Queer as Folk

Season 3 Episode 7

Stop Hurting Us

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Apr 20, 2003 on Showtime
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With Melanie at his side, Ted faces court on charges of employing a minor in his adult web site business. The bail is set at 100.000 $. Ethan recaps his previous night's success with Justin who is jealous of Ethan's admirer(s). Debbie pisses-in on Vic's new poz boyfriend Rodney. Thanks to Ted's demise, chief Stockwell is scoring points with his voters and Brian is to help him "purify" Liberty Avenue. Michael is vividly contemplating the whole "I'm sick, you are not – thus, you don't understand" situation with Ben which only escalates with Ben's steroid-induced rage and the upcoming memorial service for his ex. Ted is out on bail but is sure to stand a though trial. Desperate, he decides to ask Brian to pull some of his Stockwellian strings bur fails to enlist his support. Michael and Brian try to work on the 2nd edition of rage. Emmet shows up at Brian's office and begs Brian to help Ted. Vic invites Rodney over for dinner, introducing him to Debbie and Michael. Rodney shares his view on poz-neg relationships. Brian and Stockwell share a game of racquetball and later, in the steam room, Brian persuades him not to pursue the Schmidt trial. Justin and Ethan share a romantic moment only to be interrupted by a visit from Ethan's new admirer. Fed up with Ben's behavior, Michael confronts him in an interesting manner. Ethan admits his unfaithfulness to Justin and after a short "Relationships 101" discussion Justin takes off Ethan's ring and leaves him. Melanie informs Ted that the prosecution decided to go easy on him so he will have to shut down his web site in exchange for his freedom. After a night spent on the couch, Ben tells Michael that he will stop using steroids and invites him to the memorial service. Melanie gets pregnant. Ted and Emmet have to give up the house due to Ted's court fees. While cruising Babylon's backroom, Brian sees Justin betting busy with a guy and they share glances. Curtains.

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Sharon Gless

Sharon Gless

Deborah 'Debbie' Jane Grassi Novotny

Robert Gant

Robert Gant

Professor Benjamin 'Ben' Novotny-Bruckner (Season 2-5)

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

Gary Brennan

Gary Brennan

Rodney

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Jason Carter

Jason Carter

Rollins

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Rosemary Dunsmore

Rosemary Dunsmore

her honor

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Jack Wetherall

Jack Wetherall

Vic Grassi

Recurring Role

Makyla Smith

Makyla Smith

Daphne Chanders

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Fab Filippo

Fab Filippo

Ethan Gold

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