Queer as Folk

Season 4 Episode 6

Death in the Family

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM May 23, 2004 on Showtime

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  • Brian has cancer

    Brian and Justin compete to snatch up the new meat that just moved to Pittsburg. They pull out all of the stops, but it no longer seems important after they recieve shocking news. Debbie and Vic get in a huge argument over not being invited to the house warming party. Harsh words are exchanged as she leaves, promising she won't be back. A day later, Michael and Emmett find Vic asleep on his recliner. Only he's not asleep, he's dead. Deb is distraught that those were her last words to her loving brother. Brian says that he was lucky to have the few extra years that he did, but Deb lashes out at him, saying that he shouldn't just toss it off like that. She demands that he leaves her house. He goes to Babylon to find some comfort. While hooking up with the new guy in town, a doctor, he notices that he has a lump on his left testicle, and reccomends that he get it checked out immediately. I can't believe that Brian of all people has cancer. A lot of people view him as sort of an untouchable person. Maybe this reminds people that he is capable of having the same things happen to him as the next person. Fantastic episode