Queer as Folk (season 1)

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Queer as Folk (season 1)
QueerAsFolkSeason1.jpg
DVD cover
No. of episodes 22
Release
Original network Showtime
Showcase
Original release December 3, 2000 (2000-12-03) – June 24, 2001 (2001-06-24)
Season chronology
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Season 2
List of Queer as Folk episodes

The first season of Queer as Folk, an American and Canadian television series, consisted of twenty-two episodes and premiered on Showtime on December 3, 2000, in the United States and on Showcase on January 22, 2001, in Canada.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
1 1[1] "Premiere" Russell Mulcahy Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman December 3, 2000 (2000-12-03) (United States)1
January 22, 2001 (2001-01-22) (Canada)2
101
After a night out at the club Babylon with Michael, Emmett and Ted; Brian picks up a cute guy named Justin for a night of fun, but afterwards coldly rebuffs Justin's attempts to see him again. Michael also gets lucky taking home a hunk only to be happily interrupted for a trip to the hospital after Brian learns that Lindsay and Melanie have had a baby boy, Gus. In the meantime, Michael stays in the closet at work, which causes some problems with an interested co-worker while at the same time he struggles with feelings of jealousy over Brian's relationship with Justin.
2 2[1] "Queer, There and Everywhere" Russell Mulcahy Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman December 3, 2000 (2000-12-03) (United States)1
January 22, 2001 (2001-01-22) (Canada)2
102
After a night out at the club Babylon with Michael, Emmett and Ted; Brian picks up a cute guy named Justin for a night of fun, but afterwards coldly rebuffs Justin's attempts to see him again. Michael also gets lucky taking home a hunk only to be happily interrupted for a trip to the hospital after Brian learns that Lindsay and Melanie have had a baby boy, Gus. In the meantime, Michael stays in the closet at work, which causes some problems with an interested co-worker while at the same time he struggles with feelings of jealousy over Brian's relationship with Justin.
3 3[2] "No Bris, No Shirt, No Service" Russell Mulcahy Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman December 10, 2000 (2000-12-10) (United States)
January 22, 2001 (2001-01-22) (Canada)2
103
Lindsay and Melanie have a bris for their new baby Gus, which Brian decides to miss until Michael convinces him otherwise. Brian decides to crash the party and put his parental foot down. Justin seeking to regain the attention of Brian decides to make himself noticed at Babylon. Meanwhile, Brian's involvement as the father of Gus causes some relationship strain between Lindsay and Melanie. Michael attempting to continue his straight act, runs into a co-worker in front of the gay bars. Also, Ted finally gets lucky with a guy who he's been denying the advances of all night, but ends up with devastating results.
4 4[3] "Ted's Not Dead" Kevin Inch Richard Kramer December 17, 2000 (2000-12-17) (United States)
January 29, 2001 (2001-01-29) (Canada)
104
While Ted lies in a drug-induced coma, Brian learns he's named the executor of his friend's living will. Also, Justin's mother suspects the truth about her son's sexuality and Michael and Emmett try to remove incriminating evidence from Ted's apartment but discover Ted's longtime crush on Michael.
5 5[4] "Now Approaching... The Line" Kari Skogland Jason Schafer January 7, 2001 (2001-01-07) (United States)
February 2, 2001 (2001-02-02) (Canada)
105
Michael fends off the romantic interest of a female coworker who doesn't know he's gay and instead dates a handsome chiropractor, while Brian is propositioned by a potentially lucrative client of his firm. Meanwhile, Justin struggles to repair his fractured relationship with his mother Jennifer.
6 6[5] "The Art of Desperation" Kari Skogland Jonathan Tolins January 21, 2001 (2001-01-21) (United States)
February 12, 2001 (2001-02-12) (Canada)
106
Michael's new chiropractor boyfriend gets into a tug of war with Brian over Michael, as Ted recovers from his O.D. by dating Roger, a stable but overweight chorus director. Also, Justin meets Lindsay, who is impressed with his artwork.
7 7[6] "Smells Like Codependence" David Wellington Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman January 28, 2001 (2001-01-28) (United States)
February 19, 2001 (2001-02-19) (Canada)
107
Debbie meets Dr. David; Michael and Dr. David spend a weekend in the country; Justin's father learns the truth and decides to send Justin away to school; Brian's emotional hold on Michael and dislike for Dr. David intensifies.
8 8[7] "Babylon Boomerang" Steve DiMarco Richard Kramer February 4, 2001 (2001-02-04) (United States)
February 26, 2001 (2001-02-26) (Canada)
108
Justin's father attacks Brian outside Babylon; Michael gets a promotion at work; Justin moves in with Brian.
9 9[8] "Daddy Dearest (Sonny Boy)" John Greyson Jason Schafer & Jonathan Tolins February 11, 2001 (2001-02-11) (United States)
March 5, 2001 (2001-03-05) (Canada)
109
Michael decides to break up with Dr. David, who surprises Michael by asking him to move in with him; Lindsay and Melanie ask Brian to relinquish his parental rights to Gus; Emmett becomes addicted to cyber-sex.
10 10[9] "Queens of the Road" John L'Ecuyer Doug Guinan February 18, 2001 (2001-02-18) (United States)
March 12, 2001 (2001-03-12) (Canada)
110
Dr. David pressures Michael to move in with him; Brian's loft is burglarized; Justin runs away to New York City; Lindsay and Melanie begin to drift apart.
11 11[10] "Surprise!" Michael DeCarlo Jason Schafer & Jonathan Tolins February 25, 2001 (2001-02-25) (United States)
March 19, 2001 (2001-03-19) (Canada)
111
Michael ends the relationship with Dr. David; Ted and Emmett get tested for AIDS; Brian throws Michael a surprise 30th birthday party and outs Michael to his co-worker; Emmett makes a pact with God.
12 12[11] "Move It or Lose It" John Greyson Richard Kramer, Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman March 4, 2001 (2001-03-04) (United States)
March 26, 2001 (2001-03-26) (Canada)
112
Michael and Dr. David enjoy their new-found domestic bliss; Emmett joins a "conversion therapy" group; Lindsay and Melanie continue to fight about Brian, finances and their future; Ted becomes very sexually active.
13 13[12] "Very Stupid People" Ron Oliver Drew Z. Greenberg March 11, 2001 (2001-03-11) (United States)
April 2, 2001 (2001-04-02) (Canada)
113
Brian sleeps with a co-worker who then files a complaint against him; Emmett continues to try to go straight; Melanie finds solace from Lindsay in the arms of another woman.
14 14[13] "A Change of Heart" Michael DeCarlo Doug Guinan March 18, 2001 (2001-03-18) (United States)
April 9, 2001 (2001-04-09) (Canada)
114
Brian is named in the sexual harassment suit and turns to Melanie for legal advice; Emmett starts dating a woman in his continuing attempt to go straight; Michael lies to David about seeing Brian.
15 15[14] "The Ties That Bind" Alex Chapple Garth Wingfield April 1, 2001 (2001-04-01) (United States)
April 16, 2001 (2001-04-16) (Canada)
115
Lindsay leaves Gus in Brian's care on the weekend of the Leather Ball. Michael is nervous about meeting David's son. Ted takes a walk on the wild side. Brian comes out to his father after he learns that Jack has cancer.
16 16[15] "French Fried" Jeremy Podeswa Jason Schafer April 8, 2001 (2001-04-08) (United States)
April 23, 2001 (2001-04-23) (Canada)
116
Michael and Dr. David disagree about finances; a strange Frenchman moves in with Lindsay and Gus causing a stir; Justin is suspended from school.
17 17[16] "Solution (How TLFKAM Got Her Name Back)" Michael DeCarlo Jonathan Tolins April 15, 2001 (2001-04-15) (United States)
April 30, 2001 (2001-04-30) (Canada)
117
Dr. David and Michael host a high-society fundraiser-Michael excludes the gang; Lindsay and Guillaume prepare for the big day; Justin continues to be harassed at school.
18 18[17] "Surprise Kill" Russell Mulcahy Ron Cowen, Daniel Lipman, Jason Schafer & Jonathan Tolins April 22, 2001 (2001-04-22) (United States)
May 7, 2001 (2001-05-07) (Canada)
118
Brian discovers David at the baths; Justin finds out his parents are getting a divorce; Ted reconnects with Blake; a hunk from Babylon hits on Michael.
19 19[18] "Good Grief!" David Wellington Garth Wingfield April 29, 2001 (2001-04-29) (United States)
May 14, 2001 (2001-05-14) (Canada)
119
In the throes of a hot session Brian gets upsetting news; Daphne asks Justin to be her first time; Ted wants Blake, despite his crystal meth addiction.
20 20[19] "The King of Babylon" Russell Mulcahy Jason Schafer & Jonathan Tolins June 10, 2001 (2001-06-10) (United States)
May 21, 2001 (2001-05-21) (Canada)
120
Who will be crowned King of Babylon? An innocent trip to the mall lands Vic in jail; Brian is beaten at his own game.
21 21[20] "Running to Stand Still" Michael DeCarlo Garth Wingfield June 17, 2001 (2001-06-17) (United States)
May 28, 2001 (2001-05-28) (Canada)
121
Brian is chosen 'Ad person of the Year' and encouraged to take his talent to the Big Apple; Vic appears in court to plead his case; Blake gets a job; David's ex-wife's divorce takes him to Portland.
22 22[21] "Full Circle" Alex Chapple Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman June 24, 2001 (2001-06-24) (United States)
June 25, 2001 (2001-06-25) (Canada)
122
Brian turns 30; Michael and David prepare for their move to Portland; Ted faces the truth about Blake; Justin and Daphne attend their prom where a big surprise awaits.

^1 In the United States, the first episode aired #1 and #2 back-to-back.
^2 In Canada, the first episode consisted of #1-#3.

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