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The Big C


Season 3 Episode Guide

10 Episodes 2012 - 2012

As the third season begins, Paul (Oliver Platt) recovers from a heart attack while Adam (Gabriel Basso) turns to prayer and moves in with Uncle Sean (John Benjamin Hickey). Cathy (Laura Linney) finds new meaning in her life after meeting "joyologist" and motivational speaker Joy Kleinman (guest-star Susan Sarandon). Joy takes to Paul who finds a new career as a motivational speaker opening for Joy on her tour. Sean runs a phone-sex business and begins a new relationship with a married couple. Cathy meets a mysterious stranger on a trip to Puerto Rico.

Episode 1

Thin Ice

Sun, Apr 8, 2012 30 mins

In the third-season premiere, Cathy receives some encouraging medical news; Sean encourages Angela's interest in her African heritage; and Adam turns to prayer as a way of dealing with his mother's cancer.

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Episode 2

What's Your Story?

Sun, Apr 15, 2012 30 mins

Sean comes up with a unique way to make some money; Andrea starts a club focusing on things African-American; and Adam's newfound interest in religion leads him to join a Bible-study group at school.

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Episode 3

Bundle of Joy

Sun, Apr 22, 2012 30 mins

Cathy's meeting with a "joyologist" leads to a life-changing decision; Sean takes Andrea to an elegant restaurant for Valentine's Day; Adam and his new crush attend church together.

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Episode 4

Family Matters

Sun, Apr 29, 2012 30 mins

Cathy embraces new changes in her personal life; Adam and Andrea deal with their personal issues in their own way; and Sean meets the ex-owner of the sex-line enterprise.

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Episode 5

Face Off

Sun, May 6, 2012 30 mins

Cathy goes all out to impress the birth parents of the child she seeks to adopt; Joy wants Paul to go before a live audience and relate his near-death episode, while Jessie pushes Adam to more fully embrace his relationship with God.

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Episode 6

Life Rights

Sun, May 13, 2012 30 mins

Joy's celebrity friend makes Cathy and Paul an offer they find hard to refuse; Sean befriends one of his phone-sex clients; and Adam, now living with his uncle, revels in his newfound freedom.

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Episode 7

How Bazaar

Sun, May 20, 2012 30 mins

Cathy and Adam feel charitable but go a little overboard in their generosity; Joy advises Paul to seek an endorsement deal. Meanwhile, Sean attends a fund-raising auction with two new friends.

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Episode 8


Sun, Jun 3, 2012 30 mins

Cathy makes things right with Dave and Maxine, and has a run-in with Joy concerning Paul. Meanwhile, Sean realizes that there are two distinct sides to his relationship with Giselle and Tim; and Paul is surprised to discover something entirely new about Cathy.

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Episode 9

Vaya Con Dios

Sun, Jun 10, 2012 30 mins

Cathy tries scuba diving in an effort to maximize the fun on her Puerto Rico vacation; Paul, reeling from the news about Joy, tries to keep it together during a speaking engagement. Later, Sean decides to take a respite from dating after undergoing yet another breakup.

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Episode 10

Fly Away

Sun, Jun 17, 2012 30 mins

In the Season 3 finale, Cathy befriends a mysterious stranger; Paul enjoys the attentions of an American tourist; and Sean is awash in guilt when Cathy doesn't make it back to the dive boat.

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