brothers sisters 290 'Brothers & Sisters': We all take a 'Pregnant Pause'Tonight on “Brothers & Sisters,”  the baby news comes crashing down on the Walkers.

Holly & David
David lays it out for Holly: either scale back the wedding or ask Nora
for help. Investigators are looking into the wine crime but that
doesn’t get her money back. Holly has to go to Nora, who
immediately wants to “help” with the plans, which causes Holly to storm
off. Hmmm. I don’t know if Holly really has any business doing that. You need HELP. Swallow your pride, woman.

Of course, Nora brings her a check and they make up. Nora swears no one will know about the money and that they have to learn to trust each other. Holly then asks how she’s supposed to deal with the whole “grandmother” thing and they laugh.

Nora/Simon, Kitty/Robert & 5th wheel Sarah
The Walker Manse has gone to seed since Nora’s been so busy having wild monkey sex all over (including the shower, which Kitty delightfully discovers). Kitty’s first call is to Sarah, naturally. Kevin calls and gets in on it, then Justin. It’s one of the classic Walker phone trees, this one featuring Nora’s sexy life. Awesome.

Sarah is totally jealous of Nora’s new boy-toy. Probably because she’s coveting him for herself. She hides her jealousy in a fit of “something’s fishy about this guy” and “digs up” on the internet two malpractice suits against him. Oooh, scary. My god, Sarah. Doctors get so many malpractice suits against them, it’s not even funny. I’d be MORE suspicious if he DIDN’T have any. Kevin is totally with me, when Scotty brings it up.

Meanwhile, Nora comes to Kitty with her news about Holly’s financial situation and Kitty spills the beans about the baby, thinking that Nora already knew. After the big party, Nora tells Kitty she told Simon to leave and then Sarah finally apologizes. They tell her to go after Simon and get her Mrs. Robinson on.

Rebecca & Justin
Rebecca still won’t ‘fess up about the baby. When Kitty goes dress
shopping with Rebecca, the dress won’t fit anymore (Lorelai Gilmore and
Quinn Fabray can sympathize). Kitty naturally figures it out and
Rebecca begs her not to tell.

Meanwhile, Justin gets his midterm grades and they are not good, so all
of his missing-out-on-family stuff is for naught because he’s still
sucking at med school. So he has a glass of champagne at the bachelor
party and Kevin freaks. Justin leaves and while he’s gone, Robert spills to the rest of the guys about the baby. Saul goes to talk to Justin and he confesses about the bad grades and says he misses Rebecca.

At Rebecca’s wedding meeting with the girls, Nora and Kitty are being totally weird about their secrets and Rebecca storms off. Simon shows up and Sarah grills him, like the bitch that she can sometimes be. She tells Nora about the malpractice suits and Nora calls her out on a good-looking, young guy would be interested in her. Nora apologizes that Luc left, but says it’s unfair for Sarah to take her broken heart out on Nora. Damn right, Nora. Smack her for me.

Finally, Justin and Rebecca talk and he confesses about the drink and she freaks and just blurts out that he’s going to be a father. She’s…. kind of a bitch about it. Maybe she and Sarah should start a club. They could have jackets made.

Justin can’t believe she told David and Kitty before him and when he storms out, he realizes everybody knows but Holly. So he tells Holly and leaves. Robert talks some sense to him about how people lie just to cope sometimes and that he should decide if he wants to be a father. Justin then asks if it’s an appropriate lie to say you want to have a baby when you don’t. Yikes.

Holly talks to Rebecca about it, assuring her that she loves her and is proud of her no matter what. Rebecca wants to keep the baby. When she and Justin finally talk, he says he feels overwhelmed. She says she wants the baby and Justin says he wants the baby too.

Scotty & Kevin
The guys have to go harvest their sperm for the surrogacy. Scotty’s
sperm wins the sperm count test, which Type A Kevin doesn’t take very well. At the end of the episode, Kevin goes to Sarah about the lawsuits, saying he thinks Simon got his medical license yanked. DUN DUN DUN.

Thoughts & Tidbits

  • Regarding Justin’s glass of champagne: Justin was addicted to
    vicodin. That’s not the same. I’m pretty sure recovering alcoholics
    could still have pain meds if he or she were injured, for example, so I’m
    not sure that there’s a problem here. On the other hand, I see why
    Kevin is concerned. Also, I’ve never been in a substance abuse program, so I’m no expert on what’s what.
  • So, did Justin lie about the baby? Or did he come around? I’m going with “lied.”
  • [Kevin hears about Nora’s sexy time while at the fertility clinic]
    Kevin: There is not a DVD in all of West Hollywood that could counteract what I just heard.

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