Live updates throughout the episode – might be shorter than most, but I’ll still update as frequently as possible.
Catelynn is trying to manage her weight after her last appointment. They’re headed to North Carolina to meet with Brandon and Teresa, and Dawn is coming with them to mediate everything. They sit down with Dawn and talk about concerns with the adoption and Tyler simply wants to know why Brandon and Teresa don’t want pictures posted. Dawn just wants Tyler and Catelynn to realize that they can’t make decisions for Carly any more. Dawn says that if they don’t follow the rules, it ultimately effects Carly.
Catelynn and Tyler board a plane and head off to see Carly. They stay in a hotel for the night and talk about seeing her. They’re both excited, but you can tell that there’s still a lot of tension. Tyler’s been contemplating what to say for over a week, and I have a feeling it’s going to all boil over once everyone is together.
Catelynn and Tyler get ready to meet with Brandon and Teresa. They’re nervous and didn’t sleep much as all. Brandon and Teresa look happy, which is always good. Tyler is confused about the posting picture thing, and they feel like they’re walking on egg shells for everything. Brandon and Teresa feel like the same thing happens on their side. Brandon and Teresa announce fear about the fact that eventually when Carly grows up, she might want to have more of a relationship with her biological parents. There’s some tears shed over the emotions, and Dawn pipes in to say that adoption is covered in insecurities. I thought I would leave that scene feeling better about things, but I don’t really feel like much was actually accomplished.
Brandon and Teresa allow to let Catelynn and Tyler see Carly, but they don’t want her on camera in order to maintain her privacy. Carly’s dress is cute – but that’s about all I can say because we obviously can’t see her face. She has a cute voice though. Tyler and Catelynn give Carly and Elsa doll. Brandon and Teresa give baby Nova some of Carly’s old clothes, which is really touching. I’m glad that they were all together, and they seemed genuinely happy.
Catelynn and Tyler leave from their visit and it’s bittersweet. They’re happy to see her, but always upset to leave. Tyler it glad that they were able to get some things out in the open. Teresa told Catelynn that she would love the new baby very much, and that it’s a piece of Catelynn and Tyler, and also a piece of Carly. That’s pretty precious if you ask me.
Amber starts out this episode with a phone call to Gary. Gary asks if Amber is ok, and it’s kind of weird. Apparently he’s calling all the time and it’s awkward for Amber. Amber sits down with her brother and talks about Gary’s pending second child. Shawn has a lovely analogy about being released from the prison of her heart now that she realizes it won’t ever work with Gary.
Gary the Hairy Fairy calls Amber. Amber says that Gary is flirting with her and asking if she misses the sex. Amber says that now that Kristina is pregnant, things are extra weird. Amber doesn’t want to be with him, and she wants closure and thinks that the conversations need to stop.
Leah comes over and brings a present for her mom. Gary’s mom is there and she’s wearing way too much makeup. Gary’s mom talks about how things are going with Gary and Kristina. Amber opens up about her feelings a bit, but things end strangely between the two of them. Gary calls later, and Amber picks up. Gary calls trying to hook up with Amber, and she’s pissed about that.
Amber goes to the pumpkin patch with Leah, and Gary keeps calling her. Kristina is sick and pregnant and no fun. Gary flosses his teeth while telling his girlfriend about how Amber reacted to the pregnancy. Kristina feels like Gary is leading Amber on and that he’s giving her false hopes. Kristina is pretty upset and she starts crying. Gary is an asshole. End of discussion.
Amber has Gary come over to talk about things. Amber lets Gary know that some of the shit he’s doing needs to stop. Basically Amber doesn’t want to hear about Gary’s penis any more, and she needs closure. Part of me wants her to get up and bitch slap him again. Amber just wants him to leave after they end up arguing and it’s awful, but hopefully she somehow got some of that closure she wanted.
Maci has a speaking engagement in Pennsylvania, and we finally hear a little bit about Maci’s speaking. Maci sees a magazine cover about her getting married, which was also interesting to see. When she’s back, Maci talks to Taylor about the pregnancy and she thinks that Mimi Jen is going to flip shit when she finds out.
Halloween is tomorrow and Maci is supposed to hand off Bentley. Maci wants to tell Ryan about the baby, but doesn’t know what he’ll say. Maci and Taylor take Bentley trick or treating and he’s a pretty sweet looking Ninja Turtle. Maci lets Ryan and Larry know that she’s pregnant. They take it pretty well in front of her, but who knows what was said about it in the car afterwards.
Ryan tells his mom about Maci being pregnant. She asks if Maci is getting married, and Ryan doesn’t really know. Ryan and Shelby are not together at this point, but Mimi Jen doesn’t think that she was ready to date someone with a child. Ryan didn’t agree to talk about this, so he takes his microphone off and walks away.
Maci talks on the radio show for a bit, and then sits down with her friend Ashley for lunch. Maci lets her know that both of their families know, but that things went pretty well. Maci is nervous for how Jen is going to react, but that she’s probably only concerned about when Maci and Taylor will get married.
Maci is picking up Bentley from Mimi Jen’s house, and she’s still nervous about how they’ll react to the pregnancy. Mimi says she’s excited about things, but does ask about a marriage. Maci says they’re not getting married before the baby because she wants to get drunk after her wedding. Maci reveals that she was nervous about everything but it’s nice to see them all back to normal.
She’s back – and she’s still a bitch. Sophia is cute though, so whatever. That’s honestly all I have to say about her 3 minutes of the show.