Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Nip/Tuck Season Finale Tonight!

The Boston Herald — “Nip/Tuck’s” resident slasher the Carver is definitely Matt (John Hensley).

When that mask is pulled off at the close of tonight’s two-hour finale (starting at 10 on FX), expect to see the face of the teen gay-basher.

Unless the Carver is really lesbian anesthesiologist Liz (Roma Maffia).

Or maybe it’s icy psychiatrist Erica (Vanessa Redgrave), Julia’s (Joely Richardson, Redgrave’s real-life daughter) control freak mom.

Given the skillful way the producers and writers have handled the mystery, which has stretched two seasons, you can’t rule anyone out.

Even the photo FX leaked last week of bad bi-guy Quentin (Bruno Campos), bloodied and tied to a bed, could be a plant to lure us off the trail of the true assailant.

It promises to make for a scary night, the cap to a brilliant, traumatic season for the characters and viewers. From the aftermath of the Carver’s assault on Christian (Julian McMahon) to the revelation that the arrogant doc was conceived in rape to the kidnapping of Kimber (Kelly Carlson), the plastic surgery drama has drawn its scalpels on its characters with chilling precision.

The cases, ranging from an obese woman literally growing into her couch to the grieving mom wishing to donate her dying daughter’s face, have anticipated headlines with eerie skill. (On a creepy sidenote, yesterday the morning news shows reported that alleged rapist Peter Braunstein, the New York fashion writer who posed as a firefighter to gain access to his victim, is a big fan of the show and the Carver story line.)

Judging from the sneak peek, the Carver goes on a rampage tonight, attacking a sorority house and saving the worst for Drs. Troy and McNamara (Dylan Walsh).

The Carver even may start slashing below the waist, if the preview is to be believed. Could someone be in need of penile reattachment surgery? On “Nip/Tuck,” nothing is out of bounds.


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