I’d like to interject for a moment and touch on something that we’ve discussed here on more than one occasion. The Browns are polygamists because of their faith, right? So it would seem that they have chosen plural marriage for spiritual, important reasons. Yet when they talk about their kids’ future relationships, they are cool with the kids choosing not to live as polygamists. That doesn’t make a ton of sense to me. Wouldn’t they want their kids to be polygamists if they believed that God wanted people to engage in plural marriage? This is my one gripe with the show. I know that the show is about the “how” of polygamy, but I would really like to see more of the “why.”
Onward to Robyn’s house! Robyn asked Meri to come over and help get the girls ready for the dance. According to Robyn, the little girls adore Meri, and Meri gives the kids a perspective they can’t get from their other moms. What the heck does that mean?
“I really didn’t get the Marxist subtext of Hop on Pop until Meri explained it to me. She’s so wise.”
Meri feels like a cool aunt instead of another Mom because they don’t share a house. They’re not a nuclear family anymore, they’re more like neighbors and cousins. Robyn wants her kids to see Meri as a mom. Christine agrees; they need more sibling interaction. Living apart only allows the kids to live as friends at the moment.
Kody loves that his little girls were excited to spend time with him at the dance. Well of COURSE they are, they only see you like two hours a week. He clearly had an awesome time.
“I can’t believe how excited my girls are to spend time with me.” Me neither.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the entire family is going to have dinner at Christine’s house. The ladies remark that they don’t make Valentine’s Day cards for polygamists. HELLO LADIES, BUSINESS IDEA! So what’s on the menu for V-Day dinner? Fondue! How appropriate; one fork and lots of pots, just like polygamy.
Kody rolls to the flower shop to get arrangements for all four wives. He tells the florist that he’s buying flowers for four wives, and she takes it in stride. Again, a florist in Vegas? Probably not the weirdest thing she’s seen:
”It’s much weirder when a dom gets their slave flowers because you have to create something the slave can carry with their mouth or smell through a leather mask.”
The ladies are at Meri’s discussing the holiday when Robyn has an idea – they can all decorate Kody’s car for Valentine’s Day! Yeah, nothing says “I love you” like vandalism and giving someone a reason to go to the car wash.
I’m suspicious of Robyn’s plan – Meri thinks Kody will like it, but after last week’s episode, I’m waiting for Kody to hate it and for Robyn to throw someone else under the bus. I’m paranoid. They’re all on board regardless of the fact that this is not a good idea. The plan is to have Robyn borrow the car under the flimsy pretense that her car is not working and then bring it back and tell Kody that she wrecked the car.
It’s go time! Robyn explains the plan again (it’s not hard, we got it – I promise). Robyn arrives at Christine’s where Christine and Kody are prepping the house for the V-day celebration. Robyn does a admirable job of acting like she needs to borrow the car. Kody almost ruins everything by offering to get the air compressor so he can fix her flat tire, but she pushes on and insists she has to leave right that minute and she’ll be right back. Lucky for the ladies, Kody capitulates.
Meri and Robyn and Janelle have all the supplies and warn the kids to be careful when decorating. Um, YEAH! This has the potential to be a disaster. I can’t name one man who appreciates people fucking with his car.