In tonight's episode of the FX series "30 Days," a stressed-out workaholic goes the New Age route to try to mellow out and control his rage.
Tom, a salesman from New Jersey, gets hooked up with a life coach, attends a spring equinox ritual, a tribal dancing class, receives acupuncture (see the preview on the right) and a tantric intimacy workshop with his girlfriend, Misti. The 30 days of transformation all leads up to Tom's attempt at fire-walking over hot coals.
Watching Tom evolve over the month is interesting -- his attitude at the first ritual is skeptical, to say the least. But watching his girlfriend Misti come around is far more telling. After day one, Misti didn't even want a tarot card in her house. After day 16, Misti was worried about evil spirits and was nervous about her place in Tom's "new" life.
But as the positive affects of Tom's transformation became more and more obvious, Misti came around -- she met Tom's life coach and even took place in a ritual to bless her and Tom's new home.
To see the effects of the 30 days on Tom was one thing, but to see that effect through the woman who loves him was far more engrossing.
Check out Tom's "30 Days" journey on FX tonight at 10PM.