As Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson nears the end of her high school journey, her sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Efird takes on the role of guide and protector for what lies ahead. In this exclusive preview of the June 23 episode of Mama June: Family Crisis, Pumpkin confronts Alana about the importance of college applications and the looming deadline.
In a moment of silence, Alana claims that she has already filled out the applications. “I’ve already been doing them,” she insists to Pumpkin. However, Pumpkin knows the significance of higher education and wants to ensure that Alana has a multitude of options beyond their television fame. For Pumpkin, being a mother means making difficult choices and occasionally upsetting her loved ones, all in the pursuit of a brighter future.
Driven by concern, Pumpkin ventures into Alana’s room, hoping to find the completed applications. Instead, she discovers the bitter truth—Alana has lied to her face. Frustration and anger surge within Pumpkin. Lying is a behavior that will not be tolerated in her household. Returning to the kitchen, Pumpkin bravely confronts her little sister, exposing the deception. “You haven’t turned in a single one,” she declares.
In response, Alana reveals that she has explored virtual tours and has a list of schools she desires to apply to. Yet, her fear of rejection holds her back, preventing her from openly discussing the topic of college. The emotions simmering beneath the surface explode as Alana lashes out, challenging Pumpkin’s role as her true mother before storming away. Unfazed by the outburst, Pumpkin remains resolute, understanding that Alana’s future hangs in the balance. She confides in Josh, emphasizing that Alana must complete these applications or risk losing time spent with Dralin.
The forthcoming episode’s synopsis unveils a desperate plea from June as she seeks help from Dr. Ish, who plans a therapeutic weekend for June and her daughters. Doe Doe reveals shocking family secrets, Pumpkin worries about Alana’s future, and hopes therapy will not only heal wounds but also mend their fractured relationship with Mama.
In this emotional journey, the love between sisters shines amidst the hardships they face. Pumpkin’s unwavering determination to guide Alana toward a brighter future serves as a testament to the bond they share. Despite the conflicts and challenges, the family remains hopeful that therapy will bring healing, understanding, and a renewed sense of unity.
Mama June: Family Crisis airs Fridays at 9 p.m. on WE tv, chronicling the turbulent yet resilient journey of a family facing their own crises and striving to find solace, growth, and love in the face of adversity.