The Parenthood season finale is tonight. Since I am the queen of contradiction — at least I think that’s what one of my readers called me — I’ve decided to dig out my Parenthood recaps from the blog dumpster and republish them. You might remember when I declared that I didn’t have skin thick enough to deal with the trolls and their nasty comments about a topic so very personal to me. And yes, this all still remains true. But today? I say screw those trolls because I’m not a quitter and I’m going to see this Parenthood series through to the end of the season.
I’ll link up the other posts I’ve written about the show after I address a couple of things about the last few episodes.
1. The most popular keyword searches that bring people to my blog are “did Kristina shave her head” and “did Monica Potter really shave her head” - Guess what? She didn’t. I mean, it was obvious it was a wig, right? Maybe not, because my husband asked the same thing. Anyway, Kristina’s bald head looks exceptionally big and it’s because her hair is hidden under a bald cap.
2. My favorite part of the breast cancer storyline on this season’s Parenthood came from the same episode when Kristina shaved her own head. It happened when she was out whooping with her sister-in-laws at the bar and – bam – a handful of hair. Watching it felt like a punch in the gut because my experience was eerily similar. I was out – not at a bar – but waiting in line to see Santa with my then 11-month-old. It was totally horrific and Parenthood and Monica Potter did an exceptional job conveying the fear and loss patients go through when it comes to losing their hair from treatment.
3. I predict we’ll learn that Kristina is NED (no evidence of disease) or we’ll be left hanging until the new Fall season. Either way, I’m glad to see that Parenthood carried the breast cancer storyline through October’s breast cancer awareness month to the end of the season. Good job, Katims.
4. Disappointments? I have a few but the biggest was the dropped storyline between Kristina, Adam, and Haddie. They totally lied to her about Kristina’s treatment plan so that she’d go back to college. And then nothing. Haddie never had any kind of freak out reaction like we all thought she would when she found out Kristina was in the hospital during the “very special Christmas miracle” episode. Pfft.
Ok, and now my fabulous recaps from the season. I welcome any and all comments however if you’re gonna be a jerk-off don’t expect me to publish you lame response.
The Parenthood post where I got 60% of my requests granted (as per one of my readers).
What Parenthood is getting right about breast cancer.
Feeling guilty about having cancer.
Understanding Kristina’s breast cancer HER-2 diagnosis.
My love was in full bloom during this episode.
Dramatic Oomph or the “very special Christmas miracle” episode.
So, will you be watching the Parenthood season finale tonight?