Nip/Tuck

Merrill Bobolit

Season 4, Ep 10, Aired 11/7/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Dr. Merrill Bobolit, who's out of jail, needs Sean's and Christian's professional services. Escobar Gallardo wants them to perform surgery on his face. And Matt tells his family that he's married and that he and his wife are expecting a baby.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Adria Dawn

    Parker

  • Peter Dinklage

    Marlowe Sawyer

  • Julian McMahon

    Dr. Christian Troy

  • Jim Hoffmaster

    Federal Correction Officer #2

  • Joey Slotnick

    Dr. Merril Bobolit

  • Fan Reviews (16)
  • This was a poor episode. There were so many dream sequences, I could not tell who is still alive, dead, was killed then or now. This episode was not very good, except for it\\\'s clever link to Season 1.

    By Tattooeddoctor, Dec 05, 2006

  • Let's Go to Prison

    By maxpower03, Mar 03, 2010

  • I watched this over 3 months ago but i'm almost certain that this is the episode where Matt tells both his dads that they were jealous of him because their lives r so screwed up and i believe he said "it's a wonder i turned out so well"

    By sarah426, Mar 27, 2008

  • Escobar: "Your life could be so much worse right now if I wanted it to be."

    By Tim_Bronx, Jun 04, 2007

  • WOW

    By RVNS23, Nov 08, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (23)

    • Christian: (to Merrill) Must Have Been One Hell Of A Guy, It Usually Takes At Least Six Karats For A Bitch To Give It Up Like That.

    • Escobar: You know what the hardest part was? It wasn’t bribing the guards, blackmailing the warden or waiting two years in that hole to put this whole thing together. It was lighting my own face on fire. Man, that hurt like a sonofabitch. Sean: What are you doing in my house? Escobar: Oh, I just came by to get rid of some evidence. Relax, Sean, I meant the evidence of the crime you committed. Against Silvio Perez? I told you, that if you fix my face, I’d set you free as well and I meant it. (Sean fumbles for a knife but Escobar stops him) Sean, a man is nothing in this world if he doesn’t keep his word, you know? It’s when you don’t live your life honestly that you get into trouble. Believe me, if there’s anything I learned after being locked up, it’s that the truth will set you free.

    • (when Escobar is having surgery, Merrill threatens to cut his throat with a scalpel) Christian: What the hell are you doing, Merrill? Merrill: What I’ve wanted to do ever since he branded his name on my ass in prison. Kill the monster! (to Escobar) How does it feel to be a helpless bitch at the mercy of someone else? Sean: If you kill him, Merrill, you’ll go right back to prison for life. Is that what you want? Merrill: Are you kidding? When everyone inside finds out I killed Escobar Gallardo, I’ll be a goddamn king! A goddamn god! I’ll finally get the respect I deserve!

    • Matt: I know you don’t approve of any of this, but I want you to know I’m committed to being a good husband and a good father and I’m just counting on you for your support. Christian: You know what a good husband and father does? He pays the bills. He sets an example. You’re a loser, Matty. This is the latest and greatest in a long line of loser choices.

    • Julia: Marlowe and I had an affair. He told me you went and confronted him about it, and I feel you’ve known for a long time and… I didn’t want to cover it up anymore. Sean: You’re admitting you had an affair? Julia: I’m sorry. It’s just that, you know, with everything that’s happened, with Conor and Matt getting married… I just can’t keep these lies down anymore. Sean: Why would you with him? Julia: Because he accepted Conor before he was even born and all you wanted to do was change him!

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    Notes (7)

    • First appearance by Joey Slotnick (Merril) since the season 2 episode "Oona Wenworth".

    • First appearance by Raymond Cruz (Alejandro) since the pilot.

    • Original International Air Dates: Czech Republic: February 4, 2009 on TV Nova

    • Peter Dinklage is credited as a Special Guest Star.

    • Joey Slotnick receives the 'and' credit.

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    Trivia (7)

    • Goof: Bobolit mentions his previous abuse of/addiction to inhaled anesthetics, specifying nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide is actually a dissociative analgesic, which is not potent enough to provide general anesthesia for surgery patients. The effects wear off almost immediately upon cessation of inhalation. Bobolit was certainly under something stronger when he attempted to swap faces with Christian in Season 2. Additionally, addiction to nitrous isn't technically possible.

    • When Sean and Christian go to see Escobar in the prison hospital, Escobar mentions that his face was "burned off" by a MS 13 gang member, this stands for Mara Salvatrucha, "Salvadoran Gang".

    • When Escobar mentioned Silvio Perez and dumping his body in a swamp, there is a flashback to the Pilot episode, where these events occurred.

    • When Sean and Christian go to see Escobar in the prison hospital, Escobar mentions them turning him into ‘the FBI’s most wanted’. This happened in the Season 1 finale entitled Escobar Gallardo.

    • Christian admits to sleeping with Kimber recently. This happens in the episode entitled Burt Landau.

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    Allusions (2)

    • When Kimber is with her Scientologist friends, they mention the process of a silent birth, and Kelly Preston having a silent birth with both of her children. Scientologists believe that any noise of distress from the mother during childbirth imprints itself onto the child and can cause emotional problems later in life, which is why they recommend a totally silent birth. Kelly Preston is the wife of John Travolta and a follower of Scientology.

    • The mural painted by Marlo for Conor is a rip-off of Henri Rousseau's jungle paintings, specifically 'Le Fevre' (The Dream).

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