brothers sisters210 'Brothers & Sisters': Rebecca's pregnant!Tonight on “Brothers & Sisters,” there’s a new Walker on the way!

Nora & Cute Doctor Guy
Nora is trying to deal with donations being down at her cancer center but can’t concentrate because Kitty is considering alternative medicine instead of chemo and she
doesn’t want anyone’s help. Nora ends up making a new “friend” named Simon Craig. He’s a volunteer, a doctor and quite handsome, so you go with your cougar-self, Nora Walker. He takes her for a ride on his motorcycle. Because she needs a cooooool rider, a coooool rider. If he’s cool enough he can burn her through and through.

He assures her that everyone threatens to quit chemo at some point but that almost everyone goes back. He says that she shouldn’t quit chemo, but that belief in the power to change things might be just what she needs. At the Open Doors benefit that night, Simon asks Nora out. Woo woo.

Kitty & Robert

A total right-wing lunatic is
entering the Republican primary for the Governor of California, who accuses Robert of being too liberal. Robert gives him a talking-to that makes me think Aaron Sorkin wrote this episode. I heart Sam Seaborne.

Meanwhile, Nora calls in Sarah for reinforcements with Kitty, who immediately goes after
Kitty to talk about it. Apparently Kitty ran into a woman who had her
type of Lymphoma and is in complete remission after using the power of
her mind and alternative medicines. It sounds a lot like the whole Suzanne Somers thing.

Sarah helps Kitty get all dolled up for the Open Doors benefit and Nora crashes the facial party. Nora and Sarah go off to talk about it, but Kitty overhears and tells them to leave her alone. At the benefit, Kitty’s hair starts to fall out.

Nora follows her into the bathroom and Kitty cries. Sarah then busts her way in and sees Kitty’s bald patch. They fix her hair and she and Robert go home. The next morning, she shaves her head. Man, you should really have taken that hair to Locks of Love.  I suppose that wouldn’t be as dramatic. When she comes out, Nora and Sarah help her try on wigs.

Kevin & Scotty
Scotty’s father stops by, dressed as Cluv the Crusader for a comic
convention. He has to tell Scotty that his mother left him. Scotty’s
worried it happened because he’s gay, but his dad assures him they just
drifted apart. Scotty then tells his dad about the surrogacy and he’s
happy for them.

When Scotty and Kevin go to his dad’s hotel to pick him up, they spy him chatting up a pretty blonde lady. Kevin has to run off because Robert’s tirade was caught on camera. When Wally has to make an excuse to go upstairs, he has to confess that he’s been seeing blonde lady for awhile. Her name is Moira and that’s why Scotty’s mom left. Scotty storms off.

Meanwhile, Kevin thinks Robert’s tirade might now give his opponent in the primary some teeth. Robert says he won’t disavow what he said.

The next day, Scotty realizes that he doesn’t care his father had an affair because he knew his mom was hard. He just wishes his dad had learned to care about himself sooner. Kevin assures him that HIS father “took care” of himself all the time and it didn’t make it better. A package arrives, it’s Wally’s Captain America comic from the 1940s. It’s for Scotty and Kevin to help pay for the baby. Awwww.

Rebecca & Justin
Rebecca has been in bed for a week because she “had the flu.” Justin
keeps trying to diagnose her because he’s all worried and a shiny new
med student but she says she’s fine. Except she’s all nauseous and her sense of smell is off, so… Rebecca’s preggers. And right at the end of the episode, Justin apologizes for trying to diagnose Rebecca and says he can’t imagine having a baby right now. Which is Rebecca’s cue to look at a pregnancy test. Where did that come from? How did Justin not see it in her hand? This whole storyline tonight was so predictable and lame.

Thoughts & Tidbits

  • That’s exciting, two new babies (once Kevin and Scotty get going).
  • Don’t sell the comic book! Keep it, because it’s worth more than money.
  • Rachel Griffiths looked just a dish in that purple dress at the benefit, beautiful.
Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."