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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 Mizrahi
As Himself
Phyllis Somerville
As Marlene

Guest Stars
Bianca Amato
As Susan Rand
Connie Ray
As Principal Connie Schuler
Darlene Hunt
As Hospice Adminastrator
Kathy Najimy
As Therapist
Michael Ray Escamilla
As Angel
Jen Sese
As Florist
Judy Gold
As Rabbi
Marin Mazzie
As Janelle Milson

Rosemary Howard
As Hospital Visitor
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 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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