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Episode 12: Michael M. & Randi

I’ve found references to this episode, but it is not listed on the Intervention Episode Guide and is not available on Netflix.  And as far as I know, it has not been re-run since it originally aired in July of 2005.  If anyone knows where I can find it, please let me know.

Synopsis (via tv.com): A wealthy family is in crisis and desperate to help Michael, a rage addict with a long history of violent behavior who has punched 24 holes in the walls of his father’s house in the past year. And a woman seeks help for her sister, a bulimic and crystal meth addict who was sexually abused as a child by her babysitter.


Categories: Bulimia, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Meth, Rage, Season 1


22 Responses to “Episode 12: Michael M. & Randi”

  1. I remember seeing this one..maybe try a torrent site? Michael was seriously scary!!

    Posted by liz | September 5, 2013, 11:03 pm
  2. Does anyone recall an episode about a guy that was in a band-maybe the girlfriend too?? I think it was one of the first episodes.

    Posted by JML | May 27, 2014, 6:17 pm
  3. This episode (and all 13 seasons) are now available on iTunes. Thanks so much for creating such a comprehensive and useful guide to the show!

    Posted by tito travels | August 23, 2014, 5:22 pm
  4. July 15, 2004 post Randi made on a thread on Intervention’s Facebook page:

    “Bobbi, my name is Randi Carrera and I was on the Intervention program 7 years ago. I have a life beyond my wildest dreams today. I still have to deal with life on life’s terms, but I don’t have to ever feel alone again. I have put a lot of energy into maintaining a strong beautiful recovery. This is a way of life for me now. You can go on line and find A.A. meetings in your area that you could attend. I will pray you will be given the gift of desperation, when you would rather die than to continue your misery. “We do recover, if we have the capacity to be rigorously honest.”



    Posted by Lady | March 29, 2015, 9:05 pm
  5. They have the full episode on the A&E website now

    Posted by Nikki | May 6, 2015, 7:55 am
  6. Yes please post a link!!!

    Posted by renee872 | May 10, 2015, 7:22 am
  7. I have searched continuously for this episode and it always come up as the same Michael that was smoking crack and beating up his dad and poor little brother . The description was of a wealthy family but this was no wealthy family and the guy was destroying the house with constantly throwing tantrums and putting holes in everything .The guy was one of the few addicts I honestly thought should have been in jail because of the violence he was inflicting on his younger weaker brother and was repulsed by .
    If they were two separate guys they were both named Michael and there are no pictures of or working links to a different Michael . The same Michael M is always shown . Did maybe his episode get put on two separate episodes ( I think a few of the first subjects ended up on early follow up episodes or their intervention ended up getting re-shown with a new subject like they did with the “gambler” missing from this site ). I just wondered because Michael is the one and only subject I can not find . I was glad they did an episode on Intermittent Explosive Disorder /Intermittent Rage Disorder because it is terrifying .

    Posted by marcy lily | June 29, 2016, 12:46 pm
  8. Has anyone seen this episode?

    Posted by Frank Summers | March 13, 2017, 8:29 am
  9. Here’s a forum post on the episode from 2005.


    It goes on for about 3 pages, but a lot of the stuff about Michael M. is the EXACT same stuff that was from the season 2 Michael.

    Posted by Frank | October 14, 2017, 12:27 am
  10. I asked about this episode on Ramoin’s channel and actually got a response from them:

    “If it exists, it’s not in the Internet. If it was I would know. Betsy’s episode wasn’t. Sorry for having to be so vague, but I can tell you this much: Randi’s footage was never edited into a broadcasting episode, but I doubt they deleted it. They never do. And don’t believe when A&E tells you that the only episodes that didn’t air were because the addict found out about the Intervention or because they knew it all along. There’s archived footage of several authentic episodes, starting from season 2 that “didn’t make it” because it was deemed either too boring, too derivative from previous episodes or too controvertial.”

    Randi supposedly contacted Dizzy years ago and claimed that the reason her episode never aired was because she found out about the intervention beforehand and agreed to go to treatment, thus the actual intervention never happened. Michael was subsequently bundled in with Adam and aired in Season 2 (this would explain why the timeline for his episode was a bit before Adam’s).

    I assume that this means Ramoin worked for the show in some capacity…

    Posted by Stefan | November 25, 2018, 3:41 pm
  11. Here’s a short of the original episode (Still looking for the full one) https://www.metacritic.com/tv/intervention/season-1/episode-12-michael-randi would be good to get separate pages for Michael M and Randi…

    Posted by Jeanette | July 24, 2019, 1:58 pm
    • I think that’s from a different episode. As mentioned above, Michael is generally believed to be the same Michael in the season 2 episode with Adam.

      Posted by Stefan | July 24, 2019, 2:05 pm
  12. I’m watching this on TV right now. If I would’ve seen this post before it came on I’d have recorded it 🙁

    Posted by David | October 24, 2019, 11:31 pm

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