Once again I am two episodes behind on Teen Mom 2. I really need a break from the news, so I am going to get caught up on my usual “day off.” I’m going to at least hit the highlights, and then hopefully my On Demand will be fully restored after not one but two power outages today and I can return to my current happy place by binge watching The Good Place.
Chelsea announces to her producer that she is having a baby on Valentine’s day. I think the producer was more excited than the parents. It’s always interesting how reality show folks bond with their producer over the years. There is usually one producer for each person, especially on Teen Mom where they are all in different cities. They really do bond over the years. It reminds me of when Kenya was so upset about Matt and asked to speak with her producer off camera.
That pig is a media whore. I swear it gets camera time in every scene! Aubree is excited about being a big sister Chelsea is starting to understand that the more knowledge you have about the world, the more anxiety you have about things. She is nervous her second pregnancy in a way she never was the first time. She buys a little machine that lets you listen to the baby’s heartbeat. They film he hearing it for the first time and it was so sweet. I am so glad Chelsea is on this show. You really do need one decent mother. Cole might be the last decent straight man on earth.
I swear these teen moms buy a house every season. I do understand Lean needing a ranch to deal with the wheelchair situation. It does look like a great place for the kids.
Leah’s brother sets up a slip and slide for the girls. Leah lets Ali play on the slide without a helmet! She is supposed to be in a helmet whenever she is not in her wheelchair. After I paused to write about the helmet, Leah puts kneepads and sunglasses on Ali and asks if she wants to wear her helmet. She of course says no. Leah agrees but says if she starts falling she will have to put the helmet on. Um, that is not how this is supposed to work. That’s like putting on a seat beat after you have crashed the car.
In the second episode, we find out that West Virginia had a severe flood. So many homes were lost. Despite Leah’s homes not being affected, she failed to get her move done before her final date at the new house. She asked the landlord for another week and he wants her to pay the entire month. She claims her monthly rent is $1850. I admit I haven’t rented in many years, but that seems like a lot for a house in the middle of nowhere West Virginia. Plus, I am sure she is going to lose her entire security deposit on the rental. Why has she been renting all these years anyway?
Jeremy came home to help out his parents ended up having to take Addie to Ohio with him and his family to escape the flood. Apparently, Leah was out “volunteering” on the day Addie was supposed to come home. She sure was done up for volunteering. I’d think if you are a single mom with three kids, there would not be a lot of time to be volunteering. Perhaps the twins were with their dad at the same time?
I’m watching this scene with Leah and her friend who “helps with the girls” the blonde one. And I am reminded of something I read recently about her only watching the girls to be on TV and that she has now
left the show Leah and the girls. And there were some other allegations about how the two adults liked to wind down from a hard day of filming, but I’m not a thousand percent sure I am remembering that correctly.
Anyway, back to the train wreck, Leah is not taking Jeremy’s calls now. Despite the fact that he is out of the state with her child, and she just had it out with him over not taking her calls. Jeremy has resorted to calling production, whom he is less than fond of, to try to reach the mother of his child that he likes even less. But Leah will not take the calls.
OMG! That donut is so adorable. But even though Janelle has worked out the visitation of the donut with Nathan she is refusing to let him visit because she doesn’t know his address and has no proof he has the stuff needed to care for a kid. Eventually work it out just in time for Janelle and her latest asshole boyfriend to take Jace and the asshole’s daughter on a road trip to Disney World. Janelle seems to be on a vacation to somewhere every episode. They actually rented a house in Orlando? Or maybe that was production for filming reasons. It would be hard to film at the Motel 6. Janelle is made at Nathan because his mom took Kaiser to the park without Nathan. Jenelle and David are talking crap about Nathan while Jace is sitting right there listening to the entire “adult” conversation. How is grandma taking the doughnut to the park by herself for an hour or two a bad thing. It’s not like when Ryan’s parents on Teen Mom OG had their grandkid for Ryan’s entire weekend.
The short seen with Nathan and the doughnut was adorable.
It looks like Janelle and David have decided not to leave Orlando when they were supposed to and are staying another day for one more theme park David wants to go to, I assume. Barb is insisting that when she meets to pick up Kaiser, that she meet at the same time to pick up Jace. Janelle wants to keep Jace another week. Barb says no. Jenelle has a hissy fit and sees no similarities to what she is doing to Nathan. The world’s worst boyfriend, David, then asks Jace, who is once again hearing all of this on speakerphone from the back seat, would you rather be with us for the week or in daycare (which is basically the summer camp Barb is paying for at $150 a week). Jace says, “Daycare is really, really fun. They have like tennis and stuff.” I love Jace. Then Janelle says that if he stays with her, they can do sports. David agrees. Then Jace says…
“Yeah, but I will miss Mommy so much.”
The situation with Javi is just heartbreaking. He will be finished with the deployment soon, and as we know divorce is imminent. Isaac is going to be heartbroken. During filming at Kail’s she refuses to take Javi’s call on camera and is very testy with production. Next, we see Javi calling his friend to say that he and Kail are getting a divorce. Jo is really, really chill with the Javi situation. He is willing for Isaac to visit with Javi and he’s willing to have Lincoln come to Isaac’s visitation with him. Jo is all grown up now! So can we finally put an ‘e’ on his name now? That bugs me.
Kailyn is pretty in these scenes. I think this is before she had eleventy billion surgeries. Why do people voluntarily have surgery? Kailyn decides to go to Puerto Rico with some friends. And the boys. And production. To be fair, she really is emotional about the divorce. She doesn’t normally show emotions on the show.
The boys make welcome home signs for Javi. Kailyn start referring to Javi as “Lincoln’s dad” which is upsetting Isaac. Kailyn is a great mom to the boys, but she tends to let her feelings about their fathers’ influence the relationship between the boys and their dad. Or dads in Isaac’s case.
When Javi comes home for the joyous reunion, Isaac and Lincoln catch him up on the important stuff. Lincoln says that Mom keeps eating his food because there are poisonous spots. Then Isaac starts talking about Puerto Rico. Javi asks about the trip and what he saw there. Before Isaac can answer, Kail says, “IGUANAS!” This sufficiently gets Isaac off on that topic. I immediately realize that Kail was there with a guy (and some friends). That Kail is a crafty one. Javi is supposed to take both boys to camp. He announces he has a new truck. Um, hasn’t he been home less than 24 hours? How did that happen? He asks to borrow the car seats for the boys. Kail says he can use an extra she has for Lincoln, but not Isaac’s. Um (A) really? and (6) why would Isaac need a car seat? Does he even need a booster seat? Isn’t he like six going on seven? Kail says she can take them both and he can follow in his truck WTF? If she doesn’t want to loan the car seats, can’t he just leave the truck at her house and ride with her? Why is she such a bitch for no reason? I don’t understand this entire situation.
Eventually, she agrees to let Javi use the car seats. Sure enough, Isaac is in a booster. Is he small for his age? But she insists on going with him. Ah, that was her issue. And she insults his new truck. And Toyota. While I get her point. It’s never wise to degrade a brand if you are on a reality show. I am surprised they left that in. On the way to camp, Kail starts asking about Javi’s new house. He is noncommittal about where it is. He hasn’t even closed on it yet. Javi tells the boys (basically Isaac) that he will have to take them by to see it. Isaac says he wants a Jurassic Park bedroom. Kail lets him know in uncertain terms he will not have his own bedroom and that maybe he can go visit and share a room with Lincoln. Isaac doesn’t understand. I want to explain to Isaac that his mom is being a bitch, but I can’t because I’m watching a TV show.
We end with a sad montage of three out of four of the Teen Mom’s kids. And then Chelsea and Cole and Aubree happy as three clams in one shell.