Nip/Tuck

The WORST episodes of Nip/Tuck

Every episode of Nip/Tuck ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Nip/Tuck!

Beauty, the saying goes, is only skin deep. The beauty of Nip/Tuck is that it goes deeper, laying bare the complexities and fragile natures often found in patients seeking cosmetic surgery. Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon portray hotshot Miami South Beach plastic surgeons who are themselves in full-blown midlife crises as they confront career, family and romance problems. The series' cutting-edge stories range from funny to suspenseful to uncommonly powerful. The surgeries are graphically bold. The sexuality is rampant.

Last Updated: 9/14/2022Network:FX
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Manny Skerrit
star
6.86
611 votes

#1 - Manny Skerrit

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/10/2009

Aidan Stone, a down-on-his- luck writer who has written a biopic about Sean, wants to use it to relaunch his career. Christian is asked by Kimber to give a Botox injection to her daughter so she has a better chance at becoming a baby model. Sean and Christian have been asked by a yoga instructor to perform a procedure in which neither have ever done before.

Writer: Ryan Murphy
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Briggitte Reinholt
star
7.11
492 votes

#2 - Briggitte Reinholt

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/28/2009

Sean makes an important decision without consulting anyone; a morose Annie shows up in L.A. with a troubling medical condition; Christian gives Mike (Mario Lopez) tips on how to satisfy Kimber; and a new patient recognizes Teddy.

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Frankenlaura
star
7.11
416 votes

#3 - Frankenlaura

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/25/2005

Sean and Christian visit a mortuary where an employee created a woman from body parts of other women. They operate on a German woman. Sean is at a gathering of people over 65, trying to sell them some procedures. Gina and Julia are in business together.

Directors: Michael M. Robin
Writer: Hank Chilton
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Enigma
star
7.12
614 votes

#4 - Enigma

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/21/2009

Unable to sleep, Sean finds himself in an all-night diner, then in an ER; Liz goes after Christian's boat, leading him to offer Kimber a business deal; Sean and Christian remove tattoos from a teen obsessed with "the darker side of his personality."

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Roxy St. James
star
7.12
581 votes

#5 - Roxy St. James

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/27/2009

Sean tries to deal with his feelings for Julia, while Liz and Christian analyze their relationship and Christian meets someone who understands what he is experiencing with his breast cancer.

Directors: Lynnie Greene
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Ricky Wells
star
7.12
576 votes

#6 - Ricky Wells

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/3/2009

Matt becomes envious of Sean and Raj bonding together. Christian and Liz give their relationship another chance. Raj's father pays a visit to see his son.

Directors: John Scott
Writer: Brad Falchuk
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Conor McNamara, 2026
star
7.13
315 votes

#7 - Conor McNamara, 2026

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/14/2006

It's the year 2026. Conor is getting the whole family together. In the present, Julia and Sean's marriage is at a crossroads.

Directors: Craig Zisk
Writer: Ryan Murphy
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Willow Banks
star
7.17
452 votes

#8 - Willow Banks

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/13/2010

Christian refuses to perform surgery on a model who wants to drastically alter her beauty. Awakening after a decades-long coma, a new patient seeks surgery from Sean in order to regain his lost youth. Kimber redecorates Sean's new apartment.

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Benny Nilsson
star
7.20
609 votes

#9 - Benny Nilsson

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/9/2009

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

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Allegra Caldarello
star
7.21
574 votes

#10 - Allegra Caldarello

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/24/2009

Christian decides to employ Dr. Logan Taper for the practice, while Sean is revisited by a former client from Miami to have plastic surgery so she can attract suitors once her husband dies.

Directors: Sean Jablonski
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Budi Sabri
star
7.21
543 votes

#11 - Budi Sabri

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/17/2009

A horribly disfigured man is worked on by Christian and Sean. Meanwhile, Sean hopes to strike up a relationship with the new anesthesiologist Teddy Rowe, and Christian goes for a check up with his oncologist.

Directors: Hank Chilton
Writer: Hank Chilton
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Joyce & Sharon Monroe
star
7.22
474 votes

#12 - Joyce & Sharon Monroe

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/6/2007

Sean and Christian learn about the glamorous side of fame and the price that many are willing to pay for it. Julia visits Sean, Christian and Liz in Los Angeles with a surprise announcement.

Directors: Charles Haid
Writer: Ryan Murphy
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Shari Noble
star
7.23
444 votes

#13 - Shari Noble

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/26/2006

After having a nipple bitten off by her dog, Shari Noble comes in to have it reconstructed before her husband returns from Iraq. Julia meets a breast-feeding expert. Christian and Liz hit a lesbian bar where Christian tries to attract one of the women there but she's attracted to Liz instead. Sean and Christian meet with a kidney specialist for one of their patients.

Directors: Nelson McCormick
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Tommy Bolton
star
7.25
366 votes

#14 - Tommy Bolton

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/8/2005

Sean has feelings for Nikki Moretti. Quentin goes after Julia and she welcomes his attention. Christian has a down-syndrome patient who wants to look like the rest of his family. Christian meets with his birth mother again.

Directors: Guy Ferland
Writer: Brad Falchuk
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Damien Sands
star
7.25
524 votes

#15 - Damien Sands

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/4/2007

Jealous over Sean's new-found fame, Christian convinces Sean to tape a reality show based on their careers as plastic surgeons.

Directors: Charles Haid
Writer: Hank Chilton
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Lola Wlodkowski
star
7.26
546 votes

#16 - Lola Wlodkowski

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/2/2009

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

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Kurt Dempsey
star
7.27
528 votes

#17 - Kurt Dempsey

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/19/2003

An ex-lover returns and leads Christian to a sexaholics meeting while Sean and Julia deal with an unexpected pregnancy.

Directors: Elodie Keene
Watch Now:Amazon
Blu Mondae
star
7.29
450 votes

#18 - Blu Mondae

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/12/2006

Sean and Julia make a big decision regarding their unborn baby. Christian and Sean hit troubled waters with their new boss and begin to realize what it really means to have sold their business. Matt's family doesn't quite get his decision to pursue a new path in his life.

Directors: Michael M. Robin
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Sheila Carlton
star
7.29
631 votes

#19 - Sheila Carlton

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/27/2010

Christian has a crisis of conscience when Kimber's mother Brandy visits Los Angeles. Complications arise as Sean prepares for his trip to Africa. A patient requires multiple cosmetic procedures after suffering an attack by a wild animal.

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Christian Troy II
star
7.29
445 votes

#20 - Christian Troy II

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/17/2010

Concerned that cosmetic surgery is no longer in vogue, Sean and Christian make a unique attempt to market their surgical practice to boost a lagging clientele. Liz goes on a date with a pharmaceutical representative who is separated from her husband. Christian's unconscious existential crises, including his loss of Kimber, come to light.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Kyle Ainge
star
7.30
465 votes

#21 - Kyle Ainge

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/29/2008

Christian attempts to cope in the aftermath of a death. Colleen feels threatened when another talent agency shows an interest in Sean's acting career.

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Alexis Stone II
star
7.32
607 votes

#22 - Alexis Stone II

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/25/2009

Both Matt and Alexis Stone request unusual surgical procedures from Christian. Erica discovers the horrible truth about her new husband. After a lifetime of torment from her mother, Julia seeks revenge upon her.

Directors: Tim Hunter
Writer: Hank Chilton
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Giselle Blaylock & Legend Chandler
star
7.33
579 votes

#23 - Giselle Blaylock & Legend Chandler

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/3/2009

As Christian and Liz make their wedding plans, he also looks for a new cancer treatment. Meanwhile, Ram Peters drops Kimber for a newer model, while Teddy informs Sean that someone close to her is gone, and Sean and Christian repair a couples neck wounds which look strikingly similar at McNamara/Troy.

Directors: Lynnie Greene
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Trudy Nye
star
7.33
415 votes

#24 - Trudy Nye

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 9/21/2004

Sean and Christian repair the face of a woman abused by her husband; Sean and Julia confront Ava about her relationship with her son Adrian.

Directors: Elodie Keene
Writer: Hank Chilton
Watch Now:Amazon
Bobbi Broderick
star
7.34
425 votes

#25 - Bobbi Broderick

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/27/2004

Bobbi Broderick comes to McNamara/Troy to have lipo so she could get a job at Saks. During the consult, she doesn't bother to read the contract she signs. After the lipo doesn't turn out to standards, she tries to get revenge against the firm by showing everyone how it "ruined her life" by showing up in restaurants and the lobby of the firm itself. Julia asks Ava to help Matt with his grades, and Ava eventually offers Matt sex in order to focus more on his schooling. Julia tries to speak with Ava about a trouble from her past - a huge mistake she made in college - and Ava realizes it involves Matt's paternity. A woman whose lips were burnt off goes in for a consult, and learns that the doctors would have to take skin from her vagina to fix her lips. She decides to do it, because her husband has never been intimate with her down there. Sean feels uncomfortable about the woman lying to her husband where the skin has come from. She tells her husband it has come from the back of her legs. Meanwhile, as Matt becomes more attracted to Ava, he is arrested after being caught masturbating outside her window. He seeks Christian to bail him out because he thought he could trust him, but Christian becomes upset for his ignorance. Matt lashes back by saying that he already has a father, and he doesn't need another one. After Ava and Matt finally have sex, the next morning Matt learns Ava has a son named Adrian - and they're the same age.

Directors: Michael M. Robin
Watch Now:Amazon

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