Queer as Folk: Season 5, Episode 7

Hope Against Hope (26 Jun. 2005)

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Ben sinks into a depression after Hunter leaves home; Lindsay moves back home with her parents; The community starts a protest against a law that would limit same sex couple's rights.



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Ben is torn apart by 'guilt' because he and Mikey failed to prevent Hunter from running away. Brian is tortured by everyone's comments while Ted 'delays' his revenge. An extremely homophobic bill, proposition 14, risks to overturn most gay rights and even Mikey feels this calls for determined action, but Ben cares only about missing Hunter. Justin decides it's no use trying to be partners with Brian, as he won't commit to him. Lindsay's mother feels she got a bad deal moving out from Mel's, and insists she move back in. She meets a the father of a precocious 5 year-old boy, but learns her parents still pretend that she's straight. When Ted sees Troy is still behaving badly, he tells the truth and dumps the him but it feels bitter, not triumphant. Jealous Brian orders that his rival, Brandon, is barred from Babylon Written by KGF Vissers

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Proposition 14?
31 January 2008 | by (Long Island, New York) – See all my reviews

Episode 507 "Whatever else happens, by all means, keep on dancing." ~Justin

Okay, Troy is amazing. I have to say that. Although Ted and Troy's relationship ended this episode for good, I was very sad to see him go. Not only was he incredibly hot, but with a little bit of work, Ted could have actually made him into a compassionate person. They both had some amazing sex scenes together—I love Lee Rumohr! I would love to see him in more projects, television or film! The confrontation between Justin and Brian was utter perfection, including a much-needed flashback to season one. Michael and Brian's argument also brought out some of Brian's demons—he cares so much about Justin, he just really needs to show it! They need to get each other back, it's just not right without the two of them together. The ending was sad. I wanted one of them to DO or SAY something, ANYTHING! Another amazing episode in this series comes as no surprise, but this was one of my favorites.

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