Queer as Folk (2000–2005)
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Running to Stand Still 

Brian is chosen 'Ad person of the Year' and encouraged to take his talent to the Big Apple; Vic appears in court to plead his case; Blake gets a job; David's ex-wife's divorce takes him to Portland.


Michael DeCarlo


Ron Cowen (developer: American television), Daniel Lipman (developer: American television) | 1 more credit »




Episode credited cast:
Michelle Clunie ... Melanie Marcus
Thea Gill ... Lindsay Peterson
Gale Harold ... Brian Kinney
Randy Harrison ... Justin Taylor
Scott Lowell ... Ted Schmidt
Peter Paige ... Emmett Honeycutt
Chris Potter ... Dr. David Cameron
Hal Sparks ... Michael Novotny
Sharon Gless ... Debbie Novotny
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dean Armstrong ... Blake Wyzecki
Mark Burgess Mark Burgess ... A.D.A. Durst
Diane Higgins Diane Higgins ... Passerby
Sarah McDonald Sarah McDonald ... Benita
Stephanie Moore ... Cynthia
Grant Nickalls ... Adam Lyons


It's time for the "King of Babylon" contest. The timing is perfect since some from our ragtag group have things to prove. And is this the night Emmett finds true love? No. No it isn't. Ted worries that Blake will fall back into crystal while snapping at his friends for not accepting him. In the meantime, a shopping trip ends with a night in jail for Vic. Will Melanie be able to save him? Stay tuned. Finally, Justin shows Brian he's not the only game in town. Written by D. Church

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

10 June 2001 (USA) See more »

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Cowlip Productions See more »
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Did You Know?


While Ted is kissing Blake, he starts to undo his tie. As Blake walks away, his tie is undone and in his next closeup, his tie is tied once again with only the top button of his shirt undone. For Ted's closeup, you can tell Blake's shirt is open wider and his tie is once again undone. A few minutes later in the bedroom, Blake is taking off his underwear to take a shower. He doesn't take his (black) socks off, but in the mirror's reflection, he has no socks on as he walks into the bathroom. See more »


Emmett Honeycutt: [Talking about Mel] Compared to her, I feel so ignorant ,so useless.
Ted Schmidt: You are. On the other hand, she doesn't have your height, or your ability to wear chartreuse in the daytime, so it all evens out.
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References Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) See more »

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