Queer as Folk (2000–2005)
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Starting a Whole New Life 

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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Jack Wetherall ...
Makyla Smith ...


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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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

2 May 2004 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Michael: What are you doing reading comic books?
Hunter: Duh! I'm in a fucking comic book store!
Michael: Well, you should be doing your homework! And watch your mouth!
[pauses for a moment]
Michael: Holy shit!
Hunter: What? What's the matter?
Michael: Did you hear me? I sounded just like my mother!
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Episode #4.3
8 May 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I like how it is all going in the story with Ted. I did say before that I feel him becoming addicted was rushed, but I do think that him getting off it has a right sense of time. Him feeling the shame and trying to avoid his friends is done very well. I also like the different reactions his friends are showing.

I am also enjoying the story of Justin in the Pink Posse. I can see why they didn't let Daphne in. Their group is supposed to symbolize gays fighting for themselves, not asking for help. I do feel like it will end up in some trouble, but right now I loved watching them kick ass of the nasty people.

Was happy to see a bigger storyline for Vic. Him leaving Debbie was sure a major step in him getting his life back, and it is great to see him doing so since in the first seasons he never felt like he will ever have it. Very emotional scenes between him and Debbie.

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