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'Parenthood' Series Finale Recap: Which Character Died & Did You Catch That 'Friday Night Lights' Reunion?!

'Parenthood' Series Finale Recap: Which Character Died & Did You Catch That 'Friday Night Lights' Reunion?!


The series finale of Parenthood was the most tear-inducing hour of television in recent memory.

While Adam (Peter Krause) and Crosby (Dax Shephard) got ready to close down the Luncheonette, the latter decided to stay open with the help of Amber (Mae Whitman) while Adam took a full-time job with Kristina (Monica Potter) at their school.

Meanwhile, Sarah (Lauren Graham) and Hank (Ray Romano) got married with Drew (Miles Heizer) as the best man, and Joel (Sam Jaeger) and Julia (Erika Christensen) adopted Victor’s (Xolo Mariduena) sister, who his birth mother decided to give up.

Click inside to find out which character died and read the rest of the recap…

Sadly, Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) passed away from his heart condition, and the entire family gathered to spread his ashes on a baseball field before playing a game together.

In a flash forward, we see that Amber is now married to a guy played by Scott Porter, while Ryan (Matt Lauria) frequently visits his son Zeek (hey Friday Night Lights reunion!).

In addition, Julia and Joel had another baby after Victor’s sister, Max (Max Burkholder) graduated high school, and Camille (Bonnie Bedelia) traveled abroad again.

It was really the most perfect ending to the series.

WHAT DID YOU THINK of the Parenthood series finale?

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  • Just Saying

    I’m heartbroken that this show is over, apart from that it was a perfect ending, the exact amount of bitterness and sweetness. It was not only a classic happy ending with everyone getting what they wanted but a real ending and that’s what I loved so much about this show. The characters, their storylines, every single episode made me feel part of their family. Parenthood was unlike any other show right now, it was sad, happy and above all real. Well done, Bravermans.

    It’s a shame that it was cancelled.

  • Mary

    That was not nice that you said someone died in the title :(

    I have not watched it yet :( :( :(

  • jordenne

    its been known all season that someone dies, we just didnt know who. you can still watch- i promise it will be just as emotional. :)

  • Mary

    I have watched it now. I cried my eyes out. Such a beautiful ending!

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