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In Treatment: Season 3 (2010)




Critic Consensus: In Treatment offers some of the tightest dramatic writing and purest performances on television.


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Once consisting of five episodes per week, the third season of this HBO drama, based on an Israeli series of the same name, is narrowed to four, omitting Thursdays. On Mondays, psychotherapist Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne) welcomes Sunil (Irrfan Khan), a widower from Kolkata whose relocation to his son's home in New York is marred by loneliness, depression and a tense cohabitation with his daughter-in-law, Julia (Sonya Walger). Frances (Debra Winger), an experienced actor of stage and screen whose sister is a former patient of Paul's, starts therapy on Tuesdays to discuss her recent trouble remembering lines, but is also distressed by a broken family and her sister's breast cancer, the disease that killed their mother. On Wednesdays, Paul meets with Jesse (Dane DeHaan), a gay teen and budding photographer who discusses his history of selling his prescription drugs, truancy issues and an uneasy relationship with his adoptive parents. On Friday, Paul makes an appointment with a recommended therapist named Adele (Amy Ryan) for the sole purpose of procuring a new prescription for sleeping pills, but winds up as her regular patient, rehashing his divorce, health concerns and complicated relationship with Dr. Gina Toll, who is now the author of an acclaimed book that Paul recently purchased. With Samrat Chakrabarti as Arun, Sunil's son, and Susan Misner as Wendy, Paul's much younger girlfriend.


Gabriel Byrne
as Dr. Paul Weston
Debra Winger
as Frances
Amy Ryan
as Adele
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Critic Reviews for In Treatment: Season 3

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (11)

The whole show is now on its own, since the previous two seasons were adapted from an Israeli series that only ran for two years. This new season will have to work from scratch. What it has scratched out so far is impressive.

October 25, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"In Treatment" deftly picks up where it left off and reminds us why we took this trip with him in the first place.

October 25, 2010 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…
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Gabriel Byrne is in every minute of the show, delivering one of TV's most faceted and intriguing performances.

October 25, 2010 | Full Review…

As I went through the opening installments of season three, "In Treatment" began to feel like work in a way it hadn't in the past.

October 25, 2010 | Full Review…

Though some action is depicted outside the two therapists' offices, most episodes are dominated by the sessions themselves, which unfold as brilliantly performed one-act plays.

October 25, 2010 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

As entertaining as "In Treatment" can be at times, the third season may be the most grueling of them all.

October 25, 2010 | Full Review…

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