Queer as Folk

Season 2 Episode 15

Rage Against This Machine

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM May 05, 2002 on Showtime
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While high on E, Justin and Michael begin playing around and draw an idea for a gay super hero. The next day Justin and Brian are hung over but Michael is jazzed about the new character Justin created. The pair decide to begin work on the new character but quickly develop a major case of writer's block. They soon draw inspiration however from watching Brian on his treadmill. Soon after they are locked in alone together till 4am working on the new comic. When Justin finally returns home Brian begins to put the moves on him. Unfortunately for him, Justin quickly falls asleep.

Ted receives good news from the Academy of Pornographic Arts & Sciences telling him Emmet is going to receive the 'Crystal Dick' award for his outstanding achievement at Jerkatwork.net Emmet however is far from excited. He's greatly upset over George's death. When he arrives at George's house, his ex-wife is already cleaning the place out. Emmet announces he wishes to speak at George's funeral but she will here none of it.

Lindsay finds yet another thing to throw herself into; converting her attic to a studio. Melanie, as always is very concerned with how much it will cost. Melanie's exgirlfriend Leda offers to the renovations for them but Lindsay quickly turns her down saying she wants to do it on her own. The renovations however quickly turn into a disaster and Lindsay caves and asks her to do the work for them. Her only concession, she needs a place to stay.

Emmet is apauled at George's funeral. The words being spoken at the celebration of his funeral had nothing to do with his life. He rises to say a few words but is quickly grabbed by security and thrown out.

Meanwhile, back at Brian's place, the new dynamic duo are locked in a creative session. Pittsburgh's biggest man-whore is far from thrilled to see his loft converted to ground zero from the creative comic book bomb. He heads off to Babylon hoping to meet up with Justin and Michael later. While at the bar he picks up two hard bodies in an attempt to make Justin jealous but when he returns he finds Michael and Justin curled up (while fully clothed) on his bed together. In a rage Brian rips down, and rips up the artwork the pair had done. He completes the angry act by pissing on one of the pictures. The next day they confront him at the diner, he responds in silence. His silence is followed by a going over by Deb.

Ted tries in vain to get Emmet to go to the award ceremonies but he cannot bring himself to do it. Emmet then wins the Crystal dick award and Ted goes up to accept the award, but as he begins the acceptance speech Emmet shows up reads the goodbye speech he wrote for the funeral.

Brian reprints the comic artwork off of Justin's computer. After reading it he finds himself rather impressed by the story, and the artwork. When Michael and Justin arrive at the loft he apologises for being so immature, and then promises to help the pair sell their comic once its done.

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