Nip/Tuck Episodes

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Nip/Tuck episodes

Hiro Yoshimura Season 7, Episode 9

Series finale: Sean and Christian reflect on their relationship. They also remove a scar from an elderly Japanese man and have a surprise for Liz. Meanwhile, Christian makes a deal with Ava (Famke Janssen). read more

Walter and Edith Krieger Season 7, Episode 8

Julia visits Sean and Christian to share life-changing news---and rejects the advances of both. Meanwhile, a great love from Matt's past turns up as Matt prepares to make a commitment to someone else; and Liz happily reveals that she's pregnant. read more

Christian Troy II Season 7, Episode 7

As Christian's existential crisis surfaces, he and Sean do something unusual to boost their sagging practice. Meanwhile, Liz dates a drug-company saleswoman who is separated from her husband. Joan Rivers has a cameo as herself. Annette Wainwright: Joan Van Ark. Lulu Grandiron: Donna Mills. Christian's Dad: Robert Davi. read more

Dr. Griffin Season 7, Episode 6

Sean and Christian reveal secrets and lay bare past pains as they begin psychotherapy together. Liz and Matt take part as well, and divulge secrets of their own. read more

Virginia Hayes Season 7, Episode 5

Escobar Gallardo's teen daughter shows up with questions for Sean and Christian about her father, stirring guilty feelings in Sean. Meanwhile, a common cosmetic procedure on an actress goes awry. read more

Sheila Carlton Season 7, Episode 4

Kimber's mother (Melanie Griffith) visits, prompting Christian to suffer a crisis of conscience; complications arise as Sean prepares to travel to Africa; and a patient who had been attacked by a wild animal requires numerous operations. Curtis Ryerson: George Newbern. read more

Joel Seabrook Season 7, Episode 3

Following a failed suicide attempt, a new patient seeks facial reconstructive surgery. Meanwhile, Christian and Kimber try something new in bed; and Sean attempts to ease his guilty conscience by performing pro-bono surgery with his humanitarian college friend, Curtis Ryerson (George Newbern). Joel Seabrook: Tim Guinee. read more

Willow Banks Season 7, Episode 2

Christian refuses to operate on a model who wants to drastically alter her appearance, and a man who was in a coma for decades wants Sean to make him look younger. Meanwhile, Kimber redecorates Sean's new apartment. read more

Dan Daly Season 7, Episode 1

As the seventh (and final) season begins, the docs are honored by their alma mater, the University of Miami, prompting Sean to recall their college years and past pains. Meanwhile, a man whose genetic disorder has led to self-mutilation wants it undone. read more

Wesley Clovis Season 6, Episode 10

Season 6 finale: Sean faces an ethical dilemma when McNamara/Troy is asked to remove excess fat from a prisoner (Eric Stonestreet) awaiting execution. Meanwhile, Christian and Kimber get life-changing news. read more

Benny Nilsson Season 6, Episode 9

Substantial debt leads Christian to deception, but the doc also bonds with a patient when he learns that the young man was adopted. And an unexpected visitor stirs Christian's insecurities but brings joy to Sean. read more

Lola Wlodkowski Season 6, Episode 8

After a consultation with Liz's friend, Christian starts to rethink his stormy romance with Kimber; Sean has difficulty getting over a meeting with a demanding patient. read more

Alexis Stone II Season 6, Episode 7

Christian fields surgical requests from Matt and Alexis; Julia plots to get back at her mother after years of emotional abuse; Erica learns troubling details about her new husband. read more

Alexis Stone Season 6, Episode 6

Julia's recently remarried mother (Vanessa Redgrave) threatens to take custody of Annie and Conor, and Sean and Julia put aside their differences to stop her. Meanwhile, Christian bonds with a new patient; and Mike reveals his plans with Kimber. Renaldo Panetierre: Gilles Marini. Alexis Stone: Candis Cayne. read more

Abigail Sullivan Season 6, Episode 5

As Julia arrives from New York to help Matt recover from surgery, Sean makes a surprising discovery about Teddy. Meanwhile, a new patient suffers from extreme separation anxiety. read more

Jenny Juggs Season 6, Episode 4

Christian struggles to understand a patient's anger-management problem. Meanwhile, Sean and Christian discover Matt's source of income, despite his efforts to hide it; and Teddy organizes a camping trip with Sean, Annie and Conor to ease family tensions. read more

Briggitte Reinholt Season 6, Episode 3

Sean makes an important decision without consulting anyone; a morose Annie shows up in L.A. with a troubling medical condition; Christian gives Mike (Mario Lopez) tips on how to satisfy Kimber; and a new patient recognizes Teddy. read more

Enigma Season 6, Episode 2

Unable to sleep, Sean finds himself in an all-night diner, then in an ER; Liz goes after Christian's boat, leading him to offer Kimber a business deal; Sean and Christian remove tattoos from a teen obsessed with "the darker side of his personality." Dr. Mike Hamoui: Mario Lopez. Vivien: Amy Price-Francis. read more

Don Hoberman Season 6, Episode 1

As Season 6 begins, Christian has news for Liz and the economic downturn has hit McNamara/Troy hard. But the boys might have found a lifesaver in Dr. Mike Hamoui (Mario Lopez), who's now in L.A. and has found a very profitable niche specialty. Meanwhile, Sean's relationship with Teddy Rowe (now played by Rose McGowan) has blossomed, and Matt, who's down on his luck, takes up mime. Roger Payne: Barry Bostwick. Voice of Authority: Linda Hunt. read more

Giselle Blaylock & Legend Chandler Season 5, Episode 22

Season 5 finale: While Christian and Liz prepare to wed, he also looks at a new way to battle cancer. Meanwhile, Ram Peters (John Schneider) trades in Kimber for a newer model (AnnaLynne McCord); Teddy tells Sean that she has lost someone close to her; and Sean and Christian repair a couple's strikingly similar neck wounds at McNamara/Troy. read more

Allegra Calderello Season 5, Episode 21

Lizzie clashes with her mother (Lillian Hurst) while preparing for a big event, and Christian looks to hire a new surgeon for the practice. His choice: Dr. Logan Taper (Richard Burgi), who's instantly attracted to his new office. Meanwhile, a woman (Elaine Hausman) Sean treated in Miami returns for more plastic surgery at the insistence of her dying husband (Richard Portnow): He wants her to attract suitors after he's gone. read more

Budi Sabri Season 5, Episode 20

Christian and Sean work to repair a horribly disfigured man (Chi Muoi Lo). Meanwhile, Sean pursues a relationship with new anesthesiologist Teddy Rowe (Katee Sackhoff); and Christian has a checkup with his oncologist. read more

Manny Skerritt Season 5, Episode 19

A down-on-his-luck Aidan Stone (Bradley Cooper) writes a biopic about Sean and wants it to be his comeback vehicle; Kimber wants Christian to administer Botox to her daughter to enhance her chances as a baby model; a yoga instructor wants Sean and Christian to perform a procedure that they have never done before. Teddy Rowe: Katee Sackhoff. Morgan Fairchild has a cameo as herself. read more

Ricky Wells Season 5, Episode 18

As Matt notices that Sean and his student Raj are starting to start to develop a father-son relationship, he begins to question his decision to become a doctor. Then Raj's father shows up. Meanwhile, Christian and Liz try to make their relationship work; and Sean performs surgery to make an 18-year-old boy look older. The young man has just married his former teacher (Suzanne Cryer), who has spent time in prison as a sex offender because of their relationship. read more

Roxy St. James Season 5, Episode 17

While preparing to operate on Olivia, Sean tries to deal with his feelings for Julia; following their intimate encounter, Liz and Christian analyze their relationship; and Christian meets someone who understands what he's going through when he attends a breast-cancer support group. Candy Richards/Coco: Jennifer Coolidge. Eden: AnnaLynne McCord. read more

Gene Shelly Season 5, Episode 16

Christian's illness draws him closer to Liz, and Sean reconnects with his broken family. He also gets some coddling from one of his students (Jaime Ray Newman). read more

Ronnie Chase Season 5, Episode 15

Sean ends his relationship with Colleen Rose (Sharon Gless) once and for all after the shooting, but the aftereffects linger. And Christian gets disturbing news when he lends Liz moral support during her breast-cancer scare. Meanwhile, Matt decides to take college premed courses. read more

Candy Richards Season 5, Episode 14

Tragedy strikes the McNamara/Troy family after Julia is shot by Eden. Meanwhile, Christian has a reunion with Emmy's mom (Lisa Darr); and Sean figures out what happened to that missing CAA agent. Candy Richards: Jennifer Coolidge. Colleen Rose: Sharon Gless. read more

August Walden Season 5, Episode 13

A TV critic shows Sean the ugly side of Hollywood; Matt experiences a special bond with one of Christian's patients, who says she has a special bond with Christian; Julia clears the air with Christian, and also finds out why she has been ailing. read more

Lulu Grandiron Season 5, Episode 12

Eden looks to Sean for help after getting into business with Kimber and Ram; a group of socialites hire Christian for their cosmetic-surgery needs; Sean discovers another side of Colleen (Sharon Gless). Lulu Grandiron: Donna Mills. Annette Wainwright: Joan Van Ark. Catherine Wicke: Shari Belafonte. Bliss Burger: Leslie Grossman. read more

Kyle Ainge Season 5, Episode 11

Christian deals with the aftermath of Gina's death on several fronts. First of all: What should he tell Wilbur? Meanwhile, Colleen (Sharon Gless) feels threatened when a giant talent agency shows an interest in Sean's acting career. read more

Magda & Jeff Season 5, Episode 10

Sean hires a talent agent (Sharon Gless); Eden comes on to Aidan; Christian questions Gina's motives for moving to Los Angeles; and the cause of Julia's illness remains a mystery. Meanwhile, an older woman (Selma Stern) wants Sean and Christian to undo the effects of earlier electrolysis procedures on her much-younger husband (Robert Gant). Barbara Shapiro: Marlee Matlin. read more

Rachel Ben Natan Season 5, Episode 9

Dawn Budge (Rosie O'Donnell), now a "Hearts 'n' Scalpels" producer, objects when the show is invited to participate in a gay-pride parade. Meanwhile, Christian falls back into old habits; Sean, on the outs with Christian over Julia, hires Gina (Jessalyn Gilsig) as a receptionist to get back at him; and Rachel Ben Natan (Maggie Siff), Matt's disfigured rehabilitation counselor, sees Sean when she experiences pain in her face, but her case proves to be more complicated than that. read more

Duke Collins Season 5, Episode 8

Sean finally discovers that Julia and Christian are sleeping together again; a hospitalized Matt bonds with his rehabilitation counselor (Maggie Siff); Eden and Julia make an uneasy peace; Kimber and Ram (John Schneider) reveal their plans; and McNamara/Troy treats a department-store Santa (Joel McKinnon Miller) who was shot in the face by a boy who was upset about not receiving the Christmas presents he had requested. Christmas Carol: Mary Pat Gleason. read more

Dr. Joshua Lee Season 5, Episode 7

Sean tries to recapture his youth by having an affair with Eden; Julia questions her relationship with Olivia after a violent and traumatic event; Kimber makes a decision that devastates Matt; and Sean and Christian operate on a retired astrophysicist (George Coe) who claims he had contact with aliens. Ram Peters: John Schneider. read more

Damien Sands Season 5, Episode 6

Looking to horn in on Sean's newfound fame, Christian persuades him to tape a reality show about their plastic-surgery careers. Tiffany “New York” Pollard appears as herself. read more

Chaz Darling Season 5, Episode 5

A patient inspires Sean to take his relationship with Kate in a new direction; Eden uses extreme methods to persuade Christian to perform surgery on a friend; Kimber reaches out to a former business associate when she and Matt fall on hard times. Ram Peters: John Schneider. read more

Dawn Budge II Season 5, Episode 4

A series of unfortunate events unfolds for unlucky Dawn Budge (Rosie O'Donnell), who again requires the professional services of Sean and Christian. Meanwhile, the sisterly bond that Annie and Eden (AnnaLynne McCord) are forming unnerves Sean; and a nun (Tamara Craig Thomas) wants breast-reduction surgery. Freddie Prune: Oliver Platt. read more

Everett Poe Season 5, Episode 3

Sean and Julia learn more about their new family dynamic; Kate (Paula Marshall) reveals a secret compulsion; Matt arrives in Los Angeles with troubling news for Christian and Sean. Olivia Lord: Portia de Rossi. Eden Lord: AnnaLynne McCord. read more

Joyce & Sharon Monroe Season 5, Episode 2

As Sean and Christian give breast implants to dueling Marilyn Monroe impersonators (Susan Griffiths, Merilee Brasch), they also spar over a “Hearts 'n' Scalpels” actress (Paula Marshall) in whom Sean has interest. Christian, it seems, just wants to compete with Sean, who has been getting more attention thanks to his role on the show. But Christian finds a way to get attention, too: a nude photo layout. Meanwhile, Julia has news for both of them. Olivia: Portia de Rossi. Fiona: Lauren Hutton. read more

Carly Summers Season 5, Episode 1

As Season 5 begins, Christian and Sean are very small fish in L.A.'s very big plastic-surgery pond when they land jobs as technical advisers for a TV medical show, “Hearts and Scalpels.” Then, Christian meets an actress (Daphne Zuniga) whose career and body are both sagging. Freddy Prune: Oliver Platt. Aidan Stone: Bradley Cooper. Bob Easton: Craig Bierko. Candy Richards: Jennifer Coolidge. Paula Marshall, Lauren Hutton and Tia Carrere have cameos. read more

Gala Gallardo Season 4, Episode 15

In the fourth-season finale, Sean weighs a major decision concerning the practice, and Michelle's dark past comes to light, threatening her relationship with Christian. Meanwhile, Escobar seeks cosmetic surgery for his wife (Idalis DeLeon), who was attacked by an enemy of his. read more

Willy Ward Season 4, Episode 14

Sean comes to a decision regarding his future, but first he performs a face-lift on a ventriloquist who tells him he needs the surgery to “compete” with his puppet. Meanwhile, Gina (Jessalyn Gilsig) returns with a request regarding Wilber that Christian is not inclined to grant; James ends her association with Escobar; Matt attempts to rekindle the spark with Kimber; and Liz breaks up with Poppy (Alanis Morissette). read more

Reefer Season 4, Episode 13

Sean drinks heavily as he spends a gloomy Christmas without his family; Christian receives an unexpected gift when a 3-year-old Wilber comes back into his life; and James forces Michelle to help as she takes drastic measures to fill her holiday kidney quota. Poppy: Alanis Morissette. Reefer: Charles Haid. read more

Diana Lubey Season 4, Episode 12

Christian proposes to Michelle even though he doubts his ability to maintain a long-term relationship; a lonely Sean takes a morbid case for reasons that have as much to do with himself as with the patient (Catherine Deneuve); and James wants to use the McNamara/Troy OR for her own operations. Beatrice: Brenda Vaccaro. Dr. Mike Hamoui: Mario Lopez. read more

Conor McNamara, 2026 Season 4, Episode 11

In 2026, 20-year-old Conor (Stark Sands) copes with his emotional scars at a family gathering prior to surgery on his other hand, but Annie (Jennifer Elise Cox) can't shake the torment left by her upbringing. And in 2006, Sean and Julia's marriage is at a crossroads. Marlowe: Peter Dinklage. read more

Merrill Bobolit Season 4, Episode 10

Sean and Christian receive an unexpected visit from Dr. Merrill Bobolit (Joey Slotnick), who's out of jail and in need of their professional services. Meanwhile, Escobar Gallardo (Robert LaSardo) blackmails the surgeons into visiting him in prison and performing surgery on his face; Christian, Sean and Julia learn something unexpected about Matt; and Julia jeopardizes her marriage by telling Sean the truth about her relationship with Marlowe. read more

Liz Cruz Season 4, Episode 9

Liz has cosmetic surgery at the request of her new girlfriend, Poppy (Alanis Morissette); a desperate James uses Christian to lure Michelle into helping her steal another kidney; and Sean offers a surgical consult to Marlowe, who wants a leg-lengthening procedure in order to impress the woman he loves. read more

Conor McNamara Season 4, Episode 8

A secret from Sean's childhood compels him to move up Conor's surgery, despite Julia's apprehension and Marlowe's objection; Hedda Grubman (Ruth Williamson) visits Christian to make her final request for cosmetic surgery; and Julia and Marlowe use Conor to mask their changing relationship. Evetta Washington: Mo'Nique. Burt Bacharach has a cameo as himself. read more

Burt Landau Season 4, Episode 7

Liz needs a kidney after collapsing at work, and Dawn Budge (Rosie O'Donnell) returns to McNamara/Troy after being “earjacked” by thieves who stole her earrings. Burt Landau (Larry Hagman) needs reconstructive surgery, too, after suffering a stroke precipitated by taking an erectile-dysfunction pill. Meanwhile, Matt comes on to Kimber. read more

Faith Wolper, Ph.D Season 4, Episode 6

Therapist Faith Wolper (Brooke Shields) asks Christian to remove a tattoo from a sensitive area of her body, and Burt Landau (Larry Hagman) asks him to remove something from a sensitive area of his body. Later, Burt hits a nerve with Christian and Michelle (Sanaa Lathan). Meanwhile, Sean and Julia's second honeymoon is jeopardized by nurse Marlowe Sawyer's illness, but Monica Wilder (Jennifer Hall) volunteers to fill in. Sean doesn't think it's a good idea. Escobar Gallardo: Robert LaSardo. read more

Dawn Budge Season 4, Episode 5

A lottery winner (Rosie O'Donnell) wants Christian to perform extensive plastic surgery on her---and her husband and daughter. Christian does so, and more. He can certainly use the money because James (Jacqueline Bisset) is blackmailing him over his affair with Michelle. Elsewhere, Christian and Sean try to win Matt's affection with a Porsche, but he's leaning toward Kimber and Scientology; and Sean buys an engagement ring for Julia. read more

Shari Noble Season 4, Episode 4

A woman (Melissa Gilbert) goes to McNamara/Troy after her dog bites her breast. Meanwhile, Christian comes on to Michelle, who is approached by James (Jacqueline Bisset) with a surgical demand; Christian accompanies Liz to a lesbian pickup bar, where he offers her his dating expertise; Julia's having trouble breast-feeding, but Marlowe Sawyer (Peter Dinklage) can help her; and Sean has another encounter with Monica Wilder (Jennifer Hall). Burt Landau: Larry Hagman. read more

Monica Wilder Season 4, Episode 3

As Julia's due date approaches, she and Sean interview candidates for the baby's night nurse. The first one (Jennifer Hall) strikes a chord with Sean. Meanwhile, Christian sees a sex video (starring himself!) on the Internet and decides he's too fat, and Liz says something to Michelle (Sanaa Lathan) that strikes a raw nerve. Dr. Mike Hamoui: Mario Lopez. Marlowe Sawyer: Peter Dinklage. read more

Blu Mondae Season 4, Episode 2

A rich gay man (Richard Chamberlain) wants to have his younger boyfriend's face remolded in his image, but Christian thinks it's a bad idea. Christian also performs a breast reduction on a lap dancer (Angela Little) for free, but new boss Michelle (Sanaa Lathan) thinks that's a bad idea. She also doesn't approve of Sean's pro-bono work for a disfigured young man. Meanwhile, Matt runs into Kimber, who introduces him to Scientology. James: Jacqueline Bisset. Mitchell: Thad Luckinbill. read more

Cindy Plumb Season 4, Episode 1

McNamara/Troy marks its 5000th surgery. Adding to that total: a “voice lift” for an aging phone-sex artist (Kathleen Turner) and a testicle implant for a venture capitalist (Larry Hagman) who wants to buy the practice. The surgical milestone weighs on Christian's mind (as does a creepy sexcapade), so he sees a psychologist (Brooke Shields). Meanwhile, Julia has something to tell Sean about her pregnancy. Michelle Landau: Sanaa Lathan. read more

Quentin Costa Season 3, Episode 15

Conclusion. The Carver attacks sorority-house residents, Kit (Rhona Mitra) begins to close in on the elusive assailant, and the identity of the Carver is at last revealed. Elsewhere, Julia learns something about her condition; Sean, Christian, Matt and Cherry Peck are involved in separate games of torture. read more

Cherry Peck Season 3, Episode 14

Part 1 of two. The Carver's back in the picture---and Christian suggests to Kit (Rhona Mitra) that Quentin should be her suspect. But first, Sean and Christian receive a bloody package. Its contents: Kimber's breast implants. Meanwhile, Matt asks Sean to redo the face of a transsexual he beat up, and Julia disappoints Sean yet again. read more

Joy Kringle Season 3, Episode 13

A woman named Joy Kringle, who plays Mrs. Claus to her proudly trim husband's Santa, wants liposuction to lose 15 pounds she has been unable to shed for years; Ariel (Brittany Snow), who's offended by a Nativity scene with black figures, tells Matt a secret; Quentin gets his final check from McNamara-Troy; and Sean has a surprise for Julia. read more

Sal Perri Season 3, Episode 12

Julia fights with her visiting mother (Vanessa Redgrave) and urges her to take an earlier flight back home to New York. The plane crashes on takeoff. As a guilt-ridden Julia awaits word of her mother in a makeshift hospital, she pitches in to comfort another woman's dying mother. Sean and Christian also try to save victims, but Quentin isn't there. At the spa earlier, he said something to Julia that really gets under her skin. read more

Abby Mays Season 3, Episode 11

An overweight woman wants Christian to make her more attractive to men. He takes her case---and takes out his rage over Kimber on her. Curiously, she doesn't seem to mind. Meanwhile, tensions between Sean and Quentin come to a boil as they treat a soldier who was wounded in Iraq. And Sean believes that Matt's new girlfriend (Brittany Snow) is behind racist vandalism targeted at former McNamara-Troy patients. read more

Madison Berg Season 3, Episode 10

As Christian and Kimber's wedding approaches, both are feeling edgy. Meanwhile, Matt, one of Christian's two best men (Sean's the other), meets a girl (Brittany Snow) who wants to interview Sean and Christian about their work for the school paper. Matt comes to learn that she holds very hostile opinions about the social value of plastic surgery. read more

Hannah Tedesco Season 3, Episode 9

Christian and Quentin are about to perform a procedure that will “totally change the face of the business”---a face transplant. But Christian doesn't think that Quentin's up to it. Meanwhile, Sean wants to make a new life with Nikki (Anne Heche); and Christian gives Kimber an ultimatum. read more

Tommy Bolton Season 3, Episode 8

Sean lets Nikki (Anne Heche) and her son stay at his home until their safe house is ready. Elsewhere, Christian tries to reconnect with his biological mother (Kathy Baker) and meets his half brother; a man with Down syndrome wants to look like the rest of his family. read more

Ben White Season 3, Episode 7

Anne Heche guest stars as a Mafia princess who wants to be disguised and requests plastic surgery. Julia, Liz and Gina sell an unconventional new face cream at their spa, and Joan Rivers is the first to try it; and a prospective patient desperately wants his leg removed. read more

Frankenlaura Season 3, Episode 6

Sean and Christian reluctantly become involved in a Frankensteinian case concerning a man who assembled a female body using parts from corpses. Elsewhere, Gina forms an unexpected business alliance with Julia. read more

Granville Trapp Season 3, Episode 5

After Kit finds evidence that links Christian to the latest Carver attack, she arrests him and investigates his family history by tracking down his biological mother (Kathy Baker). read more

Rhea Reynolds Season 3, Episode 4

The wife of an Alzheimer's patient requests extensive cosmetic surgery in order to help spark her husband's memories of her. Elsewhere, Matt files a restraining order against Sean, which brings attention from Child Protective Services. read more

Derek, Alex, and Gary Season 3, Episode 3

Christian performs surgery at his former fraternity house to help cover up a hazing mishap. Also, Matt's parents try to help him deal with his recent struggles; and Christian tires of his open relationship with Kit and Kimber, so he asks Quentin to take Kit off his hands. read more

Kiki Season 3, Episode 2

Matt learns that Ava is a transgender woman and starts to question his own sexuality; Christian performs cosmetic surgery on a gorilla to help improve her chances of attracting a mate; and Sean removes tattoos from a gang member who wants to clean up his act. read more

Momma Boone Season 3, Episode 1

Christian is haunted by the Carver attack, and a British detective (Rhona Mitra) is assigned to the case. Elsewhere, the doctors perform surgery on an obese woman (Kathy Lamkin); and Julia asks Sean for a divorce. read more

Joan Rivers Season 2, Episode 16

Sean and Christian attempt to free Matt from Ava's clutches and enlist the help of her ex-husband (Alec Baldwin). Joan Rivers plays herself, and approaches the doctors with an unusual request. read more

Sean McNamara Season 2, Episode 15

Sean continues to operate on a serial attacker's victims pro bono, and is targeted by the fiend; Gina visits Christian with shocking news. Jessalyn Gilsig, Bruno Campos. read more

Trudy Nye Season 2, Episode 14

The doctors repair an abused woman's face, only to find themselves enabling the abuser. Also: Sean and Julia confront Ava about her strange relationship with her son Adrian in an effort to reclaim Matt. read more

Oona Wentworth Season 2, Episode 13

The doctors discover their disgraced former nemesis, Dr. Bobolit (Joey Slotnick), has stooped to performing illegal backroom surgeries, and Christian tries to help him regain his dignity. Ava: Famke Janssen. read more

Julia McNamara Season 2, Episode 12

A drug-induced accident devastates Julia, who turns to Sean for surgery and sees, under anesthesia, her life if she had married Christian instead of Sean. read more

Natasha Charles Season 2, Episode 11

Christian falls for a blind patient; Sean continues to flaunt his new lifestyle and reject Julia's attempts for a reconciliation. Rebecca Gayheart. read more

Kimber Henry Season 2, Episode 10

Seeking assistance with a new career path, Kimber (Kelly Carlson) buddies up to Sean, who's in the midst of a collapsing marriage. Meanwhile, at the practice, a male journalist (J.K. Simmons) seeks breast implants in order to understand his wife's breast cancer. read more

Rose and Raven Rosenberg Season 2, Episode 9

The doctors go to New York to help in the separation of conjoined twins, but it's the practice of McNamara-Troy that may separate if Sean, still hurting from Julia's revelation, has his way. Real-life conjoined twins Lori and Reba Schappell guest star. read more

Agatha Ripp Season 2, Episode 8

Julia comes clean with Sean about a monumental secret she's been keeping, while Christian offers Matt some advice on his love life. At the office, the doctors meet a patient who may be having a religious experience. read more

Naomi Gaines Season 2, Episode 7

When a fashion model (Leslie Bibb) is disfigured by an attacker, Sean offers to repair her injuries gratis, scoring the practice some free publicity. Elsewhere, Ava reveals a secret that rocks Matt's world. read more

Bobbi Broderick Season 2, Episode 6

A routine liposuction has disappointing results, leaving the doctors to deal with an angry patient (Jill Clayburgh). Also: Ava helps Matt study in an unconventional way. read more

Joel Gideon Season 2, Episode 5

Caving under the weight of her guilt, Julia reveals her deepest secret to Christian, and Sean reacts uncharacteristically after being involved in a car accident. Also, the doctors treat a frostbitten mountain climber (Doug Savant). read more

Mrs. Grubman Season 2, Episode 4

When Gina tries to exclude Christian from her baby's life, he reaches out to an old flame for help in building a case for custody. Gina: Jessalyn Gilsig. read more

Manya Mabika Season 2, Episode 3

A Somalian woman who was ritualistically maimed seeks reconstructive surgery. Aisha Tyler, Famke Janssen, Vanessa Redgrave. read more

Christian Troy Season 2, Episode 2

In an episode about trust, Christian breaks his nose in bed, Sean's problem with “the yips” (tremors when he operates) continues, and something from Matt's past comes back to haunt him. read more

Erica Noughton Season 2, Episode 1

The second-season opener finds the doctors struggling with turning 40 and introduces Vanessa Redgrave as Julia's mother, Erica, who shows up asking Sean for a face-lift. read more

Escobar Gallardo Season 1, Episode 13

In the season finale, the doctors are desperate for a way out from under the thumb of drug runner Gallardo (Robert LaSardo), and Bobolit takes on a patient turned away by Sean and Christian. read more

Antonia Ramos Season 1, Episode 12

The doctors remove a woman's breast implants only to find that they contain a drug smuggler's stash. Also: Sofia Lopez joins Julia's pilates group. Jonathon Del Arco. read more

Montana/Sassy/Justice Season 1, Episode 11

The doctors treat a patient who has multiple-personality disorder, Matt and Henry befriend Cara Fitzgerald and Christian gets some unexpected news from an ex-lover. read more

Adelle Coffin Season 1, Episode 10

Sean and Christian are forced to go through recertification. Also: Megan O'Hara's health takes a turn for the worse. read more

Sofia Lopez Part II Season 1, Episode 9

Dr. Bobolit (Joey Slotnick) makes Christian an offer he can't refuse, and Christian reevaluates his relationship with Kimber. Also: Julia and Jude get personal, as do Sean and Megan. read more

Cara Fitzgerald Season 1, Episode 8

Matt is involved in a hit-and-run accident that injures a schoolmate; and the doctors face a crisis of ethics after removing a birthmark from a patient who isn't what he claims to be. read more

Cliff Mantegna Season 1, Episode 7

Matt's relationship with Ridley and Vanessa has unimaginable consequences. Julia's friend Jude is hired by Sean and Christian as an intern. Jude: Phillip Rhys. Vanessa: Kata Mara. Ridley: Sofia Bush. read more

Megan O'Hara Season 1, Episode 6

A woman (Leslie Grossman) who has lost 143 lbs. wants excess skin removed; Matt finds a way to woo Vanessa; Christian rethinks his womanizing ways; and a double-mastectomy patient (Julie Warner) considers reconstructive breast surgery. read more

Kurt Dempsey Season 1, Episode 5

Running into an ex-lover leads Christian to a sexaholics meeting, while Sean and Julia deal with an unexpected pregnancy. read more

Sofia Lopez Season 1, Episode 4

Christian meets a porn mogul (Patti D'Arbanville) who agrees to send the surgeons some business, much to Sean's chagrin. Also, a hack rival (Joey Slotnick) causes problems for the doctors. read more

Nanette Babcock Season 1, Episode 3

Sean leaves an instrument inside a patient, and Christian must clean up the mess. Matt resorts to desperate measures to get the circumcision he wants, and Julia has to go to anger-management class for flushing her daughter's gerbil. read more

Mandi/Randi Season 1, Episode 2

Christian and Sean operate on identical twins who want to look different from each other. In other events, Sean leaves Julia; Frisky's fate is discovered by a plumber; Christian experiences sexual dysfunction; and Matt researches circumcision. read more

Pilot Episode Season 1, Episode 1

The doctors operate on a man they suspect is a drug dealer trying to alter his appearance. Silvio Perez: Geoffrey Rivas. Alejandro Perez: Raymond Cruz. Julio Esperanza: Sal Lopez. read more

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Premiered: July 22, 2003, on FX
Rating: TV-MA
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Premise: A pungent plastic-surgery drama that keeps its humanity amid some graphic operation scenes that aren't for the squeamish. The FX hit smoothly mixes searing drama and mordant humor as it dissects conflicts between two physicians who are partners and best friends: the skirt-chasing, morality-challenged Christian Troy and idealistic Sean McNamara, who's (slightly) more straitlaced. Christian and Sean were based in Miami for the show's first four seasons but moved to L.A. for the last three.

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