Parenthood 3.11 "Missing" Review

Even though "Missing" is only Parenthood's midseason finale, there was a distinct feeling of finality about the episode, as if this is the point when everything and everybody turns a corner. Season three of Parenthood has been predicated on the concept of new beginnings, so it makes sense to continue each character's quest for self-discovery.

And continue they did, as storyline after storyline was closed in last night's episode, to varying degrees of success. Of those that were finished in "Missing", the most successful was Crosby and Jasmine, whose one night together in last week's episode opened up some serious emotional wounds from last season. I noted in my last review that I was cautiously optimistic about the two's continually complicated co-parenting, but their storyline in "Missing" felt real, messy, and raw, the type of material that Parenthood excels at. Crosby finally understands that it's over between them and you know what? That's okay, because they have a beautiful child and a chance to go find someone that makes each of them happy, which is best for all parties involved. Sometimes, you have to let go of somebody in order for you both to grow and the door officially closing on "Josby" can only move both of their characters forward. (Having Crosby be the one to end it was a nice reversal, as it's always felt like he was more into Jasmine than vice versa.) I may not like either Crosby or Jasmine all the time, with his immaturity and her shrillness, but their bout with dating, co-parenting, and emotional baggage has been the most down-to-earth bit of storytelling on this season of Parenthood. Read More...


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