Hello again Teen Mom OG Readers! I know y’all can’t wait to read all about those crazy OG girls. Based on the name of this episode, I’m already cringing, not because I don’t like miniature horses, I mean, who doesn’t love mini horses, but just because I have a feeling that Lil’ Starburst will end up like so many TM pets. Hopefully I’m wrong. On to the recap!
The producers meet Starburst. I can’t quite figure out where Sophia tells them Starburst lives though? Maybe one of my awesome readers caught that. Farrah opens the door and several small dogs run inside. It seems to be like the Secret Life of Pets up in there. The producers ask if the neighbors mind the horse and in true Farrah fashion she says basically she can do what she wants to do. She makes some vague comment about moving (again). She’s evidently allergic to ‘everything’ in Austin. Farrah does claim that her and Simon are just friends.
Farrah and Sophia go out for a little spa time. Farrah talks to Sophia about moving to San Diego. Sophia would like a five year old baby sister. Later, Farrah is talking to her friend and they go out to the backyard. Now I know where Starburst lives after all. Farrah tells her friend that her neighbors are “terrors” and that they have a problem with a horse living in her backyard. I am pretty sure Farrah lives in a housing development, not on a farm. What is wrong with that girl?! Farrah says she will be back to Austin regularly, since her businesses are located there.
Farrah is out to dinner with her friend, the same friend she just told earlier that she was moving soon to San Diego. The friend asks if she is really moving. Farrah says she doesn’t talk to her parents very much, especially her mother. However, Farrah then goes out to eat with Michael and tells him of her plan to move to San Diego. He seems very surprised. Michael asks Farrah about Simon and she blows that discussion off. Farrah lets Michael know that she is not talking to her mother. Farrah then ugly-cries about not having a perfect family.
Bentley, Maci and Maverick are lounging on a bed and Maci admonishes Bentley to stop “messing with your pecker”. Bentley says “Daddy does it.” Poor baby Maverick looks like he has a bad rash on his face. Maci is talking about Thanksgiving and what Bentley wants to do. Bentley wants to go to Texas with Maci and Taylor. Bentley seems worried that Ryan might get mad, but Maci tells him it’s up to him (Bentley) and whatever he wants to do is fine.
Larry and Jen are putting up their Christmas tree. They are worried that they won’t get Bentley for Thanksgiving since they plan on seeing extended family. Larry remembers that the previous Thanksgiving, Maci didn’t let them have Bentley either. This is why you work out what is commonly known as a Parenting Plan with holidays alternated or spelled out. It avoids all this drama, for the most part. Larry is pretty irritated that Maci won’t give a clear answer on what is going on. I understand that they are the grandparents, but Maci has depended on them a lot when Bentley was younger, and it is pretty rotten to just blow them off now.
Maci still hasn’t answered Ryan about Bentley going to Alabama. Now, I am definitely not Team Ryan, and I know he has missed a lot of things in Bentley’s life and barely ever shows up on time, but, Maci is now doing to Ryan what she accuses him of doing – not communicating.
Ryan and Mackenzie talk about Thanksgiving plans. Ryan is hoping Maci won’t be a “punk” and let him have Bentley. Mackenzie admonishes him for his attitude. He texts Maci again to ask about Thanksgiving. Maci finally lets him know that Bentley will not be with Ryan for the holiday. Ryan lets his parents know. Jen is upset. Ryan says he could strangle Maci and gets the “look” from Mackenzie.
Maci’s friend Keelie comes over while Maci is sorting Maverick’s clothes. Maci tells her friend that things have been rough since she told Ryan that Bentley is going to Texas for the holiday and has texted her some rude comments. Ryan had asked her how it was fair and she responded that Ryan had no business questioning her parenting and it was about what Bentley wanted. Maci points out to Keelie that she had to teach Bentley everything he knows, how to play baseball, how to throw a football, how to spell. Okay then! Maci states that Ryan’s only contribution was helping to create Bentley.
Okay, let me say up front, I think Nova is super cute. But for the love of all that is holy, can someone please brush that kids hair? And put some clothes on her while she’s being immortalized on national television?! Catelynn and Tyler are planning Nova’s birthday party. Ty tells Cate that he wants another baby, a boy, but Cate is very hesitant. Tyler would like a baby within the next year and pressures Cate. He doesn’t seem to remember her post partum depression at all.
Nova turns two! They are having her party, and happily, she is dressed for the occasion. To celebrate, she’s walking around licking frosting off a butter knife. Butch shows up and they have cake and presents. She gets a #FreeButch tshirt which is pretty funny. Kim sits down with Tyler and Amber (Tyler’s sister) to discuss Butch. Tyler still seems disengaged about the situation.
Kim asks Ty if Cate is pregnant. Tyler says no, but nods his head yes for some reason that he doesn’t explain. Tyler really wants a boy and has been doing medical research to try and ensure that the next baby is a boy. Kim tells them doing it doggy style will guarantee a boy, the crew member suggests laughing while conceiving helps.
Nova is working on potty training with Tyler. Cate looks mostly disinterested in that whole process. Ty and Cate talk more about another baby and Cate reiterates she isn’t yet ready, and has birth control for the next ten years unless he has it removed.
Amber, Matt, Gary and Kristina are throwing a surprise party for Leah, together at an arcade. Leah is eight! They all check out the party room together and make decisions. Amber wants chair covers (what??) and Gary basically says that’s lame and Matt agrees with him. This should end well. Amber mentions that Matt’s son Chris will be attending and both Gary and Kristina look pensive.
Amber and Matt go shopping for Leah’s birthday. Gary goes out to lunch with a friend (nope, I’m wrong, it was with his brother; thank you astute reader for jogging my memory!). Gary explains that he is not thrilled about Chris being around Leah because of Chris’ drug use. Gary’s friend pushes about when is Amber getting married. Um, not sure how that is any of his business actually.
Leah has her birthday party and is very surprised. She seems really happy to have everyone at her party together. Gary asks Matt about his relationship with Chris and then segues into when the date is for Amber and Matt’s wedding. Gary then tells Amber and Matt that they should have a baby. Amber states “I can’t” and Gary asks why. Amber doesn’t answer that. Frankly, Gary, that was a whole lot of inappropriate questioning going on.
Gary and Kristina discuss the party. Gary says he is okay with Chris since he doesn’t live with Matt and Amber and will only be around Leah a limited amount of time. Gary rambles about the many types of Amber and Kristina gives him a look like “why are you babbling on about this?” Amber and Matt are hanging out and Amber says she has had plenty of “Gary time” in the last couple of weeks. I’m with her; a little Gary goes a long way. Amber shares that she was recently re-diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and bipolar, and doesn’t feel that is a situation to bring another child into, plus she needs to be on three medications for the rest of her life. Amber realizes that without the medication, she will be unstable. Matt seems supportive of Amber not procreating with him.
Next time on Teen Mom OG – Amber is upset because Leah didn’t make her an ornament because they only made one, Maci is mad at Ryan, Farrah shows off a ring she bought herself to Simon and Tyler asks Cate if she is afraid he will leave her.