Brothers & Sisters Episode Recap ‘Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off’

Brothers & Sisters Episode Recap: “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off”

In the penultimate Season 3 episode, Brothers & Sisters took just a second to let everyone catch their breath, refocus and think (or not, in some cases) before they act. But that’s not to say the episode was boring. Kitty — with the aid of some William Walker flashbacks — comes to a decision about her rocky marriage with Robert, Nora is hell-bent on finding Tommy, no matter what anyone in the family says, and Ryan’s “secret” gets out, causing a huge “Walker meltdown,” as Robert puts it. Plus, Sarah deals with the news that Joe is getting remarried, Kevin battles with taking sides in the Kitty-Robert struggle, and Justin has maybe the best week of his life ever. All the details lie ahead!… more

Tough love on ‘Brothers & Sisters’

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I’m at a loss this week, because the Walkers and Walker Satellites were acting like rational adults on “Brothers & Sisters.” Sure, there was drama, conflict and a fair amount of angst, but they all (with a few exceptions) stepped up and took responsibility for themselves. I actually felt for these people this week.

Kitty, Robert and Kevin
Robert overhears Kitty talking furtively to someone, including the phrase “No, he hasn’t left yet,” and figures she’s talking to Alec. He confronts the man in the park. Nope — she was talking to Kevin, planning the surprise “Welcome back to work after recovering from your covered-up heart attack” party at the office.

Kevin can see that something is going on, and gets Robert to spill that Kitty may be having an affair. Kevin then talks to Kitty, who is defensive — I never slept with Alec, and anyone else would have in my place, and besides, this is all just because I don’t want to be like mom! “Doesn’t having an affair make you more like dad?” Kevin asks. Ouch. Also, yep!

Some flashbacks about Papa Walker make Kitty realize what a schmuck he was and what a schmuck she’s being, so she breaks it off with Alec. But this doesn’t mean all our problems are solved, she tells Robert. We need some space to figure things out. You’re asking for a separation? Robert asks. I guess I am, she replies.

Sarah and Holly
Ojai is throwing a Unity Party to reassure the masses that everything is shiny and happy and peaceful between the two Glorious Leaders. Holly proposes doing a musical number to make fun of themselves. Sarah has other things on her mind: Joe and his first wife are getting remarried. Ouch. She tells Holly. Why?

Ryan, Rebecca and Justin
Ryan apologizes for the mustache-twirling last episode and reassures Rebecca that everything is fine. As Rebecca has been avoiding him like the plague — which takes some skill, as he’s still staying at her house — we’re not so sure. But she does agree to go to the upcoming Ojai Unity Party with him. Why?!? Argh!

Meanwhile, Justin discovers he’s been admitted to one of the medical programs he applied to, and he and Rebecca celebrate with sex. Looks like they’re back together! Rebecca tells him about Ryan’s theory about his mom committing suicide because of something William did to her, and that makes Justin ok with him. Will he be quite so ok when he hears that Ryan kisses Rebecca and thanks her for their “date?” Somehow I doubt it…

The Party
Justin confronts Ryan about the kiss, and Ryan mouths off — we’re on a date! She kissed me back! Justin tells him he’s delusional, and says he knows about Ryan’s antipathy toward the family and his deal with Holly. Sarah overhears that part, and then it’s time for them to go on stage. This leads to a lovely little passive-aggressive duet, where Sarah purposely mangles “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off.” Heh. She and Holly retreat to the bar and have it out , not realizing they’re still mic’d. Sarah calls Holly a borderline sociopath, and Holly calls Sarah lonely. Ryan storms back and is pissy, then stalks off.

The Aftermath
Kitty follows Ryan home and tells him that her flashbacks suggest that William probably was the impetus for his mom’s suicide. The next day, Holly and Sarah discover that instead of quitting, Ryan showed up to work early. They won’t have an easy time getting rid of him. Justin proposes to Rebecca, who accepts. You’d expect Nora to immediately start planning the wedding, but she’s distracted. Robert used his connections (our tax dollars at work!) to track down Tommy, and she’s traveled to the Mexican town where he’s hiding out. Dun dun dun!

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Everyone’s got something to hide in this episode of Brothers & Sisters, but before the hour winds up, most everybody’s secrets are out of the bag, for better or for worse. Kitty continues her “emotional affair” with “hot park guy” Alec, but her puppy love ends up hurting her, physically and emotionally. In Tommy’s absence, Julia faces foreclosure on her house, but is too afraid to tell Kevin and Nora why she can’t accept their help. And weasel-y Ryan weasels his way into a job and weasel-y Holly’s good graces by becoming her mole (thought I was going to say weasel didn’t you?) on the Ojai board, but only tells Rebecca. All that, plus (two!) stuffed ponies, some airbag burns and even some tears lie ahead in this week’s recap….read more

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This episode of Brothers & Sisters definitely lived up to its name. Coming off a monthlong break, the show picked up right where it left off and threw in some raunch for good measure. Sarah was on the prowl, ultimately “crunching some numbers” with a steamy Ojai accountant; Nora was once again wooed by her British architect beau, Roger; and Kevin and Scotty were nearly persuaded into a threesome by one of Kevin’s exes. Robert wants to move his recovery into the bedroom, but Kitty has a headache — and maybe an intellectual affair. Let’s kiss and tell, shall we?….read more

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