Had a busy weekend, so lacking in the story department but will try and bang some out this week. For now, you’ll have to settle with a recap of the episode tonight. I didn’t take any notes, so I’m going to type furiously before my brain tries to flush out those painfully awkward Leah and Jeremy scenes.
There comes a big day in everyone’s life whether it be their high school or college graduation, having a child, a marriage (or two – for Leah), and of course the day you get off probation and can get high with your junkie ex-boyfriend. After some coaching from her very underpaid and overworked lawyer, Jenelle was given the gift of no more drug tests until she gets busted again. Naturally this coincided with Kieffer’s apparent release from jail, which was like god whispering down from above – “Go forth my child, and inject some heroin and smoke some weed!”
Kailyn is getting set to start the baby hand off that she punched her way into when she became enraged that Jo decided to also bring his partner to one of the exchanges. I say also because Kailyn has been with Jordan and Javi throughout a few seasons now, and both have been very close with Isaac. The second Jo tries to have a normal situation with his girlfriend, Vee, Kailyn freaks out.
In other news, it was time to get an update on her college life, and it boils down to Kailyn slacking pretty hard and dropping classes every semester until she’s down to 2. While raising a baby and going to school is indeed tough, I was a bit relieved to hear her admit friends were part of the problem. Naturally, she blamed them and not herself, but it was at least refreshing for her to not play the single mother card entirely. Like I said, I know it’s tougher to attend classes with a kid, even if it’s just 2 a semester, but many single moms make it work without playing that card.
Like Jenelle, Chelsea also had a pretty big milestone in her life. This was the milestone of being late for your period after you had unprotected sex with your douchebag ex. Come on, we’ve all been there, right? Well, maybe not all of us, but I can pretend to know what that’s like, right? I’ve certainly had my scares, but never with an ex who treats me like dog shit, but hey that’s Chelsea for ya.
Not much else to write about Chelsea, although to be fair there never is. She also attended class and chatted with a friend outside. Exciting.
For the longest time, Amber had the “Worst Cast Member” award in the bag, but Leah has been really pushing to take that crown recently. She hit a pretty heavy low when she admitted she hooked up with some other guy shortly before marrying Corey, but wasn’t content with her ranking it appeared. To hit a deeper low, this season she is stringing along what seems to be a pretty decent guy and ripping his heart out as we watch in horror.
While it’s natural to be confused over an ex you have kids with, especially shortly after a breakup, people don’t really hold that against her. What they do hold against her, at least I do, is the fact she’s doing it after she chose to get pregnant and chose to get engaged. Some people take those commitments kind of serious, but when it comes to Leah, apparently brains are not an issue when she makes her decisions.
Then, knowing what we know now, we’re watching this with the understanding that not only did Leah stomp on his heart a bit, but they got back together and did it all over – I guess minus the breaking up for her ex part, so far. Needless to say, when the show is finally over and all the moms have told their story, I think it’s going to be a safe bet that Leah may be the least liked cast member on the show… and that’s in a show with someone in and out of rehab for heroin, and another who chose prison over her daughter.
Re-reading my post, I was a bit harsh tonight, but I really couldn’t come up with anything very nice to say. The moms are doing a pretty good job at making themselves look bad this year.