Crosby Isn't Dying on 'Parenthood' Yet, But That Doesn't Mean We Shouldn't Still Be Worried About Him
Ever since it was revealed that someone will die on Parenthood 's final season, fans have been biting their nails to the bone with worry about who it could possibly be. And while many (myself included) feel Zeek Braverman could be the one to go, recent events have left us wondering that maybe Crosby will be the one to die. And while he seems to be recovering physically from his motorcycle accident, apart from a few painful looking bumps and bruises, I'm more concerned with what's going on with him mentally because Crosby's need for speed is making me very, very anxious.
Last week, we saw him rush off to his bike after getting into a heated argument with his brother Adam, which led to reckless driving and eventually the accident itself. Well, Thursday night's episode "A Potpourri of Freaks" saw him repeating that very same pattern and that is definitely not a good sign.
Desperate to convince Oliver not to make a deal with another label, Crosby goes to see his No. 1 client at a healing center, hoping that the two of them would be able to work things out. But after realizing that Oliver had already signed papers with a competitor, Crosby explodes and storms out in a fit of rage. Which, OK, you can't really blame him for that. (Oliver is an A-class jerk, after all.) No, the worrisome part comes when he gets home. Crosby immediately jumps onto his motorcycle and speeds away — even though Jasmine specifically told him to stay off the bike after seeing what happened to him during his last ride.
Now I'm not sure if it's the stress of Zeek's surgery that sent Crosby down this thrill-seeking path, but something has caused this normally relaxed guy to flip his switch and use this motorcycle as a means of escape. But the most disturbing part is that he's not even talking to anyone about it. In fact, I doubt Jasmine would even know about his accident in the first place if his wincing hadn't been brought to her attention.
This is a family that thrives on talking, so the fact that he's keeping all these pent up feelings inside just shows how serious this could really be. If all my years of TV watching has taught me anything it's this: not talking about how you're feeling always leads to trouble, and this is trouble with a capital T.
So even though Crosby's life doesn't seem to be in any immediate danger, that doesn't mean he's out of the woods just yet. There's still one Braverman out there with a target on their backs, and that could very well still be Crosby. Get those tissues ready, folks.
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