Series: Brothers and Sisters aka: Brothersand Sisters
The Walker Clan
Brothers and Sisters is a drama series that ran for five seasons from 2006 to 2011.The series details the lives of the Walker family. Patriarch William Walker runs his family fruit business, Ojai Foods, with one son and daughter and his brother-in-law. Another daughter works in politics, one son is a vet from Afghanistan with an addiction problem, and the other is a gay attorney. William's wife, Nora, is the heart of the family. When William dies, his family not only loses their patriarch, but finds themselves suddenly privy to secrets they wish had never been exposed...The series was produced by ABC and can be extremely funny. The show could switch from high drama to high comedy within the same episode, or even the same scene.The Walker family, are detailed here.For some unearthly reason, the show features featured Rob Lowe as a Republican Senator. From California.—
Family Business: Ojai Foods. When an investment decision went badly, Holly Harper stepped in to bail the company out in return for a controlling interest. Then she got cleaned out via a Ponzi scheme and the company eventually closed down. Then they found water in a property William Walker bought. The they had the pile-up.
How We Got Here: One episode opens with Nora, Sarah and Rebecca entering a hotel lift, their hair dishevelled. It's implied they've all had sex. None of them had. Nora passed out drunk while kissing Roger Grant, Sarah merely had a lot of alcoholic drinks and Rebecca spent the night alone in the honeymoon suite after Justin went to help a Addicts Anonymous sponsee.
The St. Valentine episode of season 1 also opened with the end; Kitty in bed with Mc Callister, Justin with Tyler, Kevin with Scotty, all calling each other and Sarah, who didn't have sex, and finally Nora, who ends up being calling from... jail.
Jerkass Fašade: Kevin, especially in the earlier episodes. Ironically, he is probably the most reliable Walker sibling when it comes to helping out the family.
Lampshade Hanging: In one episode, Sarah tells Nora about her ex-husband remarrying his first wife and going on a month-long honeymoon to Europe with her kids. Nora responds that she stopped watching those trashy soap operas in 1982.
Law of Inverse Fertility: Tommy and Kitty both experience this. Justin is also disappointed that his sperm are apparently less spunky than Kevin's, who is in turn apparently less fertile than Scotty.
Saul, who doesn't understand why men, even gay men, would have any interest in baby showers or other female-oriented activities.
Kevin, Jason, and Chad also qualify. Scotty eventually makes it too.
Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Kevin's boyfriend, Jason; the actor left to film a new show, so the producers brought back Season One boyfriend, Scotty, albeit a little more mature and subdued, making him more like the character he was replacing.
Switch to English: Sarah is in France and attempts to ask for directions from a Frenchman. After much struggling, the Frenchman casually reveals he can speak English and the rest of their conversations stays in English.
Tangled Family Tree: Rebecca's the daughter of Holly and William, no wait, the daughter of Holly and David; now there's a Ryan who's the son of William and some random dead woman; plus, Tommy's daughter Elizabeth is really Kevin's daughter because he donated sperm...confused yet?
Token Minority: Robert and Kitty's adopted baby Evan is African-American.