Tonight’s episode of Teen Mom 3 opened with Katie and Joey taking a swim with Molli at their apartment’s pool. Katie noticed a change in Joey after he ended his marijuana smoking habits. She went off to meet with a friend and her son, and the two discussed Katie’s future plans in school. Katie was unsure how she could handle being away from Joey if she had to leave him to go to a four-year school.
Alex worried Matt was back on drugs and planned to file for sole custody of Arabella, only allowing Matt supervised visits. She told her friend about her schoolwork and the fact she and Matt hadn’t talked at all. The next day, Alex made the plunge and got a tattoo of Arabella’s name and footprint on her shoulder blade, while Matt discovered he was approved for the program his counselor had recommended him for. The counselor gave him a packet and told him he could check in the next day, but he needed to pass a urine test first.
Brittany took Briana and Nova to a baby music class. Briana was excited to get out of the house, but she and Brittany quickly felt bashful as the class started up.
School was out for the summer, so Mackenzie spent a lot of her time with Gannon. She hadn’t seen much of Josh, since he was rodeoing all the time. A friend stopped over, and the two took Gannon out to the small pool set up in the driveway. Mackenzie had mixed feelings about Josh and wondered if their relationship was going to make it.
Joey told Katie he was offered another job at a coal mine in Utah, but it was for the same pay in benefits. Katie wanted to go, since there was a four-year school in Utah she would go to. Even though Katie told Joey once she got her degree, he wouldn’t have to feel so pressured to keep his current job, he still was firm on the fact his job could support the family, while her going to college would not.
Mackenzie called Josh on her way to his house, and he told her he would be there soon. She sat outside and played with Gannon for an entire hour before he got home. Josh asked if Mackenzie would come to his rodeo that night, and she told him she wasn’t going to go if he was just going to ignore her. He told her he didn’t care if she would go at first, but he eventually told her he wanted her there.
Briana talked to her mom about everything they would need to talk to the judge about. They needed to complete a full timeline of everything Devoin had done.
Alex took Arabella to meet her grandparents for dinner, and they were concerned at the size of her new tattoo. They asked about Matt and were surprised she didn’t feel he could take care of Arabella on his own. They admitted Matt was a smart kid that needed to grow up, but they also reminded Alex he would be a part of Arabella’s life forever.
Katie and her mom played with Molli at the playground, and they talked about her future plans. She told her mom about Joey’s job offer in Utah, and her mom agreed there wasn’t anywhere for her to go to complete her education there, unless she would leave Joey. Her mom wanted her to fight for her education.
Back at home, Mackenzie told her mom about the visit with Josh and how he was riding to the rodeo with his friends, but not her. Mackenzie’s mom tried to comfort her by reminding her Josh was probably in the “rodeo zone” and would make time for her later on. Once again, Josh didn’t win any money and barely talked to Mackenzie after the rodeo.
Briana and her mom, Roxanne, went to court to meet Devoin for the hearing. Devoin objected to the injunction and denied the comments he posted on Twitter, saying that wasn’t his username. The case was dismissed, and Devoin walked out celebrating. Roxanne and Briana sat down to talk, and Briana knew that if Devoin would lie in court, he would always lie. Roxanne reassured her that the evidence she submitted would always be on file. Briana worried Devoin would come and bang on the door and come around all the time – she wanted the injunction to make sure he stayed away.
After dinner with her grandparents, Alex tried reaching out to Matt by sending him a picture of Arabella. The next morning, Matt was nowhere to be found at 9:15 a.m., when he was supposed to meet with his counselor. He showed up at 2:30 p.m. with a story that he had to go into the hospital and have an IV put in. Suddenly, Matt was very against everything about the treatment facility and refused to go there with his counselor.
Mackenzie’s friend, Cayla, came over, and Mackenzie gave her a pedicure as the two discussed her relationship with Josh. Mackenzie felt they needed counseling and went ahead and made an appointment. She immediately mentioned their relationship difficulties and said she would like to see Josh trying like she was.
Joey and Katie sat outside on the balcony to discuss the possibility of moving to Utah. Joey was still against the idea, and Katie admitted to feeling worried about her future. Katie said they had a year to figure things out, but Joey was firm that he would never move to Utah.
Mackenzie told her parents she started to feel like a single mom and felt Josh didn’t care anymore. Her parents reminded her that they were there for her, and if she stayed happy and positive, Gannon could have a good life. Mackenzie didn’t want to talk about it and continued to lie quietly on the couch.
Alex received a call from one of Matt’s friends, telling her that Matt was being rushed to the hospital, and he thought he overdosed. She packed Arabella up and drove to the hospital, and the show ended there.
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