Luc is having a panic attack at a hotel. He booked and paid for a block of rooms in advance for the wedding and now the hotel can't find any record of it. He is cursing in French and explaining that he has guests coming from Paris (PARIS!) and she has to find the rooms. Justin, who is looking increasingly embarrassed at the unfolding scene, suggests they call Sarah, but Luc doesn't want to distract the bride-to-be from fixating on her daddy issues. He will handle this himself! The girl behind the counter spies her manager coming in from a run (in the middle of a work day? Is that how the hospitality business works?) and begs her for help. Justin does a doubletake when he sees the manager. It's Tyler! His old girlfriend. Tyler stares at him and gets a big doofy grin on her face and says, "I was just thinking about you!" She giggles that she saw a treehouse and just couldn't help herself from remembering, Justin finishes the thought for her, "Who could forget falling out of a treehouse naked?" Yeah, I'm sure Tyler wanted her employee to know that little tidbit. Tyler then fixes Luc's problem and she and Justin make goo goo eyes at each other and then she wander off.
Luc smacks Justin in the head and is like, "That girl is SO into you." But Justin is pretty certain that Tyler will never ever give him another chance after falling off the wagon and almost OD-ing in front of him. I think? Was that Tyler? It's been a few long years since this happened. Justin just watches Tyler go and Luc calls him pitiful. Which is true.
Nora and Saul are discussing wedding guest RSVPS, when Saul mentions the unmentionable: Brody. Nora doesn't want to talk about it. She knows Sarah doesn't want her to have any contact with him and, since she is the boss of Nora, Nora has to do whatever she says. She doesn't want to be unemployed again, does she? Then the doorbell rings and Nora instantly knows that it must be Brody. She begs Saul to answer the door and tell him to go away because she doesn't want to see him, but Saul, being of sound mind, is like, whatever lady, just talk to him. Nora isn't ready. She hasn't returned any of his calls. She knew it was a bad idea for Sarah to go visit him in Modesto! Especially when a phone call would have worked perfectly. Brody rings the doorbell again and Nora is working herself up into one of her trademark talking whirlwinds, when she suddenly drops the chatter, and tells Saul really seriously that if she opens the door to Brody, she doesn't think she will ever shut it again. And she just can't do that to Sarah. Saul still won't help her. So Nora does the sensible thing and calls Brody and asks him what he wants. Brody is all, duh, I want to come in and talk. Nora begs him not to make her open the door. They both know that Sarah doesn't want Brody in her life and, even though they are all adults, none of them is grown up enough to talk some damn sense into Sarah. I mean, obviously I have never been in this situation, but if my mom was married to a philandering thieving schmuck like William Walker and then went on a tear of absolutely miserable (and sometimes thieving) men, wouldn't you want her to be happy? And if that guy happened to be your biological father, wouldn't that sort of be the icing on the cake? Knowing that YOUR bio-dad was the love of your mother's life? Like I said, I know I've never been in this situation, but, I don't know, it sounds pretty great to me. Nora begs Brody to leave her alone. And being a stand up guy, he does. Poor Brody! Can you imagine finding out you have a daughter with the woman of your dreams, but then blocked from reveling in it, let alone talking about it?
Aunt Kitty is cradling new nephew Daniel while commiserating with Kevin about the Sarah Situation. While Kevin is not especially concerned, Kitty was anxious enough about the situation that she ditched her child with her boyfriend (who I * think * is old enough to babysit in most states) and hopped on the first red eye flight back to California. Um... why did she ditch Evan exactly? Seriously, why not bring him and then ditch him with Grandma Nora? Whatever, Kitty's parenting is beyond me. Kevin thinks Sarah is going to be fine, but Kitty is troubled. She is delighted to meet her new nephew, though, even though he looks just like Scotty. Or so she claims. I guess we have no idea who the egg donor was, but I don't think that kid looks like Kevin or Scotty. Kevin laughs that he's fine with not being the bio-dad, because when he sees Daniel, he just explodes with love. Kitty smiles, because she gets it. She was meant to be Evan's mother. So she could ditch him with near-strangers whenever the mood strikes. If you think I'm being harsh, remember that she also just ditched him with The Senator's ex-wife! Also, she hides him in a closet whenever her boyfriend comes over.
Sarah and Luc head to City Hall to get their marriage license. Sarah grabs the clipboard with the forms and then proceeds to have a mini nervous breakdown over the questions: What's my last name? Who is my father? Luc tries to be nice about it, but she is kind of ruining a very romantic moment with all her PANIC. Also, she has the clipboard hovering in mid-air while she fills it out. Like, it's not resting on her knee or anything. How is she supposed to fill out the forms? I guess this scene is supposed to show us that Sarah is struggling to maintain composure in the face of serious emotional upheaval, but I'm not really buying it. I always thought Rachel Griffiths was a great actress, but she's not really showing her acting chops in this whole paternity thing. Maybe because she also thinks the writers need to move on to a new topic?
Nora, Saul, and Justin are now working on the seating arrangements, which is weird because didn't Sarah and Luc work on that just last week? I guess it takes a village to properly separate the Walkers from the Holdens from the Laurents. When Justin starts reminiscing about how it seems like just a few years ago that he and his brothers and sisters were populating the kids' table at these events, Saul uses it as a segue to talk about Brody. Which is awkward, but I guess it had to be done so that Justin could throw in his two cents, which are: Nora should be with Brody if she loves him. Thank you, Justin, for being a reasonable human being and for siding with your mother's happiness for once. That said, this is kind of all your fault, so it's probably just your guilt talking. Nora tells them that she just can't do it to Sarah, and they don't get that because they don't have children. Saul reminds her that while they don't have kids, they have both been in love and they know love is all you need and that's the way love goes and love me tender and p.s. I love you and I want to know what love is and I want you to want me and all those other cornball love songs.
Nora looks wistful for a moment and sighs that once upon a time it could have all been so simple and then before you know it we are in a flashback. A young Nora Holden is paying a visit to a young Nicholas Brody back in 1965 or so. Okay, hold up, I know it's hard to cast younger versions of actors, but really? They couldn't find a young man who wasn't a red head to play young Brody? I mean, Brody is definitely not a redhead now and so he probably also wasn't a redhead when he was 19. So I guess William and Nora were super lucky that Sarah wasn't the proverbial redheaded stepchild, eh?
So Nora and Brody gently tease each other and then Nora breaks the news to Brody that William Walker asked her to marry him. Brody stops in his tracks and stares at her, but doesn't say anything, but the implication is that if he had said ANYTHING, Nora would have chosen him instead. But, he says nothing, and Nora turns to go. Cut back to Walker Manor and Saul and Justin gawking over the fact that Nora would have married Brody if given the chance... and then Justin never would have existed! Nora smiles and then returns for a more private visit to memory lane: As she leaves Brody calls after her and hands her the birthday present he was going to give her,