In Treatment

Season 2 Episode 34

Walter - Week Seven

Aired Monday 9:00 PM May 25, 2009 on HBO
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Walter wants to change himself so Paul comes up with a solution to stop Walter from falling back into his old ways.

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  • Walter Week Seven.

    Tonight we said goodbye to former CEO Walter. These have been some of the best sessions in In Treatment's short history, but despite being good, the payoff was not what we expected. There was no decisive conclusion and all we learned was that Walter will continue to see Paul on a more regular basis to get to the base of his "problem".

    So, why did we watch for all these weeks only to not discover a true problem? Walter's angry, overprotective, delusional behavior is not the source of his problem? Then what is? Good episode, but I wish things actually got wrapped up.moreless

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  • QUOTES (5)

    • Walter: Where I grew up, a boy wouldn't be caught dead crying.
      Paul: How about when Tommy died? Did you cry then?
      Walter: I was upset. I knew it was my fault. Maybe I started to tremble. Maybe I started to cry. Yeah. Because the old man, I remember, picked me up and shook me... hard. 'Don't you dare,' he said, 'in front of your mother. Don't... you... ever.'

    • Paul: See, that's the paradox. You've been rewarded for so long for your uh... grace under fire that you just don't think you're of any value to anybody unless you're in that role. Now that you've launched them, your boys don't want to get to know you. Natalie was done with you. I don't want to see you at the door. The only way to feel not rejected is to carry the weight and to keep carrying it, even though your mind and your body are screaming at you to stop.

    • Walter: I'm 68 years old. And I haven't lived one moment of my life for myself.

    • Walter: Was this your plan all along? To break me down so that I'd become dependent on you?
      Paul: This would not have been my conscious choice for you any more than it was yours. But the defenses that held you together your whole life. They just finally wore out.

    • (agreeing on extra sessions)
      Walter: Why is it worth your time?
      Paul: Because you've rescued so many others. I wanna be there when you go back and... rescue yourself.

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    • Paul: Actually, I think the verse is, 'When I became a man, I had to put away my childish things.'

      The line was taken from Corinthians 13:11 of the Holy Bible which read: "When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things."