Coupling

Inferno

Season 1, Ep 4, Aired 6/2/00
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  • Episode Description
  • Steve is plunged into total panic when he suspects that Susan has found one of his porn videos. To fill the embarrassing silence, he tells her he loves her, but Susan is well-aware that he was merely panicking. Susan invites all the friends over for a dinner party. Jane brings her therapist, Jill, who everyone assumes is there as Jane's date. In front of everyone, Susan insists that Steve justify his passion for the offending porn film, Lesbian Spank Inferno.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kate Isitt

    Sally Harper

  • Gina Bellman

    Jane Christie

  • Jack Davenport

    Steve Taylor

  • Ben Miles

    Patrick Maitland

  • Sarah Alexander

    Susan Walker

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • A good episode...

    By Angel200489, Feb 19, 2008

  • Perfect score! Inferno has to be SEEN to be BELIEVED!

    By colmorgankydd1, Jul 30, 2006

  • A meditation on what guys like and the power of a converstional lull.

    By VerityJackson, Aug 21, 2005

  • Susan finds some of Steves secret tape collection.

    By RRBOY225, Jul 03, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • Steve: Oh, come on, The Piano? Jane: All men hate that film. Jeff: I liked it. Holly Hunter was naked for most of it. Sally: She was nude in one scene! Jeff: Depends how you watch it...

    • Patrick: I can't believe you said you loved her. She wasn't even naked!

    • Susan: Trust me, most marriage proposals are the result of a longer than average silence.

    • Jane (about Steve): He said he loved you? Susan: It's what men do when there's a gap in the conversation. They hate silence, it makes them feel guilty. Pause for a second and they ask you what's wrong, two seconds and they ask if you've got your period, three seconds and they love you.

    • Jane: I'm an emotional vegetarian. I know a lot of vegetarians and we tend to like the same films.

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    Notes (3)

    • Jill, Jane's therapist, and the dinner will be seen and remembered in the Series 4 episode, Circus of the Epidurals.

    • Steven Moffat originally intented this episode for the AmeriCoupling pilot, but NBC didn't like that pilot, so it was refilmed using "Flushed" instead of this one.

    • This episode includes a short tag scene involving Patrick and Jane's therapist after the credits.

    Trivia (1)

    • Just how long did Steve & Jane date? In "Flushed", it was 4 years, in "Sex, Death & Nudity", it was 4.5 years, and in this episode, Jane claims it was 5 years while she's having wine with Susan & Sally.

    Allusions (2)

    • Sally: Well, I found The Piano very erotic. The Piano is a 1993 Academy Award-winning film about a mute pianist and her daughter, set during the mid-19th century in a rainy, muddy frontier New Zealand backwater.

    • The title card reading "The Indignant Seven" is a nod to the movie title "The Magnificent Seven".

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