Nip/Tuck Episodes

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Nip/Tuck Episode: "Sal Perri"

Season 3, Episode 12
Episode Synopsis: 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.
Original Air Date: Dec 6, 2005
Guest Cast Vanessa Redgrave: Erica Noughton
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Season 3, Episode 12
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Length: 44:27
Aired: 12/6/2005
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December 6, 2005: Sal Perri Season 3, Episode 12

I knew from last week's previews that this plane-crash episode would be a change of pace, and it was. It even came equipped with a former X-Files cast member ( Mitch Pileggi as Dr. Marcus). For a while there, I was thinking they gave Julian McMahon a week off, and then 22 minutes in, there's Christian to the rescue. That was Napoleon Dynamite's Sandy Martin so brilliantly playing Helen, the woman Julia was desperately trying to save. I like what the entire experience did for Julia - it made her realize how good a surgeon she could be. It also made her get out her frustrations towards her mother Erica. When she thought the woman with the severely burned body was her mama, she was able to tell her all she wanted to tell her, even though a lot of it wasn't pretty. Then we got the now-classic Nip/Tuck shocking ending that makes us wait with anticipation until next week to find out more. How many of you thought that when Julia went to the refrigerator at the end, the Carver was going to show up? Then, poof! - it's Erica, and she's not dead. I was already shocked after the pillow suffocation scene. But back to Christian. Of course he started hallucinating that Kimber was there at the accident site telling him that "death is just the ultimate orgasm of life." And good for Julia for firing Quentin. I think we all know someone in our lives just like Quentin who, according to Julia, is "someone who can only be big by making others feel small." Best line was Julia's after Quentin called her a bitch: "Maybe, but at least I'm not yours." Love it. show less
I knew from last weeks previews that this plane-crash episode would be a change of pace and it was It even came equipped with a former X-Files cast member Mitch Pileggi as Dr Marcus For a while there I was thinking they gave Julian McMahon a week off and then 22 minutes in theres Christian to the rescue That was Napoleon Dynamites Sandy Martin so brilliantly playing Helen the woman Julia was desperately trying to save I like what the entire experience did for Julia it made her realize how good a surgeon she could be It also made her get out her frustrations towards her mother Erica When she thought the woman with the severely burned body was her mama she was able to tell her all she wanted to tell her even though a lot of it wasnt pretty Then we got the now-classic NipTuck shocking ending that makes us wait with anticipation until next week to find out more How many of you thought that when Julia went to the refrigerator at the end the Carver was going 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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