The Bravermans hurl head first into more financial disasters
So when we last checked in with the Bravermans (the fictional family from Parenthood) they were making the emotional and yet insane mistake of sending their daughter to an Ivy League school which they can’t afford so that her “dream” can come true. (and by dream I assume they mean dream of going to amazing school not nightmare of being bankrupted by her student debts- anyhoo)
In the next chapter of their financial douchiness, they have made another super bad choice.
The backstory is that Adam and Crosby go into business together because Adam lost his job and Crosby has a dream of opening his own recording studio in a dilapidated old studio full of history (and probably roaches as well). Adam sinks in all his savings, they rehabilitate the place and Crosby works his musical magic and all of a sudden they are on top with a celebrity client and an article in a local paper.
Out of nowhere a guy shows up to make them an offer to buy their studio for $1 million. The brothers fight, Adam wants to sell but Crosby does not. Adam then goes behind his brothers back for another meeting where the guy doubles his offer to $2 million. (because that happens everyday right? a business from a dying market does nothing but set itself up in an office and someone wants to come and hand them $2 million fucking dollars)
Crosby still doesn’t want to sell- because this studio is his DREAM, man- Don’t you understand? The two fight and it gets bloody as they throttle each other at a family gathering.
Then, to keep the peace Crosby decides that he will sell. Not really a bad deal since he will be walking away from a business that he started less than a year ago with a huge pile of money.
But it is hanging in the air- the pain and suffering that Crosby will go through as he gives up the dream that he has now had for a couple of months (because we all know that they could never set up their equipment somewhere else and just keep doing the same thing, right?)
Anyhoo, Crosby is getting married and at his wedding Adam gets up to speak and get’s teary and emotional as he tells the crowd and his brother that he will be making yet another ridiculous and potentially financially crippling decision- this time to give Crosby his dream and let him keep the studio.
Cue the sentimental music, tears and hugs. All though they are all crying because the moment is so moving, they should be crying because in the real world this would be the stupid dumbass move that anyone has ever done. Someday when they lose their house and don’t have money for groceries or their daughters ivy league college (which of course, will never happen because this is tv) they will cry about the fact they they didn’t make the smart choice and take a huge fucking check when it was handed to them.