Olive Kitteridge: Season 1, Episode 3

A Different Road (3 Nov. 2014)

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

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

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Olive Kitteridge: Go do something, Henry.
Henry Kitteridge: Alright, I will.
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***1/2
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?


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