Brothers & Sisters

Season 2 Episode 15

Moral Hazard

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM May 04, 2008 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Throughout this episode Kevin is wearing a dark blue shirt with a red tie; in a direct sequence (he even mentions that all the events he is talking to Scotty about happened that afternoon) he is in the car with Saul talking in said blue shirt, and then arrives home clad in a striped shirt with a blue tie.

  • Quotes

    • Nora: Ojai's going to be okay. They're merging with Walker Landing. And Holly made it happen. Can you believe it? I never thought I'd actually be grateful to her.
      Justin: She was lying, Mom.
      Nora: No, no, no. They signed the papers. I was there.
      Justin: Not about the business. About Rebecca being our sister.
      Nora: What?
      Justin: It was all a lie. She took a test. Dad wasn't her father. She's not a Walker. She never was.

    • Rebecca: Maybe you're incapable of loving anybody. I mean, look how everybody leaves you.
      Holly: You sent him away, didn't you - David. That's why he left.
      Rebecca: You know, at least he cared. He knew what that family meant to me. I walked into that house and looked at those photographs - some lost girl looking for roots - and they accepted me, and they loved me.
      Holly: Yeah, you know, you are right. I cannot compete with the Walkers.
      Rebecca: No, you can't compete. You're not a mother. Not like Nora.
      Holly: Nora had a husband and a family and money. I scraped together everything for us. I took care of you every single day of your life. Do you know I wasn't much older than you when I got pregnant? Can you imagine that? Being here by yourself and trying to support a child? But I did it. And if I had to give up some of my dreams, so be it. Because from then on, I put you first. And now you have the audacity to treat me like a second-class citizen? And I allowed it, because I knew that it was not easy for you. But I am done with that. From now on, if you want to hurt me, you hurt me from somewhere else. I want you out of this house.

    • Sarah: This is Dad's legacy, Mom. He put me in charge. He left it up to me.
      Nora: Well, maybe he shouldn't have, Sarah. Ojai was his company, not yours. You should never have been pressured to walk in his footsteps. He never gave you that choice. He picked you. From the time you were a little girl, he saw something in you. And I... I let him have you. Sarah, listen to me. If Ojai goes down, maybe it's a good thing. Maybe it's time to let it go. And then, finally, you could be your own person.
      Sarah: I am, Mom. Dad didn't force this on me. I wanted it. I always did.

    • Nora: (to Sarah) Unfortunately? Unfortunately? No, no, "unfortunately" is "oops, I dented the car fender. I spilled red wine on the sofa." Unfortunately is not "I ruined Ojai."

    • Tommy: (about Sarah) She was sleeping with Graham, okay? She lost all objectivity. Those are the facts. I'm sorry.
      Sarah: You're not above sleeping with an employee yourself, Tommy.
      Tommy: She was an office manager, okay? I wasn't making multi-million-dollar deals with her.

    • Scotty: Okay, Kevin, there is no way you care this much about the carbon footprint of this loft. I wish you did, but you don't. I know why you've been acting guilty lately. And I've been letting you go on in this overapologizing, "please Scotty" mode. But it's too much.
      Kevin: What do you mean?
      Scotty: Kevin, just because I didn't like the incredibly lame way you pseudo-proposed to me over a hospital bill doesn't mean I'm not happy with our relationship exactly as it is now.

    • Rebecca: Where are you going?
      Justin: The bathroom...I don't know. Stop following me!
      Rebecca: Following you? You're my ride!

    • Kevin: First, I was dealing with the family business being obliterated when Justin announced he has, on occasion, been attracted to Rebecca, our sister.
      Scotty: What?
      Kevin: Believe me, it goes on. Then Sarah calls me over because she's agonizing over dating the guy whose deal obliterated the family business. But, the piece de resistance, Saul, who signed off on the deal that got the business obliterated, after being arrested for D.U.I., for plowing his car into a tree 'cause apparently he's lost the will to live, finally came out to me.
      Scotty: Oh my god, is he okay?
      Kevin: He will be, I think. But, you know, it's like... All these crazy people in my family are in this insane freefall and completely incapable of being happy. And then I look at Saul, who's missed his life entirely. And I realize how lucky I am because I get to come home to someone who is kind and caring and changes the lightbulbs. And... Marry me.
      Scotty: What?
      Kevin: I mean it. I don't want to wait. I don't want - I want to make this official.
      Scotty: Because I changed the lightbulbs?
      Kevin: No... well, yeah, kind of. Because, Scotty, that's who you are. I am completely, completely in love with you. I even love the things about you that I hate. Because you make me feel like I don't have to be anyone other than who I am. And to me, that feels like family. And that's what I want us to be. I want us to be a family because that never ends. I'm doing this all wrong. (gets down on one knee) Scotty, I am asking you, will you please marry me?
      Scotty: (kneels too) Yes. Yes, Kevin, I'll marry you.

    • Kevin: Everybody screws up, Saul. But that's no excuse to treat yourself with absolutely no respect.
      Saul: Kevin, I was fingerprinted and locked in a drunk tank. What is there left to respect?
      Kevin: How about me? How about the people who love you? Whatever it is you did to Ojai, it's no excuse to drive your car into a tree.
      Saul: I didn't risk Ojai Foods to make money, Kevin. I did it to try and save my life. I want out. I want to be free.
      Kevin: Just say it. I love you, and it's okay.
      Saul: I'm a gay man, Kevin. Tell me how I can be a gay man at my age.
      Kevin: I don't know how to be a gay man at my age. But I do understand that you're afraid.
      Saul: I want my time back.
      Kevin: That's the one trick none of us can pull off. Saul, if you think this family is going to sit back and watch you waste the time you do have punishing're mistaken.

    • Justin: Remember when we went surfing the other day, and you and Tommy accused me of hiding something about Rebecca?
      Kevin: Yeah, vaguely.
      Justin: There was a minute there when she wasn't sure she was our sister.
      Kevin: You mean she's not?
      Justin: She is, she took a test. But when I found that out, I was kinda into that idea that she...wasn't
      Kevin: Why would you not want her to be part of the family?
      Justin: I do...but I wasn't unhappy with the fact that she wasn't.
      Kevin: What are you talking about?
      Justin: How are you not getting this? I know you're gay, but you have eyes! She's not like...unattractive.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic - Morální riziko (Moral Hazard)

    • Music:
      Falling In Love At A Coffee Shop by Landon Pigg
      Warm Whispers by Missy Higgins

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: Sunday, June 1, 2008 on Network 7
      Norway: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 on TV2
      Czech Republic: Sunday, January 23, 2011 on Universal Channel

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