In BuzzFeed News’ exclusive clip of the penultimate episode of the beloved NBC series, which airs Jan. 22, the Grahams are getting their happy ending.
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After two long seasons of watching Joel (Sam Jaeger) and Julia's (Erika Christensen) marriage crumble to the point of the pen coming close to the dotted line on divorce papers, this week's episode of Parenthood will finally give the couple — and the fervent fans of #TeamJoelia — resolution.
The two have spent the last few episodes sleeping together, but sneaking around so as not to give their children Sydney (Savannah Paige Rae) and Victor (Xolo Maridueña) false hope. But after sharing a kiss on the ice skating rink in front of their kids in last week's episode, it seemed the two were heading toward making it official. In BuzzFeed News' exclusive clip of the Jan. 22 episode, titled “We Made It Through the Night,” Joel and Julia finally talk to their children about where things are going: Joel is moving out of his sad apartment and into the home where the Grahams built their family.
<h1>Watch BuzzFeed News' exclusive clip here:</h1>
The scene directly mirrors one from a couple years prior, when Joel and Julia first told their children that Joel was moving out. The Grahams are sitting in the same spots on the couch in their living room, but this time, Sydney jumps into her dad's arms out of joy, rather than in tears. “It was intentional, but I think part of the reason why we did it like that is because it made it that much scarier for the kids,” Christensen told BuzzFeed News in a phone interview. “They've been put through so many changes and to just sit them down like, 'OK, we have news,' is terrifying.”
Victor processes the news with more skepticism than his sister, questioning his parents about what will happen next time issues arise. “He hit on something really valid,” Christensen said. “It's one of those things that Joel and Julia know they will have to confront, but they're still working through this stuff.”