In Treatment Week 5 Alex 10AM S01E22 (HBO)

In Treatment will last a total of 43 episodes. In Treatment is based on the Israeli series Betipul. Gabriel Byrne plays Paul Weston, a psychologist trying to deal with his patients while going through some personal problems. Each show focuses on a different patient. Mondays feature Laura, an anestheologist infatuated with Paul. Tuesdays feature Alex, an ex-fighter pilot traumatized by events that happened a few years ago. Wednesdays feature Sophie, a suicidal teenage gymnast with Olympic aspirations. Thursdays feature Jake and Amy, a couple in couple’s counseling. Fridays feature Gina, Paul’s own therapist and mentor that he stopped seeing 8 years ago for some reason.

I’ve always loved psychology. This show really feeds that need. The sessions are almost verbatim of what would happen in a real session. This show is about characters, not actions. It’s a very smart show and I am also very surprised that Marky Mark is the executive producer. Marky Mark has had success with Entourage so it makes sense that he decided to try out other projects.

This is a great show. I really liked it. I find that it’s best to watch it a few episodes at a time. I recommend this show.

In this session Paul loses control when Alex baits him. Alex baits him about some personal information on Paul that he discovered while snooping around. Paul didn’t like this one bit, and he makes sure that Alex knows about it. Paul’s wife Kate is back from Rome.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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Paul is checking the return flight of his adulterous wife. Alex walks in with a beard. He says that he broke up with Laura. He took a Viagra pill. He had a hard-on for a day and a half. It worked like a charm. He says that they were f*cking all night and morning.

Alex says that he thinks that something is going on with Paul and Laura. The subject of sex comes up. Alex thinks that he had sex with her. At least he accuses Paul of it.

Paul starts to talk about Alex’s father. Alex says something about rape and his father. Alex asks him how he feels about bombing. Alex puts words in Paul’s mouth. Paul doesn’t say anything. Paul admires his dad, who’s like iron.

While Paul tries to explain Alex’s feelings about his dad, there is a knock on the door. Someone is walking away. Paul knows his wife is there. Alex asks Paul who he is. Alex accuses Paul of sleeping with Laura. Paul isn’t defending himself.

Alex knows that his wife is screwing her lover in Rome. Alex has been investigating Paul. He made a few calls. This therapy isn’t going well. Alex is telling him that his daughter is f*cking junkies. His father is rotting away in a geriatric facility.

Paul throws his coffee in Alex’s face and pushes him against the wall. Alex was pushing his buttons this whole session. While cleaning up the broking cup, Paul cuts his hand. He calls Richard his next patient to cancel the session.

His wife walks in. She sees his hand and gets a plaster. Kate says that they moved into separate rooms the first day. It’s over between her and her lover. She cleans up the shards of the cup while he goes to the door. His next patient has arrived.

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