Rob Lowe Returns to Television Politics

Rob Lowe, whose character Sam Seaborn worked behind the scenes, now gets a chance to play the candidate himself (beyond his brief run for Congress before leaving The West Wing.) Lowe is joining the cast of Brothers and Sisters “as Sen. Robert McCallister, a California Republican with one eye focused on the White House and the other on Kitty Walker (Calista Flockhart).” Coincidentally, Bobby McCallister was also the name of the boy fated to become Republican President in 2041 on the 2004 WB show Jack & Bobby.

Contemporary politics was significant in Sunday’s episode of Brothers and Sisters as one of Kitty Walker’s brothers received a notice that he was to be sent back to Iraq. The episode included flash backs to September 11, 2001 to show why he initially enlisted.

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