The Big C (2010–2013)
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Quality of Death 

Cathy inadvertently inspires Andrea to get her sparkle back.

Director:

Richard Heus

Writers:

Darlene Hunt (creator), Jenny Bicks
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Isaac Mizrahi ... Isaac Mizrahi
Dana Ivey ... Nan
Kathy Najimy ... Cathy's Therapist
Liz Holtan ... Amber
Darlene Hunt ... Hospice Administrator
Michael Ray Escamilla ... Angel
Bianca Amato ... Susan Rand
Angela Lewis ... Day Nurse
Tijuana Ricks ... Day Nurse
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Storyline

It's January, and Cathy isn't doing well, now on routine pain medication and the tumors growing bigger. Rather than lean on her family, she decides to go into the hospice, which her family believes is her giving up, she trying to assure them that she isn't in an unusual way. An incident with her hospice roommate Nan shows Cathy that she isn't ready to die yet. Visions Cathy sees at the hospice may make death closer than she wants. With Cathy no longer at home, a question becomes how Paul and Adam will cope in this early stage without her. With a match found, Sean reconsiders his decision to donate a kidney. Bethany, the hospice therapy cat, may give Sean a better sense if he should go through with the donation. And Andrea faces a dilemma in that the "death shroud" she is making for size 8 Cathy, which is also acting as her term assignment, has to appear in a fashion show on a model size 6 or smaller, Andrea who refuses to cut the outfit just to make the runway model look better. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Connections

References The Lion King (1994) 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:

13 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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