In Treatment

Season 1 Episode 9

Jake and Amy - Week Two

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Feb 07, 2008 on HBO
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Kate forces Paul to face the reality of their marriage after an abrupt end to Jake and Amy's session.

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  • The focus shifts from Jake and Amy to Paul and Kate in a shocking episode.

    Well I didn't see that coming at all. Once again, the writing is able to surprise us and leave us awestruck at how sudden everything occurs in this show, even if the pace is technically slow. The show lets its scenes stretch out longer than any other show on TV and the payoff is immense. Although the episode is entitled, "Jake and Amy Week Two," it may as well have been Paul's episode. He stole the show here, and Michelle Forbes doesn't do bad either.

    As Jake and Amy begin talking to Paul, seemingly better than they were last week, Amy begins having a miscarriage. They leave about seven minutes into the episode, and she leaves blood on the couch, so Paul calls Kate into the therapy room where she begins cleaning, and from here, the two have a heated argument that descends into haunting and powerful territory. Hearing that Kate has been cheating on him brings out Paul's rage in a way that the show hasn't done to this point. Paul is so repressed with his patients and so calm that you wonder how he does it. It turns out he holds it all back and unleashes it at the wrong moment. This was easily the best episode and shows that Gabriel Byrne truly is an immense actor who should be mentioned right up there with Bryan Cranston, Jon Hamm and Michael C. Hall.

    I have a feeling this miscarriage will complicate things for Jake and Amy and we're going to see some really powerful stuff between them.moreless

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    • Paul: You have no idea how sensitive some of my patients can be.
      Kate: Right, your patients are sensitive. Not you.
      Paul: You're right. You're right.

    • (after Paul admits to talking to Gina)
      Paul: Well, I had to talk to somebody. I can't talk to you about...
      Kate: No, of course you can't talk to me.
      Paul: You know what I mean, Kate. It's easier for me to talk to Gina than to somebody who... Who doesn't know me.

    • Kate: Your son has no friends. He hates his school, but the most important thing is that I not tell you. Because in your own warped way, Paul, you've made him understand that it's not as important as what happens here. Just like you've done to me.

    • Kate: It pisses me off that you are energetic and alive in this room and you're an old man at home. You're an old, anemic man, Paul! You're always tired! You're always tired for us.

    • Paul: You know what amazes me? What really gets me is that you can go to this guy's place. And then you can come home here all wet and flushed and excited and horny. And you can sit down with our son and do his homework. How does that make you feel? I just want to know how does that make you feel?!
      Kate: It makes me feel like shit. And a week later I go back and I do it all over again.

    • Paul: Congratulations. You've made sure to ruin any chance of saving this marriage.
      Kate: Me ruin it? Oh, it was ruined already.

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