Nip/Tuck Episodes

2003, TV Show

Nip/Tuck Episode: "Merrill Bobolit"

Season 4, Episode 10
Episode Synopsis: 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.
Original Air Date: Nov 7, 2006

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Season 4, Episode 10
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Length: 21:34:50
Aired: 11/7/2006
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November 7, 2006: Merrill Bobolit Season 4, Episode 10

Let me get this out of the way: Merrill Bobolit was always a real pain in the ass to McNamara/Troy. Who knew he'd come to them because of a (wait for it)... real pain in the ass! OK. I feel much better. And I hope Bobolit felt much better after his anal-retread surgery. Ouch. When he walked in very slowly as though he was in agony, I knew right away his pain had to be due to his being repeatedly raped in prison. I didn't expect him to admit that he became Escobar's "prison wife," and that Escobar's name had been branded on his butt. All joking aside, I was looking forward to the return of Bobolit ( Joey Slotnick) and Escobar ( Robert LaSardo) ever since last week's previews. And not just Sean's imagination of Escobar - the real thing. What a dastardly plan of Escobar's to escape prison by burning his (already redesigned) face, making it look like it was done by his fellow prisoners, requesting corrective plastic surgery by none other than his nemeses Christian and Sean, and then murdering all the security guards and escaping. Unfortunately, Bobolit's plan to kill Escobar during the surgery backfired, and he was taken away. So Bobolit just might be back some day. We can't really say that about Escobar, though. After killing Silvio Perez's brother Alejandro ( Raymond Cruz from The Closer), who smuggled in the gun at McNamara/Troy, Escobar claimed to Sean that "we're even now" and that he wouldn't be back. Escobar's farewell speech really hit home to Sean: "A man is nothing in this world if he doesn't keep his word. The truth will set you free." Speaking of which, let's now talk about TV's worst couple: Sean and Julia. Were you expecting me to say Matt and Kimber? I'll get to them later. First, I was aggravated when Julia confessed the truth about her affair with Marlowe, and Sean had the nerve to A) act angry and B) not tell Julia about his affair with Monica after he said, "We need complete honesty." Yes, he told her at the very end, but still. Don't be getting peeved at Julia, dude - you also banged the nanny. I did like the scene between Sean and Marlowe when you thought Sean might beat up little Marlowe, but Marlowe climbed up the ladder to be eye-to-eye with Sean. Loved that all Sean could muster up was, "I painted over your mural," and then he sauntered out. I kinda wanted Marlowe to follow with, "Don't you get short with me!" Sorry... couldn't resist. So our lovebird duo of Scientologists, Kimber and Matt, are now married, and Kimber is preggers. Delightful. I so wanted her baby to be Christian's, but alas, no. I thought it was good that Christian found out the way he did, sneaking the DNA test while he removed her implants so that she could breast-feed. Best line was Matt's to Kimber and the other Scientologist woman Parker ( Adria Dawn): "Who's Kelly Preston?" The look Kimber gave him, as though she thought he was an imbecile for not knowing one of the Scientology queens, killed me. I finally asked my FX contact who chooses the songs for the episodes. Here's the man I've been praising without naming, until now: P.J. Bloom, the show's music supervisor. There were three gems effectively utilized tonight - the first one being Bobby McFerrin's "Don't Worry, Be Happy" (which caused Christian to say to Nurse Linda during surgery, "Turn that s--t off!"). Another excellent choice was Bobolit putting on "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood for Escobar's surgery, then cutting off his oxygen and putting a knife under his throat before getting himself removed from the premises. But the best song choice (perhaps the best ever) was playing "How Deep Is Your Love" by the Bee Gees during Bobolit's anal-retread surgery. Absolutely ingenious. The song I'm thinking of right now is Bette Midler's "Wind Beneath My Wings" because, P.J., did you ever know that you're my hero? show less
Let me get this out of the way Merrill Bobolit was always a real pain in the ass to McNamaraTroy Who knew hed come to them because of a wait for it real pain in the ass OK I feel much better And I hope Bobolit felt much better after his anal-retread surgery Ouch When he walked in very slowly as though he was in agony I knew right away his pain had to be due to his being repeatedly raped in prison I didnt expect him to admit that he became Escobars prison wife and that Escobars name had been branded on his butt All joking aside I was looking forward to the return of Bobolit Joey Slotnick and Escobar Robert LaSardo ever since last weeks previews And not just Seans imagination of Escobar the real thingWhat a dastardly plan of Escobars to escape prison by burning his already redesigned face making it look like it was done by his fellow prisoners requesting corrective plastic surgery by none other than his nemeses Christian and Sean and then m 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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