‘Sister Wives’ Season 4 Finale — Does Kody Brown Want A 5th Wife?

Sun, September 22, 2013 10:45pm EDT by 33 Comments
Sister Wives Season Finale
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We had double the fun with the Brown family on Sept. 22! In the first half of the special two-part season four finale of ‘Sister Wives,’ Kody and his wives throw some therapy at their marital problems when they go on a ‘couples’ retreat — if you can even call it that! Later, the Browns sit down to answer all your burning questions about their relationships, and some of their answers may surprise you!

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from watching TLC’s Sister Wives over the years, it’s that it is possible to have a strong, successful plural marriage. Still, every relationship comes with its own set of problems and the Browns’ unique union is no exception. In the two-hour season finale, Kody Brown and his wives Meri, 42, Janelle, 44, Christine, 41, and Robyn meditate, hike and sculpt to help solve their deepest struggles. But does getting their zen on do the trick? Read on for more details!

‘Sister Wives’ Season 4 Finale: ‘Polygamist Marriage Therapy’ — The Browns Go On A Couples Retreat

The Browns have a very complicated family structure — so it’s no surprise that they were seeing a marriage counselor while they were living in Utah.  Now the Browns revisit their issues by going on a couples retreat to Sedona, Arizona with their old therapist Pat, who specializes in plural marriages, and a new marriage counselor named Nancy.

One of the key reasons the Browns wanted to go to therapy is to create a family mission statement. It’s about time because they have been talking about this pretty much all season!

The Browns are overjoyed to see Pat, who greets them all with big hugs. They kick off the trip with a meditation session at the red rocks, where everyone gets in touch with their inner peace — except for Kody, who can’t escape an army of ants!

In a group therapy session later that day, Robyn points out that the wives are all more invested in their relationship with Kody than their relationships with each other, which Nancy sees as something very important for the wives to work on. Janelle says she’s happy to “be separate” and she doesn’t feel that invested in her relationships with the other wives — and it seems her counterparts feel the same way. Looks like the sister wives have a lot of work to do!

Where Would The Sister Wives Be Without Kody?

The Browns do a lot of what Kody calls “hippie” stuff on the retreat, including an activity where they create a family “sculpture,” positioning their bodies to show how close they feel to each other. Everyone ends up several feet away from each other, and that’s when the sad emotional distance between the wives seems to really hit home for everyone.

Despite the disconnect, the sister wives all agree that their ultimate goal is to become as close to each other as they are to Kody, and he agrees that he can’t always be the common denominator.

“We’re not truly a family unless, upon my death, you stay a family,” he says.

With the sister wives being so distant from each other, it’s hard to believe that they would stick together without Kody. But asking that question seems to have helped them confront the fact that they need to work on their individual relationships if they want to function as a family.

On their last day in Sedona, Nancy has the Browns do an exercise where they write down important values — such as faith, love and forgiveness — that they would like to include in their family mission statement.

This helps them realize that they all have the same end goal — to live together in faith and harmony — they just have different ways of getting there.  They know the process won’t be easy but they’re all in it for the long haul! We’re so impressed with them for staying together and working towards a stronger, healthier marriage!

Sister Wives Tell All’ In Interview With Tamron Hall

In the second half of the finale, the Browns sit down for a shocking tell-all interview with NBC’s Tamron Hall. Kody, Meri, Christine, Robyn and Janelle talk about all the ups and downs they went through over season four, opening up about jealousy, Meri’s potential pregnancy and why Kody needs to “put on his big boy panties.”

Tamron asks Kody if each of his wives fulfill different needs for him, but he says he could have a functional marriage with any one of his four wives. He says there is no favorite wife or a “queen bee,” and the fact that outsiders can’t grasp that only goes to show that they don’t understand polygamy.

“To put our square peg in that round hole is impossible,” he says.

For a tell-all, some of the wives are pretty tight-lipped when it comes to answering Tamron’s questions. Meri especially is not being her usual vulnerable self, evading Tamron’s question about whether there is jealousy among the wives. But when Tamron asks her how she felt about Kody making the decision about whether they should have another baby together, Meri gets emotional.

She reveals that while she’s happy for her sister wives every time they get pregnant, at the same time, it’s very painful for her because she knows she can’t conceive. Poor Meri! This has been her greatest struggle all season and she still seems pretty devastated about being an empty nester now that her only child, Mariah, is leaving for college. We hope Kody is taking Meri’s depression seriously, but he still doesn’t seem to understand what he put her through by saying no to baby #2.

One of the most interesting questions Tamron asked was if Kody planned to take a fifth wife. Kody makes it very clear that they are not swingers and it’s insulting when women come up to them and flippantly ask them if they can be the fifth wife.

After skirting the issue for so long that Christine starts to get worried, Kody says he’s not interested in a taking a fifth wife, which is probably for the best — he’s got enough on his plate! But the Browns are planning a wedding — a recommitment ceremony to each other! Hopefully we’ll get to see the happy occasion on the fifth season of Sister Wives. We can’t wait!

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Was going to therapy a good move for the Browns? Do YOU think therapy is a useful tool in a marriage or relationship?

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Sonia kat montini

Posted at 2:41 AM on July 15, 2014  

Poor wives & kids for having strange parents yes they love but really ? Whom and how I many you related to on earth ?

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Sonia kat montini

Posted at 2:40 AM on July 15, 2014  

He is so ugly and I would not touch that with my exes pole or his new hole . Gross poor kids what a tragic life .

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Sonia kat montini

Posted at 2:36 AM on July 15, 2014  

I’m sorry this is a lazy man that ha staked good strong women into taking care of him , as he does not abuse with hands ,nor mouth .actions speak louder . Why is he so happy carefree? When these woman seem so sad . Except for the new wife ?

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Jolene Leslie

Posted at 5:27 AM on March 15, 2014  

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Kl

Posted at 6:59 AM on March 15, 2014  

Jolene, your story is tragic on all fronts. First to be dishonored my a cheating, lying husband, then to end up with a woman beating jerk.

Seems to me you need a therapist and a divorce lawyer more than a spell caster.

Wishing you all the best.

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Kdy

Posted at 3:44 PM on June 8, 2014  

What a loser

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Eva

Posted at 4:45 PM on February 25, 2014  

“Love should be multiplied, not divided”-dear Kody, you are dividing your love into little pieces-which is not enough for any of your children or wives.It’s about quality, not quantity…

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Spiked philly

Posted at 12:06 AM on January 1, 2014  

Personally, my favorite on the show is Janelle. She is a smart, strong , independent woman that doesn’t center her existence on that arrogant hair monster she is “married” to. I can see how she lights up when he pays attention to her, as any woman would with their husband, but those occasions are rare. He treats her like a field hand, like it’s her job to support his other lazy, whiney wives. 2nd fave? Christine. She seems to have a good personality, but I can also see how she is starving for her “husbands” attention. Poor woman. Unlike janelle, I don’t think she could make it without hair monster. Meri and Robin are cringe worthy. I’m tired of hearing Meri cry about not being able to have a baby, yet when Sobbin Robbin offers to surrogate she takes months to think about it. Is she not allowed to make the decision? Or would it just take away all the sympathy she seems to have a constant need for? Her daughter, unfortunately, acts just like her. Like an entitled, spoiled brat. The younger kids seems contrent, the older kids are very troubled. Sad. My opinions of Kody? Vile. Hair monster. Arrogant. Loves referring to himself as “king”. Keeps breeding kids he has little to do with and doesn’t seems to care how emotionally troubled they are when they get older. Sell your pricey convertible, live in modest houses and stop flipping your hair. You made all 47 of those babies, 46 OUT of wedlock, now take responsibility. Oh, and stop “marrying” more women when you can’t emotionally satisfy the ones you already have. What a vile man.

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Diane

Posted at 4:09 PM on January 13, 2014  

I must be missing something because I do not see Kody that way at all! First, I think he is sooo HOT! Second none of his wives are wallflowers and seem to do just fine holding their own with him. His use of the word “king” and other elitist monikers may be because he is overshadowed by 4 very strong woman all day everyday. Give the guy a break! I almost feel sorry for him, knowing how we woman can be! As for the kids, they are not sticking needles in their arms on skidrow, or acting out and the older ones are attending college and all seem perfectly functional, so I do not see those kids as being messed up or dysfunctional at all. As a matter of fact I see the exact opposite.

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Kdy

Posted at 3:47 PM on June 8, 2014  

I see nothing attractive about this guy a all . He’s pimping these woman is all. And he needs to wash his hair.

 
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diane froude

Posted at 2:58 PM on January 19, 2014  

I agree. I wonder if Kody has ever been tested for ADHD? He runs around flicking that half bald mane around like he is always doing something great and he is so very immature. Robyn, well what can you say, she is always whining about something and it is no trouble to see that she is his favorite. What in heavens name do they see in this man. His teenage children are more mature than he is. Meri, Janelle and Christine could have their own show because Kody and Robyn are the two most selfish people ever, they have nothing to offer the show or to the other three ladies.

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Annika

Posted at 8:58 AM on December 1, 2013  

Oh well, those sister wives. I think they are great. Not because they are all maried to Kody but they are standing behind their believes. Janelle is such a strong woman and a hard worker. It broke my heart when she said that she cant hold a nice apperiance or something like that. Jannelle is beautifil in every size I think! Christine is my favourite, just because she stand up to Kody and she is so at ease with everything. I truly believe Christine is the only one who chose this lifestyle voor one 100% Meri is so nice and kind. Allthough she says she was ok from the start with her sister wives maybe she now doesnt know better? Robyn is , as I can see it as an outsider Kody’s favourite..I dont know how or why but it’s something in how thet interact with eachother. I remember an episode that they were still living in Utah and they had friends over. Robyn wanted the setting this way meri another way so Kody decided to go with meri’s way and Robyn started to throw some tables around:) sort of:) Didn’t anyone seen that? I thought it was awfull they had to run out of Utah and I think it’s great they are happy together and everyone is healthy and happy with eachother. But thats just my hummble opinion.

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No

Posted at 2:50 PM on December 30, 2013  

You have so many typos in this, it is honestly hard to understand…

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April

Posted at 6:44 PM on October 4, 2013  

Kody makes me sick. He is the most conceit man I have seen and I see nothing in him. All he thinks about is himself. As far as Meri she is after all the only legal wife. The other 3 are not legally married to Kody and can walk away any time they want to. Sick of hearing that people think Meri should have a smaller house. You are blaming her for not having more babies when it wasn’t her choice, but the man upstairs. Why Janelle stays I don’t understand. I don’t think she loves Kody and Christine needs to leave also. But then guess Kody would have to get a job and work.

Personally all 4 wives should tell Kody to get lost and mean it. He is not a dad to any of his children. Meri is going thru what all women go thru and that is the change of life and he just doesn’t get it at all. All he is concerned about is himself.

TLC needs to learn about life and get some decent shows on. Something that they don’t have now with Honey BooBoo, Sister Wives, and now the one where there are 5 wives. Have stopped watching TLC altogether. Used to have good shows, but not any more.

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No

Posted at 2:52 PM on December 30, 2013  

Amen and agreed. He is a pig and doesn’t deserve to have any of those women.

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Diane

Posted at 4:11 PM on January 13, 2014  

KODY IS HOT, HOT, HOT!!!!!!

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RoseMary

Posted at 4:56 PM on October 2, 2013  

First, will Robyn’s daughter become Cody’s next wife???? Will Cody step up to the plate and be a man and sell his sporty convertible to help put his daughter thru college ,which is very much more important then how he looks riding down the road. Will Cody get two, three, four jobs to provide finally for the rest of the upcoming children’s college funds…naugh, I think not, should Meri sell the big house that she does not need to put tat money towards her daughters college funds, yes! Stay tune to the Sister lies next season. DUMB, DUMB,DUMB….

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RoseMary

Posted at 4:55 PM on October 2, 2013  

First, will Robyn’s daughter become Cody’s next wife???? Will Cody step up to the plate and be a man and sell his sporty convertible to help put his daughter thru college ,which is very much more important then how he looks riding down the road. Will Cody get two, three, four jobs to provide finally for the rest of the upcoming children’s college funds…naugh, I think not, should Meri sell the big house that she does not need to put tat money towards her daughters college funds, yes! Stay tune to the Sister lies next season. DUMB, DUMB,DUMB….

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Cindy Halpern

Posted at 6:37 PM on September 25, 2013  

Meri and Robyn seem to be good friends.
Kody is very insensitive to Meri’s needs. He has not been to a good husband to her.

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joleeface

Posted at 8:48 AM on September 25, 2013  

Robyn is definitely the only wife Cody is attracted to. Meri is selfish and Mariah acts that way too. Christine knows Cody does not desire her and Janelle has always had her income earning potential and business acumen to offer – this is what she feels her value to Cody is. She probably has never felt the kind of romance that most women desire.

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Janet

Posted at 4:23 PM on December 30, 2013  

I think Janelle should leave and find a man who truly loves her and desires her. It is obvious that Kody does not love or desire her, and she can do better and deserves better. She is the smartest of all the wives and has more to offer than any of the other wives. My least favorite wives are Meri and Robyn. Meri is mean and selfish and Robyn flaunts her new romance with Kody in the other wives’ faces. I can’t wait for her to age a bit and for Kody twith o get a new younger wife, so that she can see what it feels like. Also, the insecurity and the fake niceness is tangible. It is so obvious that they are not truly happy. I can no longer watch this show. They are not truly being honest. The mother -in-laws were so much more honest and real. Kody is not honest with why he is in plural marriage. I think he is in it to for sex.

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Michelle

Posted at 8:40 PM on September 23, 2013  

I also want to say, I have been watching the show since the beginning and I do believe they (atleast the women) believe they are doing the right thing according to their religion. Cody may believe it too, but he certainly is not working on his arrogant spirit in order to become a better person. But, the whole thing when he married Robyn was NOT a family decision. I believe Mary was mad at Janelle and Christine because they may have been favored. Who knows…because they had more kids or whatever…. Anyway…she brought in Robyn (who I do feel is kind and sincere). But, it did upset the applecart. I think Janelle has been in the third seat for all these years and her kids know it which is why they don’t want to practice polygamy. Ironically, she is so beautiful and hardworking. I hate to say this because I know the women will be mad and I reallylike them as people. But, the whole way Cody has operated has offended me. Even though I believe you have the total right to live your own lifestyle, I have been offended by the partiality I have seen out of Cody. I think this is ever woman’s fear when we think of polygamy and even though he is not trying to show favortism, I think it truly obvious to everyone that he favors Robyn. Before that, he favored Christine. No wonder there is such a rivalry betweent them! So sad, because I think all four women are lovely and have much to offer to this world! And… I don’t believe this is Robyn’s fault at all. I fear she blames herself for circumstances that were beyond her control. This whole situation just makes me sad, because I don’t think anyone is truly happy. I am a mom who has been married 20 years and it is hard even with monogamy. But, these women are just not being treated like the special people they are!

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Michelle

Posted at 8:29 PM on September 23, 2013  

Cody was absolutely not clear (at first) about a 5th wife. My guess is that he did not want to make the wives mad so he didn’t cop to it. But, when Robyn ages a little…I’ll bet he goes for a 5th!

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Meh in Phoenix

Posted at 5:39 PM on September 23, 2013  

Shorter Mariah: No expense should be spared to send me to an expensive, out of state private school because I’m the only child of the first wife.

Whine, whine,
whine!, Meri and Mariah are spoiled brats that cannot stand to share anything. This is the worst possible lifestyle for these two. Their sour looks and bitter emotions can’t possibly be pleasant to be around.

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Bryanna McLain

Posted at 11:57 PM on December 4, 2013  

You do have to understand that Meri was his first wife, he’s kind of cast her aside and is all about his brand new young wife, while Meri is going through the menopause period. Of course she’s insecure and gets upset. The one who is the most annoying and whines the most in my opinion is Robyn because she’s upset about things she really didn’t deserve as his fiancee she wanted more time with him before getting married and she didn’t even stop and think about it from their place.

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LaLa

Posted at 3:35 PM on September 23, 2013  

I believe Robyn is his favorite wife and he says no to Meri’s baby #2, I think he would jump to have another baby with Robyn. That’s why her reaction didn’t seem genuine. I felt like Robyn wanted to say, “Well, Meri, I don’t know how to tell you this but he wants to plan for another baby with me. *smirk*”

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Nancy

Posted at 1:13 PM on September 23, 2013  

I’m so tired of Merri. Maybe she should have gotten a smaller house to help pay for Mariah’s education. The idea of cutting into Merri’s budget was obviously a no go. It is all about Merri. 1st wife syndrome?

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Ashley

Posted at 11:17 AM on September 23, 2013  

Kodys favorite wife is Robyn! Then Mary and I honk if the other 2 left he would be happy! I think the other 2 stay because the kids. Down the road the 2 will leave.

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KL

Posted at 10:03 AM on September 23, 2013  

These people are choosing to live this life so I don’t feel sorry for them. I don’t think it’s a terrible life at all. It’s what they think is right based on their religion. Plenty of mainstream religious peopledo things that I think are just plain batty. So these folks are no different.

What was most interesting to me is that the Sedona episode gave voice to what’s been obvious for a long time. THe wives mostly tolerate one another. Jonelle and Christine are 1 clique. Mary and Robin are another. It’s pretty darn clear that Mary and Jonelle don’t really get along. I feel like both stay out of their committment to the vow more than a love for one another.

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Annika

Posted at 8:50 AM on December 1, 2013  

Im sorry but you have all their nake s wrong:) Its janelle, Robyn, meri and Christine (oh no that one was ok:) Anyways, I dont reply for those names offcourse becasue I think you are right in case of Meri versus Robyn and Jannelle versus Christine. I also believe Christine is the only one who really wanted this lifestyle and the rest just wanted Kody. But what would I know..maybe I got it all wrong.

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Toni

Posted at 12:05 AM on September 23, 2013  

Are you kidding? You really think this is a wonderful marriage? I am sad for these women. The husband is the focus of the hopes, dreams, and sexual desires of all these women. That inherently creates an imbalance of power. He said he hopes they would remain together after his death. What if one of them wanted to remarry? I guess they should forego that and remain faithful even as widows. There are clearly jealousies and resentment on the part of these women, no matter how much they struggle against it. Men in these relationships are patriarcha narcissists. God help these poor women.

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mpk500

Posted at 8:19 AM on September 23, 2013  

I agree. all of these pEople are an emotional mess. . the kids are violent and fat. the wives hate each other. the guys a moron.

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