Vince tries to reassure Nathan over Stuart not wanting a proper relationship with him: Oblivious salesman making general homophobic comments? Drive a car through his window! Dunk his head in the toilet! Your friend's mother is a complete bitch to him right after his father dies?
Blow up her car in front of her! Stuart likes to make pedestrians dive out of his way. The worming tablets Stuart is sold that lead him to drawing the Shag Map: I need to get rid of the pens! The odd voiceover segments featuring members of the main cast talking to the camera while seated in front of a neon screen, which were used to establish a few character traits and then promptly disappeared after the first episode. Earn Your Happy Ending: Boy, does Vince earn his eventual ride into the sunset with Stuart.
Poor guy had literally been waiting for that moment more than half of his life. Stuart invites Nathan back to his place, leaving Vince to take care of his car. Possibly a Relationship Establishing moment- as Phil Delaney puts it: Vince pretends there is some on the line when telling Cameron: At the hospital, Stuart threatens Alexander's mother with a Finger Gun. He gets to threaten someone with a real gun later on. Nathan's mother claims to have honed hers through working as a teacher: Vince makes the choice to end an unhealthy relationship when he learns that his partner can't name all of the actors who played the Doctor.
Stuart coming out to his parents. It's All About Me: Nathan in the way he treats Donna. While exaggerating his problems with his actually very tolerant mother he completely fails to notice that Donna is going through some genuine family problems of her own. When he tries to tell Donna that she doesn't understand what it's like being in a sexual minority she has a great comeback: And I'm a girl. Try that for a week.
I could be dead! Mind you, I think I'd draw more of a crowd Stuart, what with his constant sleeping around, blowing off and insulting his friends, and neglecting his son. He intentionally shags men that Vince fancies, just to prove he can, as well as making a pass at Vince's boyfriend.
He hosts Vince's 30th birthday party, then invites a work colleague who has a massive crush on him so she can discover that he is gay in the most humiliating manner possible.
Alexander on meeting Vince's boyfriend Cameron, and seizing an opportunity to make many Double Entendres: Down Under, mammals with pouches Vince and Stuart, so much. So much that the notoriously promiscuous and insensitive Jerkass Stuart eventually goes on record explaining to Vince's mom why he's never slept with Vince: You've gotta fancy 'em. Love can fuck off.
If you fancy him, there's blood, there's a hard-on. If you just love him Vince appears to be this and proud of it when his boyfriend takes him to a gallery opening. Never short of a joke, tremendous wit, all of them. Always smiling, always laughing Race for Your Love: The final ten minutes of the series, in what probably cements Vince and Stuart as the official romance of the show.
Their tempestuous relationship had finally convinced Stuart to split for London, and Vince being too delusional or too stubborn to make an effort to stop what would have undoubtedly spelled the end of their time together, the situation leads to Stuart actually packing up and on being the verge of leaving town.
However, Vince's mom pulls all the stops in an effort to get Vince to Stuart before he leaves, and they end up reuniting and reconciling moments before Stuart drives off and leaving town together, apparently for good.
Hazel for Stuart and Vince, so much. Stuart clicks on the online profile of a guy on a gay dating site. All we see is half of the guy's body you can guess which half and the picture hasn't even fully loaded before Stuart is out of the room, off to find the guy Stalker with a Crush: Nathan for the first few episodes.
He dogs Stuart all over town, and even uses Stuart's taxi tab to do it. According to Vince, this isn't the first time Stuart's had this effect on a guy. Nathan's mum claims to have realised her son was gay when he was just ten. Unrequited Love Lasts Forever: Invoked by Vince after he dumps Cameron and spies an excuse to quote Doctor Who: It's fantastic, 'cause it never has to change, it never has to grow up and it never has to die!
After a great deal of heartache, he finally rides off into the sunset with Stuart. Vince has been hopelessly in love with Stuart for years, and Stuart, while sleeping with a different guy every night of the week, never gets around to Vince. Apparently, they had an interrupted tryst as boys, and at one point in the show they actually check into a hotel room with the intention of resolving everything As of the finale, after much emotional-rollercoastering the two of them have left everything else behind in favor of spending the rest of their lives together, but it is still uncertain whether their relationship will ever move beyond that of incredibly devoted friends.
It's worth noting that in any other series, their romantic relationship would probably count as canon they kiss multiple times, hold hands, seriously consider sleeping together, and are obviously in love in their own ways , but compared to the many explicit sexual relationships between men in Queer as Folk, Stuart and Vince still fall into the UST category. The US show contains examples of: The biggest reason Brian grew up into the man he is today.
Ben and Michael's eventual adopted son Hunter was abused by his own mother and pimped out as a child prostitute. When she found out about Hunter's HIV status during his custody battle, his mother's reaction was so foul that the judge granted the custody to Ben and Michael.
Old man jokes about the well-preserved fortysomething David. Emmett was somehow never made fun of for dating George, an actual old man. Brian's father, first encountered in the show at a bar. And the men too. Ben is particularly mopey on the subject Played straight with Michael, who has had an unrequited crush on Brian since before the show began. Ted also has one for Michael. Averted by Justin, who succeeded in winning Brian's affection. Sharon Gless as Debbie.
Ted engages in this at one point, leading to an HIV scare. Michael and David go on one of these as their first date. Ted and Emmett at the wedding of Lindsay's sister. An unsuspecting Tracey when Michael wants to get a promotion in Season 1. The King of Babylon contest is basically a gender-flipped version of this. While the setting might be Pittsburgh In-Name-Only , even that was a refreshing change of pace since most gay media is based in New York or California by default.
Lampshaded in the episode when the gang went on a charity bike ride to Toronto where the show was actually filmed and the characters remarked how much it reminded them of Liberty Avenue. At the end of the show, Ben and Michael are together and have adopted Hunter, but Brian and Justin have called off the wedding and Justin leaves for New York.
Though Justin insists they will see each other again, Brian maintains they can't know that for sure, and their final scene together features Justin fading out from his bed.
Mel and Lindsay move to Canada with their kids, but Babylon is rebuilt and Brian is still young and beautiful dancing in the middle of it all. He had a tumultuous relationship with his father, and his mother and sister believe he is going to hell for being gay. The last shot of the series, which ended up deleted to cut down the episode's running time, showed a young twink stepping into Pittsburgh's gay nightlife for the first time, exactly how the series began with Justin.
But Not Too Black: Daphne is a light-skinned African American. Over the course of the show he overdosed on GHB and was sent into a coma, lost his job for watching porn at work, arrested for hiring an underage assistant at his porn company, lost his company, developed a drug habit, had an HIV scare, and was constantly the victim of Brian's jokes for being over the hill.
Calling the Old Man Out: Justin to his father when he learns his dad's company supports Prop His father has him arrested as a result. In one of the first episodes Michael tells Emmett, that he didn't know where his father is born or who he is at all. In season two we learn, that his father fought in vietnam and died before Michael's birth. His mother even told him everything he could about his father.
Even if we later learn, that his father was indeed somebody else.. This slightly occours with Ted: In season one he mets one guy he went to Business shool with, who later teaches him to love Bondage a lot.