Hello Trashtalkers!! As I am sure you have read online, Meri and Kody got a “legal” divorce, and he has plans to marry Robyn. This episode Meri reveals she always knew that Kody wanted to marry Robyn to have legal claim to her kids from a previous marriage. Meri wants this to be easy for the kids, which seems like a mature way to approach a divorce. I immediately started thinking about Janelle and the tears you KNOW she is going to cry as soon as she hears about this arrangement. Kody must be really broke for Meri to just walk away from the legal marriage and hand it over to Robyn. I feel like Meri held all the cards if she ever wanted to leave the family. The other wives would get child support, but no alimony if they left Kody (I think?). This might be Meri’s first step towards independence and slowly backing away from the family to begin her second career as a truck driver. t00t! t00t!
Robyn and Kody arrive at Meri’s house, because as Kody explains, it’s very normal in this family for people to need to talk – Kody you are SO awkward!. Meri sits the happy couple down to explain she wants to divorce Kody in order for him to marry Robyn for rights to her children. It seems pretty nice of Meri. Kody makes Meri to promise that nothing will change between him and her (and her). He is such a drama king. Kody totally knew what was up and Meri presented the idea with the clear intention of helping him try to legally adopt Robyn’s kids. He just wanted to freak out about the “D” word!! Shut up Kody! Robyn starts crying at the news because this is the first nice thing any of the wives have done for her. Do it for Dalton! He is the best. I can’t wait to see how the other wives take the news…
Kody is sporting a ponytail with Meri in the interview together to talk about breaking the news to the kids and other wives. For some reason I feel like Kody with his ponytail reminds me of Coach from Survivor. I also think that Kody may be wearing a women’s denim blazer.
Anyway, Mariah gets the news BEFORE Janelle and Christine. She’s down, because Robyn’s kids are her siblings and she wants them to legally share the name Brown. It’s sweet of her. And Kody predicts the other wives won’t take it so well. Me either!
All four wives meet with Meri to “talk”. Christine and Janelle, unlike Kody, say the only reason Meri would ask them to talk would be because she’s going back to school or pregnant. LOL. Sounds like any Teen Mom episode. And these wives clearly don’t communicate often without Kody. After Meri breaks the news, Christine immediately understands and hugs Meri to show support of her “amazing” family gesture. Janelle is not crying, but has a very WTF/F.U. face. This whole thing is really creepy, but I am happy Christine and Meri seem to love Robyn’s kids so much. Janelle can’t find anything logical to hold onto to so she asks about taxes (ok?) and says she doesn’t want to comment. Janelle, you have no ground to stand on and you’re never happy! She is such a sour puss.
Christ there is so much denim on this television show. Janelle is really upset about all the family fabric and dynamics and CHANGE. I think she needs an Rx for Latuda. And an appointment with a podiatrist because she is always either barefoot or has these weird Teva like sandal contraption on her Danny DeVito troll feet. Kody has to reassure her, alone at her home, that nothing will change. Sorry but it does change things, because like genius Kody points out, divorce means something in this society. Especially if you remarry, adopt someone else’s children and/or die.
Both Meri and Robyn wear hot pink blazers to the lawyers office to show solidarity while discussing family divorce and marriage. The minute they start signing papers they all start crying. I hope none of these people are in serious debt and it is just for the sake of Robyn’s children.
Did you guys watch the Tell-All with Tamron Hall? I watch her all the time on Investigation Discovery channel doing murdery shows- what is she doing with the Browns on TLC??? She works hard, and I think she is more interesting than any of the Browns. Anyway, they all discuss the anthropologists and how boring the results of the study were; there is no favorite wife (yea right it’s Robyn), the kids are all loved, and Kody Brown may be a showboat but he doesn’t want to marry Antoinette. Jury is still out on if Kody is a jerk or not.
They relive the Christine and Kody RV fight about going boating with Ken on vacation and Meri saying Christine has been pretty acting pretty “rough”. PMSGate was very polarizing for Christine, but Kody won’t be told what to do by a woman. Kody says that the PMS comment was a two-way sword, not a two-way street or double-edged sword so I just stop listening to him for a while. THEN he reveals the family thought about leaving the show after that episode aired, but they still have a “mission” to complete. I think their mission is just like everyone else’s mission- pay the mortgage. They just have four mortgages instead of one. I wonder if the wives sign their own or if Kody cosigns on each of the homes. And what about the bills? Who in this pack has legit credit? This show is definitely the only way the family is making a legitimate annual income.
Annie has been welcomed into Christine’s home with open arms and been a huge added help in her household. But the wives point out that they were much more reliant on each other and closer to the kids when the families all lived together and the women went to work. The women admit they haven’t hung out together without Kody in years. Janelle relives a very emotional conversation about lip syncing and being embarrassed by her sister wives. But now Janelle admits she has higher self esteem by looking better these days (I do not agree…) The Tale of Two Maddies was hilarious. And Tamron really tries to imply that the Mormons LDS Church are going to push Maddie away from the Brown Clan. Didn’t she see Divergent? Faction before family makes everyone sad and it doesn’t work out. Only halfway through the special we have to relive the entire divorce-to-remarry-adopt story line AGAIN and ask the Browns a lot of questions about how everything changes but stays the same just like the finale. Basically Robyn and Kody haven’t gotten married yet but they will and that is a big hurdle for them. But Meri and Kody are on an upswing and their relationship is going much better these days. The entire tell-all I just kept staring at the horrible shadow under Christine’s nose.
So, that was the whole season! What did you guys think? There needs to be some sort of shake up next year if you ask me. And less road trips. Maybe they do like a family Biggest Loser or Celebrity Wife Swap. Or Mr. Wonderful from Shark Tank can yell at them for their stupid online clothing website ideas.
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