Brothers & Sisters is trying to squeeze in a lot of story because of the writers' strike-induced short season, but there was so much happening in tonight's show that I feel like I have to type really, really fast to get it all in. On top of that, there's a 48-hour time limit on these stories starting with Kitty and Robert's fertility window and ending with Ojai's near-miss with bankruptcy.
The thing about close families is that they can be as cruel as they can be supportive. In the wake of Ojai's disastrous business deal, Sarah took all the blame for Saul's reckless, fraudulent decision regarding the company's expansion into China. With that came some scathing remarks from Nora on down regarding Sarah's skill as a decision-maker and leader of the company. She bore it well, even suffering the humiliation of asking Tommy and Holly to help out. Their help came in the form of a merger with Walker Landing, courtesy Holly's devious plotting to bring down the Walkers. With the bank calling in its $20 million loan in 48 hours, Ojai had no choice but to agree to the terms that made Holly chairman and CEO of both the vineyard and William's company.
In other Walker drama, Justin acknowledged his attraction to Rebecca and did his best to avoid her hoping to quell what he thought were his incestuous leanings. Rebecca, hoping to assuage his distress, revealed the truth about her parentage, but Justin quickly, if perhaps unfairly, likened Rebecca to her lying mother and kicked her out of the house.
And then there's Uncle Saul who was arrested for drunk driving after he hit a tree with his car. As Kevin drove him home from lock-up, Saul confessed the truth of his sexual identity -- something that had been hinted at throughout the season -- and admitted that he did not know how to be a gay man. With his guilt over his role in destroying Ojai and his depression over a lifetime wasted, are we to assume that Saul's accident was no accident at all and that he was trying to kill himself?
As I said, there was a lot of territory covered in the episode and most of it was depressing, but things picked up at the end when Kevin, home with Scotty, realized that even though his family's life was a mess, he finally was happy. What better time to propose?
Next week's season finale features a wedding and we're all invited. Considering what happens when this family gets together for a party it should be must-see television. What are your thoughts on the de-Walkering of Rebecca? Should Justin have revealed his attraction to his "sister" and is Holly being helpful or is she merely helping herself to her former lover's fortune?
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I know Brothers Sisters is trying to squeeze in a lot of story because of the writers strike-induced short season but there was so much happening in tonights show that I feel like I have to type really really fast to get it all in On top of that theres a 48-hour time limit on these stories starting with Kitty and Roberts fertility window and ending with Ojais near-miss with bankruptcyThe thing about close families is that they can be as cruel as they can be supportive In the wake of Ojais disastrous business deal Sarah took all the blame for Sauls reckless fraudulent decision regarding the companys expansion into China With that came some scathing remarks from Nora on down regarding Sarahs skill as a decision-maker and leader of the company She bore it well even suffering the humiliation of asking Tommy and Holly to help out Their help came in the form of a merger with Walker Landing courtesy Hollys devio