Olive Kitteridge: Season 1, Episode 3

A Different Road (3 Nov. 2014)

TV Episode  |   |  Drama
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.7/10 from 163 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 6 critic

Christopher comes up with the idea of counseling after Olive and Henry have a scary episode following dinner with friends.



(based on the novel by), (teleplay by)
0Check in

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3476 titles
created 12 Apr 2013
a list of 8962 titles
created 27 Jun 2013
a list of 381 titles
created 31 Dec 2013
list image
a list of 9999 titles
created 7 months ago
a list of 792 titles
created 4 months ago

Related Items

Search for "A Different Road" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: A Different Road (03 Nov 2014)

A Different Road (03 Nov 2014) on IMDb 8.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Olive Kitteridge.
« Previous Episode | 3 of 4 Episodes | Next Episode »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
SerahRose Roth ...
Mrs. Manhattan
Sean Vincent ...
Manhattan Child
Patrick French ...
Mr. Manhattan
Christopher Kitteridge
JoJo Whilden ...
Aid Rite Passerby
Calder Melvoin ...
Stan the Man
Maryann Urbano ...
Linda Kennison
Katie Elinoff ...
Stock Girl
Angela O'Meara
Ken Cheeseman ...
Harmon Newton
Bonnie Newton


Both Olive and Frank are saddened when they receive a call from Christopher, now living in California, to say that he and Suzanne are getting a divorce. He also makes it clear that he won't be coming home anytime soon. The need for an urgent trip to bathroom find Olive stopping in at the local hospital to use their facilities but leads to something far more serious when two gun-toting addicts arrive looking for drugs. It leads to Olive and Henry having a major argument, blaming each other for Christopher having left home. She also reveals that she was once going to leave him. Christopher suggests they have counseling after their ordeal but Olive won't hear of it. After Henry suffers a stroke some months later, he is in home care. Christopher tells his mother just what he thinks of his childhood. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

3 November 2014 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Did You Know?


Olive Kitteridge: Go do something, Henry.
Henry Kitteridge: Alright, I will.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

26 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Olive continues throughout life to show that cold veneer, with those snappy answers. It's as if she is afraid of life and everything she does seems to have an adverse affect among others.

The situation where she is held hostage with her husband and others at a hospital almost becomes comical in nature when the two use the occasion to yell at each other in an effort to express their emotions.

I believe that Olive is beyond bipolar. She seems to have an inability to form positive relationships with others, and this constantly manifests itself following her husband's stroke and confinement in a home for 4 years.

Olive continues to have it with her son, now on his second wife. A visit with them turns out to be a disaster, and Olive arrives home only to find out that her husband has died.

Can Olive assume the role of a Helen Trent past 35, but finding some meaning with Bill Murray, whom she meets at an awkward situation?

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Suzanne's (the Brides) mother lin-data
Awards are B.S. monicsufmg
New England Yankee michaeljcummings
What happened to Denise (Zoe Kazan) C_h_r_i_s_t_o_p_h_e_r
"mom" momphone
Frances McDormand heyitsenricopollazo
Discuss A Different Road (2014) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: