Nip/Tuck is back for another season, so strap yourselves in for the ride. If you thought Season One was groundbreaking, wait till you find out what's in store in Season Two! I highly recommend watching Season One first, that way the convoluted warping of family and business relationships might make a little more sense. In Season Two, the morals get seedier, the surgeries more graphic, and the sin more cutting edge than ever.
Sean has a mid-life crisis, his hands begin to shake and he almost botches a surgery. He gets in an auto accident and from that begins to do work with crash dummies who are real cadavers. He splits with Julia after learning Christian is Matt's biological father, the proceeds to have and affair with Kimber, AND the Kimber doll. Julia had to deal with her mother, Erica (played by classic actress Vanessa Redgrave), and learns that Christian slept with Erica. She and neighbor Susanna throw a puberty party for her eight-year-old daughter Annie. She tells Sean the news about Matt's biological father being Christian and Sean throws her out of the house. She discovers her life-coach, Ava Moore (played by Famke Janssen) is having an affair with her teenage son Matt. She gets a boobjob believing the change will somehow cure her lethargy. Finally, after crashing through her sliding glass door and requiring facial surgery, Julia has an epiphany while under anesthesia. She dreams of Ava, and Ava shows her what her life would have been like if she had married Christian instead of Sean. Christian, after discovering the baby Gina gave birth to isn't his biological child, decides that he loves the child anyway and wants to be a part of Wilbur's life. Until Wilbur's real dad shows up. Christian starts up an affair with blind patient Nastasha, but dumps Nastasha to get back together with Kimber. After Wilbur is taken away from both Christian and Gina by the courts, Gina discovers she has AIDS.
Two of the episodes introduce us to the work of The Carver, a prominent figure in upcoming Season Three. The most powerful episode in this season has to be 'Rose And Raven Rosenberg', the story of a groundbreaking attempt to separate adult conjoined twins who share a brain. This episode stars real life conjoined twins Lori and Reba Schappell, but of course the surgical procedures are FX. The other two very moving episodes were #12 Julia McNamara in which Julia has her dream venture with Ava, and #16 Joan Rivers, the season finale, where Ava's big secret is let out of the bag, she's separated from her affair with Matt, and her own son dies. ESCOBAR is back!! He returns inside Sean's mind to give him strength to face The Carver. Guest star is Alec Baldwin!
The surgeries are more graphic this season. Along with the fantastic conjoined twin surgery is a goopy eye implant, an experimental mutilation reversal, Mrs. Grubman's final lipo, a nose reconstruction after frostbite, a male boobjob, and The Carver's first strikes. Just as in Season One, get ready to have some gruesome visuals set appropriately to great music. Not since Michael Mann's 'Miami Vice' has a show been able to blend its visual and audio sensations as expertly as Nip/Tuck does.
Yes, this is a dumb soap opera show, but I'm still addicted to it. As long as you get past some of the lame dialogue and frustratingly stupid things the characters do, you should be able to relax and just accept it for what it is; glitzy and cheesy entertainment. Enjoy!
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Starring Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, Roma Maffia Guest Stars Include: Famke Janssen, Vanessa Redgrave, Lori and Reba Schappell, and Joan Rivers.
Product Description Flash and cash. Sex and style. Power and prestige. All it takes is a Nip/Tuck. The acclaimed series at TV's cutting edge continues in a Deluxe 16-Episode Season Two Set on six discs with Revealing Enhancements. Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon return as the elite plastic surgery team of McNamara/Troy, whose skill at giving others perfect bodies contrasts with the doctors' imperfect personal lives. From love (Troy falls for a self-assured blind woman) to lust (McNamara dates a porn star), from painful revelations (a secret from the past shatters the practice) to powerful moments (conjoined adults seek the doctors' help) to astonishing truths (a New Age "life coach" hides what ultimately can't be hidden), this second-season operation is a total success. Thank you, doctors!