Teen Mom Recap: Legal Drama Week!

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This week's episode of Teen Mom taught us to expect the unexpected.

Ryan Edwards didn't give us much to criticize at all, while Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra were thrust into the role of taking care of their parent.

Farrah Abraham and Amber Portwood, meanwhile, were doing battle to protect their daughters from bad influences - and at times from themselves.

How'd it score in our system? Let's break down last night, THG style!

Tyler and Butch

Butch is out of prison and ready to get his "freak on." Just what you want to hear if you're the teenage son. Minus 7, but Plus 2 for that unreal mullet.

By committing battery against wife April, Butch has a restraining order against him. That's not about to stop April from picking him up from jail. Minus 3.

Plus 9 for Tyler's maturity, intervening when the situation called for it, and enduring Butch's taunts about Carly's adoption. And the stench. Had to be bad.

Also showing maturity last night? Ryan Edwards. Plus 8, because you could just sense that a nasty exchange with Kyle King was coming. Not the case.

The two even shook hands, with Ryan looking pleased, maybe even longing for the relationship Maci and Kyle (and Bentley and Kyle have). Plus 4.

Can he shape up long-term? Still far from clear. Minus 3.

Maci Bookout and Bentley Edwards

Farrah doesn't have any friends. Maybe Charlie's Angels will change that? Wash.

Poor girl. She can't even mourn her baby daddy without going to war with his mother. Talk about a weight on her shoulders. Plus 5 for persevering.

How does the Social Security Administration not get with the program here. There's a TELEVISION program about this girl and Derek's kid! Minus 3.

Those C-cups aren't paying for themselves. Just saying. Plus 2.

Obligatory rundown of Amber Portwood legal woes? Plus 3, because to be honest it's hard to even keep them all straight, even when you run THG!

Gary seems to enjoy the situation way too much, gloating "She's not getting taken away from me!" rather than supporting Amber. Loser. Minus 12.

Amber Portwood Mug Shot

Does Child Protective Services watch Teen Mom to critique its own work, or to research the case? There's certainly enough material to be found. Plus 4.

We all know how this sad chapter ends. Amber loses her daughter (temporarily) and goes to jail, then goes to rehab after a suicide attempt. She brings a lot of this on herself, but it just seems sad to us now. Minus 3.

Gary sucks. Maybe not to Leah, but to the rest of humanity. Minus 7.


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