Starbucks, Nail-Art and Rehab, Oh My: Teen Mom; S4E3
Teen Mom; Season 4, Episode 3
Episode 3 of our favorite show is a big deal for me, for Maci does what I have been wanting to do since day one of Teen Mom…she invites herself on a vacation with Ryan. As for the other girls, Catelynn is still wearing bows in her hair, Amber is still giving Starbucks tons of free promotion and Farrah is finally out of her parents lives (though interestingly enough they don’t appear to be enjoying this). But that’s not ALL that happens, so let’s get to the recap!
Four seasons later and we at last get to celebrate the graduation of Catelynn and Tyler! While this is a great occasion, the big question for them is will Butch be out of jail to attend the graduation?! Well, let’s just cut to the chase—no. He gets out of jail the day after! Though I do have to ask, how would the no-contact order between he and April have worked out had he been able to attend the ceremony? Just curious how they would have handled it. I personally can’t picture sober Butch alone in a crowd at a High School graduation, but then again what do I know.
Bentley is a few days away from a week long vacation with Ryan, and Maci is none too pleased. A week without Bentley feels like too much for her, so she asks Ryan’s family if it is alright if she travels to the same hotel as them, the same week, in hopes of getting some time with
shirtless Ryan Bentley. As the captain of Team Ryan this obviously aggravates me to no-end. I’m all for co-parenting, but co-vacationing?
Maci’s heart does appear to drop when Ryan mentions that he not only has a girlfriend, but that she will be coming along on this vacation. To make things more awkward, Ryan’s mother wants to take a family photo of Maci, Ryan and Bentley together during this trip. Awkward? Maybe. But we’ll have to wait til the next episode before we can see how this ends up! In the meantime, Maci is confident that she is not only sweeter than Ryan’s girlfriend who she hasn’t met, but also that she will likely break-up with Ryan after meeting her. Hmmmm.
Farrah is just getting settled in Miami, thanks to the help of her father, better known to us Teen Mom viewers simply as “Michael.” Despite Michael’s help (including 5 days of driving and several days of staying in town to help her get settled) Farrah is none too pleased when he broaches the topic of relocating to Miami to be near them. Desperate for her independence, Farrah hires a nanny/babysitter to watch Sophia while she is in school and busy being an independent woman. Then, in the spirit of bad ideas Farrah decides to get a puppy. (Despite Sophia wanting a fish instead.) Considering that Farrah didn’t like her lost dog because it had to go to the bathroom and required training in order to behave, my heart goes out to Stitch, the French Bulldog unfortunate enough to be selected by Farrah.
Amber is still in rehab, and basically I have learned a lot about starbucks and nail-art, and not so much about rehab. That being said, Amber’s bits of the episode include a few sessions at rehab and Gary trying to work through some legal matters so he and Leah can come visit Amber. And just like Maci and Ryan’s co-vacation, we won’t get to see how this visit goes until next episode!
And that is more or less it! Thanks for reading, guys!
Episode MVP: Stitch. Farrah and Sophia as roommates is even a lot for a dog to handle.
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51 and Childless: Teen Mom; S4E10
Teen Mom; Season 4, Episode 10
So this episode of Teen Mom was significantly more interesting than the rest of this season, and that is 100% due to Farrah meeting Daniel’s family. So now that we have a good episode, let’s get to recapping it!
While Debra is watching Sophia in Florida, Farrah is traveling to Austin, TX with her new boyfriend Daniel! Things start off pretty well. Daniel seems really touched that Farrah has traveled with him to meet his family and Farrah seems happy! (Which after 3 hard seasons was nice to finally see!) But things quickly go down hill. Here’s the play by play of Farrah quotes that just should have never happened a month-and-a-half into a relationship:
Strike 1: “I’m just trying to prepare you for having kids.”
Strike 2: (To Daniel’s Step-Mother) “You haven’t had children yet?! Oh my god! I don’t think it’s going to happen then. How old are you? 51?! Ooooh, you’re gonna be a lone bird. I can’t believe you never had a child yet!”
Strike 3: (While shopping at a thrift store) “You know what, I actually want my husband to buy me a ring from a thrift store.”
Strike 4: “If we ever get married can I please wear this to the wedding?”
Strike 5: “I don’t want to like, date, forever. I don’t want to get married right away—but I want to get engaged.”
Basically, following her 5-strikes we miss some sort of disagreement and next thing you know Farrah and Daniel are over. And that’s it! She flies home from Texas ALONE! I know Farrah gets a lot of hate, but I do feel badly. She seemed really happy this season dating Daniel, and it sucks for anyone to be coming home from what was supposed to be a romantic weekend alone. I give Farrah credit for holding it together!
Amber is trying to find a new home to rent, Leah is calling Gary “Mom” instead of “Daddy” and Gary is filling out his recliner more than ever. When Amber requests to see Leah, Gary arranges for her to see Leah the following day. Amber agrees, so it should seem pretty natural to Amber why Gary would be upset when she cancels the next day. Amber cancels so she can look at homes to rent, and feels that it’s Gary’s fault because he didn’t give her Leah the day before. Clearly the only thing that sucks here is that Leah was looking forward to seeing Amber and now that won’t happen.
Though I will say that the house Amber looks at is pretty dang nice.
Catelynn and Tyler need to register for school…yawn…Catelynn and Tyler aren’t sure if Human Services or Social Work is a better major…yawn…Catelynn and Tyler go to a birth parent support group…yawn…Catelynn and Tyler talk with professionals in the field to help determine their degree…yawn…Catelynn and Tyler decide to take a semester off til they know which degree they want for sure…YAWN.
Hey, have Catelynn and Tyler ever heard of pre-requisites or transferring credits?!
The Maci drama this week all revolves around Twitter. I know, I know, but even that being the case it is still more entertaining than Catelynn and Tyler. So what was this Twitter war about? Maci had a tweet saying that things would be easier and better for Bentley if Ryan and Maci had worked out, but things didn’t workout that way. This upsets Ryan’s girlfriend Dalis and Ryan and co. interpret this as a deliberate act to sabotage their relationship. As much as I believe Maci loves Ryan I cannot believe that she would try to break up his relationship via Twitter. I don’t even think Jenelle and Kieffer break up other people’s relationships via Twitter. It’s just not how you do things.
In the end Maci and Ryan talk it out, but Ryan refuses to apologize for saying he hates her. Hey, you can’t win them all, right?!
And that’s the episode! So like I said, Farrah really did steal the show on this one! Only two more episodes left to go, guys! Who else will be crying when it’s all over?!
Episode Fail: The advice Daniel should have never given Farrah.
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.
Why Are You Cussing At Me You Piece of Shit: Teen Mom; S4E8
Teen Mom; Season 4, Episode 8
Hey! Let’s talk about some Teen Mom!
While Amber and Catelynn have a return to old ways this episode (Amber is back to calling Gary a fat-ass and Catelynn is back to coping with her step-father being in jail), Maci and Farrah are experiencing something new (Maci is looking to buy a house and Farrah spends the entire episode in a good mood). So let’s get to recapping!
Farrah has decided that she would like for Sophia to meet Daniel, the guy she has been dating. But Sophia wants no part in this. Sophia wants cookies.
But we all know that Farrah is a tough battle, and Sophia ends up cookie-less and meeting the guy, despite her best efforts at an epic tantrum. (Karma does exist, Farrah.) However, the meeting with Daniel appears to go well…so well that he even gets to Skype with Debra, Farrah’s mom. I know, this is serious business. At least Debra did not grill him on his religion or invite him to church with her (as she had with Cole). Which leads me to feel that Farrah should start having ALL of her future dates meet Debra through Skype, and only through Skype.
In the end, things go so well with Daniel and the Skype date with Debra that Farrah arranges for Debra to come visit and watch Sophia when she travels to Austin, TX with Daniel. Get it, girl!
Side note: Why is Farrah always driving on her dates? Is it cause she’s got the Teen Mom cams already set-up in her Mini-coop, or do none of her dates drive, or what? Cause I like for the guy to drive on my dates! :P
Upon the news that the home Maci rents has been sold, she and Kyle decide to look into buying a home. Or rather, Kyle looks into purchasing a home that Maci and Bentley will live in too. Not too much really happens. They look at a few homes, Maci shares her confidence in her relationship with Kyle and they put an offer down on a home. Pretty boring. I am begging for my Ryan dramaz! Or maybe just a few extra shots of Ryan thrown into the Maci scenes just to keep me though! Though I must add in that as a Long Islander it is scary hearing the amount Maci would like to spend monthly on her home, since it is equivalent to what we would spend on a studio basement apartment here. Perhaps it’s time I start planning my move to Chattanooga…
Oh, and this also marks the episode where Bentley finally says, "HELL NO!" And that’s that!
Amber has been trying to focus on getting her high school diploma, but it seems that distractions get in the way. And by distractions, I mean Gary (and probably her nail-art). When Amber’s cousin Krystal calls Gary to arrange for Amber to see Leah, Amber replies to Gary agreeing to drop Leah off the following day with, “Yea, I can hear your fat ass. I can hear you, nasty ass!” Before the drop off can even occur the next day they are arguing over the phone (anyone miss that no cnotact order yet?) Amber of course ends the conversation with the classic question, "Why are you cussing at me you piece of shit?" While we don’t get the answer to why the girl who is cussing is being cussed at, we at least get to see that Leah is learning her colors. And that she likes chicken nuggets. Way to go, Leah!
Catelynn gets a not-so-pleasant text from Tyler while she is at work, simply stating: “My dad went back to prison. He beat up your mom. I’ll talk to u when u get home later.” We know that Catelynn and Tyler are pretty together people, so the idea that this is something that they can text so casually about their parents is pretty unfortunate. While it’s apparent that Butch won’t be getting over his problems any time soon it is at least nice to see that April appears to be handling the situation with relative maturity and growth. April comes to the realization that loving Butch, someone who treats her that way, actually makes her feel very badly for herself. She also confesses that his influence is what really persuaded her lack of support when Catelynn placed Carly for adoption. She said that rather than listening to her daughter, she allowed herself to side with Butch.The bruises on April, her testimonial to Catelynn and the damage done in the home shows that this was a serious case of domestic violence, so we’ll see what happens to Butch next week when he is arraigned.