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Brothers & Sisters: Season 3 (2008-2009)

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Family dysfunction continues to reign supreme in Season 3 of the ongoing saga of the Walker clan, fueled in part by matriarch Nora (Sally Field) deciding to reach out to her late husband's love child, Ryan Lafferty (Luke Grimes) , with an invitation to stay at her house and become acquainted with her less-than-enthusiastic family. Justin and Rebecca (Dave Annable, Emily VanCamp) take their relationship to the next level after learning they are not blood relatives, but Justin decides to cool it down when it becomes hot and heavy. In turn, Rebecca befriends Ryan, who may be looking for more than a friend. Accepting of his uncle Saul (Ron Rifkin) and his now-unburdened sexuality, Justin sets him up with an unlikely blind date (Dave Foley). Kitty (Calista Flockhart) writes a tell-all book that dishes on Robert's campaign by serving up tidbits about her family members. Robert (Rob Lowe) then gives her a choice: either publish the tome or resign as his communications director. Though not a quitter, Kitty realizes it would give her more free time as they proceed with adoption plans. While newlywed Kevin (Matthew Rhys) tries to make a happy home for Scotty (Luke Macfarlane), he encounters trouble at his law office and considers a position working with brother-in-law and political opposite Robert. Rebecca is offered a job working with her mother, Holly (Patricia Wettig), much to the dismay of partner Tommy (Balthazar Getty). And Sarah (Rachel Griffiths), disapproving of how Holly and Tommy are handling Ojai, leaves the family business and contemplates investing in a small Internet company. But Tommy's business plans go well beyond Sarah's imagination.

Cast

Calista Flockhart
as Kitty Walker
Sally Field
as Nora Holden
Balthazar Getty
as Thomas Walker
Ron Rifkin
as Saul Holden
Rachel Griffiths
as Sarah Whedon
Dave Annable
as Justin Walker
Patricia Wettig
as Holly Harper
Sarah Jane Morris
as Julia Walker
Matthew Rhys
as Kevin Walker
Rob Lowe
as Sen. Robert McCallister
Emily VanCamp
as Rebecca Harper
Luke MacFarlane
as Scotty Wandell
Maxwell Perry Cotton
as Cooper Whedon
Luke Grimes
as Ryan Lafferty
Ken Olin
as David Caplan
Will McCormack
as Ethan Tavis
Nigel Havers
as Roger Grant
Matt Letscher
as Alec Tyler
Mitch Pileggi
as Browne Carter
Luc Charbonnier
as Ben Tyler
Tymberlee Chanel
as Female Staffer
Sonja Sohn
as Trish Evans
David Andrews
as George Lafferty
Gayla Johnson
as Secretary
Spencer Barth
as Elizabeth Walker
Cotter Smith
as Gordon Alexander
Michael B. Silver
as Stu Orenbacher
Kaitlin Doubleday
as Chelsea Yeager
S.E. Perry
as Board Member
Cathy Ladman
as Carla Hanson
Deidrie Henry
as Dr. Williams
Tom Skerritt
as William Walker
Michael O'Keefe
as Wally Wandell
Jayne Brook
as Bertha Wandell
Steven Weber
as Graham Finch
Paula Rhodes
as Miss Mitchell
Kelly Ripa
as Herself
Karl T. Wright
as Alan Simms
M.J. Karmi
as Cynthia Carter
Doug Purdy
as Sean Spicer
Michelle Ongkingco
as Dawn McCarty
Paul Keeley
as James Friedman
Jason Lewis
as Chad Berry
Rob Zabrecky
as Auctioneer
Rick Worthy
as Off. Collins
Andrea Grano
as Barbara Whitaker
Andrea Luna Grano
as Leanne Mitchell
Benny Ciaramello
as Anthony Lewis
Holly Maples
as Moderator
Jim Gleason
as Walter Geary
David Brisbin
as Sen. Wade Newman
Ned Vaughn
as Michael Gladstein
John Rubinstein
as Dr. Marc Wilson
Traber Burns
as Judge Arthur Gray
Rose Abdoo
as Miss Clara
Patty Yu
as Female Barrista
Marley Barth
as Elizabeth Walker
Andy Hoff
as Aaron Ziven
Scott Klace
as Kent Barnes
Marin Hinkle
as Courtney McCallister
Carmen Corral
as Maggie Lewis
Emil Beheshti
as Mail Staffer
Jesse Henecke
as Chris Ward
Chase Kim
as Waiter
Christine Avila
as Anita Lewis
Megan Follows
as Maggie Stephens
Barbara Allyne Bennet
as Female Customer
Maura Soden
as Dr. Barbara Riley
Leonard Wu
as Christopher Chao
Max Burkholder
as Jack McCallister
Joe O'Connor
as Harvey Childs
John Prosky
as Ron Robinson
Justine Dorsey
as Sophie McCallister
Tom Kopache
as Berkeley Goldschmidt
Michael Edwin
as Employee #1
Dileep Rao
as Arlo Natterson
Chaim Jeraffi
as Retreat Doctor
Wylie Small
as Connie Robinson
Maia Danziger
as Dierdre Holder
Deborah Meschan
as Loan Officer
Ramon De Ocampo
as Spencer Travis
John Glover
as Henry Mittner
Beth Kennedy
as Dr. Flackett
Terry Bozeman
as Board Member
Martin Morales
as Bartender
Pamela Shaddock
as Board Member
Geoffrey Wade
as Board Member
Dane A. Garretson
as Potential Recruit
Howard S. Miller
as Senior Partner
Justin Alvarez
as Bartender
Brandon Gunn
as Passer-by
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Critic Reviews for Brothers & Sisters: Season 3

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Produced by Ken Olin (Alias and thirtysomething), Jon Robin Baitz (The West Wing), and Greg Berlanti (Everwood), it's no surprise that this sprawling family drama is well-cast, well-acted, and well-written.

September 28, 2008 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Despite its glitzy setting and modern mores, at heart this is a good, old-fashioned family drama where you can revel in the complications of sibling relationships without directly entering the fight.

June 2, 2009 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The beauty of Brothers & Sisters is you can side with whatever articulate, inspiring, occasionally irksome Walker best represents your worldview. Just be part of the process.

October 15, 2008 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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