Howdy, kids! It’s the week of Thanksgiving here in the good ol’ US of A so to get into the holiday spirit, let’s check in with our favorite Teen Mom 2 turkeys and see which of their baby daddies is crawling out from under Plymouth Rock this week!
We kick things off this episode in The WV, where Leah is worrying about the coronavirus and whatnot. She decides to tell her sister Victoria that she doesn’t think it’s a good idea for them to take Baby GreenCard down to Costa Rica to meet Roy-er. Victoria is not happy that her sister
won’t be footing the bill for going on the trip.
“Somehow I knew this was gonna come about?” Victoria— who is apparently a psychic and can predict global pandemics— pouts.
Leah explains that Ali has a compromised immune system, so this virus is particularly scary for her family.
After hearing that, Victoria has to pretend that she agrees that they shouldn’t go, even though we all know that if Leah slapped her credit card down to pay for Victoria’s ticket, Victoria and the baby would be on that plane faster than you can say “I may come back pregnant again!”
Victoria is sad for Roy-er, who is missing the first months of his son’s life. Leah promises she’ll arrange it so Victoria can take the baby down there.
(Also, why the hell is it Leah’s job to see that her sister gets to Costa Rica?)
Leah tells us later that this ding-dang coronavirus has “threw a wrench” in all her jetsetting plans. With the coronavirus becoming a bigger “dill” every day, Leah is worried about Ali getting sick. Because of this, she has banished the film crew from her house, and she’s going to film on her own. (Fingers crossed she’s using Mama Dawn‘s Handi-Cam from 1991 to do so.)
Leah tells Producer Brandon (via video chat) that she’s afraid to leave her house and she doesn’t care if people think she’s being dramatic. Producer Brandon just looks at her like, ‘Um…people throw shoes at people on this show. This doesn’t even qualify as drama.’
Next, we swing up to Indiana, where Jade tells us Sean eventually agreed that Jade’s mom Christy could see Qloi. They proceed to have a monotone conversation of one- or two-word answers. (Seriously, how are they paying these knuckleheads so much money to do this on-camera?!)
Jade says that Christy is staying at an extended stay hotel currently, but as soon as they get stable things will change and Klowwy might be able to stay with Christy.
So….basically…things will never change.
Jade says that she also wants the kid to start seeing Sean’s family, who he is apparently estranged from currently.
Next we head to South Dakota. In an effort to add just a smidge of variety to her storyline, Chelsea is focusing on the new house she and Cole are going to start building instead of the usual A-D-A-M drama. On the way to their property, Chelsea and Cole tell Watson they’re going to pick out where they want their new house and he suggests they build the new cabin ‘o’ flannel print within close proximity to Chelsea’s favorite coffee joint.
After leaving the empty property, Chelsea talks about how busy her life is with the new house on the horizon and “her” clothing line with LaurieBelle’s. Chelsea drives this whole overworked business woman claim home by telling Cole that she is going on a work trip to LA with Laurie and “a few of the gals” from the store, during which Cole will be left to dole out Goldfish snacks all alone. As per usual, Cole pretends he’s fine with it.
Chelsea says she used to freak out at the idea of leaving the kids behind for a weekend away but now she’s “silently celebrating” her upcoming trip.
Next we check in with Kail who has now told her boys that she’s expecting another baby. She didn’t, however, reveal that she’s having another boy because she wants to do a gender reveal with the kids to surprise them. Kail says Isaac is “team girl,” Lincoln is “team boy” and Lux is… a whole mood.
Later on, Kail and Vee do a photoshoot together for Kail’s haircare line. After taking some photos, Kail tells Vee about the confetti-popper gender reveal going down that weekend and Vee confesses that Jo actually told her about Kail’s pregnancy before Kail had a chance to tell Vee herself.
Unfazed, Kail goes on to tell Vee that the kids didn’t have any questions for her when she sat them down to tell them the news, even after she practically begged them to ask a few.
Kail tells Vee she isn’t planning to put Chris on the baby’s birth certificate and if Chris wants to be on it, he’s going to have to fight her for it.
Back in Indiana, Sean has decided to try to mend his relationships with his family. He asks Jade if it would be OK if his sister came to stay with them for a week.
WTF? Have these people never heard about meeting up with their family members at an Applebee’s or something, visiting for a few hours and being on their way? Why does everyone who shares DNA with them have to practically move in!?
Sean explains that he hasn’t seen his sister for years, because he didn’t talk to his family while he was on The Drugs. Now that he’s sober, he’s doing things right for once.
He says that while he was on The Drugs, he didn’t care about his grandparents, who are struggling with their health.
Now, though, Sean wants to make it right for Klouwi because he “wants her to have as much loving people as she can.”
(Apparently the “schools aren’t well” in Indiana, either.)
Later, Sean goes to pick up his sister Jen at the airport, and she bum-rushes him at first sight. (Sean is sure to capture the Kodak moment on film.) They tell us that they haven’t seen each other in seven years.
Sean tells Jen that he doesn’t want to end up like Jade’s parents, so he knew he needed to get his head on straight and put down The Drugs.
Down in Florida, Briana is trying to figure out a specific amount each baby daddy will need to contribute, following her meeting with Luis and Devoin last episode. Here to help(ish)/score some free Lucky Charms cereal is Briana’s friend “Shirley.”
As “Shirley” rummages through the refrigerator, Briana tells her she’ll be “so proud” of her for the recent Come to DeJesus moment she had with the baby daddies – both of whom, she adds, even took the time to read her list of demands.
After some more rambling – and more rooting around for food on “Shirley’s” part – Briana asks if $250 “per baby daddy” is too much. “Shirley” tells Briana she thinks it’s fair. After Briana fires off a lengthy text message to Luis and Devoin, she says if the two of them aren’t willing to cough up the funds, she’ll have to take them to court for child support.
Devoin and Luis text Briana back and both say they’re on board with what she’s proposing. With things seemingly in a good place, Briana decides to rock the baby daddy boat a bit by tweeting about the new guy she’s dating.
Later on, when asked about Briana’s tweets by a producer, “Shirley” tries to remove herself from the drama her best friend is actively stirring up. Briana tries to downplay her new relationship, telling “Shirley” that her new man is “not going to be involved in my personal life with my kids.”
Umm… is your new man Luis?
Over in South Dakota, Chelsea takes off to LA for her “business trip” with Laurie, whom Chelsea assures is “keeping us healthy” as C0VID concerns begin to grow.
First up on the LaurieBelle’s field trip is a meeting with some denim designers, where Chelsea – who is pretending to be an Iron Maiden fan today – tries on nearly identical distressed denim cut-offs and marvels over her outfit, which she declares is a “nice relaxed moment.”
Later on, Chelsea calls Cole to check in on the little ones and talk about the “exclusive” jeans she’s bringing to LaurieBelle’s.
As Chelsea arrives back in South Dakota, she’s greeted by Cole and her litter. On the way home from the airport, Aubree asks Chelsea if she “got the coronavirus” while she was away, to which Chelsea says “I hope not.” Aubree then schools her parents on where the virus started and how people have begun wearing masks on airplanes.
OK, maybe the cellphone wasn’t such a bad idea after all?
Back in Delaware, it’s the day of Kail’s gender reveal. Kail invites a few of her friends to the house as well as a photographer. Before the festivities begin, Kail talks to Isaac and Lincoln about their little brother or sister, almost as if she’s trying to convince Lincoln to get on board with “team girl” despite knowing she’s definitely having another boy. While Kail is trying to explain to Lincoln that girls can wrestle, Lux hangs out in another room, preparing for the gender reveal in his own way.
Once the photographer has everything set up, Kail hands the boys their poppers and they go on to reveal a room full of blue confetti, much to Isaac’s disappointment. Later, Kail consoles Isaac by asking him, “Are you pissed?” She reminds him that he already has a little sister at his dad’s house and tells him she could always try for a little sister in the future.
In Florida, after (almost) getting called out by “Shirley,” Briana
states the obvious reminds viewers that she “hasn’t always had the best luck with dating.” Though she claims she was trying to keep her new relationship “light,” Briana says her new man invited her to go with him to Puerto Rico.
While she’s agreed to go on vacation with her new man, Briana says (for the fourth time) that she knows the two of them “will never be in a serious relationship.”
(Girl, are you trying to convince viewers or yourself?)
Roxanne has agreed to watch Stella and Nova while Briana is banging her brains out in Puerto Rico, but Briana admits that her mom doesn’t really know the details of her trip – presumably who she’s going with. It doesn’t take long, however, for Roxanne to start putting the pieces together and let’s just say, she’s not pleased.
Roxanne begins asking Briana questions about her mystery man, but Briana doesn’t budge and instead tells her mom it’s none of her business. Roxanne argues that for safety reasons, she needs to know who her daughter is hanging around, especially if she “shows up missing.”
Briana tells Roxanne if she were going to “go missing” she would’ve done so a long time ago, probably when they were still living five-deep in that overcrowded apartment with clutter as far as the eye can see.
After realizing this
episode conversation is going nowhere, Roxanne leaves Briana with some advice: 1. “Don’t trust no mother f**ker.” 2. “Don’t touch doorknobs.” 3. Get yourself some hand sanitizer and condoms. 4. Don’t get stranded in Puerto Rico.
I think that’s nice….
On the day of her trip, Briana suckers “Shirley” into giving her a ride to the airport. A couple of days after she arrives, Briana is enjoying her trip, but says things are moving too fast and she’s not sure how she feels about it.
Still working to earn that bowl of cereal Briana gave her, “Shirley” is subjected to a FaceTime call, during which Briana basically talks in circles about how her new man wants to get serious with her and though she’s into him, she doesn’t want to take it to the next level. “Shirley” looks bored to death.
Down in West Virginia, things have gotten weird real darn fast. The girlseses have makeup all over their faces and their hair is all frazzled and they’re shooting a “movie” at their house.
It’s not all lipstick-covered faces at Leah’s, though. The girlseses are starting to get sad that they can’t see their dads, due to the coronavirus. She allows Addie to go see Jeremy’s mom, and then uses the time to talk to the twinseses about why they have to stay home. She keeps pointing at Ali and reminding them that Ali has a compromised immune system so they can’t go anywhere.
Leah then calls out poor Ali again, telling Aleeah that Ali was crying because she missed her dad. Aleeah calls Ali dramatic and the twinseses begin to squabble.
That’s all for this episode! To read The Ashley’s recap of the previous episode of ‘Teen Mom 2,’ click here!