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.
Deborah 'Debbie' Jane Grassi Novotny
Professor Benjamin 'Ben' Bruckner
Melanie 'Mel' Marcus
Emmett "Em" Honeycutt
Theodore 'Ted' Schmidt
Why was Peter MacNeil in the "Previously on Queer as Folk" section? He did not appear in the episode, and Deb was only in it for one scene.
Justin: All this time I've been fooling myself, thinking he loves me.
Michael: He does love you.
Brian: I don't do jealous. Jealous is for lesbians.
Brian: It's fucking four in the morning.
Michael: Creativity doesn't punch a time clock!
Brian: Oh my God, that is so profound. Can you hold on a minute while I write it down?
Brian: Finally you two boys will have something in common besides me. What a relief not to be the center of everyone's universe.
Brian: What kind of dyke are you? You can't even handle a power tool.
Lindsay: Oh, go and play with your son.
Melanie: While you still have your legs.
(Nighttime at Babylon, Michael and Justin are drawing a character on a coaster while high on E. They stare at a go-go boy...)
Michael: (stopping someone from using their drawing) Whoa, oh! He's too hot to be a coaster!
Justin: That's the magic of Ecstasy! Everybody looks good!
Michael: Good?! He's practically a superhero! All he needs is a spandex bodysuit and he's ready to save the universe!
Justin: (draws a bodysuit) There! How's that?
Michael: Now he just needs an insignia on his chest.
Justin: Uh, a lightning bolt? (Michael makes a face)
Justin: Uh, an atom?
Michael: An E! (Excited, Justin draws an "E" on the figure's chest)
Michael: And a mask, of course.
Justin: Of course! (draws a mask) Oh, and a cape?
Michael: Capes are so last century. He does need a superpower. He wouldn't be a superhero without one.
Justin: How about paralyzing beams that radiate from his dark, smoldering bedroom eyes?
Michael: Ooh, better yet: de-materializer rays that shoot from the megablaster he keeps concealed in his supershorts. (Justin laughs as he draws that. From behind, Brian approaches)
Brian: What are you girls all giggly about? (picks up the coaster) OK, no more drugs for you.
Brian: I'm not an asshole, I'm just drawn that way.
Ben: Something tells me we've been stood up.
Brian: Over a comic book.
Ben: More than just a comic book. There's nothing as sexual as the act of creation. When I'm writing and it's pouring out of me, I swear to God, I'm like, completely turned on. Sometimes, I even get a hard-on.
Brian: Is that what they mean by "stroke of genius?"
Ben: It's the fucking greatest orgasm there is.
Brian: You have your orgasms between the pages, I'll have mine between the sheets.
Ben: I bet it's the same with Michael and Justin. What they're sharing is the most intense form of intimacy there is. Nothing, not even the hottest fuck in the world, can come close. Let's have another drink, while our boyfriends are cheating on us.
Justin: Don't tell me you're going to forgive him.
Michael: Who said that?
Justin: Knowing you guys' dysfunctional history, you'd put up with anything.
Michael: Well, you'll be happy to know that even a glutton for punishment eventually gets his fill.
Brian: You're doing that wrong.
Melanie: How do you know?
Brian: When it comes to measuring wood, I'm an expert.
Marvel Comics has an established superhero named Rage. The African-American character debuted in The Avengers #326 (Nov. 1990). Elvin Haliday, 13, hid in a sewer while escaping bullies and ended up having toxic waste dumped on him. The chemicals prematurely aged him into an adult and gave him super-strength and invulnerability. He used his powers against local thugs and drug dealers, while also joining the superhero teams the Avenger and later the New Warriors.
The beginning and ending of the episode were made to look like a comic book.
Music: Yello - Oh Yeah!
Brian: I'm not an asshole, I was just drawn that way.
Alludes to Jessica Rabbit's line "I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way" in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Michael: I was thinking we should have a chiropracter as a villain.
This is reference to the Season 1 character David, chiropracter and Michael's ex-boyfriend.
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