Parenthoood Season 5 Spoilers: Showrunner Previews Hank’s Status And Sarah’s Path ‘That Will Let Her Shine’

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June 17, 2013

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Executive producer David Hudgins hashed out the future of Hank (played by Ray Romano) as well as Sarah Braverman’s (Lauren Graham) journey of finding herself (and love) on NBC’s Parenthood.

In season 4, the writers have created a love-triangle romance for Lauren Graham’s character that ultimately ended in a sour note. Sarah has just been wiggling around with Hank and Mark when she obviously could have just chosen the latter.

After picking Hank instead of much-stable, absolutely harmless Mr. Mark Cyr, Sarah was denied of love again as her choice of man decided to live with his daughter in Minnesota.

So what can viewers expect in Sarah’s tiny love-bubble in season 5? Will Mark woe her back for the nth time? Or will she fly to Minnesota and mother Hank’s daughter?

Find out what’s next from EP Hudgins below —

On Hank Romano’s return as Hank:

“We’re currently discussing it. I love Ray Romano and thought he was so good on the show last year…. He’s great in that part and he works hard. He doesn’t just show up and do his [scenes]; he actually researched the character.”

“It was so interesting because we wrote the character [of Hank], then Ray was cast and then we shot [his first] scene. But the first time we actually saw him on-screen — and I think it was with Lauren Graham — we said, ‘Oh my gosh. Wow. This is watchable… This is kind of great!’”

Thank God! TV Line has confirmed that the EP promised that Sarah’s Flavor of the Season will not be the driving force of her storyline this time around.

Here’s another quote from the showrunner:

“We definitely want to set Sarah on a path. Her story last year — and arguably the year before — was about a lot of things, I thought; I actually feel like Sarah Braverman’s story really has always been, ‘I’m a single mother trying to figure out my way with a husband that wasn’t really there and hasn’t really helped.’ But just naturally, because of the way the story’s developed, there was a triangle last year with Hank and Mark.”

“There is a very conscious effort on our part to set Sarah on a path that will really let her shine — and in conjunction with that, she may still have some love interests.”

Source: TV Line

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