How do you solve a problem like Jenelle?
That was the big question looming over the ninth season of Teen Mom 2 prior to last week's premiere.
In past years, Jenelle has been the show's most consistent source of drama, but with her husband, David Eason, being fired from the show, producers were presented with a serious quandary.
They rightly figured that an entire season of tearful conversations between Jenelle and her mother would get boring (spoiler alert: it was boring after one episode).
Fortunately, the problem solved itself this week, when one of the oldest targets of Jenelle's wrath unexpectedly popped back into her life.
Here's what happened with Jenelle and Andrew Lewis, as well as what went down for the rest of the moms on Monday night's episode:
Jenelle was informed by producers that they had been contacted by Andrew, who apparently decided it's time for him to take part in the life of his 9-year-old son.
Not surprisingly, Jenelle has zero interest in introducing Jace to his father. We can't believe we're saying this, but this might be the rare case in which Ms. Evans is totally in the right.
Barbara took the reins and Facetimed with Andrew -- but she wasn't much more amenable to the idea of a Jace-Andrew reunion than Jenelle was.
“You haven’t seen him his whole life, and I don’t want you to come into his life and see him once or twice and then not see him again,” Barbara aptly pointed out.
“Let me ask you a question. Why, now, do you want to see Jace after all these years?” Barbara asked Andrew.
“The true low life in a relationship is a woman keeping her child away from a loving father," Andrew replied. Babs then agreed to bring Jace to New York to meet with Andrew, despite the fact that he just called her daughter a low life and has been known to rock fedoras.