The Daria Episode
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Helen is being considered for Partner at her law firm, so she and
the family are sent to some sort of retreat (they call it a spa, which
excites Quinn until she finds out they don't have facials) that's
basically a psychological review for all of them. They have to send
in questionnaires before they go, and Daria gets some help from Jane,
who has set up a web-cam in her room.
"Read the warning label. Contains Tryptophane. Highly relaxing. Do not combine with high school." -- Daria ("Psycho Therapy")
Helen: Daria, can I make you breakfast?
Eric: We want to get a look at Helen Morgendorffer wearing
all three hats: wife, mother lawyer. And what we see may lead to hat
number four: partner.
Doctor: We analyzed your daughter's questionnaire, and...
well, we're a little concerned.
Doctor: Do you always talk to your computer?
"If I weren't stressed, I'd get stressed by everyone telling me I'm stressed!" -- Jake ("Psycho Therapy")
"Mom's resentful that she has to work so hard, which obscures her guild about actually wanting to work so hard. Dad's guilty about being less driven than mom, but thinks it's wrong to feel that way, so he hides behind a smokescreen of cluelessness. Quinn wears superficiality like a suite of armor, because she's afraid of looking inside and finding absolutely nothing. And I'm so defendant that I actively work to make people dislike me so I won't feel bad when they do. Can I go now?" -- Daria ("Psycho Therapy")
"Helen, we're talking about Jake now. We'll get to your control issues soon." -- Doctor ("Psycho Therapy")
Doctor: Actually, I think we need to wear each other's faces
for a while.
Helen: Everybody hates me.
Doctor: Quinn, what do you think about what just happened?
"And Quinn, well... I can't even think about what happened there, not right now." -- Helen ("Psycho Therapy")
Daria: I came to this stupid place and pretended to be well
adjusted, didn't I?
"That wasn't me, that was the milk talking." -- Jake ("Psycho Therapy")
Quinn: That's disgusting. Chocolate cake for breakfast?