Queer as Folk

Season 2 Episode 11

The Wedding

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Mar 31, 2002 on Showtime
9.3
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Lindsay's and Melanie's wedding is coming up and they get a tarot card reading. It is a negative reading about their wedding day but the two refuse to listen. Michael and Ted are buying a wedding gift while Vic gets a job.

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  • Made Me Cry

    10
    Despite the lighthearted nature of this episode, it packed a punch in terms of characterization and pathos. Brian once again showed his not so subtle way of caring and each member of the gang contributed to what was eventually a wonderful ceremony. That last scene made me grin - it was beautiful.
  • DAMMMNNNN!

    8.0
    OME. brian lookEd fuckkin hawttt at d whitE party. :O LOL XD

    d EpisodE was okkay. i think mEl nd lindsay shud hav takEn d tickEtz nd brian cud attEnd d wEdding.
  • Do Justin, Lindsay or Michael - Brian's friends - get him at all?

    9.5
    This was very painful to watch, because none of the characters really seem to understand Brian as much as they could. As usual, it was Brian who organised everyone so that the wedding could go ahead. This was what Melanie and Lindsay really wanted and Brian made sure they got to be married. He also ensured that all the characters could participate in the nuptials, each in their own way. He really wanted to be there, hence he donated the tickets to Florida as a wedding present. He ensured that they had the rings they wanted. Brian to the rescue again! How did the other characters react? By declining his gift of attending the wedding and of the tickets and telling him that he really should go off and have sex with as many men as possible - "you know that's what you want". Do they really not get him at all? All Justin had to do was say he wanted Brian to stay for the wedding too, and Brian would have stayed. Instead, the final scene is Brian dancing by himself in Florida, totally missing out on the family occasion.



    I found this episode very distressing - because none of his friends get him at all.moreless
  • Mel and Linze struggle to have the wedding of their dreams, but it seems the alignment of the planets won't permit it. Brian wins a trip to Miami to attend the White party. Mike and Ted try to decide what to get the girls for a present.moreless

    10
    The episode starts out at a lesbian club, which is playing a song i really like called Rebel Girl, by the band Bikini Kill. I thought i was the only person who still listened to them! Anyway, they run into the psychic Mysterious Marylin, who tells them something about Mercury is not not in favor of them and get married this weekend would be bad. Apparently it would be chaotic because of miscommunication and imbalance, and it just wouldn't work. However, she tells them sometime in June they will redecorate their dining room in Aqua and Maroon and it will be fabulous. I thought that was funny. Not believing in all this mumbo jumbo, the girls decide they are going to go through with it anyway. However, when everything starts going wrong from the personalized rings getting lost, Linze's dress getting ruined, the caterer canceling and so on, Linze has two panic attacks in the process. The scene where the girls are arguing in a sweet tone about whether or not they could fit everyone at their house was hilarious. Linze calls off the wedding and thinks the planets and everything going wrong is a sign that they shouldn't get married because they are lesbians. Mel shows up in tears to tell Brian. Brian saves the day when he gets everyone to help out and make sure these girls get married, before he leaves to go to the White party. He and all the friends save the day and the girls can get married after all. I thought the woman who married them was funny when she said they could seal the deal with a little suck face. So Brian wins the trip to Miami and is excited. He tells the girls he's not going to be at their wedding which the protest at first, but after he explains what his behavior would be like they tell him to have a nice trip. He decides to take Justin who breaks the news to the girls that he's going too. Deb tries to pick at Justin's conscious and get him to at least stay. Justin tells Brian he's staying. Brian tries to give the two tickets to Miami to Mel and Linze for their honeymoon with an earlier flight, and says he'll watch Gus. Linze says no that it wouldn't be right for Brian to be trapped here instead of out doing what makes him happy, and she said she wanted him to go, so he did. When the girls tossed to boquet at the end, Brian caught one at the White party. A sign? In the meantime Mike and Ted are looking for a present to give the girls for their wedding. Mike thinks it should be something romantic, so he thinks of getting them something sexy to wear like a teddy. Ted thinks they should get power tools. Ted gives Mike five hundred bucks to pick something out. Mike gets cornered by some peddler on the corner who sells him some African Art thing that is hideous, and Mike blows all the money on it. Ted is angry when he finds out and the two fight, up until the wedding. After the ceremony the boys make up. I swear Michael is so stupid sometimes, i wonder what goes through his head. On the other hand Emmett decides he wants plastic surgery to have some work done to his butt. George tries to talk him out of it. Emmett goes to the doctor and even gets a live show of models showing what kind of butt he can get. Emmett later decides he'd rather spend his butt fund to help Mel and Linze's wedding. Lita was in this episode too, bringing the ruined dress to Linze and at the club. We've been seeing a lot more of her lately. It seems like she's friends with both the girls now. Anyway, this was a great episode as usual.moreless
  • Mel and Linds get married... but not without a few, or a lot, of bumps along the way.

    10
    I love this episode. i think it's really fun and exciting. Everyone chips in to help Mel and Linds' day be perfect, even if Mercury is in retrograde. While having a raffle at Woody's, Brian wins a trip for two to Miami, but it just so happens that it's right over Melanie and Lindsay's wedding. He invites Justin along, although he turns him down later saying that he'd rather be at the wedding. Everything is going wrong with the party planning, so Brian makes sure that everything is takken care of for them. He assigns everyone to their own personal job, while he basically does nothing. In the end everything goes perfectly. A very light-hearted episode, but none-the-less, very fun.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

Frank Chiesurin

Frank Chiesurin

Bartender

Guest Star

Shamba Amni

Shamba Amni

Jamal

Guest Star

Keith Knight

Keith Knight

Dr. Beamer

Guest Star

Jack Wetherall

Jack Wetherall

Vic Grassi

Recurring Role

Bruce Gray

Bruce Gray

George Schickel

Recurring Role

Nancy Anne Sakovich

Nancy Anne Sakovich

Leda

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Even though Brian is shown to be naked in the tanning booth, when he gets out, you can see the waistband of some sort of lower body covering.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Brian: I think you're a selfish, heartless asshole. Keep up the good work.

    • Melanie: (about organizing the wedding) I hear you're the one responsible for this.
      Brian: I don't know what lying asshole told you that but I suppose a man in my position has to endure such attacks against his character.

    • Melanie: Baby, please. You have to eat.
      Lindsay: What for?
      Melanie: You need to keep your strength up to feel miserable.

    • Michael: You know what I think it is? I think you're afraid to let anyone know that you love them, that you have feelings like the rest of us. It's okay to be human, you know.

    • Brian: Think... you don't really want me there, do you? I'd have to be chemically dependent just to show up. I'll be drunk, I'll be bored, not to mention better looking than the brides. I'll offend all the dykes, I'll heckle the ceremony, table dance at the reception, and inevitably fuck every good-looking guy - gay, straight, or undecided - in the place. Finally, I'll pass out, naked, bitching about the cheap booze. You'll lose your dignity, your friends, and your shirts paying for the damages. Hell, I'm doing you a favor getting out of town.
      Melanie & Lindsay: (simultaneously) Have a safe trip.

    • Melanie: Honey, there is no way we can squeeze that many guests into our house
      Lindsay: Baby, we can move all the furniture into the garage!
      Melanie: Lambskin, you'd have my thousand-year-old aunt stand all night.
      Lindsay: Pudding pie, she has a walker. She can lean.
      Melanie: And what if somehow, (pinches Lindsay's cheek) my little love button, we manage to overcome the laws of physical science and pack 'em all in...what the fuck are they going to see besides each other's nose hair?!
      Lindsay: You're not even trying to make this work!
      Melanie: And you're not even trying to make sense!
      Lindsay: There's no need to be abusive!
      Melanie: (back to being sweet) I wasn't being abusive, I was merely expressing....frustration.
      Lindsay: So now I'm frustrating?
      Melanie: I didn't say that! Ugh! (grabs hair)
      (knocking)
      Leda: Cleaning's here!!! Yours, Mel (hands Melanie her suit). And... (takes out shredded dress)...what was yours, Linz. Apparently the dry cleaning solution was too...
      Lindsay: (holding up her hand) There's no need to explain. At this point in the plot...we all get it.
      Leda: But the good news is they give you a hundred dollars worth of coupons!
      Lindsay: (weakly) Hooray.
      Melanie: We will find you something else to wear....boo boo? And we will have our beautiful special fucking day, goddamnit! Even if we have to do it nude in the backyard.

      (Melanie kisses Lindsay on the cheek)

    • Brian: He doesn't want an ass in good taste; he wants an ass that tastes good.

    • Justin: Lesbians are into endangered species. Brian: Yeah, unfortunately they aren't one of them.

    • Michael: So what do you get two dykes who have everything? Brian: Dykes don't have everything - that's why they're so miserable.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Lindsay: (showing dress) Isn't it lovely? Debbie just whipped it up, with the help of some blue birds and mice.

      This is a specific reference to the 1950 Disney animated motion picture of Cinderella. In the movie, blue birds and mice make her a dress. After it's completion, Cinderella asks her stepsisters "Isn't it lovely?"

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