United States of Tara: Season 3 (2011)

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United States of Tara

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United States of Tara concludes with a sterling third season that benefits from a tense overarching conflict and a heartwarming affirmation of family.

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Critic Ratings: 11

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User Ratings: 44

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Air date: Mar 28, 2011

Season 3 premiere. Tara decides to finish the last few credits she needs to earn her college degree, but Max worries the stress will trigger a transition to one of her alters. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 9/13

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Air date: Apr 4, 2011

Season 3. Tara transitions into her psychiatrist alter during her Abnormal Psychology class; Max considers an offer to sell his business to a competitor; Kate mulls an opportunity to teach English in Japan. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 9/13

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Air date: Apr 11, 2011

Season 3. The stress of juggling school and a baby shower causes Tara to transition; to sell the family business, Max must get the approval of his eccentric mother; Kate has a new idea about her future. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 9/13

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Air date: Apr 18, 2011

HD version. Season 3. Tara and Charmaine are rushed to the hospital, where Charmaine declares her baby off limits to her crazy sister; Tara proposes a deal to her alters, which intrigues her Abnormal Psychology professor. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 9/13

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Air date: Apr 25, 2011

HD version. Season 3. Tara receives an intriguing pitch from her instructor; Charmaine and Neil find parenthood a struggle but still refuse Tara's help; Max is at odds with his new boss. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 9/13

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Air date: May 2, 2011

HD version. Season 3. Tara seems to be making progress but Dr. Hattaras discovers something disturbing on a tape of her therapy sessions; Neil invites Tara and Charmaine's mother to visit her grandchild. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 9/13

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Air date: May 9, 2011

Season 3. Max is delighted by Tara's suggestion that he reunite his rock band; Tara is turned away from further sessions by a depressed Dr. Hattaras; Kate connects with Evan; Marshall and Noah interview Max for their film. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 9/20

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Air date: May 16, 2011

Season 3. A scare at a local corn maze leaves Tara shaken, and she later reveals a new alter; Kate escorts Max and Marshall to New York; Charmaine meets a fierce mommy at a spa. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 9/20

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Air date: May 23, 2011

Season 3. Dr. Hattaras and Tara seek the help of another professional to deal with her violent new alter Bryce; Marshall is confused when his short film about Max clearly hurts his father's feelings. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 9/20

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Air date: Jun 6, 2011

Season 3. Max and Marshall return home to disturbing news about Dr. Hattaras and Lionel; Tara hides the existence of her new alter; Neil lands a job that will require him to move to Texas. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 9/20

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The third and final season of "United States of Tara" sees Tara (Toni Collette) return to college, causing husband Max (John Corbett) concern that the stress will trigger the alternative personalities of her dissociative identity disorder. Her alters begin to fight for control of her body, with horrible consequences for Charmaine (Rosemarie DeWitt), who rejects Tara's help while welcoming the support of Neil (Patton Oswalt) when her baby is due. Meanwhile, Max struggles to work with his new boss after selling the family business, Marshall (Keir Gilchrist) becomes interested in film making, and Kate pursues opportunities to leave the country. But soon the emergence of a new alter that holds the secret to Tara's troubled past threatens to destroy her and her family.

Critic Reviews for United States of Tara Season 3

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

Don't be scared of "Tara." You can jump right in and get the gist of just who Collette is -- uh, are.

Mar 28, 2011 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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The show may be more funny-peculiar than ha-ha, but it is also a real pleasure to watch, owing to the fact that Tara is surrounded by a great ensemble.

Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The Season 3 finale did such a great job of wrapping up the series, we can't imagine where it could have gone next in Season 4.

Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The show -- an equal mix of odd comedy and dark psychological drama -- is anything but normal in its template. But also at its base, it's a warm, loving show about a family.

Dec 7, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

United States of Tara smothers its characters and situations in layers of quirk and sarcasm, like an expensive steak drenched in Velveeta.

Mar 28, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The show succeeds in de-stigmatizing a very misunderstood condition and provides some thoughtful, heartwarming -- albeit mature -- entertainment.

Dec 7, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

For Toni Collette, the transition between personalities is a feat to behold... The supporting cast more than matches her talent.

Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Many questions from just one episode, and two seasons' worth of solid storytelling to make me believe we'll get satisfactory answers.

Dec 7, 2018 | Rating: 4.2/5 | Full Review…

This is the year this series vaults to the top echelon of TV's most compelling, complex current series.

Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Collette takes what could have been a gimmicky role and does such a good job with it that it makes all other flaws of the program fade away. It's one of the best performances on television.

Dec 7, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It's all laying the groundwork for a gripping, almost nightmarish second half of the season in which the life of every member of the Gregson family seems in danger of splintering as badly as Tara's psyche.

Mar 28, 2011 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for United States of Tara: Season 3

  • Jan 04, 2015
    Gonna miss so much this show :(
  • Feb 07, 2014
    It's a shame this show got cancelled when it did, I really like the direction it went in Season 3 and it could have easily moved forward. Season 2 was a slight disappointment, but Season 3 really moved every character forward. Toni Collette (and everyone involved) shined. I miss this show.

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