By Mandi Bierly
June 08, 2009 at 10:10 PM EDT

We love it when producers play coy about “potential” love interests. As if there’s any way the folks at Brothers & Sisters would invite Gilles Marini (Dancing With the Stars, the Sex and the City movie) on for a multi-episode arc and not have him do the horizontal mambo. Especially when he’s cast opposite Sarah (Rachel Griffiths), who we know is in heat (flashback to her tryst with guest star Cristian de la Fuente and…I’m back).

I give Gilles’ casting a seven out of 10: A little cheesy but (1) He’s not Steven Weber. (2) Kevin and Scotty should have plenty to say about him. (3) He’s smoldering but sweet, which means good guy or bad boy? (4) I’d personally like to live in a world where Sarah could meet that online.

Your score?

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