Season 2 Episode 9

Rose & Raven Rosenberg

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Aug 17, 2004 on FX



  • Trivia

    • Featured Music:

      "Don't Fear The Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult (Coming from college dorm room next to Sean & Christian's while studying for R&R's surgery)
      "Flower Duet" from 'Lakme' opera by Leo Delibes (Rose & Raven's separation surgery)
      "Deacon Blue" by Steely Dan (Sean & Renee - prostitute and Julia look-a-like - at bar)
      "Can We Still Be Friends" by Todd Rundgren (Christian/Sean/Renee 3-way at dorm room)
      "Flower Duet" from 'Lakme' opera (Reprise) by Leo Delibes (Sean & Christian put Rose & Raven together again post-death)

    • Real Life Comparison: Rose and Raven are conjoined twins. There have been many cases of surgeries separating twins. However, this episode has similarities to the 1991 separation of Gracie and Rosie Attard. The surgery resulted in the death of Rosie.

    • Ryan Murphy's signature is on one of the documents in Christian and Sean's file when they see the advisor about splitting up their business.

    • The clock in the surgery stays at 3:42, Raven's time of death, at the end of the episode. Whether this is intentional or a goof is unknown.

  • Quotes

    • Christian: We're not having a three way.
      Sean: Why not, everything else has been... I'll pay Julia.
      Renée: Uh, my name's Renée.
      Sean: Not tonight, tonight it's Julia (Christian blows out smoke while shaking head) ..isn't this what you've always wanted Christian? ...isn't this your dream? be with Julia and I here in this moment?
      Christian: You're crazy.
      Sean: And you haven't got the balls!
      Renée: Maybe I should come back?
      Christian: No....Stay Julia.

    • Matt: Look, what's happened between the three of you is painful. But we can fix this.

      Sean: Your mother slept with my best friend, and you were the result, and I didn't know for 17 years, so stop defending them!

      Matt: Yeah, and my mother is sleeping in a hotel because you kicked her out, and I can hear you crying thorough the walls at night, so don't you dare scream at me!

    • Sean: (about Julia) When you masturbate, do you ever think about her?
      Christian: Yes.
      Sean: Did you ask her not to marry me?
      Christian: No.
      Sean: Did you want to?
      Christian: Yes.

  • Notes

    • Lori and Reba really are Siamese twins joined at the head. They have been featured on multiple documentaries and news programs.

  • Allusions

    • Matt is playing "Halo" on his XBOX when Julia confronts him about him not answering the phone at Sean's house.