Queer as Folk

Season 2 Episode 8

Love For Sale

2
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Mar 03, 2002 on Showtime
9.1
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Justin's mother tries to talk to Justin into going to a party with people his own age. He brushes it off at first, but decides to go to the party. While at the party he gets bored and cruises people. But when a girl cruises him, he hides. He finds a guy who he knows is gay and starts to grab his cock. They then later go upstairs, and start to have sex. The guy then starts to develop a crush on Justin and with his evil Brian Kinney ways, Justin gives the guy an intimate kiss.
Michael tries to find his perfect match by trying online match makers.

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  • Oh, the angst

    9.0
    Lots of angst in this episode that I'm assuming will be key later on in the season. I wonder how Brian and Justin's relationship, as well as Michael and Ben's, will turn out. Intriguing set up and I'm curious to see the consequences.
  • Mike struggles with losing Ben and seeks help finding someone new. Justin finds a kid just like he was not so long ago and introduces him to the gay world Justin is now a part of, almost the same way he was brought into it. Emmett gets an admirer.moreless

    10
    The episode starts out with Mike hallucinating and seeing Ben everywhere. My experience with this type of break up is one after i was completely in love with the person for quite some time. I find it a little ridiculous that Mike is acting like he just lost his life long soul mate when they barely even knew each other. To try to get back into the swing of things, Mike makes an audio interview for dating, which Deb called in and listened to. That was pretty funny. He then makes a video and shows it to the boys and Mel and Linze. It is pathetic, so they along with Brian help sell him as sexy. He gets a really cute date and they sleep together. Mike then finds out that the guy has had more work done than Joan Rivers, and the guy even tells him he should consider having some done. After Deb keeps on Mike about going to see one of her match maker friends, Ida, he finally gives in to go see her/him. Ida turns out to be a drag queen or a cross dresser, not sure which yet. When she asks what Mike wants, he gives the complete definition of none other than Ben. She tells him where to meet mr. right so Mike goes there, and runs into Ben. Thinking this is who he was supposed to be set up with, he sits with Ben and tells him about it. Ben then informs Mike that he was there for a date, but not for one with Mike. In the meantime Emmett is having a grand old time with the website job. He is even doing themes now for the audience. He gets fanmail and winds up getting a rather expensive, beautiful gold bracelet. He accepts it against Ted's advice. When he is later talking to Deb outside a jewelry store, a limo pulls up to take Emmett somewhere. Emmett goes to be greeted by Caviar and Champagne, and gets brought to a mansion that could give the Playboy one a run for it's money. The man who's name is George, winds up to be like three hundred years old and wants to know how much Emmett charges for his services. Insulted, Emmett gives back the bracelet and takes off. George later shows up to apologize and give back the bracelet. Emmett rejects it but agrees to go to dinner with George. They wind up having a heart to heart and an empathetic Emmett feels sort of bad for the lonely old man. Although Emmett tells his friends that he and George said goodbye, he goes over to George's house later with lunch. I wonder what this will mean for these two? Just friends, or something more? You never can tell with Emmett. Justin and Brian continue their don't ask don't tell game, which has turned into more like a kiss and tell game. Brian sticks to the rules, but when Justin goes to Daphne's party after being encouraged by his mom and Brian, he meets a kid that was pretty much how he used to be. He was shy and quiet, looking around. Justin takes him to a bedroom and sleeps with him. The kid shows up at the diner the next day and Justin asks him not to come around. He says it didn't mean anything to him and he was pretty hard on the kid. I think he was even harder than Brian was on him. I hope the kid doesn't go kill himself or something. So this new game Brian and Justin have with smelling each other and guessing what their tricks were like is a little strange. Brian finds out that Justin slept with this kid, a virgin, which is fine at first. However, Brian tells that Justin had kissed the kid. I think this hurt Brian more than he showed, especially since Brian's not even doing that! And those were the rules Justin himself made! Great episode, can't wait to see the next one.moreless
  • Justin's becoming more like Brian every day.

    9.8
    Brian finally convinces Justin to go party with people his own age. So he decides to attend Daphne's party at her dorm. There he meets a gay teen, who he later finds out that is a virgin, but not for long. With the rules just established between him and Brian, he obviously either forgot them or thought that they only applied to Brian, because Jutin has already broken his promise. I figured though that if one of them would break the promise, it would be Justin, due to the fact that if Brian makes a promise he keeps it, and sticks by his principles no matter what. After losing his virginity to Justin, he becomes clingy, wondering when he can see him again. Justin of course does his Brian Kinney act and plays it off as if it was no big deal to lose his virginity. I did feel sorry for the kid because we all know how bad justin felt after Brian repeatedly did that to him.moreless
  • Brian regrets encouraging Justin to find friends his own age. He discovered he'd rather keep Justin for himself!

    8.6
    The scene with Justin, Brian and Jennifer is hilarious. Jennifer remains oblivious to the sexual exchange between Brian and Justin, both of whom looked like they'd explode if they didn't get Justin's mom out of the loft soon. It was so cute to see how much they wanted each other, which was made more evident by the fact that they were trying to restrain themselves from jumping each other.



    Brian is so sweet with Justin. He encourages Justin to make friends with people his own age, but when he realizes that Justin kissed another guy, Brian becomes scared at the thought of losing Justin to a younger man. It's so adorable how much he wants him. By the way, how in the hell could Brian tell that Justin kissed the guy? That's quite a skill he has. But I guess he knows Justin inside and out (no pun intended), and can tell where Justin's lips have been.



    Justin is so cruel to that boy. Brian was never that harsh with Justin. If he had been, Justin probably would have never tried to find Brian again. I blame Justin for breaking his own rules. You can see Brian was hurt by it, though he wouldn't admit it.



    But I adore the ending. Brian gives up "the game" to go home with Justin.moreless
  • Mini-Kinney

    8.3
    As Justin and Brian revel in their new found relationship and continue to get more and more passionate with one another we begin to see how much of a mini-Kinney Justin is becoming. While attending a hetro-hop at Daphne's request he encounters a young gay man and shares an evening with him, very similar to a certain evening he shared many moons ago with Brian. Straight down to the rejection and the devestation.



    We always see a bit of a slip up, when Justin is unable to follow one of his own rules (this is key to later in the season).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

Sean Orr

Sean Orr

Butler

Guest Star

Paul De La Rosa

Paul De La Rosa

Chauffeur

Guest Star

Sandy Jobin-Bevans

Sandy Jobin-Bevans

Adam

Guest Star

Sherry Miller

Sherry Miller

Jennifer Taylor

Recurring Role

Bruce Gray

Bruce Gray

George Schickel

Recurring Role

Makyla Smith

Makyla Smith

Daphne Chanders

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • After this episode, Brian never again encourages Justin to make friends with people his own age.

    • This is the first time Justin breaks the rules of his and Brian's relationship. Justin kisses another guy, and Brian knows it.

    • Actually, accounting calculators would word in just that way. For instance, you would push 2 + 2 + then = and get a total of 4.

    • Previous post not goof. Anyone who works with numbers knows that '+' then '=' will add the current number to itself. It will not produce an error.

    • When Ted is typing on his calculator, we see that he presses the '+' key and then '=' directly after that. A calculator would count it as an error if you type the '=' key after the '+' key.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Justin: We could go home, just the two of us.
      Brian: What about the game?
      Justin: Fuck the game.

    • Emmett: Well, in the modern retelling, the coach would be a limo, the delivery footman would be the driver, and Cinderella would, of course, be a fag rather than a woman since no self-respecting woman would let herself be enticed to a strange man's home with jewelry, a limo, champagne and caviar.

    • Justin: Can I take a break?
      Debbie: Take all the time you need. As long as you're back in five minutes.

    • Melanie: Just for your information, Lindsay and I fuck like crazy. We pant and drool like a couple of bitches in heat.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Script error: When Michael records his dating video, he says that he's 29. He's really 30.

    • In this episode Ted seemingly breaks the fourth wall of the series by speaking directly at the camera, and the audience, during the scene at the diner when Debs informs Mikey of her matchmaking friend.

    • If Michael's hot date from online looks familiar, maybe it's because he appeared briefly during Episode Two, Season One (the second half of the Pilot). He played a gay shopper in the Big Q who asked Michael where he could find men's jockey shorts. Later, Fat Marley saw him and his boyfriend holding hands as they walked down the aisle. She mocks them, Michael laughs, they look back, put down their baskets, and leave the store.

    • At last: an episode in which the characters do unpredicable things and speak dialogue instead of exposition!

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Scene: Emmett outside the jewelry store

      This scene is a direct homage to the opening sequence of the 1961 Audrey Hepburn movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's".

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