Parenthood, 100th Episode

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Phew.

Many boxes of Kleenex and several glasses of wine later, we made it out alive, fellow Parenthood fans. And so did Zeek (Craig T. Nelson).

Heading into the NBC drama's 100th episode, many fans were predicting that the Braverman family patriarch would die after suffering a heart attack at the end of the midseason finale.

 Fortunately, our beloved Zeek survived, but is not in good shape and now has a choice to make: go back in for surgery or just go home and do nothing about his failing heart. (How does a guy with the biggest heart end up with a failing one?!)

Parenthood, 100th Episode

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And Zeek's health wasn't  the only thing causing our eyes to rain during  the emotional hour, with Amber's (Mae Whitman) impending motherhood and Hank's (Ray Romano) revelations also packing an emotional punch.

So without further ado, here are the 10 times we teared up during the 100th episode:

1. The siblings get the call: Watching Adam, Sarah, Crosby and Julia all receive the news that Zeek was rushed to the hospital and try and get out the door as fast as possible filled us with as much dread and anxiety as they were surely feeling.

Parenthood, 100th Episode

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2. Camille telling Julia This: "Of course he's going to be OK. He's your father." We always like to think of our parents as superheroes, so seeing them vulnerable and weak is so, so hard. And scary. 

3. Camille's Breakdown: Camille finally admitting to Adam, her eldest son, in the hospital's church that Zeek might not be OK was gut-wrenching.

4. Adam, Crosby, Sarah and Camille Visiting Zeek: After he's put in the ICU, the foursome are allowed to see Zeek, who is not looking well at all, with a tube in his mouth, unable to speak. 

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5. Julia and Joel Checking on Zeek: Just as he suffers another heart attack and is rushed off.

6. Hank Comforting Drew: Distraught over Betraying Zeek by telling Camille that he was planning on buying plane tickets, Drew is worried that will be the last thought his grandfather has of him. Hank, a parent himself, assures him that they "don't hold onto any of that stuff." Well done, Hank. Well done.

7. Hank Proposing to Sarah: "I don't want to be half-in, not now and now ever," Hank says, standing in the hospital parking lot. "I want to be all in." Sarah says they'll talk about it later, but man, was this good. (Especially with Hank acknowledging his poor timing and getting excited over her "maybe.")

Parenthood, 100th Episode

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8.Zeek and Camille's Honest Conversation: "How the hell did we end up here, like this? Don't you just wish we could go back a couple of years, you and me, have some fun, you know?" Craig T. Nelson, you American treasure. 

9. Amber and Drew Visiting Zeek: We've always loved the relationships Zeek has shared with each grandchild, and oh man, did Nelson, Whitman and Heizer deliver in this scene.

10. Amber's Baby Shower: Each of the Braverman mothers, Camille, Kristina, Jasmine and Sarah, offers advice to Amber at her make-shift baby shower in the hospital's cafeteria and we had to watch the scene several times as we couldn't hear some of their words of wisdom over our sobbing. "Life is short, you cannot know how impossibly fast it goes by," Camille tells her. "So just enjoy this baby. Cherish this time, cherish every minute of it."

Are you crying all over again? Us, too! So let's keep the cry-fest going by looking back on all of the series' most tear-jerking moments, which we ranked in our new gallery. But only one moment from the 100th episode made it in. Which one was it? Click through our gallery below to find out.

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