Nip/Tuck

Season 2 Episode 10

Kimber Henry

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Aug 24, 2004 on FX
8.9
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A man visits with Sean and Christian in order to be given breasts because of the fact his wife lost a breast to cancer. They refuse the job at first, but Liz talks them into doing it. After a while, his wife is overwhelmed with them, and the man wants them taken out, which eventually happens. The wife seems to enjoy them too much, which causes her to question her sexuality. Kimber has turned to the porn business after impatience caused her to turn back on her acting aspirations. A Real Doll (used for sexual purposes) of Kimber has been made, but Kimber thinks the vagina is too generic, and wants the doctors to fix the doll. Christian blasts the job and tells Sean that it's a bad idea, but Sean wants to follow through because Kimber offered a lot of money, and the practice lost money when Sean and Christian were on the verge of splitting. When Sean takes the doll home to work on it, he gets lost in the moment and has full sex with the doll, which has suction features in the openings to give a full orgasm. Sean realizes how sad he is, but then Kimber shows up to unexpectedly pick up the doll, and ends up having sex with the real Kimber. Julia has moved into an apartment, and wants to pick up some items from the house to furnish the kitchen, and she also asks Sean if she can spend the weekend with Annie. Sean lets her, despite the fact that he is angry throughout the entire conversation. When Julia shows up the next morning to pick up the waffle iron, she runs into Kimber, who is going to make Sean coffee after their night together. Upset, Julia makes herself over and goes to a bar, where she meets a man she likes. She gets drunk, and winds up in his room where he wants her to use a sex toy on him. She refuses, but then man tries to force her to do it. She makes her way to the bathroom, where she finds a phone and calls Sean, hoping that he will come and get her. She tries to make up with him, but all he does is give her money for a cab and leaves.moreless

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  • So alone

    8.9
    El capítulo más divertido y el más triste al mismo tiempo, todo en uno. El hombre que se pone pechos para hacer un libro, su mujer que se da cuenta que es homosexual (por qué eliminaron la escena en que ella y Liz están en el bar?!), Kimber y su muñeca, very funny! But...

    Las cosas que uno hace para acallar la tristeza... como acostarse con la primera persona que se cruza para curar el amor perro, o Julia intentando (poniendo su vida en peligro) seducir a un hombre.

    Buen capítulo, de los que quedan en la memoria. Deberían darle más pantalla a Liz!!!!moreless
  • Guys and Dolls

    9.2
    Kimber was so great in this episode. While it's depressing that she's ended up in the porn industry, you can tell she has her head screwed on right, seeing her sex doll as a "business opportunity", instead of some new way to become a bigger whore or something. I also liked that she acted generally nice toward people, especially Julia. Kimber's conversation with Sean about masochism was particularly intelligent for her to be talking about, and it looked like Kelly Carlson enjoyed exploring that side of her character. She's an awesome actress, and when given material like this she can shine.



    I found Sean's treatment of Julia unnecessarily cruel. Yes, Julia did something wrong, but you have to see things from her perspective. She only recently discovered that Matt isn't Sean's son, and realizes that one foolish night in college resulted in the breakdown of her marriage seventeen years later. But Sean was plain nasty to her, especially when he revelled in her discomfort at Kimber's presence the morning after they slept together.



    I wasn't a huge fan of the Ike Connors subplot. I actually agreed with Sean that it was mostly a publicity stunt, and I was never hugely convinced by it being something to make him "better understand his wife's cancer". Plus the revelation that Amy was questioning her sexuality seemed a little tagged-on and unnecessary. Eh, by far the low point of an otherwise great episode.



    Featuring a memorable but ultimately depressing sex scene between Sean and a plastic doll, Kimber Henry was a powerful episode with a series-best performance by Kelly Carlson.



    Director: Nelson McCormick

    Writer: Jennifer Salt

    Rating: A-moreless
  • A very intense episode, some of the most uncommon of things has happend on this very episode...

    9.4
    THE most shocking thing for me on this episode was J.K Simmons appearance on it and especial the boob-job he got and the character he played here, i know its stupid to think that an actor is what he plays but it happenes, and in he's case, him playing Schillinger on oz left a very hard imprint of my oppinion on him...

    Anyhow, returning to the shocking things, apple martinys suck...and Absinthe rocks (is it really ilegal in the US ? cause here its not). Kimber sleeping with sean is creazy, and the whole scene with julia and the sex-perv is completly off the hook.

    and the scene with the miss kimber doll in bed asleep is fake!, it clearly showed real skin at first and then it turned to the doll after the message.moreless
  • It was a fun episode, but it just felt like a filler.

    7.5




    I was pleasantly surprised with the changes Kimber has made since we last saw her. While she is still into pornography (now she's strangely making life size sex dolls), she actually seems to be somewhat stable and on her feet; not relying on others to succeed anymore. Kimber is much more interesting when she's not so pathetic and vulnerable (although she is unfortunately still in love with Christian).



    While I think Kimber and Sean's new relationship is fun, I just don't think there's any way it can last. Both of them were just reaching out to one another in a time of convenience. Sean was on the rebound from Julia and Kimber received kindness and respect from Sean (something Christian or Bobolit never gave her), so it was just natural for both of them to fall into each other's arms. Sean was only kissing Kimber and calling her sweet names (when Julia arrived) to make Julia jealous, so I doubt his interest in Kimber is anything deep.



    One of the benefits from Sean and Julia's split for me is that it leads to a good introspection period for Julia (which will be explored further in upcoming episodes). Even though Sean and Julia have split up, Julia still is dependent on Sean. While I don't blame her for calling somebody for help with the violent Roger, calling Sean just made her seem weaker in his eyes. Julia has always been reliant on somebody else to survive, and she needs to learn how to take care of her self now.







    Final Notes and Quotes







    - Christian: “Your husband does have a point. Everyone has their own level of tolerance for pain.”







    - It was very weird for me seeing J.K. Simmons (Pope from The Closer) with boob implants.







    - Kimber requesting an operation for her doll was just plain silly.







    - Sean really has been treating Julia harshly, and she did have somewhat of a point when she asked why Sean has been able to forgive Christian but not her. While Sean may not have completely forgiven Christian like Julia thinks Sean was pretty amiable with Christian today, which is something that can't be said about his relationship with Julia.







    - I have to say that Joely Richardson looked extremely hot dressed up for the “hooker bar”.







    - Outstanding performance of the week: Both Dillon Walsh and Joely Richardson did a good job today.







    - Ike Conners: (to his wife) “Oh that’s rich. I get these breasts so I can be more in touch with my feminine side and what they’ve accomplished is putting you more in touch with your inner dyke.”











    Final Rating: It was a fun episode, but it just felt like a filler. 2 out of 4 stars.





    - Tim Bronx

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  • Ike wants female breats; Sean and Kimber have sex; Julia was mistaken for a hooker by some sleezy guy named Roger.

    7.6
    This is the first time I've watched this show and I think it's weird. Maybe I caught it on a wrong day but I just found it completely strange that Ike got female breasts to sort of see how his wife went through. Unfortunately, it had a negative effect and he wanted them removed and the Mrs thinks she may be bisexual.



    Kimber's doll, personally I found just weird because it looked very real and what shocked me the most was when Sean just lost it and actually had full sex with the doll. And those parts when it would be doll Kimber and then cut to it as if it were real Kimber. Then, the real Kimber came in and Sean had sex with her. Julia came in and seemed pissed.



    So she made herself look a little younger and wear a slinky black dress and go to a hooker bar and nearly hook up with some guy named Roger.



    It's all strange to me, basically this seems like softcore porn on cable. It's probably worse on other episodes but I didn't think it was all that great that I should recommend it to my friends, yet it was just bizarre. I guess this was somewhat mediocre. But I'm giving it a 7.6 anyway to be nice.moreless
J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons

Ike Connors

Guest Star

Jessica Steen

Jessica Steen

Amy Connors

Guest Star

Jeffrey Nordling

Jeffrey Nordling

Roger

Guest Star

Kelly Carlson

Kelly Carlson

Kimber Henry

Recurring Role

Kelsey Lynn Batelaan

Kelsey Lynn Batelaan

Annie McNamara

Recurring Role

Linda Klein

Linda Klein

Nurse Linda

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Featured Music:

      "A Boy Named Sue" by Johnny Cash (Live at San Quentin) (Ike Connors breast augmentation surgery)
      "Malibu" by 7-Hurtz (Sean & Kimber in bed)
      "Machine Says Yes" by FC Kahuna (Julia getting ready to go out to bar)
      "Tension On Sight" by 7-Hurtz (1st song at bar/Julia meets Roger)
      "Machine Says Yes" (Reprise) by FC Kahuna (2nd song at bar/Julia getting drunk/Roger invites Julia up to his room)
      "Alpha" by Elvis (Sean picks Julia up from Roger's hotel/Sean in his bedroom with Kimber doll)

    • Real Life Comparison: The patient in this episode is a male writer who wants to get breast implants as material for a new book. This is similar to Brian Zembick in 2000. He was a gambler who won a bet by getting breast implants and keeping them for a year. Unlike the episode's patient, Zembick decided to keep his breast implants because he liked the way girls responded to them. He famously showed them to the world on The Man Show.

    • When the doctors throw the breast implants around they are just packed loose in the box. However, in reality, breast implants are supplied in their own sealed sterile packets.

    • Day light can be seen through the windows when Julia is at the bar.

    • As Sean sits at home watching boxing and drinking, the fight has 0:14 left on the clock the first time we see a shot of the TV. The next time we see the TV, the fight has about 0:47 left on the clock. Talk about a time warp!

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Kimber: Excuse my language, Dr. McNamara, but your partner's a rude as***le who acts like he knows it all but in fact knows s**t.
      Sean: You're not the first to suggest that, Miss Henry.

    • Sean: Call me old fashioned, but I like a girl with a few flaws and a brain.
      Christian: And look at where that got you!

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Like in the movie "Love Object", a silicon-love-doll is alive in the fantasy of its user and has aggressive sex with it. This 2003 movie is about a socially insecure man who forms an obsessive relationship with "Nikki", an anatomically accurate silicone sex doll he orders over the Internet.

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