Archana Ram
March 30, 2011 AT 06:00 AM EDT

On last night’s season finale, we saw some of the girls make leaps and bounds (Leah), while others seemed to fall deeper and deeper into bad decisions (Jenelle). In between the two extremes were Chelsea and Kailyn, who continued to deal with their baby-daddy issues and whose stories encapsulated the difficulty of single parenthood. I laughed, I cried, I squealed when I saw Ali. Here’s what went down:


It was Aubree’s first birthday, so Chelsea was busy getting all her ducks in a row for the party. The theme? Leopard. The color scheme? Hot pink. My sympathy for the single mom? Waning. But there were bigger fish to fry than a house party. Adam hadn’t contacted Chelsea, not even to see Aubree, and still hadn’t removed his car from the driveway or his belongings from her house. Of course Chelsea didn’t have the guts to do anything about it, so her dad had to step in to get Adam’s truck towed. Since physical violence against Adam would be less than kosher, this car towing must’ve been a nice piece of vengeance for Randy. But I thought the timing was a little off. A ploy to squash Adam right before little Aubree’s big birthday? Isn’t that just asking for an inappropriate fight during the leopard party? Well, actually no. Adam didn’t call, drive over, or send a scathing text. Party time!

Aubree loved the celebration, though I think Chelsea was more excited because it gave her an opportunity to rock an all-leopard look. (Note: It’s not a good look, Chelsea…on anyone.) As the party died down and her parents went home, Adam finally showed up, looking for his car and motor. Did he not see the text? Aren’t teens glued to their phones and text-messaging plans these days? (I’m 25 going on 65, apparently.) Either way, he didn’t know and he was mad. But after an earlier chat with her sister, who’d called Chelsea out for constantly running back to Adam, Chelsea stood her ground. It probably helped that her friends were by her side so she couldn’t give in, but I’ll let her have it. She gave him very terse answers, and so Adam stormed off, calling Chelsea a “f—ing b—-.” Chelsea immediately dialed Rand-a-licious, who suggested that if Adam came again, she should call the police.

So as expected, what was supposed to be a happy, momentous birthday party devolved into more Adam drama. The most troubling part of it all was that Adam was concerned more with his motor than Aubree. Her friends tried to lift her spirits, telling her that he didn’t deserve Aubree and that they were proud of her for not calling him. Their support paired with the overall emotion surrounding the birthday started to get to Chelsea. She’d essentially raised Aubree by herself, and it finally hit her — she’d proved everyone wrong. She could raise a baby — a happy, giggly, beautiful baby.

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