Queer as Folk

Season 2 Episode 6

Mixed Blessings

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Feb 10, 2002 on Showtime
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Ben Bruckner, a customer at Michael's comic book store, teaches a gay studies course at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University. Invited by Ben to give a lecture on homoeroticism in superhero comics, Michael doubts his own intellectual abilities and fails to appear. Later, Ben reassures Michael, who, speaking from his heart, charms the students. Attracted to each other, Ben and Michael kiss as a prelude to sex, but Ben stops to warn Michael that he is HIV positive.

Meanwhile, Ted and Emmett enlist well-endowed porn star Zack O'Tool to appear live on Ted's failing, pornographic Web site, but he cancels at the last minute. Desperate, Ted persuades Emmett to perform in Zack's place, and, surprisingly, Emmett's appearance generates big revenue for Ted. Lindsay expresses disgust for pornography, but she becomes sexually aroused by Melanie's photos, taken during college, in an old men's magazine. Justin moves out of Brian's condo, but Brian asks him to return. The two negotiate certain ground rules for continuing their relationship.

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Who was the Episode MVP ?

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

Matthew G. Taylor

Matthew G. Taylor

Zack O'Tool

Guest Star

Matthew Finlason

Matthew Finlason

Twink

Guest Star

Gary Krawford

Gary Krawford

Dean Ryerson

Guest Star

Jack Wetherall

Jack Wetherall

Vic Grassi

Recurring Role

Makyla Smith

Makyla Smith

Daphne Chanders

Recurring Role

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