'Parenthood' Season 5: 5 Spoilers You Need To Know

September 25th, 2013 3:15pm EDT

Parenthood “Parenthood,” the tear-jerking drama about a Berkley, California family, is one of the bests show on television no one watches. Thanks to a spectacular fourth season that touched upon Joel and Julia’s adoption of a troubled child; Kristina’s wrenching bout with breast cancer; Sarah’s (Lauren Graham) love triangle; and Amber’s first love, the show is finally getting a fraction of the notoriety it deserves. To celebrate its move to Thursday nights, here are five spoilers you need to know…

Trouble in Paradise. Joel (Sam Jaeger) and Julia (Erika Christensen)’s marriage has survived career changes, infertility woes, and a complicated adoption. Fans of the supercouple better brace themselves for marital woes in Season 5. “Lost’s” Sonya Walger also pops up as a sexy architect who builds a flirtation with the very married Joel. She will also exploit Julia’s insecurities about being a stay-at-home-mom, according to And don’t think that Julia won’t have temptations of her own. dishes that David Denman (“The Office”) may show up as a rugged distraction.

Kristina for Mayor. Fortunately for my heart and tear ducts supermom Kristina (Monica Potter) has rebounded form last season’s breast cancer, and isn’t relaxing with her feet up. Instead, she’s pursuing her dreams. According to, she will pick her career in politics in a big way: by running for mayor. She’s already got my vote.

Parenthood is hard. When we re-join our favorite television family, it will be seven months later. The time jump will enable us to see free spirit Crosby become a father again, and experience everything he missed with Jabar…like the sleepless nights. hints that Crosby (Dax Shepard) won’t immediately bond with his newborn child much to our entertainment.

Who put a ring on it? Wedding bells are ringing for a blissed out couple, and it’s obviously not Sarah Braverman, who started last season with two love interests and ended it a single lay. Her daughter Amber (Mae Whitman) and former soldier Ryan will get engaged, according to

Everybody Loves Max. Ray Ramano’s loveable grump Hank will return to the “Parenthood” universe, however it won’t be in Sarah’s orbit but in her nephew Max’s. In this sneak peek from the episode premiering Sept. 26 on NBC at 10/9c, Max displays his newfound love of photography.

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