To wrap its fourth season, the Emmy-nominated 'Hoarders' (Mon., 9PM ET on A&E) proved why it's such compelling and critically-acclaimed television. The stories they spotlight are so fascinating and framed so well that we get emotionally invested in the people on it. We want them to get better!
The show went back to check in on five of the more memorable cases from the show's third season. We got about what we expected, with some of the hoarders slipping back into old habits and resenting the show, while others used it as a launching pad to correcting their lives.
The aftercare funds, which help with ongoing therapy and professional organizing are the key to the successful transformations. It's when they were rejected generally that we saw people who just weren't ready to get better.