Friday, November 26, 2010

Review - In Treatment Season 3 Episode 17/18/19/20 Week Five


As each week goes by, we see Sunil's displeasure manifest itself in more and more disturbing fashion with his dream last week and his dream this week about yanking his son's arm off in order to defend the children against an unknown woman, possibly Malini or Julia. Paul doesn't know what to do. Sunil seems reasonable at times, talking about how different American culture is, without sounding too crazy, but then he lapses into talking about Julia with violent terms. Without knowing exactly what's going on inside Sunil's head, Paul doesn't want fully commit to the idea that Sunil may become violent, but the possibility exists.


Despite opening the letter and learning that she doesn't have to gene, Frances is still stuck, unable to move on and even talk to her sister. There is an underlying issue about her sister and Frances's inability to cope with her sister, regardless of medical condition.


Jesse is the most polarizing figure this season. He's infuriating 90% of the time, an utter train wreck who just spews out wretched lines. We're supposed to dislike him, but also consider what makes him the way he is. When he finally crumbles at the end of the episode, you can't help but feel bad for the kid who purposely makes his life miserable by sabotaging everything.

While Paul sessions are about him and we learn a lot about him, what I'm really interested in is Adele. We know Paul's far too interested in her, but how does she feel about the situation. Is her distance purely professional or is she making a concerted effort to keep him away? At the same time, she exposes Paul as a guy who never takes the initiative whether it is in relationship or work.

Score: 9.0/10
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