The only thing that the season premiere of Brothers & Sisters accomplished was leaving me with a seriously icky feeling. Don’t get me wrong, I’m so happy it’s back, but I hope it can take a comedic turn here pretty quickly. When we left off, there was both a lot and a little going on with the Walker clan. Their return found Holly and Nora planning an engagement party for their respective children, now engaged. When Holly realized Nora gave Justin an antique ring of her grandmother’s, not to be outdone, Holly bought them a car. And that wasn’t all — she also planned an all-white celebration complete with a white baby grand piano. The only problem is that the lovebirds aren’t singing such a happy tune right now.
Justin found out that Robert made some calls to get him in to med school, and his grades aren’t good enough to keep him there for long. Stressed out, he showed up late to the party and proceeded to get in an ugly fight with Rebecca. No worries, all was fine by the end of the episode, but we nearly saw a vehicular tragedy when they almost got into an accident in their new car on the way to a picnic. Let’s hope for better things on the horizon for them.
Kitty is sick. We don’t know what the health issue is yet, but it’s serious and my concern is that they’re going to kill her off, which they better not do. This is an ensemble cast, after all, and it sure would hurt for bits of the ensemble to be taken away from us. Next week, she starts talking about it to the family but may not be able to tell Robert just yet.
Elsewhere, Tommy is still gone and Sarah is getting ready to go to Paris. Not sure if we’ll see her in Paris, though…? She didn’t have much of a role in this episode other than her hilarious internet dating fiascos. Scotty and Kevin are considering surrogacy, but the cost ($130,000+) may be too much for Scotty to bear. Some of the best lines of the episode came from Nora and Saul’s mother, who is about as old-fashioned and opinionated as they come. Of baby Evan: “One thing that can be said of them. They sure make cute kids.” Ahhh, old people.