Season three kicks off in classic Walker chaos. Sarah has drafted a letter of recommendation for Kitty and Robert to include in their adoption application, but, ha ha!, she had Nora write it! The flowery prose and over-the-top adoration of all things Walker cause skepticism on Kitty's part.
Meanwhile, Paige and Cooper have totally busted Justin and Rebecca's torrid almost incestuous love affair. Proving their Walker pedigree, the munchkins use the information to blackmail Justin into giving them candy, soda, and taking the blame for the Breaking of The Whale (more on that later).
Elsewhere, Kevin has made great monetary strides at the law firm (due in large part to handling Ojai's transactions) and before making him partner the senior partner gives him a weekend getaway at his house in Laguna Beach (right next to LC, Lo, and Audrina no doubt). Obviously Kevin accidentally invites the entire Walker clan.
Also, Holly's first cost-saving measure as CEO of Ojai is to fire Kevin. Naturally this does not sit well with the Walkers. Sarah yells, Nora yells, all to no avail. During the overnight in Laguna Beach, Walker hell breaks loose as Kitty finds out that Nora drafted the letter, Sarah spills the beans about the potential half-brother Ryan, Kevin finds out that it was Tommy's idea to fire him, and Paige and Cooper break The Whale.
Where does this leave us as we jumpstart Season Three? Kitty and Sarah have trust issues. Kevin and Tommy have hate issues. Justin and Rebecca have making out with sibling issues. Nora has Holly issues. And there is another Walker in the wings just waiting to join the fun. Whee!
Welcome to Season Three of Brothers and Sisters. I'm your host, Lulu Bates. Long time watcher, first time recapper. I am stepping into the really big boots of our beloved Joe R., but some people have real jobs and can no longer be bothered to scrutinize the Walker clan in excruciating detail. Some people! Harumph. Previously on Brothers and Sisters there were a lot of wacky Walker moments: Kevin and Scotty got married. Kitty and The Senator got married. Sarah and Joe got divorced. Tommy and Julia almost got divorced, but got therapy (off camera, thank god), Justin and Rebecca developed feelings for each other despite thinking they were half siblings, which you would think would beg for therapy, and Nora held it all together thanks in large part to Sally Fields' indomitable acting skills. Holly is taking over Ojai, there may be another Walker half sibling in Bakersfield, Rebecca is not actually a Walker and Kitty is still Republican and considering adopting. It's a big crazy family with a lot of love, laughs, and many many glasses of wine. Good thing they own a vineyard!
As the camera pans over Walker Manor, we hear Sarah's disembodied voice reading a letter that starts, "Dear Birth Mother..." The letter introduces Sarah, Kitty, and the rest of the Walker bunch. Justin is a war veteran, Kevin is a lawyer who just married Scotty, Tommy is married to Julia and runs the family business, which now includes a winery. Believe it or not they are each other's best friends. Holding it all together is Nora. The best mother, the best grandmother, the world's BFF. Seriously, it said that. And it goes on: When she brings us all together it is family at its best. A Walker dinner is a sight to behold -- the love just radiates. Gag me already. The letter is accompanied by scenes of Walker bliss. Hugs, food, and wine. The letter continues: No arms bigger or more open than my sister Kitty's. A magical glue that holds people together. Imagine a Pied Piper of Pasadena -- children are drawn to her wherever she goes. Which must get really annoying, in my humble opinion. Can you imagine if you really were the Pied Piper and had to hang out with forty kids all by yourself? Why would you want that power? I would so prefer to play a pipe that kept kids far far away. Anyway, back to the letter. What gives this remarkable woman her strength? Her family. Her brothers and sister. The cloying scenes of family harmony, hugs, and happiness are brought to a halt as we cut to Kitty and Robert ripping the letter apart. Not literally, but as if they were recapping the letter for TWoP. Apparently the letter went on like that for six pages. Kitty suggests that Sarah got the letter off the internet at schmaltzfest.com. Heh. Robert thinks it is more realistic that Sarah cracked open a bottle of vino and kept writing until she passed out. It's like he can see into my living room! Kitty thinks the letter is over the top, but Robert points out that the letter is supposed to convince some woman to give them her child so maybe over the top ain't such a bad thing. Kitty lets it go. Ha ha! As if.