Fiona Wallice (Lisa Kudrow) has spent an entire season manipulating every person that comes into her orbit. If she’s not wringing them out like an old dish towel, desperately trying to get something out of her interaction with them, she’s completely dismissing their existence and already thinking about the next thing she can do to help herself and her new modality. She’s all but chased away her husband and her only friends, leaving herself with only a Mac computer and video camera. In the season finale of Web Therapy, Fiona’s past of treating people poorly may bring about some karmic justice, at least if the video below is any indication.
In the first clip, “E-Paper Trail”, the inevitable showdown between Fiona and Kip (Victor Garber) gets hinted at, but it doesn’t go quite like you might think. Instead of owning up to things and having one last blowout with an obviously checked out Fiona, Kip maintains that the charges on his account were for a guy at work’s bachelor party and that he never cheated on Fiona at all. The trip to Atlanta? Conspiracy to set him up, according to Mr. Wallice. By Fiona’s reaction, you can tell she almost wants to believe him and to keep living the life she was before the whole thing got brought up, but I don’t know if she can put something like this behind her, however much denial she can muster.
The second clip, “Perfect Client”, showcases Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) as Fiona’s newest client that bears more than a passing resemblance to Mrs. Wallice in terms of personality (not kind enough, lonely, not very sexual). After a season with Fiona simply sitting back in her computer chair and tossing off nasally insults to a gaggle of dysfunctional clients, it’s bizarre to see her be so pleasant to someone who isn’t waving funding for Web Therapy in her face. Of course, Fiona’s only taken with the new client because they’re basically the same person and with how dissatisfied she is with her relationship with Kip, it’s no surprise you can tell she’s smitten right away.
But you just know that something will happen and Cumming’s character will disappear into the ether, likely leaving Fiona to choose between being alone or having to crawl back to Kip, should his claims of faithfulness prove to be true. Thus is the awkward, awkward beauty of Web Therapy.
Has Fiona met her match in her newest client? Do you think Kip’s telling the truth and that his purchases were for a bachelor party? If Web Therapy is renewed for season two, what kind of clients would you like to see Fiona tackle?
The season finale of Web Therapy airs tonight at 11:00 on Showtime.