MONDO EXTRAS

You Down With OCD?

by Wing Chun January 10, 2006
Intervention: “Gabe And Vanessa”

"Next!" screams Gabe. Jeff: "That's all." "NEXT," shrieks Gabe, "ON YOUR AGENDA TO RUIN MY LIFE! WHAT ELSE?" "Pick," Jeff replies smoothly. "No, you've ruined your life," Irv observes. But Gabe is more interested in making a scene than in listening to the answers to his own questions: "What else do you have in your ARSENAL? What else do you have?" "Just your choice," says Jeff. It's dark out; I think Jeff has figured out that Gabe is prolonging this because he doesn't care whether he gets good or bad attention, and that he is neither going to leave nor kill himself, and Jeff can see imaginary calendar pages flying through the air and there is just no end in sight. "What else?" Gabe demands. "That's enough," Jeff tells him. Gabe looks as though he wasn't expecting that, and sarcastically says, "Oh. But there's something more that's been concealed from me. Just like everything's been concealed from me!" Jeff wants to punch Gabe so bad: "That's enough. You have enough information to make your choice." "Leave my cell phone," says Irv. "And leave my shirt, and my socks," says Joe. HA HA! Gabe clenches the phone in his hands, and then makes a call as Jeff tells him, "We will respect you doing your life." Laurie: "Gabe, it's over. We can't live in this nightmare world anymore." She says that they all want him to get help. Gabe, apparently getting no answer, puts the phone back on his belt and kind of feints like he's going to hit his mother as he snaps, "I hope you --" Laurie flinches in alarm as Gabe repeats, "I hope you both get exactly what you deserve!" You out of their lives is what they deserve, punk. "I think we have," says Irv quietly. I agree...not for the same reasons you do.

Vanessa packs as her friends, and Dr. Fields, look at all the booty stacked up around the apartment. Dr. Fields says that this is the evidence of all the shit the girls didn't know about: "This is where the down payment of the house went."

Gabe looks like he's been sucker-punched as Jeff prompts, "Gabe. Gabe!" "WHAT?!" Gabe screams back. "Fix it," Jeff says simply. Everyone stares about. Adam: "Leave!" Joe: "Just...go." "No!" Gabe yells, because he has no options and knows it. "Fix it," says Jeff again. "No, YOU should go," Gabe screams at Joe.

Vanessa hands over several prescription bottles to Dr. Fields, who asks if that's all her medication. "Flonase and birth control," says Vanessa. Dr. Fields tells her to hand that over as well -- "better safe than sorry." Isn't "better safe than sorry" why she would keep the birth control? And what the hell kind of trouble do they think she's going to get into with freaking Flonase? What's next, they think she'll get all jacked up on cough drops?

Laurie tells Gabe that his life is out of control, and Jeff corrects her to say that Gabe will gain control over his life again by agreeing to go to rehab. Gabe loses it (again, some more): "But WHEN are these ISSUES going to be DEALT WITH? And HOW?!" The chyron explains, "Gabe wants his parents to cover his $2300 overdraft." It's incredible, but -- for the forty-ninth time -- his parents made him this way. Jeff: "You have to trust these guys to figure out how to either solve that or put it off until you can solve it with the tools you need to solve it!" Gabe whines that he needs to be in the bank to close the account. (What?) "Every day, fees pile up! I CAN'T DO THAT!!!!" Jeff says that if he explains that at the treatment centre, they'll tell him how to address it from rehab. Gabe -- maybe finally catching his snap -- is silent, at last.

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You Down With OCD?

by Wing Chun January 10, 2006
Intervention: “Gabe And Vanessa”

"Next!" screams Gabe. Jeff: "That's all." "NEXT," shrieks Gabe, "ON YOUR AGENDA TO RUIN MY LIFE! WHAT ELSE?" "Pick," Jeff replies smoothly. "No, you've ruined your life," Irv observes. But Gabe is more interested in making a scene than in listening to the answers to his own questions: "What else do you have in your ARSENAL? What else do you have?" "Just your choice," says Jeff. It's dark out; I think Jeff has figured out that Gabe is prolonging this because he doesn't care whether he gets good or bad attention, and that he is neither going to leave nor kill himself, and Jeff can see imaginary calendar pages flying through the air and there is just no end in sight. "What else?" Gabe demands. "That's enough," Jeff tells him. Gabe looks as though he wasn't expecting that, and sarcastically says, "Oh. But there's something more that's been concealed from me. Just like everything's been concealed from me!" Jeff wants to punch Gabe so bad: "That's enough. You have enough information to make your choice." "Leave my cell phone," says Irv. "And leave my shirt, and my socks," says Joe. HA HA! Gabe clenches the phone in his hands, and then makes a call as Jeff tells him, "We will respect you doing your life." Laurie: "Gabe, it's over. We can't live in this nightmare world anymore." She says that they all want him to get help. Gabe, apparently getting no answer, puts the phone back on his belt and kind of feints like he's going to hit his mother as he snaps, "I hope you --" Laurie flinches in alarm as Gabe repeats, "I hope you both get exactly what you deserve!" You out of their lives is what they deserve, punk. "I think we have," says Irv quietly. I agree...not for the same reasons you do.

Vanessa packs as her friends, and Dr. Fields, look at all the booty stacked up around the apartment. Dr. Fields says that this is the evidence of all the shit the girls didn't know about: "This is where the down payment of the house went."

Gabe looks like he's been sucker-punched as Jeff prompts, "Gabe. Gabe!" "WHAT?!" Gabe screams back. "Fix it," Jeff says simply. Everyone stares about. Adam: "Leave!" Joe: "Just...go." "No!" Gabe yells, because he has no options and knows it. "Fix it," says Jeff again. "No, YOU should go," Gabe screams at Joe.

Vanessa hands over several prescription bottles to Dr. Fields, who asks if that's all her medication. "Flonase and birth control," says Vanessa. Dr. Fields tells her to hand that over as well -- "better safe than sorry." Isn't "better safe than sorry" why she would keep the birth control? And what the hell kind of trouble do they think she's going to get into with freaking Flonase? What's next, they think she'll get all jacked up on cough drops?

Laurie tells Gabe that his life is out of control, and Jeff corrects her to say that Gabe will gain control over his life again by agreeing to go to rehab. Gabe loses it (again, some more): "But WHEN are these ISSUES going to be DEALT WITH? And HOW?!" The chyron explains, "Gabe wants his parents to cover his $2300 overdraft." It's incredible, but -- for the forty-ninth time -- his parents made him this way. Jeff: "You have to trust these guys to figure out how to either solve that or put it off until you can solve it with the tools you need to solve it!" Gabe whines that he needs to be in the bank to close the account. (What?) "Every day, fees pile up! I CAN'T DO THAT!!!!" Jeff says that if he explains that at the treatment centre, they'll tell him how to address it from rehab. Gabe -- maybe finally catching his snap -- is silent, at last.

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