S1 Ep 16: Laura: Week 4
Directed by Christopher Misiano
Teleplay by Amy Lippman
Laura shares the story of her encounter with Alex, explaining the cautious, hesitant sex they had “like in high school.” Paul doesn’t appreciate her sleeping with one of his patients and thinks she’s trying to get back at him for rejecting her. But she’s already made her feelings perfectly clear, she says, "I don't need another man to get my message across." She goes on to say that she’s broken up with Andrew and then gets irritated with Paul for sympathizing with him. Fed up, she asks the therapist whether there is intimacy in their relationship or not. He agrees there is. When Laura leaves to meet Alex outside – and kisses him deeply – Paul watches from the window, meeting her gaze.