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Original Air Date:
1 May 2011 (Season 5, Episode 21)
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Dave Annable ... Justin Walker

Sally Field ... Nora Walker

Calista Flockhart ... Kitty McCallister

Rachel Griffiths ... Sarah Walker

Luke Macfarlane ... Scotty Wandell

Gilles Marini ... Luc Laurent

Matthew Rhys ... Kevin Walker

Ron Rifkin ... Saul Holden

Patricia Wettig ... Holly Harper (credit only)

Beau Bridges ... Nick Brody

Marika Dominczyk ... Tyler Altamirano

Isabella Rae Thomas ... Olivia

Robbie Amell ... Young William

Chris Sheffield ... Young Brody

Christine Garver ... Young Nora

Dee Freeman ... Kate Lawson

Marie Michel ... Desk Attendant

Dylan Mooney ... Doorman

Guillaume Dabinpons ... Pierre

Jennifer Delaeo ... Sky

Ruby Lewis ... Jade
Julien Michel ... Jean-Claude Laurent

Tabitha Morella ... Pretty Girl

Andres Arellano ... Michel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Paul Walling ... Jonathan (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Michael Morris 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jon Robin Baitz  creator
Matt Donnelly  written by
Stephen Tolkin  written by

Produced by
David Babcock .... co-executive producer
Greg Berlanti .... executive producer
Sarah Caplan .... executive producer
Nicole Carrasco .... producer
Sally Field .... executive producer
Suzanne Geiger .... co-producer (as Suzanne C. Geiger)
David Marshall Grant .... executive producer
Sparky Hawes .... associate producer (as Linda 'Sparky' Hawes)
Stephen Judge .... associate producer
Sarah Kucserka .... co-producer
Michael Morris .... producer
Molly Newman .... consulting producer
Molly Newman .... executive producer
Carl Ogawa .... co-producer
Clifford Olin .... co-producer (as Cliff Olin)
Ken Olin .... executive producer
Stephen Tolkin .... co-executive producer
Veronica West .... co-producer (as Veronica Becker)
Original Music by
Blake Neely 
Cinematography by
John Smith 
Film Editing by
Barbara Gerard 
Casting by
Jeanie Bacharach 
Gillian O'Neill 
Production Design by
Denny Dugally 
Art Direction by
Lee Mayman 
Set Decoration by
Bryan Venegas  (as Bryan John Venegas)
Costume Design by
Melina Root 
Makeup Department
Thereze Berquist .... department head makeup artist (as Thereze Berquist-Barker)
Darlene Brumfield .... hair department head
Camille Henderson .... assistant makeup artist
Felicia Linsky .... makeup artist
Ani Plotkin-Maloney .... key makeup artist (as Ani Plotkin)
Shay Sanford-Fong .... hair stylist
Production Management
Oliver Coke .... production supervisor
Suzanne Geiger .... unit production manager (as Suzanne C. Geiger)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Coad .... first assistant director
Jason Melius .... dga trainee
Brian O'Kelley .... second assistant director
Jaysene Overton .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Melissa Feinberg .... property master
Mark Lucero .... set designer
Eddie Matazzoni .... art department coordinator
Whitney J. Schmidt .... set decoration production assistant
Sarah Stimpson .... art department assistant
Cristina Colissimo .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Kyle Billingsley .... foley mixer
Onnalee Blank .... re-recording mixer
Lisle Engle .... re-recording mixer
Catherine Flynn .... dialogue editor
John Guentner .... foley mixer
Matt Sawelson .... supervising sound editor (as Matthew Sawelson)
David Yaffe .... production sound mixer (as David-Barr Yaffe)
Camera and Electrical Department
Curtis A. Andrews Jr. .... rigging gaffer (2008-2011)
Willie E. Dawkins .... chief lighting technician (as Willie Dawkins)
J. Steven Matzinger .... camera operator (as Steve Matzinger)
Tim Merrill .... key grip
Juan Morse .... chief lighting technician: seond unit
Juan Morse .... set lighting technician
Rob Nelson .... video & computer graphics supervisor
Eugene Rivera .... dolly grip
Benjamin Spek .... camera operator
Glenn Swaim .... dolly grip (as Glen Swaim)
Glenn Swaim .... dolly grip
Shannon Van Metre .... b camera: second assistant
Shannon Van Metre .... second assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tiana Aiello .... costumer
Johnny Foam .... costume supervisor
Karen Franke .... costume production assistant
Christine Hawes .... costumer
Andrea Napier .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Jesús Borrego .... dailies operator
Chris Boyer .... final colorist
Nathan Draper .... assistant editor
Location Management
Dianne Ketchum Friedgen .... location manager (as Diane Friedgen)
Eva M. Schroeder .... key assistant location manager
Michael Shanahan .... key assistant location manager
Music Department
Moira Marquis .... music editor
Frankie Pine .... music supervisor
Robin Urdang .... music supervisor
Chely Wright .... songwriter
Other crew
Travis Braun .... production assistant
Ryan Crist .... script coordinator
Jonathan Deiner .... production coordinator
Milenda Denholtz .... staff coordinator
Christopher Griffie .... production assistant
Marc Halsey .... staff writer
Ida Lee Henderson .... production accountant (as Ida Lee Williams)
John Kazlauskas .... production staff
Margery Kimbrough .... script supervisor
Ryan Lindenberg .... production staff
Geoffrey Nauffts .... story editor
Jennifer Rima .... production staff
Jason Sklar .... production assistant
Todd Stolarski .... production staff
Brian Studler .... story editor
Judy Dale Torres .... craft service
Warren Upson .... production assistant
Courtney Wieden .... assistant production office coordinator
Brendan Finnigan .... first assistant accountant (uncredited)
Vanessa Gibbons .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jon Robin Baitz  creator

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Merry Chen .... dga trainee
Art Department
Tony Bohorquez .... lead model maker
Michael A. Heath .... prop paperwork
Al Lewis .... set dresser
Victor M. Shannon .... plasterer foreman
Amy R. Strong .... buyer
John Warner .... set dresser
Sound Department
Maciek Malish .... dialogue editor
Geordy Sincavage .... foley mixer
Damon Caro .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Ross Addiego .... dolly grip
Steven Cardarelli .... grip
Manny Duran .... key grip
Brett Elliott .... grip
Bryan Hayes .... grip
Matt Horochowski .... best boy grip
Otis Mannick .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Scott Allen Martinez .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Todd Schlopy .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Editorial Department
Judd H. Maslansky .... assistant editor
Maureen Mauk .... post-production assistant (as Maureen Sullivan)
Transportation Department
William Lubin .... production van driver: basecamp
Other crew
Courtney Cleaver .... production assistant
Tyson Hilgenberg .... production assistant
Kathleen Rodriguez .... assistant to producers
Matt Tulve .... additional set production assistant
Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Some great quotes!, 28 February 2016
Author: LoveIsAStateOfMind from United Kingdom

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Ooh I loved the opening scene with Sarah and Brodie! See I thought in the previous episode she was taking it well, which she was but I'm glad she told Brodie she didn't want to get to know him. It's what I would have done in her situation and it created ~drama~ without it being all "OMG what does it mean now I'm not a Walker?!" - I liked that they had it go the other way with her firming believing that William was still her Dad and that she's a Walker and that DNA doesn't matter ............... and having the freaking out come later..

KITTY'S BACK!!!! Sarah/Kitty <3 <3 <3 <3 I can live without Seth because after all this episode is all about Sarah. Plus Kitty/Daniel CUTENESS (and Kitty left Evan with Seth in Boston? Adorable!).

TYLER'S BACK???? I love Justin/Tyler! Heeee! Yes, yes, yes! I think on reflection I prefer Justin/Tyler than Justin/Rebecca? Luc's French cousins! Ha! Nora/Brodie/William FLASHBACKS!! I liked them. And I love that scene in the hospital reminding us that this was before DNA was invented! Clever that.

Saul/Sarah!!!! ["Can't you be my Dad Saul?"] That quote is adorable (if you don't think too much about the incestuous implications....) Sarah/Saul/Kitty <3 <3.

And now a few standout quotes from this episode because they made me laugh: ["If we follow the octopus salad with the salmon it's going to feel like a shark designed the menu."] courtesy of Sarah! ["You know what, I'm going to see strippers. They'll understand."] courtesy of Justin! ["I try not to eat doughnuts mainly because I don't want to end up looking like one."] courtesy of Nora! ["Sister, like full sister? I've been promoted from half-sister?"] courtesy of Kitty! And finally the end of another epic Kittie speech <3 <3 <3 [" .... and I guess it wasn't you who held my hair out of my face when I was puking up after chemo, telling me that you love me, that everything was going to be okay, and, and saving my life. That wasn't you? You know what, maybe it was you Sarah, maybe it was just half of you."]

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