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In Treatment
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Genre Drama
Created by Hagai Levi
Starring Gabriel Byrne
Dianne Wiest
Theme music composer Avi Belleli
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 78 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Rodrigo García
Steve Levinson
Hagai Levi
Mark Wahlberg
Warren Leight
Noa Tishby (Co-Executive)[1]
Location(s) Los Angeles, 2008
New York City, 2009
Running time 25 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel HBO
Original run January 28, 2008 (2008-01-28) – present
Chronology
Related shows BeTipul
External links
Official website

In Treatment is an HBO drama, produced and developed by Rodrigo García, about a psychotherapist, 53-year-old Dr. Paul Weston, and his weekly sessions with patients. The program, which stars Gabriel Byrne as Paul, debuted on January 28, 2008, as a five-night-a-week series. The program's format, script and opening theme are based, often word for word, on Hagai Levi's successful Israeli series BeTipul, which won every possible award for a drama series in the Israeli Academy Awards. After winning critical acclaim and numerous honors, including Emmy, Golden Globe and Writers Guild awards, In Treatment returned for a second season, premiering on April 5, 2009.[2][3]

Contents

Overview

Each episode of In Treatment focuses on one patient, including Paul, who is seeing his clinical supervisor and psychotherapist, Gina, played by Dianne Wiest. The first season included 43 episodes, each airing a different night of the week, Monday through Friday.[4] The first season covered nine weeks for most of the characters, except in the final week, which did not have Monday- and Tuesday-night installments.[5]

The series was renewed for a second season on June 20, 2008, with Byrne, Wiest and Glynn Turman returning. Michelle Forbes, who played Paul's wife in the first season, has made two brief appearances in the second season. Production on Season 2 began in New York City in the fall and wrapped up in early 2009.[6] According to the New York Times, production relocated to New York from Los Angeles at the insistence of Byrne, who otherwise threatened to resign. The move and the addition of Sunday night to the schedule were considered votes of confidence in the series by HBO executives.[2]

HBO Canada, a multiplex channel that includes The Movie Network in Eastern Canada and Movie Central in Western Canada, is airing the program simultaneously with HBO in the U.S.[7] During the first several weeks of Season 1, episodes were available on HBO's website in streaming video. The free service was discontinued, however, when Apple's iTunes and Amazon Unbox began offering the first 15 shows for download.

Cast and characters

Gabriel Byrne is Paul Weston, a charming, relentless psychotherapist, who is seeking his own peaceful existence, free of self-doubt and ambivalence. Paul is a graduate of Columbia University, where he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees, and received his Ph.D. from The New School. In the summer of 1988, he moved to Maryland, where he worked at the Baltimore Psychotherapy Institute and later established his private practice.

Paul's family has ongoing cameo appearances in various episodes of Season 1:

  • Michelle Forbes is Paul's wife, Kate. Their marriage ends at the close of the first season, a result of Paul's unconsummated obsession with his patient, Laura, and the extramarital affair Kate pursued in response to the lack of emotional intimacy in their marriage.
  • Jake Richardson is Ian, their college-aged son.
  • Mae Whitman is Rosie, their teenage daughter.
  • Max Burkholder is Max, their youngest son (9-years-old in the first season).

In the second season, Paul's ex-wife and children for the most part remain in the background, although Kate, Rosie and Max all make appearances.

Season 1

Set in Baltimore,[2] Paul has a private entry office in his home. During this season, the episodes aired on their eponymous days of the week.

Actor Character Weekday Role
Melissa George Laura Monday anesthesiologist who is in love with Paul
Blair Underwood Alex Tuesday fighter pilot traumatized by a recent mission
Mia Wasikowska Sophie Wednesday suicidal teenaged gymnast
Embeth Davidtz
Josh Charles
Amy
Jake
Thursday in couples' therapy to decide whether or not to have an abortion
Dianne Wiest Gina Friday Paul's own therapist and mentor who plays devil's advocate to his ambivalence.

By the end of the season, Paul finally succumbs to his attraction to Laura, but a panic attack prevents him from following through and he leaves her. Laura discontinues her therapy with Paul, but it is later revealed that she still holds him in high regard when she offers praise of him in a legal deposition.

Alex, who at one point meets Laura and has a brief affair with her, ends his therapy and returns to the military, just as Paul was beginning to make progress with Alex's repressed insecurities. Alex is killed during a training exercise, and while his death is originally ruled an accident, Paul is plagued with guilt that Alex's death may have been a suicidal reaction caused by the traumas of theraputic reflection. In the second season, Alex's father sues Paul for failing to prevent Alex's death.

Sophie benefits greatly from therapy with Paul and begins to repair her relationship with her parents. She leaves gymnastics and therapy to pursue college. In season two, Paul learns from a message board post that Sophie credits him for saving her life and is now living happily.

Amy experiences a miscarriage and then has an affair with her boss. She and Jake finally, and sadly, decide to end their tumultuous marriage and split custody of their son. Jake thinks the therapy was helpful, but Amy thinks it hurt their marriage.

Throughout the season, Gina and Paul battle each other over issues regarding their shared history and opposing views, but by the finale it appears that they have made peace and will continue therapy.

Season 2

Paul, now divorced and very lonesome, has relocated to Brooklyn, and uses the living room of his small refurbished walk-up brownstone for his office visits. He has brought his books and his patient files with him to his new digs. He has been served with a malpractice lawsuit, [8][9] and is completely preoccupied with the consequences all that might entail.

Paul's personal neurotic and self-aggrandizing behavior was a significant theme throughout the series.[10] [11] He identified with all of his patients' issues and interpersonal conflicts on some level. Ironically, he was their composite personality, except he was intended to be the resolution expert. His self-doubt and feelings of personal inadequacy revealed over the seven weeks made him appear even more vulnerable than those he was treating. As the final episode drew to a close, Paul pulled the plug on his own desire for treatment, with the same ambivalence his patients had exhibited. Was it really making a difference? The lawsuit was dismissed as frivolous, and his angst involving his professional competency was at the least, temporarily alleviated. [12] [13]

The final symbolic message Paul delivered to his audience by that decision was, there are times in one's life when therapy is valuable for a person to become more grounded in reality. However, more often than not, therapy alone only serves as a road map to find a patient's way in the world. It is the universal message that achieves personal satisfaction: "God helps those who help themselves." Given enough time and patience, and by accepting that there are external forces that cannot be controlled, everything in life tends to work out for the best. [12][13]

The season had seven episodes for each character. The "Monday" and "Tuesday" sessions aired back-to-back on Sundays, while the remaining three ran on Mondays. HBO repeated the episodes in sequence, several times each week. The season's executive producer was Warren Leight, who previously worked on Law and Order: Criminal Intent.[2]

Actor Character Weekday Role
Hope Davis Mia Monday successful malpractice attorney and former patient of Paul's from 20 years ago, who blames him for her present status: an unmarried, childless, workaholic, who makes poor choices in men.
Alison Pill April Tuesday architecture student diagnosed with lymphoma which she has been keeping shamefully secret. Appears in denial about the severity of her illness.
Aaron Shaw
Sherri Saum
Russell Hornsby
Oliver
Bess
Luke
Wednesday Oliver, the 12-year-old son of Bess and Luke, a divorcing couple, who blames himself for the family chaos.
John Mahoney Walter Thursday self-confident CEO with a history of panic attacks, who finds his life is becoming overwhelming.
Dianne Wiest Gina Friday Paul's own therapist and mentor who diligently guides Paul away from a mid-life crisis down the road to personal satisfaction and validation.
Glynn Turman Alex Sr. Various suing Paul for negligence charging him with failing to prevent the death of his son Alex Jr., a former patient who voluntarily discontinued therapy, to return to his career as a pilot and was killed in a plane crash. (from season 1)
Laila Robins Tammy Kent Various Paul's first girlfriend who happens to be a patient of Gina's..."the most beautiful creature I had ever seen..."

Season 3

Following the final episode of the second season, Leight said in an interview that a third season remains a possibility, but pointed out that the show has been exhausting for everyone involved and also has been somewhat less than a "breakout hit" for HBO.[14]

On October 23, 2009, HBO announced that it had picked up In Treatment for a third season. Production will begin in early 2010 for a premiere later in the same year.[15]

Critical response

Critical acclaim arrived quickly with the show receiving a rating of 70 out of 100 on metacritic. The Los Angeles Times' Mary McNamara called it "cleverly conceived," well-written and -acted, though "stagey" and "strain[ing]... believability".[16] Variety's Brian Lowry deemed it "more interesting structurally than in its execution".[17] On Slate, Troy Patterson found it tiresome for its "nattering" and "ambitious hogwash".[18] In Entertainment Weekly, Ken Tucker gave it a "B+", with "lots of great soapy intrigue".[19] The New York Times praised the show: "In Treatment [...] is hypnotic, mostly because it withholds information as intelligently as it reveals it. [...] The half-hour episodes are addictive, and few viewers are likely to be satisfied with just one session at a time. [...] In Treatment provides an irresistible peek at the psychopathology of everyday life — on someone else’s tab."[20]

Differences from BeTipul

The script of the first season of In Treatment is heavily based on BeTipul's Hebrew script, and the Israeli writers are credited in the episodes' final credits. The following are the main differences between the shows:

  • In Treatment skips the first 2 episodes of the last week, unlike BeTipul, making its first season two episodes shorter.
  • In Treatment's episode 36, which takes place outside of the therapist's office, is completely absent in BeTipul.
  • Paul's interactions with his son, Ian, has no equivalent in BeTipul, as the therapist's oldest son is away in the army for the entire first season. Instead, that entire episode is dedicated to the therapist's talk with his daughter, which is interrupted in the American episode.
  • The treated pilot's military association.
  • The treated pilot's father's life and cultural background and his difficult experiences with his father. (In the Israeli version, the pilot's father is a Holocaust survivor.)
  • Avi Belleli's opening theme was considerably shortened for the American series.
  • In season 2 of BeTipul, Oliver is portrayed as the son of the characters who receive couple's therapy in season 1.
  • In season 2 of BeTipul, April's brother is displayed as having bipolar disorder, not autism as in the American version.
  • As BeTipul only ran for two seasons, all stories from season three onwards will be a divergance from the original show.

Awards and nominations

References

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  3. ^ "In Treatment: Awards". Variety. 2009. http://www.variety.com/profiles/TVSeries/main/180862/In+Treatment.html?dataSet=1. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  4. ^ Johnson, John. "Winter TV Preview: Inside 18 New Shows". Entertainment Weekly. http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20169587_7,00.html. Retrieved 2008-03-16. 
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  6. ^ Weprin, Alex (2008-06-20). "HBO Goes Back 'In Treatment'". Broadcasting & Cable. http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6572096.html. Retrieved 2008-06-21. 
  7. ^ "The doctor is in...a new season of In Treatment begins April 5 on HBO Canada". CNW Group. March 2009. http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2009/10/c7201.html. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  8. ^ "In Treatment: Complaint Document, Roland Prince v. Paul Weston, Ph.D.". HBO Website. 2009. http://www.hbo.com/intreatment/img/season2/cast_crew_landing/rt_col_includes/pdf/laura_deposition.pdf. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
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  10. ^ Hawkins, Kristal (April 7, 2009). "In Treatment, Gina: What's the Meta, Paul?". New York Magazine. http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2009/04/in_treatment_gina.html. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
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In Treatment (2008-) is an HBO drama about a psychotherapist, 53-year-old Dr. Paul Weston, and his weekly sessions with patients.

Contents

Season 1

Laura - Week One [1.01]

Paul: What happened last night?
Laura: Well, what didn't happen? The long version or the bottom line? Because the bottom line is very simple. My life is over.
Paul: Then, you'd better tell me the long version.

Laura: Suddenly I felt like doing it. I never had sex in a bathroom before. I mean what, I should go and marry Andrew without ever knowing what a good bathroom fuck's all about. It's part of a young lady's education isn't it?

Alex - Week One [1.02]

Alex: So, are there any rules?
Paul: Rules?
Alex: Ground rules. Anything I should know before we start?
Paul: Oh... Not really. It's more or less... It's more or less up to you.
Alex: Oh, right, right. I'm a customer.
Paul: Yeah. Though in my profession we say that the customer is always wrong.
[Alex looks surprised at Paul]
Paul: That's a... It's a therapists' joke.

Paul: [to Alex] Remember you said that life chose you to be a member of an elite? That it wasn't your decision? Maybe that's an attitude you're comfortable with. You're comfortable with it because you don't have to make any decisions. It relieves you of responsibility. Your commanding officer, he makes the decisions, conveys them to you, and you execute them.

Sophie - Week One [1.03]

Paul: [reading a report Sophie made her read] According to what it says here... it looks like you could have died too.
Sophie: Yeah, that would have solved a lot of problems.
Paul: What would it solve?
Sophie: Nothing. I didn't mean anything by it.

Paul: Is that why you came here today, Sophie? For me to tell you that you're all right? That you're not crazy? Is that the test you're afraid of failing?

Jake and Amy - Week One [1.04]

Amy: I feel happier and I've lost the weight. And for the first time I can actually see myself as someone who... Someone who...
Jake: Someone who'd never have a baby with a shithead.
Amy: You are so primitive.
Jake: Primitive? Back when she was cheating with me on her first husband, Paul, I was sexy. But now I'm primitive.

Amy: It's my pregnancy.
Jake: Our pregnancy. It's ours.
Amy: Oh really?
Jake: Yeah, that's right!
Amy: And the hemorrhoids, are those yours too? And the nine months of morning sickness, whose are those? And the extra fifty pounds, are those yours too?

Paul and Gina - Week One [1.05]

Paul: If patients could see what I think about them. If they could really see inside my head, they'd head for the hills, believe me. They'd run for cover.

Gina: I always ask myself, 'If they were to diagnose therapists whose marriages fell apart, how many cases of erotic transference would they find?'
Paul: What does that mean?
Gina: That sometimes erotic transference in therapy is a test of your married life. If a therapist can't handle a situation where his patient falls in love with him, it may indicate some breakdown in his private life.

Laura - Week Two [1.06]

Laura: You know, Paul, I'm, I'm generally open to your interpretations, but right now it just seems like you're trying to be a bit of a...
Paul: Killjoy?
Laura: Killjoy, yes, something like that. So don't. Especially since joy is a very rare thing when it comes to me.

Paul: Perhaps I'm an alternative to everything that Andrew represents... Dependency, anxiety. But I am not a realistic option for you. This is a safe place where you can come, like David at the beach.
Laura: Yes, but with one big difference.
Paul: What's that?
Laura: I don't want you to adopt me, I want you to fuck me.

Alex - Week Two [1.07]

Alex: Feelings are not a philosophy. You either feel or you don't. You can't bullshit about it.

Alex: If you hold on to this organ... called guilt feelings... And I believe that's what it is. It's an organ. Like the spleen or liver. The system will cut it out of you completely. Understand? I have no way of feeling guilt anymore. I don't have the organ.

Sophie - Week Two [1.08]

Paul: [to Sophie] You know, when you walked in here I thought to myself, somebody in your life has broken the rules. And I felt that, that if I had helped you change your clothes, that I would have been doing the same thing. I felt like you were testing me. I felt like you wanted to make sure that this was a safe place. That the same things that happen out there don't happen in here.

Sophie: Did you know, like, every girl there is a Mia or an Anna except me? They know it. They just don't do anything about it. They encourage it.
Paul: These girls, Anna and Mia, are they friends of yours?
Sophie: You don't know these girls? They're fun girls, especially Anna. Rexic?
[pause]
Paul: Anorexic. Okay. And Mia, bulimia?
Sophie: You're sharp as a tack.
Paul: Thank you.

Jake and Amy - Week Two [1.09]

Paul: [after admitting to talking to Gina] Well, I had to talk to somebody. I can't talk to you about...
Kate: No, of course you can't talk to me.
Paul: You know what I mean, Kate. It's easier for me to talk to Gina than to somebody who... who doesn't know me.

Paul: You know what amazes me? What really gets me is that you can go to this guy's place. And then you can come home here all wet and flushed and excited and horny. And you can sit down with our son and do his homework. How does that make you feel? I just want to know how does that make you feel?!
Kate: It makes me feel like shit. And a week later I go back and I do it all over again.

Paul and Gina - Week Two [1.10]

Paul: [to Gina] If I transferred every patient I was attracted to at some point, I wouldn't have any patients left. And it's not your place to say I should transfer a patient. It's like me telling that couple they should have an abortion. It's not what therapists do. We don't tell people how to run their lives.

Paul: There was a time when I used to talk about my patients, when Ian was a kid. I would share... share details.
Gina: Kate. You don't mean Ian.
Paul: Both of them at the dinner table. I see that look of horror on your face. No, I was pretty discreet actually. I never mentioned any names. If someone mentioned rats, I'd say, 'I had a patient with a fear of rats', 'dreamed about rats every night.' You know, stuff like that.
Gina: You don't do that now?
Paul: No. But I remember when Ian was about 10, he asked me, 'Dad, what's an alcoholic?' And I told him about this patient of mine who needed a drink actually to get out of bed in the morning. [pause] One day this man came up to the office and he was... kind of staggering and Ian said, 'Dad, is that the alcoholic?'

Laura - Week Three [1.11]

Laura: I'm getting married in a few months. I need to, uh, conserve every last drop of energy for my wedding.
Paul: You're finding it requires energy that you don't have? I thought brides were supposed to be whirling dervish of activity.
Laura: [smiles] Oh my God. The word 'bride' creeps me out.

Laura: No matter how hard you try to be different, you end up looking like everybody else, even worse. [pause] God, I wish I could just get married in Vegas. No caterers, no guests, just an alcoholic justice of the peace and a transvestite organ player.

Alex - Week Three [1.12]

Paul: [to Alex] You brought me a coffee machine because you intend to come here more often and you want to feel at home. Through Laura, you're trying to relate that message to me. 'She's your patient and I am too.' So we are... officially in therapy.

Paul: You can't see any way in which you and your father may have married the same kind of woman? It seems to me that you both married women whom you admire, but... But you don't necessarily love.
Alex: That's some bullshit. You actually buy this shit? That I'm repeating my father's mistakes? Let me tell you something: what's going on in my marriage has got nothing to do with my father, so stop comparing us.

Sophie - Week Three [1.13]

Paul: Grownups can forget. Children can't.

Paul: I'm not a magician. I don't know anything more than what you've told me.
Sophie: I fucking hate you! You never say what you really mean. You know, you're just like all the rest of them. Why can't anyone ever tell anyone else the truth? I can't listen to any more of your stupid bullshit words.

Jake and Amy - Week Three [1.14]

Jake: You're hitting on our therapist too? You are fucking unbelievable. Why? Because he's a doctor? He could be your father.
Amy: Sorry, Paul.
Jake: Don't apologize for me, all right?

Paul: What about your kids?
Kate: I don't know. Maybe they'll suddenly discover they have a father.
Paul: You're doing this for them? You're having an affair so that they can rediscover their father.
Kate: No, I'm doing it for me.

Paul and Gina - Week Three [1.15]

Gina: You're using me as your accomplice. Not in a practical way. But emotionally, to help you move on from them [your patients]. That way you're free to be with Laura.
Paul: You know, I don't even want to say to that. I mean, what... are you doing? Is this what you call help? 'cause that's why I came here. I came here for you to help me. I keep saying this. But through some misguided line of reasoning, through some narcissistic... need of yours to save the day, to put yourself at the front and the center, we've ended up here. In this same place... just to confirm that you, Gina, are right. As always.

Paul: I fantasize about Laura. Look, it's like a gynecologist. It's easier for women to believe that their male gynecologist doesn't have any sexual desire for them. Of course, they want him to find their bodies attractive as well.
Gina: Paul.
Paul: Don't they?
Gina: Don't break down the relationship between a woman and her gynecologist. That's the deep end.

Laura - Week Four [1.16]

Laura: [talking to Paul about breaking up with Andrew] He'll make a nice husband for someone who deserves him. But obviously not for you? I nearly fuck guys in bathroom stalls, as you very kindly reminded me. I just couldn't stand up there in front of everyone, promise to... Well, I just shouldn't ever make promises. I promise not to make any more promises. How's that?

Laura: [to Paul] Something in you is restless, damaged. There's a yearning there, and I know it when I see it. And I want you just the way you are... Damaged and restless, yearning... Warts and all.

Alex - Week Four [1.17]

Alex: I want you to tell me something. Honestly. Do you really think you can help me? If we sit here, we talk about fucking a few times, you'll be able to solve all my problems?
Paul: I don't have the answer to that question.
Alex: Yeah, I knew you'd say that. You know, that's what kills me about you people. 'Cause any other professional... I go to a doctor, he takes a look and he says, 'This what you got. This is how long you have to live.' If I went to a mechanic, he'd say, '$2,000, it'll be good as new.' But you people, you don't guarantee shit.

Alex: OK. I'll tell you what happened. Otherwise, you won't feel like you're doing your job, right? But before I start, something I've gotta know. Did you ever jerk off to anything a patient told you?
Paul: What?
Alex: Come on. Come on. I mean, you must hear some crazy stories from women. Explicit shit. Fantasies. Did you ever jerk off afterwards?
Paul: Are you concerned that I'll masturbate to something that you tell me, Alex?
Alex: Me? No. I'm talking about you've got women, they sit here on your couch. They tell you all about fucking. It must get to you sometimes. I know it would get to me.
Paul: Do you masturbate?
Alex: There you go again, you're answering a question with a question.
Paul: All right. I'll answer with an answer. I'm a human being. I masturbate sometimes. My fantasies are about many, many things. All sorts of women. Is that what you wanted to hear? That in that regard I'm not that substantially different from you?
Alex: That's the first time you've ever answered one of my questions. In any case, you won't masturbate to me and Laura's story, I guarantee you that. You may think of it the next time you're having sex with your wife and you're trying not to come.

Sophie - Week Four [1.18]

Sophie: [recounting a perfect routine she did in the gym] I could feel everybody's eyes on my back. I wanted to turn around and just...
Paul: And what?
Sophie: Nothing.
Paul: No, come on, tell me.
Sophie: I wanted to flip them the bird with both hands like 'Fuck all of you and the fish you swam in on.'

Paul: A few minutes ago you said you had to run off to the gym in order to be with her [mother].
Sophie: How extraordinary, Dr. Freud. Whatever do you think I meant? Maybe it means that... No matter what I do, I can't get rid of her.
Paul: Maybe it means that, in order to keep her interested in you, you feel you have to run away.
Sophie: That doesn't even make sense. You sound like a fortune cookie.

Jake and Amy - Week Four [1.19]

Paul: It's interesting to me that the things that... That drew you together in the first place are the things that seem to annoy you about each other. It's very interesting...
Jake: One more 'it's interesting', And I swear to God I'm gonna fucking deck you, OK?

Paul: Ending a conflict isn't the best thing for the relationship, because you get so used to fighting each other that you might lose interest if the conflict ends.

Paul and Gina - Week Four [1.20]

Gina: Easier to see patterns when they're not ours.
Paul: Or we see them but we can't avoid them. That's worse.

Paul: The way you took critique, it made you furious. You know, it was one professional assessment. And you took it personally
Gina: So personally, I had to wonder if it wasn't an echo of an earlier rejection.
Paul: Please, Gina. Not this again. I know exactly where you're going with this.
Gina: A son who feels he's disappointed his father. A son who feels he hasn't lived up to his father's expectations. It's something you would want to address.
Paul: Please don't minimize what you said to me. I wasn't reacting to something in my past in relation to my father.
Gina: One review drove you out of the institute.
Paul: That letter pissed on eight years of my work. Despite it, though, I became an excellent therapist.

Laura - Week Five [1.21]

Alex - Week Five [1.22]

Sophie - Week Five [1.23]

Jake and Amy - Week Five [1.24]

Paul and Gina - Week Five [1.25]

Laura - Week Six [1.26]

Alex - Week Six [1.27]

Sophie - Week Six [1.28]

Jake and Amy - Week Six [1.29]

Paul and Gina - Week Six [1.30]

Laura - Week Seven [1.31]

Alex - Week Seven [1.32]

Sophie - Week Seven [1.33]

Jake and Amy - Week Seven [1.34]

Paul and Gina - Week Seven [1.35]

Laura - Week Eight [1.36]

Alex - Week Eight [1.37]

Sophie - Week Eight [1.38]

Jake and Amy - Week Eight [1.39]

Paul and Gina - Week Eight [1.40]

Sophie - Week Nine [1.41]

Jake and Amy - Week Nine [1.42]

Paul and Gina - Week Nine [1.43]

Cast

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