In part two of the 16 and Pregnant season finale, is Savannah,from Missouri. (You can read part one of our recap here.)
Chanel: Okay, has every pregnant teen in the state of Missouri been on this show?
Megan: Is this the first time we’ve heard someone use the phrase “co-parent”? It’s a different way of thinking than “helping”.
C: I think so? “We didn’t ever use protection,I didn’t think it was possible for me to conceive.” Can we discuss this? I feel like we’ve heard this like 800 times this season.
M: Yeah, again it’s the “it could never happen to me”, “I’m not like that” phenomenon.
C: I think I’ve said this before, but it’s important to note that it’s not just a thing that teenagers think.
M: I’m with everyone on the “don’t name your baby after a car” thing. What it is about these boys and cars? I don’t get it. We should have a man help with these summaries next year.
C: I am serious proponent of not naming your kid whatever the hell you want. Names matter. Trust me on this.
M: I think it’s worth noting that a large percentage of the tension and frustration between Savannah and Stone is due to Savannah’s mother’s history of alcohol dependency. It must be tough for both of them to feel like they are trapped in a possible hostile environment and powerless to protect their kid.
C: Did he just say, ‘that girl gave me the ‘do me’ eye”? This whole thing is disgusting.
M: Yeah I can’t even figure out how to respond to how Stone and his friend are “talking” to these girls.
C: ‘I don’t have to be with you to coparent.” THANK YOU.
M: This scene with Savannah confronting her mom about her drinking is really sad.
C: I feel like her mom is the thing she’s trying to fix, instead of Stone. Like she’s the substitute? (Hello, arm chair psychology.)
M: I wonder if the debate about deciding the name of the baby is again, the boyfriend’s way to try and take control over something when he feels like all of the control is being stripped away from him. The same way that we’ve seen the boyfriends wanting to purchase something, etc. That the name of the baby would be something that’s “his”.
C: “I want you to enjoy this with me.” I LOVE that she’s talking about enjoying pregnancy and parenting. Way to bust the myth that teen parents can’t enjoy those things. Teens can be happy to be parents. Just FYI.
M: Everyone seems really amazed that this baby is peeing.
C: WHY MTV, WHY? I find the fact that MTV wants to show us baby excrement constantly kind of amazing/disturbing.
M: Yeah, but they don’t talk about pooping while giving birth NEARLY enough. Another TMI/amazing statement from this episode: “You don’t know hard until you have five stitches in your vagina.”
C: Stone, man. Wise words. “You can support your mom, but you can’t support her addiction.”
M: Her little brother at the door while Savannah confronts her mom about being drunk is breaking my heart. Not only is she parenting her baby, but also her brother.
C: Does the lack of imagery in this recap reflect…ennui? It is the last recap of the season, after all.
M: I’d like to end by sending love to Savannah and baby, and also to her brother Ben.