NBC is kicking off 2013 with an all-new Parenthood — the first of Season 4′s final four installments — and we have a handful of sneak peeks from the New Year’s Day episode (Tuesday, 10/9c).
Titled “Keep On Rowing,” the emotional hour finds many Bravermans facing life-changing situations — including a cancer-battling Kristina’s choice to shave her head before chemo can claim her locks.
“This episode deals with everything [Kristina shaving her head] suggests,” Parenthood boss Jason Katims tells TVLine. “It’s about how the world is now seeing her. It’s one thing [for you] to know that you have something, but it’s another to walk around and have everybody in the world know.” That said, “It actually becomes a very uplifting and moving story between Adam and Kristina,” the showrunner continues. “There’s a lot of humor in it.” (Get a glimpse of her tear-filled decision at :35 in the first promo below.)
The episode also finds Victor, beaming after acing a difficult exam, eager to reconnect with his birth mother (“Things get very tricky with Victor in these last few episodes,” Katims shares), while Jasmine leans on Crosby to help her newly-unemployed mom (“It’s a really wonderful thing to see a complication from a family other than the Bravermans,” the EP adds, laughing).
Press PLAY below to preview the beginning of the end of Parenthood‘s season, then hit the comments with your thoughts.