I found Episode 4 of Showtime's The Big C really quite appealing, especially the introduction of the Hugh Dancy character, 'Lee'.
Lee is a fellow Stage 4 cancer patient with whom Cathy (Laura Linney) winds up in a clinical trial. Despite their gaping differences or perhaps because of them, the two begin a bonding process that from what I've read (SPOILERS) will culminate in an emotional affair. (Scroll down past the jump for more insight from Executive Producer Jenny Bicks into the creation of the Lee character as well as a rather large hint as to where Lee's path will take him before Season two's culmination.)
I've not seen Hugh Dancy before though certainly I've heard of him as he is quite acclaimed (plus married to the gorgeous, talented Claire Danes). I'm looking forward to seeing how Cathy navigates the uncharted waters of the fast & close connections that can and are made with folks with serious illness. I have no doubt that The Big C will 'keep it real,' which POSSIBLE SPOILER means that we should enjoy Lee's 'possibly' brief interlude in Cathy's life. I have a feeling she is going to be a complete mess when he finallly succumbs. :/
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The Big C - Next on Episode 5, 'Cats and Dogs,' Cathy runs into Lee and has a surprising day with him
Worried about finances after Paul's layoff, Cathy decides to pawn her jewelry but runs into Lee and has a surprising day with him; Adam gets himself into a compromising situation he can't escape on his own; Sean is ostracized by moms at a local park when he field tests his eco-friendly homemade sling.
The Big C: Hold-Up
Cathy and Lee turn a frightening situation into a comedy.
The Big C: Materialistic Moms
Sean gives a consumerism lecture to a group of unsuspecting moms.
After the jump:
Executive Producer Jenny Bicks discusses Cathy's relationship with Lee (Hugh Dancy).