In the ‘Previously on Teen Mom 2’ update, we get caught up on the events that happened this spring when David Eason got himself fired from the show. Oh yeah, and Briana DeJesus turning down Javi Marroquin’s proposal.
Let’s dive into tonight’s episode – season 8, episode 27! These seasons seem to get longer and longer and longer…But we’re not complaining!
Chelsea Houska-DeBoer: Chelsea was the first up this week, so we’ll keep her first. I saw people complaining about her last week but I thought her and Cole running late and bickering in the car was funny. And if this show is supposed to represent motherhood at all, running late and forgetting things is basically what it is.
Anyway, this week Chelsea is getting a blood test and finding out the gender of baby number three. She surprises the crew and Aubree. Later she and Aubree go to get balloons and they make up a fake story so that no one will leak her pregnancy news. It seems like they could have just said the balloons were for Aubree since they were plain pink? But in the end they have it all set up to surprise Cole and he seems genuinely surprised and happy. In a way it’s too bad we already knew because of the internet because it could have been a fun surprise for all of us.
Leah Messer: Jeremy Calvert asked Leah on a date so she brings Addie as a buffer. Leah paints a gray dog bowl and Jeremy paints a car while complaining about being colorblind. Later, we learn that Ali has been falling asleep in class. Leah goes to Victoria’s apartment, and I think this is the first time we have been there. They talk about her current status with Jeremy, but I can’t really focus because her makeup is so good in this scene. It was just really complimenting her nicely. Then she talks about how exhausted Ali is and it sounds like her poor body is just tired. We don’t get to see puppies this episode and it seems like Leah is driving different vehicles in different scenes. It makes you wonder if MTV is messing with the time again with editing these scenes together.
Kailyn Lowry: It’s Isaac’s birthday. Javi drops off Lincoln and asks to talk with Kail off camera. He apparently told her that he is breaking up with Briana. Why did they have that conversation off camera if she was just going to tell the camera crew anyway? Kail feels vindicated (before naming off a solid list of reasons it can’t work out between them). Later they celebrate Isaac’s birthday – Quay, Bone, and Daddy Dom are all there – and he gets a bunch of different games before facetiming Javi to say thank you.
Javi goes on Kail’s podcast at the end of the episode and when they walk into her studio/office there is a painting of her that I don’t think we’ve ever seen before. I’ve been really trying to give her podcast a solid effort and I listened to this one with Javi. It does make Kail seem more relatable.
Briana DeJesus: Briana is in Delaware again. Javi wants to know when she is moving there. Briana is actually thinking of logistics, her kids, and how big of a decision that type of move is (let’s apply this kind of thought to the rest of your life shall we?). Briana tells us later that they are not together. She resisted moving so Javi said that their futures don’t match up. Brittany, in her element, calls out Javi for trying to get Briana to have a trap baby to get her stuck in Delaware like he did to Kail. She talks about her upcoming surgery and Javi had a problem with it being filmed or on Snapchat. Briana says it’s happening whether he likes it or not and she’s getting her breasts done, lipo, deflating her backside, a tummy tuck, and that’s it. That’s it? Nothing else you want to add while you’re under and being flashed for the world to see? Anyway, Briana is going to need a caretaker, whose tasks include butt wiping duties. Now that Javi is out of the picture she isn’t sure who is going to do this, but as Britt sits there holding her latest ‘surprise’ baby, I know who I would ask.
Eventually, we learn that Briana went crazy on social media after Javi was on the podcast with Kail. She and Shirley go out to eat. Briana says she is going to eat as much as she can now before the surgery. They are apparently both getting surgery and Javi was going to take care of both of them. Now they are having to go to Plan B because Shirley’s mom can’t fill in, and Roxy and Brittany have to take care of Briana’s kids. So Briana’s ‘ex’, Drea, who we got to see at her last baby shower is the only one who can fill this role. So both Briana AND Shirley are going to be comfortable having this guy help them when they are so vulnerable they can’t wipe their own butts?! I just don’t get it. But maybe its different if you are comfortable enough having your surgery and body exposed on Snapchat in the first place?
Jenelle Evans: Jenelle is dropping Jace at her mom’s for a couple days. Jenelle won’t talk about anything without David. He is ‘choosing’ not to film according to her. Ugh, the denial is strong with this one. Jenelle complains about Barb. Apparently, once he is 10, Jace will get to choose if he wants to see Jenelle. In a later scene, they tell us the cameras weren’t allowed to film their weekend with the kids because David was there. Barb asks Jenelle about Jace’s pills at the dropoff. Jenelle claims not to have given them to him for a couple days because he was fine, but she also didn’t bring them with her. After all the speculation last week about the counter full of pills, this seems like a huge red flag. At a minimum, it does not help Jace to intermittently skip medication. It depends on how it works with your body, but most likely this is a low dose medication that he needs daily to help regulate something in his body.
Barb asks her to meet for lunch and she says no, she is busy all week. Jace tells Barb that he didn’t call her because they wouldn’t let him. We get to see Jace with Barb more, presumably because David is fired and Jenelle doesn’t do anything without him, and he said that they were on the boat all day. Kaiser was not with them, instead, he was at daycare. Coincidentally, this week the news is ablaze with updates about Kaiser so let’s just all hope he is ok. Jace ends things by calling ‘Mommy and David pieces of sh*t’ before spitting. Honestly, good riddance David, please MTV fire her too, and I will cross my fingers for North Carolina CPS and the grandmas to get custody of all of those kids.
TELL US – WILL BARBARA AND JENELLE EVER MEND FENCES? THOUGHTS ON JAVI DUMPING BRIANA? SHOULD JEREMY AND LEAH GET BACK TOGETHER?
The best Tweet last night came from Chelsea’s dad Randy:
— Randy Houska (@PapaRandlicious) July 3, 2018
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