The Patient

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  • TV-MA
  • 2022
  • 1 Season
  • 7.0  (30,354)

Therapist Alan Strauss is held prisoner by a patient, Sam Fortner, who reveals himself to be a serial killer. Sam has an unusual therapeutic demand for Alan: curb his homicidal urges. In order to survive, Alan must unwind Sam's disturbed mind and stop him from killing again... but Sam refuses to address critical topics, like his mother Candace. Alone in captivity, Alan excavates his own past through memories of his old therapist and grapples with waves of his own repressed troubles - the recent death of his wife and the painful estrangement from his religious son Ezra.

Over the course of his imprisonment, Alan uncovers not only how deep Sam's compulsion runs, but also how much work he has to do to repair the rift in his own family. With time running out, Alan fights desperately to stop Sam before Alan becomes complicit in Sam's murders or worse - becomes a target himself.

The Patient is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on August 30, 2022.

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The Cantor's Husband
10. The Cantor's Husband
October 25, 2022
For Sam, an unexpected decision shows progress towards his goals, but Dr. Strauss demands even more.
9. Auschwitz
October 18, 2022
Dr. Strauss leaves nothing unsaid. Sam gives it another shot with Mary. An idea sparks for Sam, and everything seems to click together.
8. Ezra
October 11, 2022
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.
7. Kaddish
October 4, 2022
Both Dr. Strauss and Sam try to make new connections in their pursuit of an elusive peace.
6. Charlie
September 27, 2022
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.
5. Pastitsio
September 20, 2022
Sam reaches out to a woman from his past. Trials loom for Dr. Strauss, Sam, and Elias.
4. Company
September 13, 2022
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.
3. Issues
September 6, 2022
Sam's desire to find a therapeutic solution grows as his inner struggle intensifies; Dr. Strauss brings a new variable into their sessions.
Alan Learns to Meditate
2. Alan Learns to Meditate
August 30, 2022
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.
1. Intake
August 30, 2022
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 together.
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The Patient is available for streaming on the Hulu website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Patient on demand at Hulu.
  • Premiere Date
    August 30, 2022
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (30,354)