In Treatment

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 28

    Adele - Week Seven

    Aired 12/7/10

  • S 3 : Ep 27

    Jesse - Week Seven

    Aired 12/7/10

  • S 3 : Ep 26

    Frances - Week Seven

    Aired 12/6/10

  • S 3 : Ep 25

    Sunil - Week Seven

    Aired 12/6/10

  • S 3 : Ep 24

    Adele - Week Six

    Aired 11/30/10

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gabriel Byrne

    Paul Weston

  • Blair Underwood

    Alex

  • Dianne Wiest

    Gina Toll

  • Melissa George

    Laura

  • Amy Ryan

    TBD

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  • Paul, a psychotherapist played by Gabriel Byrne, is the picture of insightful perfection when dealing with his patients, but he becomes a raging ball of issues during his own therapy sessions. In Treatment is based on a successful Israeli television series and is produced by HBO, Closest to the Hole Productions and Leverage Management.

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    • Paul: What happened last night? Laura: Well, what didn't happen? The long version or the bottom line? Because the bottom line is very simple. My life is over. Paul: Then, you'd better tell me the long version.

    • Laura: (talking about her friend Alona) She tried to calm me down, put things into perspective. And she said. She said I was lucky, that she wished somebody loved her enough to give her an ultimatum.

    • Laura: (to Paul) I mean, shit, don't you know that men are the new women? Obsessed with weddings and children.

    • Laura: (after professing her love to Paul) You know, I'm embarrassed to even talk about it. I mean, you're sitting there like a fucking Buddha acting like you have no idea what I'm talking about. It's humiliating.

    • Laura: I thought it would go away. I thought it's just an infatuation, that's all. But it's getting worse. You've become the center of my life. Paul: Laura, I'm your therapist. The parameters and the limitations... are established and ethically defined. I'm not an option.

    • Laura: (towards the end of their session) I feel like I came here in the dark and I'm leaving into a bigger darkness.

    • Laura: Right, I mean, I needed to pee, you know, by myself. I've been doing it since I was three. By following me to the bathroom this guy was also giving me an ultimatum. I thought, 'fuck, out of the pan and into the fire.' I ran away from one ultimatum and there was this guy with a hard-on giving me another.

    • (talking about a guy she met in a bar) Laura: And then that guy moved next to me and a... You know what he said? He said, 'you look so sad.' And I said, 'really?' And he said, 'yeah, you do. It looks good on you.' (Laura and Paul smile to each other) Laura: 'Looks good on you.' I mean, whatever happened to 'do you have the time?' or 'haven't we met before?' I must be totally out of touch, Paul.

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    Notes (111)

    • International Airdates Canada: January 28, 2008 on The Movie Network Finland: January 27, 2009 on YLE TV United Kingdom: October 5, 2009 on Sky Arts 1/Sky Arts 1 HD

    • International Airdates Canada: January 29, 2008 on The Movie Network Finland: January 27, 2009 on YLE TV United Kingdom: October 6, 2009 on Sky Arts 1/Sky Arts 1 HD

    • International Airdates Canada: January 30, 2008 on The Movie Network Finland: January 29, 2009 on YLE TV1 United Kingdom: October 7, 2009 on Sky Arts 1/Sky Arts 1 HD

    • International Airdates Canada: January 31, 2008 on The Movie Network Finland: January 29, 2009 on YLE TV1 United Kingdom: October 8, 2009 on Sky Arts 1/Sky Arts 1 HD

    • International Airdates Canada: February 1, 2008 on The Movie Network Finland: February 3, 2009 on YLE TV1 United Kingdom: October 9, 2009 on Sky Arts 1/Sky Arts 1 HD

    • International Airdates Finland: February 03, 2009 on YLE TV1 United Kingdom: October 12, 2009 on Sky Arts 1/Sky Arts 1 HD

    • International Airdates Finland: February 05, 2009 on YLE TV1 United Kingdom: October 13, 2009 on Sky Arts 1/Sky Arts 1 HD

    • International Airdates Finland: February 05, 2009 on YLE TV1 United Kingdom: October 14, 2009 on Sky Arts 1/Sky Arts 1 HD

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    Trivia (53)

    • Laura's weekly sessions with Paul are on Mondays at 9:00 AM.

    • He has a brother who is a real estate agent. Alex's wife is Michaela.

    • Alex was a runner in high school and still does occasional runs with his friend Daniel.

    • Alex's weekly sessions with Paul is every Tuesday at 10:00 AM.

    • Sophie used to babysit for her gymnast coach's daughter Dana. Her coach Sy and Dana were the ones who drew and colored the mermaid on her cast.

    • Paul Weston is into photography. He also collects models of ships. Paul suffers from asthma and uses an inhaler.

    • Before she transferred to a private school, Sophie went to the same school as Paul's daughter Rosie, Arlington Elementary, where Sophie's mom is a the PTA committee member.

    • Sophie, an only child, was 16 when she first saw Paul for therapy. She has been a gymnast since six and a half years old and was a US junior champion at age 12.

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    Allusions (30)

    • Laura: I'm not gonna start stalking you like Glenn Close in that movie. Glenn Close played an obsessed stalker of Michael Douglas in the 1987 suspense drama Fatal Attraction.

    • Alex: Let's call a spade a spade. The phrase originated from Plutarch's Apophthegmata Laconica and was introduced by Nicolas Udall in 1542 in his translation of Erasmus' Apophthegmatum opus. The line read: "Philippus aunswered, that the Macedonians wer feloes of no fyne witte in their termes but altogether grosse, clubbyshe, and rusticall, as they whiche had not the witte to calle a spade by any other name then a spade."

    • Alex: Just like in London after the Blitz, just rubble, you know? The Blitz was the sustained bombing by the German Nazis on Britain from September 7, 1940 to May 10, 1941 in World War II. It started with the bombing of London for 57 straight nights and left the city with more than 20,000 civilians killed and millions of homes destroyed.

    • Alex: Only Liszt can play Lizst. Franz Lizst, a world-renowned 19th century Hungarian composer and pianist, is arguably the most technically-advanced and greatest pianist in all of history.

    • Sophie: 'I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down.' The line comes from Three Little Pigs, a children's fairy tale about three pigs who built each of their houses from straw, sticks, and bricks respectively and a wolf who tried to take their houses down.

    • Amy: He was... up on the stage singing "She Belongs to Me". "She Belongs to Me" is 1965 song by Bob Dylan from his album Bringing It All Back Home. It is considered to be among his first anti-love songs.

    • Book Mention: Lolita Lolita is a 1955 novel by Vladimir Nabokov about Humbert Humbert, a literary scholar in his '30s, who becomes obsessed with a 12-year-old girl named Dolores/Lolita.

    • Alex: just to make sure that this God is not some kind of... Dr. Ruth who tells everybody how to f*ck while she's still a virgin. Ruth Westheimer, more popularly known as Dr. Ruth, is a book author, media personality, and psychologist who specializes in sex therapy. She has actually been married three times and has two children.

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  • Fan Reviews (16)
  • This show was good once...

    By Haven1, Sep 28, 2014

  • In Treatment looks at the life of a therapist and his patients capturing the emotion and pathos using a tight well written script, one-set format and highly skilled actors to deliver a superlative nightly performance. Brilliant.

    By NikkiW_York, Mar 21, 2008

  • About 7 years ago I asked myself what is wrong with television. I thought it was the central focus on action rather than characters, and I was partially right.

    By alexd88, Jul 23, 2008

  • A wonderful, highly interesting show with a quality that is unusual in television today. I hope we get to see a third season soon, as there isn't anything like it anywhere, and the show has loyal, devoted fans who would love to see more.

    By Lyta_499, Oct 14, 2009

  • Excelente

    By silviacon, May 27, 2009

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