In Treatment, Episode: “Frances – Week Three,” 2010, 22 minutes
Director: Patricia Rozema
Writer: Alison Tatlock
Principal Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Debra Winger
Original telecast: November 8th, 2010 on HBO
The acclaimed HBO drama In Treatment follows psychoanalyst Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne) over several consecutive weeks of therapy – for his patients, and himself. In “Frances – Week Three,” Paul sits down with Frances (Debra Winger), a former stage and screen star, struggling with her lines for a major Broadway role, while coping with her sister Patricia’s terminal breast cancer and the implications this might have on her own health. A discussion about Frances’ fractured relationship with Patricia turns into an indictment of their late mother.