Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Nip/Tuck: Love is Hot (Truth is Molten)

After last year's mid-season finale for Nip/Tuck, one of the most common questions asked was "when is McNamara/Troy going to get some security?" As if to answer that chorus, this mid-season premiere goes back and replays the events of the night to try and explain how Colleen could have gotten to Sean, given that he's a famous TV star and she has a restraining order against her. Apparently, all you need to do is disguise yourself as a patient and no one will think twice.

Giving the scene an extended remix served not only the purpose of showing that they did in fact have security (crackerjack at that) but also gives Music Supervisor PJ Bloom a second opportunity to pick music to back it. Here he sneaks in two (three sort of) songs, first cleverly employing The O'Jay's classic "Backstabbers" to clue us in that the women bypassing security under wraps is indeed our backstabber. Then we get Mark Ronson's "Stop Me Medley," which combines The Smiths' "Stop Me if You Think That You've Heard this One Before" and The Supremes' "You Keep Me Hanging On," both songs fitting in well with Colleen's mini-Misery camp out with Sean.

But, of course, Sean lives... but we knew that right? Didn't we see them all in the future? That was another observation posited after the cliffhanger that Ryan Murphy deemed necessary to address in the episode, when Sean assures Christian that he won't be dying of breast cancer, even if that vision of the future was "just a dream." Hey, Shaft survived tit cancer, so shut your mouth (I'm just talking about the Shaft). With both Doctors handicapped by ailments, they turn their lemons into a lemon-orgy of sorts, using their status to get some sympathy sex, all to the sounds of Donovan's "Barabajagal". "Love is hot truth is molten!"

The episode ends, as many Nip/Tuckers do, with a breast exam of the soul. Doctors Christian and Sean looking into their respective mirrors and not liking what they see, all to Beck's rendition of "Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime" done for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. And here it's worth linking to the original version, by the new wave band The Korgis.

Nip/Tuck - Episode. 5.15
1. "Backstabbers" - The O'Jays - Colleen sneaks into the office
2. "Stop Me Medley" - Mark Ronson featuring Daniel Merriweather - Sean and Colleen's bloody conflict
3. "Di Gue Ding Ding" - Michael LeGrand - played during Ronnie's ear surgery
4. "Barabajagal" - Donovan (w/ Jeff Beck Group) - Sean and Christian get some sympathy sex
5. "Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime" - Beck
Compiled by Avalon at Nip/Tuck Forum

Previously: Fame's a Killer (Episode 5.15)

I'm in Mexico right now... posts have been written ahead of time and scheduled, so forgive the lack of response


Anonymous said...

Hi! There is a song while Sean is teaching and they introduce Raj... Do you know which song is that?

Max from Mexico.

drake lelane said...

I no longer have the episode, but if it's not listed above, it's most likely score or a purchased music snippet for the scene.

taylor said...

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