Season 4 Episode 10

Merrill Bobolit

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 07, 2006 on FX

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

    It is blast from the past week on Nip/Tuck, as Escobar and Bobolit return to brew up trouble.

    I never liked Bobolit. He was always way too pathetic to ever be sympathized with, and this episode didn't raise my opinion of him. Bobolit is still just as wretched as ever, to the point now of having Escobar’s name branded on his ass and becoming Escobar’s personal slave. I did enjoy Bobolit and Christian’s conversation about girls, though, specifically Kimber - their common enemy. I couldn’t help but laugh when Bobolit said Kimber’s “pimp hand is strong”.

    Bobolit said that despite how weak Kimber may appear, she is always in control. These words certainly ring true for her relationship with Matt. Kimber has Matt wrapped around her finger; ordering him around, yelling at him for not knowing what type of water she likes. Kimber treats Matt like her inferior and Julia’s right: for a marriage to work it has to be a partnership with mutual respect, something Kimber and Matt don’t have. Kimber is definitely the pants in their relationship; she’s the one in power. What bothers Kimber most about Christian is that she always ends up surrendering herself to him, and then loosing the power when he ultimately ends up hurting her. Despite how hard of an exterior Kimber puts on, it’s obvious she still loves Christian. Her relationship with Matt is just twisted payback against Christian for hurting her.

    Escobar is back, in all his evil glory. I’ve always wondered why Escobar didn’t seek revenge against McNamara/Troy for locking him up in prison. I never thought he would have the patience to plan a three year escape scheme, where he ultimately uses his information on McNamara/Troy’s actions (in the pilot episode) to blackmail them into turning his face back to its original form. Man, did he look creepy afterwards with all those stitches on his face or what?

    Final Notes and Quotes

    - Clever use of mirrors during Escobar’s consult.

    - Sean finally confessed to his affair with Monica, shortly after he found out about Julia’s affair with Marlo. I got to start keeping a cheating scorecard for these two: Sean-2, Julia-1.

    - Sean thought Escobar was another hallucination of his in that final scene.

    - Christian: “I’ve had enough torture for one day.”
    (Bobolit walks in)
    Nurse Linda: “Oh, I wouldn’t count on that.”

    - Escobar: “So should I tell you what I don’t like about myself, or is that too obvious right now?”
    Christian: “We’ll fix your face for you. Who do you want to look like, Charles Manson or Hitler?”

    - Matt: “It’s a wonder I turned out this well.”
    Sean: “Turned out well? Going from dating a transsexual to marrying a fated porn star is not doing well in my mind!”

    - Julia: (to Sean) “If we still love each other then why is it that all we do is hurt each other?”

    Final Rating: 4 for Escobar, 2 for Kimber and Matt. Overall, 3 out of 4 stars.

    - Tim Bronx