Brothers & Sisters

Season 4 Episode 3

Almost Normal

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 11, 2009 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Kitty, Robert and Nora struggle to accept Kitty's cancer and to come to an agreement on the best possible treatment, but as they prepare to share the news with the entire family, a surprise visitor from afar makes the burden a bit easier to bear.

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  • Poor Kitty

    In this episode of Brothers and Sisters, the following happens. We open this episode learning that Kitty's cancer has spread. She is currently at Stage 3. But when Robert and Nora try to work out which treatment is best for her things start to turn into arguments between the two of them.

    Soon Kevin finds out about the cancer, and so Kitty has to tell everyone about it. Soon she decides which treatment she wants to go for, and it is the one which means she will be staying in town. Also she and Robert decide that it is best if they, and Evan, stay with Nora whilst Kitty has her treatment. As the episode ends, we see everyone sitting down for a meal together, when there is a knock at the door. Kitty goes to answer it and we see that Sarah has returned home from France.moreless
  • Kitty is sick alright..

    .. but there's much more to it. The whole episode centered around Kitty and how she, Robert and Nora struggled with knowing her disease and trying to figure out the best treatment.

    A bit of a sideplots, including Justin in his anatomy class with a boy genious, who may be smart and all but lacks a bit of real life experience. I see a good partnership in the future. Brains and heart.. lol.. almost like Bones and Booth, the heart of the matter.. haha.. oh well.. if you are a Bones fan, you got that drift..

    And the guy who wants to jam Ojai's plans for a new popular wine brand.

    Anyways, the ending was touching. The family has its downsides but in the end they always come together, as it should be.

    And yay, Sarah is back!!

Joe Morton

Joe Morton

Professor Madsen

Guest Star

Denzel Whitaker

Denzel Whitaker


Guest Star

Tracey Heggins

Tracey Heggins


Guest Star

Denis O'Hare

Denis O'Hare

Travis March

Recurring Role

Amy Aquino

Amy Aquino

Dr. Joan Avadon

Recurring Role

Peter Gerety

Peter Gerety

Dennis York

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Kitty: You are have got to embrace your inner princess.
      Rebecca: I don't have an inner princess.
      Kitty: You are gonna have to get one.

    • Kitty: You never know what's gonna happen tomorrow. We could all get hit by a bus.
      Rebecca: We're not gonna get hit by a bus.
      Kitty: You don't know that. Things can change in a blink of an eye.

    • Robert: (talking about Kitty being sick) I just can't imagine what it would be like if it were one of my kids.
      Nora: Well, you would probably fight like hell with their spouse, too.
      Robert: I don't want to fight.
      Nora: Good. Because I think we're gonna need each other.

    • Robert: Alright, is the wedding back on?

      Justin: Yes.

      Kitty: So tell them that this is the most incredible place to get married.

      Robert: Where?

      Kitty: The Zoo.

      Robert: Well, Justin will fit right in.

      (Justin laughs)

    • Kitty(about having cancer): I remember when you had your heart attack and you didn't let it define you. I didn't understand it then but I understand it now and I am not gonna let this define me.

  • NOTES (4)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic - Jako normálně (As Normal)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Australia: Monday, February 15, 2010 on Channel 7
      Latin America: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 on Universal Channel
      Norway: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 on TV2
      Czech Republic: Sunday, March 18, 2012 on Universal Channel

    • Music:
      Corner by Allie Moss
      3 A.M. by Gregory Alan Isakov
      Too Many Days by Matt Ellis
      Have A Little Faith by Michael Franti

    • Although credited Maxwell Perry Cotton(Cooper Whedon), Kerris Lilla Dorsey (Paige Whedon), Balthazar Getty (Tommy Walker) and Luke Grimes (Ryan Lafferty) do not appear in this episode.