Kristina and Adam try to discuss Haddie's recent transformation with their daughter but are kept at arm's length by her unending wellspring of 'tude. Apparently, along with her recent physical changes, she has also started ditching Chemistry. "Are Amber and Steve in your class?" Kristina asks. Haddie freaks out, of course, and says that no, it has nothing to do with them, but even if it did, her parents don't get to act like they know everything about her. This is the kind of precocious child I want to lock in a vault and not allow to emerge until her 27th birthday. Kristina tries to say that she remembers what it is like to go through these things, but Haddie spits tacks, saying she just wanted to dye her hair, okay, because she just did, all right? She stomps out and Kristina is overcome. "What is going on here?" she asks aloud. "I don't recognize her, literally." Adam tries to say that he thinks Haddie will be okay, but Kristina keeps talking, saying he doesn't know what teenage girls go through. All his "she's gonna be fine" stuff does not smooth her feathers (or her latent teenage-years hangover), especially when he drops that he's got to run to avoid being late for baseball practice with Drew. "OH, that's so awesome, honey," she snarks. "Why don't you focus on our family right now? I'm just sayin'..." She chokes back tears and runs from the room.
Episode Report CardAl Lowe: A | 1267 USERS: C+
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