Brothers & Sisters

Season 3 Episode 24


Aired Sunday 10:00 PM May 10, 2009 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • At the close of the third season, Sally Field (Nora) was once more nominated for the Emmy as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

    • ABC released the complete third season on DVD in the U.S. (region 1) on September 1, 2009. It was sold in international regions starting in October 2009.

    • This is Balthazar Getty's first appearance since "Spring Broken." He was credited for every episode after that but did not appear in any of them.

  • Quotes

    • Sarah: I never planned to be the only Walker there.
      Kitty: You may not have expected it but it doesn't surprise me. Ojai was always gonna be yours. I knew it, Dad knew it, even Tommy knew it. I'm sorry but you're the heir apparent.

    • Justin: (regarding Tommy): If he doesn't know who we are, he could be a completely different person.
      Kevin: Well, I'll keep my fingers crossed.

    • Nora: Maybe I learned something over the last few days.
      Kevin: Really? The only thing that I learned is that vegan food gives me the trots.

    • Robert: You want a separation, you got it. Because I'm done. I'm done chasing you and I'm done trying to figure out what you want. If you want to move to Pasadena, move to Pasadena. You want to take Evan with you, we'll work out the terms of the custody. You want to tell everybody in the world that we're separating, do it.
      Kitty: Robert.
      Robert: You just closed the deal. Have Kevin work out the details, whatever you think is fair. And for the record, I didn't come down here because Kevin told me to. And I wasn't fighting you on the terms of the separation because I wanted to be Governor. I was fighting you on the terms of the separation because I believe that if you move out of our home, that you will never come back. You want a separation, this is what one looks like.

    • Karin: Silence is as deep as eternity. Speech is as shallow as time.
      Kevin: And this place is as nutty as a fruitcake.

    • Justin: Mom. Tell us about the cult.
      Nora: Uh. I ... I may ... I may have overreacted just a little.

    • Sarah: Listen, Saul. I know that Ojai doesn't feel like our company any more and I'm going to change that. I want to bring Tommy home, I want to put this family and this company back together, because one doesn't work without the other.

    • Scotty: So you're not going to go?
      Kevin: No. It's our anniversary.
      Scotty: That's not an excuse. Kevin, Kevin, you don't celebrate something that's working when you're being asked to help with something that's not.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic - Mexiko (Mexico)

    • Music:
      Wonderwall by Ryan Adams
      Mexico by James Taylor

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Norway: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 on TV2
      Australia: Monday, August 3, 2009 on Channel 7
      Latin America: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 on Universal Channel
      Czech Republic: Sunday, June 19, 2011 on Universal Channel

    • Although credited, Kerris Lilla Dorsey (Paige Whedon), Sarah Jane Morris (Julia Walker) and Maxwell Perry Cotton (Cooper Whedon) do not appear in this episode.

  • Allusions

    • Justin: By my calculation, you lost contact with Mom over an hour ago, which means that every minute we're on this phone call, she could be heading up a river into the heart of darkness.

      Heart of Darkness is a novel by Joseph Conrad published in 1902 about the search for a company agent in the Belgian Congo in Africa. It was also used for the basis of the 1979 movie Apocalypse Now although the setting here was Cambodia during the Vietnam War.