Joel Gideon

Season 2, Ep 5, Aired 7/20/04
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  • Episode Description
  • After a car accident due to cell phone use, Sean winds up in the hospital. As a result of the accident, Sean develops a phobia of driving and other dangerous things, causing a dent in his career. He thanks the car company because their safety features saved his life. The car company, wanting a point of view from this doctor who has been in a car accident, offers Sean a new car if he agrees to inspect the cadavers they use as crash test dummies after crash tests. Sean tries to take more risks, causing Julia to become upset. Trying to take more risks, Sean decides to go shark diving, and drags Matt along with him. After realizing how much he cares for his son, Sean decides not to follow through. Christian is reminded that his son is no longer in his life, and he turns for comfort in Julia, who reveals to him that Wilber is not his only son.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Matt Crabtree


  • Jessalyn Gilsig

    Gina Russo

  • Julian McMahon

    Dr. Christian Troy

  • Ashley Crow

    The Judge

  • Kelsey Lynn Batelaan

    Annie McNamara

  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • Los sabores del alma

    By napen, Sep 09, 2008

  • A real gem.

    By Nissaxx, Aug 18, 2008

  • Risk Management

    By maxpower03, Dec 14, 2007

  • hmmm

    By kitcar82, Feb 07, 2007

  • Adventurous yet heartwrenching.

    By DianeGrl, Sep 10, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Julia: You already have a son, Christian, with me... Matt.

    • Matt: What are you writing? Sean: My obituary. I read somewhere that writing your own was a good motivational tool. Matt: And what does it say? Sean: "Dr. Sean McNamara, 101 years old, died Tuesday night of natural causes. Inventor of bipolar liposuction. He was described by his friends and large family as a good doctor, good husband..." Matt: ...and a good father.

    • Christian: (talking about Wilbur I love him. I love him more than I´ve ever loved anyone or anything in my life. Cicely´s right. I´ve held hundreds of women in my bed and counted the minutes till the sun came up and I could get rid of them. But when it´s late at night and that little boy is asleep in my arms I wish the Earth could just freeze there forever.

    • Christian: We´re done. He´s gone. Gina: So that´s it. You´re just packing up his shit and moving on? Isn´t that so typical? Don´t you have any feelings for Wilbur? If I were to stab you in the heart, would I hit ice? Christian: I love that kid. Gina: Then why aren´t you fighting for him?

    • Christian: There's a difference between being a pussy and being respectful of fear. It's what reminds me to slide on a giant hat every time I perform a slipindicktomy on a woman with questionable standards.

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    Notes (2)

    • Although listed in the opening credits, Roma Maffia does not appear in this episode.

    • Jessalyn Gilsig receives the 'and' credit.

    Trivia (2)

    • In one of Sean's attempts to be bold, he decides to take his family to a new restaurant. There he is presented with the option of ordering Fugu, and decides to be brave and try it. However, Fugu is a highly restricted food that requires a special license to be sold. Only 17 restaurants in the United States are allowed to serve it and none of them is located in Miami.

    • Featured Music: "Pride" by Syntax (Sean talking to Julia on cell/car crash) "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by The Supremes (Joel Gideon's frost-bite reconstructive surgery) "I'll Find A Way" by Rachael Yamagata (Christian says private goodbye to Wilbur in his bedroom) "Answer" by Sarah McLachlan (Christian & Julia at his apartment/Julia reveals Matt is his son)

    Allusions (1)

    • When Sean hears of the prospect of shark diving, he says he's been terrified of sharks ever since seeing Jaws, the 1975 movie directed by Steven Spielberg. Additionally, the man with whom Sean goes diving is named Brody, the same name as Roy Scheider's sheriff in that film.

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