The Patient Episode 8: Release Date and Speculation

The Patient Episode 8: Release Date and Speculation

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.

The Patient Episode 8: Release Date, Recap, and Speculation
Kaddish | Source: Hulu

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 TitleDirectionTeleplayRelease Date
1IntakeChris LongJoel Fields & Joe WeisbergAugust 30 2022
2Alan Learns to MeditateChris LongJoel Fields & Joe WeisbergAugust 30 2022
3IssuesKevin BrayJoel Fields & Joe WeisbergSeptember 6 2022
4CompanyKevin BrayJoel Fields & Joe WeisbergSeptember 13 2022
5PastitsioKevin BrayJoel Fields & Joe WeisbergSeptember 20 2022
6CharlieGwyneth Horder-PaytonJoel Fields & Joe WeisbergSeptember 27 2022
7KaddishGwyneth Horder-PaytonJoel Fields & Joe WeisbergOctober 4 2022
8EzraChris LongJoel Fields & Joe WeisbergOctober 11 2022
9AushwitzChris LongJoel Fields & Joe WeisbergOctober 18 2022
10The Cantor’s HusbandTBAJoel Fields & Joe WeisbergOctober 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.

The Patient Episode 8: Release Date, Recap, and Speculation
The Patient | Source: Hulu

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.