- Dec 3, 2008
Artie is so full of shit. It was funny to hear Robin hammering away by calling him a liar. Then Artie on TWUS saying he wasn't a liar and calling Robin names. Good stuff!
LOL No doubt.Shocking.
I also believe I said some time later that I doubted he was still attending therapy as he claimed. I don't even find Artie funny any longer...it's just sad and pathetic to see a guy in denial and on a course of ultimate self-destruction.LOL No doubt.
You called it at the last place - Artie needs to go away for treatment, not to some BS outpatient nonsense. The fact that he lied about attending OPT indicates he is not willing to take the steps needed to better himself.
The only way I see him going is if he ODs, or has a blowup with Howard, and enters a facility in order to keep his job.
The way they rag on him, either of these situations could easily happen.
I hate to disagree but I saw this coming from a mile away. I worked as a therapist for years...addicts lie. It becomes so pervasive in their addict lifestyle that they'll lie about everything.Actually it was kind of shocking. This is something he didn't need to lie about...not like lying about taking heroin. Howard - never one to push if someone was not ready to do therapy - was happy that he was going to therapy but would have moved right along if Artie had told him he was quitting when he quit.
The Wrap-Up Show was very satisfying. Gary was really upset. Artie was alternately contrite and without shame.....more of the shamelessness than the contrition. Ralph's back and forth with Artie was intense yet funny. Very interesting Artie today.