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The Girl with One Heart
Season Three, Episode six
Air date 28 October, 2002
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Martin Dennis
Episode guide
The Freckle, the Key, and the Couple Who Weren't
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps

The Girl with One Heart is the sixth episode of the third season of Coupling. It aired on the 28 October, 2002.


Susan redecorates the bathroom and removes the lock on the bathroom door, which Steve freaks out over. Susan and Steve have the gang over for dinner which creates problems for Sally as Patrick brings his girlfriend, Jennifer, with him. Sally isn't able to be cool with Jennifer as she struggles with her feelings over Patrick. After some misunderstandings, which leaves Jennifer to believe that Sally is a lesbian (which Patrick had told Jennifer) and is interested in her, Sally yells that she's in love with Patrick and quickly leaves.

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Susan has invited everyone over for dinner, which as we know is just asking for trouble. Steve is particularly worried because Susan has recently redecorated the bathroom, and removed the lock, thus robbing him of his Fortress of Solitude. Sally's worry is that Patrick is bringing his new girlfriend: she's frightened that she will overcompensate her feelings of hostility towards her new rival by being embarrassingly nice. Patrick dimly perceives there might be a problem, so has told Jennifer that Sally is a lesbian. Jennifer turns out to be Sally's worst nightmare: "slim and interesting." She pays Jennifer so many compliments that Jennifer assumes Sally is making a pass at her. Over dinner, Sally is horrified to discover that Jennifer thinks she is a lesbian. She furiously blurts out, in front of everyone, that it's Patrick she's mad about, not Jennifer. Ouch.

Embarrassing Moments[]

Poor Sally. Not only has she told Patrick that she loves him, publicly, when she is certain that he doesn't feel the same way, and her precious friendship will be ruined forever. She also has to live with the knowledge that Jeff will spend the rest of his life using her as the star of his lesbian fantasies.


Main cast[]

Supporting and guest cast[]

  • Emma Pierson as Jennifer
  • Nigel Harman as Pizza man