Queer as Folk

Season 3 Episode 8

Hunt(er) For Love

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Apr 27, 2003 on Showtime



  • Trivia

    • The original scene where Justin will kiss Brian: Justin is supposed to push Brian to the wall near the door and kiss him. But they changed it because when Randy(Justin) pushed Gale(Brian) to the wall, the wall cracked.

    • Brian (in the gym) and Michael (on the tape) both were called/said (respectivly) they were 29, even though BOTH had their supposedly DeathDay when they turned 30 prior.

  • Quotes

    • Justin: Oh, I love this song. Do you like this song?
      Brian: It fills the void.
      Justin: I haven't danced in forever.
      Brian: Knock yourself out.
      (Justin looks at Brian, then looks away.)
      Justin: No rush. I've got all night.
      Brian: Don't you have to be at work in the morning?
      Justin: So do you.
      Brian: Yeah, the only difference is, I don't have to impress my boss so he doesn't fire my ass. (walking away from Justin and the bar.) Thanks for the drink.

    • Justin: Brian.
      Brian: The ubiquitous Justin Taylor.
      Justin: Fancy meeting you here.
      Brian: Fancy that.

    • Emmett: I feel like the town slut on prom night! Again!

    • Justin: I don't do boyfriends.
      Brian: Since when?
      Justin: Since we broke up.
      Brian: What happened to the love that was going to last for an eternity?
      Justin: Eternities aren't as long as they used to be.

    • Brian: Orange is the new blue? What the f*** was that? Justin: She asked me. Brian: Well, who told you to answer? Justin: I was just trying to be helpful. Brian: By undercutting me in front of the client? Your job was to put up the boards, which you could barely do, and keep your mouth shut. Justin: I'm sorry, it won't happen again. Brian: You're damn right it won't. You're through. Justin: Are you firing me? Brian: You wanted the job experience right? Lesson one: You f*** up, you're gone. Justin: But you got the account. Brian: And she got my balls, thanks to you. Justin: Brian. (pauses) Mr. Kinney. I would appreciate it if you'd give a second chance. Brian: I never should have given you the first one. Now, pack up your sh*t and go home. Justin: I guess I should have expected this. After all, you never wanted me here to begin with. Didn't wanna have to see my face everyday when you came into work. Although I guess a part of me was kinda hoping that eventually you wouldn't mind it. Maybe you'd even get used to it. I guess I was wrong to think that…hmm… f*** it! Never mind. Brian: What? When your little romance with Paganini junior was over you could come running back? Justin: Yeah, something like that. Brian: (laughs) Sorry. Justin: I know. It's stupid. Brian: Almost as stupid as falling for his bullsh*t in the first place. But, you're young, inexperienced. Justin: What? And you're so smart? If you had any f***ing brains at all you never would have let me leave. You would have told me I was making the biggest mistake of my life; that I would live to regret it. That what you gave me was worth a thousand...a million times more than anything he had to offer. You would have told me that you loved me. That you would go on loving me even after I was gone. Brian: Is that what you were waiting to hear? Justin: Yes. But as usual, you never said it. So, it's just as well that I go. (Justin starts to leave but Brian grabs Justin's arm) Brian: That is so like you! You don't hear what you want, so you leave. Try standing up for yourself, for a change. Have some balls! (Justin kisses Brian)

    • Brian: So, how's it going, Taylor?
      Justin: Good. Everyone's incredibly nice. And I've already learned more than I would in an entire semester of school.
      Brian: That's great.
      Justin: Which says a lot about you, actually.
      Brian: About me?
      Justin: Yeah, they say the tone of the work place is established from the top. So it's a great compliment to you that you have such a dedicated and hard working staff.
      Brian: Maybe I was a little hard on you. Now, get back to work.
      Justin: Yes, Mr. Kinney.

    • Justin: I was going to tell you.
      Brian: When?
      Justin: After I got the job.
      Brian: Ah..you don't have the job until I sign off and I don't sign off until I ask the potential candidate a few questions such as: what the f*** are you doing here?
      Justin: As part of our degree candidacy we're required to get 3 credits of practical experience in our chosen field. So, I wrote a letter to the head of your art department saying I wanted to intern, submitted my transcripts, samples of my work and here I am.
      Brian: Here you aren't. There are other agencies where I don't work.
      Justin: That has nothing to do with it. Vengard is the best. Working here would look great on my resume. I'll make important contacts. I'll learn things that I wouldn't learn in classroom.
      Brian: Learn them someplace else.
      Justin: That's not fair. I was accepted here solely on my merit. It had nothing to do with you. I thought you'd be pleased.
      Brian: To see your face everyday?
      Justin: I had no idea that our former relationship was still a problem for you .
      Brian: Who said it was a problem? And who said that we were ever in a relationship?
      Justin: Well, then, I can see no reason that you would object to my completing my education. That you're paying for.
      Brian: Well... just... don't expect any special treatment.
      Justin: I never have.

    • Justin: I gave it some thought and decided you should take me back.
      Brian: Oh?
      Justin: Even though I've made a few mistakes, I think you'd be making an even bigger one not giving me a second chance.
      Brian: I see.
      Justin: Cause now I understand what it is you want of me. And I know what I can expect from you.
      Brian: You also understand you'll be required to work long, hard hours -- sometimes deep into the night?
      Justin: It would be a pleasure to work under you...Sir.
      Brian: And you're never to play violin music in my presence again.
      Justin: I promise.
      Brian: Good. Well then, you can start immediately.

  • Notes

    • Music in the Episode
      "Lover's Spit" by Broken Social Scene
      "Loretta Young Silks" by Sneaker Pimps
      "Mr. Lonely" by Deborah Cox
      "Never (Tiesto Mix)" by Roc Project Featuring Tina Arena

  • Allusions