In Treatment

Season 2 Episode 20

Gina - Week Four

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 27, 2009 on HBO
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Paul is told by Gina that in order to move forward he needs to get back in touch with his dad.

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  • Gina Week Four.

    7.5
    Let us be honest, as great as In Treatment has been this season, nobody can argue that it has not been formulaic. A lot of the sessions are very similar, and there has not been too much of Paul, or anybody else, outside those doors in the first 20 episodes. Tonight we got something a little different as we saw Paul at the deposition and then later on meeting with his father at bedside at the hospital. These scenes were both entertaining and emotional and show that Paul Weston can be a great character, without the arm chair psychology aspect of his job.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The episode unusually showed four separate settings -- Paul's deposition (Friday, 10:00 AM), diner with Tammy (Friday, 3:45 PM), Gina's home office (Friday, 6:15 PM), and Paul's dad's hospital room (Monday, 8:00 PM).

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Tammy: God, we got here fast.
      Paul: Got where?
      Tammy: Blew right past being infatuated with each other and went straight to feeling obligated. Both of us.

    • Paul: I hate my life. Every day, it hurts. I'm not getting anything from my family, so I try to get it from my patients. I know it's wrong, but who else do I have?

    • Paul: I need a woman.
      Gina: For sex?
      Paul: Is that what women think that men... really think that they want them just for sex?
      Gina: No, I was just asking you if you wanted sex.
      Paul: Of course I want sex. I'm not dead.

    • Gina: (to Paul) You say you're not getting what you need from anyone, but it's worse than that. It's as though you're a baby. You woke up from a nap and you started crying, but nobody is coming in to see what you need. And so you cry louder and you shake the bars of the crib. And still nobody comes. The only problem is your father is there. He's in the room with you, but your anger at him is so profound that you can't see him.

    • Gina: Paul, we both know what it's like not to be there at the end. It's something you don't get over.

    • Paul: I'm sorry, dad. I know it wasn't your fault, what happened to mom. You couldn't save her. Neither could I. It was just too much for both of us, so I guess you found your way out.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Paul: I'm like that... That lonely guy in the Edward Hopper painting, sitting at the bar.

      Nighthawks (1942), arguably Edward Hopper's most famous painting, depicts a couple sitting on one side of a bar and another man sitting alone with his back to the viewer.

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