Michael arrives!! He is 19 years younger than Kody, and he is clearly adored by everyone:
The Baldys are never this happy to see extended family show up on their doorstep.
Though he shares their faith, Michael only has one wife at the moment. He jokes that they need to go out on the town so he can find another wife! Polyg humor! The Browns explain again that finding another wife is not a simple or easy process, and it’s not something you can really look for.
So what is on the menu for the next day? Shooting range! Michael looks more excited than anyone ever:
“SHOOTING RANGE?!?! ACES!” Looks like Christmas came early for someone!
The Brother brown hit up American Shooters, and I am pretty sure that every guy I know has a pic of themselves with a machine gun and their zombie target on facebook.
If the power of their family love doesn’t stop the zombies, the bullets will.
Kody brought his own gun to shoot, and they rent some others and go to town. Curtis, Kody and Michael are way into into it, having the time of their lives. I don’t really see Scott in the mix. Did he leave early? Kody tells Curtis and Michael that the shooting range saves him thousands of dollars in therapy, which they find hilarious. AWWW, big brother worship is adorbs. I have no family and if my family had a logo, it would be eyes rolling, so I can’t relate. Also, I’m glad it helps, but Kody should still probably go to therapy anyway.
“He’s a RIOT!” Really, guys? Time to get out more.
The ladies, meanwhile, are at Janelle’s making sushi. Erica has never had it, and I’m thinking “oh dear lord don’t try homemade sushi for your first taste” but she says its okay. I’m sure they had fun, but this is just grossing me out:
Jiro Dreams of Sushi 2: Jiro’s Nightmare. Sushi chefs everywhere are weeping.
The boys go to dinner and Michael asks for ranch dressing becuse the tomato basil vinagrette is too scary. This earns him teasing from the others. Then they get down to business: when he will get another wife, and Michael is not in any hurry. He and his wife are open to it but they’re not looking. Kody agrees that looking is not a good idea.
Curtis jokes with his wife about whether she worries about him deciding he wants to be polygamist. She knows that it would be the end of their marriage, but she’s not worried because he is adamant that he is not interested.
It’s been a long time since the brothers brown have been able to do something with just the bros. Since the fam is in town, they’re having another church service together with the Brothers Brown. Scott and Curtis co-minister with Kody, which breathes some new life into their services.
At last Scott is in his element!
The theme for the service is acceptance and tolerance, which is fitting since Curtis and his wife are not a part of the same faith as the rest of the Browns, and the teens are still figuring things out. Its a nice example to set.
Kody will be disappointed if the kids do not choose the faith. Janelle is really worried about whether she has imparted all the things about her faith that are important to her to Logan before he leaves. It is the most emotional I have seen Janelle. THAT is what I was looking for. I don’t need a discussion of the religion, I just want to see the presence of it. This is what they are living for, right? Why is it so absent in the other episodes? Without faith in the picture, they look live five crazy adults who have chosen a difficult life for no apparent reason. Make some sense, TLC!