"Brothers & Sisters" Shocker: Uncle Saul Gay? (#123: "Matriarchy," Season Finale Spoilers)
The writers of ABC's must-see drama "Brothers & Sisters" have come up with an emotional and shocking season finale episode - Justin bids farewell to his mother and sister Kitty as he leaves for Iraq; Kevin hooks up with Jason McCallister and Uncle Saul may be a closeted homosexual.
Uncle Saul (Ron Rifkin) has been a suspicious bachelor from the very beginning. The writers had teased us with suggestion that he may have feelings for William Walker's mistress Holly (Patricia Wettig) who seemed to have created a special bond with Nora's brother.
All year long however we saw very little of his personal life. Now in the season finale (airs Sunday, May 20 at 10/9c after the 3rd season finale of "Desperate Housewives") Uncle Saul bumps into an old friend at a family event celebrating the engagement of Kitty and Senator McCallister.
Uncle Saul's old friend Milo reveals that he had come to terms with his sexual identity and reminiscing about the time they had spent at the Keys he invites an obviously shaken and uncomfortable Uncle Saul for a drink.
Meanwhile, Kevin's hot date from last Sunday's episode, Senator McCallister's brother Jason (played by the hunkalicious soap stud Eric Winter) returns in the episode bumping into Kevin while planning the party for Robert and Kitty.
Similarly to last Sunday's disastrous date, the two men clash over the choice of venue for the event. At the party however they channel that energy into a very passionate french kiss, possibly the hottest gay smooch you'll see on television this season.
What does that mean? Is Eric Winter sticking around for a second season? All you Scotty lovers out there (including KC, the Luke MacFarlane website maintainer, whom I am once again very, very grateful for the exclusive scoop) may want to kill me, but I do hope Eric's pilot fails and he sticks around on "Brothers & Sisters." The man is a sex-bomb!
Finally, Justin (Dave Annable) is devastated to learn he is leaving for Iraq two days earlier than he expected and he almost leaves without a good bye. Nora and Kitty rush to the airport to bid a tearful farewell.
The scenes have yet to be filmed, so I will post images from the episode as soon as they become available.
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