Cathy sees Dr. Sherman (Alan Alda) and is excited to get into his latest medical trial only to learn it's full. Rebecca continues to try and get Sean to sleep in the house with her, as she begins to wear Cathy out planning parties and focusing on other things than her cancer. A spot opens up in Dr. Sherman's trial though Cathy is saddened to learn its only opened because a woman died, shaking her confidence in Dr. Sherman. Cathy returns to work to discover everyone knows of her condition, making her feel awkward though Andrea treats her with the same rudeness Cathy likes. She throws a baby shower for Rebecca, she and Sean make up, and Cathy regains her belief that Dr. Sherman's trial can help.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these television series...

Doogie Howser, M.D.

This Television Series is referred to by Musical Chairs part of The Big C Season 2
Cathy's new doctor refers to her previous doctor as "Doogie Howser" because he was so young.
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The Big C Season 2

# Title Air Date
The Big C
2:1 Losing Patients Jun 27, 2011
2:2 Musical Chairs Jul 4, 2011
2:3 Sexual Healing Jul 11, 2011
2:4 Boo! Jul 18, 2011
2:5 Cats and Dogs Jul 25, 2011
2:6 The Little c Aug 1, 2011
2:7 Goldilocks and the Bears Aug 8, 2011
2:8 The Last Thanksgiving Aug 15, 2011
2:9 A Little Death Aug 22, 2011
2:10 How Do You Feel? Aug 29, 2011
2:11 Fight or Flight Sep 12, 2011
2:12 The Darkest Day Sep 19, 2011
2:13 Crossing the Line Sep 26, 2011


Season:  2  / Episode:  7 
Musical Chairs

Musical Chairs
performed by Rumspringa