Synopsis by Brian J. Dillard
Picking up where Coupling's second-season finale left off (see "The End of the Line"), the third season begins with Susan (Sarah Alexander) and Steve (Jack Davenport) seemingly finished. As Susan commiserates with Sally (Kate Isitt) and Jane (Gina Bellman), Steve turns to Patrick (Ben Miles) and Jeff (Richard Coyle) for moral support. After an agonizing series of phone games between the estranged lovers, the boys head off to a strip club and the ladies retire to Sally's beauty salon. Susan and Steve eventually end up back in each other's arms, but, as usual, not in quite the way they might have hoped. Originally broadcast September 23, 2002, on BBC2, "Split" marked season three, episode one of the hit Britcom. This entire episode was filmed in split screen, with the adventures of each gender unfolding simultaneously. British TV presenter Mariella Frostrup once again appears as herself.