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The Patient’ Based On A True Story

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The patient

A psychotherapist finds himself held prisoner by a serial killer with an unusual request curb his homicidal urges.

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 deeply together.

Sam delves more deeply into the reason he entered therapy but he encounters resistance from dr Strauss.

Dr. Strauss as he attempts to continue their sessions.

Sam’s desire to find a therapeutic solution

Sam’s desire to find a therapeutic solution grows as his inner struggle intensifies.

Dr. Strauss brings a new variable into their sessions.

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.

Therapist’s advice to make different choices

Sam reaches out to a woman from his past. Trials loom for Dr. Strauss, Sam, and Elias.

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.

Both Dr. Strauss and Sam try to make new connections in their pursuit of an elusive peace.

Dr. Strauss is honest with himself

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.

Sam gives it another shot with Mary.

An idea sparks for Sam and everything seems to click together.

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

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