United States of Tara Season Finale

United States of Tara Season Finale

Posted by Dustin on 03.30.2009 at 7:32 pm

So I watched the season finale of “US of Tara” this weekend. It airs next Sunday on Showtime, but if you had digital cable you can get it now via Showtime on Demand.

STOP right here if you have not seen the show and don’t want spoilers!

So the season wrapped up fairly nicely, leaving a few cliff hangery questions. Marshal learned his boy love interest did exactly what his sister said he would, start dating girls. He also realized his mom and T were protecting him from getting hurt by the guy just as his sister said. Poor guy, hopefully he’ll be luckier in love next season.

Katie’s creepy boss got fired, but is still apparently stalking her and convinced they are destined to be together. Weirdo! This wasn’t resolved, so I bet we see him next season. Buck needs to kick some ass I think!

Charmaine is dating Mr. Perfect, but seems unhappy and unsatisfied with him, thinking maybe Neil is Mr. Right For Her. Neil being everything Mr. Perfect is not of course. I think Charmaine just can’t handle not being in some kind of messed up situation personally.

The main storyline of course was Tara’s confrontation/meeting with Trip, who was the guy that something happened with in boarding school, bringing her alters out and causing her to lose 6 months of time. All season long they had made it sound like Trip raped her. I was prepared for the opposite to come out, that it was Tara who raped him. Both accounts were basically wrong though. What happened was both Tara and Trip got drunk, and Trip admitted he did take advantage of her. However he didn’t really know her well, she was quiet, never the party type. When he called her T, that’s when the stuff hit the fan. It turned out T was the one he slept with. She came out and admitted she was in control that night, she did it with Trip and his friend Mike. She then claimed Mike and Trip did each other! Trip hurried his wife out the door at this point, we don’t know if T was just being raunchy or truthful.

What it came down to was the alters were already present when this night happened. The doctor said clearly they were there and this night brought them back out, but it was another trauma earlier in life that caused their presence to begin with. What could it be? I don’t know, but I have a feeling Charmaine does. She’s screwed up in her own way, and she never fully seemed to buy Tara’s alters at the beginning of the season. I think whatever happened to Tara, Charmaine was involved or a victim as well.




  1. I like your analysis of what might happen next and I like how clearly and succinctly you synopsized this last show. I really like this show. I am anxious to see what happens next.

    Comment by caladesta
    04.06.2009 at 5:32 pm
  2. I think her father is behind Tara’s troubled past. Did you notice her new alter singled out Dad during her parents visit? I can’t wait for the new season to start.

    Comment by Laura
    04.08.2009 at 10:58 am

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