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

Season 1, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: Dave and Katie balk at Dr. Foster's idea to spend time together without their children; Carolyn tries a different approach to get pregnant; Jamie finds herself drawn to Nick despite her promise of celibacy.
Original Air Date: Oct 7, 2007
Guest Cast Ian Somerhalder: Nick Kate Trotter: Lauren Michael Spellman Ryan Wynott: Joshua Christine Elise McCarthy: Doctor Erin Foster Lori Harmon
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Season 1, Episode 5
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Length: 53:00
Aired: 10/7/2007
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Episode 5 Recap: "Obstacles" Season 1, Episode 5

It was difficult deciding whom to discuss first this week, as each couple gets deeper into their stuff. So as Dr. May says, "let's talk about what nobody wants to talk about." I'm always wondering what Carolyn will do next, and insemination day kept me guessing. In spite of the fact that her chances of conception aren't confirmed to be at least 50 percent positive, she smiles nonstop and takes high highs to new heights. Her online search for indications of pregnancy creates psychosomatic symptoms, like sensitive breasts, fatigue and increased appetite. Not only did she surprise the food cart lady by actually ordering lunch, but she also surprised me by choosing her as the first person to announce that she's pregnant, hoping that saying it will make it real. She gets a congratulatory cookie. Low lows return at home when dozens of pregnancy tests come up negative. Palek's expression said a thousand words while watching a dad juggle his crying son, a cup of coffee and a cell phone. But Palek already has parental issues, and keeping his father at a distance won't break their strong connection. His mother must see it, too. She calls Carolyn crazy (!) for thinking Palek sounds like his father on the phone. And her ex-husband built the house she is selling but doesn't ask the advice of her son, who also constructs and flips houses. Turning Palek's old bedroom into a garage may be practical, but contrasted with his memories of dear old dad attending ball games and an art opening when he was younger, mom comes up short in the caring department. The writing on this show blows me away. It's thoughtful, very specific and never arbitrary. When Katie prominently trips at Dr. May's doorway, it signals her loss of control and that therapy is a stumbling block or an obstacle for getting closer to David. They resist Dr. May's recommendation for a lock on the bedroom door to give them private time, but David brings one home anyway. I hadn't anticipated David pulling a Greta Garbo, " vonting to be alone" and leaving Katie asleep on the sofa. The biggest obstacle for intimacy is his locking the door and literally shutting her out of their personal space. He then lies, saying the door was stuck. Katie forces a passionate interlude but finds no joy as David has already pleasured himself. Happy time in their bed is when David is reading a story to Josh, who lies between his parents, creating another obstacle by physically separating the married couple. Conflicted Jamie tells Mason she is quitting sex but is hot for Nick and latches on to him. When he flip-flops, is he merely being cautious or playing a game? Nick says he won't meet for a drink, then does. And later he begins to leave her apartment to rest up for his softball game, then stays. (I should have known she'd show up at the playing field.) As Nick says, they may not be over their exes yet, but would they make a better match? Random thoughts: " It's interesting to note that when David arrives home from the store, he bought Katie a can opener (to help feed and nourish) and he uses the door lock. " David appears to love Katie, but because of his sexual avoidance of her, can we consider he might be gay? " When Carolyn tells Palek she can't "do this" anymore, is she referring to getting pregnant, to their marriage or both? " Can we assume that Palek's father cheated on his mother, and is there a chance his name would happen to be John? " At the bar, Mason tells Jamie that men look at sports differently than they do women. Do they? Does Nick? " Though Nick was responsible enough to say he didn't have a condom, Jamie was responsible enough to have one. " Mason calls Jamie "retro" for wanting a committed relationship. Are committed relationships becoming less conventional? For more Tell Me You Love Me, check out our Online Video Guide. show less
It was difficult deciding whom to discuss first this week, as each couple gets deeper into their stuff. So as Dr. May says, "let's talk about what nobody wants to talk about."I'm always wondering what Carolyn will do next, and insemination day kept me guessing. In spite of the fact that her chances of conception aren't confirmed to be at least 50 percent positive, she smiles nonstop and takes high highs to new heights. Her online search for indications of pregnancy creates psychosomatic symptoms, like sensitive breasts, fatigue and increased appetite. Not only did she surprise the food cart lady by actually ordering lunch, but she also surprised me by choosing her as the first person to announce that she's pregnant, hoping that saying it will make it real. She gets a congratulatory cookie.Low lows return at home when dozens of pregnancy tests come up negative.Palek's expression said a thousand words while watching a dad juggle his crying son, a cup of coffee and a cell phone. But Pa... read more

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