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Season 2 Episode 1

Brothers and Sisters

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Aug 26, 2008 on ABC Family
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Episode Summary

Season 2 begins with the annual Greek Week competition. Despite their opposing houses, Calvin and Rusty strive to remain friends. Meanwhile, Casey has to decide what to do about Rebecca's actions over spring break, and Rebecca's continuous bad behavior doesn't do the situation any good.

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  • season premiere...

    this episode, being the second season premiere, is supposed to be a highlight. it should have been strong, exiting and powerful yet it wasn't. don't get me wrong, it was fine, above average but it didn't live up to my expectations. i was hoping for a better episode, i mean this could just be an ordinary episode only a little better.

    but anyhow, the episode still had its moments. some scenes were hilarious and some are cool. the whole sticking it out for your bro or sis was the main topic and it tackles the brotherhood not just inside the house but the with friends outside the greek system or even those on another fraternity.

    i hope the succeeding episodes would be better. i don't expect it to be as good as the first season (coz usually 1st seasons are the best) but at least they should match it.moreless
  • Comming back from springbreak new semester starts with the greek week and gives us an easy entry into second season.

    First episode of second season caught up with the events of the final of last season (the Spring Break episode) quite nice. I like the fact that the friendship between Calvin and Rusty is up and running again - and they do quite a nice job there. I am still curious about what will happen with Frannie. I still don't buy her new attitude. As for her relationship to Evan - the two kinda deserve each other. One way or the other. Cappy and Evans rivalism kinda starts getting on my nerves though. Would like the two at least coming clean some day. Ashleighs role got a lil depths at the end when she was talking to Rebecca. An over average episode, but there's still lot of room for improvement.moreless
  • Good

    I thought this was a really nice episode because of the brotherhood/sisterhood themes displayed. Cappie learnt an important lesson as did Casey and Rebecca. Maybe Casey and Rebecca can be friends...Yeah right! Lets see how long that lasts. Anyway, I loved the scene when Ashleigh gave the speech to Rebecaa because she reallydoes need to develop her own personality and not that of a senator's daughter. She needs to grow up a bit. What Evan did was a cheap shot and Im glad Rusty and Calvin are trying to remain friends despite Evan and Cappie's feud. Do you think they will ever work it out. I mean they both lost Casey! Move on...moreless
  • Upon returning from Spring Break, the ZBZ's and Cappie are dealing with Rebecca. Calvin and Rusty are trying to remain neutral. Frannie and Evan are still hooking up. The entire Greek org. at CRU is competing for a prestigious trophy.moreless

    With Spring Break over everyone is dealign with the ramifications of what they did in Myrtle Beach, and the old adage what happens on Myrtle Beach stays in Myrtle Beach does not apply. Rebecca Logan is now an example of the potential failure of Casey's presidency, and the fact that the Greek system at CRU is still not up to par. Tegan returns to handle the situation since Casey cannot seem to keep her little sister under control, even with Cappie's help.

    I have to admit it was great to see Casey really step up for Rebecca, she put the Sorority before herself, now she has claimed to do this before, but this was one of the first times I actually believed her. Also the scene where Ashleigh ran after Rebecca, I thought that was very touching, I have always felt those two had a bond, they did the whole midnight snack eating talk, then there was that time Rebecca stood up for Ashleigh in the first finale at Dobler's, and now this scene.

    As for the brother's it is interesting how both Cappie and Evan's little brothers are both trying to keep the feud between their friendship, and that they are both bearing the grunt of it because their big brothers are the center of the feud. They definitely both held her their ground, and I can tell that this will not be the first time this happens this season.

    A good opener to a good season, now if we can just deal with that hook up Casey witnessed.moreless
  • Great One. Laughed a lot about the Cheerleaders and was very impressed about the strength of friendship between some of the characters! Cant wait to see the fight between new and old president ;)moreless

    Nice to see this Show back on track! First Episode sometimes reveals that a show wasnt as good as youve expected it after a great first seson but this one rocked. The start with the "olympic games" and the whole season with the relationships in the houses and between them was very good. Hope to see more episodes like this one in the whole season! Now we'll have to see which one wins, Secret Life of American Teenagers or this one.... Lets hope that we will have both around next year too. By the way, cant wait to see what happens next between the two presidents or the new and old one.moreless
Kevin Kirkpatrick

Kevin Kirkpatrick

Officer Hack

Guest Star

Aynsley Bubbico

Aynsley Bubbico


Guest Star

Brett Chuckerman

Brett Chuckerman


Guest Star

Zack Lively

Zack Lively


Recurring Role

Derek Mio

Derek Mio


Recurring Role

Aaron Hill

Aaron Hill

The Beaver

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (11)

  • NOTES (2)

    • Aleesha-Into my Bottom is also known as Alicia Sassano and has represented the United States in 2011 at Vina del Mar Festival in Chile. Alicia also has a song in ABC's Switched at Birth credited as Alisha "Uh huh I think you know it"

    • Music:
      Stuck At Sea by The Honorary Title
      What Up Girls by Marie
      Face Down In The Right Town by Earlimart
      My Bottom by Aleesha

  • ALLUSIONS (12)

    • Rusty: (to Calvin) We'll always have Zurich.

      He is referring to the 1942 classic Casablanca when Rick says to Elsa "We'll always have Paris."

    • Frannie: (about Rebecca) Maybe we could find a way to put her out of commission?
      Casey: Step away from the kneecap, Tonya Harding.

      Casey made an allusion to Tonya Harding, an American figure skating champion, who became notorious after her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly attacked by striking a competitor, Nancy Kerrigan, on the knee at a practice session during the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

    • Rusty: (to Calvin) We'll always have Switzerland.

      Switzerland is a country notorious for its neutralist policy (the country has not been involved in a war since 1815), and as a result, is host of many international organizations such as the Red Cross and the WTO.

    • Cappie: (to Rebecca) You were drunk. And the whole situation with your dad, I get it. It's... water over the bridge. Under the dam. Whatever.

      Cappie is referring to "water over the dam" or "water under the bridge" which would mean that Rebecca's behavior was in the past and no longer important to him.

    • Cappie: (to Calvin) You're welcome to KT house anytime. Even during Grey's Anatomy night, which is a privilege.

      Grey's Anatomy is a 2005 ABC medical drama starring Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey.

    • Casey: (referring to Rebecca) It's time to put Baby in the corner for good.

      This is a reference to 1987's Dirty Dancing's line, "Nobody puts Baby in the corner." Casey even mentions Rebecca getting 'Dirty Dancing again.'

    • Dale: You guys ready to see Charlton Heston? May he rest in piece.

      Charlton Heston, best known for his roles roles in The Ten Commandmants and The Planet of Apes, died on April 2008. He won an Oscar for his role in Ben-Hur, the movie Dale mentions they were planning to see.

    • Casey: I'm no Gerald Ford.

      Gerald Ford is the 38th president of the United States. He was elected upon Nixon's resignation and even pardoned Nixon for all his past crimes.

    • Ashleigh: (about the Tri-Pis) They all have Madonna arms from doing power yoga.

      Madonna, who at 50, still looks as young and fit as ever.

    • Calvin: We survived being trapped in Dale's car for six hours listening to Amy Grant.

      Amy Grant is a singer-songwriter known for her Christian and pop music.

    • Dale mentions a movie called "Cheer It Forward" which is a take off of cheerleading movie Bring It On (as well as a reference to the movie title Pay It Forward). Dale then mentions a much worse sequel to "Cheer It Forward" called "Cheer It Backward", referencing the critical dislike of Bring It On Again and subsequent DVD sequels.

    • The title is a reference to ABC's Brothers & Sisters, a 2006 drama which centers around the upper-middle class Walker family and their lives in Los Angeles, California. It stars Sally Field, Calista Flockhart and Rachel Griffiths.