Again, I love how realistic this show is. Of course Crosby's family isn't going to cut him off, but this is a delicate, complicated situation. Every one of them handles it a little differently, per their personalities, and all hold no ill will towards Jasmine for what happened. Their support for her, as evidenced by Julia and Joel's actions, is sweet. I look forward to Jasmine's continued presence on the show, rather than just being dumped from the cast as some series would do.
The final story this week saw Sarah (Lauren Graham) becoming a playwright. It seems she is a Renaissance woman, with music, poetry, and shoe design already under her belt. We do not yet get a glimpse of Sarah's passionate writing project, but judging from ex-boyfriend Mark's (Jason Ritter, The Event) reaction, she may finally have found her calling. He is an English teacher, after all, so he should know.
By the way, is anyone still called an English teacher? Haven't they all become Language Arts teachers by now? The show's writers are letting their age slip in. Or, more likely, they are just putting it in terms the audience, many of them older, can understand. Plus, English teacher just has a better ring to it. But still...
I can't wait to see Sarah's work performed, hoping that is where the show is going. She is in definite need of a break in her life, and this may be it. When Parenthood returns, it will resume its time slot Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.