'True Tori' Recap: Dean McDermott Reveals the Source of His Demons (VIDEO)

The latest episode of True Tori centers on whether Dean, who is still in the dog house for cheating on Tori, should return to Toronto ("the scene of the crime" as he wryly puts it) to film the second season of a food show he hosts, Chopped: Canada. Both parties have conflicting feelings about it. On the one hand, Dean isn't exactly Brad Pitt. The man needs a job. On the other, the last time he was in Toronto is what landed them in this whole mess.

Despite (or maybe because?) of that, Dean is clearly jonesing to head back to Toronto, probably seeing it as his last chance to have a career -- besides the horrific one Tori has carved out for him as star of a reality show focused on all his transgressions. But he's also wary of his own demons, and whether they will find him again once he's out from under Tori's yoke.

"There's no consequences to your actions," Tori gripes. "Despite your bad behavior, you keep working." Hello, Tori, did you just move to Hollywood? You know how it works for the dudes.

At their therapy session, Dr. Wexler asks Tori if she's scared Dean might cheat again if he goes to Toronto.

"Yeah," Tori says. "I'm scared a lot of things might happen."

Hoping to get some clarity on things, Tori and Dean head to a session with a Reiki practitioner -- sort of a half-therapy, half-massage thing.

The Reiki woman asks Dean why it is he keeps trying to sabotage his life -- "Why don't you believe you deserve it?" she asks, about having a good career and a loving wife and children.

"My Dad," he says. "It was never good enough, never."

This is the second major clue of the show that Dean's issues stem from his parents -- don't they always?! Earlier, he admitted that he often feels uncomfortable when Tori is sick, which she often is, because his mother was always sick. Dean apparently hasn't studied Freud -- Dean, don't you know you marry your mother?!

Taking Tori's advice that he has to be more "nurturing," Dean has a special map made for Tori that honors all of the places where the couple had special moments. Toronto, on the map, is where their daughter Stella was conceived -- not where Dean broke his vows. But he did that too, just in case you've forgotten.

It's difficult to tell what Dean's deal really is -- is he, as so many believe, simply a sociopathic narcissist who has agreed to work on his marriage so he doesn't lose his meal ticket?

Or is he truly a repentent man on the cusp of real emotional maturity who is battling deep emotional scars and is hell-bent on changing?

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I don't have answer anymore than Tori does. But fortunately for me I'm not married to Dean, so I don't need to figure it out. However, anyone who has been blindsided by a loved one's dark side can probably relate to what Tori is going through.

At the end of the day, however, and as recent paparazzi shots proved, Dean will head off to Toronto. Because Dean always gets what he wants, doesn't he?

Do you think should go to Toronto?

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nonmember avatar memnoch

What about on the map he shows where he had his affair with Tori whilst still married and in the process of adopting a baby daughter? Like this loser is going to change.

nonmember avatar wicked

Dean should fly off to Toronto, find another warm body, get caught and deny it. This is what will happen eventually because he hasn't had enough real therapy, has yet to voice remorse and isn't comfortable with Tori calling him out on his BS. I don't trust Dean. Tori doesn't trust her own feelings. I hope she makes him move out or files for seperation. Dean has not experienced his actual " bottom" as Tori has made it too easy for him to come back. Danger ahead!

nonmember avatar wicked

Dean should fly off to Toronto, find another warm body, get caught and deny it. This is what will happen eventually because he hasn't had enough real therapy, has yet to voice remorse and isn't comfortable with Tori calling him out on his BS. I don't trust Dean. Tori doesn't trust her own feelings. I hope she makes him move out or files for seperation. Dean has not experienced his actual " bottom" as Tori has made it too easy for him to come back. Danger ahead!

nonmember avatar sandy

I don't know--I actually think there may be some hope here. Tori is understandably angry at and mistrusting of Dean, especially because of his Toronto fling. If she can let him go, and he can go and walk the line, that would be a good starting point for repairing their marriage. Dean seems as if he really is starting to confront his deeply ingrained pain, which is a long, twisty, rough, unpleasant ride. If there is anything left between them, they should persevere a while longer: This just may be the time when things actually change.

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I'm speechless. Never have seen the show. I check in every now and then to see if either of them are still relevant. Seems like they are still playing emotional games with their audience, so I'm outa here.

nonmember avatar Tailisin

Good move, Dean! When in doubt blame your childhood.If you are uncomfortable sucking up and being doubted you might want to check out of the Spelling Hotel, cause brother there is no breakfast in bed in your remote future! Used Lizards that have " physical challenges" must have some symbolic meaning. Oh wait, your a really bad actor and your actual thinking is reserved for Deano's " lower brain".. OK, scratch the symbolism. Dude, face it, you have been " found out" and the Vegas odds? You just can't help.yourself and you are waaayyy too shallow to evolve and do you really want to listen yo Tori's feelings? Didn't think so!

nonmember avatar Icebag

Poor Tori. Please. What makes her think he won't do to her what he did with her?

nonmember avatar wicked

Tori & Dean, ~ sigh ~.. Has it comw down to who is the bigger dirt bag? OK, who is the bigger dirt bag in the dynamics of this famous cheating couple, Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie? Marriages that are solid are not in jeopardy. No, one can break up a marriage that isn't on some level already broken. Is Dean a sex addict that can not control himself? Is, Tori more into the Mommy role than the Wife role? The problem is that people fall into lust and expect the pink cloud of fresh love to continue. Instead of talking they begin to harbor resentments. Is Mary Jo better off without Dean? By her own accounts they had a pretty volatile marriage. Now, she is a writer. Why she is still dwelling on her divorce after almost 9 years is rather unhealthy. Dean isn't a prize nor is he a trustworthy man. However, he seems to be the better or rather a more hands on parent than Tori. Even if Tori & Dean didn't meet and have an affair, I am guessing their first marriages would have ended. That being said, who knows? We don't even know if we are being " Punked" by a Reality TV Career Move of epic proportions..If, we are well.played.

nonmember avatar A

Tori should be ashamed of herself putting this on TV. Check Radar out. Dean only goes to Toronto for a week not 2 months.

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