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Tell Me You Love Me Episode: "Tell Me You Love Me"

Season 1, Episode 3
Episode Synopsis: Mason tries to distract Jamie from her obsession with Hugo; Dave and Katie awkwardly celebrate another anniversary; Palek and Carolyn's private frustration becomes public knowledge.
Original Air Date: Sep 23, 2007
Guest Cast Maurice Godin Ryan Wynott: Joshua Brandon Barash: Frank Kathleen Rose Perkins: Julia Rhys Coiro: Marcus Jeremy London: Nate Joshua LeBar: Chuck David Shatraw Fred Koehler Whitney Cummings: Louise Sherry Stringfield: Rita Anne Ramsay: Sally Siena Goines Marcus Giamatti: Jeff Jim Jansen Anthony DeSantis
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Season 1, Episode 3
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Length: 48:00
Aired: 9/23/2007
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Episode 3 Recap: "The Color Purple" Season 1, Episode 3

As each episode exposes more layers of the characters, this one uncovers some underlying feelings of hurt. Katie and David's 12th anniversary creates more angst than joy. Katie dismisses any opportunity to celebrate alone with David and tells Dr. May that spending a night in a hotel would be a stupid idea. Then when Rita ( Sherry Stringfield) and Sally ( Anne Ramsay) offer to watch the kids, Katie declines. David takes Isabella ( Aislinn Paul) shopping for Katie's anniversary gift but has no clue what would please her. He looks terrified when Isabella finds what she thinks is the perfect present for her mother: a purple merry widow. This lingerie item is appropriately named for the state of their affairs, but the color carries much significance. Apparently a favorite of adolescent girls, the choice of purple seemed to represent a purple heart, something received when suffering or wounded. When the family is together at the restaurant, David is out to lunch, having no problem with Katie unwrapping the intimate item in a public space. Katie's gift for David is TiVo. (Television is the great escape!) When he kisses her in thanks, it looks like a passionate moment will follow. But without making a move to do more than that, nothing happens. They sit on the bed, turned off, like the blank TV screen in front of them. Phone sex may be adventurous, but for Carolyn and Palek it's really about getting Palek's sperm tested. It also shows distance and lack of intimacy. Palek is told he has "good sperm," which ultimately isn't good news for the overachieving and successful Carolyn. She doesn't like to lose, which is why "game night" doesn't interest her. When they learn another couple is expecting, Palek wants the same joy and announces they are trying. Feeling it's her fault, Carolyn blurts out antagonistically that it's been an unsuccessful year. Later, at home, Carolyn tries to apologize to a distant Palek. She wins this round with overly aggressive makeup sex, but it's like something he is doing to her rather than with her. (Does she deserve a purple heart when she says that she is sore?) While talking in bed, they equate angry sex with an angry baby. Palek comments that his parents must have had phone sex when he was conceived since he feels disconnected to them, not realizing this is what he and Carolyn were doing earlier. Jamie isn't connecting with anyone nor getting helpful advice. Mason ( Kate Towne) makes a point of leaving men before they leave her. Skeptical friends say marriage is obsolete and monogamy won't last more than six years. Jamie walks out on Marcus ( Rhys Coiro) when she realizes he's no substitute for Hugo. (Marcus immediately calls someone else when she leaves.) Obsessed with resurrecting the relationship, Jamie will not mourn and tries to reach Hugo by telephone again, and again, and again.... Arthur surprises May at her office with news that he spoke with John. She doesn't like it. But Arthur reassures her it's OK to see John as long as she returns home to him. Later, May and Arthur share a passionate moment in their bedroom, showing that it's possible to work through and get past the hurt a partner has caused, and that making love is not only for the young. " Would a real therapist relate she had problems in her 43-year marriage during a session? " Are the thoughts of Jamie's friends a current trend, and are guys the only ones ready with a backup plan like Marcus? " Would many men or women have the maturity and trust that Arthur has for May? " Who deserves a purple heart the most this week? For more Tell Me You Love Me, check out our Online Video Guide. show less
As each episode exposes more layers of the characters, this one uncovers some underlying feelings of hurt.Katie and David's 12th anniversary creates more angst than joy. Katie dismisses any opportunity to celebrate alone with David and tells Dr. May that spending a night in a hotel would be a stupid idea. Then when Rita (Sherry Stringfield) and Sally (Anne Ramsay) offer to watch the kids, Katie declines.David takes Isabella (Aislinn Paul) shopping for Katie's anniversary gift but has no clue what would please her. He looks terrified when Isabella finds what she thinks is the perfect present for her mother: a purple merry widow. This lingerie item is appropriately named for the state of their affairs, but the color carries much significance. Apparently a favorite of adolescent girls, the choice of purple seemed to represent a purple heart, something received when suffering or wounded. When the family is together at the restaurant, David is out to lunch, having no problem with Katie u... read more

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Premiered: September 09, 2007, on HBO
Rating: TV-MA
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