Collect up, associates, it’s time for the recap of the season 11 premiere of Counting On. This episode is titled La La Land, which is fairly merciless contemplating the outline of the episode comprises the plotline: “In Arkansas, Pleasure and Austin grieve the lack of their child woman.” I assume the idea that Joystin nope’d out of this season of filming as a result of they didn’t need their stillbirth being a TV present plotline now not stands.
Okay I do know i shouldn’t snark on them an excessive amount of as a result of they suffered an actual loss however holy crap Austin’s facial hair is godawful, and we’re simply within the preview of the episode to come back.
The primary shot of the complete episode is “Duggar House”(TTH) and Michelle begins speaking. So in different phrases a large “fuck you” to anybody who thought this present was going to deal with the grown up kids as a substitute of Michelle and JB.
Jinger explains that Jeremy obtained admitted to Masters Seminary in LA however that earlier than they had been going to depart they discovered that Grandma Duggar had handed away. *flashback of Grandma Mary’s funeral*
As we watched JinJer say goodbye to the household, Jeremy does this dumb head seize transfer to Josie which i believe is meant to copy these steel scalp massager issues however I do not know why he thinks that’s the suitable factor to do to a 10 yr outdated. Perhaps a three yr outdated? Nevertheless it’s condescending and bizarre as hell.
Jinger says she all the time thought it might be cool to “marry somebody in an enormous metropolis” which reveals that she all the time knew the one manner she might transfer to an enormous metropolis like she wished was by marriage.
JinJer and Prop get within the automotive and Jeremy says “Off we go, Noodle!” and I’m nonetheless unsure if he was speaking to Prop or Jinger since whereas he rotated to look within the again the place Prop is, he was additionally pulling out of his parking spot and should have simply been wanting the place he was driving.
Okay, I feel he was speaking to Prop as a result of then he mumbles “She’s prepared.” Prepared for what? How might this toddler probably be “prepared” for something? It’s not like he’s educating “Noodle” the way to go her written allow take a look at or one thing. Noodle simply needs to be carried round from location to location in her new life in LA.
We get a shot of a map indicating the important thing spots that JinJer can be hitting on their trek to LA and there’s simply a lot to unpack right here. First off, why is Armarillo represented by an armadillo? Do the TLC producers assume “armarillo” is armadillo in Spanish? Additionally, are they critically going to be trying out aliens in NM? Are Duggars allowed to consider in aliens? I feel their hero, Ken Ham of the creation museum, stated aliens can’t go to heaven so we shouldn’t trouble in search of them. After which Vegas is represented by cube as if the Duggars had been truly going to gamble or do something enjoyable in Vegas.
Jinjer says they’re nervous about Felicity on the drive as a result of she loves to maneuver and doesn’t wish to sit nonetheless, which is miserable when you think about what her life turns into in LA.
Jinger tells Jeremy she’s “so glad we’re taking the interstate” and tells the story of once they took backroads on a roadtrip as soon as and saved 30 minutes gross however not web(my phrases, not hers. I don’t assume Jinger is aware of what web or gross means) as a result of they needed to preserve pulling over to let the youngsters throw up on the facet of the street since they had been movement sick.
Flashback to once they first get the RV, the youngsters are lined up exterior, and Jim Bob says “rule #1” and all the youngsters say “obey all guidelines.” Is that this combat membership??
Apparently one time they drove and obtained to their location and Josiah’s footwear had been lacking. There is no such thing as a decision or conclusion or clarification to that story. They simply sort of depart it there.
In the meantime, at Jessa and Ben’s place they’re making some form of baked good. Henry is outwardly getting higher at talking and making phrases. Spurgeon is getting higher at serving to. And Ivy is the happiest, chillest child, and undoubtedly the favourite baby.
Ben mentions after breakfast that he must trim his beard. Jessa asks if he means trim or shave it off all the best way. We get backstory on Ben’s beard. This really is probably the most attention-grabbing factor they might present us in regards to the Seewalds’ lives. They’re gonna shave Ben’s beard and see if the youngsters acknowledge him. They name it an “experiment” which actually reveals lots about what these folks contemplate to be science.
Ben says for a couple of days he wished to go along with a “hipster”(his phrases) mustache. Jessa says she thinks it’s very cute.
Ben places on a bizarre outfit, sneaks across the again of the home, and knocks on the door on the entrance and exhibits up with an accent pretending to be another person. He asks Henry and Spurgeon to go get daddy however they will’t discover him. Ben then exhibits them a video of him shaving and divulges that it’s been daddy the entire time. Henry laughs and it’s truly very cute.
JinJer is in Roswell and so they clarify that supposedly there have been aliens there within the 40s however that the federal government lined it up and so they’re there to “determine the reality.” It’s just a bit unusual to me that they assume it’s enjoyable and quirky to research a conspiracy cover-up understanding all the things that went on in Jinger’s house rising up.
Jinger appears on the aliens within the exhibit and simply says “unusual” which truthfully should be the way it feels in the event you by no means grew up with even cartoon aliens as a bit of cultural information. Felicity laughs and appears to benefit from the aliens and Jeremy has a great time whereas Jinger takes a photograph of them whereas awkwardly laughing and it’s very harking back to the time Jeremy was dancing with Prop and Jinger was awkwardly fixing her hair.
The producers ask everybody of their speaking heads in the event that they consider there are aliens on there. Johannah and Jennifer each look completely befuddled.
Johannah says, “What? Is that critically a query?”
Jessa says sarcastically “Oh completely” after which “No.”
Ben says “I feel there are flying issues which can be unidentified, however do I feel there are little inexperienced males in them from mars? Not precisely.”
Jim Bob says “We’re not into believing in aliens however we do consider there’s a entire spirit world that we will’t see.”
John David says “I don’t assume there are UFOs and if there have been, why would they solely be in New Mexico?”
Abbie says “I really feel like an alien generally.”
Lower to JoKendra’s house the place Kendra explains “At present we’re prepping for child #2.” Kendra says she’s 30 weeks alongside and so they’re selecting in the present day to arrange Garret’s new automotive seat and the double stroller. JoKendra struggles to place collectively the double stroller and I simply really feel horrible watching them attempt to determine it out as a result of it seems like an episode of Teen Mother. After studying the directions they notice that the automotive seat they haven’t isn’t appropriate with that stroller. Thus ends the JoKendra check-in for this episode.
Now we hear in regards to the JoyStin Annabell story and I don’t have snark for it. They went in for a 20 week ultrasound and couldn’t detect a heartbeat. They go to Fort Rock, the camp that Austin’s household owns, to put a gravestone and plant an oak sapling the place they’d buried her.
OH GOD right here we go we minimize to SiRen and Lauren begins speaking about how a lot Jessa supported her when she misplaced Asa and that Lauren’s making an attempt to do the identical for Pleasure.
Michelle says once they had been on the hospital Austin talked about to her to be sure that everybody else doesn’t really feel like they should tip toe round them and that they will freely be excited and blissful for their very own infants, and I sort of assume that’s fairly mature of Austin.
JinJer arrives in Vegas, with Jinger donning a reasonably revealing sleeveless gown. Jeremy says he’s by no means been to vegas, whereas Jinger says she’s been earlier than. Jim Bob explains that once they went to Vegas they didn’t go to the strip however to the Hoover Dam.
When requested what they consider once they hear Vegas, Pleasure says “playing” and Austin says “roulette, craps” and I actually gasp as a result of I don’t assume I’ve ever heard a Duggar say “crap” ??/
The producers ask, “Have you ever heard of Elvis?” SiRen says “Sure.” James and Justin say “I feel he was gone earlier than we had been born”(as if that’s the rationale they don’t know sure popular culture figures).
The producers ask for his or her finest Elvis impression. Michelle says “I do know he jiggled his knees backwards and forwards” and Jim Bob says “He jiggled a whole lot of issues” and so they bust up laughing.
JD does a bizarre ass impression and Abbie loves it. Joe does his personal impression and Kendra says “I’m certain you probably did nice, babe. I don’t know who Elvis is.”
Jeremy says he’s going to do the sky leap in Vegas which is rather like a bungee leap. Jeremy says he hasn’t executed something this intense however that he typically enjoys “the heights.” There’s a “celeb skyjumpers” record on the wall and I’m wondering if Jeremy assume he’s gonna make that record as a result of he married a Duggar.
Jeremy whereas getting arrange retains saying stuff like “poor choice making” and “I’m an fool” and I really feel so dangerous for the workers there who should put up with a buyer who retains shitting on the service whereas concurrently consenting to partake in it. Jeremy jumps, makes it, and actually kisses the bottom when he lands.
Again at TTH, it’s time for a jinder reveal. Abbie is 16 weeks alongside and so they’re having a jinder reveal celebration. Abbie says “Flight is sort of our signature factor” and that they wanna convey the infant into the aviation theme. I assume they’ve pink and blue boarding passes every with a flight quantity on them. Jeremiah will fly the airplane over 3 times and it’ll reveal “two numbers” every time and I assume the what the ultimate 6 digit code he reveals will correspond to the ticket with the colour of the gender? However he additionally says the boarding passes could have four digit numbers on them? I can’t consider I’m saying this however I feel the Duggars have provide you with a sport that’s on a stage of intricacy I can not perceive.
Jeremiah says, “I really feel sort of honored that John David requested me to fly the airplane for the gender reveal.” What an odd sentence.
Josiah says, “I might see John David with a bit boy, however I can even see him with a bit woman.” Okay.
Jeremiah flies by, and the cameras I assume don’t choose up what quantity it’s as a result of the producers should throw in an animated airplane with the quantity on it. Like thanks i suppose, nevertheless it’s not like these of us watching have a corresponding boarding go and are gonna get excited once we see two random digits.
Jeremiah comes again round and JD says they’re in search of a quantity on the facet of the airplane this time. I don’t know the way the 7 obtained positioned there or the place the opposite numbers had been for the primary go? The logistics of this are complicated.
Jeremiah flies by once more, it’s a three and subsequently it’s a woman as a result of it matches Abbie’s sister’s pink boarding go. I nonetheless don’t perceive why JD says he was going to fly by 6 instances. I additionally don’t know the place or how the final digit obtained positioned on the airplane.
JinJer arrive in LA of their insanely good home for LA, totally furnished.
Later this season on Counting On we discover out that Joystin predict once more, we see some gender reveal involving a helicopter and pink confetti(spoiler alert), Jana will get roped into dumb gown up, the Duggars have an unsightly sweater Christmas celebration, and JIM BOB PLAYS A DONKEY IN A CHRISTMAS PAGEANT??
Anyway, tune in subsequent week for one more snarker’s recap! Thanks to the mods for bestowing on me the honour of kicking off this season of snark.
ETA – Thanks for the awards, form people!