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Episode 30: Betsy

Season 2, Episode 17

Betsy

Betsy
Age: 30’s?
Location: Undetermined
Addiction: Alcohol
What’s Memorable: This episode can’t be found anywhere, and most references to the episode have been removed. Odd. Anyway, I watched it years ago and couldn’t find it to re-watch for this directory, so I’ll just say what I do remember. The wine, the denial, the childish weakness, the shitty supposedly sober boyfriend that convinced her not to get help at the last minute.

Official synopsis: Betsy went through a devastating time when her marriage fell apart. She began drinking heavily to help the pain. Her family is trying to help her with no results. They finally give her an ultimatum. She either quits drinking or she will lose all of their support and she would be on her own.

Interventionist: Jeff
Original Air Date: August 2006

Categories: Alcohol, Jeff, Season 2

Discussion

21 Responses to “Episode 30: Betsy”

  1. I have been searching for years for an update on Betsy. Her episode has been missing for a very long time. The only update I’ve ever seen is this addition to Wikipedia: Betsy reluctantly agreed to go to treatment along with her boyfriend. However, once they got to the airport, they decided to return home to try and get sober on their own. Betsy tried to contact her family on several occasions, but they refused to talk to her. In June 2006, Betsy entered a treatment facility.

    Posted by Natalie | March 28, 2015, 11:50 pm
  2. The location is Annapolis, Maryland.

    Posted by Zack | May 13, 2015, 10:49 am
  3. I too have been looking for this episode. I lived next door to her then boyfriend when this episode was shot. My wife called me one day and said that there was a camera crew outside and I didn’t think much of it. When I was watching the show I saw my car then my house and things started to come together. He was a very odd person, Setting off fireworks late at night with his young son and then running into the house and hiding like a child. I have seen him a few times in Annapolis but not Betsy. So as far as I know he still lives around Annapolis.

    Posted by Matt | December 23, 2015, 10:11 am
  4. This episode is now streaming on a&e’s website

    Posted by Carson | January 1, 2016, 11:52 am
  5. Besty has to be one of the most in denial addicts I’ve ever seen on this show. I hope she was able to turn it all around.

    Posted by t.toro | January 1, 2016, 8:53 pm
  6. Where can I find this episode?

    Posted by Frank | September 16, 2016, 5:50 pm
  7. Just curious, how did you find a picture for her if you can’t find the episode?

    Posted by Frank | October 31, 2016, 2:57 pm
  8. She looks like Joni Mitchell.

    This is the only Intervention episode I’ve never seen. It doesn’t seem to be available on A&E’s website, YouTube, Hulu or anywhere else. I’m curious to know why A&E seems to have purged it from their archives.

    Posted by Janelle | October 31, 2016, 3:04 pm
    • Believe it or not, I found footage from the episode. Now I don’t know if this I can trust this website.

      http://search.alexanderstreet.com/preview/work/1796165?ssotoken=anonymous

      It shows the first 30 seconds. Apparently you have to sign in too see the whole thing. I don’t know if this is something that costs money. You can try if you want you. I can’t. I’ve never heard of this website before.

      With this being said, the only other episode I can’t find in Michael M. and Randi. Strangely enough, I’m pretty this is the same Michael that appeared in the Season 2 “Adam and Michael”.

      Posted by Frank | October 31, 2016, 8:29 pm
      • It’s speculated that Randi requested that her episode not air due to her finding out about the Intervention. The Michael from season 2 appears to be the same person indeed.

        If anyone can find Betsy’s episode I would LOVE to watch it.

        Posted by Stefan | May 7, 2018, 1:19 pm
  9. It was on the a&e site about 6 months ago. I watched it along with the Mike and Jenny episode. They didnt have the Michael and Randi on there tho. only had betsy, Jenni & mike on there for a short while before taking it off. IT was a good episode. I would keep checking on there because they may put it back on. Don’t know what the deal is with these few episodes as to why they can’t be found.

    Posted by Kristy | November 1, 2016, 1:16 pm
  10. Jeff was the interventionist for Betsys episode. I remember her boyfriend trying to talk her into not going at the airport at the end of the episode. I can’t remember if she didnt go or if she went and left immediately. I just remember no success. It was a good episode tho.

    Posted by Kristy | November 3, 2016, 7:27 am
  11. I want to see this

    Posted by Natasha Carriles | September 24, 2017, 3:58 pm
  12. I remember this episode because it was clear she had textbook Borderline Personality Disorder. She agreed to go as long as her boyfriend could go too then they got off the plane during a layover in Chicago (seriously producers? Book a non stop!) and decided not to go. She was extremely unpleasant but interesting to watch because of her PBD, everything was poor Betsy, constantly the victim. I would guess it’s not on any of the websites because she sued and somehow won. It’s too bad, I’d say it’s one of the 5 episodes that stand out to me the most.

    Posted by kittynyc | January 28, 2018, 1:01 pm
  13. Here is her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/betsy.bender.1

    I figured one of her parents had passed away and googled all their names. Her mom did http://kochfuneralhome.com/tribute-ajax/print-obituary.html?id=1432

    Posted by kittynyc | January 28, 2018, 1:27 pm

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