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11th-Jan-2013 01:27 am
I've been struggling with the ages of the characters in B&S and I know that others have these questions as well, so for my own season 7 I'm going with the ages as suggested here-after and I'll give you an explanation why, where I can:

Season 1 eps 1 starts with the death of William Walker. According to eps 1.04, at the golf-tournament, there’s a poster that says that “Bill Walker” lived from 1935 to 2006. So season 1 is 2006 (logically).

This means that
Season 1 is roughly : 2006-2007
Season 2 is roughly : 2007-2008
Season 3 is roughly : 2008-2009
Season 4 is roughly : 2009-2010
Season 5 is roughly : 2011-2012
Season 6 is roughly : 2012-2013
Season 7 is roughly : End 2013- summer 2014

So season 7 is set in early 2014


Nora: Still 66, about to turn 67.
Well, she celebrated her 60th birthday in season 1, so that must have been early 2007 (we had “Light the lights” as Christmas-episode) So this means that Nora is from 1947. (I read someone on IMDb mention the date January 21st, 1947, but I don’t know what that is based on.) I’m going to forget that nonsense where Nora says 63 in 5.02, we all tripped over that one and I still believe it was one of the 3.576.849 continuity-glitches in season 5.

Saul: Still 75, will turn 76
Born August 11, 1938. He gives his date of birth in 4.24 when he calls for the result of his HIV-test.

Sarah: Still 46, about 47
Born: October 20 1967 (according to season 5. I know, not THE most logical season, but I’ll take it.)

Kitty: Still 45, will turn 46
Kitty turned 38 on the day William died (in 2006) so Kitty must be from Sept/Okt 1968.

Tommy: still 44, turning 45
I don’t remember that his age was ever given (feel free to correct me if I’m wrong), but he must have been born at around June-July 1969, to come at least 9 months after Kitty, and 9 months before Kevin.

Kevin: Still 42, will turn 43
is from April 18th, 1971, which isn’t completely right because according to eps 108 he’s 34 (therefore born in 1972) and 207 he’s 35 (still 1972) I also feel that should be a larger difference in age between Tommy and Kevin based on the “Time after time” episode.
However, by the end of season 4 he celebrates his 39th birthday which would be right with 1971, so I’ll stick with that one (though under protest!) ‘

This does mean however that between the established birthdates of Sarah (October 20 1967) and Kevin (April 18th 1971) is a difference of 42 months, so Nora had one child after the other with not much time to recuperate. (so 1972 would still have been a better birth-year for Kevin (grumble, grumble)

Scotty: 33, turning 34
Scotty's age was never mentioned (to my knowledge - but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong) I've always had the idea that Scotty was as old as Luke Macfarlane. I think that setting Scotty's birth-date at Jan 19, 1980 isn't far-fetched and in tune with Michelle's age and my own back-ground story on her.

Justin: 31, turning 32
He celebrated his 30th birthday towards the end of season 5, (this means he's from 1982) so by the end of season 6 he was 31 and he’s still to celebrate his 32nd birthday.

Paige: 16 turning 17
According to Sarah, Paige is 14 years old in 5.22 so she was born in 1998

Cooper: 12 turning 13
I’ve set his date of birth at Oct. 17 2002. I couldn’t remember, top of my head, an episode where his age was given, but I remember that Saul had to tell Connie, that William wouldn’t come to see her anymore, because William couldn’t be there, because ‘Sarah went into labor with Coop’ and he wanted to be with Sarah.
The files Ryan and Rebecca search through are from 2002. And Connie/William were supposed to have met on October 16, but instead Connie met with Saul, who told her that she should not get in touch with William again. She killed herself a day later.
If no one minds, I’ll set Cooper’s birthday on the 17th… Because my daughter was born on 17 October (2000) If the writers can play with years, then I can tweak a day. ;)
Truth is I probably wouldn’t have bothered to remember Connie’s date of death if hadn’t been on my daughter’s birthday. :)

Mateo: 16, turning 17
He says he’s 14 in 5.02.

Olivia: 12, turning 13
Born July 11, 2001

Evan: 4, turning 5
born February 2009. He was born just before episode 'spring break' (when Tommy runs away). According to Wikipedia, spring-break is most likely to happen between End February and halfway April, but most likely in the first 2 weeks of March)

Daniel: 3, turning 4
Born August 24, 2010 (Are the B&S-writers stalking me? My hubby's birthday is on the 24th Aug.) According to his birth-certificate he was born in New York and as his mother is named: Michelle Renee McGregor, born May 12, 1980. Father: unknown (guess K/S had to have that changed as well as name of mother?)

(Grace: 0, turning 1
And just for myself: Grace is just my own creation, but I shouldn't forget that Grace was born just before Valentine's day, so early February 2013.)

Ryan: 26, turning 27
Born May 22, 1987 according to his birth-certificate in 3.04


Just because I ran across this date, while looking for something else: William Edward Walker and Nora Mauren Holden were married 15 June 1967. (10 days after my birth! Fun! ;P )
11th-Jan-2013 02:20 am (UTC)
lots of work to come up with all those dates, not to mention the maths! great job!

now, i am so glad scotty finally "has an age" scoty and michelle were either classmates or just a grade or 2 apart since there were high school friends so yay!!!! i always expected him to be in his very early 20's when he met kevin, he was actually 26-ish. not that bad...
11th-Jan-2013 08:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I've always had the idea that Scotty/Luke were around the same age, but I don't know why. At first I thought as well that Scotty would be around 22 years old (maybe it was the t-shirts, the tucan etc) but during "Date night" I suddenly had the impression he had to be a little older. 25-26 felt more mature, but not THAT mature yet. :)

11th-Jan-2013 05:44 am (UTC)
That all sounds about right (and Bertha/Jane Brooke being 20 years older than Scotty/LM works so well)

so Nora had one child after the other with not much time to recuperate

It is possible to have kid after kid after kid especially at that time. Oldest to youngest in my family is 7 yr difference - there are SIX! of us. (iirc, there is a story my mother tried not to go to the same ob/gyn out of embarrasment. Catholics, what can I say?)
11th-Jan-2013 06:06 am (UTC)
I was just wondering if such pregnancies were possible..lol...thanks for clearing that....your poor mother.
11th-Jan-2013 08:12 pm (UTC)
I know a lot of people thought that Jayne looked too young too be play Scotty's mother, but the age-difference just fits very well.

I didn't think it was impossible, but I'm always shocked when I hear it happen. I had ONE child and felt that that was enough. :D
11th-Jan-2013 06:00 am (UTC)
phew...now that the age thing is all cleared up I can go on reading the story with a lighter mind ;-)
Seriously thanks,that must have been lots of work.
I do feel sorry for poor Nora,four pregnancies in a row,is that even possible?What is with the writers,it should be plausible.....I thought there was atleast 2-3yrs between the siblings.
Daniel is 3,you must give him some cute dialogues,Sylviane :-)
11th-Jan-2013 08:18 pm (UTC)
Well, I already had a certain idea about how old everyone was, based on the fact that I had seen certain episodes a million times. I just dislike the flip-flopping with the ages. In the same 5 seasons that Nora went from 60 to 63, Kevin went from 34 to 40-41 years old. Those things annoy me. :D

I'm actually happy that Daniel turns out to be 3 years old. I already had the impression that he wasn't exactly 'a baby' anymore, but I don't think I ever calculated how old he really was. :)
11th-Jan-2013 11:46 am (UTC)
I want cute dialogues from cuty 3 years old Daniel too :)

Thanks for the very detailed list. With the bizarres changes from the writers of B&S and the fast-forwards in time, I get lose about the ages of the characters.
11th-Jan-2013 08:26 pm (UTC)
I'm not saying that my list is the 'right one'. I've picked the dates also as I remember them and perhaps ignoring other references that were given.

I STILL feel that Kevin should have turned 38 in season 4 and that he should have been born in 1972, rather than 1971, but between those two numbers/dates I felt that Kevin mentioning his date of birth outweighs my other opinion, because those are Kevin's 'real words'.

I believe that someone in season 1 mentions that Justin is 25 years old and that would mean that should have turned 31 in season 5, rather than 30, but I cannot remember where/when I saw this or if this was just 'my perception' of his age.

And I could have sworn that Seth mentions his age also someplace, but I don't know where/when either. .... I THOUGHT he was 28, but couldn't find confirmation

Edited at 2013-01-11 08:28 pm (UTC)
11th-Jan-2013 11:01 pm (UTC)

Kevin is 42 when Matthew just turn only 38 ;)
I always wondered what Matthew thougt about his character beeing older than him in real life! ;)

Edited at 2013-01-11 11:06 pm (UTC)
11th-Jan-2013 11:15 pm (UTC)
That it's obviously not as bad as poor Balthazar Getty, who plays Kevin's older brother, though Getty is in fact just a little younger than Matthew? :D
13th-Jan-2013 01:44 pm (UTC)
You really did a lot of work getting all these ages. I've always had ideas in the back of my mind about it, especially the Walker siblings. I think you've hit the nail on the head. I will add my sympathies to Nora on having her children so close together. Can't imagine several kids in diapers all at once!

So glad Daniel is now 3. Like the others I'm looking for some "out of the mouth of babes" wisdom from him.
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