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Donna and Len say they are estranged from their handsome, college-educated son, Brandon, who is on the run from the law. Brandon says he’s “peacefully resisting” a federal arrest warrant by leaving town and heading to Hollywood to become a rock star. But Brandon’s parents aren’t blaming just him for making a mess of his life. They say they also blame his new wife, Chloe, who encouraged Brandon to “follow his dreams.” You won’t want to miss this family reunion. And, find out if Dr. Phil can help put this family back together again. (OAD: 3-3-17)

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Dr. Phil continues his conversation with Tom and Karen who say their 15-year-old daughter, Madison, is out of control. Both parents say if one troubled teen wasn’t enough, Madison is now corrupting her 13-year-old sister, Liz. Tom and Karen say they are so terrified of their two teenage daughters that every night they put their house on lockdown and barricade themselves into their bedroom to avoid attacks. Karen says Liz has become Madison’s partner in crime and now the 13-year-old has already been in trouble with police. The parents say they fear that their fractured family cannot be put back together. Today, for the first time, meet Liz, who has harsh words for her parents as emotions run high both on stage with Dr. Phil and backstage after taping. (OAD: 2-28-17)

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Tom and Karen say their 15-year-old daughter, Madison, is out of control. Tom says he has served seven tours of duty in the Middle East commanding troops but says he has faced his scariest and most dangerous enemy in his own home. Tom and Karen say the police have been called 100 times and Madison has been charged four times with domestic abuse for physically attacking Tom. In addition, they claim Madison has stolen their car 30 times, and most recently, Tom says Madison was in an 80-mile-per-hour car chase — while high on drugs, with a friend carrying a gun — which ended with the car being totaled. Tom and Karen say they desperately need Dr. Phil’s help as they fear for their lives. (OAD: 2-27-17)

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When Jennifer, a mother of six, appeared on the show, she had been charged with first-degree criminal abuse in the death of her 10-year-old son, Dominic, who died from an overdose of hydrocodone and sepsis. Even though Jennifer was a registered nurse, she says she failed to see the signs that her son was seriously ill and did not immediately take him to the hospital, leading to his death. But Dominic is not the only one of Jennifer’s children who has died mysteriously in her family. Years earlier, Jennifer’s 2-month-old son, Ezekial, died from SIDS. What happened the day Dominic died? How did Jennifer miss the signs that her son was seriously ill? And, Jennifer’s husband, Joseph, spoke to Dr. Phil from jail. What did he have to say about the death of his 10-year-old son? (OAD: 4-25-17)

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Rachel says she hates her mother, Aundrea, who she insists is not only an embarrassment to her and her family, but also stole her childhood due to Aundrea’s alcoholism and prescription pill addiction. From reportedly showing up drunk to Rachel’s 5th-grade birthday party in front of Rachel’s classmates and driving Rachel’s carpool intoxicated, to being arrested multiple times for DUI and shoplifting, Rachel says she doesn’t know if she can ever forgive her mother. Aundrea admits she’s an alcoholic and a liar, and claims she is keeping two dark and embarrassing secrets from her family that could cause her to serve serious prison time. How will her family handle Aundrea’s shocking confessions? (OAD: 5-5-17)

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Cherie says she feels betrayed by her husband, Terry, who she recently found out has been cheating throughout their 11-year relationship. To make matters worse, Cherie found out Terry fathered another child with Crystal, who claims Terry never told her about Cherie or their two children. Terry says he is like a real life “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” claims he has memory loss and that he does not recollect many details of his affairs. Terry says he is not even sure Crystal’s child is actually his. Terry says he wants to put the past behind him and move on with Cherie, but will Cherie accept him back? Crystal says she is tired of Terry lying and avoiding his problems and says he needs to own up to his responsibilities as the father of her child. (OAD: 4-28-17)

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Blake’s younger sister, Lauren, was held captive in a closet by their mother and stepfather for six years. Blake says she was “brainwashed” by her parents into believing that Lauren deserved to be in the closet. She says she and her siblings referred to Lauren as “that girl,” “it,” and “the problem.” Blake says she tried to help Lauren by sneaking her food. Blake also says she’s carried guilt for not rescuing her little sister. (OAD: 1-26-17)

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Lauren was held captive in a closet by her mother and stepfather, Barbara and Kenneth, from the ages of 2 to 8 years old. She says during the six excruciating years, she was tortured, starved, and abused. She says since her rescue, she has struggled to regain control of her life. Lauren says she suffers from flashbacks, nightmares and night terrors – which she says leave her paralyzed with fear. Lauren’s girlfriend, Janae, says she’s witnessed them firsthand and fears for Lauren’s life. (OAD: 1-25-17)

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Janyce says she was shocked when she discovered that her son, Chance, was transitioning to female, going by the name Hope. Now, she says she is fearful as Hope wanders the streets of Hollywood as a sex worker. Hope says her goal is to earn enough money to complete her transition. Hope’s grandmother, Jan, says Hope is still legally “Chance,” and she is very upset Hope never apologized for stealing and taking advantage of her before leaving without saying goodbye years ago. Emotions run high during this rocky reunion. Will Janyce and her mother ever truly accept Hope as a daughter and granddaughter? Will Hope be able to stop taking dangerous risks and get her life on track while making her transition? (OAD: 4-4-17)

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Twenty-two-year-old Sara, mom to a 2-year-old daughter, is dating Matt, a registered sex offender. Matt, 34, was convicted of indecent assault and corruption of a minor; however he insists he is innocent. Sara’s parents, Anne and Dovelle, claim they are terrified that Matt might do something to their granddaughter and say they will seek custody if Sara doesn’t leave Matt. Sara wants Dr. Phil’s help to prove to her family that Matt is not a liar or a sexual predator. (OAD: 1-13-17)

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