When Ryan Edwards is on his best behavior for a few weeks, Teen Mom OG fans might forget why Maci Bookout is so wary of him.
But then something like this week's episode comes along and reminds us all that Ryan is an unstable and often terrifying guy.
You have to wonder at this point:
Is Edwards back on drugs?
We have no idea, but like we said - you gotta wonder.
And in any case, it seems that he doesn't need any kind of chemical assistance in order to terrify everyone around him.
Case in point, the drama surrounding two recent birthday parties in the life of the controversial Teen Mom OG figure.
Last year, Edwards certainly appeared to be back on drugs at Bentley's birthday party, when the boy turned 12.
He showed up to the party late (raise you're hand if you're surprised) and began behaving an erratic fashion.
This year, Bentley took steps to avoid similar drama.
Wise beyond his years, Bentley decided not to attend a birthday party for half-brother Jagger that would be held at Ryan's home.
Ryan was furious about this development, but he's pretty much always furious, so his rage doesn't mean a whole lot.
He told wife Mackenzie Standifer on Tuesday's episode.
"So mom called and said that Bentley couldn't come to the birthday ... he could come to the one at mom's house."
Mackenzie remarked that it's always "some dramafest," and she's right, but she left out that her husband is usually the cause of the drama.
"I know, It was Thanksgiving and Halloween before, now it's Jagger's birthday too," said Ryan.
"She always says yes, we tell the kids he's going to be here, they get excited and then the day of or the night before, she calls and says no."
"That's really annoying," Mackenzie chimed in.
"Mom's reasoning was the cameras were around and he wouldn't feel comfortable, but I think that's just mom covering for Maci," Ryan continued.
"She doesn't want to make Maci mad in fear of Bentley not being able to come over. I know she wants to see Bentley, but there comes a point in time where you can only take so much of Maci's bullsh-t."
"I'm responsible for these kids emotions and their feelings and they don't deserve that," Mackenzie said.
"It's one thing to be a petty bitch, thats fine, but when you start including my kids, that's just not okay with me."
Ryan then declared that Maci is a "spiteful, evil bitch ... that's exactly what she is."
Yikes What a guy.
The alternate party at Jen and Larry Edwards' house could have been a great opportunity for Ryan to reconnect with his son.
Remember, for a long time, Ryan wasn't allowed to see Bentley.
As in, not allowed to see his own kid at all. This marked the first time that they would be under the same roof in weeks.
Not a small deal. Yet he didn't see the forest for the trees.
One would think that Edwards would seize this precious opportunity to spend some time with his son, especially after he threw a fit over the kid not coming to his house for a second birthday party.
But of course, that's not what happened.
"Good but there was like no interaction, me and daddy, we didn't really talk much," Bentley reported to Maci after he came home.
It's actually worse than that makes it sound. The kid added that Ryan briefly said "hey" to him, then left to go sulk in his bedroom.
Really just unbelievable if you think about it.
In case you forgot, this is a 33-year-old grown ass adult (who dated Maci when she was 16) and father of three with a six-figure income.
This is how he behaves.
It's beyond sad, but fortunately it seems that Bentley is already used to it. We hate to say it, but at this point:
Maybe it's a good thing that Ryan seems to have such little interest in being a part of his eldest son's life.