelpHELP!"



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Posted: 1/24/2013 1:33:44 PM
I got ya, Busy. I hadn't really thought of it in terms of his behavior being about the permanence of his situation. I was thinking he was just being a shit, and why would he just suddenly stop being a shit? So I appreciate you pointing that out to me. Probably should have been pretty obvious to me now that I think about it!!



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Posted: 1/24/2013 1:53:36 PM
Good insights on the adoption and Victor's shift. I must admit I too was like "Whaaa? " but I can see it from another perspective now. Oh, and how cute was Joel and Victor in their matching purple shirts and crazy ties? That would have been so like me to be like Julia and want to control the whole thing, right down to the tie. Glad Joel stepped up and let Victor choose this one little thing. A good lesson to other uptight, everything has to be perfect mamas like me.

So who else wanted to be adopted by the Bravermans that day?


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Posted: 1/24/2013 2:38:48 PM
I loved it.

The judges chambers for the adoption was absolutely fantastic.

When Crosby made up with Jasmine's mother...I was so proud. He did it so right.

I don't care about the Sarah story...she's annoying lately.






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Posted: 1/24/2013 3:40:14 PM
Ok so when Sarah hugged Drew and said he was the first in the family to go to college, did she mean just out of her and the 2 kids, or the whole family? Because they forgot about Julia if that's the case! She's a lawyer! I questioned my husband and he just shrugged!

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Posted: 1/24/2013 4:06:23 PM
vpohlman, I thought about that, too, but I think she meant she didn't do, ex-hubby didn't go, Amber didn't go...



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Posted: 1/24/2013 5:12:10 PM
The adoption story line was so close to home. I remember having so many of those same feelings/fears before adopting my sons. In fact the week before the adoption I almost backed out becuase my oldest and I just couldn't bond.

Everything Julia went through and felt...I have been there. I have had a 7 yr old boy in my home who hated me yet was afraid I was going to send him to another foster home. I know what it's like to put a little boy to bed and just cry because I wanted to love him.

Finalizing the adoption was a huge step for both me and my son. He was finally able to feel secure that he was staying put. It took away that "send him back" option for me. We committed to each other and that's what both of us needed.

It took almost 2 years after the adoption before I felt we were fully bonded. It wasn't an overnight thing but standing in front of that Judge was the first step to becoming mom and son.



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Posted: 1/24/2013 5:13:13 PM
Love the show and I would be really sad if it were gone but this seems to be the fear after every season and then they rock it.

I was totally unaware that Jason Ritter is John Ritter's son! I see it now!


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Posted: 1/24/2013 9:06:41 PM
This show is at the top of my favorites list. Crosby (Dax Shepard) is going to be a daddy soon in real life I believe so this story line would fall in perfect for him. I have always liked him as an actor. I am afraid that I don't like Christina. In fact, when she talks so fast and over everyone else and obsesses over things I wonder (no disrespect intended) that she might also have a disorder. I have always loved Ray Romano, but I just don't see Hank and Sarah clicking permanently. He is too wishy washy.

I have to add that I love the property that they film for Camille and Zeke's house. I wonder if it is really in Berkeley where the show is supposed to be.


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"how in the world can the parents afford that sprawling Craftsman-style house that appears to be surrounded by a half-acre of land? (Well, for one, it’s really located on the back lot of Universal Studios.)"


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