Teen Mom 2 Season 5 Episode 7 Recap: Jenelle Evans vs. the Law (and Courtland Rogers)

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This week on Teen Mom 2, Jenelle Evans and Courtland Rogers' arrest played out on MTV for the first time, with the exes about to face off in a courtroom.

Meanwhile, Kailyn Lowry tried to finalize wedding plans, Leah Messer got Ali into preschool, and Chelsea Houska let Aubree spend time with her dad.

What else did we learn in last night's episode, "These Are The Days"?

These Are the Days"?

Follow the link to watch Teen Mom 2 online at TV Fanatic to catch the installment (and past TM2 episodes) in full. Then come along for THG's +/- recap!

Jenelle is facing the fallout that stemmed from her arrest with estranged husband, Courtland Rogers. Both were hit with assault and heroin charges.

Minus 350 for that debacle, but at this point, the Carolina Hurricane is already over Court and looking to start a future with her new beau, Nathan Griffith.

Jenelle Evans' friend Tori says it all when she proclaims “Finally! You have a boyfriend that doesn’t have a criminal record! First time for everything.”

Plus 250 for that line, Tori, and for Nathan.

Courtland is not totally out of the picture yet, though. At least not physically, when they're going to run into each other in court. Joint arrest and all.

#JenelleProblems = Minus 150.

She explains to Nathan just how much she is terrified of Courtland ... but in the end, he doesn't even show up at the same time. All that hype for nothing.

Also, her lawyer (a very, very busy man) seems pleased that Jenelle has moved on and says she has only one court date left. Also, a lot of hype for what?

Minus 200 for making this out to be something epic when it wasn't, but Plus 400 for the fact that Jenelle may be turning over a new leaf at long, long last.

She even saw Jace! Plus 100.

Chelsea Houska isn’t over the fact that Adam Lind and Taylor Halbur just had a baby together, and likely never will be. Venting about it while Aubree is there, though?

Minus 100. That's just not okay.

Adam may be a dick, but the moment in which Aubree meets her half-sister, Paisley, is awfully sweet. Here's hoping there are many more like it. Plus 200.

When Chelsea finds out Adam’s parents let Aubree stay at his house without them, though? She is not a happy camper. Nor is Adam too communicative.

Here we go again. Minus 150.

Kailyn Lowry is in wedding planning mode with friends Peach, Toni, and Gigi, but has some issues with husband Javi‘s sister and cousin, Geni and Alecia.

Those bridesmaids-to-be straight up hate everything Kailyn has picked out for her wedding already, then no-show some of the pre-wedding events.

Worst. Bridesmaids. Ever.

One of the girls even texts Javi to say that Kailyn is being bossy, not asking them what they think of the wedding details, and that they are “not her bitch.”


Minus 200 for not at least sacking up for the sake of Kailyn, even if they don't like what they're asked to do because no one does. It all comes around.

Meanwhile, Kailyn and Javi are still finishing moving to a new home in Delaware, and she almost wants to rub it in her mom's face for sucking as a parent.

Plus 100 for showing the strength to make something of your life, Kail, but bitterness only gets you so far. Gotta let it go just like Adele Dazeem would.

Leah Messer is happy because Jeremy Calvert is home for once. He works a lot and that's okay with her, but being gone makes life a major challenge.

Leah is also preparing to enroll her daughter Ali in pre-school, and calls a “family meeting” with her ex Corey Simms and his wife, Miranda Patterson.

Ali gets placed in a special needs program due to her muscular dystrophy, and we also get a glimpse at how Aleeah has started acting out for attention.

Once Leah, Jeremy, Corey, and Miranda finally sit down to discuss Ali, Corey still finds it all unbelievable that Ali needs extra help, despite the evidence.

Corey admits that even though he plans to take care of Ali and give her everything she needs as a father and in life, he "refuses to accept" her diagnosis.

Okay ... No points because we can't reasonably dock the guy for what he's going through here. Denial is a real problem, but only if it impacts her care.

The best thing is that they're all there for Ali and the kids, even if they disagree, and that the "family meeting" is mostly civil, by TM2 standards especially.


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