One week ago tonight, the "phenomenal" FX series Nip/Tuck concluded it's 4th season and i am already experiencing symptoms of withdrawal. Let me warn any of our visitors who may be logging on outside of the United States, this column [by default] is going to be spoiler laden. Sorry kids, but time and tide cannot prevent that fact, and as such, spoiler tags will not be utilized for eps that have already aired in the US. i'm not going to tell everything, but the nature of exposition/recap makes spoilers inevitable. Should i be able to provide any juicy info about Season 5, spoiler tags will be used. However, the probability of that is not very high, as i try to avoid spoilers myself. That said, as far as Nip/Tuck seasons 1-4 are concerned, if you haven't seen any of those season's eps [and if not where have you been and what have you been doing for goodness sakes] you've been spoiler warned, so spoiler whining will not be tolerated. Okaaay? O K.
Nip/Tuck's 4th Season consisted of 15 episodes. The finale "Gala Gallardo" was great. Many loose ends were tied up, and i'm happy to say neither doc McNamara or Troy were. They were blindfolded and prodded at gunpoint by two metrosexual henchman doctor Troy dubbed "the Paul Mitchell twins"
[love that line] to the home of ubiquitous villain Escobar Gallardo.
When the Docs are told they may remove their blindfolds they are introduced to the smokin' hot divalicious Mrs. Escobar Gallardo, the titular [no pun intended] Gala Gallardo.
Initially the surgeons infer they have been summoned to perform a routine breast augmentation, and balk at the request. Before leaving in disgust, they learn one of Escobar's enemies has mutilated Gala's breasts in retaliation for the same having been done to their sister. Recall, Escobar was using mules to transport coke, and other controlled substances into the states in breast implants. Some of the surgeries were not performed under the best of medical circumstances and serious complications resulted. When the doctors see the atrocity done to Gala, they are moved to perform the corrective surgery.
Kudos to the Nip/Tuck make-up department---they are artists of the highest calibre. The sight of the brutalized breasts was startling to say the least. Idalis De Leon's portrayal of Gala is absolutely superb. Vamp, wifey, mafiosa enforcer, and glam-mami all rolled into one. Hope she will re-appear in season 5 [please, please, please Ryan Murphy].
After getting a sweet buyout of his portion of McNamara/Troy Sean pulls up stakes and moves to California. Before departing he and Matt have a father/son heart to heart. Wonderful scene for John Hensley and Dylan Walsh. i defy anyone to not have a lump in their throat while watching them interact. Also Sean lets Kimber know where it's at as to her treatment of his son. Good stuff.
Sans Michelle [just wasn't meant to last---too many secrets, lies and thefts of body parts]
Wilber and Christian, make a surpize move to Cali too. The love and respect Christian has for Sean proves to have a strong pull. Yea! C'mon, you knew there was no way our boys were going to be apart for long.
Editor's Note: Nip/Tuck Hollywood Sign image courtesy of Seans Girl.
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