The Big C

The Big C

The Big C - Season 2 Episodes

The Big C - Season 2

The Big C - Season 2

Laura Linney stars as Cathy, a reserved suburban wife and mother whose recent cancer diagnosis forces her to shake up her life and find hope, humor and the light side of a dark situation, while managing her immature but well-meaning husband, played by Oliver Platt.

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Episode 1

Losing Patients

In the Season 2 premiere, Cathy seeks a second opinion, causing a strain on her relationship with Dr. Todd; Sean learns about his sister's cancer while adjusting to life with a pregnant Rebecca; Adam sees a therapist against his will.

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Episode 2

Musical Chairs

Frustrated at not being able to land a spot in the clinical trial of a new treatment by a respected oncologist (guest star Alan Alda), Cathy resorts to supernatural aid; Sean becomes assertive around the house; Adam capitalizes on his classmates' sympathy about his mother's illness.

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Episode 3

Sexual Healing

Cathy and Paul experience frustrations in bed and with the help of their new house mate Andrea, realize they need to set some patient-caregiver limits; Rebecca is put off by the newly medicated Sean; unsatisfied by his physical relationship with Mia, Adam turns to another girl, Emily.

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Episode 4


Cathy is intrigued by Lee (Hugh Dancy), a fellow cancer patient she meets on the first day of her clinical trial; Adam's downward spiral continues with a fight at school and refusal to take responsibility for his actions with Emily; Sean is worried that his new house is haunted.

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Episode 5

Cats and Dogs

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.

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Episode 6

The Little c

Adam's shocking indiscretion threatens Cathy's new job as a swim coach; sparks fly between Andrea and Myk (Boyd Holbrook), a Ukrainian coworker that Paul is mentoring; Sean seeks advice on taking the "next step" with Rebecca.

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Episode 7

Goldilocks and the Bears

Paul rises above his jealousy and goes out with Cathy and Lee.

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Episode 8

The Last Thanksgiving

Cathy hosts Thanksgiving dinner at her house but when a secret she's been hiding is revealed, the event takes a disastrous wrong turn; with insurance costs mounting, Paul considers a different means of generating income.

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Episode 9

A Little Death

Rebecca deals with the grief over her miscarriage in an unexpected way which leads Cathy to reconnect with old friends; Andrea's relationship with Myk heats up; Adam is taken by surprise when he finally meets the girl he's been chatting with in an online cancer support group.

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Episode 10

How Do You Feel?

Cathy helps Lee check a few items off his "bucket list;" Poppy takes Adam to her high school reunion; a distraught Sean takes issue with his new neighbors.

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Episode 11

Fight or Flight

Cathy makes a big decision regarding her family after a fight with Lee and a dinner with Dr. Sherman; Adam goes looking for his missing uncle; Andrea makes an impulsive choice about Myk.

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Episode 12

The Darkest Day

Surprising secrets are revealed about both Myk and Poppy.

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Episode 13

Crossing The Line

To honor her late friend Lee, Cathy (Laura Linney) sets out to run in a New Year's Eve marathon. But as she forges ahead against the advice of her doctor (Reid Scott), Paul's (Oliver Platt) mounting drug problem threatens to derail her plans.

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