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Brothers & Sisters Episode: "Lost and Found"

Season 3, Episode 15
Episode Synopsis: Rebecca sets out for New York to find her father; Nora believes the time is right to contact Ryan Lafferty; Tommy's scheme to oust Holly from Ojai hits a significant obstacle.
Original Air Date: Feb 15, 2009
Guest Cast Jim Gleason: Walter Geary
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Brothers & Sisters Episode Recap: "Lost and Found" Season 3, Episode 15

In this episode, several of this season's key storylines took drastic steps toward their emotional peaks: Nora finally puts a face with Ryan Lafferty, Kitty and Robert (somewhat) discuss their differences about his running for governor (and their marriage), and the heat gets turned up on Tommy's plan to take control of Ojai when Holly gives the contract she signed a second look. Meanwhile, Rebecca and David spend some dad-daughter time together in New York. How did all these threads tie together? Let's find out!

The episode opens with Nora — still shaken up over ending her tryst with Roger the Architect, according to Saul — informing her brother that she is going to Berkeley to meet with Ryan Lafferty, the final (I hope) missing Walker child. Saul doesn't approve, reminding Nora that Ryan was yet another of William's messes that she didn't need to clean up. (Yeah, right. Doesn't he know his own sister?) Nora makes the trip anyway, and her first meeting with Ryan is... well, awkward, naturally. Ryan is shocked to see Nora so soon after the phone call, but ends his shift at the coffee shop early to sit and look at some pictures that "make it all real." Despite his initial standoffish-ness, Ryan eventually seems to warm up to Nora enough to hear all about William's sordid past. Then, on a dime, Ryan decides he doesn't need a mother, basically sending Nora on her way.

But then the hot-and-cold streak continues as Ryan pays a late-night visit to Nora's hotel. He's obviously confused about the whole deal, and Nora, as Saul predicted, takes some of the blame for William's mess, suggesting she sometimes felt he was cheating but didn't say anything. She offers to help clean up the mess by buying Ryan a plane ticket to meet his brothers and sisters, and Ryan accepts... until the next day when the cab shows up and Ryan doesn't. He calls Nora to inform her he won't be coming, and the disappointment (and worry) is all over her face. Side note: I know the kid has legitimate issues, but he was so back and forth in this episode my head was spinning.

Meanwhile, back at McCallister campaign headquarters, Kevin warns Robert that Kitty is a ticking time bomb which Robert set when he told her he was running for governor. Even when Kitty appears to be calm and reasonable, Kevin is still afraid to be in the same room with her. While not as explosive as usual Walker blowups, Kitty eventually does do some damage with her political (and personal) comments during a newspaper interview to promote her new book. Robert, given the chance to respond, tells Kevin to have the profile piece killed altogether. Kevin talks to Kitty, who reveals a deeper rift in her marriage to Robert, suggesting she can't ask Robert to sit this race out, "because he'll say no." Upon hearing this, Kevin refuses to kill the story, and tells Robert to handle it (and his problems with Kitty) himself.

Robert eventually comes to Kitty and apologizes, acknowledging that he kept her out of the decision-making process because he was afraid she would have said no from the beginning. He assures Kitty that in a choice between her or the governor's mansion, Kitty would be his choice. Robert also promises to let Kitty's voice be heard, working his campaign around her and her activities, rather than trying to keep her in a box. With her faith restored, Kitty vows to not make it harder for him and even goes to Kevin to try and soften the comments she made in the interview. Unfortunately, Robert had the story killed anyway, basically brining Kitty back to Square 1.

Finally, Justin and Holly max out Rebecca's voice mail inbox while trying to get in touch with her. Rebecca however, is enjoying sleeping until noon in NYC and hanging photographs with her dad for a new gallery. Needless to say, Rebecca's interactions with David were as awkward as Nora and Ryan's, but they struggle through it and make progress. Until, over dinner, David asks what Rebecca is running from. Rebecca denies bolting, but David, a pro at skipping town, knows something is up, and presses the matter until Rebecca leaves. David catches up to her at a bar, and tells her he's sorry for leaving her in California, even though she asked him to. He said he took the out she gave him, but never should have. Even more, he hops on Rebecca's flight back home, vowing to make their relationship work.

Rebecca's absence has a far more profound effect on Holly, however, when she finds a copy of the contract for Ojai's acquisition of Crawford's orchard while looking for clues about Rebecca's disappearance. Noting a strange third party on the contract, Holly takes the contract to Saul for a once over. Saul assures Holly that "Omni" is just a holding company for Crawford, and she has nothing to worry about. But knowing better, Saul scolds Tommy for continuing on in his plan to oust Holly. Tommy can't be reasoned with, again arguing that he's trying to keep the family business in the family, but Saul won't be won over. Ultimately, though, Tommy tells Saul it doesn't matter, because the deal is done. Holly, however, consults the lawyers, who uncover that Omni was established by Tommy only five weeks prior, and she immediately realizes what he's up to. And it would appear her lawyers are ready to help take Tommy down.

Though a lot of emotional ground was covered in this episode, it seemed sort of a slow calm before the storm. That's true enough, given that in two weeks (darn Oscars!) we have the two-hour movie event (no spoilers here) that it appears will rock the boat quite a bit. What did you think of this episode? Share your thoughts and comments below.

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In this episode, several of this season's key storylines took drastic steps toward their emotional peaks: Nora finally puts a face with Ryan Lafferty, Kitty and Robert (somewhat) discuss their differences about his running for governor (and their marriage), and the heat gets turned up on Tommy's plan to take control of Ojai when Holly gives the contract she signed a second look. Meanwhile, Rebecca and David spend some dad-daughter time together in New York. How did all these threads tie together? Let's find out!

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