When Butch Represented Butch: Teen Mom; S4E9
Teen Mom; Season 4, Episode 9
Episode 9 has been my favorite so far, and that is likely because Butch and April took up Catelynn and Tyler’s entire story-line and Debra was back in Miami with Farrah (Team Debra, y’all!). What can I say, I love my Teen Mom Parents! But hey, enough about what I like. Let’s get to the recap!
Kyle has officially purchased his first home for himself, Maci and Bentley! Though Bentley sure knows how to work his Mama’s boy charm when trying to stay in his old home. “This house is my favorite. Because it’s yours,” he says to Maci. Awwwwww. But sorry Benny, the decision has been made! So basically, the bulk of Maci’s story-line this episode is moving into the new home. I know, not prime-time material if you ask me, but what can you do. Also, Ryan is once again talking about getting his rights legalized (which unfortunately takes place in front of Bentley). But hasn’t Ryan been talking about this for four seasons now? So, I don’t even care anymore. Same stuff, different season! And that’s all that happens with Maci this week!
Now that Farrah has a boyfriend, I would say the only thing missing from her life is Supernanny. When Farrah puts Sophia to bed so she can study, it is only mere moments before Sophia is back and demanding to color. (And I have to say, after seeing Sophia with the nail polish earlier this season, I felt quite uneasy seeing her with a sharpie marker. My heart goes out to you, Stitch…) With Sophia’s clear refusal to go to back to sleep, Farrah says, “You won’t go to bed until I do,” so she puts away her studying and to bed they go! Struggling to get her school work done, Daniel comes to the rescue and helps watch Sophia for Farrah’s next go-round at studying.
With such a need for extra help with Sophia, Farrah asks her Mom if she would be interested in watching Sophia for a month while she finishes her semester. I definitely think this is a better compromise than Debra’s initial plan of watching Sophia full-time. To me, it seems like a win-win. Debra will get her Sophia time, and Farrah will get the extra help she needs. Also in this episode Debra and Daniel get to meet outside of Skype! The grilling Debra didn’t get to do via Skype she does take care of in person, as she asks for Daniel’s long-term goals, and stresses how important it is that Farrah be taken care of. Considering all my Mom does when she meets guys I date is show them my baby photos, I would take Debra’s pep-talk instead any day!
Amber receives a call from JJ, her case-worker, and she reveals that she hasn’t gone to outpatient treatment as promised during her rehab stay. Amber says that no matter what she does it’s not good enough for anybody, thus she doesn’t feel the point in going. Which is definitely sad, for throughout the episode we can see how much treatment is still needed for Amber. When Amber discovers that Gary will be out of state for the weekend Amber is quick to lose her temper. After she yells at Gary and slams the door on him as he is holding Leah, she then immediately calls him on her cell phone to yell at him some more. Things get worse when Amber goes to Gary’s mom’s house the next day to see Leah—and they’re not home.
When they’re not at the house and Gary’s mom isn’t able to answer her phone, Amber has what you could call an anxiety attack or breakdown. It’s sad watching Amber in this state, because she is clearly having trouble functioning and dealing with her emotions. Though I was impressed that Amber was calmly able to express how she was feeling to Gary’s mother. However I think what’s necessary in this scenario is for Amber and Gary to get as much space from one another as possible.
And did anyone else die of cuteness when Leah insisted for more and more cheek kisses from Gary?! Oh, and Amber also yells at Gary for taking a shit in her bathroom, but that’s not necessarily relevant to today’s plot.
Catelynn, Tyler and family are preparing for Butch’s arraignment, which is when they will find out the charges against him since assaulting April and breaking his parole. At the arraignment, Butch makes the poor decision of representing himself, despite the juges warning that it is a foolish decision. In the end, Butch will be remaining in jail until his court date, and was none-too-pleased when he discovered April was there to show her support. For April’s sake, we can only hope that this will be the beginning of the end for their relationship.
A good sign for the future is that April decides to go to an AA recovery group. The meeting gives April a clear sign of hope, as she feels comforted to know that she is not the only person in her situation. However, her main goal is to be a better person as her son Nick grows older, and for her future grand-children. I think April is a great example that it is never too late to change! And even though she had troubles during Catelynn’s childhood, it is no reason to give up now. Way to go, April! Kick Butch and his braid to the curb!
Episode MVP: I’m going to go with Daniel. Debra, Farrah and Sophia, all in one night. Way to go, man.
The Weekly Ryan:
Sophisticated, yet trendy. I die.
Farrah (to Sophia, after she has thrown something at her): Want to throw things at my head?!
Why do I love this quote? Because I think we all know what the answer would be.