Brothers & Sisters

Season 1 Episode 21

Grapes of Wrath

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM May 06, 2007 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Nora: (Holly just confessed she misses William) Holly... I'm going to tell you something you don't want to hear. You have to let him go. I did. (Holly nods)
      Holly: Can I say something that you don't want to hear?
      Nora: Yeah.
      Holly: You don't want my daughter living into your house.

    • Kevin: (while wine tasting) You taste it, then pour the rest into the spittoon.
      Sarah: I know but that would mean a good chance of remaining sober, and today that's not an option.

    • Justin: (about Nora inviting Mark to spend the week-end at Walker Landing) I don't know if I'd pick this week-end to take a girl up for, you know... You know, like the week-end.
      Nora: What do you mean the week-end?
      Justin: Can we speak in code? You're my mother.
      Nora: I'm not going to screw the guy if that's what you mean.

    • Kitty: I need you to take the cake.
      Kevin: Why? Because you have a business trip with your boyfriend?
      Kitty: Well, yeah. We've got some very important issues to deal with. Like work issues.
      Kevin: Really? Is it about global warming? That's fan... Oh, no. Wrong political party. Are you going to resolve the war in Iraq? That's fa... Oh, again, wrong political party. So, honestly, anything short of that isn't as important as the opening of our brother's new business.

    • Holly: Tommy, I know that this never would've happened without you and your father. Your family comes with the package.
      Tommy: All right, look. There's a lot of things you can say about my family. Bottom line: when it counts, they show up.

    • Sarah: You guys don't think I've got the strength to handle good news about a sibling?
      Kevin: Come on, let's not generalise, it was just Kitty.
      Sarah: Oh God, where are the boundries in this family? Listen, I can live with your good news but you're gonna have to live with my bad news or learn to shut up, okay?

    • (At the vineyard)
      Sarah: What does a girl have to do to get a drink around here?
      Tommy: Uh, follow Kevin around.

    • Justin: Sarah, can I talk to you?
      Sarah: Not unless you want your head handed to you on a platter.

    • Sarah (about Joe): It's not even about the kiss anymore. Things have been said and I don't know how to go back, I'm too scared to move forward, it's like we're in relationship purgatory, which feels more like relationship hell.

    • Justin: I just got out of rehab, I don't think it's fair if I go to a vineyard by myself.

    • (After revealing Kitty and Robert's possible engagement)
      Kevin: I don't know why I say these things. It's like I have tourettes.

    • Kitty: How are you?
      Sarah: I've been baking, and I never bake, so you tell me.
      Kitty: You're bad.

    • Holly: Saul...
      Saul: I know, I know you said you didn't want to talk to me again. I'm a very bad listener.

    • Nora (About Joe's kiss with Rebecca): I probably shouldn't say this, but I know what you're going through, let me put it that way. And I'm worried that if a man does this once, he's going to do it again.
      Sarah: You're right. You should not be saying this.

    • Holly: I can't believe you did that! This dress is couture!
      Nora: I'm sure it's been stained before!

    • Kitty: Oh it's not. It's not top, secret. But it, yes it's a. It is, it's a very sensitive national security thing. I'm sorry that's all I can say about it.
      Kevin: I'm sorry "thing"?
      Sarah: That's why McCallister gave you a bag of lingerie to take with you. Oh yeah, I can see the faith of the free world hangs in the balance.
      Justin: Apparently that's not the only thing that's hanging.
      Kitty: Oh that's funny Justin. When did you get to be so funny.

    • Justin takes a slip from a wine glass
      Kevin: Hey, hey, hey, hey. Justin
      Justin: It's grape juice relax
      Sarah: Oh God, that scared me filler up. motioning to the bartender to refill her wine glass

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Kitty: I feel like Rip Van Winkle here.

      This is a reference to the 1819 short story Rip Van Winkle, published by Washington Irving. In the story a man falls asleep, only to wake up 20 years later and not knowing what's been going on for all this time.

    • Sarah: Your excuse pales in comparison with me having to spend the whole weekend being watched by the Wicked Witch of the West.

      The Wicked Witch of the West is a reference to the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz.

    • The title of this episode "Grapes of Wrath" is also the name of a book written by John Steinbeck.

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