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The Big C: The Finale

Adam surprises everyone when he fulfils one of Cathy's wishes. Cathy's estranged Dad visits her. Andrea gets the opportunity of a lifetime. Sean has mixed feelings about his impending kidney surgery.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x4
Airdate: Monday May 20th, 2013
Special Airtime: 10:00 pm
Special Runtime: 60 Minutes

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Super Channel) May 20, 2013
UK (MORE4) Oct 10, 2013
AU (Gem) Feb 03, 2014

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Special Guest Stars
Isaac MizrahiIsaac Mizrahi
As Himself
Phyllis SomervillePhyllis Somerville
As Marlene

Guest Stars
Bianca AmatoBianca Amato
As Susan Rand
Connie RayConnie Ray
As Principal Connie Schuler
Darlene HuntDarlene Hunt
As Hospice Adminastrator
Kathy NajimyKathy Najimy
As Therapist
Michael Ray EscamillaMichael Ray Escamilla
As Angel
Jen SeseJen Sese
As Florist
Judy GoldJudy Gold
As Rabbi
Marin MazzieMarin Mazzie
As Janelle Milson

Rosemary HowardRosemary Howard
As Hospital Visitor
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 4 months later. Cathy plays “The Entertainer” and afterwards, Cathy tells Adam to play the video at her funeral. Cathy asks about her dad. Sean says they need to forget about him, but Cathy is adamant in getting a hold of him. Adam says he has to go hang out with some friends. Cathy wonders why he rushed out of the room and Paul says it is because she has been talking about her funeral like a grocery list. Sean says it is good to have a list and be active. He tells Paul and Cathy he likes to donate and is thinking of donating more things. Cathy tells Paul that she feels the way Sean feels. Andrea’s professor comes up to her and says she surprised him. He says she needs to intern for him in New York. She celebrates...

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