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The Best Episodes of Brothers and Sisters

Every episode of Brothers and Sisters ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Brothers and Sisters!

The close-knit Walker family deals with struggles and triumphs.

Genre:Drama
Network:ABC

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The best episode of "Brothers and Sisters" is "Walker Down The Aisle", rated 9/10 from 199 user votes. It was directed by Ken Olin and written by N/A. "Walker Down The Aisle" aired on 5/8/2011 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Just a Sliver".

  • Walker Down The Aisle
    9.0/10 199 votes

    #1 - Walker Down The Aisle

    Season 5 Episode 22 - Aired 2011-05-08

    As Sarah and Luc’s nuptials approach, plans go horribly awry and the Walkers learn several surprising lessons about the real meaning of family, on the Series Finale of “Brothers & Sisters”.

    Director: Ken Olin

    Writer: N/A

  • Just a Sliver
    8.8/10 121 votes

    #2 - Just a Sliver

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2008-12-07

    The Walkers encounter some conflicts in the schedules on Thankgiving; leaving Nora & Sarah alone to celebrate; Elizabeth endures a medical emergency that brings the family together.

    Director: Michael Schultz

    Writer: N/A

  • Troubled Waters, Part 1
    8.8/10 151 votes

    #3 - Troubled Waters, Part 1

    Season 3 Episode 16 - Aired 2009-03-01

    As the Walkers welcomes in a new life, they must also face the terror of losing one of their own. Meanwhile, Rebecca asks her father for help when she comes across new information that may spell disaster for the company.

    Director: Ken Olin

    Writer: N/A

  • Father Unknown
    8.8/10 117 votes

    #4 - Father Unknown

    Season 5 Episode 20 - Aired 2011-04-24

    Parenthood is questionable for more than one member of the Walker family, as Justin keeps a closely guarded secret about the true paternal identity of one of his siblings and Scotty makes a shocking discovery that will bring a new life into the Walker family fold.

    Director: Matthew Rhys

    Writer: N/A

  • Taking Sides
    8.7/10 119 votes

    #5 - Taking Sides

    Season 3 Episode 18 - Aired 2009-03-08

    In the wake of a medical crisis, Robert continues strong on his campaign for governor. Meanwhile, Saul and Sarah work to hide Tommy's legal problems from Nora.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Time After Time Part 1
    8.7/10 129 votes

    #6 - Time After Time Part 1

    Season 4 Episode 18 - Aired 2010-04-11

    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.

    Director: Ken Olin

    Writer: N/A

  • Time After Time Part 2
    8.7/10 115 votes

    #7 - Time After Time Part 2

    Season 4 Episode 19 - Aired 2010-04-11

    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.

    Director: Ken Olin

    Writer: N/A

  • Breaking the News
    8.6/10 118 votes

    #8 - Breaking the News

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2009-10-04

    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.

    Director: Ken Olin

    Writer: N/A

  • Last Tango in Pasadena
    8.6/10 117 votes

    #9 - Last Tango in Pasadena

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2009-10-25

    The Walker family, with the exception of Nora, are surprised by the charms and tango lessongs of Luc Laurent, Sarah's new lover. However, Nora quickly uncovers that her French houseguest is a very good comfort during a very difficult time. Meanwhile, Robert needs to distract Kitty from the cancer, and he uses his most romantic efforts into the situation.

    Director: Bethany Rooney

    Writer: N/A

  • An Ideal Husband
    8.6/10 104 votes

    #10 - An Ideal Husband

    Season 5 Episode 6 - Aired 2010-10-31

    Everyone in the Walker family is willing to forgive and forget Scotty's infidelity. But when the family all put their best foot forward to help them reunite, things end up in a fist fight. Meanwhile Jack is reinvigorated by being back in the city and starts to pursue new ventures, but Kitty can't seem to picture herself in this new life, and Sarah and Luc share some exciting news with the family.

    Director: Bethany Rooney

    Writer: Jon Robin Baitz, Michael J. Cinquemani

  • For Better Or For Worse
    8.6/10 98 votes

    #11 - For Better Or For Worse

    Season 5 Episode 21 - Aired 2011-05-01

    After Sarah confronts Brody about his being her father, she decides she no longer wants him to be a part of her life or Nora's, but Nora just can't seem to let him go. Meanwhile, Olivia struggles with the new addition of baby Daniel to the family.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Stephen Tolkin

  • Matriarchy
    8.5/10 181 votes

    #12 - Matriarchy

    Season 1 Episode 23 - Aired 2007-05-20

    Nora organizes an engagement party for Kitty and Robert. Justin is about to be deployed to Iraq, and he tries to have special time with his family members to say goodbye. Kitty finds it hard to tell her mother that she will be moving out. An old friend of Saul's visits after his divorce.

    Director: Ken Olin

    Writer: Greg Berlanti, Jon Robin Baitz

  • Julia
    8.5/10 114 votes

    #13 - Julia

    Season 3 Episode 22 - Aired 2009-04-26

    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; Holly & Sarah finally find balance in their relationship.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • From France With Love
    8.5/10 111 votes

    #14 - From France With Love

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 2009-10-18

    After returning from France, Sarah manages to distract Kitty through her chemo treatments by using tales of her romance with a French artist. Meanwhile, Justin has problems with his anatomy class and seeks his professor for help with surviving the semester with his teenage genius lab partner.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Sarah Goldfinger

  • Brody
    8.5/10 112 votes

    #15 - Brody

    Season 5 Episode 15 - Aired 2011-02-20

    Though Nora tries her best to keep Brody at bay, she can’t help but feel the long lost connection between them, and Justin reaches out to a homeless vet reluctant to accept help getting back on his feet.

    Director: Matthew Rhys

    Writer: N/A

  • Wouldn’t It Be Nice
    8.5/10 93 votes

    #16 - Wouldn’t It Be Nice

    Season 5 Episode 19 - Aired 2011-04-17

    Nora finally gives in to her feelings for Brody, which leads to a spontaneous romantic getaway. Meanwhile Sarah and Luc closely consider growing their family, and a chance encounter with Michelle raises Scotty's suspicions about her whereabouts for the past several months.

    Director: Ken Olin

    Writer: Michael J. Cinquemani

  • Unfinished Business
    8.4/10 101 votes

    #17 - Unfinished Business

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2008-11-30

    Nora recruits the family to deconstruct her new charity money pit; Kitty & Robert take a huge & overwhelming step in adoption; Sarah takes a big risk with her new business partners by eating crows; Holly pushes Tommy to his limits when she does something in the winery without consulting him.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Nancy Won

  • Troubled Waters, Part 2
    8.4/10 137 votes

    #18 - Troubled Waters, Part 2

    Season 3 Episode 17 - Aired 2009-03-01

    As the Walkers welcomes in a new life, they must also face the terror of losing one of their own. Meanwhile, Rebecca asks her father for help when she comes across new information that may spell disaster for the company.

    Director: Ken Olin

    Writer: N/A

  • Spring Broken
    8.4/10 104 votes

    #19 - Spring Broken

    Season 3 Episode 19 - Aired 2009-03-15

    Kevin and Justin take Tommy on a trip in order to help him make a decision about his future. Meanwhile, Kitty and Evan head to Nora's to meet the new half-brother.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
    8.4/10 107 votes

    #20 - Let's Call the Whole Thing Off

    Season 3 Episode 23 - Aired 2009-05-03

    When Kitty & 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.

    Director: Laura Innes

    Writer: N/A

  • Almost Normal
    8.4/10 104 votes

    #21 - Almost Normal

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 2009-10-11

    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.

    Director: Michael Schultz

    Writer: N/A

  • If You Bake It, He Will Come
    8.4/10 99 votes

    #22 - If You Bake It, He Will Come

    Season 4 Episode 20 - Aired 2010-04-18

    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.

    Director: Bethany Rooney

    Writer: Marjorie David

  • On the Road Again
    8.4/10 128 votes

    #23 - On the Road Again

    Season 4 Episode 24 - Aired 2010-05-16

    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.

    Director: Ken Olin

    Writer: N/A

  • A Righteous Kiss
    8.4/10 100 votes

    #24 - A Righteous Kiss

    Season 5 Episode 4 - Aired 2010-10-17

    Justin and Rebecca reach an impasse in their relationship; Holly has a breakdown over her inability to remember her own daughter; Sarah struggles to keep up with the Joneses when Cooper lands the lead role in "Romeo & Juliet"; Saul takes a huge risk to make a romantic connection with a dear friend; and Kitty struggles with an affair of the heart.

    Director: Ken Olin

    Writer: Stephen Tolkin

  • Get A Room
    8.4/10 112 votes

    #25 - Get A Room

    Season 5 Episode 9 - Aired 2010-12-05

    Both Kitty and Nora very reluctantly make new romantic connections in unexpected places, Kevin's nerves about the adoption drive him to a disastrous bout of overindulgence, and Sarah's plans to spend one last romantic night alone with Luc go horribly awry.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A