Crosby has put on a tie and is trying his best to be SuperDad at Jabbar's party. Jasmine's family, however, is giving him the frost, big time, especially Jasmine's brother, Sekou, and Renee, Jasmine's mom. He is polite to them, anyway, which impresses me, and when the entire Braverman clan rolls in, jokes, "Who let all these white people in here?" Heeeeee. Good one, show. Later, he tries again to make nice with Renee and Sekou, telling them about his houseboat. "Oh, that's an interesting choice," Renee says, coldly. Camille sees this all going down and, like any great mom, tries to help her son by smoothing his path. "Sekou," she says, "that's a beautiful name." She turns to Renee: "You named him after Sekou Toure, the African independence leader, I assume." Renee is amazed. "Now, how did you know that?" she asks, like the history of Africa is a secret known only to black people. "Berkeley in the '60s, babe," Camille says, earning a very nerdy chortle from my husband, the '60s historian. Oh, you nerd. Sekou sees things going well, and can't stand it. "I'm sorry," he says, "but this is weird. Where have you been?" Crosby says he understands, and that he wished he could have been there for Jabbar the whole time. He says he's just glad to be in his life, now, and hopes he can be a good role model. "He has a role model," Sekou says. "Me." Jasmine tries to intervene to get her brother to shut it, but he's mad, going off about how he's been there for Jabbar since he was born, and now Crosby is trying to roll in like he's never been gone. Crosby, who could totally put Jasmine on blast right now, does not. Well, he doesn't even get the chance, really, because Zeek jumps in, despite every Braverman's attempt to distract him. "You seem to have a wonderful family," he says to the room. "I've met you and like you all. But why are you treating my son like he's a pariah? The only reason I can think of, is because he's white." Oh, DAAAAMN. The poor Bravermans jump in again. "We think he has Tourette's," Sarah says, as everyone desperately shakes their heads and tries to laugh it off.
Episode Report CardAl Lowe: A- | 1389 USERS: B-
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