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Season 1 episodes (43)
1 Laura - Week One
In the series premiere of this HBO drama series about a therapist (Gabriel Byrne) and his patients, a young attractive doctor (Melissa George) shocks Paul by divulging the real motives behind her sordid bar encounter with a stranger.
2 Alex - Week One
An intense Navy pilot (Blair Underwood) puts Paul's credentials to the test, while recounting the unfortunate events in Iraq that drove him to therapy.
3 Sophie - Week One
A precocious young gymnast (Mia Wasikowska) asks Paul to render his 'professional opinion' on an insurance report detailing the girl's recent, suspicious accident.
4 Jake and Amy - Week One
A bickering husband and wife (Josh Charles and Embeth Davidtz) corner Paul on the issue they've spent the last three weeks debating: whether or not she should have an abortion.
5 Paul and Gina - Week One
Worried he's 'losing patience with my patients,' Paul pays a visit to a retired therapist (Dianne Wiest) he'd last seen nearly ten years ago.
6 Laura - Week Two
Paul is surprised by some unexpected news from Laura about her boyfriend.
7 Alex - Week Two
Alex discusses his stoic return to the bombing scene, and reveals issues he has with his wife.
8 Sophie - Week Two
Sophie vents about her team and her parents, and Paul surprises her with his psychological opinion.
9 Jake and Amy - Week Two
After Jake and Amy's session ends abruptly, Paul's wife, Kate, forces him to confront the realities of their own marriage.
10 Paul and Gina - Week Two
Paul's traumatic week leads Gina to make a suggestion that Paul rejects, pointing to Gina's own past in his defense.
11 Laura - Week Three
After Laura shows up late, Paul broaches a difficult subject: whether or not their sessions are helping her.
12 Alex - Week Three
Alex gives Paul surprising news about his encounter with another patient; Paul explores the similarities between Alex and his father.
13 Sophie - Week Three
Paul probes the circumstances surrounding the breakup of Sophie's parents, as well as her relationship with her coach.
14 Jake and Amy - Week Three
Amy examines her unusual reaction to her miscarriage, which ends up inciting Jake's suspicions.
15 Paul and Gina - Week Three
Gina tries to get to the root of Paul's connection to Laura.
16 Laura - Week Four
To Paul's discomfort, Laura describes in intimate detail her burgeoning relationship with Alex.
17 Alex - Week Four
Alex describes his recent encounter with Laura, and questions whether therapy can help him.
18 Sophie - Week Four
Exhausted from staying up all night, Sophie ends up detailing the events leading up to her accident.
19 Jake and Amy - Week Four
Paul explores the issues that have fueled Jake and Amy's volatile relationship.
20 Paul and Gina - Week Four
An old wound resurfaces as Gina and Paul debate the boundaries that exist between therapists and patients.
21 Laura - Week Five
A close call at the hospital triggers unexpected revelations from Laura about an older man in her youth.
22 Alex - Week Five
Alex's intimate knowledge of Paul's private life pushes the therapist to the brink.
23 Sophie - Week Five
Sophie's mother joins her daughter's therapy session, and Paul witnesses first-hand the hostility and anger Sophie holds toward her.
24 Jake and Amy - Week Five
The previous week's chaos gives way to a critical decision by Amy, and an emotional admission by Jake.
25 Paul and Gina - Week Five
Kate joins Paul in therapy for the first time, where they begin examining the disintegration of their marriage.
26 Laura - Week Six
Paul makes a point to Laura about fantasy and reality through the example of his own childhood infatuation.
27 Alex - Week Six
After apologizing for crossing a boundary, Paul tries to decipher the meaning of one of Alex's recent dreams.
28 Sophie - Week Six
Sophie's gusto evaporates after Paul presses her to confront her hidden anger toward her father.
29 Jake and Amy - Week Six
Amy considers rejecting the new and improved Jake with a destructive alternative, eliciting a warning from Paul.
30 Paul and Gina - Week Six
Paul and Kate's concern over daughter Rosie gives way to a heated exchange about Kate's role in Paul's life.
31 Laura - Week Seven
Laura's absence gives Paul the opportunity to connect with Rosie and his oldest son Ian, with mixed results.
32 Alex - Week Seven
Alex insists he's prepared for the commitment and structure that his marriage and career offer him.
33 Sophie - Week Seven
Sophie attempts to convince Paul of the unique relationship she and her father share, and sees Paul as a threat in her dreams.
34 Jake and Amy - Week Seven
Amy shocks Jake with a revelation tied to her connection with her father's death years before.
35 Paul and Gina - Week Seven
Paul bristles at Kate and Rosie's secrets, but is surprised that Gina's obligatory therapy exercise proves helpful.
36 Laura - Week Eight
A tragedy takes Paul away from the office, where a case of mistaken identity gets him in trouble.
37 Alex - Week Eight
Paul upholds the merits of psychotherapy.
38 Sophie - Week Eight
Paul tries to get an agitated Sophie to stop blaming herself for her parents' mistakes.
39 Jake and Amy - Week Eight
A recent drive to his parents' home links Jake's problems with Amy to those with his father.
40 Paul and Gina - Week Eight
Paul's lament about the value of therapy gives way to a surprising revelation from Gina.
41 Sophie - Week Nine
Sophie comes to terms with her father's accountability, and asserts her own independence.
42 Jake and Amy - Week Nine
Jake and Amy come to a resolution.
43 Paul and Gina - Week Nine
In the season finale, Paul must face the consequences of his romantic pursuit of Laura.
About this show
The doctor is in. The intimate confines of psychotherapy sessions are seen from the perspective of a therapist and individual patients.