Saturday, December 11, 2010
Breaking Down the Possible Patients for Erica on "Being Erica"
In Wednesday's "Being Erica" season finale, Erica moved on to Phase 3 of her therapy, becoming a doctor. And at the very end of the episode, she met her first patient... but we didn't. All we saw of the mystery person was a gloved hand and the arm of the person's jacket.
So who is it? Well, there are plenty of theories floating around, so lets run them down, from least likely to most. Now, because the hand we saw was gloved, there's not even an indication as to the gender of the patient, though most of the speculation is centered around males. Still, I'll consider both males and females as I break down the candidates.
THE LONG SHOTS
Adam Fitzpatrick (Odds: 500-to-1)
Yes, he failed the Phase 2 test, but there's no indication that means he'd go back to Phase 1, nor get assigned to a new doctor. Also, it'd be a little awkward if her first patient was someone she was currently sleeping with.
Kai Booker (400-to-1)
Almost as unlikely as Adam would be Kai, who is already in therapy in the future, and has never indicated that he had any experience with therapy in his past.
Barbara Strange (300-to-1)
Erica's mother is now a cancer survivor and could be getting back with her husband, so she doesn't even seem like she's a candidate for therapy
UNLIKELY, BUT POSSIBLE
Gary Strange (200-to-1)
Why is he more likely than his ex-wife? Well, all the stuff in his past (re-discovering religion, having an affair, hiding the affair from his children).
Judith Winters (100-to-1)
Judith indicated multiple times this season that she was in normal therapy, so it wouldn't be too much of a stretch for her to make the jump to Erica's brand of therapy, but I think if the show were going to do that, it wouldn't have telegraphed it so much.
Seth Newman (50-to-1)
The only reason he's not more of a candidate is I think the Seth story kind of ran its course. But he would seem to be the perfect candidate for therapy, since I'm sure he's got a considerably long list of regrets.
Lenin Crosby (20-to-1)
Think about it, what do we really know about Lenin? He's got to have some kind of skeletons in his closet, and what better way to bring them out then through therapy sessions with his potential future sister-in-law.
I always got a sense from Dave this season that he wasn't entirely happy with his life, despite having a thriving business and a stable relationship.
Ethan Wakefield (10-to-1)
Erica's ex Ethan seems to be everyone's favorite for this role, but I'm not sold on him. I think that brings up a whole new world of problems for Erica, and it'd feel like she was back in Phase 1 as much as her being in Phase 3.
MY LEADER IN THE CLUBHOUSE
Brent Kennedy (3-to-1)
Did you see how messed up Brent had become by the end of the season? And it seemed like every time he was in a scene in the last three or four episodes, he was talking about something that could easily end up on his regrets list. Also, while Ethan may have a more interesting relationship with Erica, Brent seems like a much more interesting therapy candidate.
Of course, all this hinges on the show being picked up for a fourth season, which it hasn't been yet. Still, by ending the season on this cliffhanger, they've at least created some offseason buzz for the show, which can only be a good thing.
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