Second, that Kody is a pompous ass -- well, alright, we already knew that one.
And third, that Kody is not smart financially and is leading his merry wives down the road to financial ruin.
So let's get started, shall we?
I'm left wondering, with a household of 16 other children, why Kody is all hot and bothered about his son leaving home for college? Wouldn't he want Logan to experience college life away from home, to be on his own? I mean, I remember back in the day, where if you were a college freshman you had to be in a dorm that first year, so you could savor college life to the fullest. But Kody just doesn't see it that way. In fact, Kody insults both Utah by calling them a hick community AND Janelle when she expresses concern for Logan's religious direction, preferring that if he does decide on SUU, that he turn to the LDS church for spiritual guidance.
Fun times in the Kody Brown/Janelle parental unit home.
As Logan and his sisters start their drive to Utah, Kody explains his emotional anxiety over Logan leaving home. Kody fears he hasn't given Logan a strong religious foundation. Ya think, Kody? Being that Logan basically took over the father figure role starting back in Lehi, Kody not only dropped the ball on Logan's religious direction, but definitely dropped the ball on being a strong father figure for Janelle's entire parental unit. "I'm concerned whether I've done right by him" Yep you ought to be concerned. You're not looking too good in the Father Dearest department right now.
By the end of this road trip, SUU is looking good to him.
As the scene switches back to Las Vegas, we see Kody and his wives walking taking a tour through one of the model homes with Mona, the real estate lady. These McMansions are HUGE...Christine hears angels singing, Kody sees where the Thanksgiving table can be placed, and Meri just adores the tub. While Kody acknowledges that Meri has expensive tastes, there is still one wife who has kept strangely quiet through it all. "This house is ...too much" says Janelle. "Holy Hell, how are we ever going to afford this? My budget cannot afford this house."
Well, at least someone in the Brown clan is thinking rationally.
But leave it to Kody to put his own unique spin on the situation. "I'm looking at this home and I'm going Holy Cow! I've got to start believing that I deserve more than a dirt farm." Dear Lord, the man has gone cuckoo -- he must be drinking his own koolaid now. Could someone please tell me how Kody Brown deserves to have not one McMansions but four? WITHOUT A REAL JOB??? You know, maybe Kody should be on one of those TLC shows like Hoarders, only his affliction is having champagne tastes with rain water income - these jokers can't even afford tap water anymore!
Now I understand why he has put his three wives through bankruptcy in the last 20 years. He's following the 'psychology' of "...if you can't believe that you are going to be there, then you never will be." Now, I'm not quite sure where "there" is, but I have a feeling it's somewhere close to Bankruptcy Boulevard and Pauper Road. Good luck, ladies...
Next up, Kody and his merry wives take a ride to the jeweler in charge of Robyn's Sister Wife's Closet creations. This is just a sample of their conversation: They are kewl, it's kewl. Wow, that's kewl. How kewl. It's a hit. How about a bro ring? Forgetaboutit!
They are going to gamble that in 30 days they will have financing for the 4 McMansions. And they WILL succeed, even if they have to forgo vacations. After a particularly grueling session of Kody haranguing the wives to accept his wishes, including the admission that in the Lehi days, they were so poor Christine didn't have enough money to visit her father, and that Meri not only gets flack from Janelle about having a big house with only 1 child, but that her family also thinks she's unreasonable living in a large house basically alone.
|Robyn with a booboo on her lip|
Figure 8 Productions must really hate Kody, because he is looking like a total irresponsible ass this episode. He totally lost me when he said to Christine to just save her grocery money if she wants to go on a vacation. And Robyn? JUST SHUT UP!!
Oh yes, Logan made a decision - he's going to UNLV! Logan, if I were you I'd get a dorm room on campus. You won't regret it!