(NBC) “Parenthood” returns tonight for the start it’s farewell season. Yet more ups and downs await the Braverman family over the series’ final 13 episodes.
Adam and Kristina’s special charter school is days away from opening, but their autistic son Max is not on board.
Meanwhile, the fractured marriage of Joel and Julia is still very broken, while the bonds grow stronger between Sara and Hank.
Likewise, the bonds that have grown between cast and crew over six seasons will make that eventual goodbye very tough.
“Parenthood” creator Jason Katims has teased that the season will feature a “huge challenge” that impacts everybody on the show. That has led to much speculation that one of the characters may not survive to the season’s end.
The real farewell for “Parenthood” may be months away, but the cast is already dreading it.
“I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like, honestly. Definitely hard to say goodbye,” says Lauren Graham.
“It’s been the best experience of my career, really,” Craig T. Nelson adds.