22 Episodes 2010 - 2011
Season 2 of the drama finds the extended Braverman brood facing an assortment of challenges. Adam (Peter Krause) deals with difficult bosses (William Baldwin, Anthony Carrigan) at the shoe company, offers sister Sarah (Lauren Graham) a position there and frets about his future. Kristina (Monica Potter), meanwhile, fears that the stress of raising a son (Max Burkholder) with Asperger's syndrome could wreck her and Adam's marriage, and seeks to strengthen it as a result. Daughter Haddie (Sarah Ramos), for her part, enters school politics, begins a relationship with a recovering alcoholic (Michael B. Jordan) and makes an accidental, embarrassing phone call to her folks. Of course, with an extended family as large as the Bravermans, those aren't the only characters and stories explored. Youngest brother Crosby, for instance, works on his relationship with Jasmine (Joy Bryant), though their perceptions of it may not be in sync; and Sarah (Lauren Graham) struggles with rebellious daughter Amber (Mae Whitman).
I Hear You, I See You
Tue, Sep 14, 2010 60 mins
In the second-season premiere, Adam is stressed out by his family and demanding boss (William Baldwin). Elsewhere, Zeek and Joel try to fix a leak in the barn; Crosby gets ready to see Jasmine and Jabbar; Haddie learns to drive; Max endures a crisis; and Sarah searches for her niche.
No Good Deed
Tue, Sep 21, 2010 60 mins
Adam arranges for Sarah to take an internship at his company; Kristina babysits for Suze (Amanda Foreman) as she deals with her divorce; Julia makes a play date for Sydney; Jasmine and Crosby debate over where Jabbar should live.
I'm Cooler Than You Think
Tue, Sep 28, 2010 60 mins
Sarah's coworker (Kevin Alejandro) offers advice on Amber, who's been spending a lot of time with a new friend. Elsewhere, Julia wants another baby, and Adam works on his relationship with Max.
Tue, Oct 5, 2010 60 mins
Kristina plans a date night with Adam in an effort to keep their relationship going strong. Elsewhere, Sarah offers dating advice to Drew; Haddie runs in a school election; and Crosby realizes he still has a lot to learn about being a father.
The Booth Job
Tue, Oct 12, 2010 60 mins
Sarah impresses Gordon at the shoe booth. Elsewhere, Kristina joins a support group and urges Adam to do the same; Crosby asks Julia to help get Jabbar into Sydney's school; and Zeek and Camille take up ballroom dancing to add a new dimension to their relationship.
Tue, Oct 19, 2010 60 mins
Zeek enthusiastically prepares for Halloween but is disappointed by the older kids' lack of interest in the holiday. Elsewhere, Max has Halloween plans that worry his parents; Sarah decides to confront Gordon about what happened between them; and Julia isn't pleased with Sydney's costume choice.
Tue, Oct 26, 2010 60 mins
Adam makes a tough business decision during a financial upheaval; Jabbar surprises Jasmine and Crosby with his reaction to their announcement about the future; Sarah confronts Amber about her partying while also dealing with issues at work; and Camille and Haddie perform community service.
If This Boat Is a Rockin'
Tue, Nov 9, 2010 60 mins
Adam's defense of Max leads to an altercation with a man; Crosby considers selling his boat; Sarah stays out with Gordon all night, much to the chagrin of Amber and Drew; and Haddie learns something new about Alex.
Put Yourself Out There
Tue, Nov 16, 2010 60 mins
Sarah sets up a meeting for Amber with Gordon's colleague; Kristina tries to secure a party invite for Max; Zeek is jealous when Camille takes a class with a former lover; Crosby and Joel take the helm of Jabbar's school play; and Haddie's new relationship progresses.
Tue, Nov 23, 2010 60 mins
Adam worries about his job following unexpected news from Gordon; Camille and Amber bond during preparations for Thanksgiving; Drew isn't happy that Gordon is attending the family's holiday dinner; Crosby works to impress Jasmine's mother; and Julia spends time in the kitchen making pies, but takes her frustration out on Sydney.
Tue, Jan 4, 2011 60 mins
Crosby struggles to teach Jabbar to clean his room; Zeek catches Drew drinking beer; Alex has dinner with Haddie's family; and Joel and Julia discuss death with Sydney.
Meet the New Boss
Tue, Jan 11, 2011 60 mins
Adam adjusts to a new boss and worries about the future of his job; Haddie turns to Amber for comfort after reaching an impasse with her parents; Crosby coordinates a kindergarten performance at Jabbar's school; Amber practices for an open-mic night and receives criticism from an unexpected source.
Tue, Jan 18, 2011 60 mins
Haddie's parents catch her sneaking around with Alex and forbid her from seeing him again. Elsewhere, Drew's wrapping-paper fund-raiser causes Sarah stress; and Crosby and Jasmine try to help Jabbar through his stage fright before the school play.
A House Divided
Tue, Feb 1, 2011 60 mins
Haddie moves in with her grandparents due to the continuing dispute with her parents over Alex; Sarah demands a raise to help pay Amber's tuition; Zeek and Max's camping trip hits a snag; Julia plans Jasmine's bachelorette party; Adam is caught off guard during a meeting with Crosby.
Just Go Home
Tue, Feb 8, 2011 60 mins
Haddie has a run-in with Alex while out with Amber and Max; Crosby and Jasmine begin premarital counseling; Drew has breakfast with his father (John Corbett); and Sarah and Adam discuss Haddie's situation.
Amazing Andy and His Wonderful World of Bugs
Tue, Feb 15, 2011 60 mins
Max has a birthday party hosted by a man (Michael Emerson) living with Asperger's syndrome; Crosby and Jasmine's relationship is tested; Drew and Seth grow closer; Julia and Joel want to expand their family.
Do Not Sleep With Your Autistic Nephew's Therapist
Tue, Feb 22, 2011 60 mins
Crosby deals with backlash from his mistake; Alex's constant visits irk Adam; Kristina and Adam must confront an issue that could hamper Max's progress; Seth disappoints Drew; and Sydney makes a decision that pleases her parents.
Qualities and Difficulties
Tue, Mar 1, 2011 60 mins
Sarah reconnects with Mark when she goes to him for help with a project; Adam and Kristina have trouble discussing Asperger's with Max; Crosby tries to make amends with Jasmine; and Julia and Joel plan to celebrate their anniversary.
Taking the Leap
Tue, Mar 29, 2011 60 mins
Adam and Kristina meet with Max's principal; Jabbar receives an honor at school, which brings Crosby and Jasmine closer together; Amber's new job hits a snag; and Joel and Julia receive worrisome medical news. Richard Dreyfuss guest stars.
Tue, Apr 5, 2011 60 mins
Crosby continues his efforts to win Jasmine back; Adam worries about Haddie attending the prom with Alex as her date; Julia wants to spend more time with Sydney; and Sarah works on her script while also considering Amber's future.
Tue, Apr 12, 2011 60 mins
Amber quits her job and heads for trouble; Joel helps Crosby try to win Jasmine back; Haddie is in hot water with her parents once again after they overhear an upsetting phone call; Sarah works on her stage play with guidance from Gilliam.
Hard Times Come Again No More
Tue, Apr 19, 2011 60 mins
Sarah worries about Amber following an accident in the Season 2 finale. Elsewhere, Max's actions upset Adam; Julia finds herself involved in a woman's labor; Kristina offers Haddie guidance; and Crosby wants Jasmine to visit his new place.