'The Big C' recap: Picasso On The Train
So when "The Big C's" Cathy learned she had a very short time left on this planet, she made some changes: Kicked her husband out of the house, flirted with her hot young doctor in a desperate attempt to get control of the situation, started telling her summer school students the truth, began to dig a swimming pool in the backyard. Refused to tell anybody; this is a secret, and a promise, she will be keeping for now.
Cathy marches on over to the nasty neighbor's house to tell her off, and ends up making a new friend of the only person she knows that's closer to death than she is. She makes a weight loss pact with Gabourey Sidibe, starts eating onions. Takes only so much of her son's shock-value pleas for attention before she's staged a little suicide scene of her own and then locked him in the bathroom so he'll stop being such a little s***. She even reconciles with hubby after a dramatically romantic moment involving an onion.