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The Big C: Blue-Eyed Iris

Sean, Cathy's brother tries to keep his building and Adam is caught while watching pornography. Also Cathy meets someone new and feels sexy again.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x5
Airdate: Monday September 20th, 2010

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)

Alternate Airdates:

BR (HBO) Feb 06, 2011
UK (MORE4) Mar 03, 2011

  • Currently 7.9/10
7.9/10 (14 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Gabourey SidibeGabourey Sidibe
As Andrea Jackson
Idris ElbaIdris Elba
As Lenny
Nadia DajaniNadia Dajani
As Tina
Reid ScottReid Scott
As Dr. Todd Mauer
Jack FerverJack Ferver
As Receptionist
Jessica CarlsonJessica Carlson
As Kristin
Scott TerraScott Terra
As Male Student
Main Cast
Laura LinneyLaura Linney
As Catherine 'Cathy' Jamison
Oliver PlattOliver Platt
As Paul Jamison
Gabriel BassoGabriel Basso
As Adam Jamison


The scene opens with Cathy shopping for flowers when she sees Blue Eyed Iris flowers. A woman cuts Cathy and she tells that she is pressed for time. Cathy asserts herself and tells that she wants to plant the Irises before she dies. She arrives home and asks Adam for some help. She goes up to his room to get his attention and catches him masturbating. She closes the door quickly and then walks back in again and tells that they need to talk about it. She opens the laptop and stars to dissect the pornographic movie Adam was watching. She tells that girls don’t do that and the only reason why the girl is moaning like that is because she is getting paid to do so. Adam feels really uncomfortable and leaves the room quickly...

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