In Treatment, Gina: What’s the Meta, Paul?

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Episode Title
Gina: Week One
Season
2
Episode
5

Why call this episode “Gina” when it is, as always, all about Paul? He thinks he’ll lose everything and, like Walter, he doesn’t have friends he can talk to — Gina is his therapist, not his friend. Paul is still working through his guilt over his mother’s death when he was a boy — will this lead him to bend therapeutic boundaries to “save” April? If this messy episode hasn’t presented enough to unravel, Paul has just run into Gina’s client Tammy, his childhood neighbor and first love ...