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22 Episodes 2007 - 2009

As Season 5 begins, Christian (Julian McMahon) joins Sean (Dylan Walsh) in Los Angeles, where they soon discover they're pretty small fish in a very big plastic-surgery pond. Soon, the two meet a publicist (Lauren Hutton) who gets them jobs as medical consultants on a night-time soap opera called Hearts'n'Scalpels.

Episode 1

Carly Summers

Tue, Oct 30, 2007 60 mins

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.

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Episode 2

Joyce & Sharon Monroe

Tue, Nov 6, 2007 60 mins

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.

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Episode 3

Everett Poe

Tue, Nov 13, 2007 60 mins

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.

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Episode 4

Dawn Budge II

Tue, Nov 20, 2007 60 mins

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.

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Episode 5

Chaz Darling

Tue, Nov 27, 2007 60 mins

A patient inspires Sean to take his relationship with Kate in a new direction; Eden uses extreme methods to persuade Christian to perform surgery on a friend; Kimber reaches out to a former business associate when she and Matt fall on hard times. Ram Peters: John Schneider.

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Episode 6

Damien Sands

Tue, Dec 4, 2007 60 mins

Looking to horn in on Sean's newfound fame, Christian persuades him to tape a reality show about their plastic-surgery careers. Tiffany "New York" Pollard appears as herself.

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Episode 7

Dr. Joshua Lee

Tue, Dec 11, 2007 60 mins

Sean tries to recapture his youth by having an affair with Eden; Julia questions her relationship with Olivia after a violent and traumatic event; Kimber makes a decision that devastates Matt; and Sean and Christian operate on a retired astrophysicist (George Coe) who claims he had contact with aliens. Ram Peters: John Schneider.

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Episode 8

Duke Collins

Tue, Dec 18, 2007 60 mins

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.

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Episode 9

Rachel Ben Natan

Tue, Jan 15, 2008 60 mins

Dawn Budge (Rosie O'Donnell), now a "Hearts 'n' Scalpels" producer, objects when the show is invited to participate in a gay-pride parade. Meanwhile, Christian falls back into old habits; Sean, on the outs with Christian over Julia, hires Gina (Jessalyn Gilsig) as a receptionist to get back at him; and Rachel Ben Natan (Maggie Siff), Matt's disfigured rehabilitation counselor, sees Sean when she experiences pain in her face, but her case proves to be more complicated than that.

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Episode 10

Magda & Jeff

Tue, Jan 22, 2008 60 mins

Sean hires a talent agent (Sharon Gless); Eden comes on to Aidan; Christian questions Gina's motives for moving to Los Angeles; and the cause of Julia's illness remains a mystery. Meanwhile, an older woman (Selma Stern) wants Sean and Christian to undo the effects of earlier electrolysis procedures on her much-younger husband (Robert Gant). Barbara Shapiro: Marlee Matlin.

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Episode 11

Kyle Ainge

Tue, Jan 29, 2008 60 mins

Christian deals with the aftermath of Gina's death on several fronts. First of all: What should he tell Wilbur? Meanwhile, Colleen (Sharon Gless) feels threatened when a giant talent agency shows an interest in Sean's acting career.

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Episode 12

Lulu Grandiron

Tue, Feb 5, 2008 60 mins

Eden looks to Sean for help after getting into business with Kimber and Ram; a group of socialites hire Christian for their cosmetic-surgery needs; Sean discovers another side of Colleen (Sharon Gless). Lulu Grandiron: Donna Mills. Annette Wainwright: Joan Van Ark. Catherine Wicke: Shari Belafonte. Bliss Burger: Leslie Grossman.

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Episode 13

August Walden

Tue, Feb 12, 2008 60 mins

A TV critic shows Sean the ugly side of Hollywood; Matt experiences a special bond with one of Christian's patients, who says she has a special bond with Christian; Julia clears the air with Christian, and also finds out why she has been ailing.

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Episode 14

Candy Richards

Tue, Feb 19, 2008 60 mins

Tragedy strikes the McNamara/Troy family after Julia is shot by Eden. Meanwhile, Christian has a reunion with Emmy's mom (Lisa Darr); and Sean figures out what happened to that missing CAA agent. Candy Richards: Jennifer Coolidge. Colleen Rose: Sharon Gless.

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Episode 15

Ronnie Chase

Tue, Jan 6, 2009 60 mins

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.

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Episode 16

Gene Shelly

Tue, Jan 13, 2009 60 mins

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).

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Episode 17

Roxy St. James

Tue, Jan 27, 2009 60 mins

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.

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Episode 18

Ricky Wells

Tue, Feb 3, 2009 60 mins

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.

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Episode 19

Manny Skerritt

Tue, Feb 10, 2009 60 mins

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.

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Episode 20

Budi Sabri

Tue, Feb 17, 2009 60 mins

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.

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Episode 21

Allegra Calderello

Tue, Feb 24, 2009 60 mins

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.

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Episode 22

Giselle Blaylock & Legend Chandler

Tue, Mar 3, 2009 60 mins

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.

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