History Characters / BrothersAndSisters

25th Nov '14 7:25:40 AM LSBK
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* [[spoiler: MamasBabyPapasMaybe: Nora and William had not yet married when Sarah was conceived, and it turns out that Nora's other boyfriend Nick was the actual father]].

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* [[spoiler: MamasBabyPapasMaybe: Nora and William had not yet married when Sarah was conceived, and it turns out that Nora's other boyfriend Nick was the actual father]].father.
1st Feb '14 3:24:15 PM psionycx
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Nora's brother and the Chief Financial Officer of Ojai Foods. Came out as gay in season two. Later signed off on an ill-considered business deal that Sarah wanted to pass on, which led to the near bankruptcy of Ojai and Holly stepping in to bail it out and gain control of the company. [[spoiler:Discovered he was HIV-positive in the Season Four finale]].

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Nora's brother and the Chief Financial Officer of Ojai Foods. Came out as gay in season two. Later signed Signed off on an ill-considered business deal that Sarah wanted to pass on, which led to the near bankruptcy of Ojai and Holly stepping in to bail it out and gain control of the company. [[spoiler:Discovered he was HIV-positive in the Season Four finale]].



* NobodyOver50IsGay: A notable aversion of this trope.

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* NobodyOver50IsGay: A notable aversion of this trope.
trope. Saul and Kevin do discuss the [[SocietyMarchesOn different realities]] of the eras in which they lived as reason for why he was closeted.
1st Feb '14 3:13:36 PM psionycx
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Oldest of the five children. Working mom. She later becomes a single mom. Also ran the family business for a period of time.

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Oldest of the five children. Working mom. mom supporting her husband Joe and two children, Paige and Cooper. She later becomes gets a single mom. Also ran divorce and struggles with Joe over custody since he is considered the primary caregiver for the children. Ran the family business for a period of time.time after William's death, then ended up struggling with Holly and Tommy when Ojai was forced to merge with Walker Landing. Eventually remarries handsome Frenchman Luc.


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* FamilyVersusCareer: Sarah's constant struggle, especially with Ojai Foods being constantly on the brink of collapsing.
30th Jan '14 12:08:52 PM psionycx
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* FriendlyEnemy: With the Walker's, especially Nora.
28th Jan '14 11:12:30 PM psionycx
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* JerkassFacade: Especially in the earlier episodes. Ironically, he is probably the Walker sibling most likely to help out the family.

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* JerkassFacade: Especially in the earlier episodes. episodes, and whenever he is working generally. Ironically, he is probably the Walker sibling most likely to help out the family.family.
* ProperlyParanoid: Being a lawyer, Kevin dislikes informal agreements based on personal relationships and trust. Thus he often seems extremely demanding in wanting things to be done legally. For example, he wanted a DaddyDNATest done on Rebecca when she was first presented as William's illegitimate daughter, and he wanted Scotty's friend Michelle to sign a standard surrogacy contract before carrying his and Scotty's baby. The other characters often react as if he is being mean and disrespectful. But he is often absolutely right, as was the case with Rebecca and Michelle.


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* LaserGuidedKarma: Ryan Lafferty is the beam.


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* EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench: A simple swim in Nora's pool turns into a spectator sport for all the straight female and gay male members of the family.


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* ItsPersonal: Let's just say that Holly bringing him into Ojai Foods, the company once owned by the man he blames for the death of his mother, was not a good idea.
26th Jan '14 5:49:59 PM psionycx
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Died of a heart attack in the first episode and was then discovered to have had a twenty-year affair, in which he fathered an illegitimate child, who turned out to not the one we thought it was.

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Died of a heart attack in the first episode and was then discovered to have had a twenty-year affair, in which he fathered an illegitimate child, who turned out to not be the one we thought it was.



* InformedJudaism: Nora is Jewish, but William wasn't. For her part Nora adores holidays like Christmas that provide an excuse for decorating and family parties, but otherwise does not identify with any particular religion.



* InformedJudaism: Much like Nora, it only comes up a couple of times.



* {{Schemer}}: Engages in a lot of plots against the Walker's, with varying degrees of success, while still being on cordial enough terms with them that they (often inexplicably) allow her to hang around. Tries to be a [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]], but is nowhere near as good at it as she thinks she is and her plans often backfire or have negative consequences for her.


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* {{Schemer}}: Engages in a lot of plots against the Walker's, with varying degrees of success, while still being on cordial enough terms with them that they (often inexplicably) allow her to hang around. Tries to be a [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]], but is nowhere near as good at it as she thinks she is and her plans often backfire or have negative consequences for her.

her because she is more opportunistic than strategic.

26th Jan '14 4:06:03 PM psionycx
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* DrowningMySorrows: Justin is an alcoholic, as well as suffering from addiction to various drugs.



* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling The Old Woman Out]]: With her mother Holly, especially the fact that she kept who Rebecca's father was a secret until after his death, at which time she used it as part of her claim to some of his money and business. Again when it is revealed that William was not her father. For a while Rebecca even lived at Nora's house.




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* BrokenBird: Julia is a sweet, loving {{Housewife}} to traditionalist breadwinner Tommy, with whom he hopes to emulate his parents [[HappyMarriageCharade seemingly idyllic marriage]]. But Tommy has fertility problems. One of the children they have via artificial insemination dies, she has post-partum depression, Tommy breaks the law and runs away... She is almost TheWoobie.
26th Jan '14 12:50:46 PM psionycx
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The middle child. His wife had twins, but one died. The resulting post-natal depression resulted in his wife going to live with her parents and him cheating on her with his secretary. Then he stole money from the company

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The middle child.child who has worked at Ojai Foods for his entire career, only to be passed over for running it in favor of Sarah. Of all the Walker siblings he tried the hardest to emulate what he thought his father was. His wife had twins, but one died. The resulting post-natal depression resulted in his wife going to live with her parents and him cheating on her with his secretary. Then he stole money from the companycompany in an attempt to oust Holly, which failed and led to him running away.
26th Jan '14 12:43:51 PM psionycx
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* CoolUncle: Especially in later seasons. Paige in particular loves him and Scotty and works to prevent them from breaking up in season five.



* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: An adult version. Justin's emotional issues and self-destructive behavior are a source of never-ending frustration to his older siblings.

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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: An adult version. Justin's emotional issues and self-destructive behavior are a source of never-ending frustration to his older siblings. siblings.
* CoolUncle: To Paige and Cooper, especially when they were young.
* {{Mangst}}: Has a lot of emotional problems left over from the wars, and can be very resistant to talking about them, which fuels his addictions.
* TroubledButCute: Has drug and alcohol addictions, as well as a lot of angst. But women find him irresistible.




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* HouseHusband: Joe raises the kids while Sarah works.


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* CoolUncle: Paige in particular really likes Scotty.
26th Jan '14 12:23:33 PM psionycx
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Nora's brother. Came out as gay in season two. [[spoiler:Discovered he was HIV-positive in the Season Four finale]].

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Nora's brother.brother and the Chief Financial Officer of Ojai Foods. Came out as gay in season two. Later signed off on an ill-considered business deal that Sarah wanted to pass on, which led to the near bankruptcy of Ojai and Holly stepping in to bail it out and gain control of the company. [[spoiler:Discovered he was HIV-positive in the Season Four finale]].finale]].
* TheConfidant: Knew about William's affairs, as well as some of the details of his questionable business dealings. He helped conceal both from Nora and the rest of the family.



* TheMistress


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* TheMistress

TheMistress: William's, for more than 20 years.
* {{Schemer}}: Engages in a lot of plots against the Walker's, with varying degrees of success, while still being on cordial enough terms with them that they (often inexplicably) allow her to hang around. Tries to be a [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]], but is nowhere near as good at it as she thinks she is and her plans often backfire or have negative consequences for her.




The junior Senator from California and a Republican. Is lauded as a hero from the first Iraq War, but the details are a matter of debate. He hires Kitty as his communications director and later becomes her husband. Has heart problems. [[spoiler: Died in a car accident]].

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The junior Senator from California and a Republican. Is lauded as a hero from the first Iraq War, but the details are a matter of debate. He hires Kitty as his communications director and later becomes her husband. Has Makes unsuccessful attempts to run for president and later governor of California. His career is hindered by heart problems. [[spoiler: Died in a car accident]].



The new sibling introduced when it was revealed that Rebecca was not William's daughter. He thinks his mother killed herself when William tried to pay her off.

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The new sibling introduced when it was revealed that Rebecca was not William's daughter. He thinks his mother killed herself when William tried to pay her off.off.
* PrettyBoy: Almost waifish.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: For Rebecca, once it was decided that she had so much romantic chemistry with Justin that they retconned her paternity. Approximately the same age and meant to repeat the same role as Rebecca had in season one.
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