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Parenthood: Season 5 (2013-2014)

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Average Rating: 7.1/10
Reviews Counted: 10
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 1

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Season Info

New beginnings abound during the drama's fifth season, including a new baby for Crosby (Dax Shepard) and Jasmine (Joy Bryant). Meanwhile, after being declared free of cancer, a reinvigorated Kristina (Monica Potter) decides to run for mayor, a decision that doesn't sit well with Adam (Peter Krause), who's still worried about her health. Amber (Mae Whitman) gets engaged to Ryan (Matt Lauria), and her decision to commit at such a young age causes concern for her mother Sarah (Lauren Graham). In

Network: NBC

Premiere Date: Sep 26, 2013

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 26, 2013

It Has to Be Now

"It Has to Be Now," 09/26/2013: In the Season 5 opener, a cancer-free Kristina declares it's time to carpe diem! Ray Romano and Matt Lauria guest star. HD Version

2
Air date: Oct 3, 2013

All Aboard Who's Coming Aboard

"All Aboard Who's Coming Aboard," 10/03/2013: An Amber alert rocks the Braverman clan, while Adam and Kristina try to settle into campaign life. Ray Romano and Matt Lauria guest star. HD Version

3
Air date: Oct 10, 2013

Nipple Confusion

"Nipple Confusion," 10/10/2013: Problems at school slice a rift between Joel and Julia; Drew finds his footing at college, and Crosby falls in love with Aida. HD Version

4
Air date: Oct 17, 2013

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities

"In Dreams Begin Responsibiliti," 10/17/2013: Wedding plans divide Amber and Sarah, Adam takes The Luncheonette in a risky new direction. Tyson Ritter guest stars. HD Version

5
Air date: Oct 24, 2013

Let's Be Mad Together

"Let's Be Mad Together," 10/24/2013: The Luncheonette's label gets off to a rough start; Max's photography gets him into hot water. Matt Lauria guest stars. HD Version

6
Air date: Oct 31, 2013

The M Word

Sarah and Amber deal with wedding problems; Julia and Joel try to keep things together; Kristina and Adam enlist help for the campaign; Jasmine assists Crosby and the band; and Zeek gives in to Camille's wishes.

7
Air date: Nov 7, 2013

Speaking of Baggage

"Speaking of Baggage," 11/07/2013: Drew adjusts to college romance; Julia connects with Ed and Amber organizes an event for Ashes of Rome. Ray Romano and Matt Lauria guest star. HD Version

8
Air date: Nov 14, 2013

The Ring

"The Ring," 11/14/2013: Julia gets some upsetting news while Kristina pulls ahead in the mayoral race. HD Version

9
Air date: Nov 21, 2013

Election Day

"Election Day," 11/22/2013: The Bravermans rally around Kristina; Amber gets a chance to showcase her musical talent. Ray Romano and Matt Lauria guest star. HD Version

10
Air date: Dec 12, 2013

All That's Left Is the Hugging

"All That's Left Is the Hugging," 12/12/2013: Kristina regroups, Carl charms Sarah, a kiss impacts Julia and Joel, and Amber and Ryan deal with the aftermath of his arrest.

11
Air date: Jan 2, 2014

Promises

Joel mediates a conflict between Julia and Ed; Zeek makes a new friend in Camille's absence; Drew reminisces about past emotions and Natalie gets upset; and Sarah learns more about Carl when the two attend a fund-raiser together.

12
Air date: Jan 9, 2014

Stay a Little Longer

"Stay a Little Longer," 01/09/2014: After facing the rumor mill, Julia comes clean; Oliver Rome crashes with Crosby; Sarah and Hank compete for a job. Ray Romano guest stars.

13
Air date: Jan 16, 2014

Jump Ball

"Jump Ball," 01/16/2014: Camille returns home to an ecstatic Zeek, but not everyone makes an appearance at her welcome home party. Joel continues to spend long hours at work and away from Julia.

14
Air date: Jan 23, 2014

You've Got Mold

Sarah begins a new project with Hank; Kristina becomes a community counselor; Jasmine is upset when Crosby discovers mold in his house; and Julia and Joel decide to be straightforward with Sydney and Victor.

15
Air date: Feb 27, 2014

Just Like at Home

Julia turns to her siblings for support; Jasmine and Crosby move in with Zeek and Camille while work is being done on their home; and Drew asks Amber for romantic advice.

16
Air date: Mar 6, 2014

The Enchanting Mr. Knight

Amber, Drew and Julia do their best to move on; Adam and Kristina make a radical decision while awaiting test results. (C) NBC

17
Air date: Mar 13, 2014

Limbo

Jasmine and Crosby butt heads over an issue with Aida's upbringing; Julia learns disconcerting news about Joel; and Sarah continues to work with Hank but needs Kristina and Adam to step in when Max causes a disruption.

18
Air date: Mar 20, 2014

The Offer

Joel fails to pick up Victor from baseball practice due to a misunderstanding; Sarah waits with bated breath for a response from the advertising agency; Amber persuades Drew to take control of his life; and Max has trouble understanding his classmates during a field trip.

19
Air date: Mar 27, 2014

Fraud Alert

Joel and Sarah are in high spirits after finishing their projects at work; Adam cheers up a gloomy Max by taking him on a new adventure; and Amber treats Sydney and Victor to a surprise.

20
Air date: Apr 3, 2014

Cold Feet

Zeek and Camille come to an agreement about the house; Julia helps Kristina and Adam but remains unsure of how to tackle issues in her own life; and Sarah intervenes after learning what her children have been doing.

21
Air date: Apr 10, 2014

I'm Still Here

Crosby asks Joel for help dealing with a housing problem; Julia talks to Sarah about her situation; Kristina fights for the charter school while dealing with upsetting news; and Hank helps Amber cope with an issue.

22
Air date: Apr 17, 2014

The Pontiac

The fifth season ends with Adam and Crosby reminiscing over childhood memories. Meanwhile, Amber and Ryan reunite; Sarah responds to Hank's request; Victor triumphs over his fears; Zeek gives Victor a driving lesson; and Drew pursues his bliss.

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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (1)

Family dramas always have been one of television's most difficult genres to do properly, without getting too sweet, too overwrought, or much too predictable. Parenthood, like Friday Night Lights, is as good as the family drama genre gets.

April 8, 2014 Full Review Source: NPR

Man, is it ever heartbreaking to watch.

November 15, 2013 Full Review Source: The Loop
The Loop

One of the things that I have always loved about the NBC series is how unflinching it has been since Max's diagnosis about the effect his condition has had on his long-suffering parents and, by extension, the entire Braverman family.

November 7, 2013 Full Review Source: Salon.com
Salon.com

Change is not always easy to embrace - even good change. And that fellow Parenthood fans, is where we get our weekly drama.

October 20, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Equals
TV Equals

The show did a nice job balancing the stories, even if some of them weren't that solid. That has always been a plight of the show.

October 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine

It's going to be an exciting year on Parenthood.

September 27, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Fanatic
TV Fanatic

Yeah, there's a lot of good stuff here, and it ends with the double whammy of a military homecoming combined with a surprise proposal, but it's also an episode that features Kristina deciding to run for mayor in a moment that made me say, "What!?"

September 27, 2013 Full Review Source: AV Club

On a show with a big cast like this, the premieres have to do a lot of expository heavy lifting, but any hour that can give us the Amber/Ryan moment is fine by me.

September 27, 2013 Full Review Source: HitFix

No show makes you feel better for turning into a blubbering mess. It's great to have it back, regardless of the night.

September 26, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Guide
TV Guide

Moments of intelligence and revelation never add up to long-term character change or even the slightest revolution in family dynamics.

September 26, 2013 Full Review Source: PopMatters
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