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Panic in the Control Room

Season 5, Episode 8
Aired 7.29.16

Couples take on their own worst enemy, themselves! Michelle breaks down when she faces infidelity. A Tara meltdown sparks chaos. Show Full Recap

Dean is finally released from the “prison of forgiveness” where he was forced to face his fear of being alone as punishment for not cooperating in the last exercise. While the house sleeps, Dean returns to find a stumbling Tara in the kitchen stirring up trouble. With only two more days left of Boot Camp, day eight turns its focus on self-acceptance, but the house can’t accept Tara’s inability to participate in the Boot Camp process. While the stars had to face their enemies the day before, today they confront their worst enemy--themselves! The couples must write all the things they hate about themselves on a canvas. Unbeknownst to the couples, the canvas is actually a t-shirt, exposing their inner demons for all to see. With a bat, each person attacks those demons by beating a dummy wearing t-shirts that portray the self-hate that has been detrimental to their relationships. Michelle breaks down when letting go of her self-hate for cheating on her ex-husband, while Dean has a major breakthrough. Once again, Tara conjures up excuses and continues to hold back from the process. Later, the couples try to unwind but Tara gets wound up when Dean tries to steal the spotlight. Tara suddenly goes missing, sending Dean on a wild goose chase to find her. Meanwhile, chaos erupts behind the scenes as Tara bursts into the control room and makes a move no one saw coming…The couples are called outside to a huge fire where they face their partner wearing the t-shirts covered in the words of self-hate. It’s time to let them burn! The couples are shocked to see what their partners hate about themselves when they throw their t-shirts into the blazing fire. The more willing the couples are to embrace their imperfections, the more they will be able to embrace their partner’s flaws! After another hard day at boot camp, the drama ignites as Tara continues her downward spiral of self-destruction…


Executive Producers

Adam Reed

Adam Freeman

Leslie Greif

Erin Richards

Co - Executive Producer

Antonia Mattia


Elizabeth Carroll

Jim Carroll

The Marriage Boot Camp seminars created by

Jim Carroll

Executive in Charge of Production

Joanne Rubino

Supervising Producer

Natalie Gecht

Digital Content Producer

Jeff Sutphen

Production Supervisor

John Kalning

Director of Production

Ayelet Bick

Field Director

Lance Jeffrey

Assistant Director

Sean P. Galvin

2nd AD

Eric Sheehan

Talent Wranglers

Mikey Mapile

Elizabeth Alba

David Rathmell

Talent Wrangler Jr.

Britney Bretzman

Line Producer

Tara Gentile

Production Managers

Claudine Said

Bronwen Evans

Production Coordinators

Ashley Hudson

Eric Mentis

Associate Producer

Aram Gumusyan

Kirstie Turney

Director of Photography

Hugo Orellana

Camera Operators

Armando Valez

Carlos Carmona

Andrew Baxter

Erik Hamilton

Ian Benham

Jonathan Wenstrup

Dawn Fleischman

Denise Borders

Camera Assistants

Joey Colclough

Kerry Clemens

Tony Mehlhaff

Vic Smith

Andrew Blum

James Martinez

Luke Wyatt

Audio Supervisor

Mike Dy

Ross D’Alessandro

Audio Mixers

Rob Hearn

Paul Austin

Brian Tollefson

Paul Wustrack

Jeffrey Wagar

Mykl Rogers

Josh Chavez

Media Managers

Connor Bodell

Jesse Haycraft

Jeremy Inman

Production Assistants

Maddie Chopskie

Lisa Moye

Jacob Deutsch

Matthew McKnight

Tyra Richards

Coriedus Brown

Sean Berger

Hair and Make Up

Silvia Leczel

Pam O’Brien

Art Director

Chris Partida

Art Production Assistant

Maverick Carvalho


Kevin Blum

Mark Hornish

Tyrone Tonke

Andrew Zueller

Danielle Doscher

Adam David

Myron Santos

Spencer Schilly

Supervising Story Producer

Louise Clauson

Story Producers

Christopher Park-Thomas

Njeri Njuhigu

Maya Tasaka

Story Associate Producers

Tyler Harrell

Stacey Main

Director of Music

Greg Cahn

Music Supervisor

Brandon West

Director of Post Production

Suzzanne Stangel

Post Department Manager

Hillary Corbin

Online Editor/Colorist

Alex Parnell

Online Assistant Editor

Tony Laudati

Lead Assistant Editor

Lucas Heyne

Assistant Editor

Andy Kimble

Sound Mix by

Sound and Stage Studios, LLC

Re-recording Mixer

Larry Ellis

Business & Legal

Uri Fleming

In-House Attorney

Nicholas C. Williamson, Esq.

Assistants to Executive Producers

Chris Baugh

Beth Wickman

Accounting Firm

Westside Film Partners, LLC

Jennifer Lowe

Accounting Manager

Sabrina Sera

2nd Assistant Accountant

Adrienne Cruz

For WE tv

Executive Producer

Suzanne Murch

Director of Production

Sara Dollar

Production Coordinator

Ashley Fellman

Director of Rights and Clearance

Benrus D. Madlangbayan

Vice President of Development

David Stefanou

Vice President of Production

Theresa Patiri

Executive Producer

Lauren P. Gellert

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