Brothers & Sisters

Season 5 Episode 22

Walker Down the Aisle

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM May 08, 2011 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Despite rumors that the show would be picked up for a final sixth season with a reduced episode order and tightened budget, ABC did decide to cancel the series a week after this final episode was broadcast. A total of 109 regular episodes were produced, plus one hour-long special which occurred before the start of season 2. The special does not air in syndication but is included as a bonus feature on DVD.

    • ABC announced that the complete fifth season would be released on DVD August 23, 2011 in the U.S. (region 1). Region 2 (including Europe) and regions 3 & 4 have not yet been announced.

    • With this broadcast, the show still has not been picked up for a sixth season. While visiting her native Australia, Rachel Griffiths (Sarah) told reporters that she was now unemployed, jokingly hinting at the show's cancellation. Meanwhile, Gilles Marini (Luc) gave an interview where he felt it was in ABC's best interest to give the show one more final season for closure. A network representative said that a decision on the show's fate would be announced on May 16th when it presented its new fall lineup.

    • Most of the cast appeared in a reduced number of episodes in season 5. Sally Field (Nora) and Matthew Rhys (Kevin) were the only two stars who appeared in all 22 episodes. Rachel Griffiths (Sarah), Dave Annable (Justin) and Luke MacFarlane (Scotty) appeared in 21 episodes. Gilles Marini (Luc) was in 17 episodes. Calista Flockhart (Kitty) appeared in 15 episodes. Ron Rifkin (Saul) was featured in 13 episodes. Patricia Wettig (Holly) only appeared in 7 episodes but was credited all season. Balthazar Getty (Tommy) appeared in 4 episodes as a special guest star. Emily Van Camp (Rebecca) appeared in 2 episodes, also as a special guest, wrapping her storyline at the beginning of the season.

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  • Notes

    • Music:
      "Ave Maria" by Bach
      "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: June 13, 2011 on Channel 7
      United Kingdom: Thursday, June 16, 2011 on More4
      Czech Republic: Sunday, March 31, 2013 on Universal Channel

    • According to the website 'TV by the Numbers,' the show jumped up 25% in the ratings for this finale episode, scoring a 7.2, besting the earlier season high earned by 'The Rhapsody of the Flesh.'

    • Sonia Braga (Gabriela) appeared earlier in the season as Luc's mother in episode 8 'The Rhapsody of the Flesh.'

    • Patricia Wettig (Holly) is credited but does not appear.

    • Balthazar Getty returns as Tommy. He was last seen earlier this season in episode 15 'Brody'.

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