Lindsay Part Four Recap: Lohan Comes “Very Close” to Breaking Her Sobriety
By Shari Weiss | 11:01 pm, March 30th, 2014
On Sunday’s part four of the “Lindsay” documentary, Lindsay Lohan admitted she’s come “very close” to breaking her sobriety.
As Gossip Cop previously reported, the star struggled to get into a new routine during last week’s episode, prompting Oprah to tell her to “cut the bullsh*t.” Picking up right where the pair left off, Lohan said the meeting helped her “recognize the opportunity I have in front of me and I don’t want to screw it up.”
Mom Dina told Oprah that she never wanted her daughter to go to Los Angeles, and excused any parenting issues by saying she was “juggling” a lot with Lohan and her siblings. Further claiming the former child star also hid the extent of her problems, the matriarch tearily admitted there were days when she thought her daughter wouldn’t make it.
Oprah left the meeting feeling it went “very well,” and Lohan vowed to stick to a shooting schedule for the documentary — and her life. The starlet’s new second assistant, however, was quickly fired after drinking wine in front of her, and her sober coach Michael Cormier was just about to complete his 30-day term with Lohan in New York and planned to return to L.A.
“I came here for a very specific reason, and it was to get [her] through this transition between being in [rehab] from a very structured system and environment to being in a pressured-filled, rigorous daily life,” he explained. He added, “Recovery’s going to be up to her.”
After getting “empowered” at a pole dancing lesson, Lohan headed to “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” to film one of his “Ew” sketches, and she relished being back on a set. Lohan next went to Duffield Children’s Center in Brooklyn to fulfill part of her court-ordered community service obligations, and quickly got a “soft spot” for a 3-year-old named Donovan.
The actress said community service in the past was more of a “punishment,” and acknowledged that “working at the morgue, seeing the bodies and everything — it was scary to see some of the young [dead] kids that would come in.” She went on to say that with that assignment, “I didn’t feel I was giving as much back to society as I would like to,” adding that she wants to do “something to help others.”
Health and wellness coach A.J. Johnson met with Lohan to set up a weekly life and career evaluation, and she complained that agents in New York “just don’t care” about her. “They have their breadwinners, and I’m not that for them,” she exclaimed, saying it fuels her insecurities.
The Mean Girls star said she uses acting to “feed her soul,” and wants an active career “more than anything in my life.” “Every day that I’m not on a film set, I’m wasting my talent because that’s what I’m born and love to do,” she told Johnson, further slamming her managers for allegedly not doing their part to help her. After saying she missed out on a role in The Avengers, and that other parts went to Vanessa Hudgens, Johnson told her to be her best in this production, so Oprah and the producers could vouch for her in the future.
The next day, Lohan visited a dentist to get broken veneer fixed — and was sedated with valium, propofol and other drugs through an IV, despite her addiction problems. Reports soon followed claiming that Lohan was hitting the club circuit and getting back to her old ways.
“I do love the nightlife and hearing loud music and laughing and having fun,” she admitted to the camera, insisting that it’s different now because she now knows what aspects make her “uncomfortable.” Asked by director Amy Rice if she’s maintained her sobriety, Lohan replied, “I’m sober but I’ve been very close — it come very close, and it’s really scary.”
As Cormier packed for his move, he explained to the camera that he doesn’t “want to become a crutch for her.” When asked whether Lohan is still sober, he hemmed and hawed before finally declining to answer. “That is between Lindsay and Lindsay. I have no hard evidence that she’s not,” said Cormier. “The truth is that she has everything available to her to do what needs to be done, and I just want her to pick her tools up and use them.”
Lohan, who also confessed that she’s “slacked on meetings” and found herself instead depending on him, said she was “nervous” to now be on her own. Next week’s teaser showcases Lohan continuing to struggle with her career — and staying on the wagon.