Queer as Folk: Episode 004 (2000)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Ensemble Film, Gay & Lesbian Show [TV], Prime-Time Drama [TV]  |   Run Time - 45 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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When Michael (Hal Sparks), Brian (Gale Harold), and Emmett (Peter Paige) go to visit Ted (Scott Lowell) in the hospital, they learn that he's in a coma and may not recover. Ted's mother, Mrs. Schmidt (Elva Mai Hooper), is understandably distraught to learn that her son was given drugs by a stranger he picked up, who then left him to die. Justin (Randy Harrison) shares detention with a football player he's attracted to, and ends up pleasuring the jock with his hand. Melanie (Michelle Clunie), who happens to be Ted's lawyer, shows up at Brian's office to tell him Ted has named him in a living will, and he's responsible for deciding whether Ted will stay on life support. Brian can't handle the responsibility, and gets into another heated exchange with Mel. Justin reacts badly when his mother (Sherry Miller) calmly confronts him about his sexual preference. Justin runs away and goes looking for Brian. Emmett and Michael go to Ted's apartment to remove all evidence of his lifestyle (e.g. dildos, porn) before Mrs. Schmidt shows up. At Ted's, they find a shrine to Michael. "He collects you the way you collect comics," Emmett points out. Brian goes to the hospital and curses out the comatose Ted before getting it on with an orderly in the next bed. Ted awakens from his coma just in time to hear them going at it. Brian goes to Debbie's (Sharon Gless) to relay the good news, where he finds Justin waiting for him.

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