Brian wins an award for saving Justin, despite a scathing editorial from a gay columnist; Michael wants to re-establish his friendship with Brian.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Wetherall ...
Howard Bellweather
Curt Wu ...
Christopher Davis ...
Brandon Barré ...
Bruce (as Brandon Barre)


Will Brian accept a Hero Award for saving Justin? Ted's favorite author, Howard Bellweather, is in town to protest Brian's award while collecting his own. Emmett's working for fabulous men who seem like the politically correct characters of the new gay TV drama, "Gay as Blazes"! Michael wants to reconnect with Brian at the comic convention. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance



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20 January 2002 (USA)  »

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The fictional TV-series within the series is called "Gay as Blazes" See more »


A sign with a phone number can be seen in the scene where Justin is walking to Brian on his own, however it has the 416 area code of Ontario where the show was filmed instead of Pittsburgh where the show is based. See more »


Brian: I'm suing the motherfucker.
Michael: Take it easy, Brian.
Brian: He said I'm thirty-one! ...I'm thirty.
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References Fantasy Island (1998) See more »


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Hilarious, goofy, and lots of fun!
26 December 2007 | by (Long Island, New York) – See all my reviews

"He said I was thirty-one... I'm thirty!" ~Brian

This episode of Queer as Folk was all in all just tongue-in-cheek hilarious! I enjoyed every minute of it. Brian is up for winning a hero award for helping Justin, but an annoying and condescending author feels that Brian absolutely doesn't deserve it. Justin and others encourage Brian to accept the award, but the tables turn when the sponsors want Brian to decline acceptance of the award. This episode had so many hilarious moments, from Emmett's little stint as a maid to Lindsay and Melanie's frantic pick-up after the doorbell rings during sex. I loved all of the moments between Brian and Michael, and some of the Brian/Justin scenes were absolutely beautiful. Michael is desperately trying to get Brian's attention after the whole ordeal with Justin, and it's cute to see how things turn out. Brian and Michael really have a unique relationship, and it's so interesting to see how much it's changed from the very first episode of season one.

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