‘Teen Mom OG’ Season 6 Reunion Part 1 Recap: Amber Needs Cash & Maci Gets Bashed

“Has anyone seen my bitch of a fiance?”

The Ashley knows that she said she wasn’t recapping this season of Teen Mom OG…but she just couldn’t resist doing one recap for the road! (For those asking, The Ashley’s ‘Teen Mom’ recaps will return with the new season of Teen Mom 2!)

Anyway, it’s time for our favorite birth-control-challenged gals to head to the Big Apple and meet up with Dr. Drew “I Don’t Treat Them” Pinsky. The last ‘Teen Mom’ Reunion was quite a moment in television history, what with Amber stampeding to the stage to beat up on the Botox-filled mask that Farrah calls a face, and Matt giving ol’ Michael the heave-ho into a crowd of stunned teeny-boppers. Let’s hope MTV at least had the decency to buy the gals boxing gloves and Vaseline their “crooked ass lips” before sending them into the ring…er, I mean, on stage!

Let the reunion hi-jinks begin! Here’s to hoping we get plenty of people storming off stage, a Matt-and-Amber screaming sesh and at least one look from Dr. Drew that says “what happened to my life?” before someone in the cast screams “MONKEY!”

“Even the worst day on a ‘Teen Mom’ Reunion stage beats a day giving people colonoscopies back at the office!”

We start things off with Amber, Maci and Catelynn sitting on stage with the good doctor. (Farrah is being held in a safety pen off-site, surely.) Dr. Drew, of course, brings up the fact that Farrah is absent from the stage, and says it’s best that they move on from what happened last time. He then, of course, decides to discuss what happened last time for a good five more minutes.

Amber promises that she would refrain from beating the BeJesus out of Farrah should she decide to go up on stage. Maci, ever the martyr, says that she wishes she could have a relationship with Farrah but she can only try so many times. Poor, poor Maci. (Not literally, of course.)

“I’d give you another shot to hit her, Amber, but you’d probably miss again!”

Amber says that Farrah thinks she’s better than the rest of them. Catelynn says that Farrah treats her mother Debra so poorly, and that ol’ April would “knock me out cold” if she said those kinds of things to her. The crowd erupts in cheers over the potential domestic violence.

We look back at the most memorable moments from the season: fun times in the MAMBR mobile, the sad horse frolicking through Farrah’s yard, the “Free Butch” T-shirt given to Nova and the Puerto Rico trip. We also relive some of the hard moments. Amber looks like she wants to vomit as she watches footage of herself trying on wedding dresses to marry Matt. (We feel the same way, girl.)

When your leggings are starting to cut off your circulation…

After sitting through a bunch more filler (“Bentley plays baseball…Catelynn has a mental illness…) it’s time to get to the good stuff! Get ready to see chairs flying around the stage (and possibly a Forever Haute shoe) because here comes Amber!

Amber, all suited up in a brown camo jacket that looks like it was left in the back of Corey Simms‘ truck too long collecting “spittin’ tobbacy” juice. She’s also wearing some sort of brown pant-leg-like-objects. We watch clips of Amber’s “journey,” which is just basically a hodgepodge of scenes featuring Amber complaining about various things, while sporting an assortment of hair colors.


We also get to re-watch the wretch-inducing clip of Matt trying to get Amber to “forgive Daddy.” (Hopefully you didn’t plow through a plate of Mexican food before watching this scene.)

We see a Spandex-clad Amber cussing and screaming about how trashy Matt is after he fails his lie detector test.

When The Ashley realized she should have been recapping this season…

Jesus God Leah, The Ashley really should have recapped this season. Sigh.

We come back to present day, where Amber tells us that she and Matt aren’t broken up, but they’re not together. Um…isn’t that like saying you’re “kinda pregnant” or something? WTF.

Drew brings up the fact that Matt has basically kept Amber locked in the MAMBR Castle for the last few years, and Amber says that after she managed to get Matt’s sweaty paws off of her (and her wallet), her family started coming around again.

Speaking of Amber’s Forever Haute wallet, it’s a lot lighter these days, given that Matty has taken it upon himself to “manage” Amber’s money…by spending it on “pokah tournaments,” band tees and most likely a hefty supply of antibiotics.

Amber says that hundreds of dollars go missing on the regular, and that she is the reason Matt has any money to spend at all. Dr. Drew is just sitting there, trying to keep Amber from going off into an angry tirade where she tells him to shut his crooked lips. He’s being very careful with the phrasing of each question.

Amber says that, despite the fact that Matt often plays hide-and-go with her money, and says mean things about her, and continually tries to get his creepy mug on TV, she loves him.

“At least you weren’t dumb enough to put his name on your house! Oh….wait…”

Drew states that since Matt is on the “deed” to the house that he lives in with Amber, she can’t kick him out.

“I don’t give a s**t!” Amber spats.

Drew looks like he wants to inform her that the U.S. legal system doesn’t work like “Teen Mom.” You can’t just kick someone down the stairs when you’re tired of them living in your house. Even if you throw a TV at them, they are still allowed to come back if they’re on the paperwork for the house!

“I make the money!” Amber states. “He makes a little bit!”

When you realize all your money is now “MAMBR” money…even though you were the one who got knocked up in high school…

Later, Amber explains that she has the weight of the world on her shoulders, because so many girls count her as their idol. Oh…America…we have to do better than this.

It’s time to bring out Matt! But…unfortunately he was unable make it to the reunion. (Surely he was too busy dealing with his hedgefunds, or working on finding that pesky cure for cancer.) Amber looks terrified that Matt is going to hobble his way out on stage to “surprise” her, but Dr. Drew assures her that Matt is right where she left him: in their bed, doing nothing.

We do get to hear Matt’s heavenly voice via phone, though. He chats it up with Dr. Drew, explaining that things are fine, it’s just been a bad month, what with all the bank account draining and him trying to basically boink any girl who’s not Amber…)

Next, Dr. Drew brought up all of the missing money and asks Matt to account for it. Matt begins to sound nervous. (You can almost smell his sweating pits through the TV screen!)

“It’s not that there’s money ‘missing,'” Matt begins, before explaining that it’s silly Amber who just “forgets” where all the money goes.

Tia Mowry up in front may be shocked by this, but the girl in the back is so over these knuckleheads…

Dr. Drew looks like he’s legit biting his own tongue to keep from exploding in laughter.

Amber isn’t having it.

“You’re talking wrong right now!” she yells. “Don’t make me look like I get angry and I can’t remember!”

Amber is trying to act hard but that’s kind of ridiculous considering this sweaty Muppet is legit lounging up in her bed at the very moment she’s acting like he’s so awful.

Finally, Dr. Drew just cuts to the chase asking Matt where the damn money is.

“WHERE’S $60,000? WHERE’S $30,000? WHERE’S $94,000?!” Amber screams.

The moment Dr. Drew realizes that he could have made a whole lot more money by skipping medical school and instead getting his high school girlfriend knocked up…

Dr. Drew is sitting there looking shocked that these degenerates have that much money. If he was pulling that kind of cash, he wouldn’t be forced to talk to these ‘Teen’ Mom knuckleheads about their “boundaries” and whatnot.

They start arguing about Matt taking $20,000+ out of their account and going to Vegas. We are legit sitting here listening to these hoodlums as they balance their checkbooks on-camera. Again, America, we need to do better.

Matt says that he took his $27,000 in MTV money and hit the road after Amber kicked him out of MAMBR Castle for the umpteenth time. Matt assures us that he has the money…sitting in his backpack.

Back at the MAMBR Castle…. Matt is stuffing a backpack full of Monopoly money…

For some reason, though, Matt is unable to produce this Jansport ‘o’ Cash, which pisses Amber off even more.

Dr. Drew gently suggests that perhaps Amber should look into separating her bank account from this scuzzy street urchin and she again acts hard, like she was planning that all along. (Meanwhile, Matt is probably lounging on her pink bed with her credit card in his hand, ordering a copy of Identity Switching for Dummies and a hefty supply of extra-strength deodorant.)

“Awww, he thinks I’m pretty…what were we talking about again?”

Matt shoots her a compliment about her looks and she instantly warms to him, telling him that the guy who says a nice thing about her once in awhile is the guy she wants to be with.

Amber vows that she will break up with Matt if he doesn’t change.

After Matt hangs up, they wheel out Gary and Kristina to chat about what a trainwreck Matt and Amber’s relationship is. Gary makes it clear that things are going well between him and Amber and he’s not trying to get a TV thrown at him.

“Keep trying, Dr. Drew but I’m not saying anything bad about Amber. I’m not trying to get my head pushed through that press-wood wall!”

Gary says that he’s worried about Matt’s pill-popping and money-snatching, and then brings up the fact that Matt tried to Twitter-bang at least two other ‘Teen Mom’ stars before Amber took the bait and got with him.

Still, Amber has nothing but good things to say about Gary and Kristina.

When it becomes obvious that Amber’s not going to cat-claw someone’s face off, Dr. Drew moves the conversation on to Maci.

Maci appears on stage solo with Dr. Drew and we watch back all of her hard times– how her marriage can be hellish, how hard raising three kids is and, of course, how she’s been left to fix Ryan’s drug problem.

When your life is just so damn hard and no one understands…

Dr. Drew brings up the fact that people have been speculating that Ryan has been one step from an appearance on Intervention for years, and Maci agrees. Maci says she didn’t mention it to Mackenzie because she didn’t want Mackenzie to think she was trying to move in on a hopped-up Ryan behind her back.

“You up for boxing a few rounds with Mackenzie?”

Next, they bring out Mackenzie, which means that there’s at least still a chance that someone is going to throw a shoe at someone on this stupid Reunion.

Ryan, of course, couldn’t make it to the studio to film. Unlike Matt, though, he’s not lying in bed, using ‘Teen Mom’ money to buy crap on Amazon Prime. Ryan is off getting treatment, and they don’t allow you to be Skype’d into a TV show while you’re in The ‘hab.

To remind us of how HIGH! HIGH! Ryan was during the season, they show clips of him looking dazed and confused behind the wheel. (But, of course, they remind viewers that they should never try driving under the influence at home!)

“You’re telling me that there is someone stupid enough to get in a car with Ryan in that state? Oh…hi Mackenzie!”

Dr. Drew reminds everyone not to get into a car with someone who gets HIGH! HIGH! on the regular. He then states that the show’s producers did not know Ryan was wasted or they wouldn’t have let him drive.

Dr. Drew then turns to Mackenzie and asks how she knew Ryan was an addict.

Um…she had eyes?!

Mackenzie says that she left Ryan until he agreed to go to treatment.

“Oh, Maci, you really are a saint. I will start erecting a statue of you made of Bud Light cans right here in the studio!”

Dr. Drew is awkwardly holding Maci’s hand during this segment. (Shouldn’t he be holding Mackenzie‘s hand? Or, better yet, Mackenzie’s shoe so she can throw it at Maci?)

Maci says that she has known for a while that Ryan’s odd behavior wasn’t from his lack of naps. She confirms that Ryan once confessed his drug problem to her, and that he got help but it didn’t last. Mackenzie says she had no idea that Ryan ever went to treatment.

Mackenzie reveals that she has a few things she’d like to say to Maci, and she has written them down so she doesn’t forget anything she wants to say. Maci looks thrilled.

“Have you had your eyes checked recently? No, seriously…have you?”

Mackenzie proceeds to scold Maci for keeping Ryan’s problem a secret since November. (She has even computed the amount of hours that Maci withheld the “secret!”) Maci immediately tunes out because….well, math…

She then criticizes Maci for telling everyone she could about Ryan’s problem…except for Mackenzie. She accuses her of just trying to use Ryan being HIGH! HIGH! as a storyline for her segments of ‘Teen Mom OG.’ (I mean, Maci had to do something to ensure camera time! She has to compete with Farrah torturing people’s souls, and Amber attempting to go “Karate Kid” on Matt!)

“Don’t even go there! Talk to the hand because the face don’t wanna listen!”

Maci tries to interject, but Mackenzie whips a hand straight outta ‘The Ricki Lake Show’ and tells her to zip it.

Mackenzie claims she only found out that Ryan had a drug problem two days before he went to treatment.

She tells Maci that she kicked Ryan while he was down, without trying to help him. Maci starts laughing, and says it’s “ridiculous.”

“And take your fake-ass medical doctoring up outta here, Dr. Drew!”

Mackenzie begins to storm off stage, and when Dr. Drew tries to interject, Mackenzie flashes him the hand too, and sashays to the back of the studio. Work that romper, girl!

With Mackenzie gone, Maci defends herself, stating that anyone with two eyes can see that Ryan was more messed up than Jenelle and Kieffer circa 2012. Maci says that her interventionist advised her not to discuss everything with Mackenzie.

Speaking of Mackenzie, Dr. Drew tells Maci that Mackenzie is now “available” backstage. Um…she probably went to pee and wipe her tears. Let’s not act like she had a day full of important meetings back there, Drew.

“Did Maci make you give her back all of the leather pocketed T-shirts she gave you? I mean, there has to be some explanation for that romper…”

They bring Mackenzie back on stage, and she says that Maci is just making excuses.

“You’re so full of s**t your eyes are brown!” Maci exclaims.

Dr. Drew encourages that brown-eyed girls to get on the same team to help Ryan.

Finally, they bring out all the girls (except for Farrah, of course). They show them clips of the upcoming Teen Mom UK (aka Teen Mum), and Dr. Drew asks the girls if they have any advice for the UK gals.

The face “humble” Amber makes when the valet doesn’t pull her Corvette close enough to the studio…

“Stay humble, and remember where you came from!” Catelynn suggests.

Amber, who most likely drove her brand-new Corvette to the Reunion, agrees.

That’s all for Part 1 of the ‘Teen Mom OG’ Reunion!

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36 Responses

  1. If Maci had not said anything on the show and it came out later that she knew and did nothing, it would look awful for her! Especially as Bentley gets older. He would question why his mom just sat back. She did the right thing! She spoke up. Everyone knew, it was obvious, and it was obvious the others were not doing anything about it. Mackenzie is a joke…a female Matt!

  2. Another thing that pissed me off about Mackenzie’s stupid letter was that she said that Maci “humiliated their children for years to come.” If I were Maci I would’ve definitely said something about that specifically. How dare Mackenzie tell a mother that she humiliated her child. She had no right to speak for Bentley. That is not her son. She needs to stay in her lane.

  3. I had such much secondhand embarrassment for Mackenzie when I watched it. She made a complete fool of herself.

  4. I have one question and one question only: Why Amber never buy waterproof Mascara? From 16&Pregnant till now her Face is always a black mess when she cries.

    1. That’s a bunch of BS. Her child is involved, that makes it her business. Ryan’s family was 100% AWARE of the problem. They were more concerned with what the scandal would do to their family than what would happen to Ryan if he didn’t get help. If you watch the “Being the Edwards” special, you see Ryan high as a kite the entire family vacation. Then they talk about how ryan goes to the bank everyday and disappears for 3 hours. The whole thing is completely insane. Maci did Ryan a huge favor by finally admitting what everyone already knew. He has no reason to hide anymore, and perhaps he will finally be able to beat this.

    2. Ryan announced his problem a long time before Maci ever talked about it. He decided to be high while he was being filmed and it was completely obvious that he was abusing drugs. That’s on him, not on Maci. He is a grown ass man that made his own decisions and should be held accountable. I think the whole reason Mackenzie was pissed was because she knew people would bash her for marrying an active drug addict when she has a young child. I think that’s where her “humiliation” stems from. And Maci had every right to talk about this to anyone she wanted considering this is her child’s father. It is absolutely her business and she can do what she pleases to try and protect her son.

      1. The saddest part about this whole thing is that, at some point, it stopped being a choice for Ryan. The problem went on for years unchecked, and eventually escalated to the point where it became impossible for him to even TRY to hide. I certainly had my suspicions, but wasn’t 100% certain until this season (specifically, when Being The Edwards aired). Ryan knew they were being filmed, but only for a few days, and still he couldn’t hide it. He disappeared the night of his Dad’s party and, when he finally surfaced, he was high AF and couldn’t even take his hat off because it was so obvious. As much as I love watching, the BEST thing that family can do is to STOP filming. At least take a break next season and allow your son the privacy he deserves during his recovery. If they film this season, it will be clear in my book that no one takes this seriously.

        1. Well, you have to remember that Ryan doesn’t work. This show is what pays his bills. It makes sense now why Ryan never got a job. He was probably afraid that any job he would get would drug test him.

          1. Plenty of jobs don’t drug test. He did work on and off a few years back, but I would imagine it’s hard to maintain a job when you’re carrying such a serious drug problem. Plus why in the world would you work when you’re making so much money from the show? I’m not saying I agree with it, but I can see why he wouldn’t.

          2. The show airs twice a year, and I believe they film for most of it. With the money they make, they can afford to take a 6 month break, I’m sure. Having cameras following him around is going to make it extra difficult for Ryan. Just my opinion, but no amount of money is worth his life.

    3. Also, it’s not like this is the first time TPTB over at “Teen Mom” have covered up a drug problem. They’ve already gone through this with Amber and Leah. Not t mention Adam. Plus Cate and Ty smoke weed and obviously always have, and we know for fact that at least half of the TM’s smoke cigarettes. Yet that was hidden for years from the viewers. You’d have to be crazy to believe productiondidnt know Ryan was high…more like they didn’t know HOW high he was. They’ve seen this before and they’ve covered it before, they’ve known for years about Ryan’s problem and chose not to expose it until this year. Then Mackenzie wants to act like it was Maci’s. Voice to expose Ryan…more like MTV finally realized it was too big to sweep under the rug anymore. They’ve cut footage for years that would have exposed Ryan- it just got to the point where EVERY scene needed to be cut.

  5. Ryan’s ‘type’ of lady is just a girl who looks waaaaaaaay older than they actually are. (Sorry, Maci and Mack, but truth.)

      1. Agree. And even though Mac DOES look older than she is, I don’t think she looks bad. I don’t know why some commenters need to bash a person’s physical appearance…ESPECIALLY over things they cannot change. There is plenty that can be said about these people without needing to resort to that kind of bullying. It’s ridiculous and cruel- and completely unnecessary.

  6. my mackinze theory: she knew from day 1 ryan was HIGH HIGH HIGH! and decided to profit from it. she rushed the wedding till the day before he went to rehab to not only have the legal rights to his money while he was away, but also secure herself a spot on the show getting paid herself as his official wife. she’s working really hard right now to get pregnant and she’s an evil bitch who only see’s ryan as money to her. she’s pretty crafty i have to say- possible black widower in the future. ALSO anyone that WANTS to marry a man who purposefully kills cats for enjoyment has to be pretty evil themselves. i hope they ride off a cliff together and bentley can contuine to be raised by his mother and loving step father.

  7. Oh Fakenzie, you delusional sad little girl. Get help for yourself and go focus on being a mom to your child, stop bothering Ryan’s ex because she let you make yourself look a fool.

  8. Catelynn, stay humble?! That’s rich coming from you since your HUSBAND is anything but humble!

    Amber, it is all your own fault. You let him move in your house after HOURS of meeting him! You did it to yourself and now you will have to face the consequences cuz he made sure he won’t just go out of your life so easily. You are the oldest of the bunch and one of the most naive.

    I don’t even have words for Mackenzie, as I said, there is NO WAY she didn’t know.

  9. “Doctor” Drew is a joke, when he gave Kail the free pass to go all Punch Out on Javi is when he lost all credentials and he is just such a pot stirrer. Then acts all innocent when he is manipulating the situation.

    I really don’t think he genuinely cares about these girls, they are ratings and all those other awful shows he “hosts.” I think he has lost quite a few lives in his celebrity rehab show.

    1. I think he lost all his credentials before that, in particular when he victim blamed Gary for Amber abusing him. He basically told Gary it was his fault for not calling the cops and allowing the cycle to continue. Can you imagine if he had told a female victim of domestic violence that?! He coddles these Teen Moms to the point where they are allowed to assault others and it automatically becomes the victim’s fault. IT’S WHY I HATE DR. DREW. He never gives these bishes the reality check they deserve!

  10. Amber’s Segment: When Matt kept saying, “Why are you so angry?” made me lmao. Who the hell wouldn’t be angry that their significant other stole $120,000 you frickin’ idiot! I felt like he was trying to turn the heat off him and turn it on Amber because he knows he got busted on his lies and bullshit. Also, why didn’t Dr. Drew bring up the lie detector thing? I know Matt would’ve just lied but I wanted to hear Amber tear him a new asshole again lol. And I’m sorry but Amber, what they hell were you thinking sharing a bank account with someone you know has a shady past with ex girlfriends? And with that much money in it?! I can’t even fathom how stupid that was of her. She also let him put his name on their house! Like WTF?!

    Maci’s Segment: Mackenzie sounded almost as ridiculous as Matt did. For her to actually think people believe she didn’t know Ryan was abusing drugs all that time is just plain crazy. There is even proof that she knew! Remember the car scene where she turned off the cameras when Ryan was obviously driving under the influence and she said “Did you take Xanax AGAIN?” We all heard you Mackenzie! And why is Maci’s job to save Ryan’s life? She has 3 kids of her own to take care of. Ryan is not her responsibility. Ryan’s parents knew about his addiction and obviously they didn’t do crap to help him or they failed at their attempt to help him. And Maci hit it right on the nail. IF YOU WANT PRIVACY, DON’T SIGN ON TO BE ON A TV SHOW! And Ryan made his own choices. He knew he was being filmed and still chose to be high on camera. He exploited himself. End of story.

    1. I don’t know why you are getting so many down votes. Everything you said about Ryan’s situation is true. It is not up to Maci to save Ryan, but she still stepped up to get him help. Everyone already knows Ryan is an addict, and having that made public probably got his family on the right page. The page where Ryan needed rehab.

      Mackenzie is just being salty because everyone saw her marry someone who had absolutely no business getting married. Ryan was way too out of it, and that’s most likely why Larry was off kicking dirt, and Jenn was balling her eyes out…

      1. I think the down votes are probably from Mackenzie and her family. There are a bunch of down votes on all the comments that mention her or Ryan.

    2. “Why are you so angry?” is textbook manipulation speak, along with “can you just smile? You look pretty today” – and Amber’s response to the “compliment” illustrated why she’s his perfect victim. It’s gaslighting, and while I’ve typically been devil’s advocate for Dr. Drew, when my untrained eye can see blatant scamming going on, it pisses me off that he (the professional, or supposedly so) doesn’t call it out since Amber clearly isn’t figuring it out for herself, especially since the whole conversation leading up to the phone call had been – apparent – concern for her wellbeing. That’s serious shit.

  11. I thought of you when I watched the episode where Ryan discusses the wedding dress that he always pictured Maci wearing. I was hoping for a recap cause man that was wonderful.

    I like your recaps more than the show haha

  12. Mackenzie really did sashay off stage in her little high heels….swung her hips so hard I’m surprise she didn’t dislocate anything…..Mack was so passive aggressive and hostile, and she sure had a lot to say for someone who is so “uncomfortable” being on TV. Maci did the right thing….just sat there with her legs crossed and let Mackenzie make an ass outta herself.

  13. I don’t know which made me more angry, Matt deflecting all the “Where’s the money?” questions or Mackenzie’s letter. My blood was boiling the entire time I watched this.

  14. Thanks for the recap! We still have weeks to wait for it in Holland. Btw..Teen mum can be saved. Pure trash.

    1. The only amusing show that involved easy (pardon my English) British girls was ‘prickly heat’.
      I’ve seen the type enough now, lots of make-up, lots of skin, lots of drama, not a lot going on upstairs and can’t live very long without a guy between the thigh.

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