August 16, 2006
Sixteen-year-old Amanda has been missing for five months. Her parents believe she ran away with her boyfriend and what they call his “gypsy family.” Dr. Phil puts his own investigator on the case to go in search of the runaway teen.
Amanda’s parents describe the events leading up to her disappearance, and reveal startling descriptions of her boyfriend and his family.
Dr. Phil puts former FBI agent Harold Copus on the hunt for Amanda. Has she been with a band of gypsies, as her parents believe?
Linda sees Amanda for the first time in months. Find out why their joyful reunion suddenly goes sour.
A Family Matter
Dr. Phil reunites Amanda with her father for the first time since she ran away. With so much love between them, how did their problems go so far? Dr. Phil sits down with the whole family to find out.
Amanda’s calm behavior doesn’t last long. She has an emotional episode so extreme, her father fears physical injury and security has to be called to the hotel.
Amanda’s mother blames her daughter’s defiant behavior on the influence of her boyfriend. Dr. Phil talks to George, and the family makes a tough decision about Amanda’s future.