I have to admit, I’m in over my head right now. Melinda is in Florida on a much needed vacation, so that leaves me to handle both live tweets and recaps for this episode and next. Honestly, I’ve written exactly 0 recaps for Teen Mom, as my full time job is basically to keep track of Jenelle’s constantly changing relationship status. I’ll give it a go, but I doubt it will be as good.
Let’s start with everyone’s favorite – Amber….
Amber is still in the very beautiful rehab facility, most likely paid for by MTV. They don’t really show much of her because when they do, she’s clearly so drugged up she can barely keep her eyes open. What little of the Amber segment focused on Gary’s preparations to visit her at some point, and a few third parties mentioning just how bad those two are for each other.
Gary’s mother chatted with him for a little while about her rehab, and reading between the lines she was basically telling him.. “Look Gary.. or should I call you Gary Time and buy a t-shirt so you actually listen to me? Amber has issues.. the type that a little stint in rehab isn’t going to magically fix. While that place does wonders for people on the show Intervention, it simply can’t fix crazy”. Naturally, Gary was in Gary world and didn’t really care what his mother had to say.
On Amber’s side, some creepy looking guy named JJ had Amber call her brother Shawn to talk about how things are going. While others may have sugar-coated Amber’s relationship at times, Shawn didn’t. He was very blunt and direct calling the relationship toxic, and saying Gary is controlling and essentially ruining her life. Like the efforts put forth by Gary’s mom, it was another wasted attempt because Amber was off in Amber world while Shawn was talking.
The segment ended with Gary letting Amber know that he’s going to be bringing Leah out to see her, and they’re going to have some Gary and Amber time (I don’t even want to picture that)
It’s graduation time! And you know what that means?? Awkwardness! Why? Well, for starters, Tyler’s already in college, so I really don’t know what’s up with that. If I recall, he finished high school a semester early and was able to begin college classes, but that made for any time they talked about the ‘next step’ kind of weird. He’s already on the next step.
Minor nitpicking aside, it was still a great time for Tyler, but especially for Catelynn. Her father – Dave (who is moving near her) – was able to make it up for the graduation with her brother who’s sadly paralyzed from an auto accident. This is great for Cate because Dave is really one cool guy and she seems to really lean on him for support. The fact that he’s moving up is making it that much better.
Tyler, well, he’s still stuck with Butch and his issues. Butch is not able to make it to the graduation because he’s getting out of jail one day too late. Look on the bright side though, he’s really coming around!! He’s actually starting to accept Carly… very nice of him (*rolls eyes*)
Regardless, congratulations on the graduation you two!
Maci, Maci, Maci.. what am I going to do with you? Her part revolves around Bentley going to FL for the week with Ryan, his parents, and Ryan’s girlfriend Dalis (whom Maci was unaware of at the time). Well, Maci decided to invite herself down to their family vacation. Not to intrude, just to “be there if needed”. Talk about awkward, and then with Dalis coming along, how uncomfortable for this poor girl?
But hey, at least she disguised her intrusion by bringing along some friends so they can all sit around and talk about Ryan and his girlfriend. Does anyone get the feeling that Maci secretly wants Ryan back real bad but is trying to be very un-Chelsealike about it?
This was essentially the Farrah episode, so I saved the best for last. First, you have Michael (her father) helping her get comfortable with her new surroundings in Florida, while Farrah does her constant eye rolling any time he tries to give her an ounce of advice. She took it personal when he said he was thinking of moving down there so he can help her out if needed. Yes, I get that both he and Deb are being overbearing helicopter grandparents to Sophia, but many single moms would kill for that type of support. Yet here you have Farrah constantly yelling back at her mother and father whenever they try to help… grr frustrating.
Farrah then decides to interview for a nanny because apparently she needs help with Sophia, but not free help from caring grandparents. Then, only after she’s all moved in, she does a check on her potential nanny only to find out Farrah is the one kind of living in the crappy neighborhood. Well done on the pre-move research there.
Finally, we have the dog situation. Because Farrah learned that she really can’t handle having a dog, she went to her pet shop to pick out a fish. Of course she doesn’t make it past the dog section before asking to see one of the cute puppies, and instantly falls in love with it. Showing some restraint and maturity, she puts the puppy back and picks out the fish that Sophia want and they go home. Hahahah.. just kidding. This is Farrah. Ignoring Sophia’s plea for a fish, and the fact that she pretty much sucks as a dog owner, she buys it anyway. But hey, at least it’s not wearing diapers this time, it’s only trapped in a cage a hamster would feel claustrophobic in.
In conclusion, that’s my recap. I don’t really know how to end these things when they’re separated into four different parts, so I’m just going to stop typing and let you guys talk about the episode now