Though an E-meter is absent from Kai's sessions, he does invite his participants to revisit notable moments in their lives, and to confront their demons. In "Election Night," he asks Winter a series of starkly personal questions: "What fills your heart with dread?" "What is your most humiliating experience?" "What's the most physical pain you've ever experienced?" "What's the most intense moment of pleasure you've ever had?" "Who was the last person that you wanted to kill?"
In this week's episode, "Neighbors from Hell," Kai pinky inducts Meadow Wilton (Leslie Grossman) by presenting her with a similarly invasive proposition: "Tell me what you're afraid of." (Which she answers with a sarcastic quip about the Real Housewives -- to Kai's chagrin.) He then questions her existence as a motherless 40-year-old married to a gay man, and spoon-feeds her what sounds like fairly reasonable -- if somewhat extreme -- advice: "Stop saying sorry. For anything. That makes you nothing. Everything is somebody else's fault from now on. Do you understand? You wanna be somebody, you wanna matter? Then you make the world wrong."