And while he is operating on the corpse, he plays a disc of her demo tapes from when she was a singer before she made a rich marriage. And she appears on screen singing her heart out on 'This girl's in love with you' and who is that accompanying her? Why, that would be an uncredited Burt Bacharach, uncredited because we are supposed to FRAKKIN Know!
All this and the backstory on why Sean is such an obsessional jerk about fixing his new son's hands, and why he is so resistant to talk of childhood surgical trama.
I am so looking forward to spending several days writing an essay on this damn show, because it is so human, so camp, so cruel and so obsessed with all my own obsessions.
And I have a title for the essay, I think. 'Telling truth, selling lies: Ryan Murphy's Game of Consequences in Nip/Tuck'.
2. The other night, I had something happened which ought to have been embarrassing and vaguely scary, which was that I got a late bus home and two very drunk young things came and sat next to me and started being nice about my hat and my hair in a way that sometimes is threatening and mocking, but this time wasn't especially. They were called Jess and Oriel and were the sort of totally into each other straight women of twenty that I sometimes envy for their innocence and charm and cluelessness about how life works.
3. Life on Mars, Battlestar Galactica, Ugly Betty. All my shows. Too tired to talk about them right now.