Sarah and Luc are reunited, and it's like one big beautiful Roxette song because his tourist visa is running out in a mere four weeks. Obviously this weighs heavily on everyone's mind, because did you see those dimples? Justin suggests Luc marry any old desperate thirtysomething to get his green card, and everyone laughs like it is the most creative, interesting idea they've ever heard, ever. (Like Kevin hasn't sat through Green Card, like, a dozen times.) Except Nora, who doesn't like the subversion of marriage. Luckily, Luc's young, sexy gallery owner friend has been offering to marry him for years now. Sarah is totally on board with the plan for her boyfriend to marry someone else.
Rebecca takes out her baby angst by hitting the gym and taking some time to not talk about her miscarriage. That doesn't suit Justin and his Narcotics Anonymous talk-it-out background at all. Then, when it turns out that Rebecca is lying to him about her whereabouts, he's anxious. After a big blowout, it turns out Rebecca is having a torrid affair with… a ballet class. You can't make this stuff up (unless you're the writers of this show).
Buffy has Kitty on a press tour from hell, and their storied fake friendship takes a hit or two at the firing range. Kitty ends up firing her, but Buffy won't accept it. Although she does go to complain to Kevin about the difficulty of working with someone who keeps firing her. Later, she and Kitty drink a bottle of wine and it’s hard to tell whether Buffy really is fired or not. Although I'm sure Cheryl Hines has better things to do than slum it on a Sunday night on network television.
Kevin has to break up with The Senator, who is using him as a Kitty surrogate. When Kevin starts divorce proceedings, The Senator surprises him by announcing that he has received a double-secret job offer, and if things go well he will be living the life. But he can't tell him what it is. Kevin gets all passive-aggressive about it and then announces that he wants to move on, career-wise. So The Senator passive-aggressively accepts his resignation. Then in a touching move, The Senator brings him back for a surprise farewell party. I refuse to dignify any storyline that will result in The Senator leaving this show.
Dennis York is really bumming out Nora and Saul, but they are determined to continue the Great Ojai Treasure Hunt. Holly and Nora are digging through every file trying to find The Secret (when, really, they should just be watching Oprah). Nora seems to know something about the past history of Dennis York and William Walker, but she isn't telling. Holly channels her inner Trixie Belden and puts together some clues about a place called Narrow Lake. Which is promising except that Saul and Nora don’t know where or what Narrow Lake is.
Sarah has finally realized that she loves Luc and doesn't want him to marry the gallery owner. So she and Nora and Kitty rush to City Hall to stop the wedding. Unfortunately, Kitty's gun trophy plaque sets off the metal detector, and they end up being detained by the guards, and Sarah almost gives up hope of stopping the marriage. But they make it just in time for Sarah to pull a Graduate and then to not marry Luc. Which doesn't really help his immigration issues at all.
Oh Luc. Thank you for being shirtless on my television screen. Your nearly nude presence almost makes up for the atrocity that is Alec (now with more hair!) haunting the show last week. I said, almost. Now if for once Brothers & Sisters would make the most of their post-10 pm time slot and show a little butt crack like decent late-night folk...well, then we would almost be even. Almost. Sarah and Luc are making up for lost time and Joe having the kids and are cuddling au natural in bed. Luc is good naturedly (I almost wrote "nakedly", which would also be true) teasing her about her boyfriend, but Sarah is more than happy to pretend that the mature Mr. ManBoobs never existed. And, I mean, is it her fault that Luc couldn't handle her constant jabs over not having a job that required a suit and his inability to provide for her family in the manner to which they have become accustomed and his goddamn visa application? Obviously their entire break up was ENTIRELY Luc's fault for not being man enough to be able to take a strong, crazed, money-obsessed woman. So he apologizes for his weakness and promises to suck it up whenever she gets her bitch on in the future. Sarah should have listened to her heart, instead of the 1950s housewife she had living inside her spouting neuroses about money and job security? Anyway as Sarah bastardizes lines from Casablanca and Luc proves they are forever fated to be together because he recognizes arguably THE MOST FAMOUS MOVIE QUOTE EVER, the camera is panning up and down Luc and Sarah's nearly-naked bodies making us feel like we are the Peeping Toms hiding in their closets, which at least for me, is actually much more uncomfortable than sexy. I always wonder how they set up those scenes. Is Sarah really topless? Or is her post partum self wearing a strapless body stocking or is she just letting it all hang out and having Gilles Marini settle in good and just straddling a man because it's "in character"? Hmm... might be a good time to consider some acting classes. Sarah ruins the mood by demanding to know how long they have before his visa runs out. Luc mumbles something about how you gotta have faith and Sarah replies that she's agnostic. I can't decide whether to curse or thank the producers for not playing, like, the Nouvelle Vague version of George Michael right there.
Over at Justin and Rebecca's casa, Rebecca is headed to the gym AGAIN. Justin teases about turning into Mrs. Hulk Hogan and she knocks him into the wall, because OBNOXIOUS, MUCH? He reminds her about dinner at Nora's tonight, but she has plans with her dad who is just back from whatever Central American country paid the product placement rights to ABC to promote the fact that they are practically giving away permits for anyone wanting to shoot b-rate arty jungle flicks. You know David was working on, like, some underfunded reboot of The Mission with Josh Hartnett and Topher Grace. Justin tries to get Rebecca to reschedule because Walkers First! But, she really wants to talk to her daddy and Justin suddenly remembers that she had a miscarriage last episode and may want to talk to her dad. He confirms that she will indeed be talking to her dad about her personal tragedy and then agrees that maybe just this once he will let her hang out with her own family. But just this once. Don't go getting any ideas missy! Justin reminds Rebecca that she had a miscarriage and it was a big deal and she should maybe talk about it every once in a while. Rebecca brushes him off with an "I'm fine" and reminds him that just because he is forced to talk everything out in his NA meetings, doesn't mean she has to talk ever about anything ever. She is 100% totally mentally healthy and she is going to the goddamn gym to not talk about her miscarriage with her personal trainer. I'm not sure whether to curse or thank the producers for not playing, like, the Nickelback version of Elliot Smith's "Bottle Up and Explode" right there.