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Season 1 Episode 2


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 29, 2003 on FX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Twin sisters want plastic surgery done to look different from each other. Sean moves out so he can experience life as a single man. Matt decides to try and perform a circumcision on himself after his girlfriend sees his penis. Christian is plagued with thoughts of Julia.moreless

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  • A set of twins want to get plastic surgeory

    Six weeks after the events of the pilot episode, Christian has recovered and is struggeling with his feelings for his best friends wife and has to make a decision. The duo hires a psycologist to help with screening patients. Seasns wife starts up a new gift basket business with a friend, but is rejected by here friends when they find out she killed her daughters pet. Sean goes on a date with a psycologist from another practise, while Seans son attempts to circumsise himself. This episode introduces a more episodic format than the pilot, while continuing with intresting, exciting and dramatic storylines.moreless
  • Una luz de esperanza

    Bueno... parece que la confirmación de que el show se iba a realizar hizo lo suficientemente felices a los cirujanos como para empezar a afinar un tanto sus actuaciones. Celebro por ello.

    La trama mejora, los personajes cobran vida, la paleta del creador comienza a llenarse de colores (más cálidos que fríos).

    Cosas para mejorar (lejos por ahora del diez):

    .algunas story lines demasiado previsibles... - la fantasía de las mellizas - pene con bajo self esteem

    .rápida resolución de conflictos... - Julia y Christian cerca de causar un incendio california style - Sean ya se fue de casa - Sean ya flirtea con la doctora Santiago

    Mandi/Randi: To redeem.moreless
  • Sometimes even multiple glasses of wine don't help...

    Much slower than the pilot. Still good though.... it just felt like it needed a little more "juice".

    The case of the week was rather funny, especially the conclusion. This episode continued to show the contrast between Sean and Christian which drives the show. As predicted, I found Matt's silly circumcision storyline...well, silly. But the ending was good, he totally deserved it.

    Julia was much more into the storyline in this than the previous episode I thought actively showing emotions towards Chirstian and vica versa. Though they don't get together, this is a good indication of what drama is to come.

    Sean and Julia getting back together in the end was somewhat rushed, however I doubt its permanent. Overall, a good episode with solid character development, but it definitely needed just a little more magic.moreless
  • Snip Happens

    Sean and Julia's relationship continues to be pulled through the wringer. Ironically, it was only after their break-up that they could have great sex again for the first time in two years. Which is probably something psychiatrists could have a lot of fun with. I really loved their whole storyline in this episode, especially when Julia and Christian talked on the beach. Julia has this saintly view of Christian and what a perfect man he is, when it's clear that isn't the case. I really liked how Christian told her that if she wants somebody to be a father for her children and love her, she should stick with Sean. While it wasn't said in the kindest way, it was still kinda sweet of him.

    The surgery of the week was fun, and you just knew as soon as the Dante's appeared on screen that they'd soon end up in the sack with Christian. The look on his face when Julia found them was awesome. He'd obviously had a great time!

    Matt is just insanely stupid. He's been given all the right answers from both Sean and Christian, yet still decides to get all knife happy with his circumcision. Plus, if he just waited out a couple of years he could get the operation without parental consent. The closing moments are pretty ick-worthy though. The loud "snip!" noise was bad enough, but his slow realization that he's pretty much bleeding to death was hilariously gross.

    A great second episode which maintains the humor and visual style (loved that tanning bed sex scene) of the pilot.

    Director: Ryan Murphy

    Writer: Ryan Murphy

    Rating: Amoreless
  • This is why we watch!

    One of the main reasons that nip/tuck is so widely poular, it let's you see beuty's wrath on people who's sole purpose is perfecting themselves.Take Matt for example: he was always so self conscious about his penis that he was afraid to get intimate. Having relized that his worst fears are true when his girlfriend gets turned off and he's left to think. Shaun is always the exception. His downfall is the relationship to his family. He cannot seem to find th e balance that it takes to keep a family together. Christian, the dominant character, is giving us a look into the eyes of the worlds luckies guy.moreless
Caitlin Dahl

Caitlin Dahl


Guest Star

Melinda Dahl

Melinda Dahl


Guest Star

Katherine Disque

Katherine Disque

Temporary Anesthesiologist

Guest Star

Roma Maffia

Roma Maffia

Dr. Liz Winters

Recurring Role

Kelsey Lynn Batelaan

Kelsey Lynn Batelaan

Annie McNamara

Recurring Role

Nancy Cassaro

Nancy Cassaro

Suzanne Epstein

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Liz is revealed to be a lesbian, and that she has just ended a fifteen year relationship with a woman named Jan.

    • Featured Music:

      "Motherf**ker" by We Are Evolved (Christian with tanning booth girl)
      "Genetic World" by Telepopmuzik (Mandi/Randi surgery)
      "Coup D'Etat" by Sekou The Ambassador (Christian/Matt at strip club)
      "Walking On Space" by Smooth (Christian gets lap dance from stripper)
      "Over My Head" by Fleetwood Mac (Julia finds Christian in bed with Mandi/Randi)

    • The scene where Matt asks Julia for the cuticle scissors, the stove clock reads 6:40PM. Julia is to meet Christian 20 minutes later. This presents how strictly accurate the crew is.

    • Goof: When Matt and Julia have a talk near the end of the episode, Julia's hand goes from Matt's shoulder to Matt's cheek between each shot.

    • Dr. Santiago describes a former patient of hers as having attention deficit disorder while the symptoms she describes are for obsessive-compulsive disorder.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Christian: (after Julia walked in on him in bed with the twins) I'm sorry. I didn't mean for you to catch me in the middle of a Double-Mint moment right there.

    • Sean: I´m sorry, Liz.
      Liz: It´s alright, Sean. Actually, it was the best thing that ever happened to me. A shift has happened in me. I can feel it. I broke up with Jan because I want to be in love deeply. I sold my condo, I´m moving to the beach ´cause that´s always what I´ve wanted and I figured, "What are you waiting for?" What happened that night got me thinking. What if I can´t put off stuff until tomorrow because I don´t get another tomorrow?

    • Julia: Why haven't I had an orgasm in two years?!?
      Sean: Because I didn't want to work that hard.

    • Christian: I'm playing your game, Sean. For once just give me the God damn ball.

    • Julia: I'm starting a new business with Suzanne.
      Sean: Crazy Suzanne?
      Julia: Creative Suzanne.

    • Sean: Have you ever done twins?
      Christian: Mother and Daughter once but never twins.

    • Vanessa: (after looking at his crotch) It looks like a Sharpei.

    • Matt: (about his parents fighting) You guys need to stop dealing in stupid half measures and either shit or get off the pot.
      Annie: He said the brown word.

    • Julia: I should be back by 10. Dinner is in the fridge. Heat it up for five minutes at 350º. And, Matt, don't show Annie The Exorcist again.
      Matt: She needs to know that evil exists.

  • NOTES (7)


    • Christian: I'm sorry you had to catch me in the middle of a doublemint moment back there.

      Doublemint is a brand of gum that was advertised in commercials with twins. The tagline was "double your pleasure, double your fun."

    • Julia: Don't show Annie The Exorcist again.

      The Exorcist is a horror movie, directed by William Friedkin, about a daughter possessed by the devil. Unable to find a physical cause for her malady, she is ultimately suggested to an exorcism.