Season 8 Episode 9
Location: Denver, Colorado
What’s Memorable: Knows he’s an alcoholic, doesn’t care, doesn’t want to stop. It’s unnerving really.
Update: Ryan passed away on December 14, 2014 of cirrhosis of the liver.
Official synopsis: A chef for 15 years, Ryan dreams of running a kitchen in a four-star restaurant. But alcoholism stands in his way. Ryan always felt like the black sheep of the family compared to his successful, police officer brother. His mother supplies him with alcohol so that he doesn’t go into withdrawal. But now the family feels that “it’s not if we lose him, but when.”
Original Air Date: August 2011