Nip/Tuck Episodes

2003, TV Show

Nip/Tuck Season 5 episodes

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

Back on November 14 2006 when we saw the future lives of the NipTuck characters I mostly praised the episode since it was such a pleasant change of pace What I wasnt thinking at the time was how unfortunate it would become as a viewer that we know exactly what will become of the characters So Julia got shot last week so what We know that she survives since she was in the future episode So Christian and Annie got in a car crash caused by paparazzi this week We knew immediately that theyd be OK since theyre also in that episode And now even after multiple knife stabs in his back by crazy Colleen at the very end even though blood was gushing out of his mouth Sean cant be dead he too was in that damn futuristic episode Of course one can argue that the episode-of-the-future couldve just been someones dream but it wasnt presented that way when it aired so I guess I have the right to bitch about it right Imagine how shocking and suspenseful that stabbing read more

"August Walden" Season 5, Episode 13

That ending was a real bang wasnt it Oh Julia If youre going to buy a gun for self-protection protect yourself by hiding it from others All Eden the skank needed to do was find that damn gun in Julias bedroom I knew that as soon as Julia told Eden that she figured everything out that Eden was the one who was the cause of her mysterious illness Eden wasnt going to react in a good way How about the timing of Julia receiving her follicle lab results that clearly included words like exposure to high dosages of mercury and contaminated foods at the exact same time that Eden was serving her yet another piece of fruitcake Bingo Julia Ill take it to my room Julias inner thought Ill send it to the lab in Virginia Olivia sure was an understanding lover earlier sending Julias hair sample to the lab even after Julia told her she was having an affair with Christian I was expecting a different reaction There was Olivia all happy and peppy and burst read more

"Lulu Grandiron" Season 5, Episode 12

As Ive been quite verbal about in the past I was a huge Knots Landing fan So after reading about this episode and then seeing the coming attractions last week I was needless to say excited I mean how could I not be Donna Mills was portraying a rich Beverly Hills socialite named Lulu Grandiron and she and her friends married wealthy high-powered execs divorced them and then took all their money And adding to a true Knots fans delight one of those friends Annette was played by Joan Van Ark All they needed was Michele Lee and it wouldve been more of a complete set But Im thinking that Michele was asked but declined since the four rich women were all plastic surgery fanatics and maybe Michele didnt want to admit shes had work done Those two other roles were filled by women who co-starred on other prime-time soaps in the 80s Shari Belafonte shes dropped the Harper from Hotel played Catherine in the really bad wig and Deborah Shelton from Dallas was Marla wi read more

"Kyle Ainge" Season 5, Episode 11

After talkin smack about last weeks episode Im happy to say I enjoyed this one more I wouldnt place it in the fabulous file but it sure was better than a week ago I specifically liked the macabre feel especially in my favorite scene the way Colleen Sharon Gless killed CAA talent agent Bob Levitz Todd Cahoon Ill get to that later I want to start with how differently I felt about the Colleen character this week compared to last Now that we realize she really isnt the power agent she was claiming to be that shes an unknown low-life crazy stalker pretending to be a Hollywood power player suddenly I like her Last week it bothered me when she asked Sean to touch her boobs I felt no strong female agent would be caught dead doing that Color me na239ve I totally fell for her act I shouldve picked up the clue phone when Sean dropped Colleen off in front of her fancy house drove away and then Colleen turned around and kept walking Na239ve moi thought she read more

"Magda & Jeff" Season 5, Episode 10

Im going to cut to the chase and say that this was one of my very least favorite episodes since the series began but that ending was one of the best ever Hows that for running the gamut Lets start with that ending Ding-dong the witch is dead Just when I thought I was happy to see Gina back because I thought she changed her wicked ways here she was being more sadly pathetic than ever So pathetic that I grimaced every time she was on screen after that scene when she paid the Gina-look-alike Ali Raymer to have sex with Christian while she watchedand then begged Christian to Kiss me Then when she morphed further into Alex Forrest and lied by manipulating Julia into thinking Christian could be HIV positive because she was having sex with him I cringed even more I wanted the bee-yotch to get punished for her craziness I was so glad to see Christian hand her the restraining order towards the very end How many of you were thinking or perhaps screaming No way He is read more

"Rachel Ben Natan" Season 5, Episode 9

After a four-week break it was nice to revisit the adventures of our favorite fantastically plastic duo Too bad we still dont know what Eden put in that dang fruitcake four weeks ago All we know is that it gives Julia spontaneous nosebleeds which just makes Christian pout about being deprived of sex with his best friends ex Speaking of Eden how lovely to have a completely Eden-free episode Sure the skank returns next week but it was pleasant to get through an entire hour without her Four characters returned that I enjoy Dawn Budge Rosie ODonnell Freddie Oliver Platt Aidan Bradley Cooper and after a long time away Gina Jessalyn Gilsig Ill get to Ginas return laterEver since we first met Freddie it was beyond apparent that he was gay Then when Freddie and Dawn started dating besides thinking Huh I was immediately reminded of Dana Carveys character on SNL Lyle The Effeminate Heterosexual So leave it to Dawn to budge it out of him after seeing 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

Where do I start So much happened in this episode that my head is spinning I guess Ill start with the ending Matt catching himself on fire and jumping off the balcony into the swimming pool Call me a drug novice but I am guessing Matt was freebasing cocaine or crack or cooking meth and since he was so out of it he accidentally set himself on fire Can we assume since he was carefully trying to read the how to instructions that when Matt and Kimber would do their drugs it was Kimber who was the expert Ouch Thats gonna leave a mark Nothing Sean and Christian cant surgically fix we can assume But I did feel bad for the newly-crowned Burger King employee Matt Kimber really laid the honesty on him when she packed up her things and left him I cant move forward carrying your dead weight and then I never loved you Matt I told you I did but I lied And Im really sorry I hope some day we can be friends You knew Matt was going to go ballistic after Kimber told h read more

"Damien Sands" Season 5, Episode 6

After weeks of dark-themed episodes it was a pleasant diversion to watch this NipTuck special event as the promos announced If any show can make fun of itself via a copycat reality-show version its this one I loved that it started and ended like a regular episode but that the entire approximately 40-minute middle portion was the reality-show replica called Plastic Fantastic And yes I thought it was fantastic Fantastically hilarious that is Did you notice that there was no sight of Matt and Kimber Their Debbie Downer storyline was obviously unwelcome this week But back to Plastic Fantastic It was no surprise at all that Christian was the one to be enthusiastic about doing the reality version of their lives and not Sean Christian hates being in Seans shadow and apparently has never heard of Dr 90210Before I point out the highlights of this episode let me first say that I am glad the fictitious network that was considering picking up Plastic Fantastic de read more

"Chaz Darling" Season 5, Episode 5

TV villains throughout the years have ranged from characters that you love to hate to those you simply just hate and wish would go away Ben Michael Emerson from Lost Alexis Joan Collins from Dynasty JR Larry Hagman from Dallas and Abby Donna Mills from Knots Landing would fall into the first category Eden AnnaLynne McCord definitely belongs in the second one Ugh The character has no redeeming qualities I actually cringe whenever she is on screen Do I find fault in the actress portrayal No I just think Eden is being written to be way too hateful Interesting to know that everyone I talk to about the show agrees Thumbs down to Eden Same goes with most of you who have posted comments here Michael Jacksons You Are Not Alone runs thru my head when I read most of the commentsWhen Eden first appeared in this episode it seemed she was heading in a better direction When she encouraged her BGF Best Gay Friend Chaz Jai Rodriguez from Queer Eye to come read more

"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 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

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

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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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