Brothers & Sisters

Season 4 Episode 8

The Wine Festival

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Nov 15, 2009 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Ojai's newest wine is submitted at a local festival; Justin and Rebecca keep life-changing secrets from themselves; Nora has a crush on a younger man; Sarah and Luc may not be as compatible as they thought they were.

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  • Really great! A lot of defining moments...

    This episode had a lot of defining and important moments.

    Scotty and Kevin almost made a decision, they are really close (until they're not, you never know with those two)...

    Nora's moment telling that woman off was really something... She and Simon are cute, but one can only wonder, what about Roger? They had a really beautiful time, they never broke it off, but they couldn't be together at the time either because of Nora's family problems, and now it's like he doesn't exist... And they were awesome together!

    I was completely heart broken watching Luc leave, I knew that was bound to happen, but I was already use to having him on the show...

    I can't say the same about Ryan, I never liked him, but now I despize him... He's a jerk SOB... How could he do that with all the wine? That kid is really something...

    Justin and Rebecca's life together it's kinda getting more and more complicated by the episode... I hope they'll through all of it... They are beautiful together...

    And finally, in the end, Robert and Kitty... Oh wow... I just, I have no words... The way that he was really all nonchalant about it and completely not faking some "it's okay, I'm okay" reaction about her being bald... That was so meaningful and beautiful...

    LOVE IT!!!moreless
  • Another good one

    In this episode of Brothers and Sisters, the following happens. Ojai's newest wine is entered into a festival and against all of the odds, it wins. Although at the end of the episode things start to go wrong, when we see that all of the wine has been emptied and therefore can no longer be used. Rebecca still hasn't told Justin about the baby, and it seems as though she still doesn't know what to do about the pregnancy. Does she tell him, and wreck his medical career before it has even begun, or does she say nothing and have an abortion? Things between Sarah and Luc become difficult and before the end of the episode, he leaves. Scotty and Kevin are still having trouble trying to pick a surrogate. Kitty is worried that Robert will freak out when he sees her for the first time without a wig on. Btu when he does, he just acts normally, as though he has seen her without hair a million times before.moreless
Caroline Lagerfelt

Caroline Lagerfelt


Guest Star

Denzel Whitaker

Denzel Whitaker


Guest Star

Joe Holt

Joe Holt


Guest Star

Jon Tenney

Jon Tenney

Dr. Simon Craig

Recurring Role

Ken Olin

Ken Olin

David Caplan

Recurring Role

Peter Gerety

Peter Gerety

Dennis York

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: Nora says that she is reminded of the time that she had backstage passes for a Beatles concert. However, backstage passes were never available for any Beatles show unless you worked for them, which it can be assumed she did not.

    • It's revealed that Rebecca is six weeks pregnant, and her approximate due date is July 11, 2010.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Nora: You know, some people think women are like wine. They get better when they age.
      Kevin: Not the fertility clinics. They tell you not to even consider anyone over twenty-five.

    • Sarah: What are we, Luc?
      Luc: Sorry. Always trying to label everything. Us, wine, soaps.
      Sarah: Yeah, I guess that's what grown-ups do. That's how we know something's real.

    • Sarah: I know where this is going. I've been down this road before -- feeling like I'm the only one taking responsibility.
      Luc: Can't we just be happy?
      Sarah: It just sounds so naive.
      Luc: To me, that sounds cynical.

    • Saul: You know that wine of ours that just won.
      Kevin: Of course.
      Saul: It shouldn't have been that good. Those grapes were nothing special, but it is fantastic! And that's what I love so much about making wine -- you're surprised when you get much more than you put in. They tell me that parenting is very much like that -- seeing your child turn into something that you would never have predicted.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Australia: Monday, March 8, 2010 on Channel 7
      Latin America: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 on Universal Channel
      Norway: Wednesday, September 8, 2010 on TV2
      Czech Republic: Sunday, April 22, 2012 on Universal Channel

    • Music:
      "Under Cold Blue Stars" by Josh Rouse
      "Painting By Chagall" by The Weepies
      "Winter Song" by Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson

    • Although credited, Balthazar Getty (Thomas Walker), Kerris Lilla Dorsey (Paige Whedon) and Maxwell Perry Cotton (Cooper Whedon) do not appear in this episode.


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