Teen Mom 3 Premiere Recap

MTV kicked off the new series Teen Mom 3 with 2 back to back episodes. Meet Katie Yeager, Mackenzie Douthit, Alexandria Sekella and Briana Dejesus: The girls of Teen Mom 3.

Teen Mom 3 Season 1 Episodes 1 & 2 “Hope for the Best” & “Second Thoughts”



Briana and daughter Nova are living with Briana’s mother and sister who are extremely supportive. Briana’s baby daddy however isn’t on the same page. Devoin is busy mean tweeting Briana and talking badly about her. Briana got approved for a government program called WIC, since Devoin isn’t being helpful, which pays for formula, baby food, bread etc. Brittany, Briana’s sister, is giving up her free time and boyfriend opportunities to help out and be the world’s best aunt!

Briana decides to take legal action against Devoin for bullying her online but decides to drop the order of protection so that she can  keep the peace and encourage him to do the right thing for his daughter.

Briana and her mom take an infant CPR class, which is awesome and I really wish more parents did this!  Meanwhile Devoin talks to his friends about how he hasn’t seen his daughter at all and how upset he is that he isn’t on the birth certificate. ..

Brittany watches Nova while Briana and her mother go to court and dismiss the order of protection and they discuss the importance of Devoin treating Briana with respect and learning to be a good father.



Instead of heading off to Denver for college Katie ended up living with her boyfriend Joey and taking classes online.  Joey is a coal miner who works the overnight shift in a dangerous environment to support his family.

Joey and Katie share Katie’s car so when Joey’s aunt accidentally backed up into the car while Joey was driving Katie got really upset especially since he didn’t get his aunt’s insurance information. Katie repeatedly asks Joey to call his aunt and get the car taken care of but he brushes her off. Since Katie is under her mother’s car insurance she had to call the police and file a report about the accident. Joey doesn’t get out of bed to talk to the officer, so Katie has to give them his license. Joey and Katie apologize to each other about the way they spoke to one another but they don’t look happy about it.

Sometime later Joey asks Katie if she wants to go out on a date with him. Molli is four months old and they haven’t been out since she was born so they agree it’s a good idea. Katie heads out to work for a few hours while Josh heads to the restaurant he’s taking Katie to. He tells them he is planning to propose to Katie and wants them to do something special with the ring to surprise her. Katie has a friend who does makeup so she gets her makeup done for the night.

They go to a cute restaurant and when desert is served there is a special surprise on top of Katie’s cheesecake. Joey quietly asks her to marry him and she immediately says yes. They look a little awkward and giggly but it was still pretty cute.



Not long after having baby Gannon Mackenzie was back to cheer-leading while Josh continues to look for a job.  Mackenzie and Josh live separately with their parents, which seems to cause them to fight.  On their 2 year anniversary date Mackenzie talks about marriage but Josh is less than enthusiastic. He doesn’t seem to even want to be out with her.

Mackenzie confronts him about his attitude and he tells her he gets angry because she gets upset over every little thing. When at his house she asks if he wants her and the baby to leave, he says he doesn’t care. Mackenzie has the feeling their relationship is close to being over and was on the verge of giving up when Josh texted her telling her that he loves her and wants to work things out.

Mackenzie continues to focus most of her energy on Cheer-leading even though Josh isn’t allowed to do his rodeos anymore. The couple get some more free time to go ride horses together and talk things over. Mackenzie thinks they would get along better if they lived together. Josh is applying for a job that would be close by but unfortunately he doesn’t get it.  Mackenzie still wants him to move in though, so her mom explains that they will have to sleep in separate rooms.

While talking with Mackenzie’s parents Josh reveals that he would like to live on his own without Mackenzie until she gets out of highschool, to which she looks completely shocked.



Alex is busy working three jobs to support her daughter while Matt is in rehab to get help for his drug addictions. She is also working on getting her high school diploma online. Alex and her family take Matt into their home when he gets out of his rehab program and he looks much healthier. (He cut his hair too thank God!) There are rules though, he has to clean up after himself and do chores. When he arrives home he immediately picks up his baby girl which is sweet… but then he kind of drops her on the table by accident. Oh new parents!

It doesn’t take Matt long to slack on his housework so Alex’s mom has a sit down talk with him. She explains to him that she is proud of him for completing rehab and getting his GED but he needs to pitch in and be on the same page. He agrees but these ladies aren’t convinced.

Thankfully Matt starts to help out more around the house and with their daughter, so Alex’s mom offers to watch the baby while they go out. They have a great time bowling together but afterward Matt wants to get food from his favorite place in the bad part of town. He gets really excited to see all the drug dealing and his old hang out spots. Alex runs into a convenient store for a drink and some candy and when he comes out he’s missing $10. Alex assumes the worst (that he probably bought drugs, although I’m not sure how much of anything you’ll get with ten bucks). Alex immediately freaks out on him.

In the opening of episode 2 we find out that Alex is a whopping 200 assignments behind in her online high school diploma class. She’s just so overwhelmed with taking care of her daughter, working three jobs, worrying about Matt and finding time for school.  Alex tends to freak out on Matt every time he leaves the house. She wants to trust him but she’s terrified he will use drugs if she isn’t watching him every second.

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