T.V. Series Review: Hoarders Season 6

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Hoarders 6 Summary

Season 6, Episode 1: Debra/ Patty

A suburban Illinois woman compulsively hoards clothing for her husband and children, but her family is threatening to leave if drastic measures are not taken. In North Dakota, a woman has hoarded so many cardboard boxes that she was forced to sleep along with heaps of trash piled on top of a decaying mattress before eventually moving into a neighboring apartment already occupied by her son.

Season 6, Episode 2: Doug/ Ruth

Doug, a bachelor in West Melbourne, Florida, who suffered severe brain trauma and memory loss in an accident, hoards items he feels might trigger his memories. Ruth in St. Louis has turned her beautiful home into a shrine for the three members of her family who died there. She refuses to get rid of anything that belonged to them, and continually shops for more to fill her sorrow. She has a particular fear of using the shower stall where her youngest son committed suicide.

Season 6, Episode 3: Charles/ Alvin

Alvin’s hoarding in Kansas is so out of control that he’s been forced to put his TV and food cooler in his bathroom and spend his time there. To make matters worse, his frail mother has fallen in the hoard several times and is now confined to a wheelchair. Charles’ Bisbee, Arizona house is filled with thousands of the nude paintings he has done. His obsession with women and painting is so extreme that it’s destroyed his marriages and left his family worried that he may end up hurting himself.

Season 6, Episode 4: Shanna/ Lynda

Shanna owns the worst hoard in “Hoarders” history – a house in Bothell, Washington crammed floor to ceiling with bottles filled with human waste. Meanwhile, Lynda from Montrose, Colorado is hoarding stuff for the Armageddon. She believes she’s going to be raptured, and she wants to leave plenty of stuff behind for those who won’t be going to heaven with her.

Season 6, Episode 5: Joni/Millie

A Connecticut woman’s hoarding drove her two sons to turn to drugs to cope, and resulted in Child Protective Services taking her granddaughter away from her. She has a chance to stop the vicious cycle of loss she has inflicted on her family. Millie has agreed to more than one clean-up of her Michigan home, only to relapse and start hoarding again. Now her daughter, Chelsea, has given Millie an ultimatum – “Clean up or lose me forever.”

Season 6, Episode 6: Manuel/ Carla

Manuel was living in his hoarded house in San Antonio, Texas with his four grandchildren, ages 5, 6, 7, and 9. They were removed by Child Protective Services and Manuel won’t get them back unless he cleans up. Meanwhile, Carla in Oklahoma has had three failed marriages to men who cheated on her. As if to represent each husband, Carla has hoarded out three homes. Her family is trying to get her to at least clean out one of the houses so she can make a new start in life.

Season 6, Episode 7: Susan/ Micheal

Susan, from Tucson, Arizona, is addicted to buying and selling cars and electronics, but she never manages to sell much. Recently, when Susan was out looking for more stuff, someone broke into the house, bound and gagged her wheelchair-bound mother at gunpoint, and stole some of Susan’s hoard. Greenville, South Carolina resident Michael’s father was a Nazi SS member in Germany’s Third Reich who ruled his son with an iron fist, even tricking him to eat his own pet rabbit to “toughen him up.” Now Michael is a hoarder and he and his dog live in clutter.

Season 6, Episode 8: Terry/Adelle

Terry’s fridge in Hanover, Illinois is packed with dead cats, and she has another 50 live ones. Her son thinks her problems stem from her father dying of a heart attack in front of her when she was a small child, and she’s felt guilty ever since that she couldn’t save him. Meanwhile, decades of hoarding has left Adelle’s New Hampshire house in such shambles that she’s using a bucket for a bathroom and doing laundry in a kiddie pool in her backyard. But Adelle can’t see the filth or the damage her hoarding has done to her family.

Season 6, Episode 9: Lee & BG/Chris

A California couple has filled their million-dollar Victorian home with hoards of stuff and now are even competing to see who can bring in the most stuff. Chris has filled his house and eight storage units, also in California, with worthless junk that he gets for free. His situation is so dire that he’s gone without water and other basics just so he can continue to afford storage space for his garbage.

Season 6, Episode 10: Jan/Bebe

Jan is in denial about her hoarding. Now her Texas home is so filled with stuff that she must keep her refrigerator outside. Bebe was raised with servants and boarding schools, and her husband gave her everything she desired. But when her husband was murdered in the hallway of their Georgia home, her privileged life unraveled, and now her hoarding is so bad that she even steals stuff when she’s at church.

Season 6, Episode 11: Jeff/Merlene

A woman named Merlene once had it all—an international supermodel married to the son of the inventor of the Lear Jet. But her storybook life fell apart when she got divorced and now her Topanga, California is crammed to the ceiling with her dumpster dive finds. Jeff once had plenty of cash and women to fill his time. But it all came crashing down when he lost his shoe repair business, and he moved all the contents of the business into his home in Chattanooga, Tennessee and started hoarding construction supplies.

Season 6, Episode 12: Diana/Dolores

A woman who was a victim of abuse as a child, has developed hoarding so extreme that her daughter was forced to sleep in a recliner because the trash had overtaken her room. But now a neighbor has blown the whistle on the heap, and her Snyder, Oklahoma home could be condemned if she doesn’t clean up. Meanwhile, Dolores was once an antiques dealer with such a great eye for value that she even sold to Sotheby’s. But her buying got out of hand, and now she’s got a hoard that could catch on fire and burn her Upstate New York home down at any time.

Season 6, Episode 13: Fuzzie & Fredd/Nancy

Well into middle age, Fuzzie and Fredd are living like teenagers, work at a porn shop, and have stuffed their Ohio home with records, toys, comic books, ghoulish masks and mannequins. Fuzzie’s father works 10-hour days to support them, but now he’s fed up and giving them an ultimatum—clean up or get cut off. Nancy’s freezing, sludge-filled Seattle, Washington home is filled with empty dog food cans, heaps of dirty clothes, rat-chewed boxes, and cobwebs. Nancy’s niece, Michelle, is the only family member willing to help, but now she fears that Nancy will die in the hoard if something isn’t done soon.

Season 6, Episode 14: Where Are They Now?

Looking back on five of the most memorable hoarders years after they faced a crisis due to their hoard. Experts Dr. Robin Zasio, Matt Paxton, Dr. Suzanne Chabaud, Dorothy Breininger and Standolyn Robertson embark on a trip to find out the results of Constance-the chicken egg hoarder who received a new house; Shannon-the woman who lost her children to Child Protective Services due to the hoard; Kevin-the son of famous millionaire parents who had hoarded himself out of his Upper East Side NY apartment; Augustine-the woman who consistently chose her hoard over her children; and Ruth-a woman who buried the pain of the tragic losses of her husband and two sons by hoarding herself into the home.

Hoarders Season 6 Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I admit I have a weird obsession with this show. It is sad and painful but seeing the transformation is so brightening and encouraging. I honestly watch Hoarders to be inspired to clean when I don’t have the spoons. Even just a few things a day gets done.

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