Queer as Folk (2000–2005)
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Running to Stand Still 

Brian is chosen 'Ad person of the Year' and encouraged to take his talent to the Big Apple; Vic appears in court to plead his case; Blake gets a job; David's ex-wife's divorce takes him to Portland.



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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Burgess ...
A.D.A. Durst
Sarah McDonald ...
Adam Lyons
Restaurant Patron


It's time for the "King of Babylon" contest. The timing is perfect since some from our ragtag group have things to prove. And is this the night Emmett finds true love? No. No it isn't. Ted worries that Blake will fall back into crystal while snapping at his friends for not accepting him. In the meantime, a shopping trip ends with a night in jail for Vic. Will Melanie be able to save him? Stay tuned. Finally, Justin shows Brian he's not the only game in town. Written by D. Church

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Drama | Romance



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10 June 2001 (USA)  »

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While Ted is kissing Blake, he starts to undo his tie. As Blake walks away, his tie is undone and in his next closeup, his tie is tied once again with only the top button of his shirt undone. For Ted's closeup, you can tell Blake's shirt is open wider and his tie is once again undone. A few minutes later in the bedroom, Blake is taking off his underwear to take a shower. He doesn't take his (black) socks off, but in the mirror's reflection, he has no socks on as he walks into the bathroom. See more »


Emmett Honeycutt: [Talking about Mel] Compared to her, I feel so ignorant ,so useless.
Ted Schmidt: You are. On the other hand, she doesn't have your height, or your ability to wear chartreuse in the daytime, so it all evens out.
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References Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) See more »

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Enticing and Promising!
18 December 2007 | by (Long Island, New York) – See all my reviews

"When I walk out that door, I don't plan on ever looking back, and I expect you to do the same." ~Brian

Another powerful and moving episode filled with some more classic Justin/Brian moments and a sensational Michael/Brian moment. Brian and Michael finally realize that they cannot be with each other forever. Eventually, they will part somehow. Things are set in motion when Brian meets a promising young businessman who basically offers him a job in New York City. Justin is heartbroken by Brian's immediate determination to get the job in New York City, and Emmett, Ted, and Michael are having trouble letting Brian go. Enjoyable and moving, the final moments of the episode are revealing and saddening, as Brian finally lets Michael go. I can't wait to see more!

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