Olive Kitteridge is a no-nonsense high school math teacher who doesn't stand fools gladly and never hesitates to express an opinion, no matter how much hurt she might cause. She treats her husband Henry with indifference and is downright nasty to her son Christopher who can never please her. Henry is the local pharmacist and after his long-time assistant dies from a stroke he hires a quiet young woman, Denise Thibodeau, whose husband is also called Henry. The two Henrys go hunting with a third man but tragedy strikes. The only person Olive can seemingly be nice to is Kevin Coulson, whose mother Rachel suffers from bipolar disorder. Written by
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In the opening scene when olive is loading the revolver it appears that the primer on the cartridge has already been fired. This would render the ammunition useless. See more
Happy Valentine's Day, Olive!
Yeah, you too, Henry.
Written by John Farrar
Performed by Martha Wainwright See more