Nip/Tuck Episodes

2003, TV Show

Nip/Tuck Episode: "Dawn Budge II"

Season 5, Episode 4
Episode Synopsis: 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.
Original Air Date: Nov 20, 2007
Guest Cast Claudia Christian: Gwen Tamara Craig Thomas: Sister Jack Plotnick: George
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Season 5, Episode 4
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Length: 45:35
Aired: 11/20/2007
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"Dawn Budge II" Season 5, Episode 4

As a longtime Rosie fan, I was looking forward to her return as lottery winner Dawn Budge, as were a lot of you. I was skeptical, though: How could they make it believable for any former McNamara/Troy patients from their Miami years to fly to L.A., besides having them there just to visit? That question was answered quite well after we got to experience seeing Dawn hang gliding in Calgary and being attacked in the mouth by a flying eagle. Truly one of the funniest Nip/Tuck visuals ever - so funny, I had to rewind three times. So, of course, Dawn had to fly, or rather, get on a plane to L.A. pronto. Who else would she trust to fix her busted mouth besides her pals Christian and Sean? How many of you immediately thought of Donald Trump or Elisabeth Hasselbeck after Christian told Dawn: "We're going to have to sew your mouth shut for two weeks"? I thought of them, but also Barbara Walters when Christian said to Sean during the surgery: "For several days, as Dawn Budge heals, the world is a peaceful place." It made perfect sense for Dawn to be a fan of "Hearts 'N Scalpels," so it was good that she finally got the set visit she asked for after initially saying to Sean, "You are charming, by the way, on 'Hearts 'N Scalpels'... who knew?" But who knew she'd fall for Freddy Prune ( Oliver Platt) after the 300-pound light fell on her? I love that Christian and Sean kept unsuccessfully wanting to state the obvious three words to Dawn: "But he's gay." Sometimes love is blind. Just ask Liza. Often when I watch this show, I have to remind myself that all of the surgeries and situations surrounding those surgeries have actually happened in "real life." Sure it disturbed me to learn about the practice of being an "ass bandit": someone who arrives to obtain a stool sample from a patient in a hospital after hours... just because of a fetish they have. All together now: Gross! But I must commend Jack Plotnick for effectively playing such a creepy role like "Doctor" George. And for pretending to place his finger up both Rosie O'Donnell's and Oliver Platt's asses. Now those were visuals I never thought I'd see. Interesting how different the reactions were: Dawn looked absolutely mortified, but when Freddy Got Fingered, he seemed to enjoy it. While we're on the subject of creepy, how about Christian continuing to be a male escort, this time taking on Gwen, the woman who prefers her sex to be like her drinks: on the rocks. As I said last week, you learn a new thing every day. Seems Gwen likes to inject herself with a tranquilizer to "dull the senses of my physical body" and get into a bathtub full of ice cubes, which then causes moderate hypothermia. Cue Christian having sex with her corpselike body, thus warming her up. Claudia Christian as Gwen reminded me of a combination of Kathleen Turner's voice and Chyna Doll's looks. Great acting, though, which can also be said about Tamara Craig Thomas as the nun who came to Christian for a breast reduction. It was nice to see Christian discover the power of prayer, placing the nun's St. Christopher medallion around Gwen's neck and praying for her recovery. Worked wonders. I don't know about you, but my very least favorite storyline is everything involving the Eden character. Last week I praised AnnaLynne McCord for being so successfully sexual. But now I am taking it back because Eden is just too hateful. How can her mother, Olivia ( Portia de Rossi), not see it and how can Julia continue to allow Eden to have such a negative effect on her daughter Annie? Watching Annie ( Kelsey Lynn Batelaan) come to her father, Sean, asking for liposuction was absurd. But yes, I know, this kind of stuff happens a lot with today's teen girls. "Anna and Mia" (anorexia and bulimia) exist at every high school, but here's hoping Annie somehow breaks away from the fires of Eden. Same goes for Sean - enough already with the teeny-bopper fantasies. I prefer he continue giving Kate ( Paula Marshall) dieting tips, like choosing a plethora of healthy vegetables over chomping down five bags of M&M's. This week's best P.J. Bloom song choices: " "Young Folks" by Peter Bjorn and John played while Dawn was hang gliding all happy as happy can be, pre-eagle attack. " "Come Fly with Me" by Frank Sinatra during Dawn's post-eagle attack surgery. " "Dream Weaver" by Gary Wright after the light fell on top of Dawn and she looked up and saw Freddy, appearing godlike to her from up above. " The rap song "Shake That Ass" featured during Freddy's ass-lift surgery. So what did you think? Thanks for all your comments. Keep them coming. You can check out Nip/Tuck- related videos in our Online Video Guide. show less
As a longtime Rosie fan I was looking forward to her return as lottery winner Dawn Budge as were a lot of you I was skeptical though How could they make it believable for any former McNamaraTroy patients from their Miami years to fly to LA besides having them there just to visit That question was answered quite well after we got to experience seeing Dawn hang gliding in Calgary and being attacked in the mouth by a flying eagle Truly one of the funniest NipTuck visuals ever so funny I had to rewind three times So of course Dawn had to fly or rather get on a plane to LA pronto Who else would she trust to fix her busted mouth besides her pals Christian and Sean How many of you immediately thought of Donald Trump or Elisabeth Hasselbeck after Christian told Dawn Were going to have to sew your mouth shut for two weeksI thought of them but also Barbara Walters when Christian said to Sean during the surgery For several days as Dawn Budge heals the wor 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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