Queer Eye

Season 2 Episode 19

A Home to Come Home To: Ray S

Aired Tuesday 12:00 AM Jan 11, 2005 on Bravo
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Episode Summary

A Home to Come Home To: Ray S
Private First Class Ray is in the army, and the possibility of being sent to Iraq has made him fear for the wellbeing of his partner Maria and their baby daughter. The Fab Five throw the pair a beautiful, heartrending wedding ceremony, and play fairy godfathers with a huge array of gifts.moreless

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  • There should be more shows like this one with Ray S. that focus more on the families.

    I loved the show with the soldier, I was in tears. I wish there was a follow up to see how they are now. What the family has been going through brought our family together to watch this soldiers episode. In this time of war there should be more like this. I feel they should make a reality show just following a soldier through his or her everyday life in the military. I too am a military spouse but would like the civilian world to see the life we go through with our husbands and children. Unfortunatley have been unable to find any reruns of this or any queer eye episodes.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • This is the episode submitted to the Primetime Emmy Awards panel in 2005 for consideration in the 'Oustanding Reality Program' category. Unfortunately, Queer Eye lost to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Carson: You should get those things so that babies can't stick forks in electrical outlets. My parents never got those, and look what happened.

      Ted (talking into a walkie-talkie): Uh, yeah, check, Filicia, we've got some bad fashion in sector 12.
      Thom: Ted, you're in the kitchen, you moron, there's no fashion in there.
      Ted: There is when I'm in the kitchen, dammit, look at me, head to toe!

      Thom: These sofas are haaarible!

      Carson: I'm an old, hard hag.

    • Maria: Thanks for teaching me the meaning of family...and most important, the meaning of love.
      Ray: No matter where I'm sent or how far, our love will be together.

  • NOTES (1)

    • This episode caused a great deal of controversy and media coverage when several dubious things about Ray, the straight guy, came to light:

      Ray was not due to ship out to Iraq in a few days (the main point of the episode). When the episode aired, four months after filming, Ray was still at home in New Jersey, but shipped out months later to Afghanistan.

      Ray said on the show that he and Maria had been married for a year and a half, but that the US would not recognise a Colombian marriage license, necessitating a US wedding ceremony. This sparked a bigamy investigation as Ray's divorce from his ex-wife was finalised only 19 days before the wedding thrown on the show. Ray's lawyer released a statement to the press admitting there had never been a Colombian wedding within the time frame and all allegations were false.

      One of Ray's former partners made negative claims about him, most notably that he did not support or have contact with his other four children, contradicting statements made about his daughter on the show. Ray's former partners allegations were proven false.