The Patient season 1, episode 8 release date, time and where to watch

October 4, 2022
Jonathon Wilson 0
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This article is a preview for The Patient season 1, episode 8, “Ezra”, and may contain spoilers for previous episodes.

The Patient is the latest FX series created for Hulu by the team behind the highly-regarded The Americans. It stars an extremely against-type Steve Carell as Dr. Alan Strauss, a therapist who is taken captive by one of his patients, Sam (Domnhall Gleeson), a serial killer who wants Alan’s help in curing him.

What follows is a taut chamber piece as Alan and Sam get to know one another under the most perilous of circumstances. Can Alan prevent Sam from killing again? Will Sam direct his ire towards Alan? These are the essential questions we’ll be tuning in for answers to over the next few weeks.

The Patient episode 7 recap

Alan very much reached the end of his rope in The Patient episode 7 as he began to interrogate his relationship with both his family and his faith, while Sam tried to source another therapist. Here’s what happened, in summary:

  • An increasingly frantic Alan continued to engage in mock therapy sessions with his old (and now dead) mentor Charlie, leading to several personal revelations, perhaps most importantly how his lingering resentment for his son, Ezra, has prohibited him from grieving his late wife, reconnecting with his faith, and properly treating Sam.
  • Sam, meanwhile, tried to source another therapist in his former high school counselor, suggesting that Alan’s usefulness might be rapidly expiring.
  • In what seemed like a display of empathy, Sam purchased a new printer with the express intention of printing off the Kaddish so that Alan could recite it for his wife.
  • In a major bombshell, Sam revealed that he had not, in fact, deposited Elias’s body in a location where it would be found by the authorities, meaning that Alan’s note wouldn’t be received by anyone.

The Patient season 1, episode 8 release date/time

“Ezra” is slated for release on Tuesday, October 11, at 12am ET.

Where to watch The Patient online

Since The Patient is an FX production created exclusively for Hulu, it is only available on the platform and requires a subscription.

Preview and predictions for “Ezra”:

Here’s the official synopsis per IMDb:

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.

  • The note seems to be out of the window. But is Sam being totally honest about where he dumped Elias? And even if he is, can he really rely on his ability to hide a body so well that it’ll literally never be found?
  • As hinted in the synopsis above, Sam is beginning to feel like Alan’s therapy isn’t working, hence him seeking another doctor in the latest episode. This thread will likely continue.
  • It seemed a lot like Alan had unpacked the root of his issues with Ezra and thus with his Judaism, but the synopsis hints there’s more to come. What else might have happened there?
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