The girls all hit turning points last night, from Chelsea pondering her relationship with Adam to Leah wondering whether marriage was in the cards right now. Let’s see how it all went down:
Things got kind of crazy on Teen Mom last night — even by Teen Mom standards. Cops were called, an impromptu road trip to New Jersey was made, and Aubree’s first carnival experience was tarnished. Let’s relive the madness.
There were plenty of tears shed last night, and I’m not just talking about my own. It was quite a depressing episode — from Kailyn’s paranoia and Jenelle’s fear of abandonment to Chelsea’s relationship pains and Leah’s heartache over her daughter’s MRI. Grab a tissue and join me, will you?
Last night’s episode showed us the growing divide between the independent and dependent moms. In one corner, we had Kailyn and Jenelle, who are struggling to break out on their own with new homes and a solid education. And in the other corner were Chelsea, who constantly looks to her dad, best friend, or boyfriend; and Leah, who seems about as ready for marriage as she is for another baby.
I don’t know about you guys, but last night’s episode felt particularly gut-wrenching. At times I felt angry, especially when Chelsea failed to see just how terrible Adam was. But the episode also made me sad – how could you not tear up when Leah asked if she was to blame for Ali’s medical condition? All aboard the emotional roller coaster!
Coincidentally or not, it seems like each episode of Teen Mom 2 now follows a specific theme. Last week, we saw the girls fight to keep their broken families intact. This week, it was all about the fight for their education. I’d like to think it’s by chance that the episodes are starting to feel like real-life after-school specials, but I do miss how the original Teen Mom portrayed each girl’s individual struggles, whether it was money (Farrah), family (Amber), or ex-boyfriends (Maci). It seems less compelling now that I can lump their problems into one category per week.
Most of the girls on 16 & Pregnant and the original Teen Mom just wanted normalcy – the ability to go out with friends, attend school, and live for themselves. But it seems that this season’s batch of moms just wants one happy family, and last night we saw their dreams get even more idealistic with a new house (Leah), a relationship reunion (Chelsea), and the hope to take things back to happier times (Kailyn). Let’s see how it all went down:
As 16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom have shown us, one of the biggest problems facing these girls is the difficulty in acknowledging their new lives. Partying? Friends? The luxury of doing whatever, whenever? Those things are sacrificed when they bring a child into this world at their age. I’m used to screaming at the TV whenever they make selfish decisions, but last night, we saw all four girls do what was best for their child, not just what was best for them. Kudos, girls! (Well, maybe not you, Chelsea.) Let’s see how they fared.
On last night’s episode of Teen Mom 2, everyone had something to hide, for reasons of embarrassment (Chelsea, who invited that awful boyfriend to her house), sadness (Leah, who learned about Ali’s potentially life-changing condition) or pride (Jenelle, who asked to be taken back in). Let’s see how the girls fared.
A new year, a new set of moms. This season, we get a more in-depth look at the lives of 16 and Pregnant alums Jenelle, Leah, Chelsea, and Kailyn. Having been totally wrapped up in the original Teen Mom – Leah and Gary’s bitter verbal and physical fights, Farrah’s money troubles, and Maci’s courageous mama-bear mentality – I wondered if I could get sucked in the same way for round 2. Well, thanks to a fairly explosive first episode (see: Jenelle), mission accomplished.
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