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15 Episodes 2005 - 2005

The doctors deal with more drama, as Sean (Dylan Walsh) struggles to keep the practice afloat alone while Christian (Julian McMahon) recovers from his attack by The Carver, who left not only physical wounds, but psychological ones as well, as Christian reveals that he was raped by his attacker.

Episode 1

Momma Boone

Tue, Sep 20, 2005 90 mins

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.

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Episode 2


Tue, Sep 27, 2005 60 mins

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.

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Episode 3

Derek, Alex, and Gary

Tue, Oct 4, 2005 60 mins

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.

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Episode 4

Rhea Reynolds

Tue, Oct 11, 2005 60 mins

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.

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Episode 5

Granville Trapp

Tue, Oct 18, 2005 60 mins

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).

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Episode 6


Tue, Oct 25, 2005 60 mins

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.

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Episode 7

Ben White

Tue, Nov 1, 2005 60 mins

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.

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Episode 8

Tommy Bolton

Tue, Nov 8, 2005 60 mins

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.

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Episode 9

Hannah Tedesco

Tue, Nov 15, 2005 81 mins

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.

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Episode 10

Madison Berg

Tue, Nov 22, 2005 60 mins

As Christian and Kimber's wedding approaches, both are feeling edgy. Meanwhile, Matt, one of Christian's two best men (Sean's the other), meets a girl (Brittany Snow) who wants to interview Sean and Christian about their work for the school paper. Matt comes to learn that she holds very hostile opinions about the social value of plastic surgery.

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Episode 11

Abby Mays

Tue, Nov 29, 2005 60 mins

An overweight woman wants Christian to make her more attractive to men. He takes her case---and takes out his rage over Kimber on her. Curiously, she doesn't seem to mind. Meanwhile, tensions between Sean and Quentin come to a boil as they treat a soldier who was wounded in Iraq. And Sean believes that Matt's new girlfriend (Brittany Snow) is behind racist vandalism targeted at former McNamara-Troy patients.

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Episode 12

Sal Perri

Tue, Dec 6, 2005 60 mins

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.

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Episode 13

Joy Kringle

Tue, Dec 13, 2005 60 mins

A woman named Joy Kringle, who plays Mrs. Claus to her proudly trim husband's Santa, wants liposuction to lose 15 pounds she has been unable to shed for years; Ariel (Brittany Snow), who's offended by a Nativity scene with black figures, tells Matt a secret; Quentin gets his final check from McNamara-Troy; and Sean has a surprise for Julia.

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Episode 14

Cherry Peck

Tue, Dec 20, 2005 60 mins

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.

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Episode 15

Quentin Costa

Tue, Dec 20, 2005 60 mins

Conclusion. The Carver attacks sorority-house residents, Kit (Rhona Mitra) begins to close in on the elusive assailant, and the identity of the Carver is at last revealed. Elsewhere, Julia learns something about her condition; Sean, Christian, Matt and Cherry Peck are involved in separate games of torture.

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