Jake and Amy -- Week Six
In Treatment | Season 1 | Episode 29

Jake and Amy -- Week Six

TV-MA | 24 MIN

Directed by: Paris Barclay
Teleplay by: William Merritt Johnson

Amy considers rejecting "the new and improved Jake" with a destructive alternative, eliciting a warning from Paul.

Jake's not coming, a Amy announces, adding that they are seemingly in love again. She finds Jake's new sensitivity a turnoff, claiming their angry sex was what held them together. She then tells Paul, Ben is picking her up after the session and that having sex with him tonight is inevitable. The conversation then turns to her feelings of abandonment after her father died when she was 13. As she reminisces about her father's kindness, Paul wonders if her anger at Jake's tenderness isn't really about her fear of being abandoned by her father's sudden passing. Paul questions the implied logic of her actions, that by sleeping with Ben, she will bring back the angry, controlling Jake thus eliminating the tenderness that seems so threatening. Finally, he reminds her that she can still choose not to sleep with Ben.