The Best Episodes of Brothers & Sisters

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2018

Brothers & Sisters is a drama from executive producers Ken Olin and Jon Robin Baitz. The LA-based Walker family is an ordinary American family. The adult siblings -- Sarah Walker (formerly Whedon), Tommy Walker, Kevin Walker, Justin Walker, and Kitty Walker -- try to live up to their parents' expectations. Alongside their mother Nora Holden, Nora's brother Saul Holden, Sarah's husband (now ex-husband) Joe Whedon, Tommy's wife Julia Walker, Kevin's husband Scotty Wandell and mysterious Holly Harper. And last but not least Rebecca, Holly's daughter. Who they originally thought was their half sister but later found out they had a half brother, Ryan instead, the Walkers struggle through their everyday lives.

Walker Down The Aisle

#1 - Walker Down The Aisle

Season 5 - Episode 22

As Sarah and Luc’s nuptials approach, plans go horribly awry and the Walkers learn several surprising lessons about the real meaning of family, on the Series Finale of “Brothers & Sisters”.

star 8.36
99 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers:
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Northern Exposure

#2 - Northern Exposure

Season 1 - Episode 7

Kitty and Warren go to the country to have a peaceful weekend, that turns out anything but that. Unable to become pregnant, Tommy and Julia turn to desperate and unconventional measures. Faced with dire financial circumstances, the Walkers are forced to sell the ranch house.

star 8.21
77 votes
Writers: David Marshall Grant, Molly Newman
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Prior Commitments

#3 - Prior Commitments

Season 2 - Episode 16

Kevin and Scotty make a commitment to be life partners; Saul finally comes to grips with his identity in a public way; the family discovers that William kept yet another painful secret from them.

star 8.21
67 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: Alison Schapker, Greg Berlanti, Monica Owusu-Breen
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Matriarchy

#4 - Matriarchy

Season 1 - Episode 23

Nora organizes an engagement party for Kitty and Robert. Justin is about to be deployed to Iraq, and he tries to have special time with his family members to say goodbye. Kitty finds it hard to tell her mother that she will be moving out. An old friend of Saul's visits after his divorce.

star 8.10
65 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: Greg Berlanti, Jon Robin Baitz
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Lights Out

#5 - Lights Out

Season 4 - Episode 23

The Walkers are heartbroken as they prepare to shut the doors of Ojai Foods for good, but new opportunities and secret alliances develop as a result of the family's loss.

star 8.09
61 votes
Directors: Michael Morris
Writers: Brian Studler, Molly Newman
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36 Hours

#6 - 36 Hours

Season 2 - Episode 7

The Walkers unite as Justin's addiction hits an all-time low. Kitty and Robert build new plans for their future.

star 8.09
61 votes
Directors: David Paymer
Writers: David Marshall Grant, Molly Newman
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Something Ida This Way Comes

#7 - Something Ida This Way Comes

Season 1 - Episode 13

The family throws a party for Nora's sixtieth birthday. Surprises- but not the good kind- abound when half the family gets the flu, Nora's mother shows up, and the video tribute doesn't come out quite right.

star 8.01
68 votes
Directors: Michael Lange
Writers: David Marshall Grant, Sherri Cooper
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Affairs of State

#8 - Affairs of State

Season 1 - Episode 3

William Walker's indiscretions are made painfully public, and Nora shocks the family as she reveals that she's not as naive as they all think she is.Justin decides to tell Kitty about their father's affair, and the Walker siblings all feel the burden of their very own secrets.

star 7.95
90 votes
Directors: Tucker Gates
Writers: Craig Wright, Emily Whitesell, Jon Robin Baitz
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Troubled Waters (2)

#9 - Troubled Waters (2)

Season 3 - Episode 17

As the Walkers welcomes in a new life, they must also face the terror of losing one of their own. Meanwhile, Rebecca asks her father for help when she comes across new information that may spell disaster for the company.

star 7.94
50 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: David Marshall Grant, Molly Newman
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Troubled Waters (1)

#10 - Troubled Waters (1)

Season 3 - Episode 16

As the Walkers welcomes in a new life, they must also face the terror of losing one of their own. Meanwhile, Rebecca asks her father for help when she comes across new information that may spell disaster for the company.

star 7.94
64 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: David Marshall Grant, Molly Newman
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Separation Anxiety

#11 - Separation Anxiety

Season 2 - Episode 13

While Robert and Kitty visit a fertility clinic, Rebecca and Justin decide to have DNA tests to see if they really are related.

star 7.92
61 votes
Directors: Gloria Muzio
Writers: David Marshall Grant, Molly Newman
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Valentine's Day Massacre

#12 - Valentine's Day Massacre

Season 1 - Episode 14

Nora has a Valentine's Day dinner with a friend and takes a risky ride that could land her in trouble.

star 7.91
71 votes
Writers: Cliff Olin, Peter Calloway
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Holy Matrimony

#13 - Holy Matrimony

Season 2 - Episode 9

Robert and Kitty get married, but not before a political scandal and a severe case of cold feet threatens the wedding. Meanwhile Isaac distracts Nora from her romance with Stan. Holly gets a surprise visit from an old friend and some secrets are revealed.

star 7.90
72 votes
Writers: Alison Shapker, Mark B. Perry, Monica Owusu-Breen
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Mistakes Were Made, Part 1 (a.k.a. Glass Jumps)

#14 - Mistakes Were Made, Part 1 (a.k.a. Glass Jumps)

Season 1 - Episode 8

Justin's resolve to stay clean is shaken by a disturbing letter from the US military requesting that he go back and join them.Kevin swallows his fears and tries his hardest to win back Scotty but it blows up in his face, Nora prepares for a date, and Sarah uncovers some shocking information.

star 7.90
79 votes
Directors: Michael Lange
Writers: Craig Wright, Jon Robin Baitz
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Mistakes Were Made, Part 2

#15 - Mistakes Were Made, Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 9

A road trip for Sarah, Tommy, and Kevin reveals more startling news about their father. Justin comes clean about his reasons for joining the service after returning from a hospital stay.

star 7.88
69 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim
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The Feast of Epiphany

#16 - The Feast of Epiphany

Season 2 - Episode 10

Secrets are the order of the day when the Walkers gather for a family dinner because Nora is too shy to ask Isaac out on her own. Meanwhile, Becca is trying to play matchmaker for her mother.

star 7.88
69 votes
Directors: Laura Innes
Writers: David Marshall Grant, Jason Wilborn
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Time After Time, Part 1

#17 - Time After Time, Part 1

Season 4 - Episode 18

In an effort to get to the root of the secret that William's nemesis, Dennis York, holds over their heads, the Walkers recall their memories, both good and horrifying, of their family's days at Ojai Foods in 1986. Then, as they continue to flashback to their younger days, they finally recall the shocking secret and the shameful cover-up that led to York's power play, and are forced to deal with the remorse of a tragic event. Meanwhile, Nora and Holly take an uncharacteristic trip, a la "Thelma & Louise," to search for answers about Ojai's hidden worth, and Justin and Rebecca finally get their happily ever after.

star 7.88
77 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: Sherri Cooper Landsman, Jennifer Levin
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On the Road Again

#18 - On the Road Again

Season 4 - Episode 24

As the Walkers try to cope with the sadness and financial ruin that lingers as a result of the closure of Ojai Foods, they discover a small ray of hope in one of William Walker’s many secret investments. Meanwhile, Robert’s health and the safety of his family are compromised when he finds himself in way over his head in a subversive business deal, and newlyweds Justin and Rebecca consider a trial separation.

star 7.87
71 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: David Marshall Grant, Geoffrey Nauffts
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Game Night

#19 - Game Night

Season 1 - Episode 19

The Walkers have a family game night and invite Rebecca along for the ride. Kitty also meets Senator McCallister's gay brother and tries to set him up with Kevin.

star 7.86
66 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Clif Olin, Molly Newman, Peter Calloway
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Glass Houses

#20 - Glass Houses

Season 3 - Episode 1

The Walkers go to the beach for a family vacation but things turn ugly; meanwhile, Kevin arranges a getaway weekend for him and Scotty but things take a turn when a face from the past contacts him. Trouble awaits the Walkers as one gets fired and one gets blackmailed!

star 7.86
71 votes
Directors: Tucker Gates
Writers: David Marshall Grant, Molly Newman
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Family Portrait

#21 - Family Portrait

Season 1 - Episode 4

Sarah and Joe both face a big challenge when they discover that something may be wrong with their daughter, Paige.Kitty finds herself torn between two men, Justin begins his new job, Kevin gets jealous after seeing Scotty with another guy, and Nora suspects that Saul has feelings for Holly.

star 7.86
85 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: Craig Wright, Jon Robin Baitz
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Grapes of Wrath

#22 - Grapes of Wrath

Season 1 - Episode 21

The vineyard opens up and the whole family attends. Holly also makes a move on Mark when Nora is gone.

star 7.84
68 votes
Directors: Michael Morris
Writers: David Marshall Grant, Sherri Cooper
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Favorite Son

#23 - Favorite Son

Season 1 - Episode 22

Kevin acts as McCallister's attorney when a radio host makes accusations against his war heroism. Also, Tommy and Julia must face a tough decision regarding their newborn babies.

star 7.84
62 votes
Directors: Jason Moore
Writers: Benjamin Kruger, Daniel Silk
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Domestic Issues

#24 - Domestic Issues

Season 2 - Episode 5

Sarah becomes embroiled in a difficult battle with Joe for custody of their children. Kitty's Halloween announcement has consequences for the entire Walker family.

star 7.82
65 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: Cliff Olin, Peter Calloway
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The Other Walker

#25 - The Other Walker

Season 1 - Episode 16

The Walkers find out about William's biggest secret: his other daughter with Holly.

star 7.82
61 votes
Directors: Gloria Muzio
Writers: Alison Schapker, Monica Owusu-Breen
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