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There were two major developments on The Big C this week:

First, Cathy and Todd went to Canada so the former could undergo bee sting treatment. The alternative doctor that performed it was played by Liam Neeson, but it's unlikely this decision will really change Cathy's fate. Instead, the major storyline to come out of the trip was that Todd proposed to his girlfriend, she said she'd have to think about it - and he ended up kissing Cathy!

She responded by saying he really should choose the girl who will live.

Second, Marlene pulled a gun on Adam as part of her Alzheimer's. She later realized what she had done and apologized, but Paul was understandably afraid of losing both Adam and Cathy. He told Marlene to stay away from his son, an order she obeyed - by shooting herself.

She left Cathy a long suicide note, telling her to basically take advantage of everything life has to offer. Cathy took this advice and concluded the episode by snuggling up to a sleeping Paul on the couch.

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Ohhhh I really want Cathy to be with Dr Todd!I love her and Dr Todd together, it's so cute! And why did they have to go and kill Marlene? She was fantastic.. I love this show though


Still today I can't believe someone who was such a strong characher in the show is gone. Rarely do I watch television but one night just happened to watch the beginning of the first episode. I've been hooked ever since, a brilliant show with such characters!! Marlene will be missed. I thought she was an exceptional actress. Her eyes were so full of expression, anyone else notice that? Anyway, I'm sad. I finally find a show I like and one of my favorite characters are gone.


Oh, hate to see Marlene leave, especially this way. What a great breath of fresh air she was and often so unexpected. I have been thinking that Cathy wondered how her brilliant, hunky doctor would kiss. It was bound to happen, they have had very wide boundaries right from the beginning. I think that Adam needed Marlene more than he was aware of. As crazy as she was, there was a kindness and love under that rough exterior and Adam is going to miss that bonding he had with someone her age. Cathy, confused and so clever at most things, will be struggling with life, her life left to live, more than ever. Such a great story! I am a hooked!


I hate the way they ended Marlene's character. I enjoyed the inter-action between her and Cathy. She kinda held the pieces together for Cathy. It will be interesting what happens to Cathy besides the obvious down the road. I just hope someone takes good care of Marlene's dog.


I was not expecting anything to happen to Marlene this quick. I loved her character and Cathy could have helped her deal with her disease, too. I felt Paul was way out of line and showed that he isn't that compassionate underneath his exterior. I think Kathy will be angry, or should be with him when she finds out what he told Marlene.


No way. I hated Paul in this episode, and I know that Cathy won't be too pleased to know how he handled the situation. It's like he didn't take her advice into consideration the first time she told him - about being over-bearing with Cathy and her cancer, but he didn't realize it when dealing with Marlene herself. I have a feeling it'll have a trickle-down effect where later, through his actions, Paul understands her words. But Marlene was a genius character!! AHH, the void I'll be having. Also, the kiss. Yea, it was cliche, and I kind wished that they would end up together in a weird fan-fiction kind of a way, but not within the series itself. They do have great chemistry, I just hope it doesn't ruin their relationship further on in the series.