United States of Tara

Season 1 Episode 9

Possibility

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Aired Monday 10:30 PM Mar 15, 2009 on Showtime
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Tara and Kate go on a trip together. When they get into a fight, Tara appears and goes to a tattoo parlor. During the time when the two are away, Max decides to discover Tara's past.

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  • Tara and Katie go on a road trip together to get away from everything, while Max digs some more into Tara's past, and Marshall makes advances in his relationship with Jason.moreless

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    Katie and Tara decide to suddenly leave everything behind and go on a road trip. They pretend to be someone else and flirt with two guys. When Katie's flirting turns heavier Tara tries to pull her off, and Katie reacts and reminds her of how they're not a normal family anyway. Tara stresses out and Tee appears instead. She flirts with Katie's "date" and then runs off to a tattoo shop. Katie catches her just in time before having the tatoo.



    Meanwhile Max is trying to find Tara's rapist, and Marshall invites Jason to hang out for the evening. At some point he kisses Jason and Jason responds by kissing him back. This was an interesting twist in the plot, I must admit I didn't expect Jason to respond. It will be interesting to see what happens next. Also, I liked the way Max handled the issue, having the "love hurts" conversation with Marshall just as if it was about a girl. Marshall's parents are completely cool with his homosexuality and are treating him the same way as if he was straight. Which is very refreshing, given the fact that other family-oriented series make a very big deal out of it.moreless
Ryan Eggold

Ryan Eggold

Tevin

Guest Star

Craig Gellis

Craig Gellis

Luther

Guest Star

Ken Marino

Ken Marino

Mike Connor

Guest Star

Nathan Corddry

Nathan Corddry

Gene Stuart

Recurring Role

Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt

Neil

Recurring Role

Valerie Mahaffey

Valerie Mahaffey

Dr. Ocean

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • (therapy session in which they talk about the new alter)
      Tara: Any way you can help me understand Gimme?
      Dr. Ocean: I believe that Gimme holds all your raw emotions. It's Gimme's job to keep the truth from coming to light.

    • Charmaine: (holding up a blouse) This is gonna give me some primo side boob action. I went from being a 6 in hotness to an 8. Which is an Overland Park 11. I need new rules, higher standards, now. I think I want to wait three dates before I let a guy fuck me. Is that inappropriate?
      Marshall: I don't know. Now I'm still working through your whole birthday nipple surprise.
      Charmaine: Unless he gets me drunk, then all bets are off.

    • Jason: My mom wouldn't give a shit about me.
      Marshall: I think it's fair to say I win every crazy mother contest.
      Jason: Fine, but I win every my-mother's-a-fucking-horrible-person contest.
      Marshall: To mother issues. (They toast.)

    • (T jumps into the jacuzzi with Kate and Tevin)
      Kate: Mum, what the hell!
      T: What's a crack-a-lacking! Pimp-a-limpin'? (to Tevin) Aren't you a yummy bird!
      Kate: T! Get outta here! Go skankzilla somewhere else.
      T: Come on!
      Kate: No, no negotiating. Get out of the fucking jacuzzi right now or I'm gonna call dad.
      T: Bitch ass, snitch ass!

    • T: (talking about Kate to the tattoo artist) She's mentally disturbed. Multiple personalities. Sometimes, she thinks she's my daughter. Sometimes, she pretends to be a stuck-up Overland Park brat, and sometimes, she pretends to be a French Canadian ho-bag who used to date Lance Armstrong.

    • Tara: (to Max) It's like you've got all these John Wayne movies going on inside your head. Like you're some cowboy and you're gonna ride into town on your big horse and clean everything up. You know what? I'm not your town.

    • Tara: You're looking up flights to Tokyo?
      Kate: Yeah. Not that I'll ever be able to afford it on my sweat shop salary. How about this? Bus ride to Omaha, 45 dollars. Get a free fold-up chair.
      Tara: Wow, you must be desperate. Something happened?
      Kate: Yeah. I just kinda made a bad decision at work, so now I want to crawl out of my fucking skin. I just wish I could get away like you do.
      Tara: Nah, it's not as glamorous as I make it look.

    • Tara: You're so cute. You drive like a little old lady.
      Kate: Mum, you never took me out to teach me. I'd to do all my permit hours with dad and his like Zen driving theories.
      Tara: I took you out driving.
      Kate: No, Buck took me out driving, remember? He was teaching me how to parallel park and he backed into Mr. Hubbard's mailbox.

    • Charmaine: You need to focus on your attributes. Force yourself to take a compliment.
      Marshall: Or can I force people to give them to me?

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