but at critical times she is thinking about her own self-pity and hoping that an apology is the easy fix, and not enough about what her daughter is going through.
I think Sarah is not only thinking about what her daughter is going through, but obsessing over it. She would like more than anything in the world to put a finger on what would make Amber more goal-driven and functional and just happier, but just doesn't have a clue as to what it is. And that is not because she isn't empathetic, it's because the communication between Sarah and Amber has broken down to the point where Amber stonewalls Sarah every time she wants to get in. I understand why Amber does this; as someone mentioned earlier, she doesn't trust her mom, and I think she also resents her. And I still believe as the show progresses, we're going to see more evidence that when Sarah had children, she didn't "settle down," which served to degrade that normal amount of respect or dependence or whatever her kids have for her, and now we have this--her kids want to parent themselves and would like her to move out of the way, thank you very much.
It was very convenient how Jabbar disappeared so he didn't overhear any of the serious discussion about Crosby and Jasmine and which of the two might have been at fault for Crosby not being in the kid's life.
It looked, to me, like all the kids ran out of the room as the scene started, probably to go play outside or something. I doubt Sekou would have started that conversation with the kids present.
Side point: I think the little girl in the beginning of the scene with the crimped hair was Tyree Brown's sister in real life. I recall seeing her on a site about Tyree. She's and actress too.
Where did Jasmine's family all suddenly come from? Wasn't she in town when she and Crosby had their fling only because that's where her dance group was performing?
I never had the impression she was originally from the Bay Area. If that is where her family lives, has she been living in the Bay Area for the past 5 years since her brother said he was the one who was there for Jabbar growing up? Was she in the Bay Area the whole time? Minutes away from Crosby?
I could be fanwanking my understanding, but outside of the breakfast place in the second episode, Jasmine said "we moved back" when Crosby asked about the next time she would be in town. So apparently, she's lived in Berkeley/the Bay area before--I would venture to say that's where she is from. Also, Jasmine's brother said, "I moved to be closer to them." I took that to mean he moved to wherever she went to, which was apparently away from the Bay area.
And Sydney threw a heavy rubber ball off a kid's head in class while she might have been trying to hit the teacher. But that is now perfectly okay because Sydney's a genius and if she happens to inflict an injury on a classmate it'll just be out of innocent boredom, her innocent obsession with the rubber band ball, and her innocent desire to be the center of attention.
I just didn't see anything in the show that suggests that the adults felt it was perfectly ok for Sydney to throw anything at anyone or that she was ever trying to be the center of attention. Sydney seems to be subservient to her peers from what we've seen.
I loved Julia going into lawyer mode with Sydney's teacher. It was hilarious, to me anyway.
I know. That was a nice bit of characterization.
Adam said he was a great salesman... what does he do?
Adam was saying that his dad threw him a great pitch, but they both know that place is crap. And as far as why Zeek bought that property, it seems to me we are starting to see where Sarah gets her rash decision-making from.
Edited by esprit15d, Apr 21, 2010 @ 8:19 AM.