Queer as Folk

Season 2 Episode 17

You Can Leda Girl to Pussy

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM May 26, 2002 on Showtime
9.2
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Brian tries to impress his new boss; Emmett inherits a large gift from George.

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  • I Can't, I Can't

    9.5
    Despite Brian coming closer and closer to losing Justin you can tell how much he cares about him in this episode through subtle dialogue and actions - the writers know what they're doing. I anticipated the result of the Mel, Linds, and Leda storyline but it was satisfying to watch nonetheless. Only scared of what will happen next...
  • You Can Leda Girl To Pussy...

    8.5
    A much better upgrade from previous episodes! The storyline between Mel and Lindsay is quite intriguing regarding the LBD. Leda's appearance to open the two up to a threesome is obvious but quite thrilling. Nothing like a hot lesbian threeway. George's videotape for Emmett is genuine and sweet, and I think it really shows how much George truly cared and loved for Emmett. Emmett's gifts to everyone also shows how caring he is; it's rather admirable. More tension between Justin and Brian makes for a strenuous relationship, which is evident in the last moments as Brian leaves Babylon obvious in deep thought about Justin's leaving for Vermont by himself. Brian is doing very well at his job, and continues to fuck secretaries to get there. Overall, this is quite a satisfying episode and a much bigger improvement from recent episodes. Hope it only gets better!moreless
  • Lindsay and Mel struggle with LBD, Emmett becomes a millionaire, and Brian makes partner but bails on his own.

    8.5
    Lindsay and Mel are going through a dry spell sex-wise and they spend the episode trying to spice things up between the two of them before embarking on the obvious-from-scene-one threesome with Mel's ex, Leda. Not a particularly breathtaking storyline but still mildly entertaining.



    Then you have Emmett, who learns that George left him $10 million in his will. One of the first things Emmett does with this money is buy gifts for his friends. I was struck by the thought that he obviously put into each person's gift - tickets to Italy for Justin the artist (and the acknowledgment that Brian would be along with him), paying Michael's lease on the store for the next five years which, as Michael said, changed his life, and two lifetime tickets to the opera for Ted, Emmett telling him that he truly believes he will find a life partner to go with, were my favorites. Not to mention, of course, that he soon decides he really wants to use the money to start a center for gay youth. But soon after, Emmett's account is frozen and he learns that George's ex-wife and family are petitioning to take the money as they believe they more rightfully deserve it. How incredibly selfish of them. Already millionaires but they can't let the man that George loved and who so obviously loved him right back keep what was specifically given to him.



    And then there's Brian and Justin's storyline. It's one of those episodes - the kind that rips your heart to pieces and you just want to crawl in the screen and slap some sense into Brian. When the episode begins, Brian and Justin make plans to go away for a week. But when Brian learns he might be out of a job, he has to go to Chicago to land an account instead. But, of course, instead of sitting Justin down and explaining what's going on and telling him he'd rather be with him, Justin happens to stumble upon the information while Brian is packing for the business trip. Justin obviously feels betrayed. And while Brian is off in Chicago, securing a position as partner at his agency, Justin is back in Pittsburgh, telling Michael what he wants out of a relationship; things that, according to Michael, Brian will never give to him. When Brian returns to Pittsburgh, his excitement as palpable as he enters the loft, calling for Justin, even calling them 'partners' which is huge for Brian. But Justin's not home. Brian goes to Babylon hoping to find him and deliver the news but the guys, obviously confused that Justin didn't tell Brian he was leaving, inform him that Justin went to Vermont without him. Brian walks off alone, not telling his news to anyone because the person he obviously wanted to share the moment with is no longer around. Brian is such an infuriatingly real character. Sometimes he just makes me want to scream but, at the same time, I understand why he acts the way he does. In theory it would be so easy for him to go to Vermont, or even just to call Justin, but his pride and his insecurities get the better of him again.moreless
  • And Brian and Justin break my heart...

    9.0
    I was so thrilled when Brian said he wanted to go away with Justin for the week instead of just the weekend. And then my heart broke for the first time this season when Brian had to cancel due to business. I was a little ticked with him because he didn't give Justin advance notice. Just casually mentioned it as he's out the door to catch his plane. And then it broke a second time when Brian came home and found the loft empty. I could literally feel a pain in my heart when that happened. And then it broke a third and final time in this episode when he goes to Babylon all excited to tell his news only to find out that Justin went to Vermont anyway. The look on his face...it crushed me. And then he didn't share his information with anyone cause he couldn't share it with Justin. And yes, they broke my heart, however, I also want to hit Brian over the head because of how he's ensuring he's going to lost his Justin.moreless
  • This really breaks my heart.

    10
    So at the beginning, I was so happy to see that the two were going to go away together for a week to Vermont. But then, there are last minute changes that Brian has to fly to Chicago in order to save his job. Of course Brian needs to do what he needs to do in order not to get fired, but couldn't he at least show up and surprise Justin in Vermont or something. And to see Brian's disapointment when he comes home to an empty loft, wanting to share the exciting news with the love of his life, but he's gone. And if you really pay attention, you'll notice that he actually refers to himself as Justin's partner, something he hasn't done before. He's heartbroken when he learns that Justin left for Vermont, he doesn't even feel like telling any of his other friends about the big news. Justin is the only person he wants to tell, or at least, the person he wants to tell first, because that's how much Sunshine truly means to Brian. It breaks my heart. Another step closer to losing Sunshine.moreless
Sharon Gless

Sharon Gless

Deborah 'Debbie' Jane Grassi Novotny

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

Hal Sparks

Hal Sparks

Michael Charles Novotny-Bruckner

Thomas Hauff

Thomas Hauff

Mr. Brown

Guest Star

Sean Macmahon

Sean Macmahon

Ernie

Guest Star

Stephanie Moore

Stephanie Moore

Cynthia

Guest Star

Nancy Anne Sakovich

Nancy Anne Sakovich

Leda

Recurring Role

Bruce Gray

Bruce Gray

George Schickel

Recurring Role

Carlo Rota

Carlo Rota

Gardner Vance

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Justin: So what about me? Where do I fit in? I don't want to wait. I want a boyfriend who only wants to be with me, who wants to stay home every once in awhile, who at least gets jealous when some other guy is sucking my dick right in front of him.
      Michael: That's not Brian. It never will be.

    • Ted: (on Brian and Justin going away for a week) Is that such a good idea with your company being taken over?
      Brian: They need me more than I need them.
      Ted: Guess you've got bigger balls than I do.
      Brian: Was it ever a question?

    • Emmett: You know, the good thing about not balancing your checkbook is that when you finally do, you get to relive all your purchases.

    • Brian: Hey, Sunshine! Congratulate me. Your partner just made partner.

    • Brian: I'm gonna fuck you. I'm gonna fuck you all night long.
      Justin
      : Don't you get enough?
      Brian
      : Never enough.
      Justin
      : Why don't we save it till the weekend?
      Brian
      : Why don't we save it till we get to the car?
      Justin
      : I was thinking that we could go away just the two of us: Snow-boarding.
      Brian
      : Cool, except there's no snow.
      Justin
      : In Vermont. Daphne was just there with her boyfriend. She said it was amazing. They stayed in this awesome place that was a converted farm house and every room had a fire place and a jacuzzi.
      Brian
      : Did they have those little mints on the pillow?
      Justin
      : I forgot, Brian Kinney doesn't do romance.
      Brian
      : I don't need an excuse to fuck.
      Justin
      : You also don't need an excuse to turn me down. Why don't you just admit you don't want to go away with me for the weekend?
      Brian
      : I don't want to go away with you for the weekend.
      Justin
      : At least it's out in the open.
      Brian
      : I want to go away with you for the whole fucking week.
      Justin
      : Right.
      Brian
      : Hey, if you're not interested, I can find somebody who is... (to a stranger) A week with me in Vermont? Jacuzzi? Fireplace? (to Justin) I guess it's just the two of us.
      Justin
      : Are you serious?
      Brian
      : You're off on spring break, I'm about to make partner which, I'd say, more than entitles me to a week of snow-boarding... and fucking your brains out.
      Justin
      : Really?

    • Gardner Vance: Rumor has it that you're gay.
      Brian
      : The rumor's right. But unless I'm fucking you, it's none of your business.

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