The Patient season 1, episode 10 release date, time and where to watch

October 18, 2022
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This article is a preview for The Patient season 1, episode 10, 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 9 recap

Alan attempted to enact a plan for freedom in The Patient episode 9, but his reticence only made things worse, and perhaps set Sam on the path to another killing. Here’s what happened:

  • Alan imagined himself waking up Viktor Frankl in Auschwitz, which led him to some conclusions about meaning and relationships. He shared this with Sam and instructed him to invite Mary over for brunch.
  • Alan planned to watch the brunch on a nanny cam and give Sam advice about their relationship. However, it was really a ploy so Alan could stab him with the sharpened foot cream tube. When the time came, though, Alan couldn’t risk Mary’s life by going through with it.
  • Since Sam brought up his father and his abuse during the brunch, Alan instead tries to focus on that angle, surmising that Sam is killing others in lieu of killing his father. Sam takes this the wrong way and, motivated by the Co-ed Killer Edmund Kemper, decides that killing his own father will be the end of his impulses.

The Patient season 1, episode 10 release date/time

The finale is slated for release on Tuesday, October 25, 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:

Here’s the official synopsis per IMDb:

For Sam, an unexpected decision shows progress towards his goals, but Dr. Strauss demands even more.

  • We don’t have a title for this episode yet, which isn’t consistent with the rest of the season. Are they keeping it a secret because it denotes a spoiler?
  • From the premise above, I think we can assume that Sam’s “unexpected decision” is either killing his dad or perhaps inadvertently reconciling with him. I kind of suspect the latter. Sam will go and try to kill him and somehow be ensnared by him, believing this to be somehow crucial to his healing.
  • Alan “demanding more” reads to me as if he might try to manipulate Sam more overtly to try and free himself now that he has realized he isn’t going to be capable of physical violence. Or is he?
  • The cream tube has been focused on so much thus far that it will inevitably be used in the finale, but in what way remains to be seen. Perhaps — and this is an outside the box suggestion — Candace will use it on Sam?

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