One of the most interesting storylines of Teen Mom 2 Season 9 has taken place off-camera.
Jenelle has been doing battle against producers all season and attempting to strongarm her bosses into re-hiring her husband, David Eason.
At a loss for how to continue featuring Evans on the show without filming Eason, execs pursued an unexpected strategy that doubled as a punishment for Jenelle -- they decided to focus on her previous baby daddies.
Yes, Andrew Lewis and Nathan Griffith have both figured prominently in the current season of TM2, much to Jenelle's chagrin.
Sadly, Andrew seems to have little interest in his son, Jace, but Nathan is apparently determined to win full custody of his son, Kaiser.
And not surprisingly, Jenelle is willing to battle him every step of the way.
Take a look at how the drama unfolded this week:
There was a time when it looked as though Jenelle and Nathan might actually work out an amicable co-parenting arrangement. Those days are long gone.
Stuck In the Middle
Unfortunately, as with every custody battle, there's a young child at the heart of the conflict between Jenelle and Nathan.
There was a time when it seemed that Nathan was content with weekend visitations with Kaiser, but that's all changed over the past year.
The Hurricane Kid
Nathan and his mother Doris began to grow concerned about Kaiser's safety when his parents refused to evacuate in the midst of Hurricane Florence.
In the months that followed, Kaiser suffered numerous health issues and was hospitalized on at least one occasion.
Several photos of the boy also showed bruising and other injuries for which Jenelle and David never offered a suitable explanation.