Queer as Folk

Season 5 Episode 11

Fuckin' Revenge

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jul 24, 2005 on Showtime
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Fuckin' Revenge
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After the shocking incident at Babylon, Brian is forced to reevaluate his priorities in life and business, and so are Melanie and Lindsay. Meanwhile, Ben and Debbie show how much they love Michael. A vigil for the victims ends in chaos.

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  • The Happy Ending

    10
    If the series ended with this episode, it would have been sweet but not super realistic or entirely developed. Let's just say that while everyone else's scenes were fantastic too, the Brian and Justin interactions were stellar and had me screaming in joy the entire time.
  • the end

    10
    If you don't want to get your heart broken I suggest you taking this episode as the series finale, seriously the actual finale is not worth it
  • The best episode ever. I think I will have to watch it a few more times. :)))

    10
    When I taught that episode 510 was the best one I wasn't ready for 511.



    Not just that it was one of the most interesting (with lack of sex, but anyway) of all episodes it was an episode that we were waiting for for about 5 years.



    It begins with the funreal for which most of people taught it is Michaels, but it wasn't. It was Brians nightmare and the Begining of the new Life.



    Brian finally realized how priceless is unconditional love. I admire that he swollowed his pride and admitted that he was wrong. In one day he was able to forget about the ideas about the life he have had been creating during his llifetime.



    Hunters return is another surprise in this episode... I knew he will come back before or later, but they made it just perfect.



    And when I taught that there will not be more surprises Emmet and Ben show their 'wild side' when they hit homophobes that claimed that Michael (who is slowly recovering in hospital) should burn in hell.



    The absolute highlight of all Queer as Folk episodes are last 5 minutes when Brian (once more) tries to convince Justin that he will do everything for him to show him how much he loves him. Brian made a proposal Justin coulnd't refuse. But who could?



    I wonder what are they preparing us in last two episodes. I was expecting Brians 'I love you' in 513, but this is even better.

    I think that season 5 is the best of all. I am so sad because it is the last one because I will really miss 'my queer brathern'.moreless
  • This episode was amazing from start to finish...

    10
    This is the pentultimate episode for any fan of the series. So many amazing things happen in one episode, and yet, it doesn't clutter up the episode with all the goings-on.



    First is the tense beginning with Brian at a funeral, which is revealed as a dream sequence. Michael pulls through surgery, and is going to be ok (everyone breathes a sigh of relief). But things are just getting started in this climactic episode. Hunter's return was perfectly timed and is a welcome sight. Ted and Emmett's shock syndromes from the events of the club were intriguing. Especially for Emmett. For him not to be the first one to a vigil/event and be proud about it was a major shock, and it was good to see him get over it in the course of the episode.



    Ben and the protester...just wow. I still can't believe how long he beat him. It was an amazing moment of catharsis for Ben, who's always the upstanding, morally sound representative on the show.



    Finally there's Brian and Justin. Who would have thunk it? This is the moment every fan's been waiting for. They're finally together. The long awaited event couldn't have been done in a better way.moreless
  • This was the best episode ever!

    10
    Okay, I love QAF. I have from the beginning. But I will admit, this was by far my favorite episode.



    Well start with Michael who is in the hospital recovering from surgery. He looks a little better this episode and he finally woke up.



    Hunter came back! I just was hoping he would and there couldn't have been a better reason than Michael getting hurt. And I loved how Debbie was mean to him, but called herself his grandmother. I'm glad she was able to get him to admit he wanted to stay.



    This episode also had everyone's different ways of dealing with what happened.



    First Teddy, went into work overdrive and refused to go and see Michael in the hospital. He blamed himself for what happened to Michael, but in the end, it took a trick for him to realize that it wasn't his fault.



    Then we have Emmett who refused to come out of the house until Carl let him know that stuff happens and that you have to make the most of everyday. Which is true.



    Ben was trying to be all Zen and forgive the people who damaged his husband and killed several people, but one hateful statement and he almost killed a guy. I have to say RIGHT ON BEN!!! He made mincemeat of that guys face and rightfully so. And Emmet got in a hit too. It was so cute to see him showing off to Drew, how he bunched the guy.



    Brian and Ben had a bonding moment fleeing from the scene. And they had an interesting conversation about Michael and Brian's relationship. I think next week, we will finally be able to get it back on track.



    I knew last episode, when Dusty showed up, that she was going to either get really hurt or die. I just knew. But it is so sad, seeing that her partner has no right to her kids. And then Lindsey describing how the one baby stood at the grave, looking lost and the other childs birthday was next week and there was supposed to be a party. It was so very sad. But I'm glad Mel and Linds are back together, it was what I was waiting for.



    Now for the best part. Brian asked Justin to marry him! Yeah!!!! Okay, so at first Justin was right in turning him down, because Brian has been saying for 5 years that he doesn't not believe in love or marriage. Heck, up until a few days ago, he still felt that way. But Mel and Linds had it right, sometimes you don't know what you have until you almost lose it. I believe that Brian realized that he could not live with out Justin. And that if that meant he was going to have to give up his playboy ways and give up his loft and Babylon, then so be it. I loved his speech at the end. It was so Brian like. If you go back to old episodes, Brian had to be the most romantic of all of them. Because he didn't do the traditional flowers and candy. He did things that came from the heart. When he said he had one reason for wanting to marry Justin and it was because he would do anything to prove to the one person he loved, how much he loved him, that he would do anything, say anything, be anything for him. I got tears in my eyes.



    Sure a part of me kept thinking that this was so not Brian! He would never do this. But when you think about it. He was always changing to please Justin. Justin has always made him want to be better than what he was (which was not bad, don't get me wrong, I loved Brian!)Brian always did the unexpected were Justin was concerned from the very first season, when he went to the prom for Justin. So when you think about it, this is not so far a stretch.



    I will admit this, this was one freaking fantastic episode and loved the preview for next weeks episode, with Ted spitting out his drink when he gets the invitation. And Michael being disgusted. I can't wait until next Sunday!moreless
Sharon Gless

Sharon Gless

Deborah 'Debbie' Jane Grassi Novotny

Robert Gant

Robert Gant

Professor Benjamin 'Ben' Bruckner

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

Tim Doiron

Tim Doiron

Student #3

Guest Star

Lindsay Ames

Lindsay Ames

student #4

Guest Star

Oliver Becker

Oliver Becker

Ted's bathhouse trick

Guest Star

Sherry Miller

Sherry Miller

Jennifer Taylor

Recurring Role

Harris Allan

Harris Allan

James "Hunter" Montgomery

Recurring Role

Matt Battaglia

Matt Battaglia

Drew Boyd

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • As Emmett leaves the hospital waiting room, watch how he acts and moves. You can tell that actor Peter Paige is attempting to avoid running into the camera and is trying to go around it.

    • The bombing of Babylon left 4 dead and 67 wounded (11 critically).

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Justin: You're fucking unbelievable
      Brain: It's true, I am
      Justin: You... You bought this, you bought this palace!
      Brain: It's for my prince

    • Brian: Didn't you hear what I said to you last night?
      Justin: Yes, I heard. You said you loved me.
      Brian: Then how about marrying me?
      Justin: What? Stop being ridiculous.
      Brian: I'm not being ridiculous. I mean it.
      Justin: You don't mean it. How could Mr. I-believe-in-fucking-not-love mean it? You detest marriage. You detest anybody who enters into an imitation heterosexual union that by its very nature is doomed to fail. Did I get that right?
      Brian: Word perfect... But I've changed my mind.
      Justin: Well so have I. I have no intention of marrying someone who by his very nature is doomed to fail... Besides you're only asking because you're freaked out about what happened to Michael.

    • Ben: You're a terrible influence.
      Brian: I try my best.

    • Jennifer: The doctor doubled my dose of Prozac. Do you have anything to wash it down with?
      (Brian hands her a bottle of Jack Daniels.)
      Jennifer: Who do I look like, Judy Garland?

    • Justin: What changed your mind?
      Brian: I finally thought of one good reason to do it.
      Justin: And what is that one good reason?
      Brian: To prove to the person that I love how much I love him. That I would give him anything...I would do anything...I'd be anything...to make him happy. I am selling the loft and the club.
      Justin: Without even knowing what my answer will be?
      Brian: I am taking a chance on love.
      Justin: And you mean it?
      Brian: I never meant anything more.
      Justin: OK.
      Brian: OK?
      Justin: Let's do it.
      Brian: Say it.
      Justin: Yes.
      Brian: Yes what?
      Justin: Yes. Yes. I will marry you.

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