This is a few days behind since the show aired on Sunday, but I read a blog entry about it today and it made me think about the episode again so I figured I’d write about it here.
I like the show Brothers & Sisters and watch regularly every week at 10. It’s a nice cap off to the weekend and it’s family drama pedigree reminds me of the Sunday nights I used to spend watching Road to Avonlea and Life Goes On with my parents.
Anyway, this week was a special two hour episode and as much as I like the show, there were a few things that kind of confused me or left a bad taste in my mouth.
1) Why wasn’t Kitty wasn’t mad that Robert had her story pulled from the paper? He’s said in previous episodes that he admired her for her smarts, but he had no qualms about killing a major newspaper profile about her and her upcoming book. And somehow Kitty, who everyone refers to as an independent firecracker of a gal, was totally okay with his interference in this matter.
2) Why is David suddenly back in California? Did we not see him in a gallery in the last episode hanging pieces for an upcoming show? Is that suddenly not important anymore? What does his being there add to the plot anyway? (Also, off of that point, what was the deal with the folks at Walker Landing/Ojai being so cool with Rebecca just blowing off work without notice or explanation? In the real world, people get canned for that kind of thing.)
3) Why was Julia not surprised by Holly showing up at their house? I mean hasn’t the Walker family been spewing vitriol about her for like two seasons now? Why were they suddenly drinking coffee like galpals?
4) What was up with Kevin suddenly being hysterical about losing Robert? I mean sure they’re friends and brothers-in-law, but they butt heads all the time and have never appeared to be all that close. Were we supposed to infer that because Robert had said “good job” to him earlier in the episode that they are best friends now?
5) If Tommy’s takeover thing was such a secret, then why did he leave mounds of incriminating paperwork lying around the house? Granted Holly wasn’t supposed to be there, but wouldn’t you want to shred that stuff, keep it with a lawyer or, at the very least, tuck that kind of thing away in a file folder or something?
And as a special bonus:
6) Could somebody please tell television and movie music directors everywhere to stop using Coldplay’s “Fix You” as a dramatic montage song? Because I feel like it’s been done over and over.
I’m still on board with the show* and am interested to see what happens next, but there were a few moments that rang a little false and I was wondering if it was just me? Did anyone else watch the two-hour special? What did you think?
*I have officially broken up with Heroes and I occasionally read recaps of Grey’s but no longer watch that on any sort of regular basis.