“Parenthood” Season 6 Episode 7 “These Are the Times We Live In” aired on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, on NBC. The latest episode brought out a lot of relationship issues as well as other issues that have to be addressed. Although some were dealt with at some point, the others were still left in the open — uncertain when it will be resolved. Read on for the full recap below.
Adam and Kristina went out of town. They left Amber to take care of Max and baby Nora. This was such quite a risky thing to do, especially that Amber might have the baby anytime soon. She left her with two kids to babysit, and it was definitely not advisable especially for a pregnant lady.
With Amber getting a bit disoriented with the task at hand, she forgot to take the kids to Alcatraz. Due to his frustration and anger over this, Max screamed at Amber and told her that she’s going to be the worst mother ever. This was a big blow on Amber's part as she plans on taking care of her child alone. She has no choice, and at the same time, she’s still young and is clueless when it comes to taking care of an infant.
As for Hank, he’s still clueless on how to handle Ruby. She demanded to be transferred to a different school, but Hank can’t understand why she wants to do that. Sarah came into the picture because she has an inkling that there's a "boy problem" behind this. She was right, and she managed to calm the raging teen's hormones by bonding with her and comforting her.
Things turned for the worse when Sandy got to Hank’s place earlier than expected. She caught her daughter watching “Fast Times at Ridgemont High," telling Hank that it was very inappropriate. This freaked Hank out so he went to Adam and Kristina’s place. He found a weeping Amber, but he brushed her off. He then went straight to the kitchen where he found Max who was sulking and have troubles on his own.
Hank had a realization and went to Sandy to admit that he’s in counseling, and he has Asperger’s, which is why he’s always at fault when it comes to their marital problems. Sandy softened up and invited him and Ruby to go out while they leave Sarah behind.
Meanwhile, Drew went to bond with his grandfather, Zeek. First, they went to a fast-food joint, which is not ideal for his grandfather, especially that he just went through a major operation involving his heart. Zeek brought him to shoot some cans in a very remote neighborhood, which is very unsafe. Later on, he asked his grandfather that they continue shooting at a proper gun range, and Zeek luckily obliged. Drew was very uncomfortable throughout their whole bonding experience until his girlfriend made him realize that Zeek was only doing that because he wanted to relive the memories that he once had with him.
Then the drama didn’t stop there, and we got the full blow during the whole Joel and Julia scene. Joel has given up and was ready to let go. He told Zeek that he’s about to sign the divorce papers, and he want to bid him a proper goodbye. However, Zeek encouraged him to fight for Julia. Filled with hope and determination, he went to Julia and told her that he doesn’t want to live another day without her anymore. Julia was caught off guard, especially the fact that he just sent home her very sweet boyfriend a few minutes before Joel arrived and professed his undying love for her. Julia didn’t respond.
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