With both Tommy and Justin living with Sarah, things are getting chaotic in her household. She begs Kevin to help her get both of the newly single men out of her living room before they depress Cooper about his chances of finding love and happiness. Kevin decides that a spring break jaunt to Mexico full of brotherly love (and maybe an intervention or two) is the perfect way to get rid of the grumpies. Of course the "secluded beach" they were headed to was discovered by drunken Girls Gone Wild extras who just can't keep their hands off of hunky Justin who just has to call Rebecca and tell her all about it, but is distracted when it turns out Ryan is there.
Tommy spends the entire weekend (well, the entire season actually) being a bitch. He complains about everything. Demands hard answers about who was plotting to take him on vacation, defends his stupid embezzling (it was for the family!), won't admit what he did was wrong, and yells at Kevin and Justin. After a beat down (sadly not at the hands of his brothers) he has a brief moment of realization about his future. And decides to bolt. Yes, Tommy is on the lam in Mexico. Douchebag. Please let him drift away into the sunset. Please?
Kitty gets hit hard with new mom syndrome. Or is that annoying soon-to-be ex-husband syndrome? As Robert continues his recovery, won't even consider taking depression meds, and definitely isn't helping with the baby, Kitty turns to Nora for some help. You know Kitty there's this thing called a baby nurse that you might consider looking in to. Kitty takes Evan over to Nora's to maybe get some sleep or a shower (which might help her sad, sad hair) and also to meet Ryan. Despite finding Kitty fast asleep (in the kitchen!), Ryan wants to talk politics, but it quickly turns into "mommy talk" and Ryan runs crying to Rebecca because he is pretty sure William Walker killed his mommy. Well, not literally, but a murder mystery would certainly add some spice to this show.
The wannabe Walkers get closer as Ryan turns to Rebecca for, um, friendship? sympathy? non-Walker time? wishful booty call? baleful stares? Who knows? But he keeps coming over to Rebecca's and she keeps letting him in the door. Despite Rebecca's post break up vulnerability, even she is a little creeped out by Ryan's continued overtures. Not that I don't think these two have a future as watered-down Walkers.
Chaos reigns at Sarah's house as she is rushing to get her kids to school and running smack into a newly single brother at every turn. As Paige whines about Justin eating all the turkey, Justin complains that Sarah is interrupting his phone call, and Sarah winges that he is blocking her access to her children's laundry. And, really Justin, think of the children. The children! Justin is attempting to get his transcripts in the midst of all the chaos and Tommy is using mild profanities in front of Sarah's children (are you allowed to say "screw that!" at nine o'clock?), but the real final straw lands on Sarah's back when it turns out that Tommy is using her phone, wasting her minutes, and making her wait. Screw that!
Nora tells Kitty that since Tommy and Julia have made it clear they don't want her help, she is actually going to listen to them for once and stay uninvolved. Personally I am shocked. Kitty calls her on it, too. Is it possible that after all these years Nora has grown boundaries (shudder). Boniva has some wild side effects. Nora grimly points out that when your son is charged with embezzling it is easy to question your parenting strategy. Which is true, but c'mon Nora he obviously got that from his father's side of the family. Nora pish poshes the entire discussion, because she is far too busy to be bothered with her son's criminal activities. Her center is opening! (Really?! Did I miss something? Like the installation of a ceiling? Or functioning plumbing? Holy hell, Roger is like the Flash Gordon of Architects. Did Extreme Makeover: Home Edition step in and do the place in a week? How did this happen?) And, Sarah's coming for lunch! Oh lunch, well she has been busy. Kitty sort of sighs when Nora mentions the lunch date and Nora quickly apologizes for not inviting her. It's just that she thought she would be too busy what with the baby and waiting for her husband's next coronary. Kitty sighingly agrees and Nora asks after them all and is surprised to hear that that The Senator is on the treadmill. Kitty hangs up quickly leaving Nora staring in puzzlement at the phone. Kitty sighs (again) wistfully as The Senator heads for a shower after his workout with his trainer or physical therapist or whatever. As he disappears, the physical therapist (I've decided that's what he is) tells Kitty that The Senator should consider taking anti-depressants to help him on the road to recovery. Kitty snorts derisively at the thought of The Senator and his public health records agreeing to such a thing, but the physical therapist encourages her to ask him. She nods. Their baby is really cute. Good baby casting!