Debbie feels left out of Vic's new life; Ben asks Michael for an honest opinion of his new book; Cody challenges Justin to confront his violent side.

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Cody, who grew up in a violent neighborhood and was multiply abused as a kid by gay-bashers including his dad, takes his suburban Posse mate Justin, who wasn't even allowed a toy gun, to gun practice. Brian worries when he finds out Cody gave his previously pacifist boyfriend a gun. Cody traces Justin's own one-time abuser Christian Hobbs; they face him... Ted's next re-socializing step is to offer everyone written apologies. Emmet has found a place and moves, but comes to realize he craves company, like Deb in her empty nest. Michael lies about Ben's new book to spare author and boyfriend's feelings, but soon must admit it was boring and confusing; his honesty is met with patronizing a less literate 'comics reader', yet confirmed by the publisher. Mel can't handle it when her lesbian clients couple fires her because her male partner stands a better chance with the prejudiced judge. Written by KGF Vissers

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Episode #4.5
9 May 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A very powerful episode. Yes, now Cody is definitely going too far. He lets his anger in the way of taking the problem with a reasonable action. I am glad Justin didn't go that way. I am happy he just went far enough to confront Chris Hobbs, show him what a fear is that homosexuals are feeling because of people like him, and still end it like a better person. A great final scene.

I am also not agreeing with Mel in this episode. The problems of society should be acknowledged and fought against, but they should be taken into account when planning a strategic move in law.

I felt bad for Debbie. Was very sad to see her coming to Vic's house when he had a party without inviting her. How could he?...

I also liked the story about the Ben's book. I really like the relationship of him and Michael more and more. Justin and Brian fans can say all they want, but Michael and Ben are the best couple on the show, with the most chemistry, realism and great scenes.


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