The Patient is a psychological thriller centered around a psychotherapist who finds himself held prisoner by a serial killer with an unusual request: curb his homicidal urges. But unwinding the mind of this man while also dealing with the waves of his own repressed troubles creates a journey perhaps as treacherous as his captivity.
Season 1, Episode 01 –“Intake”
Dr. Alan Strauss, a therapist mourning the death of his wife, takes on an enigmatic new client. As the two men wrestle with very different, individual problems, their professional relationship is transformed by a choice that binds them deeply together.
Season 1, Episode 02 –“Alan Learns to Meditate”
Sam delves more deeply into the reason he entered therapy, but he encounters resistance from Dr. Strauss as he attempts to continue their sessions. A gathering sense of not being alone leads to a revelation about the house.
Season 1, Episode 03 – “Issues”
Sam’s desire to find a therapeutic solution grows as his inner struggle intensifies. Dr. Strauss brings a new variable into their sessions.
Season 1, Episode 04 – “Company”
On the threshold of crisis, Sam honors the promise Dr. Strauss made him make as a condition for continuing their work together. The trust built between patient and doctor is tested, with a life in the balance.
Season 1, Episode 05 – “Pastitsio”
Sam reaches out to a woman from his past. Trials loom for Dr. Strauss, Sam, and Elias.
Season 1, Episode 06 – “Charlie”
Dr. Strauss struggles with the reality he finds himself in. Sam is consumed with practical necessities, but agrees to his therapist’s advice to make different choices.
Season 1, Episode 07 – “Kaddish”
Both Dr. Strauss and Sam try to make new connections in their pursuit of an elusive peace.
Season 1, Episode 08 – “Ezra”
Dr. Strauss is honest with himself about his failures, past and present. A revelation about his relationship with Ezra leads him back to the urgency of escape. Sam loses faith in his doctor.
Season 1, Episode 09 – “Auschwitz”
Dr. Strauss leaves nothing unsaid. Sam gives it another shot with Mary. An idea sparks for Sam, and everything seems to click together.
Season 1, Episode 10 – “The Cantor’s Husband”
For Sam, an unexpected decision shows progress towards his goals, but Dr. Strauss demands even more.