|Air date||Jan 22, 2015|
|Written by||Russell T Davies|
|Directed by||David Evans|
|Previous||Queer As Folk|
Episode One is the first episode of Cucumber, aired 22 January 2015 on Channel 4.
Henry and Lance are contented, but when they embark on a disastrous date night, life will never be the same again. At work, Henry is drawn to the enigmatic Freddie, while Lance greets Daniel.
Henry Best is a gay middle-aged insurance salesman, happily settled with his boyfriend of nine years, Lance Sullivan, but increasingly distracted by his work colleagues Dean Monroe and Freddie Baxter. Lance asks Henry on a date, but after Henry rejects Lance's marriage proposal, Lance seeks revenge on Henry by bringing a younger man, Francesco, back for a threesome. Lance insists on sleeping with Francesco, angry that Henry hasn't had sex with him since they started dating. Henry calls the police and has Lance and Francesco arrested, and distraught, flees and moves into Dean and Freddie's apartment.
- This episode is an episode parallel to the first episode of Banana, showing the same day from different points of views.
- The tagline for this episode was "Male erections."