Transparent (2014–2019)
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When the Battle Is Over 

After a health scare, Maura confronts death and her relationship to her body. Sarah hopes to join the MidCity Temple board. Shelly plans a one woman show with Buzzy. Dissatisfied with their lives, Josh and Ali play married couple.


Silas Howard


Jill Soloway (created by), Jessi Klein | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Tambor ... Maura Pfefferman
Gaby Hoffmann ... Ali Pfefferman
Amy Landecker ... Sarah Pfefferman
Jay Duplass ... Josh Pfefferman
Kathryn Hahn ... Raquel Fein
Judith Light ... Shelly Pfefferman
Cherry Jones ... Leslie Mackinaw
Rob Huebel ... Len Novak
Anjelica Huston ... Vicki
Jenny O'Hara ... Bryna
Kobi Libii ... Duvid Ovadia
Richard Masur ... Buzzy Rackless
Alexandra Billings ... Davina
Ethan Sandler ... Barry
Nathan Fielder ... Seth


Despite her collapse being a seemingly minor issue and her resulting hospital stay hours instead of days or weeks, Maura is concerned, not so much for what caused the collapse, but that if something serious had truly happened, she would have died a sad woman who did not fulfill what she wanted in life. As a side issue, she has no idea what happened to Elizah who could very well still be at risk. Sarah, who has moved back in with Len while he still maintains a sexual relationship with his millennial girlfriend, takes the first step to volunteer for the Board at the synagogue, Rachel who states that the meeting with the other members is only a formality. It may be a formality except in the case of Sarah, who is open to an extreme about her life. Josh immerses himself back at work with the new company, with one of his underlings, Seth, a seeming younger version of himself, sort of. Ali begins her teaching assistant job under Leslie. While the professional and personal balance between ... Written by Huggo

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Short | Comedy | Drama







English | Hebrew

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.90 : 1
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Did You Know?


References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »


Touch Me in the Morning
Written by Ronald Miller and Michael Masser
Performed by Judith Light
[Shelly sings the opening refrain of the song after Buzz asks her if she sings]
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