'Teen Mom 3' Recap: Josh Might Not Be Who Mackenzie Thinks He Is

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Mackenzie Douthit McKeeThe deeper we get into the first season of Teen Mom 3, the harder it is to believe that Mackenzie Doutit and Josh McKee ended up getting married. And after what Josh did on tonight's episode, it's downright impossible to see how the two ended up together in real time.

Josh lied to Mackenzie. Flat out! To her face!

He's been avoiding her calls and claiming that he can't spend time with her because he's busy riding broncos and practicing for rodeos, but when Mackenzie's mom Angie calls Josh's trainer to schedule a time to swing by his practice, she finds out Josh isn't even training anymore. And he hasn't been for weeks!

When Angie and Mackenzie confront Josh, he continues to claim he's been busy practicing! Later he tells his friends he's mad that she went to his trainer and admits he gets so angry with her that he ignores her calls.

The guy acts like a bigger baby than Gannon!

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If he has a problem with Mackenzie, he owes it to her to TELL her instead of making up lies and avoiding her calls. She's the mother of his child, and she deserves to know who this guy is that she's supposedly dating ... and what he's up to.

It was good to see him finally show a little emotion with his guy friends when he started talking about Mackenzie; he's usually so stoic. But he needs to have that same openness with his girlfriend if these two are ever going to make things work. He can't be one person with his friends and another person entirely with her.

Josh wasn't the only boyfriend acting like a jerk tonight. After taking Katie to Salt Lake City for her birthday and even trying on a tux while she tried on wedding dresses, Joey blows up at her during another conversation about her going to college and tells her to "get the f--k out of my life." Sadly, Katie doesn't seem to realize that SHE too deserves better. She told her mom tonight that no one will want her because she's fat and has stretch marks and a kid.

At least Briana has a little more self-esteem these days. She's considering getting back on the dating scene, although she's afraid of getting pregnant again. She convinces sister Brittany to go to the doctor to get on birth control together only for Brittany to chicken out at the thought of getting a pap smear. It seemed odd for a 20-year-old woman to freak out over a pap smear, until Brittany admitted that the last time she laid down and opened her legs for anyone, it was for her abortion ... and even a year later, she's still haunted by the experience.

Alex is also gaining back a little self-esteem. She appeared in her first dance competition since giving birth, and the team took home second place. But the stress of juggling so many important things is obviously weighing on her. She flips out when she can't find the dance team's costumes and spends several days not talking to her mom. Mom and daughter patched things up, and thank goodness -- Alex clearly depends on her mom.

Was Mackenzie's mom wrong to call and check up on Josh? Or is Josh the one who's wrong here?


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nonmember avatar linbri

I'm sorry but i think Katie is a brat. All she seems to do is complain. Is Joey perfect no but he seems like a good dad and he works a dangerous job in a coal mine all night and she is constantly on him about money but when she wanted to move he did and when she wanted s vacation he took her, if money is so tight they shouod have just stayed home. Don't plan a vacation then bitch about Joey spending 15 dollars to wash a car.

kelry23 kelry23

I agree Joey blows up and isn't the nicest guy, but as a young father (any father for that matter) he busts his ass for his daughter and seems to do without complaining about being the only one who brings in an income. Katie does whine a lot and seems to be forever unhappy with Joey and he can't seem to ever make her happy. It was wrong for Mackenzie's mom to intervene, they are parents now and not to handle their crap out accordingly.

nonmember avatar samboni

Yup ^ what they said. I like Joey! He is a good Dad and seems to be trying to be a good Man.

nonmember avatar Allison

I think that the moms are just as much to blame as the dads. I can't say that I blame Josh for talking to his friends first. Sometimes you need to talk to someone else to figure out what you are truly feeling. Mackenzie's mom should have stayed out of it. It wasn't her place to be involved. I understand the wanting the best for your child but you have to let them take care of their own life and just listen to to them.

nonmember avatar MhissAshley

Joey was completely wrong for lying to Katie, there's no denying that. I dont see anything weong with him talking to someone else that is healthy to get an outside view or just to vent. But in order for a relationship to work there has to be good communication and HONESTY. If the two are not able to communicate their feelings, and frustrations with each other there is a big problem that will only hinder the relationship from making any true progress. I totally agree with the comments by linbri, kelry23, and Allison. Overall Joey seems to be a decent guy struggling to care for his baby & gf. Katie to me seems to be very ungrateful. She should take a look around and appreciate what she has, a beautiful baby, a co-parent that is actually an active part of the child's life, as well as the luxury of doing what she needs/wants to do instead of having to go to work everyday. I don't see her and Joey working out in the long. If Katie is as unhappy as she appears to be in this relationship she needs to let it go, work on herself and her inner happiness maybe then she will be able to be happy with Joey or someone else. Goodness my comment is getting long but one more thing. KATIE'S MOTHER WAS COMETELY OUT OF LINE CALLING JOEYS TRAINER. Last time I checked this relationship was between Katie and Joey. It may be hard but a parent has no business meddling in their child's relationship. Katie needs to learn how to deal with/work on her relationship herself.

nonmember avatar B

Um is it just me or does Josh constantly look drugged out of his mind? In this episode he could barely keep his eyes open. It was ridiculous.

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