Stephen Collins was a very welcome addition to last night’s episode of ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters”
Since so many of us have had a crush on Stephen Collins for like decades, what a treat it was to have him appear in a gay role on ABC’s Brothers & Sisters last night.
Post-7th Heaven, the 60-something Collins (still dreamy) has been taking on all kinds of different roles including being a big, bad villain on another ABC series, No Ordinary Family.
On Brothers & Sisters, he wasn’t a villain, just a heartbreaker. Poor Saul. He and Charlie (Collins) had been getting along terrifically with Charlie even pitching in to help sew stage costumes for Sarah’s son’s school play.
Saul later confides to Kevin and Scotty that he is afraid of telling Charlie that he is HIV-positive but a short time later, just as they are about to kiss, Saul does tell him.
Charlie backs away and says it’s not because he’s afraid of catching the virus, it’s that he lost his lover of 20 years to AIDS. He just did not have it in him again to lose someone like that. Saul assures him that he’s never been healthier.
Saul (Ron Rifkin) tells Charlie that he’s glad that he had love in his life that way. Sal was hoping he too would have that.
I think, and hope, this leaves the door wide open for Charlie to have a change of heart and re-enter Saul’s life. But I’ve read that Richard Chamberlain will be guesting as part of Saul’s storyline so that wouldn’t be too bad of a replacement!
Saul tells Kevin and Scotty: “Keep pushing me [to date], I can always use a little shove.”
Kevin next wants to set him up with a lawyer in his office: some dude named Stanley.
Meanwhile, SPOILER ALERT!!! Everything looked peachy with Kevin and Scotty in this episode so it will be interesting to see how they arrive at Scotty cheating in two weeks time.