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Brothers & Sisters: Patriarchy

Kitty Walker returns to her family home in California after having little to no contact with her mother, Nora, in nearly three years. Meanwhile, William Walker takes Sarah under his wing in the successful family business, but she soon uncovers some financial discrepancies that could damage the Walkers' way of life forever.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 101
Airdate: Sunday September 24th, 2006

Director: Ken Olin
Writer: Jon Robin Baitz

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Pro7) Sep 05, 2007
FI (MTV3) Sep 25, 2007

  • Currently 9.5/10
9.5/10 (4 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Tom Skerritt
As William Walker
Matthew Settle
As Jonathan Sellers

Guest Stars
Josh Hopkins
As Warren Salter
Michael Beach
As Noah Guare
Laura Jordan
As Fawn
Jay Huguley
As Whit Peyton
Kerris Dorsey
As Paige Whedon
Angela Sargeant
As Gladys
David Burke (1)
As Jack Bishop
Laraine Newman
As Lyla
Maxwell Perry Cotton
As Cooper Whedon
Ryan Michelle Bathe
As Sasha
Tyler Posey
As Gabriel Whedon
Stana Katic
As Karen Wells
Danny Mora
As Jorge
Main Cast
Dave Annable
As Justin Walker
Sally Field
As Nora Holden Walker
Calista Flockhart
As Kitty Walker McCallister
Rachel Griffiths
As Sarah Walker
Matthew Rhys
As Kevin Walker
Ron Rifkin
As Saul Holden
Patricia Wettig
As Holly Harper
Balthazar Getty
As Tommy Walker
Sarah Jane Morris
As Julia Ridge Walker
John Pyper-Ferguson
As Joe Whedon
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Eliane EliasRunning 
Jonny LangAnything's Possible 
K.T. TunstallUnder the Weather 
Public DomainFifth Floor Library 
Rachel YamagataBe Be Your Love 

Episode Quotes
Nora: I think you should take that job if you want it.
Kitty: I think I do.
Nora: We fight. We ... fight. It's not the end of the world. Just come home.

Sarah: How is it that everyone in this town knows you?
William: Well, I've been around long enough.

Justin: Hey, can I ask you a question?
Tommy: The answer is no, you can't borrow my surfboard, no, I don't have any money to lend you and yes, girls still think you're cute ... I'm kidding.

William: (to Kitty) We're here all together, and I must announce with some depredation, you're no longer grounded.
Justin: When she was fourteen, she was grounded indefinitely.
Jonathan: What for?
Kitty: Oh, it had something to do with cigarettes and surf wax --
Tommy: -- and shoplifting and a boy named Pablo.

Paige: Mars is my favorite planet. It reminds me of you, Grandpa.
William: Why is that?
Paige: It is the God of war. He was a warrior.
William: That's me all right.

Kitty: You don't want to talk, really? What kind of a relationship is that?
Nora: It's the only kind of a relationship we can have right now.

Kitty: I don't think I'm TV ready.
William: Oh, don't be so sure. Bet on yourself. Never forget, bet on yourself.

Justin: You didn't bring Jonathan?
Kitty: No, I didn't want Dad to challenge him to a boxing match or a horse race or something.
Justin: Oh God, I'd love to see that.

Noah Guare: It's not gonna be us anymore because you abandoned me, remember? You quit.
Sarah: Apparently, just in time.

Sarah: You know, I thought when I quit my old job that I would gain in time what I lost in salary. But being a working mom is like being a currency that never has enough value.
Kitty: Oh my God, I'm gonna steal that line.

Kitty: I am not the person you think I am. That's what you people can't seem to understand. I'm not a bitch. I am not aggressively plotting to make our mother feel bad.
Sarah: Then why are you staying in a hotel?
Kitty: Because the show is putting me up, and it's going to be like a gorgeous groom.

Warning: Brothers & Sisters season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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