Nip/Tuck: Season 2, Episode 16

Joan Rivers (5 Oct. 2004)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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

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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.


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