”Nip/Tuck”: Ghosts from the past
Here comes the bride and her creepy little groom. Yikes! Kimber and Matt got married. I haven’t been so disturbed since Miss Piggy and Kermit had Muppet nuptials. Scientology apparently breeds mismatched couples. And just when I thought it couldn’t get any creepier, Kimber dropped another bomb: She’s preggers. Holy Suri Holmes Cruise! Even more disturbing is the fact that Christian thinks the baby might be his. So, Kimber’s baby is either her ex-boyfriend’s or her ex-boyfriend’s son’s. As a wedding gift, Kimber asked that the good doctors remove her breast implants so that she could nurse the baby properly. Christian agreed, but it turned out he had the ulterior motive of obtaining a blood sample from Kimber so he could prove the baby was his. He was wrong, but this family still has got to be one of the most dysfunctional ever portrayed on television, and I’m including House of Carters. (Don’t act like you haven’t seen it.)
The big story of the night was the return of some ghosts from seasons past. The weaselly Dr. Merrill Bobolit showed up in Christian’s office with his own marital news. He got hitched in prison to Escobar, the villainous crime lord from the first season. Escobar needed Christian and Sean to perform surgeries for both him and Merrill; if the surgeons refused, he would blackmail the two for disposing of a body years before. (I have to admit I’m a little fuzzier with the details on season 1 of Nip/Tuck. I only became a hardcore fan during season 2, so I may have mixed up some of these details.) Merrill’s surgery involved, um, some rectal injuries, while Escobar asked them to repair his face, which was burned in prison. The operation on Escobar made for an unbearably intense scene, not only for its graphic content but also for Merrill’s attempt to murder Escobar mid-surgery. Later, I had to cover my eyes every time they showed Escobar’s stiched-up face. Just thinking about it gives me the chills.
Sean finally confronted Marlowe about his relationship with Julia. The scene between the two men was tense, but once again, all I could think about is how the nanny got such a great apartment. Where is his money coming from? After all, he’s not even working for the McNamaras anymore. Julia ended up confessing her affair with Marlowe to Sean; this somehow brought the two of them closer. Their reconciliation doesn’t look like it will last long, though, as in the final moments, Sean, shaken up by his final encounter with Escobar, revealed the truth about Monica ”Crazytown” Wilder.
What do you think? Will Julia forgive Sean? Will Kimber and Matt stay married? And how crazy does next week’s episode look?