Alex -- Week Three
In Treatment | Season 1 | Episode 12

Alex -- Week Three

TV-MA | 28 MIN

Directed by: Rodrigo Garcia
Teleplay by: Bryan Goluboff

Alex shows up at his next session with an expensive espresso machine for Paul, insisting he wants to be able to have a decent cup of coffee during his sessions and Paul is annoyed by the presumptive gift. Alex suggests the real reason Paul is angry at him is because he met one of his other patients – Laura – which is news to Paul. Alex announces he left his wife after their last session, but hasn't told the kids yet. Alex is certain his son Roy will understand. As he talks about his extended family, Paul draws the conclusion that the women in Alex's family are "wholesome" and the men are "dirty." Alex agrees with this assessment of his father, who was having affairs all through his marriage to his mother. As Paul continues to try and draw parallels between Alex and his father, Alex continues to resist. When Laura calls Alex's cell phone at the end of the session, he taunts Paul, asking if he should "go for her."