Dr. Phil and Alex leave the stage to talk privately. She shares her thoughts about Tony's behavior. When they return to the stage, Tony is missing.
Show producer, Beth, explains. "As soon as you left the stage with Alex, Tony just walked right off," she says. "We invited him to join you [back onstage,] and he refused."
"Do not ask him again, and the stage is sealed. He's gone. He's not coming back," Dr. Phil says.
Erin says, "I'm glad he's not coming back, now if he could just not come back at all into Alexandra's life, I'll be very happy."
"That's not going to happen," Dr. Phil tells her.
"I'm very worried that he's an abusive person. If he can be that angry onstage, what's he doing to my daughter?" she asks.
[AD]Dr. Phil tells Erin and Alex that he got back involved with their family after assessing the situation over the summer. "Since that time, we've provided multiple lawyers, we've provided therapists, we've provided every manner of help and support, and oftentimes against great public reaction, because the public's reaction has been, â€˜These people are takers. They don't care. They're not working hard. They're not making efforts.' I've said, â€˜No, I'm going to be patient here,'" he explains. "It's time to get to some answers. Him being gone is evidence of the manner in which he solves problems, the manner in which he deals with confrontation. I'm sorry about that. I think it speaks volumes that he's gone." He reminds that when he last spoke to the family he said that if anyone walks out, they can keep walking. He's done helping them. "We're done," he says in reference to Tony.