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cover: Nip/Tuck 1st Season - d1/5

Nip/Tuck 1st Season - d1/5

Director(s): various

Theatrical Release: 2003

Cast: Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, Joely Richardson, Roma Maffia, Kelly Carlson, John Hensley

Genre(s): TV, Drama, medical, business, Dean's List

Countries: USA

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01 PILOT - In the pilot episode of Nip/Tuck, Sean finds himself increasingly frustrated with his boring marriage and plastic surgery business, which, to his dismay, doesn't take pro bono cases. On the other end of the spectrum is Christian Troy; busy pursuing every beautiful woman south Florida has to offer. Dr. Troy has no problem accepting 300,000 dollars from a sketchy client who more than likely is paying for this procedure with drug money. While Sean and Christian fight over how they want to run the business, Julia questions whether she gave up her life when she married Sean and had their son, Matt. Elsewhere, Escobar(Robert La Sardo), the head of a drug ring, makes plans to abduct Christian in hopes of finding out the whereabouts of Perez(Geoffrey Rivas), the rival drug dealer who had approached McNamara-Troy about surgery. (

02 MANDI/RANDI - Still reeling from the death of Perez(Robert La Sardo), Sean and Christian try to readjust to their old lives and hire a psychologist to talk to potential patients during their consultations. After Christian's original hire doesn't work out, Sean hires Dr. Grace Santiago, who immediately begins making waves throughout the business. Julia is dismayed to find Christian having a threesome with two of his clients -- Mandi (Caitlin Dahl) and Randi(Sal Landi), identical twins -- and puts all thoughts of an extramarital affair out of her head. Elsewhere, a self-conscious Matt tries to circumcise himself, but passes out after the first snip. (

03 NANETTE BABCOCK - Sean agrees to schedule a circumcision for his 16-year-old son, Matt, provided that Matt agrees to be open with him from that point on. At the office, Sean and Christian argue over the hiring of Grace, who Christian feels unnecessarily turned away Nanette Babcock, a prospective client. Trouble doesn't really strike, however, until Sean accidentally leaves a medical tool in a client's body after a tummy tuck; Mrs. Grubman(Ruth Williamson), who is obsessed with aging and furious with Christian's insistence that she not return for more surgery, threatens to sue McNamara-Troy unless they give her whatever procedure she wants. (


Billed as "a disturbingly perfect drama," Nip/Tuck is set in south Florida, where doctors Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh) and Christian Troy (Julian McMahon) have built their own medical practice and are enjoying great success as the premier plastic surgeons of the area. Though physical perfection is their business, their private lives are far from flawless. Christian is an unabashed womanizer and uses sex to fill the void left by his abusive father, while Sean continuously tries to live up to the morally righteous standard he has set for himself only to fall repeatedly into personal hypocrisy and guilt. He certainly does so with Julia (Joely Richardson), his wife -- their seemingly ideal marriage is perilously close to crumbling beneath their feet and both constantly look outside of one another for what is missing from their lives. Though Christian catches a lot of flack from the McNamaras for his playboy ways -- which are, to be sure, emotionally abusive -- Sean and Julia are hardly innocent. Sean flirted with the idea of an affair when Dr. Grace Santiago (Valerie Cruz) joined McNamara-Troy and actually realized one with a patient of his; Julia, meanwhile, is harboring the secret of Matt's paternity. Matt, the McNamara's teenaged son, is carrying a burden of his own -- in addition to dealing with the trials and tribulations of adolescence, Matt was involved in a hit-and-run car accident and has been hiding his role in it ever since. Tying everything together is the string of patients filing into McNamara-Troy each day, whose physical imperfections more often than not force Sean and Christian to take a hard look at their internal ugliness. (