Parenthood (season 2)

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Parenthood (season 2)
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Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Original network NBC
Original release September 14, 2010 (2010-09-14) – April 19, 2011 (2011-04-19)
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The second season of the NBC comedy-drama series Parenthood premiered on September 14, 2010 and ended on April 19, 2011,[1] it consisted of 22 episodes.


Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]


On April 20, 2010 Parenthood was renewed for a second season by NBC. The second season premiered on Tuesday, September 14, 2010. It was announced on November 15, 2010 that Parenthood would be moving to Mondays at 10/9c beginning March 7. However, due to an overhaul of NBC's Law & Order: Los Angeles leading to an indefinite hiatus, the network announced on January 18, 2011 that Parenthood would remain in the Tuesday at 10/9c time slot.


No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
U.S. viewers
14 1 "I Hear You, I See You" Lawrence Trilling Jason Katims September 14, 2010 (2010-09-14) 201 7.60[2]
Adam is overwhelmed by family needs and increasing demands at work from boss Gordon Flint. Zeek is overly confident in his "fix-it" skills as he tries to repair a leak in the barn and Joel is enlisted by the family to help. Elsewhere, Sarah tries to find her place in the world as Crosby prepares for a visit from Jasmine and Jabbar. Meanwhile, Kristina tries to teach Haddie how to drive and, along with behavioral aide Gaby, help their son Max through a crisis.
15 2 "No Good Deed" Lawrence Trilling Tyler Bensinger September 21, 2010 (2010-09-21) 202 5.85[3]
Adam offers an internship position to Sarah at T&S Footwear. Meanwhile, Kristina helps Suze Lessing through her divorce by babysitting Noel. Julia commits to a play date for Sydney that threatens her other friendships. Elsewhere, Jasmine and Crosby debate where Jabbar should live when Jasmine takes a new job.
16 3 "I'm Cooler Than You Think" Michael Waxman Bridget Carpenter September 28, 2010 (2010-09-28) 203 4.83[4]
Amber starts spending a lot of time with her new friend Kelsey which makes Sarah jealous. Sarah's coworker, Mike (guest star Kevin Alejandro), gives her advice on the situation. Elsewhere, Julia pushes Joel for another baby. Meanwhile, Adam struggles with his relationship with Max.
17 4 "Date Night" Adam Bernstein David Hudgins October 5, 2010 (2010-10-05) 204 5.16[5]
Kristina learns some alarming statistics about the divorce rate of parents living with autistic children and as a result schedules a date night with Adam to keep their marriage alive. Meanwhile, Sarah sees Drew with a girl and offers him unsolicited love advice. Haddie runs for student council president and enlists her family’s help with her campaign. Crosby's behavior gets the best of him and he learns an important lesson about being a father.
18 5 "The Booth Job" Adam Davidson Kerry Ehrin October 12, 2010 (2010-10-12) 205 4.66[6]
Kristina goes to an Asperger's support group alone and later tries to convince Adam to join her. Meanwhile, Crosby and Jasmine enlist Julia's help in getting Jabbar accepted at Sydney's school. Sarah's performance at the shoe booth exceeds Gordon's expectations, causing him to make an unexpected move. Elsewhere, Zeek and Camille sign up for ballroom dancing classes with hopes of connecting on a deeper level.
19 6 "Orange Alert" Adam Davidson Sarah Watson October 19, 2010 (2010-10-19) 206 4.87[7]
Zeek once again tries to go overboard with the Halloween celebration and is upset when Haddie, Amber and Drew refuse to join in the fun. Meanwhile, Adam and Kristina are nervous about Max's new plans for the holiday. Sarah's relationship with Gordon gets complicated after she confronts him about their kiss. Elsewhere, Julia struggles with her belief in women's rights when Sydney chooses a costume she doesn't approve of.
20 7 "Seven Names" Jan Eliasberg Eric Guggenheim October 26, 2010 (2010-10-26) 207 4.94[8]
In the midst of a financial crisis, Adam must make an important decision that will alter the company's future. Jasmine and Crosby announce their future plans to Jabbar, who reacts surprisingly to the news. Meanwhile, Sarah and Amber argue over Amber's incessant partying with her newfound friend. Sarah experiences challenges at work and even deeper issues with Gordon. Elsewhere, Camille joins Haddie for community service.
21 8 "If This Boat is a Rockin'" Allison Liddi-Brown Tyler Bensinger November 9, 2010 (2010-11-09) 208 4.99[9]
Adam confronts a man in defense of Max. Crosby and Jasmine delve into domestic discussions, beginning with the selling of Crosby's boat. Sarah and Gordon explore their relationship.
22 9 "Put Yourself Out There" Patrick Norris Bridget Carpenter November 16, 2010 (2010-11-16) 209 4.81[10]
Sarah lends Amber a helping hand, Kristina discovers an unexpected friendship while Joel and Crosby express their creative sides. Haddie’s relationship with an unexpected love interest deepens.
23 10 "Happy Thanksgiving" Bob Berlinger David Hudgins November 23, 2010 (2010-11-23) 210 4.47[11]
Adam fears for his future, and is torn between his job and family after some bad news from Gordon. While preparing for Thanksgiving, Camille and Amber bond. Meanwhile, Drew does not like that Sarah has invited Gordon for dinner. Elsewhere, Crosby tries to impress his future mother-in-law. Julia tries to make pies for dinner, but snaps at Sydney.
24 11 "Damage Control" Lawrence Trilling Kerry Ehrin January 4, 2011 (2011-01-04) 211 5.98[12]
When Sarah finds out that Drew's bonding with his grandfather included a beer, she is faced with the guilt of having children with an alcoholic and addict. Meanwhile, Julia and Joel have to decide how to explain death to Sydney when a bird hits their window. Crosby deals with walking the line between being a friend to Jabbar and being a parent. Haddie introduces her boyfriend to her parents, with mixed results.
25 12 "Meet the New Boss" Lawrence Trilling Sarah Watson January 11, 2011 (2011-01-11) 212 5.58[13]
Adam meets the new boss, Cory, whose young and energetic personality concerns Adam. Meanwhile, tensions grow between Haddie and Alex after Kristina and Adam forbid her from seeing him. Elsewhere, Amber is taking on the challenge of performing at an open mic night, but she is surprised by who her biggest critic is.
26 13 "Opening Night" Ken Whittingham Monica Henderson January 18, 2011 (2011-01-18) 213 5.58[14]
Crosby and Jasmine have to deal with Jabbar's bad case of stage fright. Sarah must help with Drew's fundraiser and after Adam and Kristina find out about Haddie's lies, she decides to move out to her grandparent's house.
27 14 "A House Divided" Ken Whittingham Tyler Bensinger February 1, 2011 (2011-02-01) 214 6.18[15]
Kristina refuses to accept Haddie's relationship with Alex, causing her to move in with her grandparents. Sarah puts her foot down at work and demands a higher salary to pay for Amber's tuition. Meanwhile, Max makes a camping trip with Zeek extremely difficult. Julia throws a bachelorette party for Jasmine welcoming her to the Braverman tribe, while Adam gets more than he bargained for during a meeting with Cory, shocking the entire family.
28 15 "Just Go Home" Lawrence Trilling Bridget Carpenter February 8, 2011 (2011-02-08) 215 5.22[16]
Haddie, Amber, and Max go to a park to play basketball with Alex, not telling Adam or Kristina about it. Drew and Amber's father is in town to play concerts with his band, and attempts to become more involved with them, after becoming sober from drugs for nine months. Drew, after discussing it with Sarah, is allowed to go to one of the concerts his father is playing at. Amber puts aside her differences with their father and also attends the concert. Meanwhile, Crosby feels more and more silenced when it comes to his relationship with Jasmine, and when he vocalizes his concerns, Crosby and Jasmine hit a snag in their relationship.
29 16 "Amazing Andy and His Wonderful World of Bugs" Lawrence Trilling Kerry Ehrin February 15, 2011 (2011-02-15) 216 5.12[17]
Adam and Kristina plan a birthday party for Max; Jasmine and Crosby face an issue that could change their relationship; Drew's bond with Seth (John Corbett) grows.
30 17 "Do Not Sleep With Your Autistic Nephew's Therapist" Jason Katims Jason Katims February 22, 2011 (2011-02-22) 217 5.53[18]
Crosby faces the consequences for a mistake he made after Max's party; Adam is annoyed with Alex's frequent visits; Drew receives disappointing news from his father.
31 18 "Qualities and Difficulties" Bob Berlinger Bridget Carpenter March 1, 2011 (2011-03-01) 218 5.03[19]
Adam and Kristina make an effort to talk to Max about his Asperger's, Crosby gets himself into more trouble while Julia and Joel prepare to celebrate their eighth anniversary and Sarah finds a new passion.
32 19 "Taking the Leap" Andrew Bernstein David Hudgins March 29, 2011 (2011-03-29) 219 4.89[20]
Kristina and Adam have a surprise meeting with the principal of Max's school; Jasmine and Crosby become nostalgic for their past. Meanwhile, Amber encounters a speed bump while working in her new job. Elsewhere, Julia and Joel receive upsetting news.
33 20 "New Plan" Michael Weaver Jamie Duneier April 5, 2011 (2011-04-05) 220 4.76[21]
Crosby buys a house to win back Jasmine; Adam stresses over Haddie's prom, as Julia tries to spend more time with Sydney. Elsewhere, Sarah works on her stage-play while worrying about Amber's future, as she failed to gain acceptance into College.
34 21 "Slipping Away" Lawrence Trilling Kerry Ehrin April 12, 2011 (2011-04-12) 221 5.22[22]
Crosby asks Joel to help him remodel Jasmine's dream house. Meanwhile, Adam and Kristina get an accidental phone call from Haddie which reveals her sleeping with her boyfriend. Kristina asks Adam to talk to Haddie about the encounter and he initially refuses. Julia explains to Crosby that — although Jasmine loves him — Jasmine will never forgive him for the affair and has no interest to get back together with him. Sarah gets her stage-play read by Mr. Craff who gives the last open slot to her. Amber quits her internship and embarrasses her aunt Julia while walking out of her office. Nevertheless, Sarah discovers Amber smoking pot and taking illegal drugs. Sarah and her son Drew try to stop Amber, but she restrains against her mother and rides off with her boyfriend Gary. To resolve the situation between Adam and Haddie, Sarah explains what she did wrong with Amber — she ignored her when she pushed away while being in a state of depression. Ending with a cliffhanger, Gary is driving Amber while they are both extremely intoxicated. Subsequently, they run a red light and are sideswiped by an SUV on Amber's side, tossing them violently within the vehicle.
35 22 "Hard Times Come Again No More" Lawrence Trilling Jason Katims April 19, 2011 (2011-04-19) 222 6.32[23]
Sarah and the rest of the Braverman family worry about Amber's well-being after an accident, forcing Zeek to intervene before it's too late. Meanwhile, Max's behavior upsets Adam who finds a positive pregnancy test, and Julia unexpectedly plays a big role in a woman’s labor and delivery. Also, Kristina helps with Haddie's transition into womanhood and Crosby tries to convince Jasmine to visit his new property.


U.S. Live Ratings[edit]

# Episode Air Date Rating Share 18-49 (Rating/Share) Viewers (m)
1 "I Hear You, I See You" September 14, 2010 TBA TBA 2.7/8 7.60
2 "No Good Deed" September 21, 2010 TBA TBA 2.5/7 5.85
3 "I'm Cooler Than You Think" September 28, 2010 3.3 6 2.0/6 4.83
4 "Date Night" October 5, 2010 3.3 6 2.1/6 5.16
5 "The Booth Job" October 12, 2010 3.1 5 2.0/5 4.66
6 "Orange Alert" October 19, 2010 3.2 5 1.9/5 4.87
7 "Seven Names" October 26, 2010 3.2 5 2.0/6 4.94
8 "If This Boat is a Rockin'" November 9, 2010 3.2 6 2.1/6 4.99
9 "Put Yourself Out There" November 16, 2010 3.1 5 1.8/5 4.81
10 "Happy Thanksgiving" November 23, 2010 2.8 5 1.9/5 4.47
11 "Damage Control" January 4, 2011 TBA TBA 2.3/6 5.98
12 "Meet the New Boss" January 11, 2011 TBA TBA 2.2/6 5.59
13 "Opening Night" January 18, 2011 TBA TBA 2.1/6 5.58
14 "A House Divided" February 1, 2011 3.7 6 2.2/6 6.18
15 "Just Go Home" February 8, 2011 3.4 6 1.9/6 5.22
16 "Amazing Andy and His Wonderful World of Bugs" February 15, 2011 3.4 6 1.9/6 5.12
17 "Do Not Sleep With Your Autistic Nephew's Therapist" February 22, 2011 3.6 6 2.1/6 5.53
18 "Qualities and Difficulties" March 1, 2011 3.2 6 1.9/6 5.03
19 "Taking the Leap" March 29, 2011 3.1 5 1.9/5 4.89
20 "New Plan" April 5, 2011 3.1 5 1.9/5 4.76
21 "Slipping Away" April 12, 2011 TBA TBA 2.1/6 5.22
22 "Hard Times Come Again No More" April 19, 2011 4.1 7 2.5/7 6.32


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