Episode PremiereJanuary 11, 2009
Show Period2006 - 2011
Production CompanyAfter Portsmouth, Berlanti, Touchstone TV
Cast and Crew
ScreenwriterJosh Reims, Liz Tigelaar
- Balthazar Getty as Tommy Walker
- Calista Flockhart as Kitty Walker
- Sally Field as Nora Walker
- Dave Annable as Justin Walker
- Emily VanCamp as Rebecca Harper
- Matthew Rhys as Kevin Walker
- Patricia Wettig as Holly Harper
- Rachel Griffiths as Sarah Whedon
- Rob Lowe as Robert McCallister
- Ron Rifkin as Saul Holden
- Sarah Jane Morris as Julia Walker
- Gilles Marini as Luc Laurent
If it's one thing the Walkers should have learned by now it's that family and business just don't mix.
The trouble begins when Ethan and Kyle inform Sarah that they need $120,000 to get Greenatopia up and running before a major conference presentation. As Sarah then explains to Nora, if they don't, then Greenatopia is D-E-A-D dead.
Meanwhile, at Kitty's house, Robert completely blows off his wife instead of watching her Regis & Kelly interview. Maybe it's just us, but probably not a smart husband move. He better show up for her major book signing in a couple days or he's probably toast.
At Ojai Foods, Tommy and Holly continue to fight. This time the argument's over Holly trying to sell off the company's distribution arm. She's even presented her plan to the board while Tommy was busy caring for his sick baby. Tommy effectively has no more say in his own company.
As Sarah, Ethan and Kyle continue to prepare for their big presentation, Kitty casually stops by to see how they're making out. Ok, not so casually. Having taken some advice from Nora - yeah, we don't think that's a great idea, either - Kitty offers Sarah a check for $120,000. Sarah, holding onto her pride, of course refuses it. Not having so much pride, Ethan and Kyle take it. But this is a sister issue. After much hurling of insults, Kitty eventually leaves. With her check.
So, Sarah visits Nora, planning to yell at her mother for getting Kitty involved. The plan backfires, though, when Nora wears Sarah down into reconsidering Kitty's offer.
Tommy comes up with another kind of plan, which he presents to Saul. It's a bit complicated, but hear him out. Tommy suggests he and Saul buy an orchard. Secretly. Then, they'll sell the orchard to Ojai Foods, who will purchase it with company stock. Tommy can then take that stock, combine it with his own stock, seize majority control of Ojai and give Holly the boot. Ingenious! Except Saul wants nothing to do with this semi-illegal plan, so forget about it. Right?
Sarah, having listened to her mother, comes crawling back to Kitty and generously agrees to accept the $120,000. Except now Kitty refuses to give it to her. Republican "pull-yourself-up-by-your-own-bootstraps" excuses and all that. Another fight. Bigger insults. BOOM, the sisters aren't not talking to each other again.
Kitty has her big book signing. Nora shows up, but that's it. No Sarah, no Kevin, no Justin. But worst of all: No Robert. He's a rat. He's too busy hitting up a major donor to support his wife. Hey, wait a minute ... The last time Robert was meeting with big donors, didn't he ... ?
Back at Ojai Foods, Tommy grumbles to Rebecca about the company's financial problems. If only Ojai could, like, buy some sort of investment. Rebecca suggests an orchard. Hey, wait a minute again ... Is Tommy putting his orchard scheme forward without Saul AND making it sound like it's all Rebecca's idea? He is! Sneaky, sneaky. Rebecca runs off to tell her mother about HER big new idea.
Then, Robert confesses to Kevin: He IS going to run for governor of California. We knew it! But there's a catch, Kevin - the Walker family gossip by the way - can NOT tell Kitty.
Kitty is busy co-signing a loan for Sarah for $120,000. That's a nice compromise. At least the girls worked their problems out.
Finally, Kitty asks Kevin if Robert is indeed planning to run for governor. Kevin says Robert is ... not. He totally LIES to his sister to her face. That is going to come back to hurt him.