Queer as Folk

Season 5 Episode 12

Mr. Right (Never Broke a Promise)

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jul 31, 2005 on Showtime
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Mr. Right (Never Broke a Promise)
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Brian and Justin celebrate with the biggest choice of their lives. Meanwhile, Lindsay and Melanie make the final decision about their future, while Emmett makes his decision about his relationship with Drew. Ted appears to have found happiness at last.

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  • Calm Before the Storm

    10
    The wedding is announced and Debbie exclaims that Brian must have knocked up Sunshine. She also includes a great line (in this episode, I think) about a gangbang with dwarves. Overall I loved everything about this - all of them were happy, so happy, and it just pains me to think of what comes next...
  • The wedding of the century is announced. Michael and Brian finally make up. Emmett is alone again. Ted has an interesting boyfriend and people want to leave the country.

    10
    So, what a jam packed episode. And it's all leading up to the finale, which I know will make me cry. But anyway...We finally get to see Michael and Brian make up and be best friends again. I'm so happy to see that. My heart ached a little every time they would show them not talking to each other. They need each other. They are the only ones who have been there for each other through everything that has happened in their lives, way before Justin and Ben came along. They need each other. I love everyone's reactions to the announcement. Ted can really spit his coffee far. LOL! And I love how into the planning Brian really does seem to be. Like he said...He would be all for it (not his exact words, but that's what he meant). And when he wants something, he throws his whole self into getting it. And I love the registering at Prada. LOL!



    Emmett and Drew..sad to see them end cause they were a cute couple, but Drew does need to play. He's hot and he has this whole new world open to him. I can always imagine that he finds his way back to Emmett when he's done playing. LOL!



    Ted...not sure I like the new boyfriend. He was so excited about his birthday party. I mean that's all he practically talked about the entire episode and then just like that, he'll cancel it. I don't know....



    And Mel and Lyns wanting to move to Canada. I wasn't surprised at Michael and Brian's initial reactions, but then when they each changed, that was a little shocking. And of course, Justin is the one yet again to make Brian see things a different way. And I especially love the playground scene between Lyns and Brian. I shed some tears. "I don't want you to go Wendy." "I have to Peter." Just those 2 sentences and I'm practically balling. I am a little ticked at Lyns though for working on taking 2 important people out of Brian's life. First Gus and then Justin. At least leave him one thing so he can have some happiness in his life. And finally, I love how happy and loving and just everything Brian and Justin are in the episode. I'll be extremely sad to see it end. At least I have my DVDs.moreless
  • Everything's going perfectly...for now

    10
    The moment I have been waiting for, for 5 years but would've sworn would never happen: Brian and Justin tying the knot. They are the perfect couple and they have been since they met on the corner across the street from Babylon. Yes there have been many ups and downs through the years, but there isn't one time that they ever stopped loving each other, even when they were apart. For Brian to admit that he loved Justin was a huge step for him to take, but he knew that that wouldn't change things, that Justin would still ultimately want to get married. So when Brian popped the question, I was in complete and utter shock, though I loved every moment of it. What better way to end the series than have the show's favorite couple do the unexpected and get married, something I know every true Queer as Folk fan has wanted from the beginning. Justin reminds Brian that he is the only one that hasn't broken a promise to him, and that painting in New York isn't his chance of a lifetime, Brian is. I was so thrilled when I thought they were getting married, but the next episode deffinately put a damper on things.moreless
  • We're getting married!

    10
    As Brian and Justin plan and celebrate their new found engagement the gang all recieves their announcements. They all take it in hilarious humorous ways. Ted nearly gags, Lindsey and Melanie crack up, Debbie thinks Brian knocked up Sunshine, and Michael is so less then please especially considering Brian called him the defector and is now asking him to 'come celebrate our commitment'. However, this spurs the pair to finally mend their rift and get back to being best friends. However, a lot of this joy is kind of put on the back burner when Mel and Linds decide to move to Canada but require Brian and Michael's blessing because of the children. Now, as expected Michael is unsure about the move but by the end he accepts and it gives his blessing but Brian is another story. He assures them that they can go but says that Gus must stay in Pittsburgh. This is very unexpected but at the same time is kind of touching. Brian, wanting another chance with his son, doesn't want him to leave. That's sweet. Gus isn't the only one that he'll lose, too. We get to see a light more insight into how much Brian has actually change and how he feelings on love have really changed, too. Not to mention, we get a little throw back to the series premiere and a great scene with Brian and Linds.



    I practicly grit my teeth is this episode though, just because I know what it coming and it's practicly all I can think about.moreless
  • Weither we see each other in a week, a month, or never again...

    10
    Going into the series finale of \"Queer as Folk\" I had no real expectations. From the plots of the last 11 episodes of the season, I had no idea where the show could go in its last foray, and I had no thoughts about what it will be like when it got there. And let me tel you that I have gone through my fair share of series finale\'s. Some of them bad: Friends, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Popular; some of them okay: Angel, Party of five, & Felicity; and some of them wonderful: Dawson\'s Creek & Roswell. But none of them left me with such a feeling of fulfilment.



    That is the word that I would use to describe Queer As Folk... the plot to the finale and themes where very simple. The plot was basically the main characters saying goodbye to the lives, loves, family, and feelings of the past years and become mature enought to accept what life will throw at them. The Theme goes to show that thigns may change, but you always have memories and the people to share them with weither or not you actually talk to these people anymore.



    With any ending be it graduation, going away, or death there is always a mixed bag of feelings... The excitement about the challenges that lie ahead, the grief that comes with know the fact that many things are going to change, that sense of wonder: what will become of me now. The Finale showed that beautifully, showing all the characters from where they started bacially to when they\'ve grown up. Bryan Kenny grew up when he acknowledged that he loved someone more than ever, but he also knew that the path he choose to the follow the love was not fair to either him nor Justin. Emmet finally finds a person from home, a place of torment and nothing but bad memories, whom is actually on his side. Ted goes back to his roots with Blake, yet they are both older and wiser now. And Justin, he went from the naive little boy into a full grown man over the course of teh series... he is now fully ready to make his mark on the world. Michael too in a sense has gone from the doe-eyed boy to the Patricark of the group.



    I don\'t think that I could have come up with a more realistic, and satisfying way to end one of the most revolutionary series of my time... But I don\'t have one thign to say it: They better damn well come home for christmas (either in the fans hearts or on showtimes airwaves, either way).



    Goodnight \"Queer as Folk\" Thank you for the memories, the porn, the relationships, the thought provoking stories, the courage, and the feeling of hope... Thank you for everything, and good luck!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

Ben Bass

Ben Bass

Tad

Guest Star

Horace Abel

Horace Abel

Iron Man #1

Guest Star

Jefferson Guzman

Jefferson Guzman

Dizzy Queen

Guest Star

Harris Allan

Harris Allan

James "Hunter" Montgomery

Recurring Role

Matt Battaglia

Matt Battaglia

Drew Boyd

Recurring Role

Peter MacNeill

Peter MacNeill

Detective Carl Horvath

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Justin: Will you listen to me. Are you listening?
      Brian: Yeah. I'm listening.
      Justin: You're not your father. You love your son. Now, what's it gonna' take for you to admit it? Another bomb?

    • Tad: Ted talks about you all the time.
      Emmitt: If it can't be repeated, it must be true.

    • Justin: What are we gonna call it? Mandalay? Zanadu? Wuthering heights?
      Brian: I'll leave the christening up to you.
      Justin: Britin!
      Brian: Bri... tin?
      Justin: It's amazing, isn't it?
      Brian: I wouldn't go that far.
      Justin: I mean that it's really happening.
      Brian: I can just see their faces when they get their announcements.

    • Justin: No, but I have been to Hollywood. They gushed too, remember? Made a bunch of bullshit promises. What makes you think New York would be any different? The only one who never broke a promise is you.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Music in this episode: "This mess we're in" by PJ Harvey feat. Thom Yorke from the album Stories from the city, Stories from the sea (2000)

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