Oh, man, tonight’s ep made me sad. And it’s not even the dead boyfriend ep. It’s just a very straightforward family who is fairly regretful about the baby. Briana graduated high school early, just in time to get pregnant. Her sister, Brittany, got knocked up around the same time but decided to have an abortion. That’s not really even the sad part.
What? All I did was ask the girl who just had an abortion to come look at my sonogram.
Their mother, Roxanne, is both a superwoman and a taskmistress, and I love her. She is the rock of the family and a dedicated on-the-spot helper with the baby. The baby is named Nova, and Briana’s relationship with BD Devoin is a no-go. He’s like a super-asshole, a proud loser who sits there and texts when people are speaking to him about serious life issues. It must have taken a serious effort on Roxanne’s part not to smack him right in the face, repeatedly.
You say bitchy, Brittany says practical.
And no bare baby feet to make everything ok for a second, unless I missed them. Not even any cute socks. After Nova’s born, Briana pretty much cries nonstop. Not a bitchy princess cry, more of a Holy crap, what have I done? cry. She’s simultaneously trying to process the reality of having to take care of this baby for the next 18 years and the setting-in fact that Devoin is pretty much out of the picture forever. Not even a courtesy call here and there to drop off some buttwipes. So there’s the grieving of the young love, compounded by something much more real and permanent. At one point, Briana admits, not in so many words, right over the baby’s tiny adorable head, that if she had it to do over again, she’d get an abortion.
This won’t be the first or last time I’ll say this, but the people who say this show glamorizes young motherhood just haven’t devoted a significant amount of time (if any) to actually watching it.