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'Parenthood' creator to fans: Don't count Mark out yet

Turns out that whole Sarah Braverman love triangle thing is not quite over

By Sona Charaipotra Dec 27, 2012 12:06PM
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If you're a "Parenthood" fan mourning the end of Sarah Braverman's engagement to Mark (played by the charming Jason Ritter, you'll recall), then, well, here's some happy news. It's not quite over -- yet! 

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The show's creator, Jason Katims, says, yes, Sarah (Lauren Graham) made an impulsive -- and potentially disastrous -- move in sleeping with her boss Hank (Ray Romano), but he warns viewers not to count Mark out just yet. 

"The idea with that episode was to talk about how everything is so changed around the holidays," Katims told of the pair's holiday hook-up. "To me -- and obviously at this point this is just my opinion -- that's my feeling, that around the holidays, things are so charged. So her ending up with Hank was not the decision of, 'Oh, this is where I'm heading in my life.' It was something that happened because she's coming into the holidays in such an emotional place." 

Of course, whether or not she meant to make her split with Mark permanent, every action has its consequence. And the chemistry between Sarah and Hank was cause enough for Mark to act -- in this case,  calling the whole thing off when he found Sarah and her boss, drunk, stumbling down a hotel hallway, earlier this season. And leaving that little bit of wiggle room for her to act on her feelings for her boss. 
But that doesn't mean Mark's gone for good. In fact, Katims said this week, we will see Jason Ritter's character return -- and it will be before the Season 4 finale on January 22. 

"We certainly have set up that there's chemistry between [Sarah and Hank] that they both are aware of, but this does not mean that Sarah has put an end to the relationship with her and Mark either," said Katims. "We have not seen the last of Mark. That will get picked up again in this last group of episodes. So there's more to be figured out. It's not just over!" 

"Parenthood" returns with all new episodes Tuesday, Jan. 1, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. 
Jan 19, 2013 11:33PM
Don't like the Ray Romano love triangle with Sarah.  She supposedly was faithful to Mark and then immediately jumped into bed with Hank.  IMHO, If you're having those kind of thoughts before you break up then you were already unfaithful.  Can't stand her indecision and her not taking her son's feelings into any kind of consideration.  Moved him into Mark's apartment and then moved him right out and is with another guy right away.  What a role model!  Get rid of her character.

Dec 29, 2012 11:45PM
I miss Ann Curry she was the only journalist with talent at the today show. Susana Guthrie is a airhead but NBC wants barbie dolls out of their women journalist and bald men for their men journalist they can't ever deny a double standard. I see a law suit in the near future!
Dec 28, 2012 4:27PM
"we will she josh ritter's character return".  who edits these articles?
on a positive note, i love, love, love this show and the amazing cast of 
Dec 27, 2012 4:55PM
actually, it's "Jason Ritter"...NOT "Josh Ritter"!!  just goes to show you really can't believe everything you read on the internet - LOL!! =;)
Dec 27, 2012 4:55PM
I think you mean Jason Ritter....Josh Ritter is a singer.
Dec 27, 2012 4:26PM
I love Parenthood. This is my favorite show on NBC!
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