Original air date: 09/11/2012 Runtime: 43:07 min. As Haddie prepares to head off to college, the Bravermans gather for a family portrait; Joel and Julia worry about the behavior of their newly adopted son; Sarah tries to impress a photographer (Ray Romano) with her skills as an assistant.
Original air date: 10/02/2012 Runtime: 43:07 min. Jasmine and Crosby work as a parenting unit to teach Jabbar emotional lesson earlier than expected which may change the family dynamic. Despite Adam's reservations, Kristina encourages Max to extend himself even though she may be too preoccupied to help him. Sarah becomes more sensitive to her new boss Hank while entertaining his daughter, and Zeek finds a potential friend in young Ryan York. Victor attempts an after school activity and gives Julia and Joel a glimpse of their future family.
Original air date: 11/13/2012 Runtime: 43:08 min. Adam and Kristina struggle to balance the pressures of daily life combined with her ongoing treatment. Camille and Crosby take on additional responsibility to alleviate the couple's burdens. Amber and Ryan's relationship develops causing Sarah and Zeek to be concerned. Zeek knows too much about Ryan's past and worries about his granddaughter. Meanwhile, Julia continues to focus on Victor's happiness and how to better connect with her new son. Drew tries to connect with Amy after their recent break up.
Original air date: 11/20/2012 Runtime: 42:42 min. Crosby and Jasmine continue to adjust to life as a married couple as they organize an event for Jabbar's school. Amber learns more about Ryan's past during a spontaneous road trip. Adam and Kristina plan a sleepover for Max. Meanwhile, Julia and Joel try to accommodate the differing needs of Victor and Sydney. Sarah and Mark encounter a parenting dilemma that sparks questions about their relationship.
Original air date: 11/27/2012 Runtime: 42:48 min. Julia adjusts to her new role as a stay at home mom while supporting Joel's ambitions. Crosby encounters a disruptive neighbor that may threaten the future of the Luncheonette. Sarah and Mark disagree about parenting and relationship issues. Max is forced to make a difficult decision as the new student council President while Kristina and Adam encourage him to take advantage of new experiences. Amber tries to help Ryan with his career.
Original air date: 12/04/2012 Runtime: 42:53 min. Sarah (Lauren Graham) puts her energy into helping Hank (Ray Romano) mend his relationship with his family, leaving Mark (Jason Ritter) increasingly impatient with his status in Sarah’s life. Julia (Erika Christensen) is concerned with Victor’s (Xolo Mariduena) frustration with school and seeks advice from Kristina (Monica Potter) on how to provide encouragement. Joel (Sam Jaeger) reluctantly hires Ryan (Matt Lauria) on his construction site despite Ryan’s lack of experience. Crosby (Dax Shepard) and Adam (Peter Krause) enter a legal battle to save the Luncheonette while attempting to record an album for Academy Award winning musician Glen Hansard. Also starring Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, Miles Heizer, Joy Bryant, Tyree Brown, Xolo Mariduena, Max Burkholder, Mae Whitman and Savannah Paige Rae.
Original air date: 12/11/2012 Runtime: 43:08 min. The holiday incites a mix of emotions as Adam and Kristina experience a health scare while Crosby and Jasmine celebrate their first Christmas together as a family. Sarah is torn between her feelings for Mark and her evolving relationship with Hank. Amber and Ryan face challenges in their relationship. Meanwhile, Zeek helps to restore belief in a childhood hero.
Original air date: 01/01/2013 Runtime: 42:51 min. Jasmine and Crosby contemplate the future of their family as they welcome a new roommate. Kristina and Adam go on a much needed date night after she makes a drastic change to her appearance. Ray Romano ('Men of a Certain Age') and Tina Lifford guest star. Jasmine (Joy Bryant) and Crosby (Dax Shepard) help a family member who is experiencing money problems. Kristina (Monica Potter) surprises Adam (Peter Krause) with a new look and a spontaneous night on the town. Sarah (Lauren Graham) and Hank (Ray Romano) experience an interesting evening together. Meanwhile, Victor (Xolo Mariduena) is disappointed after Julia (Erika Christensen) gives him news about his mother. Also starring Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, Erika Christensen, Sam Jaeger, Miles Heizer, Tyree Brown, Max Burkholder, Mae Whitman and Savannah Paige Rae.
Original air date: 01/08/2013 Runtime: 42:54 min. Drew and Amy receive news that will forever change their relationship, leading Mark to express his concerns to Sarah. Adam and Kristina are presented with new parenting dilemmas as they help Max navigate through life as a teenager. Crosby is growing increasingly impatient with his mother-in-law Renee causing conflict with Jasmine. Victor is confrontational towards Julia and Joel causing them to question their parenting abilities.
Original air date: 01/15/2013 Runtime: 42:56 min. As Victor's adoption deadline draws near, Julia and Joel contemplate the long term effects of this decision. Renee oversteps her boundaries and intrudes on Crosby and Jasmine. Upon advice offered by Zeek and Amber, Ryan seeks to make amends with Joel. Meanwhile, Mark and Sarah discuss their relationship, concerning Hank. Kristina supports Max with a unique campaign.
Original air date: 01/22/2013 Runtime: 43:02 min. In the fourth season finale, Jasmine and Crosby plan an anniversary get away and receive exciting news. Kristina and Adam prepare for the next phase of her treatment. Drew learns the results of his college applications. Amber and Ryan discuss the future of their relationship. Joel and Julia plan an event for the entire Braverman family. Meanwhile, Sarah is forced to make a decision about her relationships with Mark and Hank.