In Treatment: Season 2 (2009)

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In Treatment continues to hone in on its characters in the second season, allowing the cast to find more nuances in their performances.

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Air date: Apr 5, 2009

In the second-season premiere, Paul, recently divorced and living in Brooklyn, reconnects with a lawyer and former patient, Mia (Hope Davis), whose firm helps him with a legal problem.

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Air date: Apr 5, 2009

Paul is taken aback when he learns that a new patient, an architecture student named April (Alison Pill), is choosing not to tell her parents about a serious health issue.

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Air date: Apr 6, 2009

A sixth-grader named Oliver (Aaron Grady Shaw) is brought to Paul by his parents (Russell Hornsby, Sherri Saum), who are concerned about his behavior in light of their impending divorce.

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Air date: Apr 6, 2009

Walter (John Mahoney), an influential business executive, is encouraged by his wife to seek therapy to talk about his anxiety issues.

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Air date: Apr 6, 2009

'Gina & Paul - Week One.' (Season Two) Paul resumes his sessions with Gina, who agrees to give a deposition in the lawsuit against him. Ends 12/31

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Air date: Apr 12, 2009

'Mia - Week Two.' (Season Two) In her first session, Mia admits to wanting to impress Paul by flaunting her job and relationship. Ends 12/31

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Air date: Apr 12, 2009

'April - Week Two.' (Season Two) April details her detachment from a former boyfriend and his current partner. Ends 01/26

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Air date: Apr 13, 2009

Oliver talks about his problems at school but is reluctant to discuss his situation with his parents, fearing he is the cause of their separation.

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Air date: Apr 13, 2009

Paul tries to get Walter to acknowledge not only that he has panic attacks, but that they may have something to do with a tragic event from his childhood. Meanwhile, a visiting Rosie is upset to learn that her father is the target of a lawsuit.

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Air date: Apr 13, 2009

Paul is on the fence about continuing his therapy with Gina, but he winds up discussing a teenage romance and how it relates to his mother's first suicide attempt.

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Dr. Paul Weston (Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne) is back for another round of therapy in this HBO drama, based on an Israeli series of the same name, but now he's doing it as a recent divorcé living in Brooklyn. And while it seemed that his personal problems took time to evolve last time around, serious trouble finds him mere minutes into Season 2, and coincidentally reunites him, on Mondays, with a lawyer and former patient (Hope Davis), whose firm helps him with a potentially career-crushing lawsuit. On Tuesdays, Paul is taken aback when he learns that a new patient, an architecture student named April (Alison Pill), is choosing not to tell her parents about a serious health issue. A sixth-grader named Oliver (Aaron Grady Shaw) is brought to Paul on Wednesdays by his parents (Russell Hornsby, Sherri Saum), who are concerned about his behavior in light of their impending divorce. On Thursdays, Walter (John Mahoney), an influential business executive, is encouraged by his wife to seek therapy to talk about his anxiety issues. And at the end of the week, Paul resumes his sessions with Gina (Dianne Wiest) after taking the train to Maryland, where he discusses his legal problems and the ways his life has changed. Also starring Glynn Turman, as the father of Season 1 patient Alex, and Laila Robins, a long-ago girlfriend of Paul's.

Critic Reviews for In Treatment Season 2

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (17)

In Treatment continues to be engrossing, less like a TV show than a theatrical performance. It offers the chance to be a fly on the wall at a series of therapy sessions, moments that are just like life, only more so.

Oct 11, 2019 | Full Review…

[Gabriel] Byrne is brilliant and so is this fine and absorbing show.

Oct 11, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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It is slow, and it requires work and careful observation, but when it achieves its breakthroughs, the effects can be as extraordinary and dynamic as any other drama on television.

Apr 5, 2009 | Full Review…

Since "In Treatment" follows no conventional rules of TV drama anyway, it shows every sign of remaining just as fascinating this time around.

Apr 5, 2009 | Full Review…

In Treatment brings us into more intimacy with its characters than almost any other series on TV.

Apr 5, 2009 | Full Review…

Overall, season two of In Treatment picks up where season one left off, both in terms of story and quality. At times, the show can be uneven, but the performances are always some of the finest on television.

Oct 11, 2019 | Full Review…

It is still very superior TV, as the central performances are mesmerising, and the scripts tight enough to enable you to suspend disbelief. It's also a real treat to find a programme that dares to put dialogue before action.

Oct 11, 2019 | Full Review…
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In Treatment is simply the most addictive TV show on the air.

Oct 11, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

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.

Oct 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Like a successful patient, the show has learned and grown, becoming more reliably compelling.

Apr 5, 2009 | Full Review…

It's a strong cast, and Byrne and Wiest continue to deliver incredibly mannered and minutely shaded performances.

Apr 5, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Paul's sessions this time around are sometimes soapy--as they were last year--but they are always mesmerizing.

Apr 5, 2009 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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