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With Paul (Oliver Platt) recovering from his near-fatal heart attack, and Andrea (Gabourey Sidibe) returning from her African adventure, Cathy (Laura Linney) creates an alter ego as she gets some good news about her chemotherapy trial.

Director:

Michael Engler

Writers:

Darlene Hunt (created by), Darlene Hunt | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Laura Linney ... Cathy Jamison
Oliver Platt ... Paul Jamison
Gabriel Basso ... Adam Jamison
John Benjamin Hickey ... Sean Tolkey
Gabourey Sidibe ... Andrea Jackson
Alan Alda ... Dr. Atticus Sherman
Lee Tergesen ... Kirby
Billy Porter ... Eric
Roslyn Ruff ... Nurse
Fredi Walker-Browne Fredi Walker-Browne ... Shay (as Fredi Walker Browne)
Jeremy Woodard ... Dan
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Storyline

Following Paul's heart attack and temporary passing to the other side, he is now at home recuperating with a new ICD, which is seemingly more complicated than he or Cathy would like. The one benefit of Paul having his heart attack at the insurance company's Christmas party is that they have reinstated the Jamison's medical insurance. With both Paul and Cathy now facing health issues, they decide that they have to make arrangements for a guardian for Adam just in case, who regardless is showing signs that he is growing up. Sean is still mourning the loss of his and Rebecca's relationship in more ways than one. Back on his meds and thus thinking more clearly, Sean believes he needs to get a job to live in Marlene's house over the winter. Andrea has just returned from her trip to Africa, sporting a new name, a new look and a new appreciation for life and her African roots. Her spirituality makes Adam wonder about God. But what Andrea is trying to lose, but has troubles in doing so, is ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Marks the upgrade of Gabourey Sidibe to main cast. Sidibe was credited as a "special guest star" in seasons 1 & 2. See more »

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Game Called Life
Main title theme written and performed by Leftover Cuties
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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