In Season Three, Dr. Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne) deals with several new emotional and physical challenges. Meanwhile, he begins treating three new patients (Debra Winger, Irrfan Khan and Dane DeHaan), while seeing a new therapist of his own (Amy Ryan).
Accompanied by his son Arun (Samrat Chakrabarti) and daughter-in-law Julia (Sonya Walger), Sunil (Irrfan Khan), a retired math professor and recent immigrant from Calcutta, reluctantly visits Paul (Gabriel Byrne). He is pushed to discuss the death of his wife six months earlier, his subsequent displacement to the U.S., and the tensions he’s experienced living with his son’s family, particularly his attractive yet unwelcoming daughter-in-law.
Frances (Debra Winger), a well-known stage and screen actress whose sister was treated by Paul 18 years earlier, begins therapy to discover why she is “blanking out” during rehearsals for a major Broadway revival. Paul forces her to confront the fact that her sister now has terminal breast cancer – and the implications this might have for her own health.
Jesse (Dane DeHaan), a gay 16-year-old high-school student, has been seeing Paul after being caught peddling prescription drugs to classmates. He talks about his troubling “pattern of promiscuity,” his unsettled family life with his adoptive parents, and a recent alarming voicemail.
In order to get a new prescription for sleeping pills, an exhausted Paul visits Adele (Amy Ryan) and is surprised by her youth and coolly incisive intelligence. She compels Paul to confront deep-rooted fears about his health, divorce, patients and all-encompassing relationship with former therapist Gina Toll.
Sunil opens up to Paul about his arranged marriage in India--and his frustrations living with Arun's family in New York.
Frances tells Paul about her frustrations at work, her alienation from daughter Izzy, and her fears about her health.
Paul addresses Jesse's reluctance to get in touch with his long-lost birth mother.
Paul tells Adele he feels betrayed by Gina, and worries about the impact his potential illness will have on his children.
Recounting his first impressions of Julia, Sunil becomes defensive when Paul suggests he may be jealous of Arun's choices.
A discussion about Frances' fractured relationship with Patricia turns into an indictment of their late mother.
Paul tries to generate a dialogue between Jesse and his mother Marisa, who has joined him at the session.
Paul explores his fears of losing Max to a stepfather.
Sunil finds haunting similarities between his son's relationship with Julia and his own affair years ago.
Paul tries to assuage Frances' feelings of self-loathing in the wake of some painful family memories.
Paul breaks through with Jesse about his desire to connect with his birth parents.
Adele gets Paul to open up about his lack of passion.
Unsettled by Julia's relationship with an author, Sunil worries Paul with his vivid account of a recent violent dream.
Exploring Frances' feelings of panic, Paul is accused of being overly sympathetic to her sister Tricia's plight.
Paul is vexed to learn that Jesse sabotaged a meeting with his biological parents.
Adele confronts Paul about his growing obsession with an 'impossible' relationship.
Paul is increasingly concerned over Sunil's erratic behavior at home.
With her sister's condition worsening, Frances turns to Paul to cope with her mounting anxieties.
Jesse despairs being abandoned by his parents, despite Paul's assurances.
Adele links Paul's frustrations to his inability to make decisions.
Frances struggles with the prospect of losing Tricia.
Paul is blindsided by a revelation regarding Sunil's therapy.
Paul tries to get Jesse to open up about a recent transgression and his relationship with his father.
Season Seven Finale. Blaming Adele for his recent setbacks with patients, Paul contemplates the future of his therapy, and his practice.