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Brothers & Sisters Episode: "Prior Commitments"

Season 2, Episode 16
Episode Synopsis: In the second-season finale, Sarah uncovers another agonizing secret that her deceased father hid from the family. Meanwhile, Kevin and Scotty take the next big step in their relationship; and Saul goes public with his new identity.
Original Air Date: May 11, 2008
Guest Cast Michael Adler: Doug Manning Michael O'Keefe: Wally Wandell Tom Skerritt: William Walker Jayne Brook: Bertha Wandell Parvesh Cheena: Jordan
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Season 2, Episode 16
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Length: 42:08
Aired: 5/11/2008
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Prior Commitments Season 2, Episode 16

Here we are at Brothers & Sisters second season finale and we really have come full circle. Tonight the show started with a family meeting to inform everyone that Rebecca is not a Walker by birth. We end the show with Sarah and Kevin informing Nora that they think there is another Walker sibling somewhere out there. Shades of the first season don't you think? To that I can only say, are they seriously going to do this storyline again? While it was nice to see Tom Skerritt reprise the role of William in Kevin's flashbacks, his reappearance kicks off the hunt for Ryan and elevates William to the level of total skank himbo cheat. Meanwhile, Justin and Rebecca have made up and are now making out. Awkward, but you know, anything for ratings. Overshadowing all of these subplots was Kevin and Scotty's commitment ceremony, which was to be held at Nora's with Kitty officiating. Kevin really has come a long way from the neurotic commitment-phobe we met in the first season. He's still endearingly neurotic, but he stepped-up in confronting Scotty's parents who were not nearly as accepting of their son's lifestyle as Nora was of his. While they love Scotty, they refused to attend the ceremony. We see hope for a reconciliation in the gesture Scotty's father made by passing on the cufflinks that he wore at his own wedding. These family difficulties reminded Kevin of his own strained relationship with William after he came out. Kevin's memories not only made him appreciate Nora more, but also reminded him of the hidden knowledge he had about Ryan, the supposed other Walker love-child. Now that Sarah, with Kevin's help, is closer to having proof of another sibling, will she be able to follow through on her threat to sue Holly for fraud? Let's hope so. That woman needs to pay for the grief she causes. Holly is like an adult version of Charles Schultz' Pigpen, a cloud of mayhem follows her wherever she goes. And yet, no matter what she does, Tommy caves to her. I understand that his testosterone levels are low, but come on Tommy you've got to have a backbone somewhere! It bugs me that Tommy will not stand up and fight for Ojai. Thank Goodness Sarah is on the case no matter how inappropriate a time she chooses the commitment ceremony to discuss the matter with the family. And poor Saul walking into the impromptu meeting, assuming everyone was discussing him and peremptorily coming out to his nephews and nieces. Saul need not fear a thing. As Sarah informed Rebecca of her Walker status, "We're like the mafia, once you're in, you're in for life." That's very sweet considering. But does she have to date her once upon a time brother? As far as growing families goes, Kitty is still not pregnant and now willing to consider other options such as adoption. Which makes me wonder why she needs to adopt a whole other child when she could adopt her step-children? Has she made more than a perfunctory effort at bonding with Robert's kids? We've made a lot of progress this season. Sarah's divorced, Kitty's married. Tommy and Julia are back on track. Robert has lost the election, Justin has a stable, if slightly incestuous, relationship, Kevin has a husband and Saul has come out. All of this and yet somehow, we are looking ahead to a new season of find the missing Walker and battle with Holly. Yes, indeed I would say we have come full circle. Find video of Brother's & Sisters with our Online Video Guide. show less
Here we are at Brothers Sisters second season finale and we really have come full circle Tonight the show started with a family meeting to inform everyone that Rebecca is not a Walker by birth We end the show with Sarah and Kevin informing Nora that they think there is another Walker sibling somewhere out there Shades of the first season dont you think To that I can only say are they seriously going to do this storyline again While it was nice to see Tom Skerritt reprise the role of William in Kevins flashbacks his reappearance kicks off the hunt for Ryan and elevates William to the level of total skank himbo cheat Meanwhile Justin and Rebecca have made up and are now making out Awkward but you know anything for ratings Overshadowing all of these subplots was Kevin and Scottys commitment ceremony which was to be held at Noras with Kitty officiating Kevin really has come a long way from the neurotic commitment-phobe we met in the fir read more

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