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In this drama, a successful businesswoman faces big life changes when a mental breakdown leads her to a rehab facility in Hawaii. There she learns a new "enlightened" approach to life that she hopes will turn things around for her. It's not so easy, though, because many of the people in her life have trouble accepting her new outlook. The series stars Laura Dern and aired on HBO between 2011 and 2013.

Monday 9:30 PM et/pt on HBO
2 Seasons, 18 Episodes
October 10, 2011
Comedy
7.5/10
Cast: Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Sarah Burns, Luke Wilson
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Enlightened Full Episode Guide

  • In the second season finale, Amy is on the verge of taking down Abaddonn and issues a warning to Tyler. When Szidon discovers her intentions, HR gets involved.

  • In an effort to convince Amy to forget her crusade against Abaddonn, Tyler gets Eileen to arrange a meeting for Amy with Szidon, who turns out being different than Amy expected. Dougie loses it after getting official word about Cogentiva's future.

  • Following their recent discovery, Amy lets down her guard with Jeff, and daydreams of building a perfect life with a dashing journalist. But her dream is cut short when Levi returns home.

  • Amy, Tyler and Dougie attempt to befriend Eileen, the CEO's assistant. When she agrees to meet the trio for drinks, Eileen starts liking Tyler, who feels guilty for misleading her.

  • Amy is inspired to use social media to broadcast her message of change, and attends a gathering of liberal intellectuals at Jeff's invitation. Dougie learns the hacker's identity, but has second thoughts about reporting the breach to HR. Amy has a chance run-in with Abaddonn CEO Charles Szidon.

  • Amy receives a letter from Levi, who's still in Hawaii. In an effort to cope with his situation, Levi escapes with a pair of fellow malcontents, Travis and Danielle, for a night of drugs, alcohol and debauchery at a nearby hotel.

  • Amy's fantasies are fueled when she and a hesitant Tyler meet Jeff at a jazz club, where he reveals he's already been working on a story about Abaddonn but needs proof of bribery.

  • In the second season premiere, Amy plots to ruin Abaddonn and "free" its employees. Her first move is to meet with Jeff Flender, a charming journalist.

  • In the season finale, Amy persuades Levi to get help at Open Air. Then she convinces Damon to let her present her research findings with disappointing results.

  • Helen reminisces about her deceased husband and runs into an old friend at the grocery store whose husband used to work with him. Meanwhile, Levi vents about Helen's meddling in his failed marriage to Amy when he drops off a photo album.

  • Amy is reported to HR for unsatisfactory performance related to personality clashes in the department, so she appeals to Krista to speak to Damon to explore options of finding a different position.

  • A nightmare actually helps Amy deal with her feelings for Levi, but also forms a connection with Tyler over loneliness issues.

  • Amy is thrilled to see Sandy (Robin Wright), a friend she met in Hawaii during group therapy. However, things don't go as planned.

  • A news story about the deportation of a Mexican-born mother influences Amy to find support for the family. However, she later has trouble finding similar motivation for human-rights causes among her coworkers or at Krista's baby shower.

  • Amy fears falling into a rut on her first weekend home from treatment so she talks Levi into going on a kayaking trip in a canyon.

  • Amy is thrilled with the prospect of making a difference with her new job at a homeless shelter, but an unexpected bill makes her think differently.

  • Even though Amy was banished to a dead end job in the basement of Abaddonn, she tries to impress a human resource worker with evidence that the company needs to redefine its mission.

  • Amy returns home following treatment in Hawaii for a very public meltdown. She is ready to take on the world with a very new perspective.

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