I’m beginning to get a little concerned for my new favourite television family. Watching last night’s episode of BROTHERS & SISTERS it has become apparent that the Walker family may have some serious issues with alcohol.
Is it just me, or does anyone else notice that every-time a Walker member has a bad night (Nora), relationship troubles (Sara, Kitty, Kevin), sibling issues (Justin) or simply a night out partying (Rebecca) — their answer is to hit the bottle. Was there a single segment in last night’s episode that didn’t contain alcohol?
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got no problem with my fictional family enjoying an adult beverage or two. I simply can’t believe how dependent each brother and sister has become on alcohol. Does the Walker clan realize that when they buy that winery, they actually have to sell the wine to make money, not drink it!
That said, last night’s BROTHERS & SISTERS had the perfect mix of light-hearted and emotional moments. Nora misreading yet another situation with a man, Sarah spending another episode hammered (I think she has a problem), Justin realizing he may not be the only Walker sibling with serious addiction problems and finally, best of all, Senator McCallister actually having [gasp!] something to hide.
Even I — a die hard WEST WING fan — was getting tired of Rob Lowe’s perfect politician. Nobody, even in the land of television, is that perfect. Thank you BROTHERS & SISTERS scribes for finally giving the senator something to hide, albeit something that I saw coming a mile away.
And while I’m on the subject of thank-you’s. How thankful was everyone that we were spared another incredibly boring and tedious Tommy story-line? At this point, Balthazar Getty is the weak link (also known as the ‘Michel’) of BROTHERS & SISTERS. And if his character doesn’t start to do something interesting, and fast — it’s me who’s going to be reaching for the bottle come Sunday night at 10PM.