Episode 6 had given Alan hope of finally escaping, the prison, that this therapy with his latest patient had become. And all through episode 7, Alan held on to the hope of eventually being free of this nightmare.
Thus, to distract himself, he goes into his mind and, in his session with his dead therapist, he explores the reasons behind the strenuous relationship he has with his son after Beth’s death. But at the end of the episode, Sam shatters Alan’s hopes, explaining how his note will never be discovered.
Will Alan be Sam’s prisoner forever or will he replace Alan after what he feels are futile therapy sessions? Will that mean Alan’s number is up?
1. Episode 8 Synopsis/Speculation
Dr. Strauss is honest with himself about his failures, past and present; a revelation about his relationship with Ezra makes him desperate for an escape; Sam loses faith in his doctor.
By the end of this week’s episode, Alan’s chances of survival look bleak. Will Alan heal Sam before he faces certain death?
The following week’s episode, “Ezra,” took an even more in-depth view of Alan’s relationship with his son. The possibility of a second chance with him reignites his hope for escape.
2. Episode 8 Release Date
Episode 8 of the The Patient Season 1 series, titled “Ezra”, has been released on Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022 at 5:00 pm PDT.
3. Season 1 Schedule
|The Patient Season 1 Episode No.||The Patient Season 1 Episode Title||Direction||Teleplay||Release Date|
|1||Intake||Chris Long||Joel Fields & Joe Weisberg||August 30 2022|
|2||Alan Learns to Meditate||Chris Long||Joel Fields & Joe Weisberg||August 30 2022|
|3||Issues||Kevin Bray||Joel Fields & Joe Weisberg||September 6 2022|
|4||Company||Kevin Bray||Joel Fields & Joe Weisberg||September 13 2022|
|5||Pastitsio||Kevin Bray||Joel Fields & Joe Weisberg||September 20 2022|
|6||Charlie||Gwyneth Horder-Payton||Joel Fields & Joe Weisberg||September 27 2022|
|7||Kaddish||Gwyneth Horder-Payton||Joel Fields & Joe Weisberg||October 4 2022|
|8||Ezra||Chris Long||Joel Fields & Joe Weisberg||October 11 2022|
|9||Aushwitz||Chris Long||Joel Fields & Joe Weisberg||October 18 2022|
|10||The Cantor’s Husband||TBA||Joel Fields & Joe Weisberg||October 25 2022|
4. Where to Watch The Patient
The Patient is available for streaming exclusively on Hulu every Tuesday.
5. Episode 7 Recap
Alan waits in anticipation of his rescue while his sub-conscious manifests in the form of his dead therapist urging him to mend his relationship with Ezra.
Meanwhile, Sam is pursuing an old school counselor to find someone else who can cure him as he loses faith in Dr. Strauss’ capability of healing him.
Alan confesses that he has forgotten the words of the Kaddish, and Sam goes out of his way to get a printout of the prayer for him.
As he is commending Sam for his first step towards healing, he realizes that Sam has not placed Elias’ body somewhere it could be found, thus all his hopes expire. While he reads the Kaddish, he is torn between the grief for his dead wife and the fear of his imminent death.
6. About The Patient
The Patient is an American psychological thriller limited series created by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg for FX on Hulu. Premiering on August 30, 2022, the series consists of ten episodes.
Therapist Dr. Strauss is kidnapped and imprisoned by his patient Sam who needs him to find a therapeutical solution to help him stop his homicidal tendencies.
The mini-series stars Domhnall Gleeson, Steve Carell, Linda Emond, Andrew Leeds, Laura Niemi, and David Alan Grier. The thriller series streams on Hulu, with weekly episodes on Tuesday.