This week on Celebrity Rehab, we find out what Drew thinks about the whole food fight debacle, and we also learn that these people have very little respect for anyone or anything other than themselves (or we learn again, because it’s been obvious so far).
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We open on day 17 and the morning after the big food fight where everyone was ready to shit on the previous 16 days’ work. It’s like Jeff left and then just about everyone adopted his perspective. Thank god for that.
Shelly fills Drew in on what happened last night, the food fight, and we see a replay of it. At one point Seth ate cereal directly off of the table. He’s seriously got more psychological shit going on than just addiction because he’s terribly immature. Bob walked in while Shelly was describing it, and he should have an interesting perspective on it. Shelly says she doesn’t have the energy for it, and she’s exhausted. Probably one of the worst things about bringing in so many people all in the same stage of addiction at the same time is that this acting out bullshit is multiplied by at least a million times. Shelly is kind of a bitch, but I wouldn’t dare want her to be any nicer.
You’re frazzled, grouchy, and completely over it. And that’s why I love you.
Drew also says he’s tired of fighting for people they care about a great deal and having the disease thrown back in their face. He also says he doesn’t like bullshit and people arguing with treatment. Just do what you’re told. Hmm, have I heard that before? I mean, besides from state assigned treatment centers. He just says “Whatever, I’m disgusted, I’m done”
Bob says they could be proactive and only graduate the ones that have fulfilled the treatment goals. Drew says fuck you Bob, this is my show, my rules. He doesn’t really say anything resembling that at all, but he does say he’s done and disgusted. And I would like to echo his statement, and also add that I would like a drink. A stiff one.
Shelly walks out and calls people for group meeting, and some dawdle. She’s fed up, so she just brings the people who are ready and says she doesn’t really care. This is weird, because it seems like the attitudes of the addicts are affecting the workers, but because the workers seem so apathetic to it, no one’s attitude is going to change. And the addicts could care less about other people trying to help them. Seth strolls in and he’s either ready to accept responsibility or brush it off to go use.
Your guess is as good as mine.
Drew tells us that he has to tell the people how frustrated he is and he’s anxious about it. Then he gathers everyone and says that last night was a horrible sign for the recovery, so he’s going to show them their videos before they came into rehab. Mary is up first and she doesn’t want to watch it. She covers her face and looks on in horror.
Next is Jaimee. We see her smoking a lot, getting pissed off because she’s out of weed, followed by sitting around, eating and laughing. No black lights though…that we saw.
Then it’s Jessica’s turn. We see her drinking while she’s on whatever medications she’s on, and then we see her throwing it all back up. Luckily they caught it on camera, and the people watching don’t look too comfortable. The great thing about it is that her friends are totally enabling her too. Those are some great friends.
Now Seth. He pulls out a crackpipe and he says he’ll probably die on that hit. The dude he’s with says he couldn’t do that in front of a camera. There’s a lot of swearing, he compares himself to Keith Richards and also Jerry’s kids.
Couldn’t have put it better myself.
Then Drew stops tape. He says he’s scared, saddened, empty and done. Enjoy the rest of rehab everybody! Then he lays a small guilt trip on them that the professionals have made their recommendations, but he’s done trying to convince, and he’s done making the effort. He walks out. Shelly takes this extremely hard and she’s crying, as well as some of the other people.
Drew tells us he hated that, but it was tough love and hopefully they get it. But group isn’t over yet. Bob and Shelly are still there with everyone else. Bob rambles on about their brains being broken and they’re about to be on their own so they need to learn how to deal with it. Or something. Shelly tells everyone that she needs to leave the unit clean, and she doesn’t want to deal with any bullshit, so if she has to clean it she will, but it’s not her mess so she shouldn’t have to. She says she has no energy for bullshit, and she only has energy for people who want to stay sober and she doesn’t want to hear any bullshit.
Luckily Jessica got the message of that whole meeting. She says she doesn’t want to deal with Shelly’s shit because “I haven’t done nothing to her.” Except butcher the English language adopt a bitchy attitude the entire time, but I think those fit into “nothing”. Then we see shots of people cleaning, while Jaimee, Mary and Jessica all sit and smoke. They’re so far ahead of everyone else, they’re way past the ‘take responsibility and try to help others’ stage. Man, they didn’t even need rehab in the first place. They’re fine! They’ve convinced themselves, what more do we need?
Later Shelly asks for people’s phones, so Mary gets on the regular phone and calls Mr. Chow. Celebratory dinner! Yay sobriety! Shelly is baffled. As am I, there’s no way she’s getting in there. Then Ricco also is on his phone, kicks the door closed on Shelly, and then tries to calmly get off the phone. And he asks why little white women are always fucking with him all the time. With is the key word.
Excuse me, buster, but didn’t I just say I didn’t want any of your bullshit?
Shelly then tries to get everybody together to talk about transition, especially since some people are blowing at it. Mainly everyone not Chyna and Brigitte. Shelly says she’s seeing people spinning out with the pressure of going to sober living, and they’re on their telephones and texting. Specifically it’s made to look like Mary is texting during the speech. And then we see her smiling like she was called out on it. Doesn’t seem like texting has ever gotten her into a situation.
Shelly says everyone is a group that needs to work together through transition. Ricco gets angry about something about paying his bills, because he feels like he’s alone. Then Shelly says the statistics are that 1 in 10 people are successful. I think Shelly is just wasting her breath by talking to these people because they refuse to think anyone knows what they’re talking about.
Ricco is really having a situation with his girlfriend right now which is not making anything about sobriety easier for him. His girlfriend said that she hates being alone and she doesn’t really have any support. As she’s talking on his speaker phone he motions that he’s strangling the phone. What a hilarious joke! Seriously it sucks for Ricco.
Jessica talks about choices her mother made to do drugs (to Chyna and Brigitte), and she makes choices to do drugs also. She then condemns her mother for the choices she made that made her use, but she fails to see the connection between her doing drugs as well. Reasons don’t fucking matter, it’s the same drive. She chose to do it and you chose to do it, the reasons for choosing don’t make it better or worse. Have I mentioned I don’t really like Jessica? Because I don’t like Jessica.
It’s all Carrie Underwood’s fault.
Drew brings in some women who were in the same position as Jessica’s mom, and one of them actually looks similar to her mom, which actually works really well for this process. They ask what happened with Jessica’s mom, and she says that she thought it was a murder case but the cops just treated it like another dead prostitute. Jessica says she hates her mom and gives all of the reasons that she hates her. She also says she hates Drew for making her feel all of it.
They ask what she’d say to her mom now, and Drew tells Jessica to tell these women, tell the one who looks at her. Drew then tells her that since he has a limited time, he really wants to help her as much as possible so it may not be pleasant, but the fact that he’s got clarity on the situation means Jessica also has it. She nods, and you would think that just vocalizing these things would help her, or she’d at least realize that this is all designed to help.
Your ass would be wrong. She gets out of the room and calls her grandma. She’s just pissed off about it. She says they just did a stupid interview with two prostitutes and drug addicts to act like her mother. You know what, I think I’m going to trust the chick without the college education over the dude certified in addiction medicine. How is this chick just so thoroughly angry but unwilling to let go of it. It sounds like the talk with the grandmother is also helping her to move through it. She then tries to argue that because she hasn’t gotten forgiveness, she can’t get above it. Her grandma calls her out on her bullshit, and Jessica doesn’t seem to feel much better, still just sad. And I think she’s angry that she can’t get support for her anger, and she’s not really sure where else to direct it.
Let me help you.
Everyone hates Shelly, so Drew asks her to tell everyone her story. She said she’s recovering for 11 years, and she came in close to that state that Jeff came in as. She turned tricks for drugs, tried to kill herself in treatment, and she made it through. Jessica asks if she still thinks about it. Her response? “Not until you got here.” I wish she said that at least. She said she still thinks about it all the time, but she asked for help and she got help. She also said she had to learn to reach not for something outside of her but for strength from inside, which a few of these problem cases are refusing to do.
Mary says she liked Shelly’s story and Seth says that’s what they need more, kicking their ass. I’m sure Shelly would love that, dealing with their shit and their resentment towards her and acting as their mother.
Shelly then sits down Chyna since Chyna doesn’t think she has a problem. See? She really doesn’t have a problem, because she doesn’t think she has one. Shelly thinks Chyna uses pills because something is unmanageable, and Chyna sort of agrees I guess, but I don’t think she still really sees much of a problem with anything. Shelly says that if she keeps going with the pills and booze, she could just keep going and possibly find herself dead from what she’s taken. Chyna agrees, nods, stares blankly. I don’t think that’s Chyna’s look all the time, so she’s obviously still just not getting it.
Then she meets with Drew after that, and he also helps her see that the pills she uses are really the biggest problem that she needs to deal with. Chyna just nods, and Drew says she needs to stand up and be an addict. Chyna isn’t convinced. Drew says tough shit sweetheart, but if it looks like a duck and goes doctor shopping for pills, you’re an addict. Drew knows that Chyna still isn’t cured, but if she gets out of denial, which apparently isn’t just a river in Egypt, she may be able to take the necessary steps to continue on the road to recovery.
Time for another group session and it’s important that everyone knows sober living is necessary for everyone. Bob asks what Mary thought would happen in rehab and he tells her she’s easily influenced. And she defends herself. Bob says her acting out in rehab is nothing compared to the acting out she’ll experience when she goes home to her friends. She goes back to the food fight, and says she wouldn’t have really gotten involved. Gonna wunna shunna. You did it, take responsibility damnit. Shit. She says she doesn’t need Bob’s negative attitude towards her and he’s constantly negative. He’s just trying to break these people down and they’re really resilient to it. Probably another result of 3 weeks of treatment. But thank god it’s only that long because I can’t stand it.
Jessica is still angry about going to sober living, and she goes to have a cig and Seth is there. He asks why she’s so fucking pissy. She goes back to her “I have to pay my bills.” Then Seth asks what bills she has to pay, and she says she’s got bills. Very specific. She goes on to say her cell phone, and then gives some hypothetical bills that they may or may not have to pay. I have a hard time believe she’s actually ever had a job, or at least she doesn’t want a menial job, because it’s always about not living in California. She’s never been to sober living before, and she’s so pissed, even before going, about what she doesn’t even know about. I wonder what her defense mechanism is. Probably thinking about puppies.
Final day, I think, day 18. Drew calls a special group meeting because something he’d been working on came through. He says about 28 times that sober living is recommended, and he says he’s been given authority to give everyone sober living free for 3 months. They all share a small clap, and he tells them he doesn’t want an answer now, he wants it at graduation, and if they’re going, they go directly to sober living.
That last little part gives Jaimee a face like she’s just heard the worst news in her life: you’re no longer needed on Family Matters. Brigitte says she doesn’t understand, and I don’t understand what she doesn’t understand, because while I may not have been clear, Drew certainly was. Just to point out though, Chyna also doesn’t look too sure about this going directly to sober living thing. I can see why it bothers some people because they thought they were just going in for 3 weeks and then you add 3 months onto it immediately. I have a hard time committing to something for one month. Actually I can’t even commit to bathing regularly.
Ricco seems excited about it, which is great news considering he was just fighting with his girlfriend about her being alone. Maybe he’s just avoiding going back. Brigitte thinks it’s amazing though, and it seriously is an incredible opportunity and there’s no reason anyone without a family shouldn’t go do it. Unless they hate sobriety.
Jaimee is nervous about going, as evidenced by her confused/horrified face since she has to go straight to sober living. She needs time to say goodbye to everyone. It’s not like the rules are as strict in sober living. The purpose is so you’re surrounded but a support group with the same goals (sobriety) in mind. You still have meetings or whatever, but with 3 months free, you have no bills to worry about, so you can continue to work on sobriety. It’s actually much easier than normal people sober living environments. And some can’t even commit to that.
If only everyone could be as excited about it as Ricco and Brigitte seem to be. Seth seems like he’s accepted going to sober living, but then he says he’s not sure if he’s ready for it. That’s funny, because just last week he told Bob that he was going to sober living but he just hadn’t decided which one. He’s not actually going to go back on his word is he???
So that’s where the episode ended. Some people are gung-ho about sober living, some aren’t sure and some are against. It looks like next week it’s all sorted out and they also have the graduation ceremony. Does that mean it’s the end of the season? Because I’ve thought that about the past two episodes now. What did you think of the episode? Should Jessica be further along in the process of releasing some of her anger? Is there any way Jaimee goes to sober living? (There’s no fucking way.) Who do you think actually ends up in sober living, and would Jeff have gone if given the opportunity?