Growing up is hard to do, especially for kids with kids.
But for these hard-working, well-meaning Teen Mom stars (and Amber Portwood), it's something they must do. The question is whether they can pull it off.
While some cast members seem to be fast-tracked toward adulthood, others still seem stuck in neutral. You wonder when and if they'll come to their senses.
Let's break down last night's episode, THG style!
Kyle King quits his job in Nashville to move near Maci. She repays him by dropping most of her classes. Plus 11 for love, Minus 12 for lack of long-term thinking.
Seriously, Maci Bookout, what's your major? Slacking? Eesh. Minus 8.
Ryan is, however briefly, more gainfully employed than Kyle! Plus 4.
Bentley's dad hires a lawyer to ensure his custody arrangement is legit. Even though he's adversarial, he does seem to care about parenting for once. Plus 2.Tyler graduates from high school. Tyler Baltierra graduates!Plus 9.
Catelynn Lowell is close to doing the same, and while getting a "D" on a history exam isn't stellar, it's good enough to get you the sheet of paper, so ... Wash.
Plus 2 for Tyler's graduation party looks like a swell time, but Minus 8, since there's no real point in the step-siblings/lovers being on the show sometimes.
Farrah Abraham is once again the grief-stricken widow this week. We feel callous for even thinking it, but it feels a bit tiresome at this point. Minus 4.
That said, Sophia's first visit to Derek's grave felt authentic and so sweet, thanks to both Farrah's mom Debra and Derek's dad Jerry. Sniff. Plus 15.
Minus 5 for Farrah's recurring revisionist relationship history, though.
Amber, meanwhile, reunites with Leah. And stripper-loving Gary. And some peeps from the Department of Child Protective Services. Minus 9.
Things were going pretty well for a bit. Amber lost the orange makeup. Gary found another shirt besides the Aeropostale one. Progress! Plus 5.
Amber laments her own mother's lack of "supporture." Minus 3.
Minus 7 more because creating a home where she can spend time with Leah should not be this hard, and because (as we know) it gets worse yet.
EPISODE TOTAL: -5. SEASON TOTAL: -2.