[PureTaboo] Charlotte Sins (Sex Addicts Anonymous: Relapse / 12.28.2021)
SCENE OPENS on Robert (Seth Gamble), as he sits in a modest office and writes in his recovery journal. He acknowledges that he abused his role as a counselor by using the program as a hunting ground to manipulate vulnerable women into sex. He has cleaned up his act since the fateful encounter that led to his dismissal. He knows what he did was wrong. But, he has since re-completed his steps. Another stint in rehab, regular sessions with a therapist, and a fresh start in a new city have helped him achieve almost two years of sobriety. Now he volunteers at a private treatment center as an intake counselor. A fellow counselor stops by Robert’s desk, telling him that his new intake has arrived. Robert takes a measured breath before asking if it is a voluntary commitment. Robert pops a piece of chewing gum into his mouth. This has become a little trick Robert has developed to cope during triggering conversations. The co-worker tells Robert that the patient is 19 years old and has elected to do the intake independently. Robert chews slowly for a moment, controlling his impulses, before telling the co-worker to show her in.