United States of Tara: The Third Season

Only an actress with the talent of Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Toni Collette could pull off a role like this.  She is fantastic as the woman with multiple personalities named Tara.  It sounds far-fetched to have a show centered around a married mother of two who was abused in her youth and as a result has multiple personalities that is able to maintain a somewhat normal life.  For all you Doubting Thomases out there – give it a chance and you won’t be sorry.

Episode 1: …youwillnotwin…: Tara (played by Toni Collette) decides to go back to college to finish the few remaining credits she has left to get a degree. This decision causes Max (played by John Corbett) to worry that the stress will cause her to transition more often.

Episode 2: Crackerjack: In her abnormal psychology class Tara transitions into Shoshanna, her psychiatrist alter, and is caught and mocked by her professor (played by Eddie Izzard). Max thinks about selling his business to the competition.

Episode 3: The Full F*@$ You Finger: Max has to get the approval of his mother (played by Frances Conroy) before he can sell his lawn care business. Kate (played by Brie Larson) meets a flight attendant, who gives her an idea for a career.

Episode 4: Wheels: Tara and her sister Charmaine (played by Rosemarie DeWitt) get rushed to the hospital in the same ambulance. After giving birth to a baby girl Charmaine forbids Tara from being around her.

Episode 5: Dr. Hattaras’ Miracle Elixir: Tara’s professor Dr. Hattaras will not let her drop her abnormal psychology class but offers her a deal instead. Charmaine and Neil (played by Patton Oswalt) are not having the easiest transition into parenthood.

Episode 6: The Road to Hell is Paved With Breast Intentions: Neil invites Charmaine and Tara’s mother (played by Pamela Reed) to visit the her new granddaughter. Kate, now a flight attendant, has a connection with frequent flyer Evan (played by Keir O’Donnell).

Episode 7: The Electrifying + Magnanimous Return of the Beaverlamp: Max is thrilled when Tara suggests that he resurrect his old rock band, Beaverlamp. Dr. Hattaras refuses to see Tara anymore as he is totally depressed.

Episode 8: Chicken ‘n’ Corn: A scare at a corn maze reveals that Tara has a new alter. This new alter does make Dr. Hattaras interested in working with Tara once again.

Episode 9: Bryce Will Play: Tara’s new alter, Bryce, demonstrates himself to be quite violent. Marshall (played by Keir Gilchrist) is confused when his short film hurts Max’s feelings.

Episode 10: Train Wreck: Tara, taking some serious medication, tries to get rid of Bryce before Max and Marshall return from New York. Neil is back and has a job though it is in Houston.

Episode 11: Crunchy Ice: Marshall has moved in with Grandma Sandy while he is grieving the lose of Lionel (played by Michael J. Willett). Kate is spending a lot of time in St. Louis with Evan and his son.

Episode 12: The Good Parts: Tara and Max decide to go to Boston to seek the help of a specialist for her. The Gregsons are going their separate ways.

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