Queer as Folk (2000–2005)
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Just a Little Help 

After spending all his money getting Stockwell defeated, Brian is at a crossroads about his future; Michael and Hunter return home to face the custody hearing.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Wetherall ...
Rita Montgomery


An epidemic of gay community benefits feels smothering. Even now he's unemployed and has spent most of his fortune on the election, Brian refuses to relinquish any control by accepting help, including his partner Justin's. Hunter's ma threatens Ben to go to the police with kidnapping charges, but Michael refuses to hand the kid back; once they have to, Mel promises them legal help. Finding Ted's orchid 'Droopy' dying in lesbian 'care' gets Emmet to learn his ex is in rehab, actually counseled by Blake Wyzecki, who is however committed to another man; Ted gets out, but is extremely bitter, even considers suicide. Now Stockwell is indited, Gardner Vance has to beg Brian to return to Vanguard at his terms, including a private jacuzzi and unlimited expense account. Yet the publicity genius refuses a non-competition clause, even informs his top clients he is starting his own agency; when they don't bite, he puts his loft for sale trough Justin's mother Jennifer Taylor, who waves her ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama | Romance



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18 April 2004 (USA)  »

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Debbie's shirt reads "Fuck yoga" See more »


[Justin's mom is helping Brian sell his loft]
Jennifer Taylor: It's a special place.
Brian: 'Special' as in 'unique, fabulous, one-of-a-kind' or 'special' as in 'there are schools that can teach me to dress myself'?
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References Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) See more »

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Episode #4.1
7 May 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I am glad this story of Brian being broke got wrapped up pretty fast, I kind of thought it was very boring. But at the same time it was very touching to see people getting together for a fund raiser for him and him accepting the money.

On the other hand I am disappointed the story of Hunter's custody was over so fast. It seemed too rushed for me, I hoped there will be more. Maybe his mom isn't gone forever.

Ted's story is very sad. The scenes with him were great acting. I feel bad for him and don't really understand Emmett now. It is weird that he supported him before but now that Ted is actually trying to make it he is not.

Interesting ending. Reminded me of Justin being attacked

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