In Treatment

Season 1 Episode 20

Paul and Gina - Week Four

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Feb 22, 2008 on HBO
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Paul and Gina talk about the relationship between the job they do and the people they help, the patients which brings up something from the past.

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      • Gina: Easier to see patterns when they're not ours.
        Paul: Or we see them but we can't avoid them. That's worse.

      • Paul: I think one of the reasons I married her [Kate] was to get back at my mother, because it was some kind of strike against that whole notion of... I don't know, victimhood.

      • Gina: (to Paul) Maybe you want me to be unreasonable so you have something to push against.

      • Paul: The way you took critique, it made you furious. You know, it was one professional assessment. And you took it personally
        Gina: So personally, I had to wonder if it wasn't an echo of an earlier rejection.
        Paul: Please, Gina. Not this again. I know exactly where you're going with this.
        Gina: A son who feels he's disappointed his father. A son who feels he hasn't lived up to his father's expectations. It's something you would want to address.
        Paul: Please don't minimize what you said to me. I wasn't reacting to something in my past in relation to my father.
        Gina: One review drove you out of the institute.
        Paul: That letter pissed on eight years of my work. Despite it, though, I became an excellent therapist.

      • Paul: (to Gina) For you, complexity is a problem. Some kind of pathology that needs to be treated. And you know what I find fucking offensive, to tell you the truth? That you think I'm blind to a situation as obvious as erotic transference.

      • Paul: I guess the reason I'm here is because I really want to look at this. I want to examine it. I want to be absolutely clear about this... one hundred percent, that it's not... That I'm not...
        Gina: That you're not what? You need to say it. You need to finish the thought.
        Paul: That what I want... isn't, in some way, immoral... or... unethical. And that it's not abuse, an abuse of my power as a doctor with a patient.

      • Gina: (to Paul) Whatever you tell me, I'm here for you. I won't abandon you. No matter what, I'm here.

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