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Season 3 Episode 18

My Brother's Wedding

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Feb 28, 2012 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Julia and Joel try to recover after the emotional rollercoaster that the adoption process brought about. Sarah is faced with a big decision while Adam and Crosby are to reach an agreement about the Luncheonette's fate. Meanwhile, the family celebrates a memorable occasion.

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  • A fantastic end to the season

    A fantastic episode from stat to finish. You can't argue otherwise that this isn't one of the best dramas on television. Yet it received a short ordered third season (18 episodes instead of 22). So what is NBC thinking? Well they might be taking a long time to think this one through. The show averages about 5M viewers a week. If you're like me, you're tired of procedural (cop shows and law shows and doctor shows) which NBC currently has a lot of. If you ask me, I wouldn't axe this show. It may not have a lot of explosions or criminals or medical cases, but the aspect of this show is unmatched by most others right now: a sense of family. That warm fuzzy lovey-dovey atmosphere where the latest problem is dealt with and debated by a large variety of family members. Kind of like the Full House but larger with stronger more conventional and modern issues and a little less actual comedy. But the strong underpinnings of this show make is a real winner. The actors are all wonderful. They all play their characters so well. They improvise a bit in some loud boisterous family gathering scenes, I can tell; but it works so well because they know who their characters are and they play them true to their embodiment. The result is what we get to watch every week: a mesh of a pair of parents with their four children and multiple grandchildren. It may not be the typical family, especially in these times. But it is a family that we probably wish we had or aspire to be like. Open with communication, open with emotions (most of the time), and dealing with issues that everyone has to deal with.moreless
Derek Phillips

Derek Phillips


Guest Star

Brooklyn McLinn

Brooklyn McLinn

Sekou Trussell

Guest Star

Jason Ritter

Jason Ritter

Mark Cyr

Recurring Role

Rosa Salazar

Rosa Salazar


Recurring Role

Courtney Ford

Courtney Ford


Recurring Role

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Mark: I don't have to have kids.
      Sarah: Don't say that.
      Mark: I don't. I don't need that.
      Sarah: You don't know that. I mean you don't know, you know. In ten years from now, it might be too late to change your mind.
      Mark: I don't care. I love you. And you love me and that's all that matters.
      Sarah: It's not. I couldn't take that away from you. Do you understand?

  • NOTES (5)

    • This episode marks the final appearance of Sarah Ramos (Haddie Braverman) as a series regular.

    • Music Featured:
      -Bread by Yellow Ostrich.
      -Time Spent in Los Angeles by Dawes.
      -Baby Don't Laugh by J.P. McClain & The Intruders.
      -Far & Wide by Gardening Not Architecture.
      -Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO.
      -Colour My World by Chicago.
      -She's So Cold by The Rolling Stones.
      -Ribbon in the Sky by Stevie Wonder.
      -Wild Night by Van Morrison.
      -Porcelain by Lucy Schwartz.
      -Heart & Bones by The Pines.
      -U Can't Touch This by MC Hammer.
      -Be My Witness by Bahamas.
      -Are You Ready Yet? by Clare Bowditch featuring Gotye.

    • Savannah Paige Rae (Sydney) has no lines in this episode.

    • This season finale ends like the previous one: the camera rolls away a Braverman's house as the family welcome a new member. Last season was Adam's as they celebrate Kristina's pregnancy, this time is Julia's as she and Joel welcome Victor to their house.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 28, 2012 on Global
      Finland: January 13, 2013 on MTV3