Our Thursday nights won't be the same now that "Parenthood" and the Braverman family have concluded Season 5.
Although the NBC drama is still on the bubble for another season, the past several episodes prove there are still plenty of stories to tell.
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Whether it's Sarah's (Lauren Graham) new relationship status with Hank (Ray Romano), Julia (Ericka Christensen) and Joel's (Sam Jaeger) unresolved marriage struggles, or Amber's (Mae Whitman) pregnancy test, viewers can't wait to find out what happens next in their favorite "Parenthood"characters' lives.
As we bid farewell to Season 5, we’re taking a look back at the transformation each Braverman family unit has undergone throughout the series. We’ll try our best not to make you too emotional.
Adam and Kristina Braverman
Nothing can break apart Adam (Peter Krause) and Kristina (Monica Potter)! From Adam’s firing at T&S Footwear to Kristina getting diagnosed with cancer, the couple has handled every obstacle in their life with optimism and love.
While Adam is now finding success at the Luncheonette thanks to artists like Cee Lo Green and Ashes of Rome, Kristina has never felt more empowered to live big. After helping an acquaintance run for Lieutenant Governor in Season 1, Kristina later decided to run for Mayor herself. When she didn’t win, she began following another passion by starting a brand-new charter school.
Their kids have also come a long way as well. After dating Alex (Michael B. Jordan) without her parents’ approval in high school, Haddie (Sarah Ramos) went to college where she came out as a lesbian.
Max is now being home-schooled but not before he was elected Student Council President. (Save the vending machines, kids!) His parents’ new charter school hopes to be a great new home for the high school student.
Sarah has come a long way since the days of living with her parents. Although she’s had her share of jobs and boyfriends (her kid's English teacher and a former boss just to name a few), Sarah now has a stable career as a photographer and is finally ready to commit to Hank.
Meanwhile, her kids are still growing up and trying to handle life’s obstacles. Despite a challenging roommate, Drew (Miles Heizer) finished his first year of college with a very special girlfriend. Even though he didn't say the important words, "I love you, too" at first, we're so glad Drew went to Oregon to visit Natalie (Lyndon Smith).
Amber (Mae Whitman), on the other hand, is trying hard to live life on her own. After making some mistakes in high school (hooking up with Haddie’s boyfriend was a no-no), Amber is trying to be smarter when it comes to guys. As viewers know, however, when Amber loves, she loves hard.
Crosby and Jasmine Braverman
Talk about growing up fast! We first met Crosby (Dax Shepard) as the stereotypical bachelor who had little responsibilities and simply enjoyed life on his boat. After hooking up with Max’s therapist, Gaby, (Minka Kelly) we never thought he would settle down.
But once Jasmine (Joy Bryant) and Jabbar (Tyree Brown) entered the picture, Crosby’s life began to change. He sold the boat (thank goodness), opened the Luncheonette with his brother Adam, and decided to be the best parent for his son.
Jasmine noticed and the couple got married and welcomed another baby. We're both proud and impressed Crosby. Keep it up!
Julia and Joel Graham
Boy, have things changed for Julia and Joel. In the beginning of the series, Julia was the breadwinner thanks to her career as a successful lawyer. In comparison, Joel was the ultimate stay-at-home dad who always supported his wife. Fastforward a few seasons later and Joel ended up working out of the house as a contractor while Julia stayed home and joined school committees.
Outside of work, the couple decided to have another child. They thought Zoe (Rosa Salazar) was going to give her child up but once she changed her mind at the last minute, the couple chose to adopt Victor (Xolo Mariduena) instead.
Between changing careers and different family dynamics, Julia and Joel’s marriage ultimately hit a rough spot. Although the Season 5 finale gave us hope that the couple can enjoy more time together, we’re still nervous about their future.
Camille and Zeek Braverman
Out of all the relationship hurdles seen on “Parenthood,” viewers could always count on Camille (Bonnie Bedelia) and Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) to stay strong. Sure Zeek faced a few financial struggles in Season 1 and Camille’s long-distance trip to Italy had us worried. It turns out those experiences only brought them closer together.
With their house sold and off the market, the happy couple is ready to start the next chapter of their lives. There’s just one thing we ask of them: Please continue to host all the Braverman celebrations.