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This Life 208: Oliver faces his demons in “Destruction as Creation”

Last week on This Life, Oliver’s reckless behaviour reached its zenith as he burned his artwork and badly damaged his studio. In Sunday’s new episode, “Destruction as Creation,” his siblings try to help him face the repercussions of his hypomania. Meanwhile, Natalie is given conflicting medical opinions about her best treatment options, Caleb must deal with the harsh reality of his decisions over the summer, and Maggie tries to understand what she’s feeling for Raza.

Here’s a sneak peek of the episode.

Oliver’s family now knows he is bipolar
But is he ready to end his isolation and accept their love and support?

All is no longer quiet on the cancer front
Natalie’s partial remission put her cancer on the back burner for a couple of weeks, but now she must make a difficult choice regarding her treatment options.

Romy finally gets David’s attention
But the result is not quite what she was hoping for.

Caleb faces the music
With David back on the scene, Caleb took a much-needed break from being the man of the house. However, this week, he learns that backing away from his responsibilities comes with serious consequences—and a possible epiphany.

Maggie’s marriage to Raza takes another complicated turn
Maggie isn’t known for thinking things through, so expect her to deal with her burgeoning feelings for Raza with typical impulsivity. The bright side is that viewers get to enjoy Lauren Lee Smith and Torri Higginson at their sisterly best during a fun bar scene.

Emma takes things a step further with Miranda
Not gonna lie, I’m not sure how this will turn out.

This Life airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on CBC.

Image courtesy of CBC.

A.R. Wilson

A.R. Wilson

A.R. Wilson has been interviewing actors, writers and musicians for over 20 years. In addition to TV-Eh, her work has appeared in Curve, ROCKRGRL, Sound On Sight and Digital Journal. A native of Detroit, she grew up watching Mr. Dressup and The Friendly Giant on CBC, which led to a lifelong love of Canadian television. Her perpetual New Year's resolution is to become fluent in French.
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