The Seven Best Spazzes on Last Night’s Parenthood

On last night's episode of Parenthood, accurately and helpfully titled "Do Not Sleep With Your Autistic Nephew's Therapist," the cast put on a clinic in getting angry in convincing and tear-jerking ways. Before dissecting all of the very plausible yelling that went down, a little background. Previously on Parenthood: John Corbett showed up as Amber (Mae Whitman) and Drew's rock-and-roll, negligent, formerly alcoholic father, much to Drew's delight and Amber's trepidation. Also, Crosby (Dax Shepard), after fighting with his fiancée and baby mama Jasmine (Joy Bryant), slept with Gabby (Minka Kelly), his autistic nephew Max's titular therapist. Last night, all of this came to a head, with Max's father, Adam (Peter Krause), laying into Crosby, Jasmine laying into Crosby, and Gabby laying into Crosby, and then, unrelated, and best of all, Amber laying into her dad. We rank them all after the jump.

Before diving in, we want to note that there were two additional great getting-angry scenes in last night's episode, but both of those happened without voices being raised, so we won't include them. But honorable mention to Sarah (Lauren Graham) insisting Corbett's character say bye to his kids himself, and to Camille for telling Julia to stop letting her 6-year-old boss her around. Okay! On with it. Read More...


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