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Brothers and Sisters Post-Off: The Justin and Rebecca Situation


There's no denying that Brothers and Sisters' Justin and Rebecca would make a cute couple — except for that thing where they're, well, brother and sister. Or are they? B and S has spent much of this Spring wading into issues of questionable paternity, sexual tension, and generally icky situations between the youngest Walker and the girl we've always thought was his half-sister. And now, after a couple of episodes where the Justin/Rebecca tension hit an all-time high, I'm wondering how you're all feeling. I don't want to get too spoiler-y up here, so to see my take and add your thoughts in the comments, just

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Watching Rebecca lie to Justin and say she was still a Walker, and then relent and admit that she's not, was all wildly uncomfortable for me. And that seems like it would undo whatever good could be done by having Rebecca and Justin not be family after all. I just can't see any reason to de-Walkerize Rebecca besides getting her and Justin to date — but if seeing them together (holding hands? kissing?) gives fans a squicky feeling in their stomachs, is that even a good thing? The acting from both Dave Annable and Emily VanCamp has been great, and I admit there's something interesting in giving Rebecca a family and then ripping it away. But still, there's now an undercurrent of "ew" running through every scene the two of them share together.

Is anyone else feeling uneasy about this plotline? Am I just being a prude? If the show continues in this direction, could you get used to seeing the two of them as a couple? I'm curious to hear your thoughts, so post away!

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harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
I think they'll be telling nora about a real illegitimate child. we'll see. :)
lilegwene lilegwene 8 years
I teared up when Scotty and Kevin got engaged... what a sweet proposal!! :)
bushra bushra 8 years
can you actually get a DNA sample from stubble though? and i vaguely remember the testing guy saying the results wouldn't be admissible in court or something. i pretty much foresaw justin getting angry because rebecca wasn't honest in the first instance. she either came clean because she felt sorry for him or she has feelings for him too. i wonder what nora will do though, in a way if it wasn't for holly their food company would go bust. and nothing stays secret in the walker family does it?
megnmac megnmac 8 years
It is icky. And I don't get why they'd have her in the fam then out - probably part of the whole going for a younger demo the creator left over. I'd leave my show if they decided to make a brother and sister date on it too!
pargie pargie 8 years
This is another one of my favorite shows. I am actually rooting for them, and have always secretly wanted them to not be related and hook up. There has always been some kind of weird chemistry there. Can't wait for the next episode! I'm also curious to see if Holly will lose the money/business..I'm thinking not, if the money is in her name and not the daughter's...then paternity has nothing to do with it.
NGGurton NGGurton 8 years
I do not believe you are being a prude, but for the record this type of, (for lack of a better word), "intimacy" between a brother and sister has existed long before we became a 'civilized' society. It's only in the last two centuries or so that we have become more vocal about our uneasyness regarding such relationships. But this is all just a moot argument as this is just a story, just a television show, and you know that some writers create plot lines just to make a show more sensational and enticing to its viewers. I've watched the show a few times, and honestly, I'm not overly drawn to the series. The programs that fear nothing and are willing to take the risk of offending its viewers, are more successful in the long run. Whether we admit it or not, dirty laundry makes for great television.
Lady-Boleyn Lady-Boleyn 8 years
Hello magazine says that the two used to date, but no longer are: http://www.hellomagazine.ca/news/20080410232/emily/vancamp/awards/1/
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i think that overall there's a bit of awkwardness in the plot line. seeing justin's really strong reaction to the lie. i didn't expect that one to be honest. i also think that the whole merger thing is justgetting weird...and now how are they going to relate to the lying mistress? hmmm.... and baby news - what's going to happen there for kitty?
rebeccakamel rebeccakamel 8 years
i totally thought they were going to make out when rebecca revealed that she is not his sister. Justin has insane emotional problems and the freakout on rebecca was NOT necessary
laceykk23 laceykk23 8 years
mcpro after i saw the preview for next week i was wondering what they are going to tell nora as well. but kevin was the one to sit her down so i have a feeling its about saul, thats the only thing i could come up with. as for the whole justin rebecca thing its kind of icky to think of them together as a couple even though they arent related, i just dont think as a viewer i could get used to that. all i know is i am soooo happy that kevin and scotty are getting married they are the cutest ever!!
EkaterinaBallerina EkaterinaBallerina 8 years
The whole thing bothered me because I couldn't quite understand what the point of her character was then. She was introduced as the love child and now she is not. And I guess there are some issues with Holly having been in the will and how she's now running the joined companies despite the deception, but the whole Rebecca situation just bothers me. What is going to happen to her now?
JCP0240 JCP0240 8 years
minday i believe they are really dating in real life, so you are not crazy!
Chica8a Chica8a 8 years
last night's was the best so far this season .
MindayH MindayH 8 years
Aren't they dating in real life too? Or am I crazy and totally made that up.
JennaV JennaV 8 years
I have to agree, Buzz. Actually months ago, I was like....that relationship seems icky (before there were any hints of them not being related). I don't want to see them dating even if they aren't brother and sister. Isn't it (for them to be repulsed by the idea) enough that they thought they were? Even if it was just for months?
mcpro26 mcpro26 8 years
I have to agree with nelsonae that there was a lot more in that episode. I think this will come back and bite holly in the butt. I was really mad at how Justin took the truth that was a big surprise! I cant wait till next sunday because I was watching the previews and I was wondering the big secret was that they needed the mom to sit down about because she found out this week about rebecca. The whole saul situation is a little bit too weird for me, I do not know what they are leading up to but I do not think that story is going to end well. I thought sarah was big in this episode also. Not so much on Kitty though.
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 8 years
i don't like this story that they are building with rebecca and justin. i feel that they could have exposed her mother in another way rather than de-walkerizing her. she was so happy and feeling a part of something rather than searching to belong. and now she won't have it any more. plus justin annoyed me at the end of the show in how he reacted. he didn't even give her a chance to explain and then when he told his mom about rebecca not being a walker. he made it sound like she had been lying all this time about everything when in reality she had just found out herself and understandably was hesitant to say anything. it is her mother who is to blame more than anything. the engagement scene was so touching and sweet!
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
nelsonae — I loved the Saul/Sarah and Saul/Kevin dynamics last night. So glad Saul was finally honest about a lot of things!
shernic82 shernic82 8 years
I don't think you're being a prude. I only watch the show on occasion, but I would assume if you were an avid fan and were used to seeing them together as brother and sister, it could be weird. It's an awesome story line, though...it's better that they did it this way instead of them being a couple and then finding out they were brother and sister (remember "Passions"???).
nelsonae nelsonae 8 years
although I love the way these 2 are playing these roles and oddly am not grossed out by the whole thing, I think sooo much more happened in this episode that should be talked about. Kevin and Scotty! Saul! and Sarah was great too! LOVE this show!
ur_momm ur_momm 8 years
what ever happened to Everwood? thats all i can think about when i see her face.
Griffin73 Griffin73 8 years
This show is so addictive. It's also a hopeless soap opera. I didn't expect Justin to be angry when she revealed the truth about who her father is. I guess I expected him to be happy. The next episode looks good too. Maybe since she isn't a Walker, the Walker family can challenge the will and all the thing Holly got in the will considering William Walker was deceived into thinking her had a daughter. Legally they might have a good argument there.
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