'Brothers & Sisters' scoop: Balthazar Getty's new galpal is...

getty-buonoImage Credit: Scott Garfield/ABC; Tatiana Beller/PR PhotosThe Walker Family better get ready for some fireworks! EW has learned that when Balthazar Getty’s Tommy returns home for the show’s 100th episode in January, he’ll bring along a feisty new lady love named Rose. She’s played by the gorgeous Cara Buono, best known for her depiction of Faye Miller in Mad Men.

“She is a hot-headed Italian, and I come home after having been gone for a while,” Getty told EW while attending a red carpet event earlier last weekend. “We’ve all been there, right?”

Getty and Buono are expected to appear in at least three episodes this season, with the possibility of more. Getty’s been missing in action this year; viewers are supposed to think his character has been up in Seattle to be closer to his daughter. The actor returns to the drama’s Los Angeles set today. “We have something really funny in store,” said Getty. “I told them, if I come back, let’s do something big. Let’s do something fun.”

So what excites Getty most about returning to the ABC drama?  “Just to bully Matthew [Rhys] and Dave [Annable] probably. To try to distract them while they’re acting.” – With additional reporting from Nicholas White


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  • shar

    I am glad to see Tommy coming back. I wish he would come back for good. He and Sarah need to go into business together again.

    • Strepsi

      I’m not a fan of Tommy (though I like Balthazar Getty’s acting fine). It’s like the opposite of the Godfather — as soon as I relax that that douchenozzle is gone for good, they keep PULLING HIM BACK IN. Why oh why couldn’t Tommy have been in that highway accident?

    • Sharon

      As a huge fan of B&Ss, I have to say that this season has been tough to watch. With Rob Lowe and Rebecca character gone – plus the whole demise of Ojai food corp – plus brainless Holly – all of the great storylines have been tossed out the window. Although I’m not a homophobe by any means – I think there has been too much focus on the gay lovin’. Sally Fields saves this show. Also, I have never really cared for the Sarah char. and having her hook up w/ hottie Luke is sort of hard to swallow – she’s not attractive at all.

  • Brad

    Something needs to jumpstart some life into the show, its been a pretty terrible season

    • marven gardens

      Really terrible. Terrible – like a freggin 44 minute Boniva ad.

  • Shirley

    This show has been so boring so far this year. I LOVED Cara Buono as Dr Faye on Mad Men….maybe she is the spark to keep this show interesting again. So tired of Sarah & Luke, Kevin & Scotty, Kitty & The Plumber. BORING.

  • Rebecca

    I am glad to see Tommy coming back, he’ll add to the show again, missed his character.

  • Tv Food and Drink

    There used to be a lot of hate on the boards about Tommy, but he’s the only character on the show who possesses some malice, albeit a tame malice. I’ll start watching the show again with his next appearance but not before.

  • Moni

    Not happy to see Tommy come back. The drama he brings, I can live without.

    • Alan

      WTF? You watch B&S but don’t like drama? Is the Amnesia, Car Crashes, Cancer and Family Fights not dramatic enough? Bringing Tommy back will just send things over the edge??

  • Jaded

    I was never a fan of Tommy. But the show definitely needs some new life, so hopefully he can bring it.

  • Cara

    DR FAYE! Cara Buono was one of the few people who made last season’s Mad Men SOOOOO interesting. I can’t wait to see her on this show.

  • bridget212323

    Dr. Faye might make me watch the show now (terrible pic of her though EW she’s far prettier than that)

    • Kate

      I’m glad you said that. I have no idea who she is, but when I saw the pic I seriously questioned them choosing her.

  • tracy bluth

    I personally found her incredibly annoying on Mad Men…

    • Shirley

      Tracy, don’t blame the actress….blame the writers. She was perfect for the role on Mad men. What a truly wonderful, inspiring actress. Can’t wait to see Dr Faye back on TV again.

  • Moose

    So do they appear in the last three episodes of the season or in January? Come on Lynette.

    • Donna

      She said at LEAST three episodes this season…One we can assume is in January. The rest–who knows?

  • TorontoJim

    What a boring season thus far. One of the joys of watching the show in earlier seasons was that they were all involved in Walker Holdings, a family business. The writers have really gotten off track as to what made the show successful. Having one of the best team of actors in a series won’t save the show if their characters aren’t given interesting storylines.

  • Suz

    I’ve been missing Tommy this year just because the whole Walker sibling/family dynamic works better for me when there are more Walkers around. With taking Rebecca off and Tommy not being around, I thought they’d bring back the illegitimate son, but for me to see him again, they really need a recast. I’d definitely rather see Tommy again than him and can’t wait.

    More Walkers and the phone calls/sibling dynamic is what this show has been missing this season, in my opinion.

  • Matt

    YESSSS – Tommy’s return!! I can’t wait!

    This is still my absolute favorite show on TV. I just love the Walkers!!

  • Websters

    She was great when she was on Law & Order SVU…she has quite a future

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