Dear 'Parenthood', PLEASE Don't Kill Off Kristina Braverman

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Kristina PArenthoodParenthood is an amazing show by the same people who brought us Friday Night Lights, so you know it's emotional, well-done, and incredibly true to life. Sigh. Truth be told, it's one of the best shows on television with characters as three-dimensional as the best friend you grew up with and people fans genuinely care about.

So why, WHY are they putting Kristina Braverman (played by Monica Potter) through the mill this season? The mom of three and all-around superwoman has been battling breast cancer, and from the looks of it, she may die on the next episode.

The preview for the next episode (no spoilers, just speculation) shows her with a very high fever and then shows Adam hugging his dad and her making a video thanking her children for letting her be their mom. Gut. Wrenching. Oh my god. See below:

The Kristina breast cancer storyline has been so real that it makes people like me, whose lives have been touched by the disease, cringe. My mother died of the disease when I was 16, and I remember her getting a high fever while on chemo, and I remember how she almost died.

So I know this is possible. I know this could happen. But I sure as hell don't want it to happen to Kristina.

People: She is the HEART of this show. She can't die.

Forget that it would send Adam into a tailspin as a single dad of three, it's also just not OK from a show perspective. Kristina is THE mom. She is so experienced and loving and wonderful. She isn't superfluous. She is central to the show.

After I saw the promo, I got to thinking. If she DOES die, what's next? Does Adam date? Does that woman from the Luncheonette who kissed him come back onto the show? Does Haddie help him raise her little sister?

The more I thought about it, the more disturbed I became. It's the missing element on the show, isn't it? Killing her off would add something. But it would also take something much more important away.

I seriously am not sure if I can stand it if she dies. I will cry for days. Still, I will put $100 on her living. I just don't think the show would go there and I have to believe, if they did, there would be spoilers of some kind out there. Nope. She lives. I am sure of it. 

Do you think Kristina dies in the next episode?


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Wheep... Wheepingchree

I really hope not. Last night's episode didn't make me cry, which was a first. Then they had to show the preview for next week's. I was close to hysterical. Kristina's battle with cancer this season has been heart-breaking for me to watch. She can't die..I'd be so upset.

Rose Decaro

This serie's of Parenthood is so fantastic! To think that they were contimplating canceling this series?? what? why? it is a show that many people can relate toO! It's so down to earth! Everything that can happen in real life is in Parenthood!! It so REAL!! This thing about Kristina perhaps dieing is so heart wrenching! however I hardly think that they would do this as that would send Adam to a looney bin! and poor MAX! and baby! and so does that mean Haddy's gonna be responsible for the whole family and forgHt about her Education? I do not think Kristina is gonna die in my opinion, and I have not heard of her having any other offers? has anyone else? Please Please!!! keep this series going!!! DO NOT TAKE IT OFF THE AIR!! EVERYONE I SPEAK TO LOVES THIS SHOW WHY WOULD YOU DARE TRY AND TAKE IT OFF? Please keep PARENTHOOD ON GOING!! LOVE IT, MY HUSBAND AND I MAKE SURE WE HAVE TO WATCH IT TOGETHER EVERY WEEK!! LOVE PARENTHOOD!!!

Cynthia Parten

I really don't think they will kill her off. But I do like how real they are making it. It is so real that my husband and I put off watching it sometimes because we know it will make us sad. There are other shows that would have had her find a lump, have it removed and then boom, she's fine and no one mentions it again. As sad as this is, it's real.

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