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Brothers & Sisters Season 3 Episodes

24 Episodes 2008 - 2009

Family dysfunction continues to reign supreme in Season 3 of the ongoing saga of the Walker clan, fueled in part by matriarch Nora (Sally Field) deciding to reach out to her late husband's love child, Ryan Lafferty (Luke Grimes)\, with an invitation to stay at her house and become acquainted with her less-than-enthusiastic family. Justin and Rebecca (Dave Annable, Emily VanCamp) take their relationship to the next level after learning they are not blood relatives, but Justin decides to cool it down when it becomes hot and heavy. In turn, Rebecca befriends Ryan, who may be looking for more than a friend. Accepting of his uncle Saul (Ron Rifkin) and his now-unburdened sexuality, Justin sets him up with an unlikely blind date (Dave Foley). Kitty (Calista Flockhart) writes a tell-all book that dishes on Robert's campaign by serving up tidbits about her family members. Robert (Rob Lowe) then gives her a choice: either publish the tome or resign as his communications director. Though not a quitter, Kitty realizes it would give her more free time as they proceed with adoption plans. While newlywed Kevin (Matthew Rhys) tries to make a happy home for Scotty (Luke Macfarlane), he encounters trouble at his law office and considers a position working with brother-in-law and political opposite Robert. Rebecca is offered a job working with her mother, Holly (Patricia Wettig), much to the dismay of partner Tommy (Balthazar Getty). And Sarah (Rachel Griffiths), disapproving of how Holly and Tommy are handling Ojai, leaves the family business and contemplates investing in a small Internet company. But Tommy's business plans go well beyond Sarah's imagination.

Episode 1

Glass Houses

Sun, Sep 28, 2008 59 mins

In the third-season premiere, the Walker children try to make contact with their long-lost sibling without Nora's knowledge. Meanwhile, Kitty and Robert proceed with their plans to adopt, Rebecca and Justin do their best to keep their relationship a secret and Kevin faces a sudden threat to his career.

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Episode 2

Book Burning

Sun, Oct 5, 2008 59 mins

Kitty shocks Robert and the rest of her family by publishing a revealing memoir about her husband's ill-fated White House run and the ups and downs of the Walkers. Meanwhile, Justin tries an unconventional approach in his relationship with Rebecca.

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Episode 3

Tug of War

Sun, Oct 12, 2008 59 mins

Sarah and Saul react to Holly's latest power play; Kevin experiences discrimination at work for the first time; and Justin encounters a soldier with whom he served in Iraq.

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Episode 4

Everything Must Go

Sun, Oct 19, 2008 59 mins

Determined to rid herself of reminders of her deceased husband and devote her time to a worthy cause, Nora plans a garage sale to peddle all of William's personal effects. Meanwhile, Robert tries to find a replacement for an important position; estranged siblings are reunited by a time capsule; and Holly begins a search for Ryan.

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Episode 5

You Get What You Need

Sun, Oct 26, 2008 59 mins

The revelation that Holly has been searching for Ryan hits a sour note with Rebecca and the Walkers. Meanwhile, Kevin has his first social excursion with Scotty's conservative parents. Directed by Chad Lowe, whose older brother, Rob, plays Sen. McCallister.

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Episode 6

Bakersfield

Sun, Nov 2, 2008 59 mins

Skeptical of Holly's intentions, Nora goes on a mission to find out more about William's illegitimate son; Kitty and Robert take the next step in the adoption process.

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Episode 7

Do You Believe in Magic?

Sun, Nov 9, 2008 59 mins

Tommy and Julia make their anniversary a night to remember; Justin and Rebecca's romance encounters a new twist; and Kitty and Robert's adoption quest hits a snag.

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Episode 8

Going Once...Going Twice

Sun, Nov 16, 2008 59 mins

A recent setback at work causes Kevin to spoil his mother's real-estate plans, and Justin plays matchmaker for Saul by setting him up on a date with an unlikely candidate (Dave Foley).

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Episode 9

Unfinished Business

Sun, Nov 30, 2008 59 mins

Sarah's risky business move comes with a healthy dose of humility; Nora needs her family's help with her charity venture; Tommy is floored by Holly's decision to give Rebecca an important job at the winery without his approval; and Kitty and Robert's adoption process faces a formidable hurdle.

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Episode 10

Just a Sliver

Sun, Dec 7, 2008 59 mins

Scheduling conflicts get in the way of a large gathering of the Walkers for Thanksgiving, but a medical matter concerning Tommy and Julia's little girl brings them together.

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Episode 11

A Father Dreams

Sun, Jan 4, 2009 59 mins

Elizabeth's illness raises the tension between Tommy and Kevin to a new level; Saul surprises Nora with a face from the past; and Justin makes plans to move out of the family homestead.

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Episode 12

Sibling Rivalry

Sun, Jan 11, 2009 59 mins

Kitty promotes her book about Robert's campaign on "Live With Regis and Kelly." Meanwhile, Sarah's new Internet venture faces a considerable financial obstacle, and Tommy and Saul try to force Holly out of the family business. Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa appear as themselves.

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Episode 13

It's Not Easy Being Green

Sun, Jan 18, 2009 59 mins

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).

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Episode 14

Owning It

Sun, Feb 8, 2009 59 mins

Rebecca seeks wisdom from her father (Ken Olin) after she discovers Tommy's scheme to oust Holly from the family business; Nora is contacted by someone from William's past.

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Episode 15

Lost and Found

Sun, Feb 15, 2009 59 mins

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.

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Episode 16

Troubled Waters

Sun, Mar 1, 2009 59 mins

Part 1 of 2. The joy of a new arrival for the Walkers is tempered by a serious health crisis that affects their inner circle. Meanwhile, Rebecca needs help from her father when she becomes privy to information that could bring down the family business and lead to prison for one of their own. Directed by Ken Olin.

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Episode 17

Troubled Waters

Sun, Mar 1, 2009 59 mins

Conclusion. The joy of a new arrival for the Walkers is tempered by a serious health crisis that affects their inner circle. Meanwhile, Rebecca needs help from her father when she becomes privy to information that could bring down the family business and lead to prison for one of their own. Directed by Ken Olin.

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Episode 18

Taking Sides

Sun, Mar 8, 2009 59 mins

Robert's gubernatorial quest continues in the wake of a recent medical issue and the birth of his adopted son; Saul and Sarah do their best to keep Tommy's legal problems from Nora; Ryan wastes little time getting involved in the Walkers' business.

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Episode 19

Spring Broken

Sun, Mar 15, 2009 59 mins

Kevin and Justin take Tommy on a much-needed mental-health vacation to clear his head about his monumental legal problems; Kitty goes to Nora's with her newborn son to get to know Ryan (Luke Grimes).

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Episode 20

Missing

Sun, Mar 22, 2009 59 mins

Nora turns to an unlikely ally to contact Tommy amid his swirling legal problems; Justin is suspicious of Ryan's interest in Rebecca.

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Episode 21

S3X

Sun, Apr 19, 2009 59 mins

Holly's contemplation of dropping the charges keeps the Walkers' hope alive that Tommy will come home; Kevin and Scotty mull an interesting suggestion from Chad (Jason Lewis); Kitty has doubts about her marriage's survival; Sarah prepares for yet another professional opportunity.

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Episode 22

Julia

Sun, Apr 26, 2009 59 mins

Growing tired of waiting for Tommy's return, Julia takes a hard look at her future; Holly and Sarah arrive at a détente in their relationship; Robert finally learns Kitty's secret.

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Episode 23

Let's Call the Whole Thing Off

Sun, May 3, 2009 59 mins

At a critical juncture in her marriage to Robert, Kitty takes stock of what's important in her life while reflecting on her father's reckless behavior. Meanwhile, Ryan learns a shocking detail about his mother's death, but he makes a mistake in his relationship with Rebecca. Tom Skerritt guest stars as William Walker.

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Episode 24

Mexico

Sun, May 10, 2009 59 mins

In the third-season finale, the Walkers' worst fears may be realized when their efforts to help Tommy are unfolding as an exercise in futility. Meanwhile, Robert and Kitty's marriage reaches the point of no return; Saul makes a startling revelation about Ryan's mother; and Justin forges ahead with his future plans. Directed by Ken Olin.

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