Back in the office, Meri has brought Robyn, but Robyn doesn’t say much. Kody presses Meri to pick a carpet color from a selection of really ugly colors. There’s more discussion, and the upshot is Meri is going to have to pay for a washer/dryer (separately from the house costs). She’s a whopping $4665 over budget even without the appliances. Meri’s flip response: “OK, I’m just over budget”. “I’m just over budget”? $200 is “I’m just over budget”. $4665 is “I’m a selfish, entitled cow who will bleed my family dry for my devious ends”.
Where’s my wet bar? Also, moo.
On the couch, Meri tries to explain the “circle of events”. She needed a wet bar for the counter space. Then why not, oh, have a counter built? Or go to Home Depot and get a counter, paint it, and install that yourself? In order to have the wet bar she had to have a hobby room. That makes no sense. You don’t have to build a whole separate room to install a wet bar. Meri goes on to say that the hobby room required a 5th bedroom. So that’s apparently why she ended up with this:
Meri reiterates she’s paying the overage herself. Well, no, dear. You have no income yourself. Your “budget” is a fiction. It’s just a piece of the family’s pot, which is apparently comprised solely of TLC money and the sale of those 28 pieces of jewelry from your website. Go get a job, then we’ll believe you’re paying it yourself.
We return to Meri and the rest of the family making a video for Logan, where the family members will share memories of him. Let me repeat what I’ve said before: he’s going 30 minutes away! Also, there are these new inventions called email, texts, telephones and Skype. Also cars. I work 45 minutes away from where I live. So should I have my neighbors do a video for me every day so I’ll remember them until I return home?
Kody shares that it’s important they move before Christmas “so they’ll (the kids) come back”. You do know they’re humans and not homing pigeons, right?
Now on to some more manufactured drama. Kody is getting his hair cut. His stylist, Kennedy, says she’s noticed his hair thinning, which leads to a discussion of how to handle it. At one point, Kody says “let’s just shave it” and then says it was a joke. Right, because the only solution to hair loss is cutting all one’s hair off. What an idiot. Also, Kennedy admits (why?) that she cuts Meri’s hair too. And by “cuts” I mean “hacks off with a blunt knife”.
Oh yeah, I went there!
It’s Logan’s last day at home. Janelle tells him the adults want to come see his dorm room. They hate him, don’t they? Logan shares he’s worried about how public his family is, and is curious how their lifestyle will be perceived by other folks at the college. Meanwhile, we complete the hair-loss discussion. Madison tells Kody he’s balding. Janelle says he did a “buzz cut” before and it was awful, and Meri says his surfer hair is her favorite. Kody says he won’t shave his head until after they’ve talked more. Mercifully, that’s the end of the discussion.