Season 4

DIRECTOR(S): Ken Olin, Michael Schultz, Michael Morris, Matthew Rhys, Laura Innes, Chad Lowe, Richard Coad, Jonathan Kaplan, Bethany Rooney
WRITER(S): Molly Newman, Marjorie David, David Marshall Grant, Cliff Olin, Jennifer Levin, Sherri Cooper-Landsman, Sarah Goldfinger, Michael Foley, Jason Wilborn, Brian Studler, Geoffrey Nauffts, Michael J. Cinquemani, Monica Owusu-Breen, Alison Schapker, Matt Donnelly, Mark Halsey
CREATOR(S): Jon Robin Baitz
AIR DATE(S): See below.
DISTRIBUTOR(S): ABC
LOCATIONS: Los Angeles, California, USA

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

4×01: The Road Ahead
Air Date: September 27, 2009

Kitty harbors a devastating secret that will rock the Walker family. Meanwhile, Nora and Holly begrudgingly team up to throw an elaborate engagement party for Justin and Rebecca, Tommy continues his personal spiritual journey in Mexico, and Sarah searches for new business prospects in France.

4×02: Breaking News
Air Date: October 04, 2009

As Robert worries about news of his recent heart attack leaking to the press, Kitty struggles with an untold secret that will deeply affect their marriage and bring the Walker family together like never before. Meanwhile, Kevin and Scotty discuss the real possibility and challenge of surrogacy.

4×03: Almost Normal
Air Date: October 11, 2009

Kitty, Robert and Nora struggle to accept Kitty’s cancer and to come to an agreement on the best possible treatment, but as they prepare to share the news with the entire family, a surprise visitor from afar makes the burden a bit easier to bear.

4×05: Last Tango in Pasadena
Air Date: October 25, 2009

The entire Walker family, except Nora, are literally swept off their feet by the charms and tango lessons of Sarah’s new lover, Luc Laurent (Gilles Marini). But Nora quickly finds that her new French houseguest is a great comfort during a very difficult time. Meanwhile, Robert puts forth his most romantic efforts to distract Kitty from cancer, and Kevin and Scotty stumble on an unexpected surrogacy candidate.

4×06: Zen and the Art of Making Mole
Air Date: November 1, 2009

In the throes of chemo, Kitty is thrilled when a surprise visitor comes to town, while Sarah finally realizes that she has to tell her kids about Luc (Gilles Marini as Luc Laurent). Meanwhile, with Ryan and Rebecca’s help, Holly finds a way to keep her financial future from unraveling, and Kevin and Scotty finally agree on a possible surrogate (Roxy Olin as Michelle).

4×07: The Wig Party
Air Date: November 8, 2009

Kitty is devastated when she is faced with the visible ramifications of her cancer treatment, Nora makes a surprising friend with benefits, and Scotty takes stock when his father delivers some shocking news about his marriage.

4×08: The Wine Festival
Air Date: November 15, 2009

Kitty is devastated when she is faced with the visible ramifications of her cancer treatment, Nora makes a surprising friend with benefits, and Scotty takes stock when his father delivers some shocking news about his marriage.

4×09: Pregnant Pause
Air Date: November 29, 2009

As the wedding grows closer, Justin’s resolve to stay sober is weakened as he and Rebecca harbor secrets that could make or break their relationship for good. Holly’s financial crisis grows much more dire, and Sarah is consumed with worry and jealousy over Nora’s newfound romance as she struggles to get over her own heartbreak from her love affair with Luc.

4×10: Nearlyweds
Air Date: December 6, 2009

In typical Walker fashion, Justin and Rebecca’s on-again, off-again beachside wedding plans take a shocking turn, while Tommy takes a dangerous risk to assure that his daughter is by his side.

4×11: A Bone to Pick
Air Date: January 3, 2010

As Kitty’s lymphoma reaches a critical stage, the Walkers’ frantic search for a marrow donor may lead to an unlikely source.

4×12: The Science Fair
Air Date: January 10, 2010

Sarah’s interest is piqued by a divorced dad at Paige’s school, Justin finds the key to his learning challenges and Nora reunites with her eyes wide open.

4×13: Run Baby Run
Air Date: Jamuary 17, 2010

For the first time since her divorce, Sarah has a new romantic interest who understands her all too well. Meanwhile, Kevin and Scotty await the outcome of their first try at surrogacy, and Kitty and Robert are once again at an impasse over politics when Kitty’s friend, Buffy, steps in where she doesn’t belong.

4×14: The Pasadena Primary
Air Date: January 31, 2010

Robert and Nora get to work as guest chefs in Scotty’s struggling restaurant to boost business, Kitty puts her idea to run for Robert’s senate seat up for a Walker family vote, and Sarah reaches a point of frustration with Roy but is quickly rewarded for speaking up.

4×15: A Valued Family
Air Date: February 21, 2010

The Walker family shares love and loss on Valentine’s Day as Sarah rediscovers the love of her life, Kitty makes a grand but heartfelt entree in to politics with her family and new campaign manager by her side, Justin and Rebecca face the struggles of impending parenthood and Holly makes a tough decision about what to do with her shares of Ojai.

4×16: Leap of Faith
Air Date: February 28, 2010

Luc’s visa issues cause monumental problems for Sarah, who not only struggles with her feelings for him, but worries that she might lose him again – this time to another woman. Meanwhile, Rebecca wrestles with Justin and with herself to move on after a huge loss, Kevin discovers breaking up with Robert is hard to do, and Holly thinks she has found the hidden value of Ojai Foods.

4×17: freeluc.com
Air Date: March 14, 2010

Kitty’s newfound fame creates havoc for Luc and Sarah, as Luc faces possible deportation. Meanwhile, Nora swallows her pride and reaches out to Tommy to help her save the company from the Walkers’ longtime nemesis, Dennis York.

4×18~4.19: Time After Time, Parts 1 & 2
Air Date: April 11, 2010

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.

4×20: If You Bake It He Will Come
Air Date: April 18, 2010

Still reeling from his discovery of Nora’s buried secrets about his childhood, Kevin refuses to attend his own birthday party. Meanwhile Justin, Tommy and Kevin confront Dennis York.

4×21: Where There’s Smoke…
Air Date: April 25, 2010

More than one member of the Walker family suspects she might be pregnant, Nora offers to take her aging mother in (Marion Ross) when it’s discovered she has dementia, and Luc gets an exciting delivery in the mail.

4×22: Love All
Air Date: May 2, 2010

The Walkers seem to all being going through an adjustment period, as Cooper acts out against Sarah while Luc becomes a member of the family, Justin has trouble finding the same passion for medicine that he had while serving in Iraq, and Kevin struggles with his newfound unemployed status.

4×23: Lights Out
Air Date: May 9, 2010

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.

4×24: On the Road Again
Air Date: May 16, 2010

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.

• Sally Field . . . Nora Walker
• Matthew Rhys . . . Kevin Walker
• Calista Flockhart . . . Kitty Walker
• Rob Lowe . . . Senator McCallister
• Rachel Griffiths . . . Sarah Walker
• Dave Annable . . . Justin Walker
• Ron Rifkin . . . Saul Holden
• Patricia Wettig . . . Holly Harper
• Emily Vancamp . . . Rebecca Harper
• Luke Grimes . . . Ryan Lafferty

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