No, Robyn wasn't about to faint, but I must say her face pretty much sums up the excitement I felt watching not one but TWO episodes tonight. Thank goodness they were only a half hour each, but still, it wasn't exactly what I would call fun.
Got to admit that's a helluva picture, though! And no, this isn't the Brutal Honesty the title was talking about... at least I don't think it was.
Welcome to adulthood, Logan!
Anyway, it was cute the way he offered crafting techniques to his younger siblings, and frankly, showed a lot of patience. He's gonna miss those kids when he goes off to college! And I think the younger kids are going to miss him, too.
Next we see Christine driving up to Meri's house. Seems the wives are trying to plan for Kody's birthday party. While stuffing gift bags for the children (hm.... what an interesting tradition) the wives also try to brainstorm what to get Kody for his birthday. While Janelle felt Kody should have a good gift, Meri says what Kody does need is a computer and that he's been wanting one. Leave it to Robyn to ask "...can we afford one?" Without missing a beat Meri says " It depends how much we each have in our budgets to put towards it..."
Robyn does not look convinced. Hey Robyn, we're talking the Browns here. If ya'll can afford a semi-automated assault rifle for Kody, SURELY ya'll can afford a computer! C'mon!! And it was interesting that for the first time, the audience hears the wives each have a household budget.
But is it really prudent to spend money meant to pay household expenses on a birthday gift for Kody? Why does this sound like an episode of 'I Love Lucy'? When the electricity's shutoff for non-payment, is Kody going to stand up and yell "Sister Wives, you got some 'splainin to do!"
We can only hope.
And I don't believe for one second Christine is no longer jealous of Robyn.
One question I have, though - why was Christine driving the Lexus? In fact, it was noticeably parked in the driveway on the side of her house. A new peace offering from Kody, perhaps? Or is the car being passed around on a rotation schedule between the sister wives, just like Kody?
Time will tell...
When Christine said Kody "...had full intentions to do the real estate until he saw the book and he's like 'I've never been one to study...' " Like, duh...like we don't already know Kody is a lazy slug and hates to work?
So of course Janelle had to take control and make sure her man didn't come off looking like the lazy slug he is with her own spin why Kody dropped real estate. Janelle explains "Well, no I think Kody was interested in real estate, but then when the 'marketing' company [i.e. the LIV International MLM] came along he felt like it was more his skill set..." And then there's an abrupt cut to Janelle in a couch interview saying "...then we decided to pursue the marketing business with some of the other businesses that we have..." Whatever Janelle. You may stand by your man, but it was obvious in the real estate episode last year Kody had no intention of working hard. And real estate is hard.
Kody is now 44 years old, believe it or not!
And of course, leave it to Robyn to chime in "...I kinda knew that Kody didn't really want a laptop completely for his birthday. I knew it wasn't going to be that fun for him..."
Oh just SHUT UP, Robyn... Jiminy Crickets !!
And thus ends episode three...
Several things are apparent in episode four.
The production crew must have run out of ideas. So how about doing a show where the fans ask the Browns questions and then use scenes from previous episodes for visuals. C'mon people, this is only the 4th episode of the season! This type of show may work with normal folk, but we are talking the Browns here...So where a show like this is usually saved until the end of the season, the audience get to see it at the beginning. Whatever...
If you thought there were going to be any hard hitting questions being asked, you are going to be disappointed. I have to say, one of the stupidest, yes, STUPIDEST questions was: 'I was wondering if you all believed in using protection. Some religions believe sex is solely for procreation...' Kody's been married for 22 years and has 14 children. HELLO...What do you think?
How about where's the money coming from to finance your life in Vegas? How do you afford 4 houses and numerous new cars? Why do you need 4 houses, won't 2 do? In other words, what happened to those hard hitting questions I saw asked on the TLC Sister Wives facebook page?
If you thought Robyn was not going to cry, think again. That's right, Robyn cries when she answers a question about divorce, and how she was affected by not only her divorce from her children's father, but the divorce of her parents.
Meri gives a warning to all those wannabe 5th sisterwives: Don't come up to her and say you want to join the family as a 5th wife! It's not a matter of numbers, adding a wife is taken seriously (apparently with a lot more thought than shown on the show), and they aren't looking for a 5th, thank you very much.
|Kody and Meri having a bit of a disagreement|
There were still a couple of interesting questions. For example:
Will there be another wife down the road. Kody took a stand of no because he realizes he is spread too thin as it is. But on the other hand, he can't say never. Kody feels if he had said no more wives after the original three, Robyn wouldn't be in the family today. It was when Robyn said she would strangle Kody if he brought in another wife that a real haha moment happened - that b**** is CRAZY!
A question about jealousy came up. Kody quickly gave Meri the tablet to answer the question, but the camera lingered for a couple of moments on Christine's sad face when she realized Kody wasn't going to give the tablet to her. Maybe that was a good thing...
Homosexuality. Janelle said she didn't have a problem if one of her children came out. I think Christine does have a problem, even though she tried to talk like she didn't. Christine's got some issues, but we already know that. Suffice to say, she implied in her overly drawn out answer that if her daughter was lesbian, she could not have a female friend in her room. Because if she was straight, she couldn't have a boy in her room.
But what if she was bi-sexual, Christine. Have you given any thoughts about that, or will that cause your head to implode?
|Kody looking perturbed|
Kody admitted that, yes, he did spend more time with Robyn but it's because she didn't have anyone to take care of her after she had the baby. Why? Because the houses are not together. Oh really? Whatever....