The Big C (2010–2013)
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Happy Birthday, Cancer 

It's Cathy's 43rd birthday. Coming to the realization that this birthday may be her last, she, on an impulse, takes Lenny up on his offer to accompany him to the Bahamas for the weekend. ... See full summary »

Director:

Tricia Brock

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
Phyllis Somerville ... Marlene
Cynthia Nixon ... Rebecca
Idris Elba ... Lenny
Willi Burke Willi Burke ... Aunt Allison
Nathan Eswine Nathan Eswine ... Brent
Ann Arvia Ann Arvia ... Susan
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Storyline

It's Cathy's 43rd birthday. Coming to the realization that this birthday may be her last, she, on an impulse, takes Lenny up on his offer to accompany him to the Bahamas for the weekend. That plan is placed in jeopardy when Paul throws Cathy a surprise birthday party at the house. For her gift, Paul gives her Rebecca, her best friend from college who she hasn't seen in fifteen years after Rebecca, who was supposed to be Cathy's maid of honor, skipped the wedding in favor of hanging out with a man she just met. Time has not changed Rebecca's perspective on life. Another surprise or not so surprise attendee at the party is Lenny, who stops by the house to pick up Cathy to head to the airport. Lenny meeting Paul, the party itself, and Cathy reminiscing with Rebecca about their good old college days make both Cathy and Lenny reevaluate if their affair is such a good idea. Meanwhile, Sean does some catching up of his own with Rebecca. And Adam notices that something is not quite right with... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Goofs

Rebecca's first "what the hell" shot jumps from her right hand to her left between shots. Her second jumps from her left hand to her right. See more »

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