WOW! I just finished watching the final episode of THE PATIENT. I am in shock and disbelief. I did not see this ending coming. My heart was racing with disbelief, sadness, and maybe a touch of hope. 

There is nowhere to go with this limited series. It is definitely done…finished…kaput. Alan (Steve Carell), and Sam (Domhnall Gleeson), were given a script filled with quiet, breathless, unforgiving, evil moments. I am in awe of the silent desperation each showcased in their entrapment. It was indeed time to “make a choice.” There was to be no “living like a pet in the basement.”

THE PATIENT offered “no choice” in what finally happened. Last night I had a dream that I, too, wrote a letter to my loved ones. I woke up in a cold sweat. A finale of this level deserves our praises and our fears. The pendulum is still moving all around us. 

THE PATIENT is available to stream on HULU. 

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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