Another day, another recap!
Farrah is back in Austin for Sophia’s birthday party. She has invited her mom to come to the party. Farrah, Michael and Sophia go to lunch and Farrah tells Michael about the party. Debra arrives and is locked out of the house. Deb unleashes the dogs from the crate and lets them outside. Farrah and Sophia arrive and show Deb the pony. Deb is telling Farrah how much she has missed her and Farrah completely blows her off. Starburst gallops around the backyard and Sophia looks on, looking rather sinister. Not going to lie, that kid scares me sometimes.
Farrah is getting Sophia’s party ready. This, of course, means she has to yell at her parents about what they’re doing wrong. Paola arrives and Farrah bosses her around, but at least she doesn’t yell at her. I am continuously shocked that anyone ever hangs out with Farrah. Ever. Farrah then goes outside to torture Starburst by dressing him? her? up. Debra comes outside on the balcony and Farrah actually has the nerve to admonish Deb for “yelling off the balcony”. Farrah is so incredibly rude and hurtful. The party looks cute, and there is an eight-tier cake. Wow.
At the party, Deb is scrolling through pictures on her phone of Sophia’s birth and Farrah is indignant that they might be shown. Um, you gave birth on national TV and let’s not forget about your other endeavors. A little late for modesty, Farrah. Farrah then states that there are very few pictures of her youth, and not much was done for/with her. Deb disagrees while wearing a very strange shirt.
Deb is making pancakes for the sleepover crew and actually gets snotty with a little kid. Not that I’m too shocked about that, but still. Farrah asks her mom if she is leaving the next day and then states that Deb cannot stay with her the whole time and will need to get a hotel. Farrah states that Debra has to “be normal” if she is going to be there. Since when is being normal a requirement? Debra doesn’t want to stay in town if she is banished to a hotel with no vehicle and Farrah doesn’t want her mom at her house. As loud as those two are, you know Sophia could hear all of that.
Ryan calls to tell Bentley the news of his engagement via FaceTime. Bentley and Maci both seem happy for him, and Ryan asks Bentley to be his “little” best man. He then tells Bentley to ask his mom where she got all the hookers. Sigh. Ryan. Seriously?? Ryan tries to play it off, but honestly, who says that to their child of any age? Maci then invites Mackenzie out to lunch. Maci does tell Bentley that Mackenzie is great.
Maci and Mack go to lunch and Maci tells Mack that she definitely needs a wedding planner. Mackenzie seems pretty nonchalant about the whole planning process and said she planned her first wedding in three weeks, during her senior year of high school. Maci and Mackenzie bond over their high school teen mom experience. Maci asks Mackenzie for her help in helping Ryan and Bentley bond. Maci says that Bentley is not happy going to Jen and Larry’s and that he still has to sleep with Jen when he is there. Mackenzie starts looking a little uncomfortable about where this conversation is headed. Maci goes on and on, emphasizing that Jen and Larry are grandparents not parents. Funny, she wasn’t singing that tune when she wanted to go out and left baby Jayde with Jen and Larry, or the many times she had them watch Bentley.
Maci gets back from lunch and talks about her meeting with Mackenzie with Taylor. Taylor tries to be insightful, but it’s almost painful listening to him. Bentley and Ryan have a phone conversation and Ryan asks Bentley if he wants to stay at Ryan’s instead of Jen and Larry’s. Did they take lessons from Barbara and Jenelle? Stop asking the child where he wants to stay and just be parents.
Amber gets a call from Catelynn and talks to her about being a model for her clothing line. Amber was worried that Catelynn might feel bad about being a plus-sized model, but Catelynn seemed fine with everything. Amber then interviews several models for her fashion show and decides she likes them all.
Leah is playing with her cousin and he gets a little rough with her. She goes inside, and Kristina follows to check on her. However, she can’t get inside because Leah slammed the door and offset it. Gary tells her to lose her attitude. Amber is busy setting up her fashion show. Matt asks her if she’s ready for all this, and Amber says she’s nervous, but wants to move forward.
Amber and Matt meet with a possible venue for her fashion show. They pick a place that is a 21 and over locale. They aren’t sure how many people might show up, which would seem to make finding a venue a little tough. Amber is sporting new pink hair though, which looks fun. Amber decides to do a photo shoot instead of a fashion show. Matt states that no one has any clue how hard they work all the time. Okay, Matt, if you say so.
Catelynn is getting her hair done and decides to go with a new color. Her mom April is there with her, and gets a whole new hair-do. Catelynn tells her mom that the getaway to Jackson Hole was awesome. April also compliments Cate on her communication skills with Tyler. Tyler and Butch are hanging out with Nova when Cate arrives back home. At least Nova is dressed, but still has that ratty hair.
Tyler arrives at his old house where Butch is working. Tyler and Butch discuss how Butch is doing. Butch says he meets with a counselor once a week to help him stay sober. He will be off parole in six months. Butch shares that he was thinking about getting high, but decided he is done with that lifestyle.
Tyler and Cate are getting Nova dressed but she’s having none of that. Tyler fills Cate in on his visit with his dad. Wait, what is this? Cate actually combed and put Nova’s hair in a ponytail! Cate doesn’t seem too interested. I notice she has replaced the zebra hoodie of past days with a pullover hoodie in the last few episodes.
Tyler and Cate are headed to therapy and Butch is the babysitter. Or maybe Nova is the babysitter, I’m not entirely sure. They discuss their current relationship with their therapist and let her know that things are going well with parenting Nova. Tyler says Nova is just being a “terrible toddler”, but overall it’s fine. Cate admits that she is a pushover when it comes to parenting.
Next time on Teen Mom OG – Butch has apparently relapsed, Farrah and Debra are at each other again, Jen and Larry tell Mackenzie how important family is to them, and Amber tries on wedding dresses and freaks out. Until next time, Jersey out.