Mary Jo Eustace, having just gotten to know Tori Spelling better than ever on Season 2 of Lifetime's True Tori, did not come away with the best impression, per se.
In fact, she paints a disturbing picture of Spelling's life behind closed doors.
“Sadly, now I actually know what goes on behind the scenes in their home and that is even more tragic than what makes it on camera,” Mary Jo tells In Touch.
Dean McDermott's former wife says bluntly, “Tori needs rehab more than him.”
Those of us who watch True Tori online know well what a mess their life is.
As for why Mary Jo would agree to be part of this reality TV spectacle?
"To rewrite the narrative that I was the older, bitter wife,” she says. “I wanted to show how we as a blended family could move forward and be civil and respectful.”
Mission sort of accomplished. At least Mary Jo came off remarkably civil.
Tori and/or Dean, on the other hand ... where to begin with those two?!
What she found most disturbing, Mary Jo Eustace says, was not Tori emasculating Dean, or Dean (in general), but their notoriously cluttered house.
“She needs serious help for the hoarding issue," she says, in reference to Spelling's obsessive saving of every single thing she's ever seen in her life.
"She even admitted her kids aren’t even fazed by her extended hospital stays anymore. And all their fighting in front of the children ... it’s all so dark.”
That it is, and their issues run much deeper than cheating and squabbling.
Tori’s crippling insecurity during daughter Hattie’s birthday party - obsessing over her mom Candy’s interaction with Mary Jo - was also hard to ignore.
“Tori came up to me in a panic and said, ‘What were you talking to my mother about? My mother takes all my friends.’ It was so incredibly sad and disconcerting"
“She needs counseling," Eustace believes, "to stop blaming her parents for her issues and take responsibility for the things that got her in this situation.”
Anyone who watched True Tori Season 2 Episode 8 won't be arguing.