Nip/Tuck Episodes

2003, TV Show

Nip/Tuck Season 3 episodes

December 20, 2005: Cherry Peck (Season 3 Finale) Season 3, Episode 15

How do I start Hmm How about this The show ended and my cell phone rang It was TVGuidecoms own Daniel Coleridge I answered because I was dying to hear what he thought of tonights two-hour season finale Daniels a good friend and besides hes the one who covered NipTuck for Watercooler before I took over this season Im disappointed declared Daniel Me too said I So at least I wasnt alone Why oh why did they make Quentin the Carver How terribly predictable FX even tried throwing us off by releasing that photo of a bloody and carved Quentin Then they showed Liz being interrogated in last weeks coming attractions another way to throw us off When that Carver mask came off and it was Quentins face I screamed No I so wanted it to be someone we didnt suspect Daniel had predicted weeks ago that it was going to be a woman who raped the victims with a strap-on Well he was half right The fact that Quentin has no penis was quite shocking did I e 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

December 13, 2005: Joy Kringle Season 3, Episode 13

Definitely my least favorite episode ever I was going to write worst episode ever until the ending redeemed things a bit for me I liked that Julia decided not to abort Seans baby and I liked that the rain washed away the paint Ariel Brittany Snow and Matt covered the nativity scene with Hey I am aware that there are hateful people in this world but I guess I dont like to be reminded of it I mean a girl tries bleaching her skin because she finds out that shes 116 African-American A woman who appears as Mrs Claus at the local mall goes in for lipo and finds out she has a dead fetus inside of her left over from 17 years earlier And then her Santa-impersonating husband leaves her What a pleasant holiday-themed episode At least we found out that Julia never had sex with Quentin and that Matt finally felt guilty about dating a racist Bring on next week when we finally find out who the Carver is FX certainly wants us to search for clues by airing a promo for it read more

December 6, 2005: Sal Perri Season 3, Episode 12

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

November 29, 2005: Abby Mays Season 3, Episode 11

How disturbing was tonights episode Not disturbing when it comes to the acting and the writing that was first-rate as usual Im talking about the subject matter Christian the sadist and new patient Flabby Abby an intensely effective Rebecca Metz the masochist Never thought Id see a show where a lead character pathetically asks a not-so-pretty gal to put a bag over her face so he could have sex with her But I cant condemn this since I know this stuff actually happens How about Abbys line Just because I am ugly doesnt mean that Im attracted to ugly We all know thats true no matter how attractive we are Brilliant usage of Queens Fat Bottomed Girls during the surgery by the way Then there was the disturbing Quentin story line having sex with the army guy played by Bryce Johnson from Popular then getting intimate with Julia denying having sex with the army guy even though Sean witnessed it outing the army guy leaving McNamaraTroy an read more

November 22, 2005: Madison Berg Season 3, Episode 10

First things first Last week I referred to Nikkis murder as Seans daydream because when Sean went into the bedroom after he heard voices nothing was there except the note Nikki left behind Lots of people I spoke to like my roommate whose opinion I respect since hes a TV addict like me agreed that it was indeed a daydream But then I got several feedback emails from people saying it wasnt a dream Nikki really was shot by that creepy guy So I consulted my FX contact who confirmed it wasnt a daydream He agreed with me that it was confusing and vague but that was the intention This is a rarity with this show since it usually ends each week with most non-Carver mysteries solved So building on this vague theme I wasnt surprised that they never mentioned Nikki tonight Even more vague was tonights ending with Kimber seemingly bailing on Christian at the altar but then they showed the previews for next week Shes been kidnapped I already felt so bad for he 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

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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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