Season 3, Ep 2, Aired 9/27/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Sean hires Quentin Costa for six months during Christian's convalescence. The two remove tattoos from a former MS-13 gang banger using cutting edge laser technology. Matt finds Adrian dead in Ava's house when searching for a plane ticket to Paris. The police thinks it's suicide. Julia calls Erica to help Matt deal with questions regarding his sexuality. Christian and Liz operate to repair a scar on the face of a female gorilla, Kiki.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Robin Bartlett

    Dr. Forsythe

  • Vanessa Redgrave

    Dr. Erica Noughton

  • Julian McMahon

    Dr. Christian Troy

  • John Hensley

    Matt McNamara

  • Famke Janssen

    Ava Moore

  • Fan Reviews (18)
  • Choices

    By napen, Oct 09, 2008

  • Show Me the Monkey

    By maxpower03, Feb 08, 2008

  • Christian: “Look, maybe Kumba can see past Kiki’s scar to her inner beauty. Maybe he’s not a shallow bastard like the rest of us”

    By Tim_Bronx, Sep 17, 2006

  • The Shape Of Things

    By queerlybeloved, Feb 28, 2006

  • "Kiki" is barely a classic Nip/Tuck episode that is so ahead of its time in case of pure originality.

    By bahabasaran, Jan 09, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Ava: (to Matt) At least I have the courage to be who I am. Do you?

    • Erica: (to Matt) Enjoying anal stimulation doesn't make you a homosexual. Are you worried you might be?

    • Erica: We're all terrible mothers. You go into the enterprise expecting your child to be a better version of yourself and then the little bastards turn out to have souls all their own, destinies to be fulfilled, dreams and desires that have nothing to do with us or our DNA.

    • Ava: (to Matt) Are you man enough to make up your own mind about what pleases you?

    • Erica: (to Matt) Listen to me. I don't care what kind of sex you have or with whom. But if you're so appalled by your own feelings that you deny their existence, they'll run your tight little ass for the rest of your repressed middle-brow life. Do you want a safe life or an authentic one?

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    Notes (3)

    • International Air Dates: Czech Republic: August 13, 2008 on TV Nova Germany: April 20, 2006 on Premiere

    • Vanessa Redgrave (Erica) and Famke Janssen (Ava) were credited as "Special Guest Stars".

    • Although listed in the opening credits, Kelly Carlson does not appear in this episode.

    Trivia (3)

    • During the interrogation at the police station, Matt reveals that he wanted to go to Paris in order to see Ava again. Why would he want to pick up a ticket that had expired the day Ava went away?

    • Music: "The Tracks of My Tears" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (Marlin's laser surgical removal of tattoos w/Quentin & Sean / Kiki's scar removal w/Christian & Liz) "Sick Like Me" by T. Raumschmiere (Julia finds 'book' in Matt's bedroom) "If You Want It" by Scream Club Matt smoking pot with Erica and talking about Ava) "Strawberry Letter #23" by The Brothers Johnson (Matt at club imagining Ava speaking to him) "Since I Fell For You" by Nina Simone (Matt meet Cherry at club, goes to her apartment, beats her up) "World of Pain" by Shaper (Matt shaving head) "Swan Lake" by Tchaikovsky (Christian/Sean argue during surgery/Liz interrupts notifying Christian that Kumba killed Kiki post-surgery) "Makambo" by Geoffrey Oryema (Cherry and gang chase Matt / Marlon is chased by gang members / simultaneously both Matt and Marlon are beaten)

    • They wanted Kiki to mate to see if she could pass on the language skills she had learnt to her offspring. They say they were fearful that the mate she picked, Kumba, may kill her because of her scar. Well why didn't they just use artificial insemination, then Kiki could have conceived without the risk of Kumba attacking her.

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