Season 3 of United States of Tara premieres on Monday, March 28th at 10:30 p.m. PT/ET on Showtime. I have really fallen in love with the show (and, let's be honest, John Corbett) so I recommend that you tune in. What is this show about? What happened last season? What can you expect in the upcoming season? Read on for answers to all that and more.
Series Synopsis & Recap of Season 2-The series, created by Diablo Cody, revolves United States of Tara Seasons 1-3 DVD Box Set Tara Gregson (Toni Collette) and her family. Tara is an artist, sister, wife, and mother of two. She also suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder , or DID. This illness was brought on by a trauma and manifests itself in multiple alternate personalities. Each personality or “alter” represents an archetype of sorts: Alice, a perfectionist 50s homemaker; Buck, a rude and crude biker-dude; T, a promiscuous teen troublemaker; Gimme, an animalistic alter who personifies id; Dr. Shoshana Schoenbaum, a stereotypical 1970s feminist therapist from New York; and Chicken, a manifestation of Tara's five-year-old self. The latter two were not introduced until the second season. These various personalities get Tara into all kinds of trouble, in addition to providing a great deal of dark humor. Tara's husband Max (John Corbett) is loving and understanding, but as the series moves on he has a harder and harder time dealing with his wife's condition. The couple has two miraculously-not-annoying teenage children: Kate (Brie Larson) and Marshall (Keir Gilchrist). Also, Tara has a close but complicated relationship with her younger sister Charmaine (Rosemarie DeWitt).
At the end of the first season, Tara and Max learned that her condition was not caused by a rape during her high school years as she had supposed, but rather something earlier. With no leads on getting Underbelly Seasons 1-4 DVD Box Set the root of her condition, Tara went back on her meds and tried to make a good effort at dealing with her DID as is. At the start of the second season, Tara was doing well, having gone transition-free for months. She and her family dumped all the alters' clothes, and it seemed that maybe she was really healing. But then the Gregsons' next-door neighbor, Mr. Hubbard, committed suicide. In the wake of his death, Tara and Max were charged with looking after the Hubbard house. The gruesome death and the frozen-in-the-70s Hubbard house combined to affect Tara.
She began to have memories of her childhood, including a mysterious woman named Mimi. These memories sparked her to transition again. First, Buck broke loose, and carried on an affair with local bartender Pammy (Joey Lauren Adams). Then, in need of finding a new therapist, Tara read a book by Dr. Shoshana Schoenbaum. Tara then created a new alter based on Shoshana, which freaked out Max. In the past Max had always handled Tara's condition calmly and coolly, but True Blood Seasons 1-4 DVD Box Set stress began to take its toll over the second season, and he was pushed to the breaking point. He acted out by uncharacteristically beating up a co-worker, and having a one-night stand with Pammy.
Kate got her GED and then started hunting for a job. She ended up working for a debt collecting company, and in the service of that job she met the fascinating Lynda Frazier (Viola Davis), who would have a recurring role throughout the season. Working with Lynda, Kate created a viral video where she posed as Princess Valhalla Hawkwind. Through this venture Kate then got involved in an internet business wherein she helped guys get off in exchange for gifts. But this got old fast and soon she was ready to move on to the next phase in her life.
Meanwhile, Marshall officially came out as gay to his family and friends. However, his dislike of labels and hesitancy to let his sexuality define him then led him to experimentation with a girl named Courtney (Zosia Mamet). The two forged a dysfunctional relationship, and she doesn't take it well when he broke it off. Marshall then begab a more honest relationship with his friend Lionel (Michael Willett).
Meanwhile, Charmaine got engaged to her boyfriend Nick (Matthew Del Negro). However, when she then moves in with Tara to “re-virginate herself,” she ends up sleeping with old flame Neil (Patton Oswalt) and getting pregnant. At first she assumed that the child is Nick's, and then when she learned the truth, she lied about it. Eventually, however, Twin Peaks Seasons 1-2 DVD Box Set was forced to tell both the men in her life the truth. She ended up staying with Nick, who agreed to raise another man's child. At the wedding, however, he decided that he couldn't handle her crazy family and left her at the altar.
Also at the wedding, the truth came out about Tara's childhood trauma. It turns out that Tara and Charmaine had an older half-brother who molested them when they were young children. When their mother found out, she sent them to foster care (with one Mimi Parmeter), until the boy could be dealt with. This news shakes both Tara and Charmaine's worlds, and threatens to destroy their relationship with their parents.