An episode-by-episode analysis and critique of the Channel 4 television show Queer as Folk UK, from the creators of the US series Still Queer as Folk
UK-2.2 Into the Fire
Stuart is sick of Manchester and decides to move to London, causing Vince to consider his own life, and what he really wants out of his relationship with Stuart. Nathan continues to be tormented at school, but ends up owning the teacher. Stuart blows up Alexander’s mother’s car. And Hazel rushes to get Vince out of the store when she finds out that Stuart is moving to London. In the event, Stuart and Vince really do get together and reappear together in Arizona.
UK-2.1 Out of the Closet
Nathan is back from London and living with his now divorced mother. Janice Maloney is now cool with Nathan’s sexuality and they even share laughs over Nathan’s campy boyfriend Daz. Stuart and Vince start a threesome, but instead of cutting out the middleman, Vince cuts himself out leaving the trick to Stuart. Later, at Vince’s sister’s wedding, they agree to share a hotel room with the intent of consummating their 16 year fascination with each other. Once again, Vince pulls the plug on it though.
Stuart demolishes a Jeep store after the salesman makes homophobic remarks to him. Lance and Romey’s fake marriage falls apart after Nathan sent incriminating evidence to the Home Office. Nathan rescues Stuart from a drinking binge and makes off with the K9 robot dog that Stuart gave Vince for his birthday. After placing it on Vince’s mini and a make up lunch takes place. Nathan calls out Christian Hobbs in public, and then moves back home for a few hours before running off to London with Donna.
Vince turns 30 and Stuart throws a birthday party for him, apparently without much help from Cameron, who gives Vince a car for his birthday. Not to be outdone, Stuart gives Vince a much more adored Dr Who K-9 robot. Stuart realizes that he’s holding Vince back from being happy with Cameron, and orchestrates an unforgivable act by inviting Rosalie to Vince’s birthday party and then outing him, knowing that this will at least temporarily drive Vince away from him.
UK-1.6 Meet the Parents
Vince and Cameron's relationship starts to show cracks as Stuart’s hold on Vince becomes more and more obvious to Cameron. Stuart is forced to confront his own parents about their pending divorce while his own role as a parent is brought into question when Romey announces that she is marrying Lance in order for him to secure a visa.
UK-1.5 The Date
Hazel begins to think that Nathan is taking advantage of her when he stays out all night. Vince lands himself a date with sexy Australian accountant Cameron Roberts, and winds up short one cell phone, but up one hot tongue kiss. Stuart gets a visit from his sister Marie who asks him to babysit her two sons, but instead takes out his closeted client, Martin Brooks, where he runs into Nathan and later Vince and Cameron.