'Teen Mom 2' Recap: Jenelle Evans Is Sounding Like Amber Portwood Only Worse

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Teen Mom 2Watching Teen Mom 2 is kind of like stepping back in time. We know so much of what has happened to Jenelle Evans, Kailyn Lowry, Leah Messer Calvert, and Chelsea Houska since the episodes we're now seeing were filmed. Only now we get to see it up close and personal. And not surprisingly, some of the worst moments are even harder to take when you have to watch them unfold.

Tonight we got the build-up to Jenelle's August 2011 arrest. After smoking marijuana, she failed a drug test and was presented with a situation with such obvious shades of Amber Portwood, they were hard to ignore. Especially when you consider how Jenelle reacted.

The other girls, on the other hand, are all moving in at least a semi-positive direction. 

Chelsea Houska celebrated her 20th birthday by quitting her job without giving two weeks notice (sigh) and getting a promise ring from Adam (a promise to be a jackass, we can't help but wonder?). Not the best news on either front, but she's obviously got a great support system keeping her going and reminding her when she screws up.

Leah Calvert (who is still Leah Simms) has made it through mediation with Corey and is headed for divorce. It's sad, but it was good to hear both of them talk about their custody plans being based solely on the twins' best interests.

As for Kailyn Lowry, she's got a rough road. Jo has moved on, and her mother has cut her daughter and grandson out of her life. The woman even had the audacity to block Kailyn's phone number. But she had the guts to call ex-boyfriend Jordan and the good grace to tell him that she realized she'd made a lot of mistakes.

Too bad the same can't be said of Jenelle.

Presented by her lawyer with the option of having her probation extended by an extra nine months or spend 45 days in jail, Jenelle broke down. Between tears she ranted about how difficult life is living with her mother, how much "stress" she's under while being on probation, and basically tried to make a case for why she needs weed to survive. If you listened closely, you even heard her talking about Jace like he was a suitcase you put away until your next vacation, saying she had to put things with him "off" until she deals with her own problems. As if having a son you can't care for isn't one of your own problems?

Seeing Jenelle grapple with the choice of whether to take the jail time and just get it over with or try to live drug free, it was hard not to think about the choices Amber has made. The mom from the original Teen Mom opted for hard time in prison because she simply couldn't handle a drug-free life. She made a choice that now seems somewhat brave. She chose to save her life.

Listening to Jenelle whine to her mom that she just wants weed to take away her feelings and make her happy, on the other hand, it was obvious that she was leaning toward jail not because it was the brave thing to do, but because she thought it would be easier. She simply doesn't want to give up weed for nine months, and by comparison, 45 days in jail without drugs sounds appealing to her.

What do you think of the way Jenelle reacted to finding out she failed her drug test?


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lexil... lexilou707

Janelle needs serious help she puts everything b4 Jace really y she even have a child weed is obviously her 1st choice she has had lots of chances to get clean its the main thing in her life not Jace......so sad now she is engaged?!?! We neva here about Jace being 1st.....:(

doubl... doubledsmommy

When she tried to explain to the lawyer why she puts her son on hold, I was so mad. When you bring a child into this world, you have an obligation to put them first. She screams at her mother who is taking great care of her child, yet cries about not being able to smoke weed. I feel horrible that children are born to mothers like her. She is a train wreck.

Joyce Browning

she needs to grow up and stop talkin bout other mommas and look in the mirror.

Maias... MaiasMommy619

She's a loser. Plain and simple.

nonmember avatar Linda

jeanelle is alot like any other drug addict "poor little me"well lets hope someday she will realize it's not just about poor little me.

paige... paige8608

Kailyn is an idiot. She should've never hooked up w/ Joe!

Jenelle...I cannot possibly feel sorry for her. What a loser! How can one possibly let WEED ruin their lives? She talks about it like it's cocaine or heroin! I would actually feel better if she were doing coke! Who goes to rehab for weed? Seriously! Such a loser....and I don't buy it that she's bipolar. She's just a rotten little brat who wants to do what she wants. They should just lock her up b/c she's not good for shit.

And I don't really have anything to say about Leah...I don't feel sorry for her either. She never shoulda cheated. I'm so sick of these girls thinking that they can just do whatever they want and not have any consequences! I wish Mtv would require her to wear a paper sack over her ugly mug. Ugh...can't stand looking at her or Corey's ugly ass. 

And poor Chelsea...she's so dumb. She hasn't changed. I'm sure her dad is fed up with her crap. But I love Aubrey...she's so cute!

Amber Ruiz

The oranger the girl, the stupider she is -___- Kailyn is the only one left who's a normal color

nonmember avatar mancy

What the hell!!!? Where is law enforcement in this Hicks on Pot crap?? I live in NC but am thankful not near Oak Island. This moron just told the nation that she has-is-and will again break a number of laws. Following her when out of jail should net u a possession, intent AND let's not forget a drug dealer!! The economy would get a boost from just taking down this moron, her hangers on, and any dealer stupid enough to sell to someone who screams GUILTY on TV. And, by the way, wasn't Amber Portwood arrested because of her MTV episodes? Is self admitted drug illegality exempt? I'd dog this moron til NOBODY would come near her for fear of going down with her. And what legal role is MTV playing with here?? HELLO??? Wake up and bring the heat Oak Island PD. You're embarrassing NC.

Victoria Lyn Martin

Jenelle isn't a loser, she's lost, but not a loser . . . NONE of these girls tried to get pregnant, not all of them should be parents. I'm bipolar like Jenelle and have a similar story. My oldest two children didn't grow up with me. I didn't have more kids, i did go run the streets drinking,drugging and i also smoke weed. Jenelle needs to move where medical mary jane is legal so that she doesn't have to worry about that . . I'm now 35 and still a raging bipoar but i can smoke weed and BTW, i'm a great mom to my 8yearold . . Jennelle needs to stay strong . . . And HOW MANY OF YOU WOULDN"T HAVE PUNCHED GARY (Ambers ex) IN THE FACE??? I WOULD HAVE

Barbara Schuima

Jannelle should not even be able to see Jace !!!! Ever !!! All she cares about is herself and it is destructive for Jace to see how she treats her mother. Jace would be in foster care OR WORSE  if not for Jannelle's mother. She is so good with that baby...so patient and she also has to work. Jannelle should kiss the ground her mother walks on.

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