Queer as Folk (2000–2005)
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Hope Against Hope 

Ben sinks into a depression after Hunter leaves home; Lindsay moves back home with her parents; The community starts a protest against a law that would limit same sex couple's rights.


Thom Best


Ron Cowen (story), Daniel Lipman (story) | 6 more credits »


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Episode credited cast:
Michelle Clunie ... Melanie Marcus
Robert Gant ... Professor Ben Bruckner
Thea Gill ... Lindsay Peterson
Gale Harold ... Brian Kinney
Randy Harrison ... Justin Taylor
Scott Lowell ... Ted Schmidt
Peter Paige ... Emmett Honeycutt
Hal Sparks ... Michael Novotny
Sharon Gless ... Debbie Novotny
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Allison Don Allison ... Mr. Ron Peterson
Michael Ayoub Michael Ayoub ... Al Seggerman
Pixie Bigelow Pixie Bigelow ... Mrs. Nancy Peterson
Kevin Bundy Kevin Bundy ... Stephen Collier
Michael Cameron Michael Cameron ... Babylonian
Adam Chuckryk Adam Chuckryk ... Babylonian


Ben is torn apart by 'guilt' because he and Mikey failed to prevent Hunter from running away. Brian is tortured by everyone's comments while Ted 'delays' his revenge. An extremely homophobic bill, proposition 14, risks to overturn most gay rights and even Mikey feels this calls for determined action, but Ben cares only about missing Hunter. Justin decides it's no use trying to be partners with Brian, as he won't commit to him. Lindsay's mother feels she got a bad deal moving out from Mel's, and insists she move back in. She meets a the father of a precocious 5 year-old boy, but learns her parents still pretend that she's straight. When Ted sees Troy is still behaving badly, he tells the truth and dumps the him but it feels bitter, not triumphant. Jealous Brian orders that his rival, Brandon, is barred from Babylon Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

26 June 2005 (USA) See more »

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Cowlip Productions See more »
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