BROTHER & SISTERS Recap: Going Once… Going Twice

November 17, 2008 by  

Happy Monday GMMRers. Jamie again with your Brothers and Sisters action this week. I apologize for the lack of update last week, I was enjoying California and when I returned home, I discovered all my shows hadn’t taped. After recovering from my despair I managed to pull myself together and watched online.

So here’s a brief catch-up of what happened last week. Tommy and Julia celebrated their wedding anniversary in a magical way while Justin and Rebecca get spooked about their own romance but in the end exchanged “I love you”’s to each other. Sarah realized that Kyle and Ethan are just big children but the boys surprisingly make all the changes to the site they needed and show their commitment to the project. Nora tries to convince George Lafferty that he could trust her and her family and Holly pooped all over her efforts. Meanwhile Kitty’s fears and paranoia cost the McCallisters’ a shot at adoption when the birth mother passes on them.

This week Kevin attempts to over compensate for his recent pay cut by seizing Nora’s dream house from her grasp as a gift to Scotty. Yet again another Walker family dinner and Justin tries to play matchmaker and set Saul up. So let’s jump right into the madness……

Right away we lean that not only has Scotty recently been getting press for his work, but that he has also been promoted to Head Chef at his restaurant. Kevin gives Scotty a framed copy of the magazine featuring him on the cover and they cuddle and kiss. Aww. Kevin mentions that Sarah’s dinner for Scotty will now be extra special. I am thrilled to see Scotty having a storyline. With Scotty’s success, Kevin faces the reality that his career change has greatly affected his pay and he is now a lowly government employee with a paycheck to match.

Saul and Nora are having an early breakfast and discussing her charity. He offers to help but she refuses and assures him that she has everything under control and is buying her 1st house today. Justin barges in and inquires about their house. Nora informs him that his father bought the Walker house without even consulting her. After Saul makes his exit Justin vents that Saul is sad and needs to find a life. Nora puts him in his place by reminding him that his life isn’t so grand either! Yay Nora, it needed to be said.

Robert stumbles upon Kitty watching TV programs about underprivileged families and single moms. Robert brings this problem to Kevin (who is on speakerphone with Sarah chatting about Scotty’s party and the menu, and eventually Tommy, Nora and Justin all join in). It was speakerphone madness and I loved it. It’s fun to watch Robert struggle to balance the Walker wackiness. The family all decide to keep Kitty busy. (During that speakerphone conversation there was a lot of talk about high school, a dance of humiliation and a spandex debacle….WHAT???) The family agrees that Sarah will distract Kitty with looking over her “Green-a-topia” business proposal. Robert snaps at Kevin for his speakerphone etiquette.

Justin meets a funny gay man at his Narcotics Anonymous meeting and decides to play matchmaker and set him up with Saul. I adore David Foley and love his character Paul. I hope he isn’t a one time guest star, fingers crossed. Justin invites him to Sarah’s “Scotty” dinner. Justin tells Rebecca that he is setting Paul up with Saul and Holly just happens to overhear and tells Justin that she thinks it’s a good thing that he is doing. Justin seemed pleased by Holly’s support, then leaves. Rebecca asks Holly if that’s how she really feels or is she just looking forward to another ruined Walker family dinner. Holly admits it stinks and she does like the idea of a spoiled evening but lied to Justin because he is Rebecca’s boyfriend and she wants him to like her. Holly, Holly, Holly you just can’t play fair ever!!!

Kevin talks to Nora about her buying a house at auction and manages to bully his way into tagging along. Once there, he nags her about all the downfalls of owning this type of house. This continues and Nora misses out on the 1st property. Kevin then sees the second property and thinks it would be perfect for him and Scotty. Nora is visibly pissed, but Kevin ignores her and in a dreamy haze buys the house for himself.

Sarah, as planned goes to Kitty and asked for her help. She explains to Kitty that she’s besieged with planning Scotty’s party and needs Kitty’s help with her “Green-a-topia” business proposal. Kitty shows up early for dinner and goes on and on about all the problems with her proposal. Sarah is justifiably annoyed that Kitty has so many complaints. Tommy, thank goodness, arrives with the wine. A entire case, that should satisfy the Walker clan. Paul then arrives, two hours early and hangs out with gang. He is a chatty one and blabs to everyone about anything.

Dinner time, Saul arrives, and is quite shocked at his blind date. He has some choice words for Justin. Seconds after Sarah’s toast to Scotty, Kevin announces that he bought Scotty and himself a house. Scotty is very upset and leaves the table. Nora quickly comes to Scotty’s defense, claiming that Scotty and she feel bulldozed and bullied by Kevin. She compares Kevin to his father and then Nora leaves the dinner as well.

Sarah and Kitty have a heart to heart about the proposal and Kitty’s depression. Sarah comes clean about giving Kitty busywork to keep her occupied. Kitty isn’t thrilled but understands and admits she is sad and is trying to deal with her mistakes. The two hug and cry and make up with each other.

Justin apologizes to Saul for the fix up and Saul confides to him that he is seeing someone.

Kevin returns home to angry Scotty. They fight and Scotty tries to address the real issue. He feels that Kevin is competing with him and is being threatened that Scotty is now becoming his equal. Kevin finally explains his pay cut and they talk it out. Scotty tells his hubby that he wants them to buy the house together someday, but he’s in no rush, and wants to save money responsibly. Kevin gives Nora the house and changes his surprise gift to his hubby and brings Scotty to the bank to open a joint checking account. I find this couple irresistible, they are so cute.

Kitty fills Robert in on the dinner he missed and he notices she’s back to watching the news. She tells him that she feels better about losing the baby but not completely. Robert comforts Kitty and shares his confidence that they will get another chance to have a baby. He asks her not to shut him out of her feelings anymore and Kitty agrees. Robert begs her to tell him about the spandex incident.

What did you think of the episode? Still no mention about Tommy and Saul’s conversation from a few weeks ago, my curiosity is killing me. I wonder what they are going to do and when? What are your feelings on Dave Foley’s Paul? What was the Spandex incident? Who is Saul dating? Share your thoughts below and check back next week for more!

The show will be pre-empted next week due to the American Music Awards so see you in 2 weeks.

Posted by: Jamie

Your Brothers and Sisters devotee for this season is Jamie aka Jamer (GMMR handle). She hails from Vancouver BC and is pumped to be adding a dash of Canadian flare to the GMMR. So what will the Walker’s have in store for us this year? I don’t know but let’s enjoy the bumpy ride together!

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3 Responses to “BROTHER & SISTERS Recap: Going Once… Going Twice”

  1. Nicole on November 18th, 2008 5:57 pm

    I just caught this episode on dvr last night – I was pretty appalled by Kevin’s behaviour at the auction; I mean c’mon! If I had a bone to pick with the show this year it would be that the main characters seem to do a lot of things that would be so ridiculous or over the top in real life. It’s sometimes hard to empathize with them because they are so out of control.

    That being said, I still love this show and Kevin and Scotty could completely take it over and I would be a happy viewer. Not that I don’t love the rest of the cast, which is great, but those two are so fun to watch. And the kiss in front of the bank? More of that please!

    One more bone to pick actually…either get rid of Julia or use her regularly. It’s really noticeable that she only pops up once every seven episodes or so!

  2. Jamer on November 18th, 2008 7:13 pm

    I totally forgot to mention Dave Foley’s Paul’s quote “Dinner and a Show” I laughed so hard!

    Loved all the affection Scotty and Kevin dysplayed this week.

    i could not agree with you more Nicole about Julia!! She pops in once and awhile but that is it. Give her a story or the boot writers!!

  3. Tricia on November 19th, 2008 1:50 am

    Is it just me or does it seem like every episode has a huge fight at a dinner party in it? They should just call the show “Let’s argue at dinner”.

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