Queer as Folk

Season 2 Episode 6

Mixed Blessings

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Feb 10, 2002 on Showtime

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  • Ted continues his idea for the website which doesn't go as well as he planned, until he gets Emmett to help. Linze is not thrilled with the idea and Mel takes the heat for it. Mike meets a teacher that wants him to speak at his school.

    So i thought this episode was funny but serious at the same time. Ted's wild idea for this porn site is just that, wild. He basically put everything on the line for this thing and expected it to be a smash hit right off the bat like that? Come on Ted you're an accountant, how smart of an idea did this really sound like? Things are not going as well as planned until Ted and Emmett run into Zack O'Tool at the gym. They pitch an offer to Zack who wasn't interested at first but then decided he'd go for it. When Ted got over five hundred hits on the site of guys wanting to see Zack's O Tool, Ted got excited, until Zack called and bailed. The hits starting going down fast until a desperate Ted makes Emmett take Zack's place. The hits skyrocketed and apparently Emmett was thought to be bigger than Zack, possibly in more ways than one. Emmett saves the day and makes Ted some money. Later on at Babylon, Emmett gets to sign his first autograph, in an interesting place. Our little Emmett the porn star, who would've guessed. Meanwhile at dinner at Deb's, the boys and Mel are taking bets on how long (or rather short) Brian and Justin's relationship would last, as well as talking about Ted's site. Linze isn't thrilled and she goes off and she and Mel leave dinner. After listening to how Linze feels about all of this Mel confesses a secret to Linze. She pulls out a magazine and shows Linze that she had posed nude in it years ago to pay for college after her father cut her off when she came out. Linze is shocked but only for a little while, because Mel walks in on Linze having some fun of her own with this magazine featuring her girlfriend, even though she "doesn't like porn." This leads to an intimate moment between the ladies. Mike meets a man named Ben in the comic store who teaches gay studies at a college. Ben wants Mike to come speak at the school about gay comics and their relations to the class. Mike blows it off at first when he hears all the college kids making fun of it, but Ben asks him to come back. Mike is nervous at first but decides to just be honest and he gets other people to loosen up in the process. Mike later accompanies Ben home and discovers that Ben has written a novel. Ben gave him an autographed copy with a note. These two start making out already and when it seems things could go a little far Ben says he thinks they should wait. When Mike asks why Ben replies that he is HIV positive. On the other hand Justin thinks his relationship with Brian is going well and that Brian doesn't really look at guys as much as he used to. Just as he's explaining this to Daphne they walk into Brian's apartment to find him having sex with the very guy Justin said Brian blew off. This sparks Deb to have a conversation with Brian and tells him she knows Brian loves Justin as much as Justin loves him. He doesn't say it, but he doesn't have to. She then says to tell Justin, tell him what he couldn't tell Mike. Justin and Brian lay down some rules to their relationship. Some of them include they can't have sex with any person twice, no phone numbers or names exchanged, Brian has to be home by three in the morning, and he can't kiss anyone else on the mouth but Justin. I have to say Justin is willing to put up with a lot of crap. How could he be ok with this and have it not hurt? It should be interesting to see where this leads to. Another great episode, the season is flowing nicely as usual. I look forward to the next episode.
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