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2006, TV Show

Brothers & Sisters Episode: "It's Not Easy Being Green"

Season 3, Episode 13
Episode Synopsis: Greenatopia's launch coincides with a shocking admission from one of Sarah's business partners; Nora renews a romance with a former beau (Nigel Havers).
Original Air Date: Jan 18, 2009
Guest Cast Cotter Smith: Gordon Alexander Kaitlin Doubleday: Chelsea Yeager David Brisbin: Sen. Wade Newman Nigel Havers: Roger Grant Dileep Rao: Arlo Natterson Eric Christian Olsen: Kyle DeWitt Will McCormack: Ethan Travis
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Season 3, Episode 13
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Length: 43:29
Aired: 1/18/2009
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Brothers & Sisters Episode Recap: "It's Not Easy Being Green" Season 3, Episode 13

In this episode — which sadly featured no Kermit the Frog references to go along with the title — several of the Walker ladies were dealing with sex issues (with men and for Sarah, with a daughter). Plus, Sarah's issues are complicated by her final attempt to secure financing for Greenatopia, Meanwhile, Kevin tries to keep it together while quail hunting with Republican bigwigs to help Robert's (secret) bid for governor, Justin makes a new friend at NA, and three post-party walk of shames are far from what they should (or could) have been.

Let's start, as the episode did, in the elevator with Nora, Sarah and Rebecca. Each looks disheveled and disoriented from the prior evening's activities, which the episode then begins to explore. But before we get to that, a few words on Kevin's hunting trip. He has to play the part he used to assume during his dad's hunting trips: fitting in though he is miserable. Surprisingly, Kevin is the best shooter in the field, but when Robert's friends take their liberal insults a little too far, Kevin snaps, telling them off and angering Robert (not to mention hurting his chances to earn their support for the governor's seat, which he already doesn't have, we learn). Kevin makes good at dinner, apologizing and using Robert's patience with him as a sign of his loyalty to those who support him. He does the trick in winning them over, as Robert tells Kevin he has their support. Now he only has to come clean with Kitty...

On to the sex... or the attempted sex.

Nora
When Saul points out that Roger and Nora's little back and forth over her cancer center is the two of them "falling in lust," of course Nora refuses. But when Roger finds out that Nora is dateless for Sarah's Greenatopia launch party, he invites himself along to learn new strategies for Nora's "eco-friendly" building plan. But when Sarah takes out her problems (more on that below) on Nora, saying she is in denial about her own sex life, Nora hits the dance floor for some cocktail-induced dancing. Which leads to come cocktail-induced room-spinning, and then some cocktail-induced making out with Roger in one of the rooms reserved for the party. Too bad the cocktails ultimately won out, with Nora passing out well before Rog ever got to first base.

Sarah
After the tech conference that caused Sarah to take a second mortgage on her house didn't go as well as planned (she didn't have a Facebook page or know how to Twitter), Sarah was feeling old and sorry for herself. To make matters worse, Nora let Paige buy a more "mature" outfit for the party, which didn't make Sarah very happy. (In her own words, she likened the own outfit to "Hannah Montana meets a call girl" and "Frederick's of Hollywood for juniors"). When she returns the outfit, Paige calls Sarah old and ugly, saying "no wonder Dad left you." In any case, Sarah puts it behind her to try and land her final investor at the launch party. And she does so, despite almost scaring him off with her insecurity about her age and "experience." Once the deal is done, business partner Ethan makes the most of Sarah's insecurity/vulnerability and spills the beans on the crush he has had on her since Day 1. Cut to them making out in one of the reserved rooms. No one passes out in this scenario, but Sarah comes to her senses, choosing simply to drink overpriced minibar drinks to celebrate.

Rebecca
In all her helping with the planning for Sarah's party, Rebecca and Justin's relationship has taken a back seat. Holly tells Rebecca to balance work and relationships, and gives her the day after the launch party off. As such, Rebecca books the honeymoon suite for Justin and her to use after the party is over. However, Justin meets Chelsea at his NA, and she asks him to be her (temporary) sponsor. Although the program frowns on opposite-sex sponsor-sponsee relationships, Justin wants to help her. Rebecca is a little wonky on the idea, but allows it, even though it means Justin bails on her just minutes before the party. When he calls to say he won't make it all, Kyle moves in for the kill. After some dancing, he walks Rebecca to the honeymoon suite and makes his move...but Rebecca shuts him down. She confesses her love for Justin, to which Kyle can only respond, "but he's an idiot...a very lucky idiot." So Rebecca spends the night alone.

Walk of Shame
It's Justin who finds Nora, Sarah and Rebecca the next morning after worrying (mostly about Rebecca) all night. They each share their (uneventful) stories, but then come to their "learning" moments. For Rebecca, she learns that it is important to Justin to make him feel like he is "helping" her, and when they make up, they end up back in the honeymoon suite for a few hours before check out.

Nora tells Sarah she's sorry for saying the things she did to Sarah about her feelings toward Paige. While Sarah felt her "ship had sailed" Nora feared her "ship had sunk." Nora learns that's not true when Roger turns up at the house, reminding Nora that he is working on "being green" to remain relevant. But he wants to remain relevant in his love life too, choosing not to let Nora worry about not kissing him 30 years ago, and reminding her it's OK to do so now. Finally letting go of her insecurity, she moves in for a kiss that she finishes without passing out. Yay, Nora!

Finally, Sarah tells Paige that she knows she has to accept that her daughter is growing up and that compromise will have to prevail. But she also says that sometimes she will be right, no matter how much Paige dislikes it. IN a sign of good faith, Sarah gives Paige back the outfit she wanted...this time with a jacket and leggings to cover up some of her 10-year-old skin. It was a nice mother-daughter moment, particularly as Sarah reminded Paige that "you have your whole life to be old, you don't have to be in such a rush."

So what did you think of the episode? What do you think is next for Greenatopia now that they have an investor? Will Ethan continue pursuing Sarah even after being shot down? Do you think Chelsea will further complicate Justin and Rebecca's relationship? And how happy are you for Nora? Share your thoughts and comments below!

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In this episode — which sadly featured no Kermit the Frog references to go along with the title — several of the Walker ladies were dealing with sex issues (with men and for Sarah, with a daughter). Plus, Sarah's issues are complicated by her final attempt to secure financing for Greenatopia, Meanwhile, Kevin tries to keep it together while quail hunting with Republican bigwigs to help Robert's (secret) bid for governor, Justin makes a new friend at NA, and three post-party walk of shames are far from what they should (or could) have been.

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