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Dr. Albert Goldfine (Character)
from "Desperate Housewives" (2004)

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"Desperate Housewives: Ah, But Underneath (#1.2)" (2004)
Dr. Albert Goldfine: [to Bree] I'm sure Freud would not approve of this.

"Desperate Housewives: Love Is in the Air (#1.14)" (2005)
Bree Van De Kamp: Rex and I are hosting a dinner party for 10 next week. We're using our best china and serving duck.
Dr. Albert Goldfine: So, you and Rex are a couple again?
Bree Van De Kamp: Yes. You know, that's one of the things I hated most about our separation, not being able to throw dinner parties. There is just something so civilized and elegant about them, don't you think?
Dr. Albert Goldfine: I take it you've resolved your feelings about his infidelity?
Bree Van De Kamp: Let's just say I've put them in an imaginary box and don't plan on looking at them for a while.
Dr. Albert Goldfine: Do you think that's the healthiest way to achieve a reconciliation?
Bree Van De Kamp: Well, it won't be easy at first. There will be a lot of forced smiles and perfunctory lovemaking, but after a few decades whiz by, I'm sure I'll find a way to forgive him.
Dr. Albert Goldfine: Well, as long as you have a plan.
Bree Van De Kamp: [Looking pensive] I do want to forgive him Dr. Goldfine but,
Bree Van De Kamp: there is still something he's not telling me.
Dr. Albert Goldfine: Really?
Bree Van De Kamp: I think it has something to do with why he had the affair.
Dr. Albert Goldfine: Have you confronted him?
Bree Van De Kamp: Once... and you should have seen the look in his eyes. He was terrified that I'd figure it out.
Dr. Albert Goldfine: [looks away]
Bree Van De Kamp: You know what it is, don't you?
Dr. Albert Goldfine: Bree, I can't discuss other patients.
Bree Van De Kamp: I realize that. This thing that he is hiding, is it bad?
Dr. Albert Goldfine: [Looks away]
Bree Van De Kamp: OH! OK, um,
[nervous laugh]
Bree Van De Kamp: maybe it's better that I don't know.
Dr. Albert Goldfine: Bree, how does the reconciliation have a chance if the two of you can't be honest about the innermost parts of your lives?
Bree Van De Kamp: We're, um, WASPs Dr. Goldfine. Not acknowledging the elephant in the room is what we do best.
Dr. Albert Goldfine: You'd settle for that? A life filled with repression and denial?
Bree Van De Kamp: And the dinner parties. Don't forget the dinner parties.

"Desperate Housewives: Pretty Little Picture (#1.3)" (2004)
[Bree is compulsively fixing a button on Dr. Goldfine's jacket during their session]
Dr. Goldfine: I'm sure Freud would not approve of this.
Bree: Oh, who cares what he thinks. I took psychology in college. We learned all about Freud. A miserable human being.
Dr. Goldfine: What makes you say that?
Bree: Well, think about it. He grew up in the late 1800s. There were no appliances back then. His mother had to do everything by hand, just backbreaking work from sunup to sundown, not to mention the countless other sacrifices she probably had to make to take care of her family. And what does he do? He grows up and becomes famous, peddling a theory that the problems of most adults can be traced back to something awful their mother has done. She must have felt so betrayed. He saw how hard she worked. He saw what she did for him. Did he even ever think to say thank you? I doubt it.