What's Next For ABC's "Brothers & Sisters"? NEW Pictures & Spoilers
The writers of ABC's "Brothers & Sisters" have revealed in their blog what's in store for the characters you love in the back 12 episodes of the drama. Here are some of the main points along with some new promotional stills of the Walker family members.
Kitty Walker's relationship with Senator McAllister will deepen and prove more challenging, more public, more difficult.
The senator will be given a much bigger outline in the life of the Walkers as well as the political life of the country.
His ambitions to higher office will thrust the family into an uncomfortably public light, and Kitty will be forced to deal with the reality of loving a politician.
Sarah and Joe's marriage will get rockier still. The fact that their individual lives are very different, and that they find themselves growing farther apart will be a source of real pain between two people who love each other.
The show will deal more with their attempts to repair and reconnect while they face a new burden: the knowledge of the effects an unhappy marriage has on the children.
Sarah's work life and her ambitions in the world are more and more in conflict with what it means to be a conventional wife and working mom, and those issues will prove impossible to resolve quickly and easily.
Tommy and Julia are at a different place in their marriage — trying to start a family, Tommy is also trying to start a new business, one in which he will have a new independence from the family.
For the remainder of the season, Tommy will try to put his own ambitions and dreams ahead of simply being in service to Ojai Foods. He and Julia will also deal with a complicated pregnancy, and how frightening that can be.
Kevin Walker will continue to enrage TV-viewing homophobes who seem to yearn for the blandly conforming 1950s, when being gay was, to most of America, a shameful and terrible secret.
He will also continue to search for love and intimacy like any other member of the Walker tribe, regardless of sexual orientation.
He will continue to be drawn to beauty, both inner and outer, and will continue to be essentially confused and lonely, and uncertain about what he wants.
And Justin Walker will face the ticking clock of having to go back to the army, and to serve in the Middle East.
Like many young Americans, he will confront the differential between his abundant courage, his fierce patriotism and the possibility of dying for a cause that seems muddled and lost, and far from the reasons he signed up in the first place, right after September 11, 2001.
As the series progresses, the war will play a bigger part, as it must in all of our lives, for it is an intractable part of the American future.
And Nora will be learning to define herself outside of the marriage that identified her for forty some years.
How to individuate, how to not simply be trapped in her role as The Mom. Nora is a feminist with a heart, no ideologue, but a humanist — the show's President Bartlett.
Her romantic life will take a step closer to the foreground, because even though it's OK to be alone, she deserves to be held at night as much as anyone else does.