Where have all my Teen Mom watchers gone? I know you are reading, it’s okay to come out of the closet and chat with us too! Let’s check out this week’s drama!
Chelsea and Cole are going to look at a wedding location. Chelsea’s mom comes to pick up Aubree because the location is a good bit away. Her mom is stuck in a snowdrift because the driveway has not been shoveled. For that matter the street doesn’t seem to be plowed either. Clearly they live in the middle of no where! Chelsea and two of her friends have to push the truck out. Where was Cole?
Chelsea and Cole take two of Chelsea’s friends on the road trip with her to plan her wedding. It’s sort of an outdoor winter wonderland at the moment. Very rustic and cute. I think Chelsea has said that just like her engagement her wedding will not be televised. She has a good head on her shoulders.
Chelsea and her lawyers are sitting down with Adam and his lawyers about child support. Adam has not told Chelsea about a his new house because he is worried it will alert her that he can pay more child support. They met with a moderator who said that Adam did not show up for the meeting and the moderator is going to request his child support be raised to around $1,000 a month instead of the less than $200 he has always paid.
Isaac is having a super hard time missing Javi, but Javi is able to call every day and video chat. Leah is back focused on getting through the time and keeping her emotions in check. Javi is miserable and trying to stay busy. He is going off base and they were told ISIS was in his area.
Kailyn reads the boys a book about a boy whose daddy has to go on a long trip. She talks to Isaac about Javi being safe and he should not worry. What on earth possessed Kailyn to get a giant skull tattoo on her arm? How does that not freak the boys out?
Nathan was allowed to see his son for a whole hour, but David went to the visitation instead of Janelle. If I was a parent and some felon was supervising my child on my visitation, I would be beyond livid. I believe Janelle was just in court with Nathan where they had a jury trial. Apparently Nathan doesn’t have a driver’s license and doesn’t have a bed or the baby items needed to care for the doughnut. That might just be Janelle’s version I haven’t had time to look into all of that. I just heard bits and pieces and I am not sure if this is the assault trial or the custody trial or if I am mixing the two.
Meanwhile, Jace is at Jenelle’s for a visit which involves Jace pushing a plastic car down a steep ramp into the driveway while Jenelle and David ignore them both while pretending to rake leaves. David talks about the visitation and says basically that he should be the contact point for the doughnut’s visitation. The doughnut by the way is more adorable every episode. I wish someone would take care of that kid. Janelle was on The Doctors recently about her mystery illness. They told her that her issues were caused by a new birth control pill she needed to come off of (oh please God no!) and withdrawal from pot. She says she doesn’t want to have a kid for at least another year or two and there are no plans in place for her to marry the felonious boyfriend of the season. Yet.
Nathan goes to see an attorney about filing for custody. His attorney supports his desire for full custody. I hope he gets it. But if he really doesn’t have his place set up for his son during all of this, like we keep hearing, he is not going about things very wisely.
Janelle’s lawyer says not worry about the assault case going to trial. But it has. Janelle has David respond to Nathan’s email asking to see doughnut by requesting photos of his set up and “necessities” for the boy and the address where he will be. Nathan is fine with all of it except letting them know where he lives, which I can kind of see, but of all that will come out during the court proceedings anyway, would it not? David, genius that he is wonders if Nathan lives in a whorehouse or something. These two should not be allowed to reproduce.
Ali’s wheelchair is finally fixed and Leah goes to pick it up. It seems very cumbersome to load in the van with a ramp and everything. This conveniently gets done just before court.
Corey and Leah are going to court again because Leah wants to have 50/50 custody again. Leah has a breakdown with her mother on the phone. Where does she live and why can’t she be in court with her?
After court, both Leah and Corey seemed happy. Leah got another day, Thursdays and things were more or less evenly split. They both share custody and decision making. Corey says Leah is doing better and if things go downhill again he will take her back to court, but for now everything is cool.
The film of Leah driving with the girls in the back seat while she grins and talks to them in the rear view mirror scare the shit out of me. The last time I paused to type while being anxious about them at the playground I hit play and Ali fell and hit her head hard with no helmet on. I’m nervous about hitting play again. Thankfully, everyone survives and Leah and Corey have a custody exchange where they agree to work together better in the future.
Next week: David calls the police on Barb! OH NO HE DIDN’T! Not our Barb!