When family friends Andy and Nicole visit from Utah, the Browns urge them to add another sister wife to their marriage. Are they freaked?
Kody Brown insisted a couple of episodes back to his hometown friends that he never tries to convert anyone to his religion. And that’s true. Andy and Nicole are members of his faith, BUT after six kids and a happy marriage they are torn by their church’s commitment to plural wives.
And poor Nicole.No matter how much she tells the Browns that she knows polygamy is “where we’re supposed to be,” she looks about as enthusiastic about doing it as getting an enema.
In fact, her husband Andy actually says that, even though polygamy is supposed to help you grow, it’s “like eating broccoli.” Not so enthusiastic, I’d say!
Nicole and Andy both grew up in polygamous families, but they already have an “established family,” with six kids and they are HAPPY!. You can clearly see that the pair is into each other and extremely uncomfortable about rocking their successful marriage.
“You can’t just throw anyone into the mix,” points out Nicole. Yea- ahh!
“I think it’s difficult to find a plural wife,” add Andy in the understatement of the year. He admits that being in church and looking at all the single women there as potential wives makes him feel a little pervy.
OK, he didn’t say pervy, but he admits it makes him feel really uncomfortable.
Andy doesn’t also like the idea of his wife Nicole sleeping alone while he’s off staying over with his new wife.
And Nicole really doesn’t like that one damn bit either.
“It’s hard to go to bed thinking of Andy not being there every night for my kids not having their dad at home,” Nicole sanely points out.
Then here’s the kicker. “We’re sacrificing our own relationship for this (polygamy), but it’s worth it because we know it’s where we’re supposed to be,” Nicole says without any conviction at all.
Imagine giving up a happy, loving marriage with six children to add some new wife into the mix, most likely with kids of her own. Andy says he’s only want to marry a second wife with children because it wouldn’t be fair to have a “newlywed”! “Newlyweds should be with other newlyweds,” he reasons.
My guess is that when he asks Kody: “How do you date a woman, when you’re already married?” he’s really looking to just avoid the whole thing.
But poor Andy and Nicole because even though they have a marriage – the envy of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries– their faith has convinced them that plural marriage is “sacred” and as Meri believes “it will bring me ‘closer to God.'”
Kody and all his four sister wives work hard to convince Andy and Nicole that their marriage will somehow be even better with… another babysitter (huh?).
Meanwhile the Browns and Andy and Nicole take time out to make a major case that the now convicted FLDS church leader , Warren Jeffs, who “is not like them.”
Jeff has been “bullying his community for 20 years,” says Kody. “He’s an evil-doer.”
The Browns abhor the arranged marriages, child brides and controlling ways enforced by Warren Jeffs and make it extremely clear that they do not believe in any of those things. And they think he gives polygamists a bad name.
“Warren Jeff is the scum of the Earth!” announces Andy. He got that right!
But Meri still insists you have to “close your eyes, plug your nose and jump in!”
Hopefully, Nicole will keep plugging her nose!