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The Leper (Hath the Babe Not Eyes?) 

Michael decides to keep seeing Ben, despite Brian and Debbie vehement protests; Emmett starts acting like a star; Mel and Lindsay ask Lindsay's parents for cash.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Wetherall ...
Don Allison ...
Pixie Bigelow ...
Mrs. Nancy Peterson
Nancy Anne Sakovich ...
Leda (as Nancy Sakovich)
The Fan (as Matthew R. Willson)
Sonia Laplante ...
Bakery Lady (as Sonia La Plante)


Michael decides to continue dating HIV positive Ben, despite the objections of Brian, Ted, Emmett, and his mother, Debbie. Lindsay and Melanie struggle to get money for their wedding from Lindsay's parents. Success on Ted's website is swelling Emmett's ego. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance



Release Date:

17 February 2002 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Lindsay's parents names are Ron and Nancy and they are waiting for George and Barbara (with whom they're going to play tennis with). It was revealed in an earlier that Lindsay was a Democrat. See more »


When Ben and Michael walk into Babylon, they stop for a second as confetti starts to fall. In the next shot, neither has confetti on them nor in the following shots. See more »


Brian: Fuck yourself.
Justin: What...?
Brian: You stupid little twat, -never- let anyone fuck you without a condom.
Justin: You're not just "anyone."
Brian: Yeah, I'm sure that's what Ben thought about the guy who infected him.
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References Sunset Blvd. (1950) See more »


My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Marilyn Monroe
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Episode #2.7
25 March 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A very good episode. I especially like the storyline of Lindsay trying to get more approval from her parents. I really felt for her. The scene at the table was heartbreaking when her mother was ignoring the fact that she already is a grandmother or saying that the difference is that he sister's wedding was real. Mel talking to them after they didn't show up was great as well. And while I understand the point of this story, I still felt very bad for Lindsay that she couldn't show them that they aren't much different.

The HIV story is developing very well. I liked what they did with Debbie. We often know what is the right thing, what is moral and how one should act. but sometimes even knowing it doesn't make it easier to do it the right way when it affects one personally. Of course she knows that infected people deserve love, but she doesn't want her son to have the risk of infection. Very good and thought provoking idea.

Emmett being the star was a great comic relief for this episode

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