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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

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Special Guest Stars
Isaac Mizrahi
As Himself

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

Dennis Michael Giammetta
As Fashion Spectator
Main Cast
Laura Linney
As Catherine 'Cathy' Jamison
Oliver Platt
As Paul Jamison
Gabriel Basso
As Adam Jamison
Gabourey 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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