Queer as Folk

Season 3 Episode 12

Drugs, Sex and Lies

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jun 08, 2003 on Showtime
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Drugs, Sex and Lies
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Michael tries to adapt to the fact they have a third person living with them and he and Ben are arguing whether or not they should give him a key to the apartment.

Meanwhile Emmet is worried sick about Ted. Mel and Lindsay visit him and tell him that every penny of Gus' account have re-appeared, not knowing that Emmet replaced the money. He tells Mel and Lindsay that Ted disappeared two days ago.

While reading RAGE in Michael's store, Hunter's tells him that a hero like Rage would never exist. That very moment Brian walks in telling he is throwing a party.

Ted comes home and Emmet confronts him with the fact that he abandoned him for a white party and that he stole money from a baby. Ted says he changed and it's all in the past, but Emmet does not believe and trust him.

Hunter tells Debbie that he knew dumpster-boy and saw him leave with a cop on the night he got killed. Debbie tells this to the police but they say the case is closed by Stockwell.

Ted goes to Mel and Lindsay to tell them the truth about what happened. They say that saying sorry is one thing and meaning it is another. Emmet jumps in and he and Mel get into a fight, resulting in Emmet and Ted leaving.

Michael and Ben walk into Hunter doing a trick in their apartment with his new key. Hunter runs out and Brian picks him up later in the streets. He takes Hunter to the café where the killer goes to, so they can get evidence.

Michael tracks down hunter the next day and gives him back the key to the apartment, telling him that they are the ones who give him a roof over his head until he has better plans.

Emmet and Ted are having sex and Ted pulls out drugs. Emmet realizes Mel was right about Ted being a drug-addict, but tries the drugs with Ted.

Brain and Justin work together to get the killer's DNA, when Hunter walks into them. Brian tells hunter to leave because they are trying to get the killer's DNA. Hunter goes away but walks into the killer, offering himself and going with him.

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  • Depressing

    9.0
    Ted's drug problem and Hunter's actions make me sad but are necessary for the development of the plot. Hopefully they get back into their proper mindsets and do what's right (or are safe in general). Only two more episodes until the season's end, we'll see where it takes us...
  • Hunter gives a possible break in the case of Jason Kemp which leads everyone to check things out for themselves. Ted comes home a changed man. Mel and Linze have a talk with him. Ben wants to give Hunter a key to the apartment.moreless

    10
    So Ted finally shows up obviously crashing and everything. Emmett confronts him but also feels bad for him. Later on Ted talks to Emmett and says its done and over with. He didn't tell him about Paradise Motel but didn't deny having sex at the party over the weekend. He goes with Emmett to apologize to Mel and Linze. When they say they can't really trust him right away, Emmett gets angry. Mel and Emmett exchange some very harsh words that could possible even end their friendship. Vic talks to Emmet and Emmett asks him to take the party they were supposed to do together so he can stay home with Ted. Ted and Emmett get intimate and Emmett starts to cry a little. He's obviously unraveling. He pulls out some coke and asks Emmett to try it with him. Emmett acts like he doesn't want to but he does it anyway. These boys are not very bright. For one thing, you'd think Ted would have learned his lesson about drugs, what with having been in a drug induced coma. You would also think that Emmett would have Ted tested before he slept with him again, not knowing if the men Ted has been with were clean. I wonder what the future holds for these two. On the other hand Mike gives in to Ben's idea and gives Hunter a key to the place. He seems to be interfering in Mike and Ben's sex life in more ways than one. They are either trying to be quiet so they don't bother him, or they are too worried about him to do anything. Hunter brings a trick into the place and Mike and Ben walk in and throw the guy out, and confront Hunter. Hunter eventually gives the key back and leaves. Mike finds him later and gives it back and says Hunter is staying with them. Hunter doesn't come home but that is because he is out with Brian and Justin, who are on their own mission. Hunter told Debbie that he knew Jason Kemp and Jason owed him fifty dollars. Debbie gives it to him and he tells her what he knows. She tells Brian and he goes to Carl, after Debbie already tried. They're trying to protect Jim because that's where their orders come from, so Carl won't do anything. At first i thought Jim was the one who killed Jason, because he remembered him in the photo at the gay and lesbian center. Turns out it was another fellow cop who picked Jason up. Carl told Brian they need hard evidence. Brian tries to charm the cop and talk to him but he says Brian asks too many questions. Brian then tries to get Justin to talk to him, but Hunter shows up. He tells Justin to take a hike not knowing what he means to Brian. Hunter then wants to help maybe in an attempt to impress Brian. Brian says no, because the way Hunter wants to do it is by making the cop a trick. The cop shows up at Woody's but doesn't make it inside because Hunter meets him in the parking lot and propositions him. They take off. How stupid is this kid? The last time he saw this guy was when he saw Jason leave with him, and Jason ended up dead. I hope Brian and Justin or someone will be able to find him before he winds up the next dumpster boy. This could take Stockwell down for good, but i wonder if the boys and Debbie have possibly bitten off more than they can chew. Messing with a powerful man who has corrupt police officers working under him could prove to be more than messy.moreless
  • Wow!

    10
    So this is the unexpected event of the season. Ted continues down the dangerous path after meeting his new friends on his detour. But I never thought that things would get this out of hand. He decides to do the unthinkable and steal money out of Gus's college fund to take a trip down to Palm Springs. He totally disappears without a word, leaving Emmett scared and feeling helpless. I feel terrible for Emmett in this episode because he is completely in the dark about what is going on with Ted. No one expected this, especially not me. I mean here you have Ted, the most straight-laced character on the show who turns into a meth addict over night. Wow. And Mel and Linds were just as surprised to see their former friend steal money from their baby's college fund to go to a tweaked out white party in Palms Springs. Totally unexpected.moreless
  • Teddy

    7.4
    I could not believe how bad Teddy was already getting. To be so careless with drugs the way he was being was so out of character as it was but to take money from Gus, from a child. I mean that was filled with such shame and so the behavior of someone who has a serious problem. A serious addict. You feel so bad for Emmett as well, you can sense that Ted will drag him down right along with him and once they both land in that hole that neither one will be able to ever get out. While I feel bad for Ted I can not get over the fact that he stole something that was not only entrusted to him but belonged to some of his dearest friends. That is so unlike Teddy. Then when Teddy engages Emmett in his drug antics you can see it even more, he'll destroy Emm. Thankfully, once again, Emmett see's the light.moreless
Sharon Gless

Sharon Gless

Deborah 'Debbie' Jane Grassi Novotny

Robert Gant

Robert Gant

Professor Benjamin 'Ben' Novotny-Bruckner (Season 2-5)

Michelle Clunie

Michelle Clunie

Melanie 'Mel' Marcus

Peter Paige

Peter Paige

Emmett "Em" Honeycutt

Scott Lowell

Scott Lowell

Theodore 'Ted' Schmidt

Gale Harold

Gale Harold

Brian Kinney

Wayne Best

Wayne Best

Kenneth Reichert

Guest Star

Gary Brennan

Gary Brennan

Rodney

Guest Star

David MacLean

David MacLean

Hunter's old trick

Guest Star

Jack Wetherall

Jack Wetherall

Uncle Vic Grassi

Recurring Role

Harris Allan

Harris Allan

James "Hunter" Montgomery

Recurring Role

Peter MacNeill

Peter MacNeill

Detective Carl Horvath

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Emmett: Well I may be a silly faggot, but you know something, Mel? You're a cunt.

    • Justin: Look at all these old guys. Brian: Sad, isn't it? Justin: Yeah, some of them are even older than you are. Well, I guess at their age if they want it, they gotta pay for it. Brian: Another reason to die young. Justin: Or to accept the fact that youth and beauty are fleeting and that time will inevitably leave it's mark and that we should just accept our mortality with grace and dignity. Or not. Until then, I could really clean up in this place.

    • Brian: Twenty of Pittsburgh's hottest horniest hunks. And Debbie.
      Justin: I know how much she wants to be a gay man, but is it wise to encourage her?

    • Justin: So you're gonna take it lying down?
      Brian: That's generally how it's done.
      Justin: I thought you wanted to get even.
      Brian: I'd rather get laid.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Justin's quote to Brian ("You want to have fun, fun, fun 'til Daddy takes your freedom away") is an allusion to the 1964 Beach Boys song, Fun, Fun, Fun, which includes the line "She'll have fun, fun, fun 'til her Daddy takes the T-bird away."

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