Hello Readers and happy holidays to those of your that celebrate anything. It is cold and snowy here. Without further ado….
Cate and Tyler are still trying to schedule a visit with Carly. It has been two years since they have seen her. However, they have a huge family vacation planned right when the meeting date should be. They talk about cancelling the vacation if that is what they have to do. You can tell Tyler is not happy about it though. Dawn tries to explain that it is a lot of schedules to work around, not just Cate and Tyler’s at this point.
Tyler and Cate talk about whether seeing Carly once a year or less is beneficial or harmful to Carly. Sometimes Tyler is just annoying when he goes off on a tangent. They are unsure if they will be able to see Carly at all. Later, Teresa gives them some alternate dates that will work. Cate says she is nervous each time seeing Carly. They have decided on a date to see Carly and are heading to North Carolina. They stay at a rental house and prepare for their visit. Catelynn struggles with having Nova behave and admits that she couldn’t have done it at sixteen. Tyler tells the producer that he no longer cares about his relationship with Brandon and Teresa. He says they are good people, but he just can’t care anymore. Cate and Tyler discuss seeing Nova and Carly playing together and how Carly will be towards them. Cate seems very pensive. They are unsure what will happen during the visit.
Farrah has been travelling internationally and Michael and his fiancé have been watching Sophia. Everyone seems very happy to see each other when Farrah returns. Farrah decided while travelling abroad that she needs to work on her relationship with her mom, and thinks inviting her to go to Italy, sans Doctor David of course, would be the answer. She then lets Sophia be the decision maker regarding inviting Debz. Why??!! Farrah also decides to invite Michael and Amy. Farrah does seem to have a good relationship with Amy, which can only be a positive.
Michael, Farrah and Sophia go to pick out an engagement ring for Amy. Farrah tells her dad what type of ring she likes. Later, Farrah and Sophia hang out with Amy. Amy wants to go home and have alone time with Michael. That’s awkward. Farrah states that Sophia doesn’t want to hang out with Deb anymore and tries to sound all innocent in why that would be. Amy tries to encourage Farrah to mend fences with Debra.
Farrah and Sophia FaceTime Debz after Sophia first refuses and backtalks Amy. That kid needs some serious discipline in her life. And a better mother. Debz seems excited about being invited to Italy. Farrah makes it clear that Dr. David is not invited. Farrah later offers to help Michael plan the proposal to Amy. Farrah says her mom can’t be around during the proposal. Michael tries to be diplomatic and kind about and towards Debra.
Bentley is getting ready to start third grade and is going supply shopping with Maci. Ryan has still not responded to Maci about taking a drug test. Jen and Larry discuss the situation with the producer. Larry can’t understand why Maci is being like she is. Jen gets it, even though she doesn’t say a whole lot in Maci’s defense. Jen breaks down crying and Larry just keeps repeating himself about not understanding what the problem is. Mackenzie tells Ryan that she found a store in Dallas and wants a new wedding dress. She wants Ryan to go with her, but he is definitely not interested in that. Ryan says it is stressful that Maci won’t let him see Bentley until he passes a drug test. He is reluctant to do that, as its not entirely out of his system. Mackenzie does take a friend to Dallas to find her dress. She claims that everything is going smoothly as far as Ryan’s sobriety. Mack is worried Bentley may not be allowed at the wedding.
Maci and Taylor wake Bentley for his first day of third grade. After school, Maci discusses Bentley’s first day with him. When Bentley whines he looks just like Ryan to me. Maci states that Ryan did not reach out to Bentley on his first day. He also hasn’t responded to her request for a drug test. Maci states that her first priority is keeping Bentley safe, then happy.
Mackenzie searches for her dress and finds one with a lot of beading that she declares is the one. She flies home and spends the next day with Ryan and her son, Hudson, who is super cute. Ryan tells Mack that he took a hair follicle test while she was gone but he feels it will not be clean yet. He quickly loses interest and picks at something on his leg while Mack tries to engage him in conversation. Ryan says he told Maci they are going to have to go to court. He can’t understand why Maci won’t just give him his weekends with Bentley back, along with some time during the week and input on decisions relating to Bentley. Seriously Ryan?!
Amber is possibly not done with Matt (spoiler alert, she is) and decides to go to Las Vegas to see if there is any chance for them. Amber hangs out in her bed with her cousin to discuss the situation with her and the producer. I saw Amber got some hatin’ over her head wrap, but I’m actually kind of digging it. Amber does say she hasn’t seen Leah very much because of everything she (Amber) is going through.
Amber calls Matt to set up a visit. He seems interested in that happening. He says he will let Amber meet with his therapist while she’s in town. Gary and Kristina discuss the current situation with Amber and Leah’s first day of school. Kristina is such a good person. Amber only saw Leah twice during summer break, yet Kristina still states how much Leah needs Amber.
Amber does show up for Leah’s first day of school. Gary is busy making pancakes for the family (Gary Gary Gary, please don’t use a metal spatula on that nonstick griddle!) Gary calls Amber to see if she’s up and Amber is delighted to let him know that she is on her way already. In the car Gary states that he can’t see “squat-diddly”. Um. He then advises Leah to find the biggest person in school and punch them in the mouth?! Kristina is appalled, as is Leah. Gary tries to play it off as “just kidding”. Later Kristina and Gary discuss how the morning went. Gary does compliment Kristina which is nice to hear.
A policewoman pulls up beside Amber and takes her picture. Keep it classy, Indy. Always. Amber tells the producer she is doing well now and taking all her medication. She is still planning a trip to see Matt to see if it’s really over. She knows that she will have to get completely over Matt before she could move on, and doesn’t know what she is really looking for. Andrew. You are looking for Andrew, evidently.
Next time on Teen Mom OG – Maci and Taylor go skydiving, Cate and Tyler have their visit with Carly, we meet Andrew, Debz and Farrah have an argument. Until next time, Jersey out!