Brothers & Sisters

Season 2 Episode 9

Holy Matrimony

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Dec 02, 2007 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Sarah: You can't drop a big clanger like that and then go all clammy on me, I'm your sister. Come on, I love salacious gossip.
      Rebecca: Okay. Lena was sleeping with Tommy.
      Sarah: Our Tommy?
      Rebecca: Yeah.

    • Rebecca: Why did you tell me the truth about who my father is? I mean, you could have just not said anything.
      Sarah: Um, well, at the time, I told myself it was because you had a right to know. It was going to come out anyway. But you want to know the God's honest truth? I did it to spite your mother.
      Rebecca: I figured. I think that's why I kissed Joe. To get back at you.
      Sarah: So why are we having this trip down bad memory lane?

    • Kitty: How would you feel about starting the honeymoon early?
      Robert: We haven't cut the cake.
      Kitty: Don't care.
      Robert: You haven't thrown your bouquet.
      Kitty: Still not caring.
      Robert: What about your garter?
      Kitty: I think maybe I'll just save that for you.

    • Holly: It is not easy finding the right person at the right time. I was in love with a man I could never have. I didn't mean to be, I just was. You can't help who you love, Saul.

    • Justin: (to Tommy) You're always trying to be like Dad, but you know what, even he had enough sense not to screw his secretary.

    • Justin: (to Tommy) You're cheating on your wife, and your baby is, what, six months old, and somehow you manage to be self-righteous?

    • Rebecca: You know how you guys tell each other everything in this family, even if you shouldn't?
      Kevin: Our family's curse and blessing? What about it?
      Rebecca: Is there anything that you won't tell each other, that's just completely off-limits?
      Kevin: I probably wouldn't tell Kitty I'd like to murder her husband. And it wouldn't be that difficult getting my hands on a shotgun, thanks to him and his ilk.
      Rebecca: Hmmm. Thanks, Kevin.
      Kevin: You're welcome. For what, I have no idea.

    • Kevin: Why am I the bad guy? I didn't set out to hurt Jason. I'm not the only one to blame here. In fact, he's...
      Scotty: Alright, done. Stop. I'm not here as a friend to listen to you endlessly go on about your ex-boyfriend, because however you define what we are, we're not platonic anymore.

    • Scotty: (looking in the guestbook) Oh, God, look what your mom's date wrote: "Stop the erosion of civil rights. Peace and love. Stan."

    • Kitty's wedding vows: Robert, I don't even know where to start, because you are so many things to me. You're this brilliant, poised diplomat. And then you're this really crazy romantic that just takes my breath away. And when you're tired and when you're stressed, you get really grumpy, but then I can fit your head on my shoulder at night, and I know you're asleep, you're so peaceful and you're so vulnerable. I love all those parts so much that I want to have you as my partner for the rest of my life. Sick, healthy, rich, poor, as long as I'm with you, I will be complete. And that's it. Oh, one more thing, Robert. Will you be my husband?

    • Robert: Kitty, I know that there are no guarantees in this world. We could wake up tomorrow and it could all go to hell. But whatever happens, good or bad? I want you with me. Okay?

    • Robert's wedding vows: Kitty, I ask you to marry me. To say I love you seems inadequate, because I cannot imagine my life without you. Because when I'm cynical, you give me hope. In times where I felt I was losing my way, you've been my guidepost. I love you more with each passing day, and so I give you my hand, my heart, and my love.

    • (Nora walks Kitty down the aisle, both are whispering.)
      Nora: You have been my child, my challenge, my support, my best friend.
      Kitty: Mom, you're going to make me cry.
      Nora: Well maybe you should cry, or laugh, or do whatever your heart tells you to. I know how hard you've worked to find someone to love who would really see you, and love you back. Kitty, you're incapable of losing yourself, you're not like me, you know yourself better than I ever have. And I'm so proud to be your mother.

    • Lena: It's just so strange seeing Tommy here... and all the high-powered guests and the Secret Service agents just everywhere.
      Rebecca$: What would be weird about seeing Tommy?
      Lena: Oh, nothing. I just... work for him. So it's weird.
      Rebecca: Lena, please tell me that Tommy isn't the married man.

    • Stan: I still can't believe we're at some big-shot Republican's wedding. Man, times have changed.
      Nora: Stan, now, this is my daughter's wedding. There will be no politics today.
      Stan: Sure. I bet you could feed a small African country for what this shindig costs.

    • Scotty: How is Kitty?
      Julia: Well, she's finally getting her hair done, but now she's obsessed with us finding some old friend of hers, Isaac. She's kind of freaking out.
      Kevin: (aside to Tommy) You're so not seeing that $100.
      Tommy: (aside to Kevin) Please.
      Justin: Maybe Mom could chill her out.
      Julia: No, no. Kitty ordered us not to let your mom within 50 feet of her until right before they walk down the aisle.
      Tommy: Good luck with that.
      Kevin: Yeah. (raises his glass) Here's to not being a bridesmaid.

    • Tommy: (to Kevin, about him and Scotty) So, are you guys back together?
      Kevin: You know, we're just in a... process of... you know, becoming a "we" ...depending on what your definition of "we" is.
      Scotty: He's such a romantic.

    • Nora: I seem to have lost my date. I wonder where Holly Harper is.

    • Kevin: Well that was unpleasant. So, just be good to Kitty.
      Robert: Better than you were to my brother?
      Kevin: That's unfair.
      Robert: He's halfway across the world trying to make a difference with his life. He is all alone. And you dump him. Now it's none of my business, so I'm going to get through this. I'm going to be cordial. And that's what we should do for Kitty.

    • Nora: Tomorrow you're going to put that beautiful dress on and walk down the aisle to Robert, who is so handsome and powerful - my God! He could be president one day! - and you are going to commit the rest of your life to him. And before you know it, you will have completely forgotten who you are and what you stand for.
      Kitty: I'm sorry, what did you say?
      Nora: Maybe I didn't say that right. Sweetie, listen, marriage is not easy. And then you'll have kids, and lose yourself completely.
      Kitty: Wait a minute, Mom, Sarah told me you were gonna give me a gushy speech that would make me cry. What is this that I'm getting?
      Nora: Maybe back then I was giving the warm and wonderful marriage speech. I'm wiser now and I have some things to say to you. I'm not gonna lie.
      Kitty: Please lie. Please lie. I would prefer you to lie. I don't need you to give me cold feet.

    • Sarah: Hey, has Mom had the talk with you?
      Kitty: What talk?
      Sarah: The talk. Oh trust me, she's going to sit you down and go on and on about love and devotion until you're both weeping. I'd get some inspiration from that.

    • Kevin: You can't get mad at me for being upset at a bunch of people who I don't even know acting like I'm the gay guy who doesn't know how to commit.
      Scotty: Then why did you stand there telling everyone we're still trying to define the word "we"?
      Kevin: Because you said you wanted to take things slow, Scotty.
      Scotty: You're not over him, Kev. At least that's what it feels like to me.
      Kevin: Okay, maybe I'm not over Jason... completely. But I am getting there. Scotty, I want to be with you.
      Scotty: Me, too. But sometimes just because you want something, doesn't mean it's possible.

    • Nora (to Isaac): Did I just get dumped at my daughter's wedding reception?

    • Holly: I don't care how old you are, it is tough being single at a wedding.

    • Sarah: Have you seen any nice men in my age range?
      Rebecca: Some of secret service guys are hot.
      Sarah: Yeah. Yeah, they are hot but they are so cold.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic - Posvátný svazek manželský (Sacred Matrimony)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: Sunday, April 20, 2008 on Network 7
      Norway: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 on TV2
      Czech Republic: Sunday, December 19, 2010 on Universal Channel

    • Music:
      If Not For You by George Harrison
      Start A War by The National
      A World To Believe In by Celine Dion

    • Guest starring Ken Olin, series executive producer and real life husband of Patricia Wettig, who plays Holly Harper.

  • Allusions

    • When Kitty was trying to come up with her wedding vows, Sarah suggested the following quote: "...Not yet still steadfast, still unchangeable, Pillowed upon my fair love's ripening breast, To feel for ever its soft fall and swell..." which comes from a poem by John Keats entitled Bright Star.