Picks and Pans Review: Bruno Campos

updated 01/09/2006 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/09/2006 AT 01:00 AM EST


ONE OF TV'S CREEPIEST BITS OF SUSPENSE finally has come to an end: On the Dec. 20 episode of FX's groundbreaking Nip/Tuck, viewers learned the identity of the disfiguring, knife-wielding monster known only as the Carver (right): It was cosmetic surgeon Quentin Costa, a trouble making seducer played by Bruno Campos with bedroom eyes and shifty manner. Campos knew from the get-go that he was playing the Carver, “but I certainly didn't know how big of a deal it was going to be. I've become sort of the Darth Vader of Nip/Tuck. It's pretty awesome. People would come up to me, ‘Who's the Carver? Are you the Carver? If you are, you're a twisted bastard.’” The Brazilian-born actor, 32, previously known as Christina Applegate's love interest on Jesse, is now presumably gone from the show, even though the Carver in the end faked his death and escaped to Europe after thoroughly torturing the show's main characters, Drs. Sean McNamara and Christian Troy (Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon). “The last thing I'm doing is cutting their fingers, their arms, they're bleeding all over.” He laughs. “It's been a great way to get to know your fellow actors. I think they're relieved I'm gone.” —TOM CUNNEFF

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