In Treatment: Season 2

In Treatment: Season 2

In Treatment: Season 2

In an Emmy-nominated role, Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects) leads this psychotherapy drama as an exceptional and insightful doctor—but displays a crippling insecurity while counseled by his own psychotherapist.

2009Rating: TV-MAUSAHBO
Drama
EPISODE 2.1

Mia: Week One

Paul answers the door at his new Brooklyn apartment to find Alex Sr., the father of the patient who died during a flight exercise last year, serving him with a law suit — he blames... MORE Paul for his son's death. When Paul shows up to discuss the case with his lawyer, he's surprised to discover Mia, a patient of his from 20 years ago

EPISODE 2.2

April: Week One

A 23-year-old architecture student, April spends much of her first session with Paul avoiding what it is she came to talk about. She discusses her recent break-up with a fellow student named Kyle,

EPISODE 2.3

Oliver: Week One

Sixth-grader Oliver sits with Paul in his office while they wait for Oliver's mother Bess to return from the deli and for his father Luke to arrive. Oliver suggests they play Black Jack to bide... MORE the time and chides Paul for not knowing the rules. When Oliver demands to know why he's there, Paul discovers that Oliver's parents haven't explained they're getting a divorce.

EPISODE 2.4

Walter: Week One

CEO Walter Barnett comes to see Paul at his wife Connie's insistence, complaining of insomnia. He is surprised that Paul doesn't know who he is, given that his company has been in the business pages... MORE a lot lately

EPISODE 2.5

Gina: Week One

Paul commutes down from New York to Maryland via Amtrak to see his kids for the weekend and pays a visit to Gina to suss out what she might say in a deposition for the... MORE malpractice suit against Paul. She assures him she doesn't see him as responsible for Alex's death but admits he didn't talk about him that much in their supervision until after he'd died.

EPISODE 2.6

Mia: Week Two

Mia has a session with Paul to apologize for her unprofessional behavior from the week before, acknowledging she intercepted his file when his attorney couldn't be there, in order to surprise and needle him. She... MORE reveals she's been having a year-long affair with her boss Bennet, who's married.

EPISODE 2.7

April: Week Two

April arrives at her session, furious. Her iPhone has died in the middle of a call and she asks Paul if she can use his phone. He resists, suggesting it's not the best use of... MORE her time and presses April for why she's so angry.

EPISODE 2.8

Oliver: Week Two

Oliver and Paul talk while Bess and Luke wait to be invited in. Oliver says he doesn't want to talk about school because all of his teachers hate him because he falls asleep all of... MORE the time. He insists his classes are boring, including Humanities where they are reading 'Lord of the Flies.' Oliver insists you don't need to crash on an island for kids to be mean.

EPISODE 2.9

Walter: Week Two

Paul's daughter Rosie visits him in Brooklyn, concerned about his law suit and that he is lonely living in New York.When Walter arrives for his session, he's convinced that Paul must have read about him... MORE by now

EPISODE 2.10

Gina: Week Two

Paul is unsure about continuing his therapy with Gina, but winds up bringing up a teen romance and how it relates to his mom's first suicide attempt.

EPISODE 2.11

Mia: Week Three

Paul answers the door at his new Brooklyn apartment to find Alex Sr., the father of the patient who died during a flight exercise last year, serving him with a law suit — he blames... MORE Paul for his son's death. When Paul shows up to discuss the case with his lawyer, he's surprised to discover Mia, a patient of his from 20 years ago.

EPISODE 2.12

April: Week Three

April calls Paul, asking to come to his office immediately. She was on her way to school to turn in a project — the architectural model for a World Trade Center memorial — and has... MORE been having trouble sleeping. "Between my anxiety and my lymphoma," she says, "it's just never a good time." She describes her exhaustion as the feeling of poison in her veins, like she wants to slit her wrists to get it out.

EPISODE 2.13

Oliver: Week Three

Bess swings by Paul's office to pick up the turtle that Oliver left behind. She explains that her son has been staying with Luke for the week, giving her some time to herself. Before leaving,... MORE she hands Paul some homemade cookies, thanking him for going "above and beyond" with the turtle. When the family arrives later for their session, Luke and Oliver talk about how much fun they had together, going to a Knicks game and hanging out at home.

EPISODE 2.14

Walter: Week Three

Walter arrives late for his session, having already postponed it by two hours. Shouting into his cell phone as he enters, he drops his suitcase and hands Paul his garment bag. Noting that Walter seems... MORE to be in the midst of a crisis, Paul suggests they reschedule, but Walter insists there won't be a better time later. He finally turns off his cell phone and Blackberry and gives Paul his attention.

EPISODE 2.15

Gina: Week Three

Gina explores Paul’s resentment over having to take care of his ailing father.

EPISODE 2.16

Mia: Week Four

Mia bursts into the Monday morning session, excitedly remembering all the lurid details of her weekend's wild debauchery. But Paul wants to concern themselves over her quite Sunday brunch with her father.

EPISODE 2.17

April: Week Four

April's health continues to be a concern for Paul, as she seems more concerned about her autistic brother's condition than her own.

EPISODE 2.18

Oliver: Week Four

As Bess readies for a well-needed vacation, she gushes over how well Oliver has done, but Paul is skeptical that her son could not have changed that quickly.

EPISODE 2.19

Walter: Week Four

Having to deal with the aftermath of his company's crisis, Walter looks back at the loyalty towards the family who owns it and the media's perception of him. Paul probes Walter's deeply rooted sense... MORE of guilt.

EPISODE 2.20

Gina: Week Four

Gina gives Paul some criticism for his constant complaints about what's missing from his life, and urges him to make peace with his bedridden father.

EPISODE 2.21

Mia: Week Five

Among the areas touched on for this session between Paul and Mia include a discussion about mortality, being alone and making up for lost time.

EPISODE 2.22

April: Week Five

Paul fixates on a comment April uttered about a close friend of his to explore her independent streak.

EPISODE 2.23

Oliver: Week Five

Oliver's dad is having some issues of his own, some of which are caused by Oliver's behaviour.

EPISODE 2.24

Walter: Week Five

Paul decides that from what he's learnt of Walter, he is more harmful to himself than others.

EPISODE 2.25

Gina: Week Five

Paul is told by Gina to return to some previous unknown answers about his father, whilst Alex Sr. has some news to tell them.

EPISODE 2.26

Mia: Week Six

In Mia's latest session, they look over some of the biggest issues that life throws at us.

EPISODE 2.27

April: Week Six

When April reveals something about one of her closest friends, Paul questions her ability to rely on other people.

EPISODE 2.28

Oliver: Week Six

Oliver's dad is having some issues of his own, some of which are caused by Oliver's behaviour.

EPISODE 2.29

Walter: Week Six

Paul decides that from what he's learnt of Walter, he is more harmful to himself than others.

EPISODE 2.30

Gina: Week Six

Gina and Paul clash when it's suggested that she's not personally invested in her patients.

EPISODE 2.31

Mia: Week Seven

Mia's plan doesn't work to trap Paul so she has to re-evaluate everything.

EPISODE 2.32

April: Week Seven

Paul is told some news by April which prompts him to ask her about her anger issues.

EPISODE 2.33

Oliver: Week Seven

Paul attempts to put Oliver's mind at ease, and his parents have had a hard week which they can now put behind them.

EPISODE 2.34

Walter: Week Seven

Walter wants to change himself so Paul comes up with a solution to stop Walter from falling back into his old ways.

EPISODE 2.35

Gina: Week Seven

Paul and Gina's relationship crosses paths which makes them think what they want to get out of it.

In Treatment: Season 2 / Reviews

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

It's not surprising that the HBO drama series "In Treatment" returns for a second season with its radiant intelligence intact...

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Salon

Salon

Pulls off a real trick: Keeping viewers captivated with savvy storytelling, all the while honoring the impossible complexity of its characters.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

As it starts its second season, the show is at that rare place for a television series: It knows what it wants to be, and it seems to be ready to do what it takes to get there.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Simply the most addictive TV show on the air.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It is still very superior TV, as the central performances are mesmerising, and the scripts tight enough to enable you to suspend disbelief.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Picks up where season one left off, both in terms of story and quality.

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