All eyes on Logan as Natalie asks him if he will adopt his parents’ faith. Logan says his faith is not as strong anymore because they don’t have a religious community in Vegas. His parents want them all to have a connection to their church, but Logan thinks most kids will go their own way. As far as polygamy goes – Logan is not worrying about it now, his point of view is that he had a great childhood, it can be good, but he doesn’t have a spiritual testimony of the polygamist faith or a logical reason to pursue it. Hunter is flat out NO – one wife only. He doesn’t want the drama.
Mariah wants sister wives – she wants the strong marriage based on friendship and spiritual love. Natalie tries to rattle her: what about the jealousy? Mariah’s answer: “I will deal with it when I get there.” Seeing as how there is no scandal with Mariah, Natalie drops her and moves on the Madison – what do SHE want? Madison wants to graduate HS and does not want a plural marriage because she is not cut out for it. She’s too opinionated.
Fourth wife time! WHOO.
“FINALLY! I can’t believe you have gone this long without talking about me.”
Natalie gives us the background: Robyn was a divorced, single parent. In the book, Robyn reveals how invented She-RA, the tougher, bolder side of her to get her through the hard times. She didn’t want to become bitter and hard, so she let She-Ra do the dirty work. She-RA don’t take no shit, so Robyn had to convince her that the plural marriage was a good idea. Dude, when your fake alter ego starts making decisions for you, it is time to worry!
So Robyn saw Kody clean the feet of one of his kids, and this showed both Robyn and She-RA that he took the initiative and would care about the kids. Kody was everything that her ex-husband was not. She-RA saw this too and melted, allowing Robyn to let her guard down. Robyn is all teary as she tells this story and Christine looks at her like she wants to choke her.
“He was cleaning feet and I just knew that he was going to be the best husband in the whole wide world!”
“I wonder if it’s possible for your brain to explode from anger. Enjoy being special while it lasts, Fourthy.”
Natalie notes that they are still experiencing aftershocks from bringing on wife #4. We revist Christine and Robyn’s heart to heart this season. Natalie asks Christine why dealing with Robyn was so hard; Christine knew what she was getting into, right? Natalie must not be aware of the “third is not the same as last” debacle. Christine did NOT think they would take on more wives, and when they did, it sucked big time. Christine was judgmental of other wives who had to deal with new wives, telling them that it was their fault they were jealous, and yet when it was her, she was jealous as fuck. She used to see Robyn as the enemy. How is it now? They are working hard on it.
Natalie notes that the Browns use words like communicate, validate, and evolve –words of therapy! And guess what – Meri and Kody were in therapy before Robyn came in. Meri has a critical eye and she picked on Kody, it sucked, so he called a counselor. Natalie asks the second decent question of the night: outsiders might wonder why the he would you start a new relationship when the one with Meri was suffering? Kody says he and Meri were at an all-time high when they met Robyn and Meri corrects him – no they were NOT! Their marriage was in the toilet. In any case, they all have gone to counseling, and they hash it out for the cameras for the show. They talk about it all the time. True dat.
Though the last few years have been seriously crazy, and the Brown family is finding new footing. Meri and Robyn are besties living the S-dub dream.
“Should we invite Christine and Janelle over? HAHAHA kidding!”