Nip/Tuck: Season 2, Episode 16

Joan Rivers (5 Oct. 2004)

TV Episode  |  TV-MA  |   |  Drama
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 9.0/10 from 277 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Comedian Joan Rivers comes in requesting all of her previous plastic surgeries to be undone.



(created by),
0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 7615 titles
created 18 Apr 2012

Related Items

Search for "Joan Rivers" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Joan Rivers (05 Oct 2004)

Joan Rivers (05 Oct 2004) on IMDb 9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Nip/Tuck.
« Previous Episode | 29 of 100 Episodes | Next Episode »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Barrett Moore
Carol Nelson
Annie McNamara (as Kelsey Lynn Batelaan)
Linda Klein ...


Joan Alexandra Molinsky asks the surgeons to undo all the plastic surgery she ever had as actress Joan Rivers. She's ashamed that she started the fad for plastic surgery, especially as it influenced her grandson Cooper, and points out that it's a superb publicity stunt for her and the surgery firm. Ava says that she'll never be happy again as long as people judge her. Matt proposes to start again in Paris and promises her some anti-depression drugs. Christian surprises Matt while he's stealing them and sees through his pretense that the drugs are for him. When Christian confronts Ava, she dares him into sexual a power play game, but he suddenly walks out during the antics tells Sean that Ava is a male transsexual. Julia tries threatening Ava to back off, and learns her price is the last operation to complete the sex-change. Afterwards she refuses to go to Paris with Matt. Joan doesn't even like the idea of seeing what she would look like if the plastic surgery was reversed, the ... Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




TV-MA | See all certifications »




Release Date:

5 October 2004 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


When Christian, Sean and Julia are using the laptop computer to search the Internet, several shots show a black screen meaning the computer is turned off or in screen saver mode. See more »


Christian Troy: [to Ava Moore] You lubricate acid. If I stick my dick up you, it would sizzle off.
See more »


References X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

One of the best hours of Television Ever
3 September 2007 | by (Long Island, New York) – See all my reviews

This episode truly is one of the best hours of television, and it is definitely the best episode of Nip/Tuck as of Season 4. This episode is powerful, revealing, shocking, and depressing in so many ways, and the final few minutes are just jaw-droppingly perfect. Famke Janssen gives her best performance yet as Ava, and Adrian finally confronts his mother about everything. The horrible truth about Ava is also finally revealed, and there is so much build up to the final few minutes. This is one of the best season finales ever, and it is no surprise that Nip/Tuck got so much attention during this time. Sean also finally confronts his fears, and he sets things up to face the Carver once and for all. Overall, this episode is just magnificent and just proves why Nip/Tuck is so addictive and amazing.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Need a new show hmguk90
Did you ever feel sorry for Matt? IceGuy_Rvk
Christian Destroyed Kimber Gracelovesmovies
who ended up being your least fav. character? kittylove3
Is Christian overrated looks wise? IceGuy_Rvk
Video -- they are up for a sequel caviar-martini
Discuss Joan Rivers (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: