Despite all the tears, yes, I am sniveling, I for one am really enjoying this season so far. So far there has been very little Ryan, no almost affairs, and Tommy appears to be resolved. It's also great to see the Walkers coming together and supporting each other and no one is really yelling. Yet. I also love having Kitty and The Senator back together. And it's great to see Nora's much-lauded support system at work. The only thing cancer hasn't cured is the Ojai situation. It's like Ken Olin is desperate to find something for his wife to do so she doesn't just sit around the house and watch telenovelas and ogle the pool boy that they just hatched yet another Ojai fraud scheme. Enough already! There has got to be some way for the former family business to be the focus of the show without making the viewers suffer through yet another fraud investigation. I mean how many times can a company be duped? And if they are so bad at business that they don't notice that money is missing or information has gone astray, how are they still in business? And why hasn't the Board ousted anyone or the shareholders staged an uprising? Or, hey maybe the SEC or FBI should investigate. Anyway. Back at Ojai-ai-ai, Holly has been doing a little digging into the background of Dennis York. Turns out he was indicted on felony fraud charges for price-fixing at a food company that she knows William worked at. She knows Saul is hiding something. She demands answers and Saul sighs and tells her the truth about Dennis York. William and Dennis began their illustrious fruit careers, side by side at some fruit purveyor back in the day. They worked well together and were industrious and good at their jobs and eventually they decided to put all their efforts into their own company. But, gosh, where to get the money for such a venture? They opted to embezzle together. Okay, let's pause the story time: I know that William Walker embezzled money from Ojai, but that was almost understandable in that he started the company and probably felt some ownership over the profits and just wanted to use some funds for his land grab to take care of his family. But to find out that William has a long and storied career as an embezzler, dramatically changes the picture of him from misguided business man to career criminal. I'm not sure it works and it feels a bit clumsy. Saul interrupts my rant on ret-cons and continues his story: During their shady transactions, William managed to keep his hands clean, and when there was an investigation, he testified at the trial. Dennis got five years in jail, and, apparently, a chip on his shoulder. Holly throws up her hands in defeat at the long-lasting legacy of William Walker's criminal career. She wants to develop an action plan for the gale force tornado that is Dennis York, but Saul can't do it right now. He has a family tear-fest to get to.
Brothers and Sisters
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Brothers and Sisters