Info - Episode Guide

Season 2

Episode 1

Suffering post-trauma after the bashing, Justin can't remember the fateful night and Brian can't forget it. Lindsay pops a question to Melanie at her sister's wedding. Michael returns to Pittsburgh just as Chris Hobbs is sentenced.

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written by Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman
directed by Alex Chapple

Episode 2

Justin is unable to process Chris Hobbs' attack, or to accept physical contact, despite Brian's best efforts. Ted is fired for surfing porn at work. Michael and Emmett take jobs as naked waiters. This time, it's Melanie who proposes to Lindsay

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written by Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman
Directed by: John Greyson

Episode 3

Will Brian accept a Hero Award for saving Justin? Ted's favorite author, Howard Bellweather, is in town to protest Brian's award while collecting his own. Emmett's working for fabulous men who seem like the politically correct characters of the new gay TV drama, "Gay as Blazes"! Michael wants to reconnect with Brian at the comic convention.

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Teleplay by: Karen Walton
Story by: Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman and Karen Walton
Directed by: Michael DeCarlo

Episode 4

Brian, Michael, Justin, Emmett, Ted, Lindsay, Melanie and Debbie all overcome various obstacles to show their PRIDE in Pittsburgh's annual parade.

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Teleplay by: Michael MacLennan
Story by: Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman and Michael MacLennan
Directed by: Kevin Inch

Episode 5

Having lost hand control from his bashing, Justin's quits art school (he's lost the fine motor skills needed to hold a brush.) Michael decides to quit the Big Q and risks all to buy a comic book store. Ted ditches his new accounting job to start his own porno website.

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Story by: Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman and Efrem Seeger
Directed by: David Wellington

Episode 6

Justin and Brian negotiate their relationship - it's not like your parents! Ted's new business flourishes thanks to Emmett. Could one of Michael's first customers turn out to be the love of his life? Lindsay can't stand Ted's dirty little business. Melanie shares a dirty little secret of her own!

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Story by: Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman and Matt Pyken & Michael Berns
Directed by: Bruce McDonald

Episode 7

Michael decides to continue dating HIV positive Ben, despite the objections of Brian, Ted, Emmett, and his mother, Debbie. Lindsay and Melanie struggle to get money for their wedding from Lindsay's parents. Success on Ted's porno website is swelling Emmett's… ego.

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Story by: Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman and Blair Fell
Directed by: Michael DeCarlo

Episode 8

Michael tries to forget Ben by re-entering the dating scene. Justin has an encounter with a boy closer to his age than Brian. Emmett is surprised when he meets his secret admirer - very surprised.

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Story by: Cowen & Daniel Lipman and Michael MacLennan
Directed by: Alex Chapple

Episode 9

Michael fights to get Ben back in his life - he has to prove he can handle the HIV positive situation. Brian is introduced to his mother's minister - but they've already met (not in church). Ted has a really hard time dealing with some performance enhancing drugs.

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Story by: Cowen & Daniel Lipman and Efrem Seeger
Directed by: Alex Chapple

Episode 10

Michael mourns the death of his comic book hero, Captain Astro, while Debbie finds a real life murder victim behind the diner. Emmett helps George to enjoy himself. Melanie & Lindsay are inspired by the contents of Lindsay's Granny Faye's secret letters.

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Story by: Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman and Matt Pyken & Michael Berns
Directed by: Michael DeCarlo

Episode 11

It's time for Lindsay and Melanie's wedding! It promises to be a day of beauty and love, provided they can overcome the many obstacles fate throws in their path. Brian, Emmett, Ted, George, Vic, Debbie, Michael, and Justin all pitch in to make sure they succeed.

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Story by: Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman and Karen Walton
Directed by: Kevin Inch

Episode 12

Michael has trouble dealing with the news that his new boyfriend Ben once slept with his best friend Brian. Debbie needs to do something about the dead boy found behind her diner. She impresses Detective Horvath with her sleuthing. Ted gets a shot at being accepted by the elite A-Gays of Pittsburgh.

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Story by: Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman and Michael MacLennan
Directed by: Thom Best

Episode 13

Divina Devore, Pittsburgh's very own drag queen is back in town! She dated Debbie 30 years ago, and (s)he looks a lot like Michael… Justin becomes a go-go dancer at Babylon to earn money for school. Melanie and Lindsay struggle to get Gus accepted for preschool.

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Story by: Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman and Efrem Seeger
Directed by: John Greyson

Episode 14

Justin's making too much money as a go-go dancer to care about his suffering schoolwork. George offers to take Emmett on a world tour! Detective Carl Horvath returns to the diner, to ask Debbie out on a date.

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Story by: Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman and Matt Pyken & Michael Berns
Directed by: John Fawcett

Episode 15

Michael and Justin join forces to create their own comic book. Emmett is barred from speaking at George's funeral. Melanie and Lindsay enlist Leda to help renovate their attic.

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Story by: Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman and Karen Walton
Directed by: Jeremy Podeswa

Episode 16

Brian ignores Justin's birthday, so Melanie and Lindsay take him to a violin concert - where he meets the gorgeous and talented Ethan. Michael's surprise party for Ben is a disaster. Ted falls for Luke - he seems perfect, but can he accept Ted's career in porn?

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Story by: Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman and Michael MacLennan
Directed by: Bruce McDonald

Episode 17

Brian has to cancel plans with Justin to impress his new boss at work. Emmett receives a VERY generous gift from the late George. Melanie and Lindsay fight off the dreaded Lesbian Bed Death.

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Story by: Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman and Efrem Seeger
Directed by: David Wellington

Episode 18

Michael's worst fears come true when Ben is hospitalized. Justin wishes Brian was more romantic - like Ethan. Emmett considers a million-dollar offer to keep his relationship with George a secret.

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Story by: Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman and Matt Pykin & Michael Berns
Directed by: Alex Chapple

Episode 19

Michael is tempted to expose Justin's affair with Ethan to Brian. Ted's become immune to porn. Melanie and Lindsay ask Leda to leave. Bowling Showdown: Cops vs. Queers!

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Story by: Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman and Efrem Seeger & Michael MacLennan & Matt Pykin & Michael Berns
Directed by: Michael DeCarlo

Episode 20

Justin is forced to choose between Brian and Ethan. Ben's going away for six months, but only with Michael's blessing. Ted's in love - with Emmett!

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Story by: Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman and Efrem Seeger & Michael MacLennan & Matt Pykin & Michael Berns
Directed by: Michael DeCarlo