Tonight is part two of the Teen Mom 2 finale special and since we didn’t get to see Briana DeJesusat all in the first one, the producers make up for it this time around. As Dr. Drew points out, in the last four years since MTV viewers saw Briana, a lot has changed and a lot is still the same. As in, Briana dealt with another pregnancy and another baby daddy to battle with. Briana starts with a heavy sigh and says she needs a vacation. Dr. Drew is quick to remind her that you don’t get one with kids and then moves on to asking how her castmates are treating her. Briana purses her lips, clearly acknowledging an issue exists but hesitant to call someone out. Finally, she tells us how her and her family’s close relationship with Javi Marroquin has made Kailyn Lowry feel some kind of way. Because of this, the rest of the moms have followed suit and haven’t exactly been welcoming.
Briana updates us on baby Stella, who is doing better health wise but has only seen her dad, Luis, two more times and she’s four months now. To his credit, Briana says that he’s out of trucking school, working and paying for Stella’s daycare so while he isn’t exactly involved on an emotional level, he’s at least doing something.
It’s reunion time for the cast of Teen Mom 2 and part one is going to ease us into everything without too much craziness. Well, unless you count Jenelle Evans and new husband, David Eason, who just can’t help themselves. But before we go there, the whole cast is on the couch, with a giant macramé pacifier sitting behind them, just in case you didn’t catch that the show has “mom” in the title. All the ladies look fresh and lovely, but Jenelle already has a sourpuss face, magnified by her hair darkened and pulled back in a severe ponytail. I guess I can’t blame Jenelle; it’s going to be a long day for her. Dr. Drew plugs the finale of Teen Mum, which is the UK version of Teen Mom and if you’re not watching, you definitely should. Those Brits have nonstop baby daddy drama and I couldn’t help but get sucked into the whole season. But I digress….
Tonight’s finale of Teen Mom 2 gave us the ending this season deserved – happiness after a whole lot of drama. So much happened from start to finish, this season actually felt like two rolled into one. Kailyn Lowry started out finalizing her divorce with ex-husband Javi Marroquin after so many contentious back and forths about everything from him coming over unannounced to her surprise pregnancy with another man. Leah Messer dealt with mild yet frustrating behavioral problems with the girls, all while trying to get her new dream of motivational speaking on track. Chelsea DeBoer and husband Cole settled into newly married life, dealt with the increasing drug use issues of her ex and navigated the newborn stage of baby Watson with ease before finally getting the wedding reception they always wanted. Briana DeJesus joined us as the newest Teen Mom and the drama she brought didn’t disappoint as she dumped baby daddy Luis in the middle of her pregnancy. Unfortunately, her worries about Luis not stepping up to the plate, just like Nova’s dad, proved to be right and her stress levels rose over every single episode. Jenelle Evans and boyfriend David Eason welcomed baby Ensley, moved into their dream home and got engaged. But it wasn’t all sunshine thanks to Barb winning permanent custody of Jace and with it, permanently damaging her relationship with Jenelle so much so that she wasn’t invited to their wedding. Now that we are all caught up, let’s get started with how everything wraps up tonight!
After a one week hiatus, Teen Mom 2 is picking up right where we left off from the last episode. Briana DeJesus is still fighting with her ex Luis about his level of involvement in their newborn’s life, Leah Messer is trying to figure out how to accommodate all of her girls and their own unique needs, Chelsea DeBoer is planning for her upcoming wedding reception, over a year in the making, Kailyn Lowry is stressing over the impending birth of her third child and finally, Jenelle Evans is fighting with everyone as usual.
After a recent trip to the ER and discovering that baby Stella has holes in her heart, she seems to be doing much better but baby daddy Luis still hasn’t come around to help out or check on her, which comes as a surprise to no one. It definitely isn’t a surprise to Briana, who tells her friend Shirley about his lack of interest while out for donuts. Briana thinks he is staying away because he’s intimidated with her mom and sister always yelling at him when he’s over and that sounds probable given how hard they come for him. I’m not saying it’s not warranted but maybe they could recognize that busting his chops every time he walks through the door might not be the most inviting environment. This is all looking more and more like Devoin and Shirley wants to know if Briana filed for child support like she said she would. Briana has all the paperwork filled out but is hesitant to do so since she knows he is spiteful and it won’t go over well.
Looks like we made it! Shahs of Sunset season six is officially finished and tonight’s part two of the reunion did its best to leave no stone unturned when it came to the burning questions of the season like what’s up with Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi’s marriage? Is she a less angry, better hearing version of herself thanks to rehab and a hearing aid? Is Mike Shouhed still seeing ex-wife Jessica Parido? Does anyone still care at this point? Is Reza Farahan faithful to husband Adam Neely? Does anyone care about that either? And finally, why is Asa Soltan Rahmati on the show? I guess people care about this one. OK, so none of these were really burning questions but Bravo loves to drag out these reunions so whatevs, here’s the breakdown of it all.
We resume from last week’s cliffhanger about whether or not Reza believes his soon-to-be-ex-best-friend Asa’s claim that she didn’t do IVF to conceive her son. Reza, being the slime ball friend that he is, says he does believe her but he has doubts. So he doesn’t believe her? No, he believes her but he hates himself for having doubts. Ohhh I see, he wants so badly to believe his friend but he is also Reza and therefore cannot be trusted and wants to roll with everyone who is pushing Asa out this season, so he can’t stand by her. Are you all following this? I think this is the end of Asa. Because as much as she can be annoying with her magical diamond liquid gold baby organic priestess-ness, she is probably the only one on the show who does value her friendships and now that her friendship with Reza is fractured, what is the point of it all?
The reunion venues for the Shahs of Sunset are getting bigger and so are the accusations. We barely make it through Andy Cohen greeting everyone before the gloves come off, or as Asa Soltan Rahmati observes, the Uzis come out. Asa was of course, a big, pregnant target this season and even in the glow of new motherhood, her cast mates aren’t about to let her off the hook. Even Vida, who usually likes to reserve her most blistering commentary for her own daughter, comes for Asa and trust me when I say her Uzi was fully loaded for that exchange.
Before we go there, I feel like I’m sitting down with a totally different cast than what I saw this season – long gone are any blonde highlights from Mercedes “MJ” Javid and Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi. Instead, their hair is dyed as black as their little hearts. Another thing that’s gone is Reza Farahan’s mustache, along with 43 pounds, to be exact. Mike Shouhed and Shervin Roohparvar are bringing the 90s back, with Mike’s emo eyeliner and Shervin’s slicked back little ponytail with the sides shaved.
Tonight’s episode of Teen Mom 2 reveals what’s wrong with baby Stella after Briana DeJesus had to rush her to the ER, while a very pregnant Kailyn Lowry ends up in the hospital with her own complications. Chelsea DeBoer moves forward with plans to change Aubree’s last name as well as wedding planning, Leah Messer tries to keep growing tension between the twins at bay on vacation and Jenelle Evans’ relationships with her mom Barb continue to deteriorate.
Kail and the boys are still in St. Thomas on their last family vacation before the baby comes but at 35 weeks, Kail is feeling uncomfortable and notices some unusual swelling in her feet. As the day progresses, her hands and face start to swell, so the producers call a doctor since she’s worried about pre-eclampsia. If she does, that means Kail wouldn’t be able to fly home and she debates on which island she could get to in order to have the baby still be a U.S citizen.
I think we all saw it coming when bestie/worstie of friends Reza Farahan didn’t exactly jump to Asa’s defense during her falling out with Mercedes “MJ” Javid over whether or not Asa used IVF to conceive her “miracle baby.” But let’s face it, MJ wasn’t really mad about Asa using IVF or not, she was really just pissed that Asa beat her to the punch when it came to having a kid. So MJ just found the weakest link in the Asa Chain (the fact that Asa isn’t forthcoming with all aspects of her life) and exploited it with the rest of the Shahs to get them on board with casting Asa aside. And it actually worked!