Holy friggin’ crap, Gasmii. This ep isn’t funny at all. Like, this isn’t a regular dead babydaddy ep. This is a special dead in a horrible accident babydaddy who was actually engaged to our teen mom and finna make an honest woman out of her ep. Wow.
So I’ll take this opportunity to tell all the other babymommies from this season to STFU about how hard they’ve got it. Kristina’s situation is legitimately the most sucky. Anyone else who wants to bellyache about how they’ve got no one to talk to all day except this baby knows just where she can shove it.
Proceeding as if this were just a regular ep with an average level of tragedy, then, Kristina lives in Bayberry (?) Texas, on the border of Loosiana. Her late babydaddy, Todd, was the younger brother of Daniel, the husband of her Aunt Dotty, who she spends a lot of time with ‘cause she and her mother don’t get along. Kristina and Todd both got caught in a riptide during a trip with her family to Galveston Beach. Lifeguards were able to save her but couldn’t find him, and his body eventually washed up on shore. Dayum.
Not the same Riptide at all
Kristina moved in with Dotty and Daniel after the funeral, joined of course by her fetus and a giant photo of Todd. (And that photo means drink. Unless you feel like an asshole doing so. I totally understand.)
The three bereaved sit down to dinner, and Daniel mumbles that they’ll get through it. The plates and glasses look empty – clean empty, as if they’d never been filled. Symbolic. Well, there’s a Diet Dr. Pepper, but that’s it. Daniel tells Kristina to focus on the pregnancy – that she’s not living for herself anymore. She’s having a boy, and Todd would have been happy about that.
As it seems is often the case on this show, the teen mom’s mom lacks coping skills. Not only has Kristina’s mom, Kim, been unable to touch up her roots since the accident, but she’s consumed by guilt and unable to get through french fry #1 at Jucy’s without getting weepy. Although I sympathize, it’s not about you, lady. Kim exposits that, although she was upset when she found out about the pregnancy, she wants to be supportive and help. She misses Kristina and wants her to move back home. She asks if Dotty and Daniel’s house reminds Kristina of Todd, and if that’s why she prefers it. Well, that, and Dotty and Daniel are apparently more focused on keepin’ on keepin’ on and are less apt to saddle her with a big load of misery when she’s been having an okay day under the circumstances. She doesn’t say the last part.
The other “only one” who gets Kristina is her Megan, Tressie. They drive and laugh about this one time Todd put a bra on over his shirt.
Which would make it a mansierre.
Todd’s mom also copes with things by talking. She’s one of a couple of people so far who’ve told Kristina that she can’t hold it inside. And I agree, but give the kid a break. Let her do things on her own time. Todd’s mom actually says she’s worried it’s going to cause problems with the pregnancy. For cri-yi… Kristina accurately notes that it’s different for her, having actually been in the water with Todd before he died. She says there are nightmares, there’s survivor guilt, and there’s wondering why God let her find the person she wanted to be with and then let him be taken away. She’s crying, of course, and I have to conclude that the old(er) ladies so intent on sharing their sorrow with her are just not respecting that she’s grieving in her own way. I’m sure she cries plenty but would simply prefer to do less of it in front of the cameras. It’s been what – six months? Who made them Elizabeth Kubler-Ross? Folky violin and strummy guitar of exploitation play.
Yeah, I don’t remember saying to touch me, mom-lady.