Significant parts of True Tori Season 2 Episode 4, and the reality show in general, may be hilariously staged, but some true-to-life moments have shone through.
You just can't script some of this stuff ... for better or worse.
Would Tori Spelling and Mary Jo Eustace ever chit chat about Dean McDermott's respective affairs in such a manner if they weren't being paid to read cue cards?
Does anyone believe she decided to meet up with her own former spouse for any other reason than it would give her a storyline for this Lifetime train wreck?
Have you ever seen poorer acting than Tori's confessionals?
No, no and no. But if you watch True Tori online, you do see some striking moments of undeniable realness ... mostly from Dean, who just can't take it anymore.
Consider the fact that in the past several episodes:
- Tori recently met up with her ex, Charlie Shanian, for reasons unknown, then proceeded to gush about what a real and perfect man he is.
- She met up with HIS ex, Mary Jo Eustace, TWICE, for reasons equally unknown, then quasi-bonded with her over ... his affairs with both women.
- Tori has a breakdown every 30 seconds.
Dean quitting the show, or so he claims, is starting to make sense after watching this nonsense. Guy clearly has no idea what to do or think at this point.
He's become a pawn in the Tori Spelling reality TV machine, and it shows. For all he's done wrong, he's going legitimately crazy and can't hide it any longer.
Can these two people possibly salvage their marriage?
Is that even the best thing for them at this point?
We hope for the sake of their kids that they can make it work, and settle into a place where they both find peace, if that's still a possibility after all of this.
It's hard to see this show helping anyone, though.