Nip/Tuck

Sophia Lopez

Season 1, Ep 4, Aired 8/12/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Two recurring characters are introduced in an episode that teaches the odd-couple plastic surgeons a few lessons about moral boundaries. Patti D'Arbanville plays Wallis Forsythe, a pornography mogul who meets Christian at a party and agrees to send some business his way. And Joey Slotnick plays Merrill Bobolit, a hack surgeon who's more successful than Sean and Christian because of his willingness to take on any client. Forsythe's easy money and Bobolit's sleazy competition inject a dose of conflict into Sean and Christian's partnership--as if it needed any more of it!moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Julian McMahon

    Dr. Christian Troy

  • Tony Colitti

    Male Nurse

  • Roma Maffia

    Dr. Liz Winters

  • Patti D'Arbanville

    Wallace Forsythe

  • Joey Slotnick

    Dr. Merril Bobolit

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • Great way to use their flair for controversy to tackle a subject many would be too afraid to. Episode summary in review.

    By ticktock24, Jun 28, 2005

  • From Bed To Worse Written by Sean Jablonski Directed by Michael M. Robin

    By shawnlunn2002, Sep 22, 2005

  • Transpotting

    By maxpower03, Oct 03, 2007

  • Sophia Lopez is one of my favorites and am very excited I got the dvd so i can watch whenever.

    By hamyslick, Mar 05, 2007

  • It was the first episode I saw from this show so I wasn't into the story. But I liked it.

    By martinha85, Jan 26, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Sean: You´re the one who inspired me to be a surgeon. I wanted to be you. Dr. Grayson: You´re gonna be me, Sean. You´re in my path. You´re a success now. Forty is when it starts. The dutiful wife gets tired of your hours and your lack of emotional intelligence. She´ll stay around for another five years if you´re lucky. Mine left when I was 50, but she´ll leave. When Father´s Day comes around, and Christmas, and Thanksgiving, and you sit alone with your diplomas, and the thoughts of all these people whose lives you´ve saved except your own.

    • Sean: Erotic films are when you use a feather. Porn films are when you use the whole chicken. This girl's been through a lot of chickens.

    • Julia: What you do with your life and where you stick your dick, is your business. What you do with Matt is mine. From now on you stay away from him! Christian: Julia, you’re being way too dramatic here. You can’t lay down a law like that. Matt’s like a……son to me. Julia: And he is a son to me! And a real father would never do what you did. You’ll never be capable of being a real father, Christian. You wanna know why? Because real fathers wouldn’t turn someone they love into filth-loving, moralless, bottom feeders. Real fathers want their sons to be better than they are, not carbon copies!

    • Sophia: Can we talk about cost? When I spoke to your partner over the phone, he said that this office, especially you, Dr. McNamara, does free work. On a case by case basis. Sean: I’m afraid ‘pro-bono’ is out of the question for this type of operation. That’s usually reserved for people who have suffered accidents or birth defects. Sophia: Being one gender on the inside and another on the outside is a birth defect.

    • Christian: The line that divides the porn industry and the plastic surgery is a thin one. We're both selling fantasy, aren't we?

    Notes (2)

    • First appearance by Phillip Rhys (Jude).

    • Patty D'Arbanville (Mrs. Forsythe) also worked with Julian McMahon (Christian) in the show Another World, during 1993.

    Trivia (4)

    • Wisdom: Sophia in ancient greek means wisdom. Sean gets wise in this episode.

    • Featured Music: "Peg" by Steely Dan "In Your World" (remix) by Red Cola "Maybe Tomorrow" by Stereophonics

    • At the porn party, which was a 25th anniversary celebration, everyone was either dressed in silver or white or a combination of both (even Matt!) However, Christian was the only one dressed in all black.

    • Julia and Jude have a test to study to on the first day of school?!

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