The Big C Episode Guide

Episode Guide

The Big C: Season 4 (2013)

  • Season 4 Episode 4: Hereafter: The Finale

    Last-ever episode. Cathy receives a visit from her estranged father Bud. Meanwhile, as his surgery date looms, Sean begins to doubt his decision to donate a kidney when he meets the intended recipient, and a fashion designer offers Andrea the chance of a lifetime

  • Season 4 Episode 3: Quality of Death

    Dr Sherman visits Cathy at a hospice where she is experiencing problems with her room-mate and the staff. Adam confronts Paul about his parenting skills, and Sean debates his organ donation options. Meanwhile, Andrea designs a dress for Cathy to wear at her funeral, which she models on a fashion catwalk

  • Season 4 Episode 2: You Can't Take It With You

    Cathy signs Paul up to an online dating service in an effort to help him move on, but it only makes him upset. Andrea struggles to impress design instructor Isaac Mizrahi at her fashion college, and Adam makes a deal with his chemistry tutor. Meanwhile, Sean is inspired to make a charitable donation

  • Season 4 Episode 1: Quality of Life

    Part one of two. The comedy drama following a conservative woman with cancer returns for the final season as Cathy prepares for Adam's 16th birthday, but her son doesn't seem very enthusiastic about the event. Andrea has problems settling in with her new room-mate at fashion college. Meanwhile, Paul employs an assistant when his career as a motivational speaker takes off and Cathy hears some surprising news during an appointment with Dr Sherman (Alan Alda)

  • Season 4 Episode 1, Part 2: Hereafter: Quality of Life - Part Two

    Part two of two. Cathy plans for her family's future, including helping Paul to find a new wife. Comedy drama, with Laura Linney and Oliver Platt

The Big C: Season 3 (2012)

  • Season 3 Episode 10: Fly Away

    Cathy gets lost during a scuba-diving lesson in Puerto Rico and ends up on a local fisherman's boat, while Sean is plagued by guilt as he was supposed to be looking out for her as her diving partner. Unaware of the frantic search for his wife, Paul is flattered when an attractive woman pays him attention in a bar

  • Season 3 Episode 9: Vaya Con Dios

    The family heads to Puerto Rico with Paul, who tries to stay calm and carry out his public speaking engagements, despite his shock at what happened to Joy. Meanwhile, a disillusioned Sean decides he has had enough of dating after another romantic disaster, but finds it hard to stick to his resolution of giving up on his love life

  • Season 3 Episode 8: Killjoy

    Cathy exposes Maxine and Dave's adoption scam, leaving Adam shocked by his mother's immature behaviour so she accuses him of narrow mindedness. Meanwhile, Sean discovers his relationship with Tim and Giselle has both advantages and drawbacks, and Paul stumbles upon his wife's secret life

  • Season 3 Episode 7: How Bazaar

    Cathy gets more excited about the impending arrival of Dave and Maxine's baby, and she hopes it will give her the chance to fix some of the mistakes she made with her son. However, Adam decides to make his own statement about their relationship at his church's charity bazaar. Meanwhile. Joy encourages Paul to pursue an endorsement deal and offers him a personal opportunity

  • Season 3 Episode 6: Life Rights

    Sean becomes exhausted catering for the needs of his new house guest Adam, who is determined to assert his independence. Meanwhile, Cathy and Paul meet famous film producer Rita Strauss (Allison Janney) who makes them an offer, which they react to in different ways, Dave accidentally reveals the gender of the baby and Sean befriends a customer

  • Season 3 Episode 5: Face Off

    Cathy goes over the top while trying to impress the parents of the baby she hopes to adopt, including enlisting a resentful Adam, who causes friction. Meanwhile, Paul shares his near-death experience with a bigger audience as he embarks on a new career as a motivational speaker, encouraged by Joy Kleinman (Susan Sarandon)

  • Season 3 Episode 4: Family Matters

    Paul and Cathy investigate the possibility of adoption, but her health problems stop them in their tracks. Meanwhile, Sean's ownership of his new business is disputed when former owner Willy (Victor Garber) turns up demanding its return, and Jesse finds a dangerous way to demonstrate to Adam her belief that God is always looking out for him

  • Season 3 Episode 3: Bundle of Joy

    Cathy attends a personal growth seminar run by life coach and cancer survivor Joy Kleinman (guest star Susan Sarandon) and takes a sceptical Paul along with her, who comes to a surprising conclusion. Meanwhile, Adam and Jesse go to church together for the first time, and Sean takes Andrea out to a restaurant on Valentine's Day to cheer her up

  • Season 3 Episode 2: What's Your Story?

    Adam is angry to read on his father's blog that his mother had an affair and accuses them of hypocrisy. Meanwhile, Andrea struggles in her attempts to revive the school's Black Student Association, a money-making scheme presents itself to Sean when he gets a new phone and Adam makes a new set of friends in the Bible study group

  • Season 3 Episode 1: Thin Ice

    The return of the comedy drama following a conservative woman with cancer. Sean considers an important request from Cathy, and Andrea rejoins the Jamison household with a new-found appreciation for her African heritage. Meanwhile, Adam turns to the power of prayer as he worries about his mother, who later receives news about her progress from Dr Sherman (Alan Alda) that brings hope for the future

The Big C: Season 2 (2011)

  • Season 2 Episode 13: Crossing the Line

    Cathy is inspired by Lee's death to run a New Year's Eve marathon, despite her doctor's warnings against it. Paul's cocaine addiction is discovered when he decides to quit his job and his new tactic with the insurance agency backfires, while Adam makes a surprising connection with Dr Todd

  • Season 2 Episode 12: The Darkest Day

    Lee realises he is running out of time and decides to call Cathy to share his last moments with her. Paul discovers Myk's true intentions regarding his impending marriage to Andrea, but he is also in for a surprise when he is chosen for a random drug test at work, while Adam realises Poppy has been hiding something from him

  • Season 2 Episode 11: Fight or Flight

    Cathy makes an important decision regarding her family after a fight with Lee and a dinner with Dr Sherman. Adam goes looking for his missing uncle, while Andrea makes an impulsive choice about Myk and decides to accept his marriage proposal

  • Season 2 Episode 10: How Do You Feel?

    Cathy and Lee share a night in together as she helps him tick a few items off his to-do list. Poppy is anxious about attending her high-school reunion and brings Adam with her, while a distraught Sean takes issue with his new neighbours and their baby and decides to abandon his house

  • Season 2 Episode 9: A Little Death

    Rebecca deals with the grief over her miscarriage in an unexpected way, which leads Cathy to reconnect with some old friends. Andrea and Myk's relationship heats up, while Adam is surprised when he meets a girl he has been chatting to via an online cancer support group. Comedy, guest starring Parker Posey, with Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney

  • Season 2 Episode 8: The Last Thanksgiving

    Cathy hosts a Thanksgiving dinner but when a secret is revealed, the event takes a disastrous turn. Elsewhere, faced with increasing insurance costs, Paul considers different ways of generating income. Comedy drama, starring Laura Linney and Oliver Platt

  • Season 2 Episode 7: Goldilocks and the Bears

    Cathy visits a Tibetan doctor in a bid to lower her blood pressure for the clinical trial and finds an unexpected connection with the medic. Later she goes with Paul and Lee to a gay bar, while Adam nearly ruins Andrea's first date with Myk. Comedy, starring Laura Linney and Gabriel Basso

  • Season 2 Episode 6: The Little c

    Adam's indiscretion threatens Cathy's new job as a swim coach, Andrea argues angrily with Myk, a Ukrainian co-worker that Paul is mentoring, while Sean seeks advice on taking his relationship with Rebecca further. Comedy, starring Gabriel Basso and Laura Linney

  • Season 2 Episode 5: Cats and Dogs

    Cathy decides to pawn her jewellery following Paul's redundancy, but runs into Lee and has a surprising day with him. Adam gets himself into a compromising situation, while Sean's trip to a local park to test his eco-friendly home-made sling lands him in hot water. Comedy, starring Laura Linney

  • Season 2 Episode 4: Boo!

    As Halloween approaches, Sean worries his house is haunted and attempts an exorcism. Meanwhile, a classmate's taunts land Adam in trouble, and work commitments keep Paul from accompanying Cathy to the first day of the clinical trial. Comedy drama, starring Laura Linney

  • Season 2 Episode 3: Sexual Healing

    Cathy receives steroid injections ahead of the clinical trials, and invites Andrea to move in with her in a bid to salvage any chance of being able to afford college. Sean agrees to resume taking medication for his condition, and Adam considers having sex with a new girl at his school. Comedy, starring Laura Linney and Gabourey Sidibe

  • Season 2 Episode 2: Musical Chairs

    Cathy returns to work following her chemotherapy, and is disappointed to learn all the places on Dr Sherman's clinical trial have been filled. Meanwhile, pregnant Rebecca learns the sex of her child, and decides to throw an early baby shower to compensate for the fact that her old friend might not live to see the birth. Comedy drama, starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon

  • Season 2 Episode 1: Losing Patients

    Cathy remains determined to beat her cancer, and tries to secure an appointment with a new consultant who may be able to get her into a clinical trial that could be the key to a cure. Meanwhile, Adam is the recipient of extra attention at school now that his mother's diagnosis is public knowledge, and Sean prepares to become a father. Comedy, starring Laura Linney and Reid Scott

The Big C: Season 1 (2010)

  • Season 1 Episode 13: Taking the Plunge

    Paul suggests a debilitating chemotherapy treatment following the news that the bee therapy changed nothing. Rebecca reveals she is pregnant with Sean's child. Comedy drama, with Cynthia Nixon

  • Season 1 Episode 12: Everything That Rises

    Cathy interferes in Adam's love life, and Marlene makes a drastic decision after putting the youngster's life in danger. Paul happily takes over the household chores, while Todd and Cathy visit a beekeeper in Canada who believes he has a new treatment for cancer. Guest starring Liam Neeson

  • Season 1 Episode 11: New Beginnings

    Paul shaves his head as a show of solidarity during Cathy's chemotherapy, but struggles to keep her cancer a secret from Adam. Rebecca tells Sean she has requested a transfer so she can settle down in Minneapolis, and Marlene reveals she is suffering from Alzheimer's disease

  • Season 1 Episode 10: Divine Intervention

    Cathy tries to make amends with those around her as she faces divorce and the loss of her best pal, but Paul refuses to hear her side of the story, while Marlene is disappointed about the violation of her friend's marriage vows. Meanwhile, Andrea threatens to leave school. With Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City)

  • Season 1 Episode 9: The Ecstasy and the Agony

    Cathy experiments with Ecstasy following her weekend in the Bahamas with Lenny, while Paul finds it hard to celebrate his promotion when he catches his wife with her new boyfriend. Adam gets permission to attend a friend's party and Sean sets Marlene up on a date with his elderly friend

  • Season 1 Episode 8: Happy Birthday, Cancer

    Cathy plans to celebrate her 43rd birthday in the Bahamas with Lenny, but a surprise party leaves her with a dilemma, especially when an old friend from college turns up. Adam gets into trouble when he circulates a filthy joke, and Allison tries bluffing when Marlene confronts her about her age. Guest starring Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City)

  • Season 1 Episode 7: Two for the Road

    Cathy plans a trip to surprise her father on his birthday, and persuades Sean to join her, leaving Adam and Paul alone for the weekend. Meanwhile, Marlene dishes out parenting advice, and home truths are revealed. Comedy drama, starring Laura Linney

  • Season 1 Episode 6: Taking Lumps

    Cathy goes to see Dr Todd when she discovers a lump, and asks neighbour Marlene to pick her up at the hospital after she undergoes an operation to have it removed. Paul and Adam bond over their preparations for a charity race, and Sean seeks advice in his hour of need

  • Season 1 Episode 5: Blue-Eyed Iris

    Cathy catches Adam looking at adult material on the internet and tries to talk to him about sex, while Andrea shows an interest in an older man. Sean hopes to borrow one of Paul's old suits to make a good impression when he appeals against the demolition of the abandoned building. Comedy, starring Laura Linney

  • Season 1 Episode 4: Playing the Cancer Card

    Cathy uses her retirement fund to buy a sports car, while Paul returns to rugby as he adjusts to life as a single father. Sean refuses to see a dentist about his infected tooth, and Adam gets into trouble with the law. Comedy, starring Laura Linney

  • Season 1 Episode 3: There's No C in Team

    Cathy makes it clear she has no interest in participating in a cancer support group's activities, but members Sheila and Leon encourage her to reconsider. Paul's desperate pleas to reconcile continue to be ignored and Sean brings his vegan girlfriend Daphne along for dinner. Comedy drama, starring Laura Linney

  • Season 1 Episode 2: Summer Time

    Cathy tries to reform her son Adam by burning all his dirty clothes ahead of a football camp and hopes to persuade him to stay at home. She also begins to appreciate her body with the help of Dr Todd, and Paul asks his wife to consider seeing a marriage therapist with him. Comedy drama, starring Laura Linney

  • Season 1 Episode 1: Pilot

    Comedy, starring Laura Linney as reserved suburban teacher Cathy, who discovers she has cancer and decides to stop playing by the rules. She begins by throwing infantile husband Paul out of the house and embarks on a project to build a pool in her garden - much to the dismay of her neighbour. With Oliver Platt

The Big C: Other Episodes

  • Fly Away

    Cathy pasa un tiempo con un desconocido; Paul recibe atención de turista; Sean se siente culpable.

  • Vaya Con Dios

    Cathy entrena para bucear; Pablo tiene que mantener la calma para un discurso; Sean decide dejar de salir en citas.

  • Killjoy

    Cathy paga a Maxine y Dave; Sean descubre las cosas positivas y negativas de sus relaciones con Tom y Giselle; Paul aprende algo de Cathy.

  • Face Off

    Cathy intenta impresionar a los padres del bebé que quiere adoptar; Joy anima a Paul a compartir su experiencia con el público; Jessie insta a Adam para profundizar su relación con Dios.

  • Life Rights

    Cathy y Paul reciben una oferta del famoso amigo de Joy; Sean hace amistad con el cliente de una línea telefónica sexual; Adam confirma su independencia.

  • How Bazaar

    Cathy y Adam son muy generosos; Joy insta a Paul para que busque el contrato de patrocinio; Sean lleva a sus amigos a una subasta de caridad.

  • Family Matters

    Cathy se enfoca en su nuevo objetivo personal y Adam y Andrea tienen que tratar con su distracción; Sean conoce al ex dueño de su negocio; Adam empieza a conocer el lado salvaje de Jessie.

  • Bundle of Joy

    Cathy conoce a una orientadora en un retiro que le ayuda a tomar una decisión muy importante; Sean invita a Andrea a cenar en un restaurante elegante para el Día de San Valentín; Adam va a la iglesia por primera vez con su nueva novia.

  • What's Your Story?

    Sean descubre una nueva forma de generar ingresos; Andrea intenta abrir un club; Adam se une a un grupo de estudio de la Biblia en la escuela.

  • Thin Ice

    El tratamiento de Cathy está funcionando. Por su parte, Paul sobrevive un ataque cardiaco y está recuperando, pero ya que los dos casi se murieron, deciden buscar la ayuda de Sean Adams; Andrea regresa de su viaje.

  • Crossing the Line

    Cathy está inspirada por fallecimiento de Lee; Paul intenta nueva táctica con agencia de seguros; Adam entra en contacto con el Dr. Todd.

  • The Darkest Day

    Lee llama a Cathy en la víspera de su viaje a Italia; Paul descubre un secreto acerca de Myk; Adam descubre un secreto acerca de Poppy.

  • Fight or Flight

    Cathy toma una decisión sobre su familia; Adam busca a su tío desaparecido; Andrea toma una decisión impulsiva.

  • How Do You Feel?

    Cathy ayuda a Lee con su lista de últimos deseos; Poppy lleva a Adam a su reunión; Sean tiene problemas con sus nuevos vecinos.

  • A Little Death

    Rebecca enfrenta la perdida de su embarazo de una manera inesperada; Cathy conecta de nuevo con viejas amistadas; Adam conoce a una chica en la red.

  • The Last Thanksgiving

    Un secreto es revelado en la cena de Acción de Gracias; Paul considera formas diferentes para generar ingreso.

  • Goldilocks and the Bears

    Cathy quiere bajar su persión arterial; Paul toma la decisión de salir con Lee y Cathy; Adam causa estragos durante la cita de Andrea con Myk.

  • The Little c

    Cathy se acerca a un paciente de la clínica y se convierte en la entrenadora de natación de su preparatoria, y el encuentro de Adam con una prostituta le provoca problemas a toda la familia.

  • Cats and Dogs

    Cathy tiene un día sorprendente con Lee; Adam está en una situación comprometedora; Sean es rechazado por las madres en un parque local.

  • Boo!

    Un paciente con cáncer intriga a Cathy; la espiral descendente de Adam continúa; Sean teme que su casa esté embrujada.

  • Sexual Healing

    Cathy y Paul necesitan establecer limites entre paciente y cuidador; Rebecca es desalentada por Sean; Adam busca a otra chica.

  • Musical Chairs

    Cathy busca ayuda sobre natural; Sean es mas autoritario; Adam toma ventaja de la simpatía de sus compañeros de clase.

  • Losing Patients

    Cathy busca una segunda opinión; Sean se adapta a la vida con una Rebecca embarazada; Adam ve a un terapeuta.

  • Quality of Death

    Cathy tiene problemas con su compañera después de que ella se registra en el hospicio; Adam enfrenta a Paul por su falta de orientación de padres; Cathy inspira Andrea a recuperar su chispa de nuevo.

  • Comienza la cuenta regresiva. Es momento de vivir la vida.

    El Dr. Todd dice a Cathy que ha sido rechazada del ensayo clínico; Sean tiende una trampa a Marlene; Adam y Andrea luchan; Paul hace un descubrimiento.

  • Quality of Death

    Cathy tiene problemas con su compañera después de que ella se registra en el hospicio; Adam enfrenta a Paul por su falta de orientación de padres; Cathy inspira Andrea a recuperar su chispa de nuevo.

  • Taking the Plunge

    Cathy recibe las noticias sobre su tratamiento de las abejas.

  • You Can't Take It With You

    Cathy enlista a Paul en un servicio de citas en línea; Andrea no puede impresionar a su instructor.

  • Everything That Rises Must Converge

    Dr. Todd y Cathy van a ver el Hombre de las Abejas para un tratamiento alternativo para su cáncer.

  • You Can't Take It With You

    Cathy enlista a Paul en un servicio de citas en línea; Andrea no puede impresionar a su instructor.

  • New Beginnings

    Cathy, Marlene y Rebecca tienen un lanzamiento inusual; Paul busca ayuda de sus compañeros de trabajo, Rebecca pone en peligro su relación, Adam conoce a alguien.

  • Divine Intervention

    Cathy visita el hogar de Andrea; Marlene recibe ayuda en la casa, Rebecca termina con Sean; Adam le pide perdón a Andrea.

  • The Ecstasy and the Agony

    El Dr. Todd dice a Cathy que ha sido rechazada del ensayo clínico; Sean tiende una trampa a Marlene; Adam y Andrea luchan; Paul hace un descubrimiento.

  • Happy Birthday, Cancer

    Lenny invita a Cathy a las Bahamas para sus cumpleaños; Paul realiza una fiesta sorpresa; Sean y Rebecca comienzan una aventura; Adam encuentra una Marlene desorientada.

  • Two for the Road

    Sean reacciona mal a las noticias de Cathy; Adam se emborracha y vomita sobre el césped de Marlene.

  • There's No C in Team

    Cathy planea una fiesta y decide ir a un grupo de apoyo; Paul hace un gesto romántico; Marlene descubre el secreto de Cathy.

  • Summer Time

    Cathy comienza a apreciar su cuerpo; Paul quiere ver a un terapeuta de parejas; Adam trata de escaparse a un campamento de fútbol.

  • Pilot

    Después de ser diagnosticada con melanoma, una mujer trata de reorganizar las demandas de su vida.

  • You Can't Take It With You

    Cathy inscribe a Paul en un servicio de citas en línea; Andrea falla en impresionar a su instructor.

  • Taking Lumps

    Cathy llama a Lenny por ayuda; Sean se muda al traspatio de su hermana; Paul y Adam compiten en una carrera de bañera.

  • Blue-Eyed Iris

    Cathy trata de sentirse más atractiva conociendo a alguien nuevo; Adam es atrapado mirando pornografía; Paul es herido; Sean lucha por su edificio.

  • Quality of Life

    Cathy planea una fiesta para el cumpleaños número dieciséis de Adam; Paul consigue un nuevo asistente, Andrea tiene problemas para adaptarse.

  • Quality of Life

    Cathy planea una fiesta para el cumpleaños número dieciséis de Adam; Paul consigue un nuevo asistente, Andrea tiene problemas para adaptarse.

  • Playing the Cancer Card

    Cathy sobra sus ahorros de retiro y se compra un convertible; a Paul le gusta el rugby; Marlene ayuda a Adam.

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