Queer as Folk

Season 2 Episode 6

Mixed Blessings

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



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Debbie: Hasn't the kid been through enough without you causing him more pain?
      Brian: Stay out of it.
      Debbie: The fuck I will. I care about him. All you care about is...
      Brian: Getting my dick sucked. I think that's been firmly established. Now can we move on from there?
      Debbie: Look, all I want...
      Brian: Is to interfere.
      Debbie: You can call it whatever the fuck you want. I don't want Justin hurt.
      Brian: Well that's life, isn't it? Surprise.
      Debbie: You think you've got everybody fooled, don't you? Well not me honey. I've known you too long, and regrettably too well. And no matter how hard you try to deny it, I can tell you care as much about him as he cares about you. Only you haven't got the big hairy cojones to say it.
      Brian: Oh, well maybe I could borrow yours.
      Debbie: Well hey, whatever it takes... to admit that you love him. And I know that you do, despite all your efforts to never let another heart touch yours, and that's assuming of course that you have one; that little persistent kid has somehow gotten in under the wire. And that's what's happened, huh? Admit the truth. You love him, don't you?
      Brian pauses for a brief moment, then lets out a soft sigh.
      Debbie: I thought so. Then tell him. Tell him what you could never say to Michael.

    • Justin: Stop.
      Brian: Why? You got something better to do?
      Justin: Homework.
      Brian: We're in deep sh*t trouble. You're not still upset about the zucchini man, are you? I don't even remember it, or him. It was nothing.
      Justin: I know. It's just you being you. I know who you are. I don't expect you to change. In fact, I don't even want you to.
      Brian: Then, what?
      Justin: Why am I here?
      Brian: One night your mommy and daddy wanted to make a baby and...
      Justin: You know what I mean. Is it just cause you feel guilty about what happened? Answer me. Answer me. If I hadn't gotten bashed in the head would I even be here?

    • Michael: In ways that maybe no one intended, those superheroes were a lot like me. At work, they're meek, underappreciated… they're the guys that never get laid. And when they're around other people, they can never let anyone get too close for fear that their true identities will be discovered.

    • Ted: Internet access? Thirty-eight dollars. Adult porn site membership? Twenty-nine dollars and ninety-five cents.
      Michael: Watching men jerk off in the comfort of your own home? Priceless.
      Brian: Masturbate. The possibilities...

    • Brian: You were right. The reason I took you in was because you took a bat to the head. But it's not the reason I want you to stay. But... don't get the idea that we're some married couple, because we're not. We're not, like, fucking straight people. We're not like your parents. And we're not a pair of dykes marching down the aisle in matching Vera Wangs. We're queers. And if we're together, it's because we want to be, not because there's locks on our doors. So, if I'm out, just assume I'm doing exactly what I want to be doing: I'm fucking. And when I come home, I'll also be doing exactly what I want to do: coming home to you. Justin: Okay. I want some things too. You can fuck whom ever you want, as long as it is not twice. Same for me. And no names or numbers exchanged. And no matter where you are...no matter what you're doing...you always come home...by 2.
      Brian: 4.
      Justin: 3. One more thing: you don't kiss anyone else on the mouth...but me.
      (Brian kisses Justin on the mouth.)

    • Emmette: I just looove the bookish type.
      Vic: There's so much to learn...between the covers.

    • Ben: Excuse me, I'm looking for Wonder Woman.
      Debbie: You found her!

  • Notes

    • After this episode, Brian never kisses anyone else on the mouth except Justin.

    • Brian never breaks any of the relationship rules that he and Justin establish in this episode, with the exception of the night he spent in jail, but that's excusable.

    • Robert Gant joins the cast as a regular and makes his first appearance in the series in this episode.

  • Allusions

    • Ted: Internet Access, $38.00. Adult porn site membership, $29.95.
      Michael: Watching men jerk off in the comfort of your own home? Priceless.
      Brian: Masturbate the possibilities.

      This line is a play off of the MasterCard's Priceless commericals. The commercials always end with the slogan: "There are some things money can't buy, for everything else there's MasterCard."

    • Micheal: Superman, Spider-man, Sandman...
      While most people are well informed on Spider-Man and Superman, (the two most famous comic book characters, next to Batman and the X-Men), few people who aren't comic junkies know about Sandman. Sandman is a wonderful story by critically acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman, not Alan Moore.

      Thanks to Kris for pointing this out!!