If you could tear yourself away from the 66th Annual Golden Globes last night you may have noticed there was a new episode of Brothers & Sisters. If you missed it, don't worry you were not alone. Sally Fields and Rachel Griffiths couldn't skip the Globes either. I guess they don't have to watch their own show. They know what happened. But if you don't know what happened, I'm here to help. Trust me when I say Kate Winslet's acceptance speech was better. And Sally, Rachel? It's an honor just to be nominated.
Kitty is making the rounds to support the release of The Book. First stop? Regis & Kelly. Which is weird because this is the second show in a single week I've recapped that includes a stop on the show. (Patty Hewes stopped by to pat herself on her back for starting a charity on Damages). Do Regis and Kelly just pad their wallets and secretly advertise their daytime existence by popping up in primetime dramas? Anyway, Kitty and The Book are apparently big news, but bigger news is that she is having a book reading tomorrow night and Justin is too busy spending his stimulus check at Bed, Bath, and Beyond to make it to the party. What is wrong with him? Doesn't he love his sister at all?
Speaking of loving sisters, Sarah has managed to run yet another company into the ground. This does not bode well for the representation of Wharton Business School grads on television. They should seriously consider suing for slander. Sarah's website needs $120, 000 yesterday, but she just can't make it to the big Internet conference where enormous checks are handed out in the swag bags. Nora suggests Kitty lend her the money, but that causes all sorts of tension. Finally Sarah (with a little help from Tommy's foot in her ass) comes to her senses and just takes out a home loan.
Meanwhile, it's Nora versus the architect, Round Two. Roger and Nora have a throwdown over the future of modern architecture and Nora serves up a TKO of awesome by smashing his diorama to bits with a crowbar. She prepares for Round Three by massively Googling everything architectural and then finally realizes that Roger is more "poet" than architect. Which could definitely make for some unstable buildings. Then like a kid on a playground, turns out Roger has a crush on Mom and that's why he was picking on her. Aw shucks, Nora has a boyfriend.
Know who else bailed on Kitty's book reading? The Senator. Kitty does her best Nancy Drew impersonation and figures out that he is most likely getting ready to run for governor. She wants Kevin to confirm this for her, but he takes The Senator's side and lies to Kitty about her husband's plans. I can't wait to watch Kitty's head explode over that one!
Tommy is ready to wrestle back control of Ojai from Holly. And he uses Rebecca's rising start to launch his (possibly illegal) scheme despite warnings from Saul. While Holly applauds Rebecca's ingenuity, Tommy sits in the background rubbing his hands together and cackling.
The episode starts with a bang as we instantly cut to Kitty live with Regis and Kelly. Now if we can just skip over to my Damages recap for a second, I can just cut and paste this scene in. Let's see, just substitute "Kitty" for "Patty Hewes" and book for charity and yep, we're good. See this is the second show in a week that has had a character take a turn in the hot seat with Regis and Kelly. And I don't understand it! I mean, I'm sure Reg has the free time, but how the heck could Kelly Ripa possibly have time for not one but two cross-promos? It's insane! No wonder she's so tiny! She can't possibly have time to eat. Kitty explains that she is surrounded by politics and people she loves so she simply used them to illustrate her points. Kelly laughs as she asks whether or not they are still talking to her. Kitty replies, "Yeah, but I wish they weren't." Badum-bum. I made that up. She actually claims that everyone is very supportive, which means we are in for a long episode of her family being unsupportive in varying degrees of unsupportiveness. Now I feel like I'm writing copy for a crap underwear campaign.
Sarah is hard at work in her "home office" when the boys break it to her that they need two or three more weeks to make the site operational. Sarah shakes her head no, because it is unacceptable. They are supposed to be at a conference in nine days. So nine days is their deadline. The boys scratch their heads and then confess that they really need two weeks and, say, $120,000. Sarah is not amused. Nora picks that moment to call and Sarah inexplicably decides to pick up the phone. Good lord, woman, you dodge millions of her calls, why pick up now? Just yell I'm busy, mother. Nora is in a panic because Roger the Architect has not delivered his plans yet. It's been two weeks and she needs advice on how to deal with an employee who is not living up to his end of the bargain. Okay hold on. Kitty's segment on Regis and Kelly is at the maximum twelve minutes long. Nora's been waiting two weeks for plans and really couldn't wait, say, six more minutes to call Sarah and ask for advice? So much for the bursting-with-pride mother persona Nora's been fronting all these years. Sarah tells her to call and yell or do whatever the hell she feels like so long as she leaves her alone to sulk over the fact that her business is toast unless she finds a 120,000 clams pronto. Nora looks concerned, but Sarah tells her she'll figure something out. Yeah like sleep with that investment guy for his million bucks!