DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
WE’RE all happier when Sarah (Lauren Graham) is in a relationship. But gee, it took her long enough to get round to the school teacher, Mr Cyr.
Do you think she calls him Mr Cyr when they’re in bed? I’m going with yes.
He seems nice though ... clearly, it won’t last. Especially not now Zeek is involved in making them breakfast. Zeek who is Sarah’s father. Horrifying. The woman’s 40, for crying out loud.
This is the same man who presented her with a cane in the last episode, to signify just how advanced her age is, and now here he is a week later treating her like she’s a teenager. It’s her own fault, she’s acting like one. Move away from your parents!
And yet — get this — she’s worried Mr Cyr may be too young for her. I think deep down she really just wants to be single forever.
There are also problems ahead for Alex and Haddie. Or problems right now. Punching that guy out at the party wouldn’t have been an issue except for Alex’s police record.
There was always going to be something wrong with him, because otherwise Haddie’s parents’ hysterical warnings about him being unsuitable (old, alcoholic, not white enough) would’ve just come off as, well, hysterical.
Or worse. They’ll be able to sit back and bask in their smugness now. Not a lot to be smug about there though. Adam’s unemployed, and about to go into business with Crosby, and a bigger drongo we’re yet to meet.
Most are a bit revolting though. Julia, the other sister, has started approaching strangers for babies.
Although technically they’re not all total strangers — one operates the espresso machine. Last week, she ran the idea by Sarah. Sarah’s like, no, that’s not insane, I mean, she sells coffee, she might also sell her baby ... Parenthood Channel 7, 9.30pm
Teacher’s pet: Lauren Graham