Farrah is going to take Sophia to Derek’s gravesite. Debra insensitively tells her that she hopes this will get her over everything. That’s a terrible attitude to have and is always the wrong thing to say to anyone grieving. However, I love how Farrah is doing this all for sympathy and camera time. I bet his family just loves her.
Catelynn and Tyler have a fantastic day with Brandon and Theresa showing off their dental work.
JJ the Caseworker comes to find out how Amber is doing. She is hugging trees and feeling the love. Baby, that’s not what he meant. JJ asks how detox is going. Wait? Can you detox from anger? Hmmm… Fishy. Amber says she didn’t feel well when she was coming off…um…the meds…that she was used to. JJ cryptically asks how many years she was on the “medication”. Amber reveals that she wasn’t prescribed the unsaid medication when she was 14, 15, and 16 – she was self-medicating herself. Maybe she was self-medicating herself in the country of Africa with Damitri’ana’s mom. JJ wants her and Gary to be able to start doing therapy together once she gets out. Suggestion for you, JJ – get some really strong ear protection and perhaps a facemask.
Farrah talks to Derek’s grave and tries to corral Sophia. Why do these moms insist on try to get their kids to do stuff that’s way beyond their age? Listen to a story, read a greeting card, ride a bike, act mature, not cry – all the while, continue to use a pacifier. Farrah claims now that she wishes they got married and everything. Suddenly. I truly do feel bad for her because I easily could have been in the same situation, but a big part of me wants to punch her in her unnaturally brown face.
Speaking of dying really early, your kid is running into traffic.
Gary gets a call from JJ the Case Worker. He wants him and Leah to come out to Malibu for an “intensively therapeutic experience”. This can’t be good. Amber walks up on JJ with a Starbucks and cup of urine. Leah hears her voice and calls out to her. Amber’s all happy that her daughter loves her. Hold onto that feeling as fast as you, because she’s going to resent you for the rest of her life.
Maci comes home and meets up with Kyle to talk about things. Maci believes that calling someone annoying is OK, but for them to call her an idiot is not cool. Is worth throwing someone out of the house when there’s a child involved. Maci’s priorities are as out of whack as Jillian Barberie’s eyes.
Kyle says he’s sorry about a million times and makes a good point of the fact that he just drove 2 hours and doesn’t feel like going through this right now. She compares him to Ryan, but says she’s not comparing him to Ryan. He forces a hug and they’re fine now.
It’s really sweet and Catelynn and Tyler still handle it really well. They both get a little sad as they talk about what it’s like hearing her call Brandon and Theresa “daddy and mommy”. These two just don’t belong on reality television. Good, kind-hearted, loving, genuine people should never be on reality TV. I’ll just never cease to be amazed at how they were able to take their childhood and say, “I do not want that for anyone. I will take this as a lesson of what not to do.” It’s so rare to see people break a cycle of crap. I hope one day Carly is able to see this show and know how much her birth parents love her. I think something like that (of course, only in cases like this) would help adopted children understand that they weren’t loved less, but loved so very much that the parents sacrificed their own hearts to let their child have the best.
OK, that’s enough of Sugarbush being nice.
We end again with the emotional montage.