Season 3 Episode 9

Hannah Tedesco

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 15, 2005 on FX



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When Christian tries to convince Sean to help with the facial transplant, a crew member's elbow is briefly visible as Sean resumes packing boxes.

    • In the initial consult, mention is made of the 'conjoined twins' surgery. This is a reference to 2.9 'Rose And Raven Rosenberg' when Sean and Christian separated conjoined twins.

    • Real Life Comparison: On November 27th 2005, a team of French plastic surgeons performed the world's first facial transplant. The real life surgery occurred after this episode first aired. However, face transplant surgery had long been a theoretical possibility in the plastic surgery community.

    • Music:
      "Faith in me" by Pole Folder featuring Kirsty Hawkshaw
      "As the rush comes" by Motorcycle (Gabriel and Dresden Chill-out Mix)

    • For the first time in the show's history, a surgery takes place without any music. It's the closing scene of the episode, and Liz claims that she can't find any "suitable music for this moment".

  • Quotes

    • Christian: Just in case you're curious, married women do have the best sex. Too bad you'll never get a chance to test that theory.
      Kimber: I know you slept with her, Christian. I could tell by the tone in her voice. It's the same one I have after having three orgasms.
      Christian: Four. She really couldn't get enough.
      Kimber: Well, it's just like I taught her. At first I was pissed. But then I figured, if hundreds of men can use my doll to get off four times a day, you screwing one Kimber wannabe isn't the end of the world.

    • Kimber: It's a fidelity pre-nup. I had my lawyers draw it up. It states that, after the wedding, we agree on two things, OK? No more porn for me and no more affairs for you. I'm still a businesswoman with assets, you know. I've got a reputation to protect. Oh, don't worry, there's a clause in there that still allows for threesomes. (off his look) Well, I don't want to kill our sex life because we're getting married either.

    • (As Sean prepares to enter the Witness Protection Program with Nikki)
      Dr Sagamore: Your family isn't there for you anymore, Sean. You get back in touch with them, even sending them money anonymously, you leave another trail. You'd be putting everyone at risk.
      Sean: I can never see any of them again?
      Dr Sagamore: Look, if you want to do what's best for you and Nikki, you're gonna have to say goodbye to somebody. Forever.

    • Sean: I know this is hard for you, Christian. I've been either at your side or in the next room for every one of your surgeries but you need to get used to having an identity as a doctor without me.

    • Christian: I don't want you in the porn business any more. Period. And I want you to stop selling those dolls. Do you realize how many men are boning you right now? I went online. Hundreds of those things have been sold.
      Kimber: Twelve hundred and thirty eight. Each sale's eight thousand dollars in my pocket, by the way.
      Christian: Well, now we're getting married, you don't need the money.
      Kimber: It's not about the money, Christian. This is about my career.
      Christian: How would you feel if I took a mould of my cock, passed it round South Beach and called it a career?

    • (Mrs. Eubanks wants surgery to look like a Kimber doll)
      Christian: Mrs. Eubanks, not to be cruel, but have you no sense of self?
      Mrs. Eubanks: My husband would rather screw a doll than me, OK? I think my sense of self is pretty much in the toilet.

    • Quention: (on phone) Talk to you later, Chris. (to Christian) Guess whose literary agent contact just got us the lead story in next month's New England Journal of Medicine?
      Christian: Is Chris a girl or a boy?
      Quentin: She's a girl, Christian, with a bit of a moustache problem so I just pretend that she's a boy when I'm banging her in the ass.

    • Nikki: What do you think smells better? Late afternoon thunderstorm or that first cup of coffee in the morning?
      Sean: Did you kill your husband?

    • Kimber: (to Christian) What matters to me is that I see you for who you are. I think the problem here is that you don't see me. I'm not a doll, Christian. I'm not gonna let you treat me like one either.

  • Notes

    • For his 3 episode-arc, Tanner Richie (Austin) was nominated for the 2006 Young Artist Award for Best Performance By A Guest Starring Young Actor In A Television Series (Comedy Or Drama).

    • International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: October 1, 2008 on TV Nova

    • Anne Heche is credited as a Special Guest Star

    • Bob Gunton receives the 'and' credit

    • This is an extended episode. In the past only the Season 3 premiere has gone on for longer than the usual time, but peculiarly this episode lasts 57 minutes. On it's original airing it ran for one hour and twenty minutes (commercials included).

    • Although listed in the opening credits, John Hensley does not appear in this episode.

  • Allusions