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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #60 on: April 18, 2014, 11:21:30 am »
The Pontiac

Haddie returns! And she's a lesbian! So, the reason for this new twist on the story line? Hell if I know. I get it, she's in college and whether or not she is going through a phase or not, this is who she is right now. So, the question becomes, 'how does she break the news to her parents'? It's all a moot point since Max sees her kissing her girlfriend and tells Kristina, who of course ends up having the 'talk' with her and doesn't care one way or another, as long as she's happy. So, with no prior knowledge about the episode and the fate of the series, The Pontiac played and felt like a series finale. Jason Katims made sure to at least wrap up plenty  arcs just in case NBC doesn't bring it back.

As a series finale, they did tie up a few stories with a nice red ribbon and some may think it was a bit too tiddy. I for one didn't have a problem with the approach. I rather they err on the side of caution instead of leaving things up and then not get any kind of resolution, which would have really sucked big time. As for The Pontiac, there were a couple of knock out blows to the gut that left a lasting impression. For starters, The Pontiac refers to the car that Zeke has been rebuilding all along. The whopper is that it turns out that he was rebuilding it for Drew. When he realizes what his Grandfather did for him, it's about the most powerful scene you can imagine. Ironically enough, there was one scene that in fact tops that one and it also happens in this episode as well. It's when Sydney, after a great day with the family (Julia, Victor and Joel), begs, pleads and cries to convince Joel to stay the night "as it's meant to be". It's the rawest, most real to life meltdown that I've ever seen on Parenthood. Sydney's performance literally cuts to the bone.

You know, by the end of last season, I was kind of ready for the series to go away. It's not that there was a dip in the quality, but I just didn't see where they could go with the series that they haven't all ready covered. Season 5 has been great and now with Zeke and Cam having completely moved out of their house and the possibility this is in fact the series finale.....I'm not ready to let it go. I for one wouldn't mind it coming back for one more season. I kinda hope that it does.
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