PARENTHOOD “Slipping Away” Review

PARENTHOOD "Slipping Away"" Season 2 Episode 21 - Amber spirals downward while Haddie accidentally reaches out and calls her parents at a very inopportune time, leading both to be "Slipping Away." Meanwhile, Crosby is still fighting the good PARENTHOOD fight to get Jasmine back with a lot of help from his brother-in-law and Sarah tries to get her play workshopped.

Talk about an awkward opening. "It sounds like she’s hurt." Nice try, Kristina, but no this can’t be rationalized away. Haddie just had the worst butt dial ever. Why on earth did it take so long to hang up? All that moaning and Adam and Kristina yelling–yikes. Anyway, once the call is out of the way, Kristina rocks the entire episode, and I know I don’t say this often, but I just love her here. Adam not so much, but he does end strongly. I’m sure it’s incredibly difficult to learn your daughter is having sex, but it’s not a terminal illness and Haddie’s still doing well in school and with soccer, and, as Sarah noted, she’s happy. I love Kristina opening up to Haddie about her bad first experience at fifteen because it’s a lovely moment between the two of them and such an incredible juxtaposition to Sarah and Haddie. While Adam is pretty much off his rocker picturing his daughter sleeping with Alex for much of the episode, his putting a bandage on Haddie’s boo boo is sweetly touching and heavy with meaning. Read More...


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