'Sister Wives' Recap — Meri Gets Fired As Kody & Christine Party In Vegas!

Mon, April 11, 2011 9:17am EST by 3 Comments

Things are starting to heat up on ‘Sister Wives,’ as the Brown family slowly begins to feel the repercussions of living a polygamist lifestyle in the public eye!

Things are not going so great for the Brown family on Sister Wives. The family is under investigation for their polygamist lifestyle and now Meri has lost her job, something she blames on her appearing on the family’s reality show. It appears that there may be some major second guessing as to whether or not this show was a good idea for the family.

The episode kicks off with the news that Kody and Christine are taking a trip to Las Vegas, bringing their children along with them. This was incredibly interesting and one of the brief moments where the show actually gives you a real peek into the lifestyle, and the realization that this alone time with the individual families must be crucial to the success of the larger unit.

So off they go an, 350 miles later, arrive in a very, very fancy retreat that seems to be a perk of their family’s new found TLC fame. Before anyone gets excited for some real debauchery however, be aware that this is not the Vegas of casinos and strip clubs, but rather a getaway 30 minutes from downtown. It kind of stinks as the possibility of Kody coming face to face with a Jersey Shore castmember at Jet was oddly enthralling.

The trip turns sour however when Meri and Kody speak and Meri informs her hubby she has been passed over for a new job after having been fired from her last job because of the show. At least that is what it appears she was saying, she was oddly vague and cryptic so it was a little confusing to fully understand.

Meri seemed to be taking this very hard, as she should, and in yet another breakthrough educational moment on the show (they are few nd far between so two in one episode was a real treat), explained this foolish notion that people judge them for bringing their children into their polygamous lifestyle. As Janelle explained, quite succinctly and intelligently, every parent brings their children into their world with their set of beliefs. And what are your beliefs if you do not teach them to your children?

This is obviously a terrific point, the difference however being that most families do not in turn involve their children in a reality show.