Nip/Tuck: Season 6 (2009)

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Season 6
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Critics Consensus

Nip/Tuck wisely trains its focus on the relationship between the central duo of Christian and Sean during its final season, but this last hurrah often feels like an afterthought for a series that was left too long on the operating room table.

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Critic Ratings: 27

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User Ratings: 20

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Air date: Oct 14, 2009

In the sixth season premiere, Sean and Christian struggle to keep McNamara/Troy thriving in a failing economy, and enlist another surgeon to attain additional income. Liz receives life-altering news, and Matt (series star JOHN HENSLEY) and Kimber seek new, separate career paths with mixed results. Meanwhile, Sean remains distant from Teddy despite their seemingly flourishing relationship. Recurring guest star MARIO LOPEZ (Extra, Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew) appears as Dr. Mike Hamoui.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2009

Sean makes unusual attempts to battle his insomnia. Christian and Kimber begin a joint business venture to alleviate financial strains. A furious Liz confronts Christian and offers Kimber unsolicited advice about him. Recurring guest stars ROSE McGOWAN and MARIO LOPEZ appear as Teddy Rowe and Dr. Mike Hamoui, respectively.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2009

Sean and Teddy (recurring guest star ROSE McGOWAN) make a surprising announcement. Sean discovers some troubling news about his daughter, Annie (recurring guest star KELSEY LYNN BATELAAN), who is in town visiting. And when a patient, Briggitte Reinholt (guest star LEE GARLINGTON - Everwood), dies, it seems to be her own fault but is it?

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Air date: Nov 4, 2009

Christian struggles to understand a patient with anger-management issues. Sean and Christian learn how Matt is earning an income, despite Matt's attempts to keep it hidden. Meanwhile, Teddy (recurring guest star ROSE McGOWAN) convinces Annie (recurring guest star KELSEY LYNN BATELAAN) to go on a camping trip with Sean and the rest of the family.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2009

Matt's crime spree catches up with him, and Julia returns from New York to help in his recovery. Sean learns the frightening truth about Teddy (recurring guest star ROSE McGOWAN). Plus, a new patient suffers from extreme separation anxiety.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2009

Julia's mother, Erica (recurring guest star VANESSA REDGRAVE), returns newly married to a much younger man, Renaldo Panettiere (recurring guest star GILLES MARINI - Dancing with the Stars, Sex and the City [2008]), and threatens to take custody of Annie (recurring guest star KELSEY LYNN BATELAAN) and her brother. To thwart Erica's efforts, Sean and Julia present a happy and united front. Meanwhile, Christian takes to a new patient, Alexis Stone (recurring guest star CANDIS CAYNE - Dirty Sexy Money), and Dr. Mike Hamoui (recurring guest star MARIO LOPEZ) reveals his future plans with Kimber.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2009

Both Matt and Alexis Stone (recurring guest star CANDIS CAYNE) request unusual surgical procedures from Christian. Erica (recurring guest star VANESSA REDGRAVE) discovers the horrible truth about her new husband, Renaldo (recurring guest star GILLES MARINI), and drops the custody case. And, after a lifetime of torment from her mother, Julia seeks revenge.

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Air date: Dec 2, 2009

A medical consultation with Liz's friend leads Christian to contemplate his relationship with Kimber. Sean begins to heal emotionally after an encounter with a patient seeking perfection.

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Air date: Dec 9, 2009

Christian's colossal financial debt leads him to deception. An unexpected visitor stirs insecurity within Christian and brings joy to Sean. Plus, Christian bonds with a young patient when he learns of the boy's adoption.

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Air date: Dec 16, 2009

Sean experiences an ethical and moral dilemma when McNamara/Troy is requested to perform a surgical procedure on a prison inmate, Wesley Clovis (guest star ERIC STONESTREET - Modern Family). Plus, Kimber questions how far she will go to be with Christian when they receive life-changing news. Recurring guest star MARIO LOPEZ appears as Dr. Mike Hamoui.

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Nip/Tuck: Season 6 Photos

Tv Season Info

As the Emmy®-winning drama continues for its sixth season, Sean (Dylan Walsh) and Christian (Julian McMahon) turn to another plastic surgeon to stimulate their business. Recurring guest stars this season include Mario Lopez and Rose McGowan.

Cast & Crew

Joely Richardson
Julia McNamara
John Hensley
Matt McNamara
Linda Klein
Nurse Linda
Kelly Carlson
Kimber Henry
Kelsey Batelaan
Annie McNamara
Mario López
George Newbern
Dr. Curtis Ryerson
Melonie Diaz
Ramona Perez
Vanessa Redgrave
Dr. Erica Noughton
Gilles Marini
Tony Tambi
Nsolo
Victor Cruz
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Critic Reviews for Nip/Tuck Season 6

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (15)

All in all, good to see you again Drs. Troy and McNamara. I expect scandal, police interviews with the victims of Matt's crimes and their subtle digs at his poor execution of craft, and each patient crazier than the next.

Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…

It was pretty much a guarantee that the final season of Nip/Tuck would be an ungainly mess, since that was the trajectory the show had been on since pretty much the beginning. But my oh my did it not disappoint in that respect.

Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Nip/Tuck may sag a little here and there, but for what it is - a goof on medical shows - its scalpel still has an edge.

Oct 13, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Against all odds, this might actually be a good closing season.

Oct 14, 2009 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Nip/Tuck did not end when it ought to have and instead dragged its sorry bones to L.A., where it crapped away all its story integrity and became both boring and redundant.

Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…

The show was cutting-edge in many ways: the operating-room gore, the tone (cool, chic nastiness) and a willingness -- often exasperating, often perversely impressive -- to go waaaay over the top. Nip didn't just jump the shark, it pole-vaulted it.

Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…

It's clear from watching these episodes that the show's better days are behind it. It's actually appropriate that Nip/Tuck should go out this way, considering it frequently explores the uphill struggle to maintain youth and vitality as time marches on.

Nov 13, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

I don't know whether to scream with delight or cry... with delight.

Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Getting to the head of the class has proved elusive for Nip/Tuck. Wasn't it often brilliant? Yes, in the manner of a crown jewel trying to outshine more highly polished cable gems.

Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Even though it may not have the lasting impact of its contemporaries, Nip/Tuck was a bell weather, revealing the true potential of FX.

Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Manages to keep things fresh and out-of-the-box... Just when you think the ideas get old, a new, bizarre cosmetic surgery element is thrown at you.

Nov 13, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I was pretty bowled over by the mature series of notes the show went out on. I think that's how it needed to be, given that it's been mercilessly and vacuously titillating viewers for far too long now.

Nov 13, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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