Tara returns to Showtime tonight at 10:30 est.
Toni Collette returns in United States of Tara after winning an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her first-season portrayal of Tara Gregson, a mom with dissociative identity disorder.
Season two begins with Tara seemingly having overcome her penchant for yielding her body to alternate personalities. A neighborhood tragedy, though, stirs up buried memories of childhood trauma and the “alters” start to return. A new one appears, too, who’ll share consciousness with Tara.
Partly in her absence, husband Max (John Corbett) gets immersed in a neighborhood investment (ignoring Tara’s reluctance) until it’s revealed that Tara’s alters are getting her in trouble and he begins to get exasperated. Her young teen son, Marshall (Keir Gilchrist), is exploring his sexuality and older teen daughter, Kate (Brie Larson), adopts an online fantasy persona, guided by exotic artist Lynda P. Frazier (guest star Viola Davis).