Tonight, Nip/Tuck said goodbye after seven seasons on the air and 100 episodes. The show is truly an original and has gone many crazy places that other shows haven’t gone before. The show’s talented cast includes Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, Joely Richardson, John Hensley, Roma Maffia, Kelly Carlson, Jessalyn Gilsig, Bruno Campos, Valerie Cruz, Kelsey Batelaan, and Linda Klein.
At the start of the series finale, “Hiro Yoshimura,” Sean and Christian chew out Matt for ditching his wedding to Ramona. He professes his love for Ava and asks them to watch Jenna for a few days while he gets things sorted out.
At the office, the docs make Liz a partner in the company and show her by adding her name on the sign in the lobby. Sean tells her they’ll put a nursery in the office so she can keep working and be close to the baby. As her first act as partner, she joins them to interview their newest client; an older Japanese porn star who wants to have his heart attack scar removed.
Julia accompanies Sean as he shops to fill the nursery. She’s worried about him because he expects to have a big involvement in Liz’s baby’s life (because he was the sperm donor). He professes that everything will be fine.
Christian makes a deal with Ava to remove the ulcers that cover the baby, Raphael, that she wants to adopt. In exchange, she agrees to dump Matt. While the surgery’s being performed, she tells Matt it’s over. He’s crushed.
Julia talks to Christian about Sean to try to figure out why, when he has less reason to stay in a job he doesn’t love, he’s more entrenched than ever. She says Sean’s afraid to make the leap because he’s afraid to leave Christian. She says he’s in denial. Christian won’t listen and ultimately admits that he needs Sean.
After a drug and sex orgy with the two ladies who’d accompanied the porn star, Christian puts a passed out Sean to bed. Sleeping himself, Christian has a dream about Kimber and she tells him that he needs to help Sean.
While talking to Sean and looking at the scars of her baby, Ava realizes that he’ll always be scarred and will never be perfect. She decides that she can’t live with that and decides to abandon him. Sean is dumbfounded.
When Sean excitedly shows the nursery to Liz, she can tell that he has expectations. Liz wants this to be her chance to be a parent, alone. She realizes that it’s not going to work and decides to move away. Soonafter, Sean and Christian learn that the elderly porn star had a fatal heart attack while filming. This gives the doctors pause.
Matt talks to Christian about wanting to be a good father. He says that he made amends with his bride, Ramona, but we see via flashback that she spit on him and slammed the door in his face. Matt promises to make Christian proud and Christian returns Jenna to him.
At the office, Christian tells Sean that the agency is coming for the baby the next day but Sean doesn’t want to give him up and says Raphael isn’t ready to travel.
Later, Sean prepares a big meal for his extended family since they may not ever be all together again. Afterward, Liz says goodbye to everyone. Then, Julia and the kids leave to catch their plane for London and to begin their new life.
Sean dodges the question and Christian says that he’s the only person that he’s ever met that has a real chance at happiness. He then tells Sean that he’s dissolving their partnership so that his friend can move on. He then gives Sean two tickets to take the baby back to Bucharest. They’re one-way tickets because Christian has a feeling that, with all of the needy children there, he won’t be coming back for awhile.
As Sean slowly walks out of the office, he notices the workman finishing making changes on the office sign. It now says just “Troy/Cruz.” We see Christian thoughtfully scrub up alone.
Matt goes after Ava at the airport with little Jenna in his arms. He tells her that, regardless of what she is, he will always love her. He offers Ava a perfect little girl to love like her own and a man who adores her. She accepts and we see them go up the escalator together, as a new family.
Christian accompanies Sean to the airport with the baby. The men share a hug and Sean thanks him. Before going through security, the guard warmly asks Sean if the baby is his son and he smiles and says, “Yes.” Sean happily looks back at Christian, walking away in the distance.
At the airport bar, we see Christian drink and then pick up a beautiful young lady by mentioning that he’s a plastic surgeon. End of series.
What do you think? Are you satisfied with the Nip/Tuck finale. Was there anything missing? Some return or resolution that didn’t happen?
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