In Treatment's New Crop of Head Cases

As HBO's therapy drama In Treatment returns, the talk is the action, and the acting is insanely good

Gina (Wiest) gives Paul (Byrne) his turn on the couch

By the TIME Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne) sits down for a session with his own therapist, Gina (Dianne Wiest), he has had a long week. He's been served with a subpoena in a lawsuit stemming from a former patient. On top of that, he's going through a divorce and has uprooted himself from suburban Maryland to Brooklyn, N.Y., where he's started a new practice. "Oh," Gina says cheerfully, "some new problems to listen to." Wearily, Paul answers, "There are no new problems."

In one sense, he is absolutely right. Season 2 of HBO's In Treatment remains TV's most satisfyingly cerebral drama...

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