On this week’s episode of Counting On, Jeremy is left to “babysit” his personal child whereas Jinger runs an errand; pilot-bride Abbie seems for a marriage gown to accommodate the parachute John has requested she put on throughout their nuptials and the Duggar boys show but once more that the one factor extra overseas to them than R-rated films and premarital intercourse is having precise enjoyable.
Let’s pop a handful of caffeine tablets to maintain ourselves awake and leap proper in!
This episode kicks off at Jinger and Jeremy’s home the place the 2 are packing for an upcoming journey to see Jeremy’s household. Now that child Felicity is 4 months previous, Jinger says her character is creating and reviews that she is a social, completely satisfied child. (That’s little question as a result of she is aware of she’s hundreds of miles away from Jim Bob & Co. and the Duggar Compound.)
Jinger tells Jeremy that she must run to the shop to select up some requirements and tells Jeremy he’ll should are likely to their blessing solo whereas she’s gone. That’s proper, people… Jeremy is babysitting his personal youngster for what could possibly be a whole hour and a half! What a hero!
Rally the band! Begin erecting (giggle, giggle) the statue as a result of…a man related to the Duggar clan is definitely participating in baby care!
“Hey dad, it’s not likely baby-sitting if I’m your precise child. Simply sayin’!”
We then see Jessa Duggar-splain to the producers the obligations that include breastfeeding your child and having to go away its aspect for something longer than a toilet break, all whereas Ben nods in settlement whereas concurrently making an attempt to not giggle as a result of Jessa stated the phrase “breast.”
“Boobies are scary!”
Whereas Jeremy continues to pack suitcases/save the world, one diaper change at a time, the producers ask the married Duggar youngsters and spouses what issues you want to pack when touring with a child.
Kendra shortly rattles (sorry, we needed to) off an inventory of must-haves whereas Joe says the one factor he must pack is Kendra. Geez, Joe, save one thing to write down within the subsequent anniversary card you give Kendra: “I such as you cuz you understand how to pack…and stuff. -Joe”
Jessa recommends packing an additional shirt in case your child throws up on you, which she says she’s skilled first-hand throughout a flight. We assume The Spurge or Henry was the vomiter however truthfully, Ben seems somewhat responsible right here.
As soon as Jeremy takes a break from packing (which is, in fact, riveting tv), he takes Felicity round the home to feed the stray cat they’ve let into their house and vacuuming stated stray cat’s hair from the sofa. (This jogs my memory of the scene a number of seasons in the past the place Jessa made poor Pleasure vacuum all the child Spurge off of her sofa. #NeverForget)
“No matter retains you and mother from coming out one other blessing immediately.”
Jeremy realizes that Felicity is getting hungry and, sadly, his man-nips are nonetheless dry as a bone. It’s been an entire 20 to 30 minutes since Jinger left, so Jeremy decides he ought to name her to see when she’ll be again. Not lengthy after, Jinger arrives residence and the “disaster” that’s Felicity crying for a minute is averted.
Ben informs us that it’s scary when you’ve got a hungry child and your physique can’t make milk for them. He does this whereas sporting a brand new beard that makes him seem like an additional in Bizarre Al’s “Amish Paradise” music video so it’s exhausting to take something he says significantly, truthfully.
“Jessa stated if I grew a beard I wouldn’t have to scrub my face as a lot so…right here we’re.”
Joe regales us of with the story of the primary (and doubtless solely) time he was left alone together with his son Garrett. He says that the infant acquired fussy as quickly as he realized there was “no meals round” and simply dry man-nips. We all know that these Duggar boys get mad in the event that they don’t have any plates to lick clear, so this is sensible.
Jinger “lastly” walks in and hasn’t even put her purse down earlier than Jeremy is actually shoving the infant into her face.
The truth that the producers truly made this 30-minute journey to the shop a narrative line this episode is each unhappy and spectacular.
Subsequent we head to the visitor home on the Duggar Compound, which principally seems to be like some type of fuel station/cellular residence/rusted out barn match for a shanty city. Jana should have cleared no matter road youth and junkies have been dwelling on this area as a result of she is now main the troops in reworking the barn-thing into a marriage gown store. I imply… no Fundie housing compound is full with out it’s personal wedding ceremony gown store, am I proper?!
“Simply cling a welcome signal on the entrance and put your previous front room sofa ’spherical again and brides might be comin’ in droves, I inform ya!”
The within of the visitor home is definitely fairly unbelievable. (I’m shocked ol’ Jimmy B hasn’t moved one among his youngsters and their insta-families into it, truly!)
John and Abbie (who’re in all probability fairly robust candidates to maneuver into The Duggar Barnhouse ‘o’ Horrors) inform us that their wedding ceremony is just a month away!
“I’m tremendous excited to get to marry the love of my life!” John— who thoughts you has solely dated one woman in his lifetime…for one month— tells us.
“Wanna come stay in my dad’s additional barn with me? I’ll clear the vagabonds out only for you, child desserts!”
Jana has collected a random herd of her brothers, sisters and in-laws to show the home right into a pop-up wedding ceremony gown store for Abbie.
If solely that they had gown outlets the place you may simply go to and purchase a gown! Oh…wait…
Jana places the blokes in command of constructing an enormous mirror body and pedestal, each of which she is going to probably have to return and repair herself.
Why does Ben seem like a blind Amish Man going to play basketball on the fitness center?
Ben— sporting his super-cool transition lenses and his new Amish-Paradise-esque beard– is principally simply “spurging” on the sofa with Jessa. They’re all slouched down, wanting bored as Jana explains her plans. I’ve a sense Jessa will nominate herself because the “supervisor” of this job, as per normal, so she will watch her siblings work whereas she bosses them round.
Kendra explains why she and the remainder of the Dugs are going to a lot hassle as to construct a marriage store for Abbie, quite than simply scoot her butt right down to Kentucky to get a signature “Miss Renee” masterpiece like the remainder of the married Dugs did.
Principally, they’re dashing this wedding ceremony a lot that Abbie merely doesn’t have time to go to Kentucky to have her gown made. Miss Renee goes to return to the Duggar Compound with a bunch of off-the-rack clothes for her to attempt on.
Wait…so as an alternative of simply flying Abbie & Co. right down to Kentucky in the future (by way of John, her pilot fiance), they’re ordering all this crap, redecorating a whole visitor barn and making poor Jedidiah Ben work when he must be out plowing the fields?! WTF?
“I hope this doesn’t take lengthy. I’ve obtained a barn-raising at four, and I’m getting fitted for a brand new seeing eye cane at 6 so…”
Jessa explains that they need their wedding ceremony gown store to look elegant and fashionable…on a finances.
Somebody name Miss Cindy and get a number of the background Duggar youngsters to go fetch up some hay and decide some flowers from their neighbors’ yards! This right here’s gonna be an aesthetic affair!
As soon as the boys begin constructing the body, everybody begins voicing concepts on how greatest to place it collectively. Amidst the group speaking over each other, somebody insists that everybody take heed to Ben as a result of he used to work for a glass firm, although we’re fairly positive that summer time he spent taking tickets on the native carnival’s Home of Mirrors gained’t come in useful right here, bro.
Subsequent, the group busts out the facility instruments. (Certainly Ben was stored inside and away from any sharp objects. I’m positive he acquired to be Jessa’s particular “supervising helper.”) Jana takes an enormous noticed like a boss and begins slicing like a professional as her brothers and sisters mill round behind her.
They provide ideas for the platform the place Abbie will stand. Properly, truly, the brothers do…Jessa simply stands there being ineffective with a bitter look on her face.
“Simply let me know when all of the work is completed so I can take all of the credit score. OK, Jana?”
Jana assures them, “I’ve obtained this!”
Josiah tells us that Jana doesn’t stand round ready for individuals to do stuff. She’d fairly simply go do it herself. (She in all probability is aware of it should save time, since she has to re-do most of what her siblings do, anyway!)
After getting every part put collectively, the producers ask Jessa, Jana and Kendra if the Duggars are prepared for an additional wedding ceremony and naturally, Jessa doesn’t miss out on the chance to remind everybody that Jana is single. She joking asks Jana if she’s advised the producers about her wedding ceremony but.
Jana, being the skilled she is, brushes off the remark and quietly reminds herself that Jessa is the one which has to go residence to Ben each night time and, whereas few issues are worse than that, being single isn’t certainly one of them.
“Pricey Lord…please give me the power to not hit Jessa within the head with a gown type after the cameras depart…”
The next day, Abbie, her mother and her sisters (and all of Abbie’s endless enthusiasm) arrive to the “pop-up store” with the Duggar crew to satisfy Miss Renee and check out on some modest frocks. (Naturally, Michelle‘s huge ol’ mug is all up in there making an attempt to get into the digital camera shot every time attainable.)
Miss Renee is immediately a minimum of 10 occasions extra excited than everybody within the room, particularly Abbie, however with all of the free publicity she will get from this household’s plethora of weddings, who might blame her? Truthfully, although, we haven’t seen this 10+ degree of pleasure since Sierra was concerned. They significantly have to maintain a tranquilizer gun on-hand in case Miss Renee will get uncontrolled.
“Enterprise is booming, y’all!”
“The Duggar women are completely wedding ceremony specialists,” Abbie tells us.
Nicely…that’s the understatement of the century…
The producer asks John what he want to see in Abbie’s wedding ceremony gown.
John says he’d wish to see Abbie within the wedding ceremony gown.
“Maintain on proper fast. Did I simply make a humorous?”
Whereas the women are on gown obligation, John and the Duggar boys determine to go off on slightly “bachelor” journey—AKA one other alternative for John to speak about and show his pilot expertise. They acquire a motley crew of slack-jawed Duggars together with Jim Bob and a bunch of the “background boys.”
Once you discover a shirt you actually like so you purchase it in each colour they’ve…
The blokes have determined to have fun John’s upcoming wedding ceremony with a “flour bombing” competitors that primarily includes dropping luggage of flour from an airplane onto a tarp. Whereas the blatant disregard for the surroundings is tough to miss right here, we do commend the Duggars for locating one other use for all these birthing tarps they’ve mendacity round.
Jedidiah is up first and earlier than they drop their flour contraption, they hit some turbulence and Jed begins to really feel the best way we do anytime we consider Josh Duggar or Derick Dillard: very, very sick.
“That’s it Jed, goal proper for that thriller start stain!”
Again on the Duggar Manufacturing unit Warehouse Gown Store, Abbie tries on her first gown, the “Pretty in Lace” as Miss Renee calls it.
The producers then ask Abbie how she feels about shifting to Arkansas after the marriage and she or he says she’s excited however will miss her household, as she’s “sort of a homebody.” Fortunately, Abbie’s future husband is a pilot (in case you haven’t heard!), so she ought to have the ability to jet on over to her household residence each time she begins to overlook sharing a bed room and toilet with 10 of her siblings.
Again on the Duggar Bridal Store, Abbie isn’t actually feeling the primary gown because of the abundance of lace and the shortage of sparkle, as a result of when your character doesn’t actually leap out at individuals, it’s essential that your clothes makes up for it.
“Is that this the very best setting on her character or does it go up a number of notches?”
Abbie decides to attempt on a pink gown subsequent, regardless of John telling her he actually needed her to put on a white one as a result of it greatest compliments the colour of his airplane. As soon as Abbie reveals the “Blushing Bride” gown—- or “Dashing Bride” as we’re calling it—- her mother instantly broadcasts that it’s the right shade for a bridesmaids gown.
Along with the shady remark from Abbie’s mother, Pleasure and Kendra flat out shut the little pink quantity down. (In the meantime, Jessa— who wore a blush gown to her wedding ceremony— sits there disgruntled.) Miss Renee makes the chief determination to maneuver on to choice quantity three—the “Easy Stunner.” The group decides they just like the gown, as does Abbie, nevertheless, she’s lower than thrilled (we expect… robust to inform with this one) by the gown’s lack of sparkle.
Just like the overly caffeinated fairy godmother she is, Miss Renee pulls out a layer of sparkles to throw on prime of the Easy Stunner (the gown and the individual), which almost makes Michelle’s eyes come out of her wispy-banged head.
“Oooh, I gotta get a type of for my denim jumper!”
Regardless of Miss Renee’s in all probability bedazzled and monogrammed bag of tips, Abbie continues to be nervous concerning the gown not having sufficient sparkle on the highest, so she decides to maneuver on to decorate quantity 4, the “Trace of Sparkle” gown, in any other case referred to as the “Miss Renee Nonetheless Doesn’t Perceive That This Woman Needs To Be Seen From Outer Area” gown.
Again on the flour-bombing subject, Jeremiah is the subsequent to drop his flour-filled field to the bottom, adopted by Jason. Sadly, Jim Bob doesn’t get to partake in any precise flying or flour-dropping throughout this outing as a result of somebody needed to keep on the group to be sure that birthing tarp didn’t blow away. (I imply, Abbie’s sure to be squeezing out a blessing on that factor in about 10 months, in any case!)
In the long run, Jedidiah is known as the winner, thus concluding the saddest and most random bachelor social gathering in Duggar historical past.
Loosen up, Jim Bob… the tarp isn’t going anyplace.
At our ultimate check-in on the Duggar Compound, Abbie has thrown on gown quantity three once more and now says she loves it. As a result of Miss Renee is something however delicate, she provides to throw some sparkles on the highest of the gown earlier than the marriage and Abbie is thrilled that she is going to shine brighter than an air visitors controller on her massive day.
Miss Renee then asks Abbie if she will rename the gown “The Abbie,” and Easy Stunner Abbie provides her the go-ahead.
Let’s see if all of them have that very same enthusiasm when Abbie has to shove that factor into the cockpit of an airplane.
After issues wrap up on the DIY Duggar Gown Store, Jessa says they’ll in all probability simply depart the enormous mirror within the nook of the visitor home till they want it for the subsequent bride… that’s if Michelle and Jim Bob don’t snag it for his or her bed room first.
“This might look nice on the ceiling of our bed room, Mama!”
On subsequent week’s episode of ‘Counting On,’ Joe, Kendra and the entire Caldwell Household Clan trip on the healthful and household pleasant seashores of Panama Metropolis the place they may undoubtedly choose out of moist t-shirt contests. We’ll additionally see Jackson take driving classes from an area police officer whereas driving a predator van filled with Duggars—a sentence we by no means thought we’d should sort.
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