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The Big C: Bundle of Joy

Cathy meets a "joyologist" at a creative retreat who helps her make a life-altering decision; Sean wines and dines Andrea at a fancy restaurant for Valentine's Day; Adam attends church for the first time with his new crush.

Source: Showtime

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x3
Airdate: Sunday April 22nd, 2012

Director: Adam Bernstein
Writer: Jenny Bicks

Alternate Airdates:

UK (MORE4) Jul 25, 2013


Guest Stars
Caine SheppardCaine Sheppard
As Morgan
Kailie TorresKailie Torres
As Jesse
Michael ChernusMichael Chernus
As Pastor Rick
Susan SarandonSusan Sarandon
As Joy Kleinman
Kate WetherheadKate Wetherhead
As Mousse Girl
Mark GessnerMark Gessner
As Mousse Man
The WreckingThe Wrecking
As Themselves
Zivile KaminskaiteZivile Kaminskaite
As Cancer Patient

Michelle HopkinsMichelle Hopkins
As Bettina
Main Cast
Laura LinneyLaura Linney
As Catherine 'Cathy' Jamison
Oliver PlattOliver Platt
As Paul Jamison
Gabriel BassoGabriel Basso
As Adam Jamison
Gabourey SidibeGabourey Sidibe
As Andrea Jackson


The episode begins and Cathy is shown painting the walls of her living room. She tells Paul that she has the time, and hence she just wants to enjoy every moment of it. Later she makes Adam heart-shaped pancakes as its Valentine’s Day. Later, Cathy tells Paul about Joy Klienman, a life coach, who calls herself a “Joyalogist”. Joy is basically a cancer survivor who has used her own experience to inspire other people. Cathy wants to go for one of Joy’s seminars, as she wants direction. Sean is meanwhile busy servicing customers on his gay phone sex line. Cathy comes in and is shocked to hear the sexually explicit things Sean is saying to someone over the phone. He then reveals to Cathy that he is running a gay phone sex business. ..

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