Diana Lubey

Season 4, Ep 12, Aired 11/21/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Even though he doubts his ability to maintain a long term relationship Christian proposes to Michelle and a lonely Sean takes a pathological case for rationalities that have as much to do with himself as with the patient, and James requires to use McNamara/Troy for her own operations.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Julian McMahon

    Dr. Christian Troy

  • Catherine Deneuve

    Corrine Lubey

  • John Hensley

    Matt McNamara

  • Rebecca Gayheart

    Natasha Charles

  • Roma Maffia

    Dr. Liz Cruz

  • Fan Reviews (13)
  • Instead of Dream Sequence, I 'd say Dream Cast. Why?

    By sandrabro, Dec 04, 2006

  • Christian: "Goodbye ladies. It's been swell."

    By Tim_Bronx, Jun 04, 2007

  • Ashes to Asses

    By maxpower03, Mar 03, 2010

  • Possibly the worst episodes of Nip Tuck

    By viprock2002, Mar 30, 2007

  • Stellar performance by everyone.

    By Xx_King_Beef_xX, Dec 21, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (41)

    • Christian: I’ve been wanting to talk to you since Faith’s office. I lied about what happened in there. Sean: I knew you didn’t screw her over the desk! Christian: No, that part’s true. I mean about… What she said about the dream. About me having feelings for you. (off his look) Not those kind of feelings. I never really thought I was gay. It was Faith who tried to convince me of that. I just think I have… intimacy issues, y’know, with anybody in my life that… I love. I get confused and it’s really hard for me to express myself. (pause) That sounded really gay, didn’t it? Sean: Yeah. Christian: Yeah, well, screw you! Screw you! (there is a little joking play fighting between the men) Seriously, I love you. Sean: I know. I love you too. (the two men embrace)

    • Diana Lubey: (about Victor) He suffered so much from her cruel unhappiness, but he wouldn’t leave. He was just like that, an old-fashioned man. Divorce was unthinkable. Couldn’t face his children, his grandchildren. He loved me, but I was the one left with nothing. Not a mention at his funeral, no closet full of his shirts to sleep in. So I stole his ashes and I valued them. My only crime was loving him too much.

    • Beatrice Madsen: It’s hard to believe that this is all that’s left of Victor. Sean: His body, Mrs. Madsen. I don’t know if you believe in an eternal soul… Beatrice Madsen: Trust me, Doctor, that’s the only thing that keeps me going, knowing that his soul is roasting in hell for all eternity. Now, if these are legally mine, I’d like to give the bastard a proper burial. (Mrs. Madsen gets up and leaves the room) Solicitor: Mrs. Madsen? Beatrice Madsen: You got a goddamn toilet in this place? Gonna flush him down the crapper like the piece of shit that he is!

    • Michelle: Operating on James without talking to me first was a betrayal, Christian, no matter how you spin it. Christian: Woman’s alone in the world. Don’t you remember what that’s like? Jesus, Michelle. Kimber: (who Christian imagines is on the bed next to Michelle) Give me a break! Since when are you so sentimental towards lonely women? Michelle: Are you looking for a way out of marrying me? ‘Cause that’s what this feels like. Sabotage. Abby Mays: (who Christian imagines is on the bed next to Michelle) Clever boy. Make her angry so she’ll be the one to leave. It’s always worked before. Christian: That is bullshit! Michelle: No, it’s not. I can’t trust you. Isn’t that what marriage is all about, honesty and trust? Natasha Charles: (who Christian imagines is on the bed next to Michelle) This is your opportunity to bail, Christian. Seize it. She’s handing it to you on a silver platter. Christian: You’re right. I suck. I suck as a friend. I suck as a lover. I suck as a fiancée. I’m tired of defending myself.

    • (James comes to see Christian; she has been badly beaten) Christian: Michelle didn’t tell me her pimp had a pimp. James: We all eventually have to face a higher power. Some are a bit more brutal than others. Christian: You’ve definitely fractured your cheekbone. Your eye looks unscathed. You might want a little rhinoplasty to raise that patrician nose of yours back in the air. James: Please do it for me.

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    Notes (5)

    • Original International Air Dates: Czech Republic: February 18, 2009 on TV Nova

    • Music featured in the episode: "Rue Ravignan" - Library music (Diana tells Sean and Christian that she want them to add her husband's ashes to her implants) "Un jour tu verras" by Mouloudi (Sean performs Diana's surgery) "Que sera sera" by Pink Martini (Michelle meets James) "Quand tu danses" by Gilbert Becaud (Victor's wife dumps down the sink the ashes given to her by Sean) "Etranger au Paradis" by Gloria Lasso (Sean gives Diana the real ashes)

    • Jacqueline Bisset (James), Brooke Shields (Faith), Brenda Vaccaro (Mrs. Madsen) and Sanaa Lathan (Michelle) were credited as "Special Guest Stars". At the same time, Lathan received the "And" credit.

    • Catherine Deneuve (Diana) received the "With" credit, after the opening credits, but before the main credits.

    • Although listed in the opening credits, John Hensley and Joely Richardson do not appear in this episode.

    Trivia (6)

    • When Christian is being haunted by his previous relationships, he sees Natasha Charles. Played by Rebecca Gayheart, she appeared in two episodes of Season 2: Natasha Charles and Trudy Nye. She was a blind woman who came to McNamara/Troy for prosthetic eyes. They began a relationship, but Christian’s fear of commitment and intimacy led to them breaking up.

    • When Christian is being haunted by his previous relationships, he sees Abby Mays. Played by Rebecca Metz, the character appeared in the Season 3 episode Abby Mays. She came in to McNamara/Troy for extensive surgery and Christian said he’d sleep with her if she put a paper bag over her head, which she did!

    • When Michelle and Sean are arguing at the beginning of the episode, Michelle mentions returning ‘to a crime scene’. When Escobar escaped in Merrill Bobolit, he left several dead bodies behind him.

    • When Sean first meets Faith, he mentions her coming in to McNamara/Troy for a tattoo removal. This was also shown in Faith Wolper, PhD.

    • Faith refers to ‘the dream’ where Sean and Christian were lovers– this featured at the beginning of Faith Wolper, PhD.

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    Allusions (2)

    • When Sean sees Michelle cleaning the operating theatre, he says ‘Out, damn spot’. This is a quote from the Shakespeare play Macbeth and is a very apt one. When Lady Macbeth goes mad toward the end of the play, she keeps going through the motion of washing her hands, trying to rid them of the blood she sees on them (and by extension trying to expiate herself of the guilt she feels for the actions she has set in motion- much like Michelle).

    • Christian: Just because I groom, doesn't mean I've gone brokeback. Something being "brokeback" or "going brokeback" is a way of saying gay. It came about from the 2005 movie Brokeback Mountain dealing with two gay cowboys.

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