'Teen Mom' Recap: Season Four Premiere — Amber Goes To Rehab

Wed, June 13, 2012 12:35am EDT by 4 Comments
Teen Mom Season 4 Premiere

In the final season’s back-to-back premiere, we see how much the teen moms have grown. Well, except Amber who proves she has a lot more growing up to do.

Teen Mom kicks off its fourth and final season! Farrah Abraham, Catelynn Lowell, Maci Bookout, and Amber Portwood are back with more tears and tribulations.

Let’s round up what we’ve learned about the young ladies this week.

Amber Goes To Rehab

Knowing that Amber completely failed at rehab and chose a five-year jail sentence instead, it’s hard to believe her when she says she wants to get her act together so she can be with boyfriend Gary and their daughter Leah. (I’ll admit that it appears that she genuinely misses them both.)

Meanwhile, Gary continues to raise Leah full time by himself. He hopes that Amber’s rehab stint for anger management and substance abuse will work out not only because he wants her back, but also because she definitely needs the help. Her problems are especially amplified during an explosive confrontation with Gary. As she’s sipping a glass of white wine she admits she’s a “bad person.”

The second episode starts off with a harrowing 911 phone call; Gary tells the police that Amber has threatened to kill herself. Amber is taken to a hospital and we next see her at rehab talking to her therapist about how she doesn’t want to live.

The troubled mom completely breaks down in the next session — she really misses Leah and is scared that her daughter will forget her. However, Amber finally gets to hear from her daughter via phone call. Hearing how her daughter misses and loves her has Amber breaking into a rare smile.

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Catelynn Celebrates Her Daughter’s Second Birthday

Time really flies — can you believe Catelynn and her fiancé Tyler put up their daughter Carly for adoption two years ago? They got a chance to visit Carly in New York right before their high school graduation! Even if they seem like the world’s most well-adjusted teen parents, that moment totally hits you that they are still so young.

Before going to the Big Apple, they have a touching phone call with Carly and wish her a happy birthday. Later at their home they blow out a cake and wish their daughter to grow up healthy and strong. They want her to know that she’s still loved even if they aren’t physically there for her.

It’s incredibly touching when they finally reunite in New York City — Carly has grown into a beautiful, smiling, blonde-haired toddler.

The couple seemed remarkably in control until they reflected on how much they’re missing out after parting ways with Carly. Both parents tear up, wishing they too could experience being mommy and daddy to their adorable daughter.

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Maci Sends Her Son Bentley To Preschool

Maci and her boyfriend Kyle King take Bentley to daycare in order to prepare for preschool. Maci had a hard time letting go of Bentley, even though he adjusted well to his new surroundings.

In the second episode, Maci calls her baby daddy Ryan to take care of Bentley while she goes out of town to give a speech about pregnancy prevention at a high school. She receives resistance from Ryan because he can’t be there immediately. (P.S. Anyone else feel that Ryan and his friends were spot on when they said Maci probably isn’t the best example to teens because she was living with Kyle?)

Maci’s estranged relationship with Ryan also indirectly causes a fight between Maci and Kyle, where Kyle walks out of the house. But all’s well! After Maci’s trip, she went back to him and they quickly made up after talking things through.

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Farrah Prepares Her Move To Florida

Farrah’s moving to Florida for school, and at first she planned to leave her daughter Sophia behind with her parents for a few months to get settled but she eventually decides to take Sophia with her. As expected, Farrah’s mother has a particularly tough time letting go of both her daughter and granddaughter.

Before she leaves, Farrah takes Sophia to her baby daddy Derek‘s grave site on what would have been his 21st birthday. It’s one of the most touching moments of the premiere when she bites back tears at the cemetery, trying not to upset her daughter. An emotional Farrah recalls memories and wishes that she and Derek could have spent more time together. She laments that she has to do everything alone.

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What did YOU think of the Teen Mom premiere? Which mom’s story was your favorite this week?

– Lorraine Chow

More Teen Mom news:

  1. ‘Teen Mom’ Maci Bookout’s Weekend Wedding: See The Photos
  2. ‘Teen Mom’ Cast Spill Amber Portwood Drama Details: ‘It’s Hard For Her Daughter’
  3. Amber Portwood May Not Be Able To Appeal Her Sentencing, Says Expert

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Quawn

Posted at 12:12 AM on July 11, 2012  

I watch teen mom all the time I’m always surprised to see how amber is changing and trying to get better but I know its not easy and if Gary doesn’t make a better effort to to support here its only gonna be harder I love catlyn and Tyler they are a great couple and maci is a GREAT mom Farrah makes me so MAD I know how it can feel to think your parents don’t understand you but she doesn’t have to be so disrespectful believe it or not without your mom you wouldn’t be where you are today my mom didn’t raise me but I don’t have any less respect for her because of that she needs to realize that her mom isn’t always gonna be here and its gonna be too late when she’s gone

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Dayred

Posted at 1:49 AM on June 13, 2012  

I just watched teen mom and I always get angry with farrah..the way she disrespects her parents. And they do a lot for her and sophia. Just want to slap her like wake up u r always going to need ur mom and dad.. Just to show u how immature she is, because grown ups respect their elders, especially your parents.

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Cindy Herpstreith

Posted at 1:48 AM on June 13, 2012  

Amber is ridiculous. Farrah is so rude and mean!! She says she is a grown up and doesn’t need their help and in the next breath tells Michael she needs him to pack her uhaul and drive it five days to Florida???? She is unbelievable!! I would tell her to pack her own stuff!!!

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Jules

Posted at 1:25 AM on June 13, 2012  

Amber was being sarcastic when she said she was a bad person. She has no idea the type of person she is. She’ll be a perfect fit for prison. Maci and Kyle just exasperate Bent’s day care issues by going on and on about it. Farrah’s anger is almost as bad as Amber’s. The way her mom and her tune people out is crazy. Maci and Catelynn are the only ones that have matured, the others have stalled. So sad.

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