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Parenthood: Tough Love

Julia struggles to detach herself from getting too involved in Zoe's life, Kristina reacts to Amber and Bob Little's plans to go off on a weekend business trip together and Max tries to use his Asperger's as an excuse to get out of P.E. Meanwhile, Sarah and Mark's plan to have a baby elicits an unexpected reaction from Drew.

Source: NBC

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x16
Airdate: Tuesday February 14th, 2012

  • Currently 7/10
7/10 (5 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Cory Blevins
As Doug Watson
Courtney Ford
As Lily
Hayden Byerly
As Micah Watson
Jason Ritter
As Mark Cyr
John Corbett
As Seth Holt
Jonathan Tucker
As Bob Little
Melissa Greenspan
As Val Watson
Rosa Salazar
As Zoe DeHaven
Abby Bankston
As Team Captain #2
Antonio Gómez
As Louis Fuentes
Skyler James Sandak
As Team Captain #1
Van Epperson
As Pharmacist
Yvonne Huff
As PE Teacher
Main Cast
Peter Krause
As Adam Braverman
Lauren Graham
As Sarah Braverman
Dax Shepard
As Crosby Braverman
Monica Potter
As Kristina Braverman
Erika Christensen
As Julia Braverman
Sam Jaeger
As Joel Graham
Sarah Ramos
As Haddie Braverman
Max Burkholder
As Max Braverman
Miles Heizer
As Drew Holt
Mae Whitman
As Amber Holt
Bonnie Bedelia
As Camille Braverman
Craig T. Nelson
As Zeek Braverman


The scene opens with Crosby stopping by the pharmacy to pick up his allergy meds. He's surprised when the pharmacist lines up a stack of bottles on the counter - for Zeek, who called them in a week ago. After an OB/GYN appointment, Julia drops off Zoe at her new apartment. Julia stresses the good news; they got to the bottom of Zoe's high blood pressure - stress - and they can fix it. Zoe reacts. She's eight-plus months pregnant; she has no job, no boyfriend, she's living on a futon - how would her life not suck? Besides, Julia trying to control her stress is stressing her out even more. That night, Drew heads to Sarah's bathroom to borrow some toothpaste and is devastated to find an ovulation test kit. While she's not pregnant, Sarah explains that she and Mark have decided to have a baby. Drew doesn't think pregnancy makes sense and can't wrap his head around the whole thing. ..

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