Teen Mom 2 is in an interesting position as the show enters its ninth season.
One of its stars is still making constant tabloid headlines, and yet to watch the show, you'd think her life is more stable than ever.
That's because David Eason has been fired from the series, and as a result, all of Jenelle Evans' scenes are filmed far away from her property and feature forced dialogue with the mother that Jenelle has despised for most of her adult life.
Elsewhere in the cast, the moms are growing up and settling down -- which is great for them, but potentially disastrous for a show that previously thrived on conflict and drama.
It's the beginning of a transitional period for one of reality cable's most popular reality shows -- and it remains to be seen what awaits Teen Mom 2 on the other side.
Take a look:
Jenelle Off the Land
Most of Jenelle Evans' scenes featured her explaining her situation to her mother, Barbara Evans.
Jenelle vs. Babs
Actually, there was virtually no conflict between the usually-combative mother and daughter, as Jenelle and Babs mostly discussed her custody battle with Nathan.
There was also some tearful talk of how misunderstood and unfairly maligned David Eason is.
To Be Fair ...
This was before Jenelle called the cops on David for assaulting her, and before he was visited by the Secret Service for threatening to assassinate the president, and before he was kicked off Facebook for saying he would beat his kids if they came out as transgender ...
What a Guy
It was also before he posted this photo of Jenelle on the toilet this morning.
Nate the Not-So-Great
But it was Nathan who was the main topic of discussion, as Jenelle accused her ex of flipping out in court and calling CPS on her for no reason.