I always saw where Jake was coming from with the whole Jenny situation. When the mother of your child acts like that, when they are suppose to be caring for them, it makes you crazy, children make you crazy. Period. Maybe I feel that way because my brother had a similar situation happen to him, with my nephew and his mom (her rights got terminated, she was NOT a good mom, doesn't deserve to see her kid).
That being said, IN My Completely Honest Opinion, having seen my brother go through something like this, I think Nikki should've got the chance to see Jenny but on Jakes terms and supervised. They should've started a trial period for Nikki to be able to see her child. But not for Nikki's sake, it's for Jenny's sake. If everyone feels that Nikki is stable enough, resposibile enough to be a mom to Jenny, then she should be able to.
Just because Nikki doesn't deserve to see Jenny doesn't mean Jenny derves not to see her mother. It's such a messed up situation because even though the mother has done wrong, the kid shouldn't be punished, but then you don't want the messed up mom messing up the kid.
It's all really about can this parent BE a parent to their kid? IMO Nikki could've, she seemed like she really wanted to be a part of Jennys life. and I think they should've worked it out rather than Jake running away.
My nephews mom on the other hand is toxic, she acts like she wants to be a part of her kids life but it seems like an act, ahe lives in a totally different state and barely does anything for her kid. You'd think if she wanted to be with her kid, she'd at least live near him and fight for the chance to m see him.
I just feel bad for my nephew, he wants to see his mom but what do you do when she lives so far away and doesn't seem to care??!!