She was portrayed by Jessalyn Gilsig. Character history She was a bitter, troubled sex addict, and was often the foil to Christian Troy. Gina had Borderline Personality Disorder. She alternated between adoring Christian and calling him names. She also suffered from bulimia , sexual addiction, self-hatred, fear of abandonment, self-destructiveness, sarcasm, rage, bitterness and a tendency to profanity at minor setbacks. As a spiteful wedding gift to Christian's fiancee Kimber Henry she wrapped up the diaphragm she used with Christian.
She's like a little little lion cub. We're doing this. Superior arterial hemorrhage. He's going into shock. That is the way you play a leading man. He has the courage of his convictions, yet he is classy. He is always classy.
Beyond the best trappings of an old-fashioned soap, Murphy who wrote and directed the premiere has created a fascinating collection of conflicted characters, exploring issues of longing, loss and morality through these imperfect souls, however they might look — before and after — on the exterior. As for the patients, the opening installment which will run commercial-free is probably the least intriguing, whereas a subsequent hour about a Somalian woman subjected to ritual genital mutilation proves extremely moving. Moreover, the grisly operating scenes which I confess to squeamishly TiVo-ing through at times last season stand almost alone — except on Discovery Health or something — in reminding TV viewers that plastic surgery is no picnic. Compare that to the golly-gee attitude toward makeovers in reality TV, where fleeting discomfort is invariably overwhelmed by post-reveal exultation. Such depth and humanity might be unexpected from a show that clearly revels in every four-letter word and exposed cheek, yet as the series so often demonstrates, appearances can be deceiving.
A gunshot-wound victim reveals her hideous disfigurement. A face-lift is shown in graphic, skin-crawling detail. And eww! A patient whose clitoris Christian has reconstructed invites him to take a test spin.