Something tells me the good Reverend Wesley Ellis Jr. isn’t going to be too pleased after seeing the final edit of this episode air. He’s now officially come across as the worst human being yet featured on A&E’s ‘Hoarders,’ and he’s not even the hoarder!
Ellis is married to Margree, who’s hoarding had pushed him out of her home some years prior. What it also apparently did was push her completely out of his heart. I’m not even sure why he agreed to be a part of the show as he was trying to get away from the whole situation at every possible opportunity.
When Dr. Zasio tried to stage a family meeting to talk about the importance of his role, he walked away from it in the middle, and nearly became belligerent in taking the microphone and equipment with him. I was actually a little worried to imagine what kind of a man he might have been in that moment had the cameras not been on him.
I get that it’s a stressful situation, but this is supposedly his wife; a woman he agreed to marry and love. I found myself wondering if he’d ever really cared about her, or if theirs was a marriage of convenience for him. I won’t speculate as to why he would do that, but the fact is that he came out of this episode looking absolutely terrible. I’ll assume he has a church somewhere, so how is he going to justify this behavior to his flock?
In the other featured story, we met Kathleen who is a hoarder and compulsive shopper to the degree she lies about what she’s doing. She lied to her sister and family about supporting a storage unit in another state to hang onto more of her hoard. This while she has a 16-year old daughter at home and no working refrigerator.
Then, they uncovered black mold behind it and the situation became even worse. Kathleen comes across despicably because of her deceit, but she’s also clearly a very troubled woman. With the lies out, though, it was as if a huge burden was lifted from Kathleen and she was able to make a difference in the home.
The moral of that story is that lies aren’t worth the effort and anguish it takes to maintain them. The moral of the first story is to make sure you’re in a relationship for the right reasons. If not, get the hell out. It’ll save you looking like an ass on national television.