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Sean and Christian, two plastic surgeons, close friends and business partners who own an overwhelmingly successful plastic surgery practice, attempt to bring inner peace and visceral contentment to their patients through external cosmetic procedures.
Although their clients aspire to cover up their pain, it is the surgeons who truly wear the masks of anguish and unhappiness, sadness and disillusionment. At midlife, the doctors question the prosperity that has brought them so much -- and has offered so little. Having relocated their business to Los Angeles, Sean and Christian struggle for success in a city where they are professionally unknown, and where residents yearn for fame.
01 - Carly Summers
Dr. Sean McNamara (series star DYLAN WALSH) and Dr. Christian Troy (series star JULIAN McMAHON), two plastic surgeons, close friends and business partners who own an overwhelmingly successful plastic surgery practice, attempt to bring inner peace and visceral contentment to their patients through external cosmetic procedures. Although their clients aspire to cover up their pain, it is the surgeons who truly wear the masks of anguish and unhappiness, sadness and disillusionment. For more than two decades, they have shared a love for the same woman, Julia McNamara (series star JOELY RICHARDSON), who despite being married to Sean, has loved both men. And at midlife, the doctors question the prosperity that has brought them so much -- and has offered so little.
Following his divorce from Julia, who is now living in New York with her two younger children, Sean sold his half of McNamara/Troy and departed Miami for Los Angeles. Having ended his engagement, Christian soon followed, thus relocating McNamara/Troy to the West Coast. Dr. Liz Cruz (series star ROMA MAFFIA) also joins the new McNamara/Troy for a fresh start, as she recovers physically and emotionally from past loves. And Matt McNamara (series star JOHN HENSLEY) and Kimber Henry (series star KELLY CARLSON) have gotten married and now have a baby daughter. In a city where they are professionally unknown, and where residents yearn for fame, Sean and Christian struggle for success.
In the fifth season premiere, Sean and Christian settle into their new plastic surgery practice in Beverly Hills and struggle to build it from the ground up. New opportunities arise after they meet a slick Hollywood publicist who offers to help raise their reputation through the media rather than via their surgical abilities. Recurring guest star OLIVER PLATT appears as Freddy Prune, recurring guest star BRADLEY COOPER appears as Aidan Stone, guest star CRAIG BIERKO appears as Bob Easton, guest star DAPHNE ZUNIGA appears as Carly Summers, recurring guest star JENNIFER COOLIDGE appears as Candy Richards, recurring guest star PAULA MARSHALL appears as Kate Tinsley, guest star TIA CARRERE appears as Mistress Dark Pain and recurring guest star LAUREN HUTTON appears as Fiona McNeil.
02 - Joyce & Sharon Monroe
Sean and Christian learn about the glamorous side of fame and the price that people are willing to pay for it. Julia visits Sean, Christian and Liz in Los Angeles with a surprise announcement. Recurring guest star BRADLEY COOPER appears as Aidan Stone, recurring guest star PORTIA de ROSSI appears as Olivia Lord, recurring guest star PAULA MARSHALL appears as Kate Tinsley, SUSAN GRIFFITHS guest stars as Joyce Monroe, MERILEE BRASCH appears as Sharon Monroe and recurring guest star LAUREN HUTTON appears as Fiona McNeil.
03 - Everett Poe
Sean and Julia learn more about their family dynamics as Sean resists Eden Lord's (recurring guest star ANNALYNNE McCORD) advances. Kate (recurring guest star PAULA MARSHALL) reveals a secret compulsion. Matt comes to Los Angeles with some troubling news for his fathers.
04 - Dawn Budge II
A series of unfortunate events unfold for an unlucky Dawn Budge (recurring guest star ROSIE O'DONNELL), who seeks reparative surgery from Sean and Christian. Meanwhile, Annie and Eden (recurring guest star ANNALYNNE McCORD) start to form a sisterly bond, which unnerves Sean.
05 - Chaz Darling
While a patient inspires Sean to take his relationship with Kate (recurring guest star PAULA MARSHALL) in a new direction, Eden (recurring guest star ANNALYNNE McCORD) uses extreme methods to persuade Christian to perform surgery on a friend. Kimber and Matt fall on hard times; as a result, Kimber reaches out to a former business associate.
06 - Damien Sands
Christian, jealous over Sean's newfound fame, convinces Sean to tape a reality show based on their careers as plastic surgeons. However, no one expects the drama that unfolds when the cameras roll.
07 - Dr. Joshua Lee
As Sean tries to regain his youth through his relationship with Eden (recurring guest star ANNALYNNE McCORD), a violent and traumatic event causes Julia to question her relationship with Olivia (recurring guest star PORTIA de ROSSI). Meanwhile, in an effort to better her life, Kimber makes a decision that devastates Matt.
08 - Duke Collins
After suspecting that something more than just their Secret Santa game is going on, Sean confronts Christian and Julia about the secret they have been keeping. Meanwhile, a hospitalized Matt bonds with his rehab counselor, and Eden (recurring guest star ANNALYNNE McCORD) tries to bond and make peace with Julia, which raises Julia's suspicions. Kimber reveals her plans for the future, and who is -- and isn't -- involved.
09 - Rachel Ben Natan
As Julia's health worsens, Christian falls back into old habits. Sean hires Gina (recurring guest star JESSALYN GILSIG - "Heroes," "Boston Public") as the new McNamara/Troy receptionist in order to get back at Christian. Meanwhile, Dawn Budge (recurring guest star ROSIE O'DONNELL) returns for cosmetic surgery after another unfortunate incident. Recurring guest star BRADLEY COOPER appears as Aidan Stone, recurring guest star OLIVER PLATT ("The Bronx is Burning," "The West Wing") appears as Freddy Prune and recurring guest star MAGGIE SIFF ("Grey's Anatomy," "Mad Men") appears as Rachel Ben Natan.
10 - Magda & Jeff
After Sean takes on an agent, his role on "Hearts 'n Scalpels" is expanded. Meanwhile, a suspicious Christian questions why Gina (recurring guest star JESSALYN GILSIG) moved to Los Angeles and is working at McNamara/Troy, and what her motives might be.
11 - Kyle Ainge
Christian attempts to cope in the aftermath of a death. Meanwhile, Colleen (recurring guest star SHARON GLESS - "Burn Notice," "Queer as Folk") feels threatened when another talent agency shows interest in Sean's acting career.
12 - Lulu Grandiron
Eden (recurring guest star ANNALYNNE McCORD) looks to Sean for help after getting into business with Kimber and Ram (recurring guest star JOHN SCHNEIDER - "Smallville"). A group of wealthy socialites hires Christian for all of their cosmetic surgery needs. And Sean discovers another side of Colleen (recurring guest star SHARON GLESS). DONNA MILLS ("Cold Case," "Knots Landing") appears as Lulu Grandiron and JOAN VAN ARK ("The Young and the Restless," "Knots Landing") appears as Annette Wainwright.
13 - August Walden
A television critic gives Sean a dose of the ugly side of Hollywood. Meanwhile, Matt experiences a special bond with one of Christian's patients. And the cause of Julia's ailing health is uncovered.
14 - Candy Richards
Tragedy strikes the McNamara/Troy family after Julia learns what has caused her ill health. A visitor from Christian's past brings some revealing news. And Sean finds the price of fame to be more expensive than it's worth.
15 - Ronnie Chase
Earlier this season, Sean and Christian departed Miami for Los Angeles seeking a fresh start for McNamara/Troy in a new city. Convinced that celebrity status can bring them more new patients than their medical reputations, the surgeons became medical consultants for a television drama. Sean met with early success in the Hollywood spotlight, only to become the victim of a deranged fan. Despite his own attempts to gain notoriety, Christian found himself living in Sean's shadow for the first time in his career.
As season five continues, McNamara/Troy faces an unexpected, serious medical crisis. Christian decides to settle down with one woman and Sean discovers a new love in a moment of extreme vulnerability.
In the premiere episode for this second segment of season five, Sean's physical and emotional well-being is greatly impacted after he survives the attack from Colleen (recurring guest star SHARON GLESS). Meanwhile, Christian gets some troubling news.
16 - Gene Shelly
Christian and Liz grow closer when his chemotherapy makes him ill and she becomes his caretaker. Sean reconnects with his broken family.
17 - Roxy St James
Sean tries to come to terms with his feelings for Julia. Christian meets someone who understands what he is going through. Plus, Liz and Christian analyze their relationship. Recurring guest star PORTIA de ROSSI appears as Olivia Lord, recurring guest star ANNALYNNE McCORD appears as Eden Lord and recurring guest star JENNIFER COOLIDGE appears as Candy Richards.
18 - Ricky Wells
Matt gets jealous when Sean and Raj (recurring guest star ADHIR KALYAN - "Aliens in America") starts to develop a father/son relationship. Raj's father (guest star IQBAL THEBA - "ER," "Kitchen Confidential," "Two and a Half Men") makes a surprise appearance. Plus, Christian and Liz try to make their relationship work.
19 - Manny Skerritt
Sean's hiring of a new anesthesiologist leads to trouble. Kimber goes to extreme measures to make sure Jenna has a good life. Recurring guest star BRADLEY COOPER appears as Aidan Stone recurring guest star KATEE SACKHOFF ("Battlestar Galactica," "The Education of Max Bickford") appears as Theodora "Teddy" Rowe. MORGAN FAIRCHILD ("Fashion House," "Falcon Crest," "Friends") and MISHA COLLINS ("Supernatural," "24") also guest star.
20 - Budi Sabri
Sean and Teddy (recurring guest star KATEE SACKHOFF) explore their relationship and Christian relates to a patient with a unique condition.
21 - Allegra Calderella
Christian makes arrangements to secure his family's future after he's gone. Liz prepares for the wedding. Recurring guest star KATEE SACKHOFF appears as Teddy.
22 - Giselle Blaylock & Legend Chandler
Christian searches for immortality as he prepares for his wedding. Kimber reacts to the news of Liz and Christian getting married. Recurring guest stars include KATEE SACKHOFF as Teddy, ANNALYNNE McCORD as Eden and JOHN SCHNEIDER as Ram Peters.