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Willy Ward 

A ventriliquist requests surgery from Sean to make him look like his hand puppet.


Michael M. Robin


Ryan Murphy (created by), Jennifer Salt


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan Walsh ... Dr. Sean McNamara
Julian McMahon ... Dr. Christian Troy
John Hensley ... Matt McNamara
Roma Maffia ... Dr. Liz Cruz
Kelly Carlson ... Kimber Henry
Joely Richardson ... Julia McNamara (credit only)
Jacqueline Bisset ... James LeBeau
Alanis Morissette ... Poppy
Jessalyn Gilsig ... Gina Russo
Sanaa Lathan ... Michelle Landau
Robert LaSardo ... Escobar Gallardo
Ronn Lucas Ronn Lucas ... Willy Ward
Robyn Lively ... Miss Hudson
Lorna Raver ... Lena Workman
James Eckhouse ... Dr. Schwartz


Christian convinces Michelle they should both adopt Wilber. Then his biological mother, nymphomaniac Gina Russo, tries begging and raging to get access to the boy. So she's the suspect when Wilber is kidnapped, but James LeBeau really needed him for the illegal organ trade. Matt and Kimber seek help with counselor viz. Sean about their 'boring' sex life. Matt finds his own solution, starring in a private porn movie with Kimber. However the professionals he hired don't stick to promises. Ventriloquist Willy Ward asks Sean to make him look like his hand puppet again, now they're no longer in demand. Written by KGF Vissers

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When Christian and Gina are talking in his office after she brings Wilber back her purse changes from one arm to the other as the scene goes back and forth. See more »


A Perfect Lie
(Opening Theme)
Written by Jeffrey Cain Thompson, Cedric Lemoyne and
Gregory Slay
Performed by Jeffrey Cain Thompson, Cedric Lemoyne and
Gregory Slay as The Engine Room
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Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs!
7 December 2006 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

That's what nurse Linda said as she brought in Sean's next patient. At this rate, Sean feels second best, his ego hurt because a client preferred Christian over him for surgery. Anyway, Willy Ward is ventriloquist who wants plastic surgery to look more like his dummy Ralphie. I know what you're thinking and just remember the episode with Catherine Denueve as a widow who wants her beloved ashes placed in her breasts. So Willy's sad, pathetic and lonely but then who isn't? Sean feels like Christian's puppet and wants to separate from the hand that seems to control him. Anyway, Willy is well-played by this actor. It's kind of sad that he treats Ralphie as real with his own bed and locked up in the closet as if not to see Willy. It's a powerful moment in the show. Anyway Christian and Michelle have other worries like Gina, Wilbur's birth mother, and James, a far more dangerous friend. Well in the end, we find out who James was really working for and now Michelle is going to wish that she hadn't gone away at all. Anyway, Matt and Kimber are having problems in the bedroom and that has some laughs for us.

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5 December 2006 (USA) See more »

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