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The Big C: The Darkest Day

Cathy receives a friendly call from Lee on the eve of her trip to Italy; Paul discovers a surprising secret about Myk while Adam learns one about Poppy.

Source: Showtime

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x12
Airdate: Monday September 19th, 2011

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)

  • Currently 6.4/10
6.4/10 (5 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Alan AldaAlan Alda
As Dr. Atticus Sherman
Boyd HolbrookBoyd Holbrook
As Mykail
Gabourey SidibeGabourey Sidibe
As Andrea Jackson
Hugh DancyHugh Dancy
As Lee Fallon
Nick BlaemireNick Blaemire
As Owen
Parker PoseyParker Posey
As Poppy Kowalski
Mahira KakkarMahira Kakkar
As Indian Woman
Rob YangRob Yang
As Asian Man
Wally DunnWally Dunn
As Older Man
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 wanting to make sure with Dr. Sherman that she is at her best health before she leaves for her Italian vacation. However, her oncologist gives her a great deal of assurance, and encourages her to take a vacation, almost like she needs one. And also requests her to lecture his students as a patient. Later when they are opening their Christmas gifts at home, Paul is all excited about the vacation and tells Adam that will gorge like kings. Adam asks why should he read The Outsiders, but Adrea is excited about hers. Cathy tells her she should have one of those if she wants to attend fashion school. Cathy has also saved a gift for Sean, who she hopes will come back. She says Christmas was Sean’s favorite time. Cathy wants Andrea to come along, but she would rather stay with her fiancé. Although that gets Cathy even more worried, she accepts her refusal pleasantly. ..

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