On this week’s “Brothers & Sisters,” The Walkers fall victim to certain elements and have to figure out which ones they can control.
Kevin’s biology lesson
Sarah is getting some major tween-tude from Paige. When did she grow up? So, when Paige’s school sponsors a science fair, Paige isn’t keen on her mother helping out. Sarah asks her brothers to help.
Before the fair, Kevin and Scotty find out that their sperm has created eight possible embryos. Five are Kevin’s. The other three are Scotty’s. Kevin’s competitive nature moves to boasting after he hears the news and Scotty gets visibly annoyed by his behavior. When Kevin helps Paige with her science project (creating electricity from lemons), he funnels his competitive nature into the project. He bumps it up a few notches from her idea of powering a small light to a dancing robot.
While at the fair, Scotty finds out that several of the embryos haven’t matured correctly. The faulty ones are Kevin’s. Kevin then funnels his feelings of inadequacy into Paige’s project, as well. While he’s “upgrading” it, the whole thing falls apart.
While Paige blames Sarah’s motherly meddling and not Kevin for her project being destroyed, Kevin apologizes to her. He explains that when he was young, he always overcompensated. That usually led to him being made fun of.
Holly wants out
Meanwhile at Ojai Foods, Saul asks Holly not to pursue charges on Ryan in regards to ruining their batch of wine. After all, he saved Kitty’s life with his bone marrow transplant. She gives in, because she’s just tired of fighting The Walkers on issues like this. Holly decides to approach Dennis, William Walker’s former business partner and the guy who has been plotting with Ryan to overthrow the company, to buy her shares from her. After she brings him up to an incredibly high offer, Holly begins to think that his motives may go beyond simple revenge. She wonders if there’s something she doesn’t know about the value of the company.
Justin is a medical school flunkie
After Justin’s advisor tells him to consider dropping out of med school, Justin lashes out at Rebecca and Kevin. He’s frustrated, because no matter how hard he studies for exams, he still does poorly on them. At the science fair, Rebecca steers Justin to one of the science projects. Turns out it was created by a boy with a learning disability, who has created a project to illustrate how information isn’t being read correctly by the brain. Justin decides that maybe he, too, has a learning disability and should be tested.
Nora suffers from temporary blindness when it come to Simon
After disappearing soon after Nora gave him a huge donation, Simon turns up again. Sarah warns her mother that something isn’t right about him, but Nora seems to be taken by the handsome doctor. Right before the science fair, Sarah discovers a photo of Simon with another wealthy older woman. Kevin convinces her to let it go. At the fair, Sarah tries to warn her mother, but Nora isn’t receptive.
The next day, Sarah walks in on Nora and Simon having lunch. Nora insists that Sarah stay. Turns out Nora has discovered the same photo Sarah did. She contacted the woman and found out that she, too, had donated money to one of Simon’s causes. Nora finds out that Simon took the woman’s money and disappeared. As Sarah looked on proudly, Nora puts into play an interesting turn of events that leads to Simon’s arrest.
Thoughts and tidbits:
- I’m really loving Holly, Rebecca and Nora’s “sixth sense” in this episode.
- Hilarious that Saul was hiding in the pantry with a fireplace stoker just in case Nora’s plan to hand Simon to the police got out of hand.
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