The WORST Episodes of In Treatment

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 14, 2022

Network: HBO

A therapist is the picture of insightful perfection when dealing with his patients, but he becomes a raging ball of issues during his own therapy sessions.

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Sophie: Week Six

#1 - Sophie: Week Six

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Mar 5, 2008

Paul tries to open Sophie up to talk about her dad and her resentment for him.

star 6.39
174 votes
Directors: Melanie Mayron
Writers: Sarah Treem
Oliver: Week One

#2 - Oliver: Week One

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 6, 2009

Sixth-grader Oliver sits with Paul in his office while they wait for Oliver's mother Bess to return from the deli and for his father Luke to arrive. Oliver suggests they play Black Jack to bide the time and chides Paul for not knowing the rules. When Oliver demands to know why he's there, Paul discovers that Oliver's parents haven't explained they're getting a divorce.

star 6.58
133 votes
Directors: Ryan Fleck
Writers: Keith Bunin, Warren Leight
Mia: Week Five

#3 - Mia: Week Five

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired May 3, 2009

Among the areas touched on for this session between Paul and Mia include a discussion about mortality, being alone and making up for lost time.

star 6.77
153 votes
Directors: Paris Barclay
Writers: Jacquelyn Reingold
Walter: Week Two

#4 - Walter: Week Two

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 13, 2009

Paul's daughter Rosie visits him in Brooklyn, concerned about his law suit and that he is lonely living in New York.When Walter arrives for his session, he's convinced that Paul must have read about him by now

star 6.78
212 votes
Directors: Hagai Levi
Writers: Pat Healy
Oliver: Week Four

#5 - Oliver: Week Four

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 27, 2009

As Bess readies for a well-needed vacation, she gushes over how well Oliver has done, but Paul is skeptical that her son could not have changed that quickly.

star 6.79
153 votes
Directors: Ryan Fleck
Writers: Keith Bunin
Oliver: Week Six

#6 - Oliver: Week Six

Season 2 - Episode 28 - Aired May 18, 2009

Oliver's dad is having some issues of his own, some of which are caused by Oliver's behaviour.

star 6.85
150 votes
Directors: Paris Barclay
Writers: Keith Bunin
Jesse: Week One

#7 - Jesse: Week One

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 26, 2010

A 16-year-old homosexual, who has been seeing Paul for some time after being caught peddling prescription drugs to classmates, talks about his troubling "pattern of promiscuity," his unsettled family life with adopted parents and a recent alarming voicemail.

star 6.85
104 votes
Directors: Paris Barclay
Writers: Sarah Treem
Jake & Amy: Week Eight

#8 - Jake & Amy: Week Eight

Season 1 - Episode 39 - Aired Mar 20, 2008

Jake believes his relationship with Amy is a lot like the one with his dad after he visits home.

star 6.94
133 votes
Directors: Paris Barclay
Writers: William Merritt Johnson
Gina: Week One

#9 - Gina: Week One

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 6, 2009

Paul commutes down from New York to Maryland via Amtrak to see his kids for the weekend and pays a visit to Gina to suss out what she might say in a deposition for the malpractice suit against Paul. She assures him she doesn't see him as responsible for Alex's death but admits he didn't talk about him that much in their supervision until after he'd died.

star 6.96
218 votes
Directors: Terry George
Writers: Marsha Norman, Warren Leight
Gina: Week Five

#10 - Gina: Week Five

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired May 4, 2009

Paul is told by Gina to return to some previous unknown answers about his father, whilst Alex Sr. has some news to tell them.

star 6.96
204 votes
Directors: Terry George
Writers: Marsha Norman
Jesse: Week Two

#11 - Jesse: Week Two

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 2, 2010

Jesse talks about his application to a prestigious arts program at the Rhode Island School of Design.

star 6.99
159 votes
Directors: Jim McKay
Writers: Sarah Treem
Mia: Week Six

#12 - Mia: Week Six

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired May 17, 2009

In Mia's latest session, they look over some of the biggest issues that life throws at us.

star 7.00
183 votes
Directors: Ryan Fleck
Writers: Jacquelyn Reingold
Gina: Week Seven

#13 - Gina: Week Seven

Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired Mar 14, 2008

With people close to him holding secrets, Paul us not too happy. Gina has a technique which works wonders for him.

star 7.00
190 votes
Directors: Rodrigo Garcia
Writers: Davey Holmes
Gina: Week Six

#14 - Gina: Week Six

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired Mar 7, 2008

Kate and Paul discuss her input into his life after discussing Rosie.

star 7.00
168 votes
Directors: Paris Barclay
Writers: Davey Holmes
Oliver: Week Five

#15 - Oliver: Week Five

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired May 4, 2009

Oliver's dad is having some issues of his own, some of which are caused by Oliver's behaviour.

star 7.02
178 votes
Directors: Ryan Fleck
Writers: Keith Bunin
Oliver: Week Two

#16 - Oliver: Week Two

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 13, 2009

Oliver and Paul talk while Bess and Luke wait to be invited in. Oliver says he doesn't want to talk about school because all of his teachers hate him because he falls asleep all of the time. He insists his classes are boring, including Humanities where they are reading 'Lord of the Flies.' Oliver insists you don't need to crash on an island for kids to be mean.

star 7.03
185 votes
Directors: Ryan Fleck
Writers: Keith Bunin
Frances: Week Six

#17 - Frances: Week Six

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Nov 29, 2010

Frances leans on Paul for support as her sister's health deteriorates.

star 7.04
92 votes
Directors: Ali Selim
Writers: Alison Tatlock
Gina: Week Four

#18 - Gina: Week Four

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 27, 2009

Gina gives Paul some criticism for his constant complaints about what's missing from his life, and urges him to make peace with his bedridden father.

star 7.05
126 votes
Directors: Paris Barclay
Writers: Marsha Norman
Gina: Week Two

#19 - Gina: Week Two

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 13, 2009

Paul is unsure about continuing his therapy with Gina, but winds up bringing up a teen romance and how it relates to his mom's first suicide attempt.

star 7.05
187 votes
Directors: Terry George
Writers: Marsha Norman
Gina: Week Three

#20 - Gina: Week Three

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 20, 2009

Paul lays out breakfast for his overnight guest, and Tammy emerges, showered and marveling at how she doesn't feel guilty cheating on her husband because Paul feels "comfortable." But when Paul suggests they take the train down to Maryland together, Tammy balks, not wanting anyone to see them together. Rosie calls, upset about her ailing Grandpa (Paul's father) and Tammy leaves while Paul's on the phone. When their paths cross at Gina's later that night, Tammy is uncomfortable and dodges out. Paul enters his session, unsure of what Tammy's told Gina.

star 7.06
150 votes
Writers: Marsha Norman
Walter: Week Three

#21 - Walter: Week Three

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 20, 2009

Walter arrives late for his session, having already postponed it by two hours. Shouting into his cell phone as he enters, he drops his suitcase and hands Paul his garment bag. Noting that Walter seems to be in the midst of a crisis, Paul suggests they reschedule, but Walter insists there won't be a better time later. He finally turns off his cell phone and Blackberry and gives Paul his attention.

star 7.06
180 votes
Directors: Norberto Barba
Writers: Pat Healy
April: Week Five

#22 - April: Week Five

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired May 3, 2009

Paul fixates on a comment April uttered about a close friend of his to explore her independent streak.

star 7.06
151 votes
Directors: Jim McKay
Writers: Sarah Treem
Frances: Week Two

#23 - Frances: Week Two

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 1, 2010

Frances struggles to remember what distracts her during rehearsals, and she gets defensive when Paul mentions in passing that he spoke to her sister about her illness. Meanwhile, Paul sees a neurologist to be tested for Parkinson's.

star 7.09
131 votes
Directors: Jim McKay
Writers: Alison Tatlock
Frances: Week Five

#24 - Frances: Week Five

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Nov 22, 2010

Frances goes over her Breast Cancer test results with Paul.

star 7.09
95 votes
Directors: Jim McKay
Writers: Alison Tatlock
Mia: Week Two

#25 - Mia: Week Two

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 12, 2009

Mia has a session with Paul to apologize for her unprofessional behavior from the week before, acknowledging she intercepted his file when his attorney couldn't be there, in order to surprise and needle him. She reveals she's been having a year-long affair with her boss Bennet, who's married.

star 7.11
187 votes
Directors: Paris Barclay
Writers: Jacquelyn Reingold
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