Brothers & Sisters

Season 2 Episode 11

The Missionary Imposition

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Feb 10, 2008 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: While in the airport Sarah mentions that it is the Chinese Year of the Golden Pig. Based on the air date of the episode the year would actually be that of the Golden Rat.

  • Quotes

    • Lena: Julia didn't seem happy.
      Tommy: No. No, she's not.
      Lena: I'm sorry.
      Tommy: Don't be. It's not your problem. But, Justin is.
      Lena: Is that your way of asking me about him?
      Tommy: Yeah.
      Lena: I just, I don't know where it's going.
      Tommy: Join the club. I mean, I have no idea where Julia and I are going either. You know, it's actually easier to talk to you than her right now.
      Lena: Yeah, well, it's always been easy with us.
      Tommy: Yeah. (she starts to kiss him) Whoa, whoa, what are you doing?
      Lena: No, I just, I thought you said...
      Tommy: I don't know what I said, but I love Julia. I'm sorry.

    • Justin: Remember the last time we were here? I had just found out you existed.
      Rebecca: Yeah, you were like the only one in your family that was actually talking to me.
      Justin: It's crazy, huh?
      Rebecca: Yeah, now you're like the only one that's not talking to me.

    • Isaac: How are you, Nora?
      Nora: Um, well, I've hardly seen Justin all week, but you'll be very happy to hear that Tommy and Julia have said they really want...
      Isaac: Nora, I asked, how are you, not your kids.
      Nora: Oh. How am I? I have no idea.

    • Lena: I thought I was in love with Tommy, but clearly... I'm screwed up.
      Holly: When I was with William, I thought, this isn't perfect, it's a compromise, but it's my choice. I even thought that I was in control. And for twenty years, I let that idea and that man dictate who I was. When I finally realized that I was just filling in the gap for somebody else's relationship, it was too late, and I couldn't leave. It is better if you figure this out now.
      Lena: I hope so.
      Holly: Lena, use this opportunity to find something that's yours.

    • Julia: What about you and Lena? When did you sleep with her?
      Tommy: I told you, it was a couple of weeks after you left and you accused me of being responsible for William's death, do you remember that? So while you were off dealing with your emotions, how did, how did you just hook up with your ex-boyfriend?
      Julia: I was dealing with my emotions. I was also bored and lonely, and I ran into someone I knew, and we had a couple drinks, and I got hammered. What about you and Lena, were you drunk?
      Tommy: Yeah, the first time.
      Julia: The first time? So were you sober the second, third...
      Tommy: You went away, alright! Gone, nothing!
      Julia: You think that gives you a right to cheat?
      Tommy: What's your excuse?

    • Julia: You know, this new Mexican place just opened right by my parents' house, they have the best fish tacos.
      Tommy: Is that where he took you?
      Julia: What? No, he did not take me for Mexican food. And how can you even bring him up when she's sitting right outside the door.
      Tommy: You're the one who suggested eating here.
      Julia: I thought we were going for normal, which obviously isn't working, probably because all I can think about is, did you do it on your desk? On hers?
      Tommy: Like I don't have questions about the guy you slept with? Was it really just once? Was he good? At least you know what you're going up against.
      Julia: Up against?
      Tommy: I didn't mean it like that.

    • (Kitty and Nora are talking to each other on the phone, while Travis is sitting beside Kitty in the car sick and drinking)
      Kitty (says into the phone, but she is talking to Travis): Don't drink so much.
      Nora(having a glass of wine in her hand): I don't drink too much!

    • Kitty: Just remember Mom. Remember what you always used to say to me. Take it slow. You make him wait.

    • Kevin: It's quite simple, honestly, we were together, he went to Malaysia, I never heard from him again. End of story.
      Jason: Oh really, okay, what about the part where you promised to wait for me and then broke up with me on the phone.
      Kevin: I'm surprised you picked up the phone.
      Jason: You want to know why I didn't call?
      Kevin: Why?
      Jason: I thought it would make it worse.
      Kevin: Worse?
      Jason: I missed you too much, okay? I thought if I could just focus on where I was and what I was trying to do...
      Kevin: You know, you know what that is? That's the worst excuse I've ever heard. You made me feel like we were through, over, like I was some materialistic guy you had no time for.
      Scotty: And you guys have nothing to resolve, right.
      Kevin: Stay out of this for one minute.
      Scotty: No. Why don't you just ask him why he came home, I'm sure you want to know.
      Jason: Oh, it wasn't for him, if that's what you're thinking. He dumped me, and that's when I found my spiritual strength. Finally.
      Kevin: So God won, after all.
      Jason: Yes, Kevin, in a contest between you and God, God won.
      Kevin: Great, so, everything worked out for the best.
      Jason: Yeah. Perfect.
      Scotty: Well, I'm really glad we had that talk.

    • Rebecca: Don't you care that she slept with Tommy? I mean...
      Justin: It was a mistake, ok?
      Rebecca: Really? Because usually when people do something over and over again that is not really a mistake, it's more of a hobby or...
      Justin: Or an addiction?
      Rebecca: I didn't say that. But now that you mention it, there are some glaring similarities.

    • Jason: Calling home wasn't an option for me.
      Kevin: Why? No cell phone coverage?
      Jason: I was having a crisis of faith, actually.
      Kevin: Really? I didn't know that. But then you didn't tell me.
      Jason: I'm sorry, I was spending my time talking to God!
      Kevin: At least you were talking to someone.

    • Graham: You know that little chocolate on your pillow? It's not from me either.
      Sarah: This is awkward
      Graham: Uh, not for me.

    • Jason: Kev, don't. He's my brother.
      Kevin: Yeah, well Kitty's my sister, and you don't see me drinking the Kool-Aid.

    • Graham: You'll just have to wing it.
      Sarah: I'm sorry, I'm not a "wing it" type of girl.
      Graham: Sarah, what is wrong with a wildly successful meeting followed by a fun night out in San Francisco?

    • A.A. Group: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Amen.

    • Nora: I don't even talk to Justin who I guess is still sleeping with Lena. What could she be thinking?
      Kitty: I don't know. Maybe she was wishing Kevin was straight so she could go for the whole Walker trifecta.

    • Nora: Good sweet God in Heaven was that you?
      Kitty: No that would be typhoid Travis attempting to spread his plague to the good poeple of Iowa.

    • Tommy: You know sometimes it really sucks we can't have a beer together.
      Justin: Well we can. You just have to drink it.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic - Nebezpečné známosti (Dangerous Acquaintances)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: Sunday, May 4, 2008 on Network 7
      Norway: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 on TV2
      Czech Republic: Sunday, January 9, 2011 on Universal Channel

    • Music:
      Santa Lucia (Instrumental) is played during Nora's date.

    • The well known Serenity Prayer was used at the end of the Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.

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