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

Season 1, Episode 4
Episode Synopsis: Dave surprises Katie by showing up at her therapy session; Palek is annoyed by a secret from Carolyn's past; Jamie pays her first visit to Dr. Foster after she fails to convince Hugo to take her back.
Original Air Date: Sep 30, 2007
Guest Cast Bob Morrisey Ryan Wynott: Joshua Soledad St. Hilaire Carlos Cervantes Ron Fricke Whitney Cummings: Louise David Monahan: Alex Ian Somerhalder: Nick
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Season 1, Episode 4
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Length: 50:00
Aired: 9/30/2007
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Episode 4 Recap: "I'm Not in Love" Season 1, Episode 4

Was anyone surprised when David said he wanted to join Katie in her therapy session? I've been anticipating this moment and it was worth the wait. The elephant in the room isn't initially addressed when Dr. May asks about their anniversary. David loved the steak and the TiVo, but Katie mentions her disappointment with the purple teddy and that he never made a move on her after she showered. David previously stated he didn't want to be blamed and erupts when (rightly?) assuming Katie is doing just that. An awkward silence ends with his angry outburst about how buying household necessities and reading bedtime stories are not sexy. He might be a financial provider but resents nourishing his family. Katie's response: "Our entire life that's what you just trashed." The thought of Katie at the Hair Fairy checking for nit infestation is another turn-off to David. While pumping gas, he stares at the scantily clad ladies on a billboard for America's Next Top Model. Isabella's doctor tells Katie that the average age for menstruation has dropped from 14 to 12 years old, due to too many environmental estrogens in our "milk, meat, plastic wrap and milk bottles." Katie reacts to the "horror story" by frantically throwing out everything in the house made of plastic. While this overly cautious act is meant to retard her little girl from entering adulthood (and delay any similar unhappiness), it's ironic that Katie also throws out Isabella's Barbie dolls, a symbol of her youth. Sonya Walger's face amazingly relates the frustration and exhaustion of Carolyn persistently and unsuccessfully trying to get pregnant. (Ripping out a paper towel dispenser gets the point across, too.) The first sound we hear in the opening scene is the 1975 song " I'm Not in Love," by 10cc. Carolyn's blank stare shows she is either thinking about the gloomy lyrics or that she has made her decision and will take action to get inseminated. After relating to Dr. May that her OB/GYN said she's physically fine, Carolyn searches for a few more answers when she meets with a former boyfriend (who now has two boys) and asks if they "created a karmic debt" when she had an abortion in college. Palek appears to maintain a good perspective when he says they'll be "OK" (not fine) if Carolyn is not pregnant, but his actions say something else. He misses a therapy session and hasn't been taking Carolyn's calls. He doesn't seem to relate to his workers who want to spend time with their children on Columbus Day. And when Palek buys two suits, one black and one blue, the colors may represent an outward expression of his bruised feelings. Jamie's distrusting Hugo and defining herself through sex reveal codependency issues. For Hugo, connecting only sexually was like a drug, and now he's "in detox." Her initial visit with Dr. May peels away layers of Jamie's personality. Her parents forced her into therapy after discovering her in a sexual situation when she was 14 years old. (Were there bigger problems at home?) Confiding that she is uncomfortable with being monogamous, we see that Jamie is what she feared in Hugo. Random thoughts: " Palek meets David at work. Will their paths cross elsewhere? " David isn't showing the usual signs of having a midlife crisis (like buying a red sports car.) Is it simply family fatigue? " Katie wonders if they had children too soon. Would a delay have changed things? " Given Carolyn's situation, the song "I'm Not in Love" has more than an obvious association. It was rumored that the band 10cc chose their name for the amount of semen produced after ejaculation. (It's actually less than that.) " What do Jamie's tattoo symbols mean? And did she inflict physical pain on herself just to feel something? " Jamie meets a possible love thing, Nick ( Ian Somerhalder, formerly of Lost). Can her $110 sessions with May change her path or is Jamie doomed to repeat the Hugo story? For more Tell Me You Love Me, check out our Online Video Guide. show less
Was anyone surprised when David said he wanted to join Katie in her therapy session? I've been anticipating this moment and it was worth the wait. The elephant in the room isn't initially addressed when Dr. May asks about their anniversary. David loved the steak and the TiVo, but Katie mentions her disappointment with the purple teddy and that he never made a move on her after she showered. David previously stated he didn't want to be blamed and erupts when (rightly?) assuming Katie is doing just that. An awkward silence ends with his angry outburst about how buying household necessities and reading bedtime stories are not sexy. He might be a financial provider but resents nourishing his family. Katie's response: "Our entire life… that's what you just trashed."The thought of Katie at the Hair Fairy checking for nit infestation is another turn-off to David. While pumping gas, he stares at the scantily clad ladies on a billboard for America's Next Top Model. Isabella's doctor tel... read more

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