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The Big C: Quality of Death

Dr. Sherman pays Cathy a visit who has checked herself into a hospice and is experiencing problems with her new room-mate. Adam confronts Paul about his lack of parental guidance. Andrea seeks inspiration from Cathy.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x3
Airdate: Monday May 13th, 2013
Special Airtime: 10:00 pm
Special Runtime: 60 Minutes

Director: Richard Heus
Writer: Jenny Bicks

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Super Channel) May 13, 2013
UK (MORE4) Oct 03, 2013
AU (Gem) Jan 27, 2014


Special Guest Stars
Isaac MizrahiIsaac Mizrahi
As Himself

Guest Stars
Alan AldaAlan Alda
As Dr. Atticus Sherman
Bianca AmatoBianca Amato
As Susan Rand
Darlene HuntDarlene Hunt
As Hospice Adminastrator
Jesse NewmanJesse Newman
As Hollis
Kathy NajimyKathy Najimy
As Therapist
Liz HoltanLiz Holtan
As Amber
Michael Ray EscamillaMichael Ray Escamilla
As Angel
Dana IveyDana Ivey
As Herself
Emily MechierEmily Mechier
As Young Nun
Jennifer MudgeJennifer Mudge
As Nurse Valerie
Tijuana RicksTijuana Ricks
As Day Nurse

Dennis Michael GiammettaDennis Michael Giammetta
As Fashion Spectator
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 scene opens 2 months after Cathy lost her memory. Cathy is waking up. She sees a bunch of pictures on the ceiling. Her memory is back and she calls Adam’s name to wake him as well. Adam wakes up and sees he slept past 7:00 and needs to give Cathy her medicine. She says it is fine. Paul comes in and yells at Adam for not being on time with the medication. Cathy reiterates it is fine and not to worry about it. She says it is time to go. ..

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