Previously on Brothers and Sisters: Kitty and Jonathan broke up for reals, but not before Warren got the chance to start sticking it to ditzy blonde intern Amber. Ojai foods was short $12 million of Dead William's embezzled funds, and they were told they'd need a forensic accountant to find out where he'd stashed it. Saul courted Holly but made reference to her secretive nature, not that that will be important in the next several episodes or anything. Justin started working for hot boss Tyler. And Kevin and Scotty finally got all up in each other's mouths.
Open on Tommy and Julia's cute little garden-cottage-looking ranch house. I mean, with the white picket fence and the garden and the archway and everything? It looks like their house should be made of gingerbread. Anyway, in an attempt to do something, anything of interest to the viewing audience, Tommy and Julia are making hot, sweaty love. Of course, since it's Tommy and Julia, they've opted for a bout of tantric sex, which Julia assures an uncomfortable Tommy is "just like yoga." Jesus. Tommy and Julia Walker: even the sex is ponderous and uncomfortable. Tommy thinks he's going to pull a hamstring, while Julia's stuck in a position I'll call "upward-facing lounge chair." They collapse into a pile of giggles, because this just isn't working and there have got to be better ways of conceiving. Because Tommy and Julia are now in the baby-making business, which is, after all, the manifest destiny of all interminably boring couples. Julia wants to go another round, presumably this time short, fast, and missionary like Jesus intended, but Tommy says they don't have time -- they have to be at Sarah's for some unspecified family thing. Julia -- like all baby-mad TV wives who are only interested in sex when ovulating, at which point she can't get enough -- isn't taking no for an answer.
Sarah's house. The gathered Walker siblings and spouses are gravely planning a strategy for "taking control of the situation." Justin immediately suggests a "road trip to the desert," which I believe the entire Brothers and Sisters recapping team would be wholly in favor of, provided Sarah comes along. ["Roger that." -- Sars] Kevin shoots down the desert sojourn idea on account of Nora killing them all. Sarah says they need to stick together on this, or "this will go on for the rest of our lives." So we're supposed to be thinking this is a strategy session for dealing with the missing 12 million Ojai dollars, but luckily we have Kitty to tell us how it is: they're all talking about a charity benefit for some pediatric hospital whatever, and they all hate it (the benefit, not the hospital), but every year they go at Nora's behest. Well, except Kitty, because she was too busy living in New York and being estranged from her mother and all. The siblings each take turns explaining to Kitty why this evening sucks so bad: it's long, it's boring, it's Nora at her most Kennedy-esque. Justin bitches that they have to give the illusion of the perfect family all night. Man, the Walkers really need to disabuse themselves of this notion that they are so incredibly dysfunctional and scandalous. What, a gay son, a drug problem, and some light embezzlement? Please. Talk to me when there's a dead body. ...Oh wait.