Erin wants to put the baby up for adoption arguing, "We are too messed up, and we are too unhealthy emotionally to raise a third child." Martin is fighting to keep the baby.
Martin promises that his infidelities have come to an end, and that he's committed to saving his family, but admits that he's not as involved as he should be. "I wasn't a father, and I should have been there more for her," he says about Alexandra.
Erin also accepts blame for Alexandra's pregnancy after Dr. Phil tells her that her daughters say she's more interested in appearances and her career than in what's happening in the family. "I feel like I wasn't there for my daughter," she says. "I never thought she would get pregnant."
Martin admits that he never talked to his daughter about sex because he thought, "This can't happen to me. This can't happen to my daughter."
Dr. Phil tells Erin and Martin that blame needs to be put aside in order to save their family. "You're in a burning house," Dr. Phil says. "You don't want to discuss who lit the fire. What you have to do is get out of the fire."
She hasn't yet made up her mind about whether to keep the baby, despite being only weeks away from her due date. Alexandra wants to be a teenager, free of the responsibilities of motherhood. She is also worried about letting down her dad.
"When my dad found out, he told me that he was really disappointed and he told me that I was really slutty," says Alexandra. "He told me that I was really stupid and that I made a really big mistake."
Alexandra says she's leaning toward adoption because she wants to go to college and get a job, without having to worry about a child. Dr. Phil is concerned that Alexandra is allowing her mother to make the decision for her, and urges Alexandra to "wear" the decision " either to keep the baby or give it up for adoption " for a week and see how it feels.
Katherine also feels that she's become the scapegoat for all the family's frustrations. She says, "When my dad first found out about my sister being pregnant, he treated her the way I should have been treated " with sympathy. But he yelled at me a lot. I think he's taking his anger out on me over what my sister did."
"He didn't pay attention in the beginning and he was just along for the ride," she says. "Now, it's kind of reality and he doesn't know what to do."
Dr. Phil admonishes Martin for ignoring Katherine and playing favorites with Alexandra. "What are you thinking?" he asks. "You have two children here and this child is in dire need of love, support and attention."