Seems even Kody is getting weary with this story line when he says "...I just want a decision made...this is something that I really want to just hurry through, because I just want to get it done."
Yeah Kody, I hear ya.
So here we are, hopefully at the end of the long, drawn out drama about those pesty options Meri, Robyn, Janelle and Christine have to decide on...with minimum help from their husband, Kody of course.
First up was Robyn, who apparently was completely on board with Kody's wishes that the standard options would do nicely in her overpriced, cavernous McMansion. Lucky thing she wore that dark colored t-shirt under her babydoll. That was just what was needed so Kody could ensure Robyn's carpet choice would not clash with all her black furniture.
What a man...
Next, was Meri, who happened to be over budget before she even began. Kody quickly put her on the defensive when he demanded that she not look at the upgraded carpet and to just focus on selecting from the cheap crap. Of course, Meri threw a fit and stormed out. This woman is cunning like a fox. Her storming out so that Janelle and Christine could pick their options before her was sooo deviously cunning on her part. How much you want to bet she knew Janelle and Christine would most likely come under budget? And rather than waste that budget money, Meri figured she'd get Kody to slide it over to her budget so she could get what she wanted. Forget Meri's petty rationalizations for her behavior in the couch interview, this was her plan all along! And when Kody gives his reason for including the washer and dryer in the options because he doesn't want to have to haul them in and install them himself, you just have to shake your head over his absolute stupidity. What the hell does this man have sloshing around in his head? Mock tapioca pudding?
Yes sir, Kody is seriously stupid. And these women have hitched their wagons to this looney toon idiot for all time and eternity. Unbelievable.
Anyway, Janelle came into the office and decided not to get the cement pad in the backyard. She figures she can do a DIY cement job later on. A DIY job on a house costing over $400,000? Which is amazing because didn't she say in previous episodes that she could keep her costs down by having her children share bedrooms? So what happened? I think Kody put his foot down and demanded that she opt for more bedrooms so Logan could have his own room. Kody initially protested Janelle's decision about the cement
Yeah, Kody is not only an idiot, he's a psychic idiot.
|Kody asking Christine ....|
"NO!" Christine responds, and quickly used up her budget by opting for the stone exterior for her house. You could just see Kody's beady eyes throwing daggers at Christine for not falling for his stupid suggestion.
|Christine's reaction....Oh no you didn't|
When she said "Everybody here loves the stone...I know I love the stone too...Let's do it!" the look on Kody's face was priceless. Christine shot his butt down, getting the stone that she knew would blow her budget out of the water but at the same time, shutting out Meri from using any part of it. Excellent job, Christine! Tell Kody to go hock that Rolex on his wrist if Meri needs more money in her budget!
It was not surprising that Christine didn't even get a sideways glance from Kody as she walked out of the room.
|Christine's reply: When pigs fly!|
Of course, in the couch interview, Kody tried to rationalize his behavior by saying it was all a joke. He wasn't being serious.
Hey Kody have you heard the saying...'Many a true word is spoken in jest'? And Meri, Christine apparently knows you better than you think. So don't say that you felt selfish by being over budget when the audience has seen nothing but selfish behavior from you all season long. Two words...WET BAR.
Next we see Meri back in the office to finalize her options with her best buddy (and Kody's obvious favorite wife after Meri) Robyn holding Kody's #1 baby boy Sol in her arms for moral support. Most likely Meri learned off camera the bad news that Christine didn't fall for giving up part of her budget, because all of a sudden she was now agreeable to all the cheap stuff - except for the washer/dryer option. That was her way of making Kody pay for screwing up with Christine earlier. Even so, she still walked out of the office over budget by almost $4600. Which she says she'll take care of it. Get out your checkbook Kody. Your inability to sell Christine into giving up part of her budget to Meri is going to cost you.
And Meri, for the record, that wet bar looks cheap. It's hideous. A bare wall would look better. You know, I bet Papa Joe Darger could have easily built that 'counter space' you wanted for your pastries when you entertain. And I think with all the free advertisement the builders got, those blinds, washer and dryer, upgraded carpets and tile, etc options should have been included FREE (and I suspect they were). If they weren't, this just shows how awful a salesman Kody truly is.
But I digress...
Back on topic, I do have to smile a bit about the segment with Meri making the home video montage of all the Brown bonus kids for Logan. Who would've thunk that Meri was not smarter than a 5th grader when it came to running a video camera? Meri was so funny when she watched the video and realized the camera was on pause when she thought she was recording, and recording when she thought it was on pause. Props to Gabriel for knowing his way around a video camera - very impressive. It was also fun to see him, and his siblings Savanah and Dayton get some quality camera time, too.
Of course, Kody has to have his own mini segment discussing why it is so important for his 4 families be in the McMansions by Christmas. I'm beginning to get the impression that polygamists - particularly the Kody Brown kind, must believe their children disappear when they turn 18. I'm certain that Logan will NOT suddenly go 'poof' in the night, and that he will be coming home every week to get his laundry done. In the case of Mariah, she will carefully pack up her dirty laundry for Meri to wash for her at Christmas, spring and summer vacations. After all, who wants to waste quarters when you know at least 3 of your Moms will do it for you?
Just another perk of polygamy...
At last we get to the final segment when Logan leaves for the dorm. It's kind of sad to hear Logan say he's nervous about his new college friends finding out his family is polygamist (whoops, Logan must not have gotten the memo to say Plural Family not polygamist). Poor Logan...but of course, instead of going into more detail about Logan's feelings about how polygamy has affected him in school, suddenly Kody showed up for breakfast and of course the conversation shifted to Kody's hair.
It's really sad that in a five minute segment about Logan leaving home, half of the time was spent talking about Kody's hair! AGAIN! No wonder Logan is ready to leave!
Later at Robyn's house, Kody talks about his message he wrote on the Quilt of Many Browns -essentially saying that Logan should be a gentleman and not indulge in pre-marital sex. This reminds me of when I was in college, one of my friends showed me a note his father had written to him when he left for college. It simply said (in Yiddish) 'Be careful where you put it'. Just like 40 years ago, all I can say is what is this male preoccupation with sex?
|Christine looks very striking in regular clothes|