Nip/Tuck (season 5)

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Nip/Tuck Season 5
Nip tuck season 5.jpg
DVD cover art for Part 1 and Part 2
No. of episodes 22
Broadcast
Original channel FX
Original run October 30, 2007 (2007-10-30) – March 3, 2009 (2009-03-03)
Home video release
DVD release date December 30, 2008 (Part 1)
October 6, 2009 (Part 2)
Season chronology
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The fifth season of Nip/Tuck premiered on October 30, 2007 and concluded on March 3, 2009. The unusually lengthy interval, for an American series, was a direct result of the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike. The season consisted of 22 episodes.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

Episode list[edit]

No. # Title Directed by Written by Patient Portrayer Original air date Production
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Part 1
60 1 "Carly Summers" Charles Haid Ryan Murphy Daphne Zuniga October 30, 2007 (2007-10-30) 3T6401
In the fifth season premiere, Sean and Christian settle into their new plastic surgery practice in Beverly Hills and struggle to build it from the ground up.
61 2 "Joyce & Sharon Monroe" Charles Haid Ryan Murphy Susan Griffiths & Merilee Brasch November 6, 2007 (2007-11-06) 3T6402
Sean and Christian learn about the glamorous side of fame and the price that people are willing to pay for it.
62 3 "Everett Poe" Richard Levine Lyn Greene & Richard Levine Michael Des Barres November 13, 2007 (2007-11-13) 3T6403
Sean and Julia learn more about their family dynamics as Sean resists Eden Lord's advances.
63 4 "Dawn Budge, Pt. 2" Charles Haid Jennifer Salt Rosie O'Donnell November 20, 2007 (2007-11-20) 3T6404
A series of unfortunate events unfold for an unlucky Dawn Budge, who seeks reparative surgery from Sean and Christian.
64 5 "Chaz Darling" Sean Jablonski Sean Jablonski Jai Rodriguez November 27, 2007 (2007-11-27) 3T6405
While a patient inspires Sean to take his relationship with Kate in a new direction, Eden uses extreme methods to persuade Christian to perform surgery on a friend.
65 6 "Damien Sands" Charles Haid Hank Chilton Ian Buchanan December 4, 2007 (2007-12-04) 3T6406
Christian, jealous over Sean's newfound fame, convinces Sean to tape a reality show based on their careers as plastic surgeons.
66 7 "Dr. Joshua Lee" Brad Falchuk Brad Falchuk George Coe December 11, 2007 (2007-12-11) 3T6407
As Sean tries to regain his youth through his relationship with Eden, a violent and traumatic event causes Julia to question her relationship with Olivia.
67 8 "Duke Collins" Elodie Keene Lyn Greene & Richard Levine Joel McKinnon Miller December 18, 2007 (2007-12-18) 3T6408
After suspecting that something more than just their Secret Santa game is going on, Sean confronts Christian and Julia about the secret they have been keeping.
68 9 "Rachel Ben Natan" Charles Haid Jennifer Salt Maggie Siff January 15, 2008 (2008-01-15) 3T6409
As Julia's health worsens, Christian falls back into old habits. Sean hires Gina as the new McNamara/Troy receptionist in order to get back at Christian.
69 10 "Magda & Jeff" Craig Zisk Hank Chilton Selma Stern & Robert Gant January 22, 2008 (2008-01-22) 3T6410
After Sean takes on an agent, his role on "Hearts 'n Scalpels" is expanded. Meanwhile, a suspicious Christian questions why Gina moved to Los Angeles and is working at McNamara/Troy, and what her motives might be.
70 11 "Kyle Ainge" Dirk Wallace Craft Brad Falchuk & Hank Chilton Jeff Hephner January 29, 2008 (2008-01-29) 3T6411
Christian attempts to cope in the aftermath of a death. Meanwhile, Colleen feels threatened when another talent agency shows interest in Sean's acting career.
71 12 "Lulu Grandiron" Brad Falchuk Brad Falchuk Donna Mills February 5, 2008 (2008-02-05) 3T6412
Eden looks to Sean for help after getting into business with Kimber and Ram.
72 13 "August Walden" Sean Jablonski Sean Jablonski Stephen J. Oliver February 12, 2008 (2008-02-12) 3T6413
A television critic gives Sean a dose of the ugly side of Hollywood.
73 14 "Candy Richards" Richard Levine Jennifer Salt Jennifer Coolidge February 19, 2008 (2008-02-19) 3T6414
Tragedy strikes the McNamara/Troy family after Julia learns what has caused her ill health.
Part 2
74 15 "Ronnie Chase" Brad Falchuk Ryan Murphy Michael Scheckenowitz January 6, 2009 (2009-01-06) 3T6415
As season five continues, McNamara/Troy faces an unexpected, serious medical crisis. Christian decides to settle down with one woman and Sean discovers a new love in a moment of extreme vulnerability. In the premiere episode for this second segment of season five, Sean's physical and emotional well-being is greatly impacted after he survives the attack from Colleen. Meanwhile, Christian gets some troubling news.
75 16 "Gene Shelly" Richard Levine Lyn Greene & Richard Levine John Fleck January 13, 2009 (2009-01-13) 3T6416
Christian and Liz grow closer when his chemotherapy makes him ill and she becomes his caretaker. Sean reconnects with his broken family.
76 17 "Roxy St. James" Lyn Greene Jennifer Salt Dina Meyer January 27, 2009 (2009-01-27) 3T6417
Sean tries to deal with his feelings for Julia. Christian meets someone who gets what he is going through.
77 18 "Ricky Wells" John Stuart Scott Brad Falchuk Brando Eaton February 3, 2009 (2009-02-03) 3T6418
Matt gets jealous when Sean and Raj starts to develop a father/son relationship. Christian and Liz try making things work.
78 19 "Manny Skerritt" Dirk Wallace Craft Ryan Murphy Misha Collins February 10, 2009 (2009-02-10) 3T6419
Sean's hiring of a new anesthesiologist leads to trouble. Kimber goes to extreme measures.
79 20 "Budi Sabri" Hank Chilton Ryan Murphy & Hank Chilton Chi Muoi Lo February 17, 2009 (2009-02-17) 3T6420
Sean and Teddy explore their relationship and Christian relates to a patient with a unique condition.
80 21 "Allegra Calderella" Sean Jablonski Sean Jablonski Elaine Hausman February 24, 2009 (2009-02-24) 3T6421
Christian makes arrangements to secure his family's future after he's gone. Liz prepares for the wedding.
81 22 "Giselle Blaylock & Legend Chandler" Lyn Greene Lyn Greene & Richard Levine Wendy Glenn & Graham Shiels March 3, 2009 (2009-03-03) 3T6422
Christian searches for immortality and Kimber reacts to the news of Liz and Christian getting married.