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Conor McNamara 

Sean prepares for Conor's surgery, while having flashbacks to his own painful childhood scarred by a physical deformity.

Director:

Patrick McKee

Writers:

Ryan Murphy (created by), Jennifer Salt | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan Walsh ... Dr. Sean McNamara
Julian McMahon ... Dr. Christian Troy
John Hensley ... Matt McNamara (credit only)
Roma Maffia ... Dr. Liz Cruz
Kelly Carlson ... Kimber Henry (credit only)
Joely Richardson ... Julia McNamara
Peter Dinklage ... Marlowe Sawyer
Mo'Nique ... Evetta Washington
Ruth Williamson ... Hedda Grubman
Allison Smith ... Kathleen McNamara
Anthony Starke ... Tom McNamara
Stephen Lee ... Mr. Thompson
Eric Steinberg ... Dr. Mugavi
Kelsey Batelaan ... Annie McNamara (as Kelsey Lynn Batelaan)
Travis T. Flory ... Morgan Thompson (as Travis Flory)
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Storyline

Even Christian is startled when his extremely rich, spoiled and vain client Mrs. Hedda Grubman announces she's going to die from terminal lung cancer but wants him to be the last to touch her, in bed hopefully, but also as a posthumous patient to make her the best-looking funeral star ever. Conor's upcoming hand operation makes Sean so nervous he beats up an offensive boy's father. Marlowe Sawyer makes Julia hold out consent for the operation with specialist Dr. Mugavi on account of 'medical doubts'. Sean is haunted by his own boyhood operation cum family trauma. Christian is surprise by Grub's missed chances, request for a eulogy and last will. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 2006 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

As Christian is talking to Hedda Grubman as she is lay in her coffin at her funeral you can see her throat move as she swallows. See more »

Soundtracks

A Perfect Lie
(Opening Theme)
Written by Jeffrey Cain Thompson, Cedric Lemoyne and
Gregory Slay
Performed by Jeffrey Cain Thompson, Cedric Lemoyne and
Gregory Slay as The Engine Room
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This Episode is A Winner!
26 October 2006 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

This episode should be submitted for the Emmys and Golden Globe Awards. It is truly one of the best episodes that I have seen of this show and reminds me why I love this show so much. We learn more about Sean's past and we understand him better as to why he wants his son to look normal so much. Dylan Walsh's scenes in this episode are brilliantly portrayed with complex of emotions. Julian McMahon also gives a brilliant performance without showing any of his flesh. If you watch this show regularly, you know that's rare and refreshing. His relationship with one of his patients, Hedda Grubman, is touching and sincere. Hedda is a wealthy widow who cares more about her appearance than anything else who was willing to sacrifice relationships in order to save her vanity. I don't know if it was Burt Bacharach in the show but I wouldn't be surprised. This season has been filled with A list guest stars like Brooke Shields, Larry Hagman, Catherine Denueve, Jacqueline Bissett, Richard Chamberlain, etc. The actress who played Hedda Grubman deserves an Emmy for guest performance in a drama. She was excellent and so was Joely Richardson as the concerned Julia.


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