Brothers and Sisters: Prior Commitments

What a fantastic season finale of Brothers & Sisters! I couldn't have asked for more! It was a perfect combination of humor, quirk, sentiment, and sincerity! And of course it had some killer new revelations!


Poor Nora! After all these years of knowing her husband had one affair, now she'll find out that he actually had two! I feel like she was finally able to bury the hatchet, let bygones by bygones and accept the fact that she didn't have a perfect relationship with William. She also was able to find it in her heart to accept Rebecca, the girl who they thought to be his daughter, into her family and even move past the feud she had with Holly - his mistress! After finally accepting things for what they were she'll have yet another thing to deal with - the fact that he actually had a son- Ryan - with another woman!


Now she is one strong lady, but will she be able to accept this too? I had mixed feelings whether or not it was appropriate for Sarah and Kevin to approach Nora with the news. On some level I feel like it would have been better to keep it between them, and let the poor lady put her dead husband's infidelities to rest instead of opening that can of worms again!


Meanwhile- the wedding/commitment ceremony/whatever they called it- was perfect! It was intimate, supportive, and special for Kevin and Scotty. It wasn't over the top, but it wasn't treated lightly either. It highlighted Nora's motherly love and again reminded us the importance of family - both in chosen ones and ones that you can't choose. It also didn't have the hype around it that surrounds most TV weddings. Perfect!


And Saul coming to terms with the fact he is a gay man and finally going through the motions to "come out" to the Walker sibs was a great addition. It is a pretty monumental time for Saul, and I think Kevin and Scotty's example, with everyone else's support gives him a positive ideal to strive for. I love all the growth we've been seeing in Saul's character lately!


I also think that Kitty's pregnancy struggles were also presented very well. She finally accepted that she may not be able to have a baby herself, but that the important thing was that she had a baby- and thus Robert and her made the decision to adopt.


And lastly, the long-anticipated Justin-Rebecca kiss. It wasn't overdone, and its awkwardness was acknowledged, and I feel like they broached the topic tastefully and naturally. I even squealed a little watching it!


I'm sad to have my favorite Brothers and Sisters leave me for the summer, but I couldn't have asked for a more perfect way to end the season! I can't WAIT for season three!

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May 12, 2008 6:02PM EDT

I agree, the season finale was awsome.I love this series. It's the best!!It covers many topics, and the actors are fantastic!

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May 12, 2008 6:23PM EDT

What can i say but ditto...you have said it all, just as I was thinking...

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May 12, 2008 9:05PM EDT

Wait, Rebecca is not a Walker? Damn.....

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May 13, 2008 1:18AM EDT

This show had me in tears for the second week in a row! I thought it was an awesome season finale and yes, the commitment ceremony was pitch perfect (and it's no wonder that the show received an award from GLAAD honoring their work portraying a gay couple on the show; I can't say I've ever seen a better job done on television).I, always the pessimist, am a little bit concerned that the 'There's Another Walker Child (William Was a Man Whore), Part II' story line can only end up having a very been-there, done-that kind of feeling to it, but I guess I can't criticize what hasn't even happened yet :-).I'll eagerly await the next season!

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May 13, 2008 7:52PM EDT

the new affair makes season two one to be anticipated ajd i think kitty's speech about not expecting and then something happens might mean that they will adopt but still possibly end up pregnant...anyway i can't wait for season two!!

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