Nip/Tuck (2003–2010)
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TV-MA | | Drama | Episode aired 22 July 2003
Two Partners in a Miami plastic surgery practice, one a sexually liberated playboy, the other a devoted yet frustrated family man find themselves caught up in a web of intrigue when a desperate drug cartel member comes to their doors.


Ryan Murphy


Ryan Murphy (created by), Ryan Murphy




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan Walsh ... Dr. Sean McNamara
Julian McMahon ... Dr. Christian Troy
John Hensley ... Matt McNamara
Joely Richardson ... Julia McNamara
Raymond Cruz ... Alejandro Pérez
Geoffrey Rivas ... Silvio Pérez
Robert LaSardo ... Escobar Gallardo
Ruth Williamson ... Hedda Grubman
Kelsey Batelaan ... Annie McNamara (as Kelsey Lynn Batelaan)
Kelly Carlson ... Kimber Henry
Ara Celi ... Celia
Marlene Forte ... Miss Michaels
Joanna Sanchez ... Rosa
Roma Maffia ... Dr. Liz Cruz
Jeff Chase ... Jose


Old friends Sean and Christian are partners in a plastic surgery office. Their relationship is under fire after Christian operates on a Colombian drug lord who pays him in drug money. Sean's family life is also in upheaval, and he is headed for a mid-life crisis. Written by Anonymous

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22 July 2003 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Christian comments to the Colombian drug kingpin that if he had whiter teeth, he would have been from Argentina, which how says is the only Latin American country with fluoridated water. While it is true that Argentina has the only naturally occurring fluoride, there are many other countries in Latin America that add fluoride to their to the water, such as Brazil and, ironically, Colombia. See more »


Christian Troy: [Leaving a grocery store after buying a lot of hams] Would you like to tell me why we just bought 12 goddamned hams?
Sean McNamara: Because alligators are finicky eaters.
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References The Stepford Wives (1975) See more »


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Great first episode!
20 August 2007 | by PoisonKeybladeSee all my reviews

This episode was fabulous and a great introduction to all of the characters. From the very beginning, it seemed as if the show would be very powerful in terms of emotional content. The writing was very intriguing, and I loved the conflicts between Sean and Matt. The plot line with the midlife crisis was a perfect way to start off the series with a bang, and the introduction of many side characters that will become much more important over time was very intelligent. This show is one of my favorites, and the pilot episode was no exception. While it is not the best episode, I still loved it a lot. The operations were especially nasty and disturbing.

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