Nip/Tuck: Season 1, Episode 5

Kurt Dempsey (19 Aug. 2003)

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A white man requests plastic surgery on his eyes in order to please the conservative parents of his Japanese fiancée.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Collins
Kurt Dempsey
Ellie Collins
Saemi Nakamura ...
Leigh Moriata


Sean and Christian have a patient who wants to marry his girlfriend, who is Japanese. However her parents will not approve of any boyfriend who isn't Japanese. Kurt wants the approval of her family so he wants surgery on his eyes to look Japanese. Julia is given a pregnancy scare when she sees the result of her pregnancy test. Sean and Julia begin talking and she gets upset about how he became successful and she never got to be, and then she tells him that she is pregnant. Grace recommends that Christian goes to sex addicts anonymous meetings. Christian goes to a meeting and meets a woman named Gina who is also a sex addict, they later hook-up that night. Julia has so much stress, because she was beginning to get her life back, but now history is repeating itself, she later miscarries. Sean tells her how she never really wanted the baby. Written by Anonymous

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Dr. Christian Troy: [to Gina] You want the wisdom to know the difference between what you can and can't change? Here's step 13: everything disappears. Love, trees, rocks, steel, plastic, human beings. None of us get out alive. Now you can huddle in a group and face it one day at a time, or you can be grateful that when your body rubs against somebody else's it explodes with enough pleasure to make you forget even for a minute that you're a walking pile of ashes. Now that is the truth. If you're strong it'll make ...
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Fitting Episode :-)
20 August 2007 | by (Long Island, New York) – See all my reviews

Lol catz! This episode cracked me up. There was a guy who wanted an operation on his eyes so he could look Asian for his girlfriend's parents. That psychiatrist (Dr. Santiago) walked in on Christian banging some random woman. She basically told Christian she thinks he has too MUCH sex. Julia figured out that she was pregnant (that came out of nowhere, but I liked it.) Gina (a major character in later seasons) was introduced. I loved Christian's speech about everyone being little more than a pile of walking ash. Some of the best writing of the series. John Hensley continues to shine as Matt McNamara, even though he appears very little in this episode. And... majorly sad stuff happened (don't want to spoil the episode completely.) It was a fitting episode for the series, not bad, but not amazing.

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