Season 3

DIRECTOR(S): Tucker Gates, Gloria Muzio, Chad Lowe, Karen Gaviola, Michael Morris, Michael Schultz, Tom Amandes, Bethany Rooney, Ken Olin, Coad, Laura Innes
WRITER(S): David Marshall Grant, Molly Newman, Liz Tigelaar, Josh Reims, Cliff Olin, Beth Schwartz, Brian Studler, Nancy Won, Jason Wilborn, Jennifer Levin, Michael Foley, Sherri Cooper-Landsman, Peter Calloway, Daniel Silk, Allison Schapker, Monica Owusu-Breen
CREATOR(S): Jon Robin Baitz
AIR DATE(S): See below.
LOCATIONS: Los Angeles, California, USA

The story of the drama surrounding a family’s adult siblings.

3×01: Glass Houses
Air Date: September 28, 2008

Secrets can’t be kept for long in the Walker family, as Rebecca and Justin try unsuccessfully to hide their feelings for each another and the Walker siblings hatch a plan to reach out to their long lost brother, Ryan, while keeping it from their mother, Nora. Meanwhile, Kitty calls upon her family to lend support, as she and Robert begin the process of adopting a child. And just as Kevin and Scotty begin their life partnership together, Kevin’s career is put in jeopardy by a member of his own family.

3×03: Tug of War
Air Date: October 12, 2008

Holly takes her authority at Ojai Foods too far and pushes Saul and Sarah to their limits. Meanwhile Kevin encounters homophobia in the work place for the first time, and Justin struggles with a hero’s welcome from a soldier whose life he saved in Iraq.

3×05: You Get What You Need
Air Date: October 26, 2008

Rebecca’s trust in her mother is put to the ultimate test when a file on Ryan Lafferty turns up in Holly’s possession. Meanwhile, Kevin has an uncomfortable first outing with Scotty’s conservative and disapproving parents.

3×08: Going Once…Going Twice
Air Date: November 16, 2008

Kevin overcompensates for his recent pay cut by snatching Nora’s dream house out from under her as a gift to Scotty. Meanwhile Justin cooks up a plan to set Saul up with an unlikely candidate for a date.

3×09: Unfinished Business
Air Date: November 30, 2008

Nora recruits the family to deconstruct her new charity money pit; Kitty and Robert take a giant but overwhelming step forward in the adoption process; Sarah takes a big risk and eats crow with her new business partners; and Holly drives Tommy to his limit when she offers Rebecca a high level executive position at the winery without consulting him.

3×10: Just a Sliver
Air Date: December 7, 2008

The Walkers encounter some scheduling conflicts on Thanksgiving, leaving Nora and Sarah to celebrate alone, until Elizabeth endures a medical emergency that brings the family together.

3×11: A Father Dreams
Air Date: January 4, 2009

Elizabeth’s illness and her uncle’s sacrifice cause a volatile and emotional confrontation between Kevin and Tommy that could make or break their relationship as brothers. Meanwhile, Saul reintroduces a high school crush to Nora, and Justin finally decides to leave the nest.

3×14: Owning It
Air Date: February 8, 2009

Rebecca’s loyalties between Holly and the Walkers become more divided than ever when she discovers Tommy’s plan to drive her mother out of the family business. Meanwhile Nora gets a surprise phone call from an important person in William’s past.

3×16~3×17: Troubled Waters Part 1 & 2
Air Date: March 1, 2009

In a special two-hour television event, the Walker family experiences the thrill of a new life born and the desperation and terror of loss when one of their own has a life-threatening crisis. Meanwhile, Rebecca turns to her father for help when she discovers some information that could destroy the family business and send one of the Walkers to prison.

3×18: Taking Sides
Air Date: March 8, 2009

Even in the wake of a life threatening medical crisis and the excitement surrounding the birth of his son, Robert remains steadfast in his drive to run for governor, despite the damage that it may do to his marriage. Meanwhile, Saul and Sarah go to extremes to hide Tommy’s legal troubles from Nora, and Ryan gets a bit too close too fast for anyone’s good.

3×19: Spring Broken
Air Date: March 15, 2009

Kevin and Justin take Tommy on a getaway to help him make a decision about his legal future. Meanwhile, Kitty and Evan retreat to Nora’s to get acquainted with her new half brother, while Robert recovers.

3×20: Missing
Air Date: March 22, 2009

Desperate to get through to Tommy before his legal troubles worsen, Nora reaches out for help to the person whom he hurt most deeply. Meanwhile, Ryan Lafferty gets a bit too close to Rebecca for Justin’s comfort.

3×21: S3X
Air Date: April 19, 2009

The Walkers keep up hope that Tommy will return home when Holly considers dropping the charges. Meanwhile Sarah makes yet another major career change, Kitty questions whether or not her marriage will survive, and Kevin and Scotty consider a surprising proposal from Chad.

3×22: Julia
Air Date: April 26, 2009

Out of patience waiting for Tommy to return home, Julia makes a life-changing decision about the future, Robert discovers what Kitty has been keeping from him, and Holly and Sarah finally find balance in their relationship.

3×23: Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
Air Date: May 3, 2009

When Kitty and Robert reach a crossroads in their marriage, she is forced to reflect on her father’s past indiscretions and decide what’s most important in life. Meanwhile, Ryan makes a discovery about his mother’s death and takes a huge leap in the wrong direction to vie for Rebecca’s affection.

3×24: Mexico
Air Date: May 10, 2009

When the Walker family reaches out to Tommy, they’re devastated to find that he may be unwilling to accept their help. Meanwhile, Robert and Kitty reach a crossroads in their marriage that they may not be able to successfully navigate; Justin makes plans for the future, with or without Rebecca; and Saul makes a shocking admission about Ryan Lafferty’s mother.

• Sally Field . . . Nora Walker
• Matthew Rhys . . . Kevin Walker
• Calista Flockhart . . . Kitty Walker
• Rob Lowe . . . Senator McCallister
• Rachel Griffiths . . . Sarah Walker
• Balthazar Getty . . . Tommy Walker
• Dave Annable . . . Justin Walker
• Ron Rifkin . . . Saul Holden
• Patricia Wettig . . . Holly Harper
• Emily Vancamp . . . Rebecca Harper
• Sarah Jane Morris . . . Julia Walker

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