Queer as Folk: Season 4, Episode 3

Starting a Whole New Life (2 May 2004)

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Justin finds himself risking his life with the Pink Posse; Avoiding his friends, Ted finds work as a waiter; Vic decides to move in with Rodney, leaving Debbie alone.



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To his own surprise, Ted is released and tests HIV-negative; Blake suggests he tries out for his dream, opera singing, another astonishing hit- as singing waiter at Rigoletto's; alas the friends unrequested presence chokes his debut. Emmet is so fed up with Ted that he even reproaches Michael not to dump him completely; Blake begs them to be patient, Brian speaks up for true friend Mike to Em. To his disappointment, Pink Posse chief Cody refuses Justin's roommate Daphne because she's straight, to his mother's they all get army haircuts. Deb's constant intrusions in Vic's room frustrate his love-life with in-living lover Rodney, but telling her takes courage, yet she seems to applaud their announcement to move out. Brian refuses Lindsay 'Linz' Peterson's slick office design for Kinnetics and goes for an abandoned bathhouse. For mere verbal abuse, the Posse stops and damages a car to depants the two boys in it; Justin jumps Brian still adrenaline-high. . Written by KGF Vissers

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Justin: The Pink Posse. We're protecting Liberty Avenue from homophobes. In case you weren't aware, there was a bashing.
Jennifer Taylor: I'm perfectly aware! I'm also aware that you were bashed!
Justin: All the more reason!
Jennifer Taylor: To put yourself at risk? Haven't you been through enough?
Justin: [yells] Don't fucking tell me what to do!
Brian: Hey, take it easy, Timberlake!
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References Valley of the Dolls (1967) See more »

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Justin's hair goes bye-bye in a spectacular episode!
9 January 2008 | by (Long Island, New York) – See all my reviews

Episode 403 "This pasta's so limp, it needs Viagra sauce." ~Brian

This episode was utterly flawless, although I can already sense a downward spiral for Justin due to his involvement in the Pink Posse and his relationship with Cody. I absolutely loved his hair in season three, so it was kind of sad to see it all go. Long live Justin's hair in season three! While's Ted's mysterious singing ability came out of nowhere and was pretty much very unbelievable, it was highly entertaining and I think that Scott Lowell did his best to not look totally ridiculous. Emmett is slightly troubled because of what happened between he and Ted, but the confrontation with Brian near the end was so totally worth it. Just like that amazing episode in season three where Brian was dancing with Emmett and the two talked things out, the scene works amazingly well thanks in large part to the greatness of both Peter Paige and Gale Harold. The character of Cody seems to be quickly becoming quite a nuisance, although the actor is admittedly gorgeous. I love Justin's new haircut, but as I said before, his season three hair was absolutely breathtaking. The highlight of this episode was, for me at least, the raw, animalistic, and amazing sex scene between Brian and Justin. It was really well shot and it had such ferocity about it. It was quite astonishing in its graphic nature, and yet you can tell Justin and Brian share such strong love for each other. It's also really interesting that Brian might buy the spas that were so prevalent in the first couple of seasons, and it was really sad to see Vic finally move out of the house with Debbie. Can't wait for the next episode!

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