Queer as Folk: Season 2, Episode 16

You Say It's Your Birthday! I Couldn't Care Less! (12 May 2002)

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Michael plans a surprise party for Ben, which doesn't go well; Ted wonders what to tell his new beau about his career; Justin meets a young violinist and is smitten.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Wetherall ...
Dan Chameroy ...
Reverend Brad
Fab Filippo ...
Ethan Gold (as Fabrizio Filippo)
Jason Knight ...
J.D. Nicholsen ...
Aaron Bell ...
Naked Beauty


Brian ignores Justin's birthday, so Melanie and Lindsay take him to a violin concert - where he meets the gorgeous and talented Ethan. Michael's surprise party for Ben is a disaster. Ted falls for Luke - he seems perfect, but can he accept Ted's career in porn? Written by Anonymous

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Written by Rufus Wainwright
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31 December 2007 | by (Long Island, New York) – See all my reviews

"You haven't spoken to Rosie in… twelve years?" "Well you never know, she may call." ~Vic and Debbie

With this episode comes a lot of danger for a lot of the characters. Michael finally realizes that Ben is human and that he makes mistakes. Justin falls head-over-heels for an attractive young violinist named Ethan and Brian shows Justin little sentimentality on his birthday. The ending was bizarre because it is just so obvious that Brian is in love with Justin and yet he does things like that. Ted's brief relationship with Luke was interesting, but it all seemed kind of pointless in the end (although maybe he's still hung up over him in the next episode?) This episode brought a lot of different elements into play, and they all worked perfectly.

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