Nip/Tuck

Nip/Tuck

Hotshot plastic surgeon Christian Troy (Julian McMahon) enjoys all the perks of the successful and growing Miami practice that he shares with his best friend, Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh). But while the money and women continue to satisfy Christian's needs, years of selling a phony image have taken their toll on Sean and distanced him from his wife, Julia (Joely Richardson), and children. This edgy medical drama from Ryan Murphy ("Popular") explores the dark side of plastic surgery and the painful -- and sometimes violent -- lengths people will go to in their quest for external beauty. See the show that has been a cultural phenomenon from the start. Season One story lines include bettering a botched sex-change operation, an elderly woman who is addicted to plastic surgery of any form, the possibility of taking on a surgery contract with the porn industry, and many other titillating topics.
  • Rated TVMA This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17.
Hotshot plastic surgeon Christian Troy (Julian McMahon) enjoys all the perks of the successful and growing Miami practice that he shares with his best friend, Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh). But while the money and women continue to satisfy Christian's needs, years of selling a phony image have taken their toll on Sean and distanced him from his wife, Julia (Joely Richardson), and children. This edgy medical drama from Ryan Murphy ("Popular") explores the dark side of plastic surgery and the painful -- and sometimes violent -- lengths people will go to in their quest for external beauty. See the show that has been a cultural phenomenon from the start. Season One story lines include bettering a botched sex-change operation, an elderly woman who is addicted to plastic surgery of any form, the possibility of taking on a surgery contract with the porn industry, and many other titillating topics.
  • Rated TVMA This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17.

Season 1 (13 episodes)

  • 1. Pilot

    Original air date: 07/22/2003 Runtime: 66:41 min.

    Original air date: 07/22/2003 Runtime: 66:41 min. Set in the sexy world of Miami's South Beach, "Nip/Tuck" cuts beneath the surface of the superficial world of plastic surgery, revealing the complexities and fragile nature of patients trying to mask their psychological flaws through cosmetic enhancement. Hotshot plastic surgeon Dr. Christian Troy (series star JULIAN McMAHON) enjoys all the perks of the successful and growing practice that he has shared with his best friend, Dr. Sean McNamara (series star DYLAN WALSH), since they graduated from medical school.

  • 2. Mandi / Randi

    Original air date: 07/29/2003 Runtime: 47:06 min.

    Original air date: 07/29/2003 Runtime: 47:06 min. At Sean's insistence, Christian agrees to hire a staff psychologist. However, the male candidate they choose is no more ethical than Christian.

  • 3. Nanette Babcock

    Original air date: 08/05/2003 Runtime: 48:03 min.

    Original air date: 08/05/2003 Runtime: 48:03 min. Christian becomes furious when Sean agrees with Grace, who is now the practice's in-house psychologist, regarding a woman's desire for extensive surgery in order to look beautiful for her high school reunion.

  • 4. Sofia Lopez

    Original air date: 08/12/2003 Runtime: 46:17 min.

    Original air date: 08/12/2003 Runtime: 46:17 min. Christian tries to persuade Sean to go into business with a very successful pornography production company whose performers need cosmetic surgery.

  • 5. Kurt Dempsey

    Original air date: 08/19/2003 Runtime: 45:42 min.

    Original air date: 08/19/2003 Runtime: 45:42 min. Sean and Christian interview a potential patient, a Caucasian man who wants his eyes to look Asian so he can be accepted by his fiancée's family.

  • 6. Megan O'Hara

    Original air date: 09/02/2003 Runtime: 47:14 min.

    Original air date: 09/02/2003 Runtime: 47:14 min. When Christian's prized possessions are vandalized, he tries to contact the women he has wronged in the past to find the culprit. In the process, he continues to ponder his behavior towards women in general.

  • 7. Cliff Mantegna

    Original air date: 09/09/2003 Runtime: 46:05 min.

    Original air date: 09/09/2003 Runtime: 46:05 min. When Julia surprises Matt having sex with both Vanessa Bartholomew and Ridley Lange, she humiliates him by demanding an intervention with Ridley's nonplussed mother and Vanessa's outraged parents, who didn't even know that Vanessa is a lesbian.

  • 8. Cara Fitzgerald

    Original air date: 09/16/2003 Runtime: 46:52 min.

    Original air date: 09/16/2003 Runtime: 46:52 min. While driving his friend Henry (recurring guest star ANDREW LEEDS) home, Matt looks away from the road and strikes a shy girl, Cara Fitzgerald, throwing her out of sight into a ditch.

  • 9. Sofia Lopez, Part II

    Original air date: 09/23/2003 Runtime: 46:31 min.

    Original air date: 09/23/2003 Runtime: 46:31 min. Christian accompanies his sexy girlfriend, Kimber Henry (recurring guest star KELLY CARLSON), to a spa where they encounter rival plastic surgeon Merrill Bobolit (recurring guest star JOEY SLOTNICK).

  • 10. Adelle Coffin

    Original air date: 09/30/2003 Runtime: 46:52 min.

    Original air date: 09/30/2003 Runtime: 46:52 min. An error during surgery causes Christian to lose his confidence immediately before he and Sean must take a surgical test for recertification by the medical board.

  • 11. Montana / Sassy / Justice

    Original air date: 10/07/2003 Runtime: 46:14 min.

    Original air date: 10/07/2003 Runtime: 46:14 min. After operating on a woman, Montana Caine (CHERYL WHITE), for varicose veins, Sean and Grace are astounded to discover that Montana has multiple personality disorder. Montana's alter ego Sassy is an impetuous child who now wants her breasts reduced.

  • 12. Antonia Ramos

    Original air date: 10/14/2003 Runtime: 46:14 min.

    Original air date: 10/14/2003 Runtime: 46:14 min. Christian and Sean operate on a South American woman with grotesquely huge breasts and discover that she is being used to carry liquid heroin into the U.S. in her implants.

  • 13. Escobar Gallardo

    Original air date: 10/21/2003 Runtime: 48:58 min.

    Original air date: 10/21/2003 Runtime: 48:58 min. In the season finale, drug lord Escobar Gallardo's demands that Sean and Christian perform free breast implant removal operations on women Escobar uses to smuggle liquid heroin into the United States nearly force McNamara/Troy into financial ruin.