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In Treatment: Season 2 (2009)

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Critic Consensus: 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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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.

Cast

Gabriel Byrne
as Dr. Paul Weston
Dianne Wiest
as Dr. Gina Toll
James A. Stephens
as Paul's Father
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Critic Reviews for In Treatment: Season 2

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (12)

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.

April 5, 2009 | Full Review…
Newark Star-Ledger
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Since "In Treatment" follows no conventional rules of TV drama anyway, it shows every sign of remaining just as fascinating this time around.

April 5, 2009 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
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In Treatment brings us into more intimacy with its characters than almost any other series on TV.

April 5, 2009 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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Paul's sessions this time around are sometimes soapy--as they were last year--but they are always mesmerizing.

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

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

April 5, 2009 | Full Review…
TIME Magazine
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It's a strong cast, and Byrne and Wiest continue to deliver incredibly mannered and minutely shaded performances.

April 5, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
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