'The Big C: Hereafter' premiere: 'Quality of Life' means no more chemotherapy

"The Big C" returned to Showtime Monday (April 29) with the first of four one-hour episodes that will wrap up the award-winning dramedy about Cathy Jamison and her battle with cancer. The first episode of "Hereafter" is titled "Quality of Life" and for Cathy that means no more chemotherapy. It turns out her wonderful, carefree boat ride with Angel was actually a hallucination. Cathy was found during her diving excursion and rushed to the hospital. The cancer is metastasizing in her brain and for that, Dr. Sherman has recommended chemotherapy. But as it turns out, the good doctor also has cancer (colon) and it is his outlook on wanting to keep working that causes Cathy to quit her job, start doing the things she wants to do and to live out the rest of her life feeling as good as she can, rather than as a woman sickened from the chemotherapy. When she tells Adam,...



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