Thursday, January 31, 2008

In Treatment, week one: Jake & Amy

I imagine most of the chatter tonight's going to be about "Lost," but if you want to talk about the fourth episode of "In Treatment," do so here.


Anonymous said...

I thought it was interesting that Jake turned Paul's question back on him -- about who was afraid of being alone with whom. And it was a really lousy timeslot, wasn't it? Five p.m., the end of a long day for all three of them.
Almost the end of the week.

I found myself anticipating all the 'I hate Jake and Amy' comments, and, yes, of course, who'd want to spend time with the two of them right now, but the effect they had on Paul was fascinating.

And did you see the look in Jake's eyes when Paul gave him 'the answer'? The vulnerability at the heart of all that rage.

Theresa said...

I found tonight's episode to be the most engaging thus far; I think I prefer the couples format because it makes for more interaction.

Question: are we meant to make anything of the fact that each patient's appointment is at a later time in the day than the previous one? (Monday, 9:00am, Tuesday 10:00am, Wednesday 4:00pm, Thursday 5:00pm.) I don't know what I would make of it, but it seems significant somehow.

Hyde said...

Did I hear that correctly? The name of the doctor that Paul called at the end of the episode is actually "Gina Toll"? Is Bart Simpson on the writing staff?

Megan Carlson said...

In my head, I had filled in Paul's meetings with his therapist as regular maintenance. For some reason, it hadn't occurred to me that he would start up therapy with her (or re-start anyway) as a result of what we've seen earlier this week.

I was hesitant going in to this show because of the time commitment, but I'm really enjoying it. I look forward to seeing what comes next.

jcpbmg said...

I completely agree with Theresa, this episode was far and away the most engaging and no, it's not just because of my excitement going in regarding Charles and Davidtz.

Does anyone know where the show takes place?? I thought Chicago after the first few eps, but now (after Paul's comments about going to the mall) I have absolutely no idea and it's really bothering me

Byron Hauck said...

You're probably never going to read this, jcpbmg, but I'm building a case for the setting being suburban Detroit. There's a Red Wing figure featured in the first few episodes, and a baseball player wearing what looks to be an 80s era Tigers uniform. In the next episode, though, it's pretty dark at 7pm, indicating it's pretty close to midwinter, but there's no snow on the ground, nor is anyone dressed particularly warmly. That would eliminate Detroit. But we do have malls.