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In Treatment

Season 2 Episode 25

Gina - Week Five

Aired Monday 9:00 PM May 04, 2009 on HBO
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Episode Summary

Paul is told by Gina to return to some previous unknown answers about his father, whilst Alex Snr has some news to tell them.

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  • Gina Week Five.

    The final episode of the week, Paul returning home to have therapy with Gina, continues to be some of the dullest and boring elements of In Treatment. It is still above average television, but it is just not on the level of the sessions with Paul as the therapist commanding your attention on the screen. Dianne Wiest is just too soft and laid back to really create anything innovative or captivating and these sessions just feel too real, but unlike the other four storylines, this is a realistically boring therapy hour.

    The show is not going to abandon this if a 3rd season is commissioned because Wiest won an Emmy for her work but they need to shake things up.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Paul: Women are really good at loss. Men don't really... They haven't got a fucking clue.

    • Gina: As a man, you're like an animal in the wild. You're living day to day. You're trying to protect your territory and provide for your family. As a therapist, you're observing certain members of the herd through binoculars. These are two very different ways of experiencing life. But you can't observe yourself through your own binoculars.

    • Gina: People often can be very successful in the outside world and remain a complete mystery to their families.

    • (talking about Paul's father)
      Paul: I wasn't hurt. I just hated the son of a bitch.
      Gina: I think the hatred grew so you could protect yourself from his rejection. I don't think you always hated him.

    • Paul: So my father becomes aware of me on some level and he really doesn't want to listen to me complain so he just dies.
      Gina: Or he becomes aware of you on some level, and he's finally able to let go.
      Paul: I'd like to believe your version.

    • Gina: Do you know what you were afraid of?
      Paul: (about his father) I was afraid that after a lifetime of hating him... He was gonna love me anyway.

    • Paul: So... My father... loved me. And he did what he could.
      Gina: No. Your father loved you and he did what he did. And you loved him and you hated him because he ignored you. It's not pretty.

    • Paul: Did you have the father that you needed?
      Gina: I'm a therapist! What do you think?

  • NOTES (1)