It’s been a while since A&E’s Intervention broke my heart, but last night’s episode (watch the full episode here) was pretty brutal. Bret was a raging alcoholic, who’d lost his wife, job and pretty much everything he’d ever loved. And his intervention was one of the most dramatic ever, with him storming off and refusing to go to treatment. He was finally coaxed into going (after his family threatened to have him hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation), that’s just the beginning of the drama.
At the end, the show tells us he was diagnosed with esophagial cancer while in rehab—and he fucking died! It was so shocking and yet poignant as his wife and kids came on camera to say how happy they were that even though he died, he died sober, and had made a major effort to be there for them again. Heartbreaking!