Dr. Drew reunites the patients and their families at Pasadena City Hall to discuss the importance loved ones play in the recovery process. Watch the full episode.
i was so proud of jeremy's mother and sister calling the cops!!!
No wonder these people are screwed up, most of the family members are as well. These people have no good stable support system outside of the facility.
Jeremy's words to immature grand pa (who pretends to care for his wife Amy) " I'm comfortable w/ my truth and I pray you get comfortable w/ yours." Nicely said Jeremy! Mad Props to Jeremy!
Amy Fisher's boyfriend is a coward and a phoney. who could let thier girlfriend do porn? He doesn't love her, what he loves is the few dollars she makes from her porn movies. He's a cowardly little girl, and he disgusts me. He's a big tough guy when he knows his big mouth won't be persued on the show, but he wouldn't dare say anything when the cameras aren't there, when the other guy might fight back. then he hides behind amy.
Amy Fisher was a poor â€śactressâ€ť then (1992) and she is a poor actress NOW. She is unbearable to watch, dissolving into copious crocodile tears dripping with eye make-up, everything about her very favourite topic: Herself the Put-Upon, Hounded, Helpless Victim. I understand addiction is part of the issue of â€śme-me-meâ€ť, but Amy, far from being the victimized innocent, has been pushing buttons since the *moment* she identified someone who would react the most vociferouslyâ€“ Steven Adler. Adler is by no means level-headed; heâ€™s a drunk and an addict, but he admits it and self-identifies. Not Amy. Sheâ€™s playing games and playing to the cameras from the word: GO. The only things missing are her taking her clothes off, someone willing to have sex with her for money and the bwam-chikka-bwam-bwam music.
Her arguments are all circular â€“ she cannot escape her past, she is â€śforcedâ€ť into porn because she â€ścannotâ€ť have a â€ťnormalâ€ť jobâ€¦ does anyone truly believe that such an attention-junkie COULD be content to be Suzy Homemaker and Jane Doe Regular Job? She could easily be â€śElizabeth [her middle name] Bellara [married surname]â€ť and no one would know. But then, sheâ€™d have to grow up, accept she cannot have the wild lifestyle and notoriety that the name â€śAmy Fisherâ€ť â€“ fairly or unfairly â€“ connotes, nor the porn career can provide.
Jeremyâ€™s mother and sisterâ€™s comments were flippant, but NOT â€ścuteâ€ť nor â€śaffectionateâ€ť. They were unkind jabs â€“ almost as if the sister felt insecure and needed to bring up an obviously taboo subject to bolster her own sense of superiority â€“ but worth no more than withering, icy â€ślooksâ€ť in response. If Amy were the â€śladyâ€ť she weeps she wants to be, and for everyone to treat her as, she would have quietly rose from the table and relocated.
When her drawn-out departure from the table does not draw enough of a response, Lou Bellara glowers and goes into his â€śroleâ€ť. Jeremyâ€™s sister does her own bad acting with a gulping, attention-and-sympathy-getting "anxiety attack". (Bottom line, Jeremyâ€™s sisterâ€™s comment WAS out of line.) Even after the situation COULD have been long defused, BAD ACTING on ALL sides continue it. Not to be outdone, Amy springs into action so that attention might not be focused on *anyone* BUT her while Lou, himself a camera hog, continues to loudly insult and antagonize Jeremy, obviously hoping for, at the very least, a brawl. Though there is security on-site, Jeremyâ€™s mother rushes off to â€śadviseâ€ť the sister, her head in a bag, to call the police as Lou continues to bellow threats (though both Lou and Amy hold court as sympathetic fellow rehabbers cluster around to cluck, coo and try to calm. Amy, particularly, is a bottomless pit of demand for attention.)
Jeremy's mother's sliding off to have the sister call the police is yet another attention-getting act of escalation, as it begs the question why the mother asks the allegedly nearly-hysterical sister to call, and not do so herself, or at least advise Dr. Drew of the allegedly imperative â€śneedâ€ť - the person *being* threatened, Jeremy, is calmly eating a salad.
This all leaves Dr. Drew, who IS obviously aware of the situation AND trying to defuse it at Ground Zero for the Dance of the Dueling Drama Queens, and thereâ€™s a *crowd* of them demanding center stage.
Sorry, folks, Steven Adler might be a few tomato chunks short of a taco, but I see his point: everyone has their own baggage, their own pain, their own issues and addictions, but they're there to WORK. Part of their rehab set-up is to work TOGETHER, and Amy is playing games, pushing buttons and stealing focus from the very beginning. She's not there for rehab, it's an AUDITION.
i agree, but she also uses her name to promote her xxx video's, which is such a contradiction to what she "wants", which is to be anonymous in a way so people don't associate her "name" & what she did, to who she is now. it was a very clever buisness move but not so great for what she wants in her normal life.
Sean Young seems like such a wise, old soul. I wish you the best in your recovery and your future sweetie!
I have one huge piece of advice for Amy Fisher...CHANGE YOUR NAME! This is a simple thing and will make her anonymous! I would not have known who she was if I had not seen her on this show. I could have easily walked right by her and just thought she was another girl who chose to have way to many collagen injections and now looks like a blow fish!
I despise Amy Fisher. I like this show, but can't watch anymore this season. She cries non stop. It is so phony!! We all thought that we were over her when she went to jail!! She refuses to take any responsibility for her actions way back when. She had extensive plastic surgery to change her face. I think, when se was on the Howard Stern show (for the ten minutes she stayed for: Mary Jo's daughter called in so she left) she said she had hoped that the plastic surgery would help her to NOT look like herself. She married that bulldog of a look-alike Joey, except uglier. He got her into porn-what, doesn't he work? She HAS to do porn? And now, if a comment is made referring to the shooting or anything else, she cries and calls her bulldog for backup. Give me a break. She knows that the only reason anyone listens to her, interviews her, etc. is because of what she did and the porn she is doing now. I don't think peopler want to interview her for her opinions on foreign affairs!! She needs to disappear and let the others get the therapy they are willing to get. Stop crying, pack, and get the hell out!!
she is disgusting and she should disappear.
@ Sharon I agree with you to a certain point. Amy served her time but now she is dealing with the court of public opinion. No, I wouldnt want to be continually judged for a mistake that I made at 16 but most 16 year olds do not have relationships with married men and then attempt to kill their wife. MJB should have died, she was shot in the face!! Most teenagers are not attempted killers and in addition, Amy takes on this victim attitude. I remember this as if it was yesterday as I was living in NY when this happened. IMO, her biggest issue is that she acts like a victim and then makes statements like why are people so mean...duuuhhhh ...YOU attempted to kill somebody, that is beyond mean. Some of the statements have been mean but its like she dont get why its happening to her??!!
Really, she makes that inappropiate statement then has a panic attack and starts crying? That statement was not innocent. But Amy F. and her husband will have to learn how to deal with incidences like this and I think his initial statement of 'it was hurtful' at the table is where it should have ended it, then kindly get up and leave. Her husband escalated the entire incident. Amy has got to stop playing the victim. What she did was horrible and Mary Jo Buttafucoe has the scars on her face to prove it. So she better man up and get use to it and find a better way to deal with it. Yes, she paid her debt to society, but sometimes the court of public opinion can be much worse.
i agree with calling the police on amy's husband. if he doesn't want to hear people commenting on the fact that his wife shot someone in the face he shouldn't have married someone who shot someone in the face, and threatening violence because you don't like something someone has said is psycho. if you're going to threaten violence you have to consider that authorities may be brought in...
jeremy's sister's comment was not an innocent joke, but it was a legitimate comment.
why would jeremys mom tell the sister who is HAVING A PANIC ATTACK to "call the police he is making death threats"... wouldnt that get her in more of a panic??? duh
Yeah she shot a woman. 19 years ago. Guess what? Mary Jo got over it. Why cant you?? She has paid her debt to society and hasnt harmed anyone since. Who are you to judge?? You're wrong, people who realize they arent perfect care when they see someone cry for being picked on as a woman for something she did when she was a child.
So nice to see someone with a mind and a heart one here. Nobody has the right to judge this woman. I'm seeing an awful lot of pedestals in these comments, and its disgusting and ignorant. I think you have some great advice!
Why do you think she deserves it? Because of something she did nearly 20 years ago when she was a child?? The justice system punished her, and she did her time. She paid her debt to society, so leave her alone! What harm has she inflicted on anyone since being released from prison? Yes, she did something horrible, I am not disputing that. But she is a human being, and seeing as she obviously learned her lesson, I think that, like most people, she deserves a 2nd chance at a normal life. Nobody is perfect. How would you feel if you had to spend your entire life being ridiculed for a mistake you made a lifetime ago? Hell, Mary Jo forgave her! Yet people who don't even know her still care about this when it really is none of their business.
It wasn't a funny joke, it was in very bad taste. Not to mention that the last time it would have been a relevant joke was in the 1990s.
I do think that Michael was right to suggest that when the public has a negative perception of you, at some point it really is best to let their ignorant comments roll off your back. A part of me thinks that Amy should learn to be much stronger, and another part of me really can't blame her for how she is. I try to consider how I would feel if I I were still being judged for something I did at age 16, knowing that today, in my 30s, I am a complete and total different woman.
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Hmmm, I think it's Black Sabbath.