This episode was less vile than most of the earlier ones. There was no manufactured drame...just sort of real. Tom had to go to court in Bakersfield to face an old charge. His probation was continued since he had all his papers about his residency in rehab. The judge did warn him that any other problem and he would face more jail time. With the assault charges we read about coming after the show ended, he might be in trouble. Dennis met with his mother whom he has not seen for 7 years and it was quite well done. He intimated that he turned his back on her because he felt she wanted money. She apparently raised him alone and she said that he told he that when he made it big, he would take care of her DUH>>>it is your mother Dennis who raised you by herself. Most normal people with success make sure the first thing they do is buy their parent(s) a house when they get some major money.