Brothers & Sisters Review: So Many Paternity Mysteries!

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The Walker family has more secrets than the CIA. On Sunday's Brothers & Sisters, Brody and Michelle contributed new paternity mysteries to the ever-evolving Walker lore.

Beau Bridges' Brody is smitten with Nora. That's so great, except on B&S, it's never that simple. Cue Justin catching Brody sweating in the kitchen. Like, really sweating.

While Brody woos Nora and invites her to join him as he manages a baseball team in Fresno, Justin’s paramedic partner hacks a computer to peep Brody’s medical records.

Michelle on B&S

It turns out Brody's got a clean bill of health, but ASTOUNDINGLY, Justin uncovers an even bigger secret. Brody totally lied about the possibility that he could be Sarah’s dad.

I've always liked this show and its characters, but at a certain point it gets hard to take paternity mysteries seriously. The first time, sure. The second? Eh. The THIRD?

Justin wants Brody to tell his mom the truth, but he’s afraid of what that will do to the relationship. Meanwhile, Nora says she’ll go to Fresno with Brody. The plot thickens!

In the end, you knew Nora wasn't going to Fresno and you knew Beau Bridges wasn't staying put. So this gave Brody the out that he needs, and he leaves as she sleeps.

Sarah is better off thinking William is her father, he believes, and even if Brody’s departure will crush Nora, she has her family to get her through. A little disappointing.

In other questionable paternity news, Scotty runs into Michelle on the street. It's strange to see Roxy Olin back after her mom, Patricia Wettig, left the show this year.

Wouldn't you know it, she's very scattered and reluctant to talk! Scotty worries that she blames herself for the miscarriage, but clearly it's something else eating her.

Olivia overhears and has serious concerns, but those are quickly assuaged compared to what they think is up with Michelle, and glean through trademark sleuthing.

Tracking her down at the airport, Kevin and Scotty are halted as they try to stop Michelle, holding a baby in her arms as she disappears out of sight. Such melodrama!

Shady Michelle

Do we think Michelle really had their baby after all and kept it for herself? That's the obvious implication here, and a very predictable one as soon as she reappeared.

Once again, Brothers & Sisters goes back to the well of the child whose lineage has yet to be established. This could go in a number of directions, but just feels forced.

Meanwhile, Sarah is going crazy at the thought of unloading her house in just one week, and completely rearranges Luc's art studio. That's just the tip of the iceberg.

Despite the success of his art show, Luc is upset because Sarah put the house on the market without bothering to mention it. It's his home too, and he's totally right.

For now, the sale is on hold. At least these two seem to connect and communicate well despite ups and downs and the obvious obstacles a young relationship faces.

Next week, Justin keeps the closely guarded secret about Sarah, while Scotty makes a shocking discovery that will bring a new life into the Walker family fold.

Thoughts? Too much paternity mystery drama or just what the doctor ordered?

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Oops ... meant to type "Netflix"

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I loved the Show - until the Mistress became Head of the Company. that was too much for me. I've recently watched episodes I missed on Netflis (scanned through several) ... I know it's a dramatic series, but it was just tooooooo much drama. Unbelievable Drama.

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I LOVE THE FACT THAT BEAU BRIDGES IS ON THE SHOW...THE CEMESTRY IS GREAT BETWEEN NORA AND BRODY...KEEP IT GOING.....THEY ARE SO FUN TO WATCH....MAKE HIM STAY AND RETURN NEXT SEASON...I FEEL BEAU BRIDGES TEAMED WITH SALLY FIELD HAS FINALLY CAUGHT MY EYE..THEY WERE GREAT IN NORMA RAE THE CEMESTRY WAS FANTASTIC...GREAT ACTORS THE TWO OF THEM....

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I really hope it isn't the last season. This is one of my favorite shows. I will be sad if it is gone. Speaking of Sad - didn't that scene with Nora at the end just break your heart?

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Calista wanted a reduced working schedule this season. I like this storyline a lot better than the Ryan storyline(But I doubt he will turn out to be her father.) I also would like to know what happened to "Ask Mom"!?

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To the two above comments..... It is a bit repetitive, obviously- but it is SOMETHING. Finally the show is providing entertainment, which is the point. I for one have really liked it since the return- and counting on this as the "Final Season", I do hope they provide a wrap up. The producers have known from the start, cancellation was probably, they should have been prepping for the end! Hoping. Really enjoyed "Wouldn't it be nice". Think Beau Bridges is a perfect addition. Nice to see Sally Getting some decent material to work with, for once, this season. Loved the closing "Wouldn't it be nice" montage- and I predicted something similar to this Michelle Fiasco when the storyline was introduced in Season Four....No Surprises there. Will see how the final 3 episodes play out....and hope for the best!

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Ya I agree as much as I love this show we have done this all before so we all know how this one ends up... And can someone explain to me why Kitty is harldy around this season? I mean it's starting to look like Calista doesnt wanna do the show anymore... They need to introduce more characters, there is only so much you can do with 7 people (Norah, Justin, Kevin, Scotty and Sarah are the only ones who seem to want to be there)... Bring Tommy and his wife back, get Justin's nurse girlfriend back and it's time Norah found a man who will stay... I saw the end when they sold Ojai but I told myself they knew what they were doing

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The paternity drama is becoming a little too much, first it was Rebecca, then Ryan, and now Sarah? Come on!!! the lack of creativity here has become stark! and what happened to Nora working at the radio station? Were is Kitty? I m beginning to think the excitement of the first 3 seasons is really gone!!!!

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