Episode 5.21 "For Better or Worse" - airdate 05/01/11 - ONLY TWO SHOWS LEFT!
Episode Description: "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, on Brothers & Sisters." (Source: ABC).
Episode 5.22 "Walker Down the Aisle" - airdate 05/08/11 - SEASON FINALE!
Episode Description: "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 Season Finale of Brothers & Sisters." (Source: ABC).
Fans are wild for Gilles' character, Luc Laurent, on ABC's Brothers & Sisters. When Sarah Walker (Rachel Griffiths) stumbles across Luc's barn in the middle of nowhere while traveling through Bourgogne, he immediately falls in love with her and goes to America to be with her. In Gilles' words, "He's a brilliant painter and his integrity is very important, but he doesn't have any ego. So for the love of Sarah, he will do things that he would not normally do. He wants nothing from her, just to be with her." However, all their differences become apparent. "Luc is very spontaneous because he's an artist. For Sarah everything needs to be square. That's why they have problems. But they love each other and down the line, Luc is going to do things to help Sarah understand who she really is in her heart. He's there to make her realise how powerful love is and how important it is to have in your life." (For more information about the show, visit ABC's website here.)
"Brothers & Sisters: EP Says Time Leap is Likely For Season 5" Zap2it (May 4, 2010) -
Hold onto your seat-belts, Brothers & Sisters will most likely being doing the time warp, fast-forwarding their 5th season by about a year. Executive Producer David Marshall Grant shares that "Luc and Sarah will be well into their relationship." Good news for Gilles -- and good news for fans of Luc Laurent!
"Brothers & Sisters Promotes Luc" Buddy TV/Entertainment Weekly (May 3, 2010) -
EW's Michael Ausiello breaks the news fans have been waiting for: ABC has signed Gilles Marini as a regular cast member for season 5 of Brothers & Sisters. Buddy TV writer Maria Gonzalez calls Gilles the fans' "favorite French import." Let the celebrations begin!
"Luc and Sarah to Be Brothers & Sisters' New Power Couple?" Buddy TV (April 18, 2010) -
"Ever since Gilles Marini invaded the set of Brothers & Sisters, the audiences have been ecstatic in tuning in to the show. It's no wonder the writers (and the network) have given the thumbs up on focusing on his character even more. That is, despite the misfortunes regarding his visa...."
"Brothers & Sisters': Gilles Marini sizzles as Luc" Zap2it (March 31, 2010) -
Jacqueline Cutler of Zap2it loves tv and loves Gilles Marini as well. Her article shares the many reasons women "sigh" over Gilles, including quotes from co-star Rachel Griffiths: "He is the best-natured person I ever met. He is one of those truly thankful, grateful people bestowed with too many gifts and has the good grace to know that." The Oscar- and Emmy-nominated actress also wants people to know that Gilles "is a really good actor."
"Sexy Gilles Marini Pours it On For B&S" Hollywood Exclusive by Beck/Smith (February 27, 2010) -
Famed Hollywood columnist Marilyn Beck weighs in on Gilles ("Be still our beating hearts") with a heart-warming profile that hints at a surprising twist in his character, Luc Laurent's, background. (See link above for entire article.)
"Gilles Marini, Cheryl Hines Discuss Family Reunion on Brothers & Sisters" Yahoo TV Blog (February 22, 2010) -
Reporter Lizbeth Scorbo hosts a Q&A session with Gilles, as well as guest-star Cheryl Hines, covering such topics as "what it's like joining such a big cast full of equally big names, how their new roles differ from the ones that first made them famous, and why they were both surprised to learn what kind of TV shows 17-year-old boys are watching." And speaking for women everywhere, she declares, "[Marini will] resume his role as the tall, dark, and oh-so-handsome Luc Laurent, the love interest of frazzled single mom Sarah, giving fortysomething women everywhere a little hope. (Even if it is just fiction…)" (See link above for entire article.)
"Brothers and Sisters: Happy Heartbreak" Los Angeles Times (February 22, 2010) -
"There was cause for celebration and for sadness on Sunday night's Valentine-themed Brothers & Sisters. The first reason to cheer: Luc's back! Sarah's sexy French artist returned, and we finally got to see one of his pieces, an abstract painting that helped him earn his way back into Sarah's heart. Luc didn't get too much screen time in the episode, but we'll definitely see more of him -- Gilles Marini is on the show until the end of the season - and hopefully next." (See link above for entire article.)
"Gilles Marini: 'Luc Will Complicate Brothers and Sisters'" Buddy TV (2/22/2010) -
"Despite that late Valentine's Day episode on Brothers & Sisters, it was still a big success thanks to Gilles Marini. He's slowly becoming the focus of the show these days ..." (See link above for entire article.)
"Gilles Marini: Luc and Sarah Are an 'Old-Fashioned Love Story'" TV Guide Online (February 18, 2010) -
"It's Valentine's Day on Sunday's Brothers & Sisters (OK, a week late) and Sarah Walker will find herself with more than one suitor as her former French flame, Luc Laurent, returns to throw a wrench into her love life." (See link above for entire article.)
"Interview With Gilles Marini (Part 1)" Bloggers & Sisters, ABC, (October 2009) -
The writers on Brothers & Sisters know a good thing when they see him, so it's no surprise they clammored for an in-depth interview with Gilles after a mere two episodes had aired. No topics are taboo in this two-part interview, and Gilles' answers with the refreshing honesty and candor that fans have come to expect from him. (Part two can be seen here.)
"What Would Jackie Watch: Brothers & Sisters" TV Guide Online (January 27, 2009) -
Jackie Collins, author of more than two dozen New York Times bestsellers that have sold 400 million copies, talks to TV Guide about her favorite show: Brothers & Sisters. "I love this show because it never disappoints. There’s always something new going on, like Rachel Griffiths’ steamy affair with the ultra sexy Gilles Marini ... playing an even sexier version of himself with great gusto and great lips!" Collins raves about other elements of the show as well but closes the article with a special plea: "Oh yes, and note to the producers – bring back Gilles Marini, he raises the heat factor!"
"TV's Top 10 Best Guest Stars of the Season" Yahoo TV Blog (December 11, 2009) -
Television Without Pity and the Yahoo TV Blog place Gilles at number five on their Top 10 Best Guest Stars of the Season list, proclaiming, "His impromptu dance lessons brought both some fun (Justin's wedding lesson), and some much-needed poignancy (Nora's waltz lesson by the pool) back to the show."
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