As Laila details an elaborate getaway plan, a skeptical Brooke learns that her patient’s desire to escape dates back to her earliest memories – and has only been accelerated by societal injustice and the impossible expectations thrust upon her.
With the house to himself, an energized Eladio shares the true depth of his unlikely connection to Jeremy. But when her patient shuts down on the heels of a compliment, Brooke helps Eladio sort through deep-rooted issues from his childhood.
Though Brooke insists reuniting with Adam will not awaken destructive habits, Rita recognizes her actions as part of a recurring pattern and encourages her to spend more time embracing the present.
In an effort to connect with Laila over feeling controlled by her family, Brooke shares a traumatic experience from her own childhood. As Brooke digs into her proclivity for unbridled imagination and storytelling as a coping mechanism, Laila reveals a surprising plan for her future.
Colin chronicles the events that took him from "gold stars all around" to receiving serious demerits in prison. After connecting his troubling behavior to a feeling of profound powerlessness, Brooke challenges Colin to accept responsibility for his actions.
Brooke agrees to refer Eladio to a psychiatrist before his medication runs out – but only if he truly commits to therapy first. When pressed about his employers, Eladio opens up about his complicated relationship with their family.
After failing to honor a commitment, Brooke receives an unexpected visit from her friend Rita. Worried that Brooke is teetering on the edge of a bad decision, Rita illuminates an unexpected connection between Brooke’s personal and professional lives.
Brooke struggles to draw genuine answers out of her newest patient Laila, who’s been dragged to therapy by her concerned grandmother over recent “life choices,” before switching gears and empowering the 18-year-old to seize her agency.
Colin, a self-proclaimed therapy enthusiast and proud child of hippies, arrives for the first of four court-mandated sessions, but his evasiveness makes a recommendation regarding his recent release from prison difficult for Brooke.
After a troubling dream finds home health aide Eladio reaching out in the middle of the night, Brooke reestablishes boundaries as his therapist. Later, when Eladio requests medication, Brooke switches her focus to his history of insomnia.