It’s no secret that Season 5 of “Brothers & Sisters” doesn’t pick up right after the massive car wreck that killed Robert (Rob Lowe) and injured Holly (Patricia Wettig). The premiere picks up a year later.
“I can tell you that the year has brought a lot of changes,” executive producer David Marshall Grant tells Zap2it. “Obviously a year is going to do that. I think that we’re taking things based on that accident, I mean that’s where it all started for us in terms of where we have to go back to and I think the premiere does that.”
Grant revealed to us what happens to each character in the year before the premiere and how it will affect them in Season 5:
Nora (Sally Field): She continues in the quest to get out of the house and create a life for herself that doesn’t revolve around the kids. She gets a job as a florist. This season, she may also go on to host her own radio show called “Ask Mom,” which is ironic since she was trying to get away from being “mom.”
Kitty (Calista Flockhart): She has been going through a “crisis of identity,” Grant tells us, and she’s looking to reinvent herself. In the year after the crash, she has been hiding out at Ojai trying to figure out who she is other than “Kitty, the politician.” There, she meets her first romantic interest post-Robert — Jack, played by Jeremy Davidson.
Sarah (Rachel Griffiths): She is still happy with Luc, but dealing with tween-aged Paige. She’s also trying to figure out what to do about the new water geyser they discovered last season at Ojai. She’ll probably decide to sell the land, since she feels the money would be better to have than managing a new business. That, of course, causes some emotional conflicts for her and the family. We see a riotous family dinner coming!
Luc (Gilles Marini): Luc is still working on his art, but soon reality meets scripted when, wait for it… Luc becomes an underwear model! So, we’ll be seeing billboards of a close-to-nakey Luc throughout Los Angeles this season.
Saul (Ron Rifkin): As was disclosed in the season finale, Saul is HIV positive. He’s totally healthy and asymptomatic, but dealing with what that all means for him. In the new season, he’ll be dealing with a new romance with “No Ordinary Family’s” Stephen Collins.
For details on Kevin (Matthew Rhys) and Scotty (Luke MacFarlane), check out our story about Bobby Soto’s casting as their possible foster son.
And for the story on Justin (Dave Annable) and the soon-to-be-departing Rebecca (Emily VanCamp), read our story on how Emily will leave the show.
For the news on Tommy, played by Balthazar Getty, check out our article on the actor’s goodbye.