'16 and Pregnant' recap: Start Your Engines

I was all ready to unwind with a good cry last night -- or at least throw a pillow out of rage toward some cocky, ignorant teen dad -- while watching the season premiere of 16 and Pregnant. Unfortunately, my eyes were dry and all sofa accessories stayed put while bearing witness to Brooke and Cody, one of the more well-adjusted couples in the show's history.

We met 16-year-old Brooke when she was 19 weeks pregnant, and had been engaged to boyfriend Cody for 2 months (you do the math...). Unlike many previous subjects of this show, Brooke was lucky to have a committed boyfriend of two years, and a strong support system in her parents. The couple had a quick racetrack wedding (before Brooke got "fat") and settled in for the months to come. Both Brooke and Cody were attempting to finish high school; the plan was for Cody to graduate in December and work full-time at QuickTrip (at $8.25/hour) just in time for Brooke to take two months off and have their baby.

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