Hall brings up the Dargers and asks how the trip came about. Christine says they’ve known each other for a few years, and Kody says Joe Darger was one of his biggest supporters. Hall brings up Meri’s “I could be married to that” comment. She says she likes his organization. Kody says Meri would like a couple of Joe’s characteristics, but he (Kody) can’t do that unless he has obedience. Which Kody will never get, since he would need to grow a pair first. Did I just say that out loud?
My Johnson has a first name, it’s –
Hall brings up kitchen sharing. Meri says there’s a lot of history and that’s “just one of those things”. Kody says asking Joe not to tell him to put his wives in the same home really was about Kody wanting his wives to have autonomy and their own voice. Right . . . and their avoiding prosecution for murder.
Hall says they signed up to be a unit, and separate homes are counter to the joys of plural marriage they talk about. Preach it, sister! Janelle says sharing a kitchen isn’t what unites them, cooperation in raising children does. Janelle, you’re smarter than that. Next time, make up a more plausible lie, m’kay? Hall retorts that they’re not under the same roof, and Meri says they could (live together) and they have. They’ve “evolved”. Yep, into 4 separate (never to be reunited) households.
Is that light blue area in the center supposed to represent a road, or Kody?
Janelle says there was a lot of hurt and misunderstanding for several years. Her family are peacemakers and don’t express feelings. Unlike, she implies, Meri’s bitchy, overbearing family style. Hall asks if the slate has been wiped clean, and Meri says no, but things are improving. Hall asks if Meri “gets” Janelle. Of course not! Kody butts in to say it’s not about agreeing with each other, it’s about loyalty. Janelle says they can put aside differences. Hall mentions Janelle’s exit some years ago, and asks if she’s thought about it again. Janelle says that’s why she likes her own home, when it gets too much she has her own space. She says it would hurt too much to rip her kids from the (family) fabric. Really, Janelle? Cause every time we see you, it looks like you’re counting the days until you can flee.
Or die of boredom.
Hall brings up the FLDS and asks how the adults would describe Jeffs. They say he’s evil; that “no told him he’s off course”. I rather think “off course” is a bit of an understatement, Kody. Hall asks if they’re angry they’re associated with Jeffs in many folks’ minds. Kody says yes. Hall talks about the ep and Kollene, especially her comment that people in polygamy don’t have brains. Meri says Kollene is choosing her lifestyle because she has a brain, and Meri is choosing her lifestyle because she too has a brain. Well sure. You don’t work, you’re finished with child care, and you get a big honking new house for free. Smart.