THE EXTRAS ON THE DVD-BOX FOR BROTHERS & SISTERS - SEASON 3.
301 - “You hurt your sister” – Nora/Sarah
302 - “Prospective family” – starts with Tommy/Julia, moves on to Kitty/Carla (the social worker), Julia excuses herself, Tommy gets a drink from Robert, on to Justin/Rebecca talking and Nora/Kevin talking and on to Kevin/Nora/Kitty/Robert/Carla
303 - “You’re gonna be late” – Tommy/Julia kissing
The Ojai experience:
Cast members Ron Rifkin, Ken Olin, Patricia Wettig, Matthew Rhys and Dave Annable visit a real family-owned winery in Ojai, California. Very nice moments and interactions between for instance Ron and Dave, when Ron makes Dave eat a fig. Dave made a lot of pictures with his camera, I noticed. Wouldn’t mind seeing those. I liked the interest that all of them showed in the work of others and it may not be so ‘hilarious’ or ‘funny’ as some of the other extras, but definitely worth looking at.
305 - “I want to see you” – Saul/Tommy
306 - “She could grow a conscience” – Nora/Saul about Holly
307 - “The Walkers are seductive” – Holly/George Lafferty, THE missing scene
308 - “The dog-house” – Kevin/Scotty, what happened after Scotty walked away from the table.
In between scenes:
Nice collage of bits of interviews and scenes from what happens on the set. It shows for instance Balthazar Getty playing with Maxwell Perry Cotton (Cooper). A ‘pull up’ competition between Getty, Dave Annable (who did an amazing 8 pull ups) and Scott Sherick (assistant to Dave Annable, who only made it to five pull ups) with Matthew Rhys, Balthazar Getty, David Marshall Grant (I assume?) cheering under the watchful eye of Emily VanCamp.
But also Matthew and Rob playing some game during 3.04 (Matthew wins!). Michael Foley (writer, producer) gives an peek at the articles on the yard-sale.
There are some moments of 308 with Dave Foley (Paul), who show us “the room where they asphyxiate the furniture, 'cause after furniture has been on a show, it’s no longer good for real life, you got to put it down.”
pull up competition dave and emily watching
pull up competition dave, getty, matthew, scott sherick and David Marshall Grant
matthew helps Scott back up after he lets go in competition
matthew and rob playing a game 01
matthew and rob playing a game 02
matthew and rob playing a game 03
matthew wins! and rob is happy for him
matthew and sally
matthew, not completely alone
asphyxiate the furniture
matthew and rob clowning around.
310 – “Robert confronts his past” – Robert/Kitty, And I have to say, too bad they cut it. It is a emotional scene in which Robert explains that his mother died in the same hospital that Elizabeth and Kevin are now in. She had been in a coma for nearly two weeks and Robert looked after her, because his father fell apart and Jason was too young. And that it is hard for him to go in. And then Kitty says he doesn’t have to. Making it all the more interesting to see Robert in the hospital, later on, anyway.
311 – behind closed doors – Robert/Kitty. Only 14 seconds, it’s the embarrassed reaction to the girl behind the desk when she sees Robert undress Kitty through the glass… Very funny!
The mothers of Brothers and Sisters.
A 10 minute talk about Mothers that has Rob Lowe saying that Nora is so much like his mother used to be and that even his brother Chad (who directed 3.05) recognized it.
Sarah Jane Morris and Matthew Rhys agree their moms are like Nora. , Luke Macfarlane’s mom apparently thinks she is Nora (no mention by Luke if she’s right). Emily van Camp conisders her mom a mixture of Holly and Nora. Dave Annable laughs that it’s fun to use Nora against his own mother.
Balthazar Getty thinks that with Nora, you want her to be your mom and you want her to be your best friend. Sally Field says she hears a lot that she reminds people of their own mother.
Patricia Wetting explains that Nora and Holly both have this co-dependency with their children. Holly cannot let go of Rebecca, anymore than Nora can let go of her kids.
Loved what Rachel Griffith says about Sarah: “She’s always coping and doing her best, but she’s forgetting this or forgetting that…. I’m very much about her being real and accessible and not being some model of the amazing super-mum.” And THAT is why I love Sarah.
because there wasn't enough of luke macfarlane on the extras :)
3.13 “Hottest woman on the planet” – Sarah/Ethan
3.15 “We have issues” Kitty/reporter – Kitty’s interview that got ‘killed’.
3.17 “Thank you” – Kitty/Trish/Nora – brief scene in which Kitty holds Evan (first time?)
Audio-commentary Part 1:
Matthew Rhys, Rob Lowe and Monica Owusu-Breen.
Will be in part 2
3.19 “This is all weird to me” - Kitty/Ryan
3.20 “Calm down mom” – Sarah/Nora/Holly
3.21 “Robert’s recovery” Justin/Robert – I’m going with 3.21 because this cute little scene feels like the reason why Robert got the affidavit from his cardiologist that he could have sex.
Audio-commentary Part 2:
Matthew Rhys, Rob Lowe and Monica Owusu-Breen
Will be in part 2
3.22 “News about Tommy” - Nora calling Sarah, Justin, Kevin/Scotty and Kitty/Robert that he’s not coming home. Poignant is the difference between Kevin/Scotty (Kevin asleep in Scotty’s arms, holding Scotty’s hand) and Kitty/Robert (backs turned to each other, Kitty lying awake, but as the phone rings and Kitty picks up to talk to Nora, you can see Robert awake as well.)
kevin in scotty's arms
3.23 “Good night.” - Robert/Kitty, obviously now sleeping in separate rooms. Painful to watch.
3.24 “I just want to be with you” - Justin/Rebecca
3.24 “Knowing what to do” - Robert/Nora
Ken Olin, Alison Schapker and Monica Owusu-Breen
will be in part 2
Bloopers & outtakes
And some screencaps of the bloopers.
calista actually gets HIT by one of the patatoes, by the look on Matthew's face it wasn't supposed to happen ...
... and like a true brother he then protects her head
rob lowe does a tongue exercise
ahhh, crazy actor...
emily wondering if she got it right
blah.. blah.. blah... Guess Luke didn't like his lines much
Luke Grimes shows a smile after being passed by, by half the cast
matthew, dave, emily and rachel trying NOT to laugh.
One of my favorites: rachel: “My God there’s a camera in your office.”
Matthew and Luke rehearsing ... uh... something.
Hopefully I can put up part 2 tomorrow