Tonight’s episode of Teen Mom 3 started out with Mackenzie and Josh at her parents’ house. Josh decided not to move in, but he still stayed overnight once a week to help with Gannon. (Per Mackenzie’s mother, they had to sleep in separate bedrooms). In the morning, Mackenzie asked Josh what he thought about her going on birth control, and they both agreed it was a good idea, even though her mom wouldn’t approve.
Katie talked to Joey about the place they were living, since she felt it was getting way too small. Joey agreed and suggested they check out a place where he got a discount through work, and Katie offered to look into it to make sure they could afford it.
Alex continued to work three jobs, take classes, and drop Matt off at his meetings. She went for a walk with a friend and told her she had expected Matt to have a job by this point. Alex didn’t regret keeping Arabella, but she wished Matt would be more interested.
Briana allowed Devoin to come over and visit with Nova. Briana pulled Devoin upstairs to show him the screenshots she had printed from Twitter, along with the order of protection. She told him she had dismissed the order because Nova was in the picture. The next day, Briana talked to her mom about the Devoin situation. Her mom suggested they leave Devoin alone with Nova for an hour, and Briana thought she was crazy, but texted Devoin anyway. He agreed to do it and asked what time.
After verifying the budget, Katie, Joey, and Molli went to look at the new place. After seeing the size and upgrades, they decided to take it. They signed the lease and planned to move the following week. Joey’s friend Gary called Katie to tell her Joey owed him money ($400) from three years ago that he wanted right away. The couple got into an argument as they headed out to the car and were still fighting by the time Katie dropped Joey off at his mom’s.
Mackenzie went to visit her friend Victoria. She told her she wanted to get on birth control, and Victoria agreed. Mackenzie said she was thinking about texting her mom to ask. They ended up texting her mom, and she said she wished Mackenzie would just choose abstinence. Mackenzie defied her mother and went to get birth control anyway, while Victoria watched Gannon. She got the IUD put in and texted her mom afterward to let her know.
Alex felt frustrated that Matt wasn’t helping with Arabella or getting a job. They had just started to argue as Alex’s mom got home from work and tried to play mediator. Matt stormed off, and Alex’s mom told her she needed to stop yelling at him and told her to go look for him, which Alex agreed to do. Alex spent an hour looking for Matt, but he was already back at home. He had packed his things and was ready to walk out the door, and Alex refused to apologize. Again, Alex’s mom tried to counsel the two and suggest they go for therapy.
Briana talked to her friend about the situation with Devoin, as two cats literally had sex in the yard during their discussion. Briana’s friend didn’t think Devoin was ready to be left alone with Nova. Later on, Devoin arrived, and Briana left with her mom and sister. Briana wasn’t happy about leaving, and it didn’t take long for Nova to have a complete meltdown and cry and scream. Briana had her own meltdown out in the car, which literally remained parked in front of their house. Inside, Nova needed a diaper change and spit up all over herself, so Devoin called Briana. She told him she was on her way home, and when the three ladies returned, he was sweating bullets and agreed it wasn’t easy.
Katie met her mom to talk about her fight with Joey and told her she had transferred the money to Gary’s account, but it was annoying. Later on, Joey came home from his mom’s house, still in a bad mood. Katie tried to talk, but Joey yelled at her. He told her he got the new place to make her happy. Katie wondered why he couldn’t love her as much as she loved him, and that set him off. He yelled some more and swore and broke something before storming out for work, leaving Katie in tears.
Mackenzie went home to have the talk with her mother, who was not happy about her going on birth control. She didn’t understand why Josh and Mackenzie agreed to remain abstinent until marriage, but now she got birth control. Mackenzie’s mom didn’t want to be lied to. Mackenzie explained that she was just trying to do the right thing.
Alex and Matt went to see a counselor. They talked about Matt’s time in rehab, and he asked Alex to give him the benefit of the doubt. Alex said she needed to find a different way to vent. In the car on the way home, the couple agreed they needed to keep going and make an effort.
Tune into Teen Mom 3 next week Monday night to see this season’s new drama continue to unfold. What did you think of tonight’s episode? What do you think about these new teen moms? Leave a comment below!