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The Big C: Fight or Flight

Cathy makes a big decision regarding her family after a fight with Lee and a dinner with Dr. Sherman; Adam goes looking for his missing uncle; Andrea makes an impulsive choice about Myk.

Source: Showtime

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x11
Airdate: Monday September 12th, 2011

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)

  • Currently 6.8/10
6.8/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Alan Alda
As Dr. Atticus Sherman
Ben Sinclair
As Homeless Guy
Boyd Holbrook
As Mykail
Gabourey Sidibe
As Andrea Jackson
Hugh Dancy
As Lee Fallon
Benjamin Gooch
As Crowd Cheerer #1
Ellyn Marie Marsh
As Paramedic
Keala Settle
As Mandy
Kyle Donnelly
As Crowd Cheerer #2
Laura Benanti
As Gia Sherman
Phillip A. Martin
As Crowd Cheerer #3
Val Emmich
As Ajax
Main Cast
Laura Linney
As Catherine 'Cathy' Jamison
Oliver Platt
As Paul Jamison
Gabriel Basso
As Adam Jamison


The scene opens with Cathy and Lee are hanging out on a cold day, when they spot a homeless man peeing in the snow. Cathy remembers her brother Sean, who is homeless and likes to pee on snow. After Cathy charitably gives her expensive hand gloves to the peeing man as goodwill, they find him using it around his crotch. Cathy is exasperated, but even more disappointed when she finds out that Lee has decided to opt out of the cancer trial. She wants him to fight, but Lee says he would rather stay out of a treatment and trials. He does not want it anymore if it works selectively for some people, and not him...

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