Coupling (US)

Check/Mate

Season 1, Ep 4, Aired 10/23/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Steve and Susan worry about the future of their relationship when they lie to each other, and he lets her pick up a check. Meanwhile, Patrick attempts to find a car that he looks cool in. And Jane feels her new stalker isn't putting in enough effort.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Rena Sofer

    Susan Freeman

  • Christopher Moynihan

    Jeff Clancy

  • Andrew D. Weyman

  • Danny Zuker

  • Aaron D. Spears

    Waiter

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Susan: Okay, rule number one: we stop talking to our friends, and we start talking to each other. Steve: What's rule number two? Susan: Actually, that's rule number one through ten, because our friends are such a mess.

    • Sally: You've been trying on cars? Patrick: It's strange. Clothes hang perfectly on me. But I have kind of a weird car body.

    • Steve: Look, I'm willing to try anything -- just to get over this weird hump. Jane: Well, I think she'd prefer you call it "lovemaking."

    • Jeff: Hey, spanking! That's what Steve likes! Susan: Really? Jeff: Who doesn't! Susan: I don't know. That just doesn't sound like Steve. I know him pretty well. Jeff: Whoa, whoa, whoa. You've known Steve, what, two months? He's been my best friend since college. I think I know what he likes in bed.

    • Susan: Dirty talk? I can do dirty talk. Right, Patrick? Patrick: Well... you do naughty talk. Uh, sometimes even nasty talk. But I wouldn't characterize it as "dirty." Susan: Oh, I can get dirty. Maybe I just wasn't feeling dirty when I was with you. Patrick: I know you're hurting now. Don't lash out.

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    Notes (4)

    • Aired with truncated opening credits and a new instrumental version of the theme.

    • This marks the third Phoef Sutton series in a row to feature Jim Rash (following a starring role on Thanks and a guest spot on The Fighting Fitzgeralds).

    • Originally scheduled to air on October 16, 2003. New episodes of the entire Thursday lineup were pulled on that night when Jeff Zucker decided to roll over and die for the World Series. Coupling was pulled altogether, and replaced with a Whoopi rerun.

    • Music: "Alison" (Elvis Costello & The Attractions), performed (kinda) by Jay Harrington

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