Tamar are you alright? Yes, Dr. Kessler I’m merely thinking about my long-term goals. that’s an excellent subject to consider what have you come up with? I want…stability. I want self-respect. And – I want love. everybody does, right? In the long term, Tamar, a relationship is a fantastic goal. But… before we can love someone else…truly, I mean in a way that respects their autonomy – we have to be able to love ourselves otherwise, love is difficult and we end up putting the object of our affections up on a pedestal, and… and using their love as a way to accept ourselves Is that really a bad thing? well if you rely on someone else to love yourself? it’s like putting a band-aid on a bullet wound and it lays a very unstable foundation for the relationship and if it ends, which… most do you have to be able to take care of yourself otherwise love can be very dangerous Linc? sorry you alright? um… I read your paper. Yes, I know I listened to your video blog thanks for the shoutout I thought you’d like that um… Ah, shit. you alright? you seem distracted Yeah, I’m distracted. Give me some goddamn space! You told me to commit So consider this me proposing, ok? I’m here, I’m engaged, I’m your bitch. Is that what talking to a therapist means to you? that you are…having to submit to me? yeah when the court orders me here! Well – the court sent you here because they want to help you I mean they had every right to throw the book at you whatever. No, Linc, listen – this is not punishment, okay? this is more like um, well, like a test one that I think you can pass or maybe I’m wrong am I wrong? No. Good. You had a hard time growing up. I know. I mean, 10/95, it was hardest on Inhumans of your generation who were…old enough to see what was going on, but you were too young to understand why and – you’re not alone Why do you think the majority of members of groups like Lycan Superior are in their late 20s and early 30s Who said anything about Lycan Superior? I mean, It’s just – an example My point is – the need to fight for clarity of who you are …of strength, of pushing against oppression those mean a lot to people of your generation I guess that’s true And your politics, Linc your politics are not rooted in violence I have listened to hours of your video blogs, and I mean, your politics are rooted in empathy! you’re angry because your people are being hurt are being killed I don’t want to go to jail, you said I didn’t have any long term plans that’s changed Good, let’s talk about that I met someone that’s nice to hear will you tell me about her? Or…him? No, you got it right the first time Um, is she a…Lycan? A Werewolf, like you? No actually that’s what messes with my head Wow, um – [laughs] Well that’s a big step In what direction? Well, hopefully one that’ll give you better coping mechanisms than starting barfights I guess that’s fair So why this young woman? Why now? Hell if I know. I mean…we’ve kind of been dancing around it for months. She got a medical condition, and you know – didn’t want to make any promises long term So we kept our distance Okay, well what changed? But I guess… and don’t take too much credit here because I still think you’re 90% full of shit and I know it’s empty platitudes But… I think it’s all this… self-analysis and thinking for the future crap you’ve been talking about is that such a bad thing? I’m likely gonna think short term keeps me from getting disappointed mmm. Well if there’s one thing that I can teach you, Linc, it’s that we can always be disappointed. true. So… what’s her name? so we can stop referring to her as she Clara. That’s a lovely name. Made me think about some of the shit I’ve gotten myself into like, uh like joining Lycan Superior Ah Yeah… and, uh… it’s just been a long time since I’ve looked more than…a month ahead of me I think I’m ready to change that …with her. and how does she feel? I don’t know I hope she feels the same way. and maybe… maybe I can convince her to.