MONDO EXTRAS

You Down With OCD?

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

Vanessa leaves the apartment.

Laurie hugs a reluctant Gabe.

Vanessa tries not to cry as she's led to a car. Tonight, she's checking into a hospital very close to her apartment.

Gabe gets on the plane, heading for his rehab centre in South Carolina. First Strom Thurmond, and now this. Y'all have really suffered a lot.

Vanessa gets out of the car at the hospital and hugs Laura.

Gabe is met at the airport by a dude from the rehab centre, which specializes in gambling addiction. A dude tells us that most of their clients arrive there as a result of interventions, some quite angry. He says that it doesn't matter why someone comes to rehab, it matters why they stay, because no one lasts long in recovery if they're doing it for the sake of someone else.

Vanessa cries some more as she enters her hospital. BSOSF: "After one month Vanessa's insurance company told her she was well enough to go home." Well, they would know. Shut up, America. "She has just received a $45,000 talent residual check." From three seasons on ER in which she had like four lines per episode? I am so in the wrong line of work. ["They syndicate the shit out of that show, at least in the States." -- Sars] "Vanessa is trying not to shop." Well...yeah. Sigh.

"Gabe checked himself out of his rehab center after three weeks. His therapists wanted him to stay longer. He is living with friends in L.A. Gabe says he has not gambled." First of all, Black Screen? I note your word choice, and I applaud you. And second, Gabe has friends who'll put up with his broke ass? I would have liked to have seen evidence of that.

But wait! There's more! A few months after this aired, Intervention did a follow-up on several of the addicts they'd featured in the past, including Gabe. Here's what apparently happened to him after he was on the show.

While somewhat foreboding music plays, Gabe tells us that he feels better than he did a year and a half ago. Unfortunately, he still looks the same, which is to say, like Kristy McNichol. Actually, he looks even girlier now, since his hair's grown out and fluffy. He kind of looks like my sixth-grade class photo. He feels ashamed of the person that he was and the things that he did, as well he should, which segues to a highlight reel of his episode, which...you just read.

"Gabe now," reads the screen. Gabe sits in a typically antiseptic L.A. apartment, watches his episode of Intervention on a large TV (the part where he carjacks his mom), and cries. He interviews that he's ashamed of the "heartache" (to say nothing of the credit rating ache) he caused his parents. He claims to have seen the kind of damage he could do if he continued on the path he was on before, but that he thinks he's changed.

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You Down With OCD?

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

Vanessa leaves the apartment.

Laurie hugs a reluctant Gabe.

Vanessa tries not to cry as she's led to a car. Tonight, she's checking into a hospital very close to her apartment.

Gabe gets on the plane, heading for his rehab centre in South Carolina. First Strom Thurmond, and now this. Y'all have really suffered a lot.

Vanessa gets out of the car at the hospital and hugs Laura.

Gabe is met at the airport by a dude from the rehab centre, which specializes in gambling addiction. A dude tells us that most of their clients arrive there as a result of interventions, some quite angry. He says that it doesn't matter why someone comes to rehab, it matters why they stay, because no one lasts long in recovery if they're doing it for the sake of someone else.

Vanessa cries some more as she enters her hospital. BSOSF: "After one month Vanessa's insurance company told her she was well enough to go home." Well, they would know. Shut up, America. "She has just received a $45,000 talent residual check." From three seasons on ER in which she had like four lines per episode? I am so in the wrong line of work. ["They syndicate the shit out of that show, at least in the States." -- Sars] "Vanessa is trying not to shop." Well...yeah. Sigh.

"Gabe checked himself out of his rehab center after three weeks. His therapists wanted him to stay longer. He is living with friends in L.A. Gabe says he has not gambled." First of all, Black Screen? I note your word choice, and I applaud you. And second, Gabe has friends who'll put up with his broke ass? I would have liked to have seen evidence of that.

But wait! There's more! A few months after this aired, Intervention did a follow-up on several of the addicts they'd featured in the past, including Gabe. Here's what apparently happened to him after he was on the show.

While somewhat foreboding music plays, Gabe tells us that he feels better than he did a year and a half ago. Unfortunately, he still looks the same, which is to say, like Kristy McNichol. Actually, he looks even girlier now, since his hair's grown out and fluffy. He kind of looks like my sixth-grade class photo. He feels ashamed of the person that he was and the things that he did, as well he should, which segues to a highlight reel of his episode, which...you just read.

"Gabe now," reads the screen. Gabe sits in a typically antiseptic L.A. apartment, watches his episode of Intervention on a large TV (the part where he carjacks his mom), and cries. He interviews that he's ashamed of the "heartache" (to say nothing of the credit rating ache) he caused his parents. He claims to have seen the kind of damage he could do if he continued on the path he was on before, but that he thinks he's changed.

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