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Season 2

27 Jun. 2011
Losing Patients
Cathy's course of aggressive chemotherapy isn't working, but is having negative side effects. As she doesn't agree with Todd's assessment that they deal with the side effects and wait, Cathy decides to get a second opinion with a Dr. Atticus Sherman, who she has heard has previously cured a stage 4 patient. Todd encourages her to get that second opinion, but doesn't want her to do so only if because of his less than professional feelings for her. This matter may further complicate their relationship. Being able to get that appointment with Dr. Sherman may be an ...
4 Jul. 2011
Musical Chairs
Cathy finds that her experience with the great Dr. Atticus Sherman isn't anything like she thought it would be. In addition to not appreciating his bedside manner, not believing that he pays any attention to her file, or not believing that he sees her anything more than another nameless face in his office, Cathy learns he is conducting a clinical trial, about which she learns from another of his stage 4 patients, an extremely positive woman named Nadine, in which he has no space for her. Meanwhile, Cathy and Sean's relationship is still strained over the fact that she...
11 Jul. 2011
Sexual Healing
Because of the way she's been feeling, Cathy and Paul haven't had sex in two months. Although Paul says he's OK with that, something he does says otherwise. Adam and Mia are becoming closer, although she is not ready to have sex with him yet. Like father like son, even though Adam says he's OK with that, something he does says otherwise. Rebecca and Sean are moving into a new but somewhat uncomfortable stage of their relationship. Rebecca, feeling unattractive as her pregnancy progresses, wants to feel like her old, attractive self, if only to please Sean. Sean, on ...
18 Jul. 2011
It's Halloween, the day that Cathy is supposed to begin the clinical trial, about which she is nervously excited and she wants nothing to delay the process. Paul wants to be with her, both literally and figuratively, the former despite the fact he has a major project to complete at work. This pull in two directions leads to Cathy telling Paul to go to work, which leaves Cathy to deal with a young man with who she has a less than in her mind funny first encounter at the oncology center, despite he seeing their initial meeting as a hoot. At work, Paul finds that he has ...
25 Jul. 2011
Cats and Dogs
Paul still not having a job places a strain on his and Cathy's financial situation with mounting medical bills. Paul has to make a decision to wait for the perfect job, to do freelance work without insurance, or take any job that has insurance. He is hoping that a meeting with his old friend Jimmy will lead to the first of those three. Cathy makes a unilateral decision for some one time immediate cash. In the process of getting that money, Cathy ends up spending the day with Lee, that day which takes an unexpected turn for her. Meanwhile, Adam makes another decision ...
1 Aug. 2011
The Little c
Although he still hates his job, Paul settles into life at the electronics store. He bonds with a fellow employee, a young Ukrainian immigrant named Mykail, who in turn bonds with one of his customers. While Paul still struggles with his job situation, that struggle which includes reporting to a barely of age weaselly assistant manager, Cathy aims for an extra job at the school with more pay as the girl's swim coach. She is able to convince the principal to give her the job at least temporarily until the principal can find or wants to find a more permanent coach. ...
8 Aug. 2011
Goldilocks and the Bears
Cathy receives two minor pieces of bad news on her latest check up. The first is that none of the drugs' listed negative side effects have afflicted her, which to her means that the drugs aren't working. The second is that she has high blood pressure. Despite Cathy disregarding it upon Sean's suggestion, Cathy takes Lee's advice to visit an acupuncturist - his acupuncturist - to treat the high blood pressure. The acupuncturist has slightly better news: she immediately relaxed, which means a drop in blood pressure, when Lee entered the room. The acupuncturist ...
15 Aug. 2011
The Last Thanksgiving
It's Thanksgiving, and Cathy and Paul are hosting their first ever Thanksgiving dinner with their new extended family, which includes not only Adam and Sean, but also Rebecca, Andrea, Mykail and if he accepts Lee, which he does. Cathy wants it to be a non-traditional meal in that besides the free-range, organic turkey Sean is in charge of getting, the rest of the meal will consist of whatever she feels like making, which includes a special dessert from Lee's childhood. The dinner has the potential to be marred in many ways, which includes Paul contemplating ...
22 Aug. 2011
A Little Death
Rebecca and Sean both have less than traditional ways to deal with Rebecca's miscarriage. Partly because Sean decides to go off his meds so that he can feel the true pain associated with it, Sean and Rebecca's methods of mourning end up being somewhat incompatible. Something that Rebecca and Sean do in combination about the miscarriage directly affects Cathy. In addition, it also makes Cathy realize that she has been so busy dealing with the life part of her illness that she totally forgot about the death part, namely making arrangements for what will happen to her ...
29 Aug. 2011
How Do You Feel?
Following their Thanksgiving fallout, Cathy and Lee reconcile, with Cathy vowing to be honest with him about how things are progressing with her health. She sticks to that vow as her news is generally positive, while his continues to decline. But Lee tries to remain upbeat, focusing on living. As such, Cathy decides to help him with his bucket list in whatever way she can. Meanwhile, Adam decides to continue hanging out with Poppy, in part to understand the thing he noticed on her arm when they first met. Poppy's decision on the where to hang out catches Adam off ...
12 Sep. 2011
Fight or Flight
In her day life, Cathy runs into Dr. Sherman and his much younger second wife, Gia, who invites Cathy and Paul over for dinner. Not wanting to offend the person who is potentially saving her life, Cathy accepts. From dinner, Cathy learns a little bit about how to live in the face of death. It is difficult for Cathy to watch Lee give up on life as he decides to drop out of this trial, the latest failure of many in terms of trials. Based on what Cathy finds hidden in her kitchen, she tries to convince Lee to fight for his life. Cathy and Adam lead a campaign to find a ...
19 Sep. 2011
The Darkest Day
Cathy, Paul and Adam are getting ready to head to Italy for the Christmas holidays using Paul's cut from the electronics store thefts. They still haven't found Sean, but they feel they need to focus on themselves as a family. They are also leaving behind Andrea who is in engaged bliss to Mykail, with who she will spend the holidays. Owen tells Paul about the imbalance in store inventory, which leads to a revelation from Mykail which could affect his relationship with Andrea. Adam spends time with Poppy before he leaves. But he also finds out some information about ...
26 Sep. 2011
Crossing the Line
Cathy believes the two best Christmas presents she received this year are Sean returning home after missing for three weeks while he went to find himself following Rebecca's departure, and watching Lee die peacefully in front of her, which has now made her not afraid of death. Taking a play from Lee, Cathy decides to finish what Lee didn't and couldn't: run the Minneapolis New Year's Eve Marathon, despite she not having trained for it at all. Her new mantra is to use her body while she still can. But the race entries have closed already which means that she has to ...

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