Throw on a hand-me-down modest skirt and rid your vocabulary of all four-letter phrases (apart from “child,” in fact! ), it’s time for an additional season of Counting On!
After a quick journey down Duggar Reminiscence Lane, we examine in with Jinger and Jeremy who’re counting down the times till Jinger hurls her first blessing from her pickle-gobbler. Wanting to get Jinger’s ft up within the stirrups, Jeremy decides to whip up some spicy meals for Jinger to jumpstart her labor.
(They determine the quicker that massive ol’ “Duggar Head” exits Jinger’s loins, the earlier they will get began making Blessing No. 2!)
Jinger tells us that her sisters have “all had some problems” whereas they have been capturing out spawn, and most have needed to be transported to the hospital. (They present a montage of varied Duggar women being stretchered out of their homes following disastrous residence births to show this level.)
“That child’s gonna pay for splitting open my hoo-ha! I’m gonna identify him Spurgeon!”
Um.. your sisters have been transported as a result of they’ve labored for quite a few days on soiled mattresses on their flooring and/or their sofa and/or their bogs, bucking all medical recommendation until it got here within the type of Mama Michelle‘s whispers. Who might overlook poor Pleasure spending hours in agony whereas Jill performed physician, solely to finish up having to get hacked open in an emergency C-section?!
Jinger isn’t having any of that floor-mattress-birthin’ and has determined to have her child in a hospital.
“Should you individuals need to give start in your front room flooring, that’s your enterprise however I ain’t doin’ that crap!”
Anyway, sadly for Jinger (and anybody else inside a two-mile radius), Jeremy’s “medical meal” quickly takes a flip for the more severe because the odor from the potent peppers begins to choke Jinger and the movie crew.
(Watery eyes and singed lungs apart, this dish nonetheless manages to be extra interesting than something Jill has ever created.)
Quickly, the digital camera crew and producers are operating from the room, crying and making an attempt to not puke. (I’ll guess that is what it appeared like behind-the-scenes the day Jim Bob dry-humped Michelle on the mini golf course!)
There’s no means these individuals are being paid sufficient…
Subsequent we’re handled to one of many present’s well-known cutaways the place we get to see assorted Duggar youngsters and spouses try and reply questions, attempt meals or clarify random issues to remind us all why attending Michelle Duggar’s Little Purple Residence Schoolhouse isn’t all the time a good suggestion.
This spherical, the youngsters are testing scorching sauces and score the extent of spiciness… as a result of if anybody is aware of “scorching and spicy,” it’s the Duggars. (So, like, a Spiciness Degree of 1 can be equal to Austin making Pleasure carry a canoe whereas eight months pregnant throughout their “attractive” babymoon journey to the frozen lake, whereas a Spiciness Degree of 5 can be Jeremy principally making an attempt to take Jinger proper there on the kitchen counter throughout their honeymoon cooking class…)
“Jessa says we have now to maintain our voices at Degree 1 once we’re in the home, so no means Jose!”
We’re then handled to varied Duggars protruding their tongues for us (and Josiah‘s new spouse Lauren smelling his scorching sauce breath for some cause. Hey…no matter turns you on, woman…)
Pleasure is clearly making an attempt to make Austin really feel “the sexys” throughout this scene. She retains licking the picket spoon seductively with every style. (That’s in all probability what her mother Michelle did each time she acquired turned on as a result of Jimmy B received a brand new pair of Dockers!)
“Hey tiger…this salsa isn’t the one factor that has me scorching and bothered…simply sayin’…”
After struggling via this utterly pointless “filler” scene, we study that Jeremy’s dinner from the literal pits of hell did not convey on the labor pains, and that Jinger continues to be with baby.
Very similar to each Duggar lady…”It didn’t work,” Jeremy tells us.
Kudos to Jeremy for at the least making an attempt to prepare dinner a meal for his spouse. Jim Bob, Josh and a number of the different Duggar boys in all probability even refused to observe this scene of the episode, fearing that watching a person prepare dinner for a lady would, in reality, flip them into ladies.
Subsequent, we head over to the Duggar compound to check out the single youngsters and see how nicely Jana has been sustaining the family.
John David tells us issues are going nicely with he and Abbie’s courtship. He explains that they met at a church (shocker) and that, after solely every week, they felt like that they had recognized one another “endlessly.” (I imply…in Duggar Time, every week is principally ceaselessly…)
Whenever you’ve been married lower than a yr however your relationship is already previous information…
Abbie says she likes John David as a result of he’s “regular and nothing a lot riles him.”
Properly, isn’t that each man’s dream, to be described as “un-rile-able” and “regular” by the woman they love? That’s virtually as miserable as when Austin described Pleasure as “sturdy.”
Listening to John and Abbie speak is a real deal with. Every is extra monotone than the opposite. Listening to them chat provides me the identical feeling I’d get whereas watching a PowerPoint presentation on numerous water pH ranges.
In typical if not obligatory Duggar trend, after two entire months of side-hugging with Abbie, John is able to pop that cherry query.
To place his plan in movement, John calls up a photographer for some assist in organizing an airplane-themed proposal as a result of he figures his greatest probability at getting somebody to comply with marry him is by reminding them that he can fly a aircraft. Touring isn’t low cost, ya know?
“You understand who you’re speaking to, proper? Did you not hear that my final identify is DUGGAR!?”
John talks to the “engagement photographer/coordinator,” who asks him what Abbie likes. John appears postpone by the query (in all probability as a result of he had deliberate to make the proposal all about what he likes: flying). He tells Lori that he’s sticking with the airplane theme for the proposal.
We then head again to Laredo, Texas, the place Jeremy and Jinger have recruited a number of the Dugs to assist them arrange their child’s nursery. Naturally, Jana has arrived, hammer in hand, to do the work. (She has to work shortly, figuring out she nonetheless has to get again residence to Arkansas in time to make dinner for all the youngsters, paint the partitions, weed the backyard and iron Jim Bob’s undershirts!)
“I’m wondering if Jana can simply go forward and have this child for Jinger too?!”
Jinger additionally talks about having a few of her and Jeremy’s household on the town when she provides delivery, including that Michelle’s presence is particularly essential as she has given delivery “numerous occasions.”
In different information: water (and amniotic fluid is moist.)
Additionally invited to the spawn-spewing are Jeremy’s mother and father, Jana and…Jana’s random good friend Laura.
Because the nesting continues, Jana begins shifting Jeremy’s previous soccer jerseys from the partitions of the soon-to-be nursery to the storage. Jeremy isn’t thrilled to see the remnants of his former life relocated subsequent to previous junk and bins of out of date issues (similar to Jinger’s purity ring) within the storage, however he doesn’t protest.
Plus…he just about is aware of Jessa would get him in a choke maintain till he agreed so…
The southwestern theme that Jinger’s sisters select for the nursery is successful. Jeremy and Jinger are additionally thrilled that they have been capable of renovate a part of their home with out having to spend cash on guide labor.
“If it’s at no cost, it’s for me!”
Jinger talks about being concerned about labor, and Jessa makes a snide comment about how Jinger’s labor shall be lots simpler than hers have been. (Was that a jab at Jing for birthing in a hospital as an alternative of on a tarp in the lounge?!)
Jessa, all the time the martyr, reminds us how terrible, lengthy and painful her labors have been with The Spurge and Henry.
In Arkansas, proposal day has lastly arrived for John and he has his “wing lady” Jana by his aspect to deal with every little thing outdoors of piloting the aircraft and proposing to Abbie herself.
“This right here is my excited face.”
Whereas John and Jana (aka simply Jana) work out the logistics for the proposal, Abbie and her sisters crank out some peach salsa. Abbie tells her sisters she hit the jackpot so far as Duggars go as a result of John likes to color her nails.
I don’t even wanna know…
Shortly after Abbie brags about John’s cosmetology expertise, John walks in to shock Abbie, proudly (and awkwardly) saying, “I’m right here to rescue you.” (Um…?)
“Nicely there go my Duggar frequent flyer miles…”
After a brief flight with their trusty chaperones (no mile-high membership for these two simply but!) John and Abbie land on the Hangar Lodge. The couple share with the digital camera crew that in contrast to different Duggar youngsters, they’ve allowed some bodily contact throughout their courtship—aka some extra intense side-hugging.
John says their tips have been just a little extra relaxed since he and Abbie are “about 10 years older” than different Duggars have been throughout their courtships and in addition as a result of they’re extra mature. (For the document, they don’t seem to be mature sufficient to kiss or entrance hug, although.)
Fairly positive Michelle has this bumper sticker on her van…
Contained in the Hangar Lodge, the couple and their chaperones take pleasure in some meals on the Airport Diner whereas John musters up the arrogance to suggest.
They stroll into the hangar and Abbie stands there, pretending like she has no clue what’s about to occur, regardless of the ‘Abbie Will You Marry Me?’ signal staring again at her. Critically, Stevie Marvel might see what’s going to occur subsequent!
Main as much as the spot the place he’s determined to pop the query, he struggles to make small speak (per regular) together with his future spouse, then asks Abbie if she’ll “hold flying” with him. She seems to be confused, like she’s making an attempt to determine if that’s his proposal, or if there’s nonetheless an precise “Will you marry me?” coming her approach.
John reads her a letter (which will or might not have been written by Jana), that features the road, “Do you’ve gotten something goin’ for the subsequent remainder of your life?”
He lastly truly asks her to marry him, then finishes his proposal with a clumsy open-mouth second of silence, which shortly ends when Abbie sees the spectacular rock he’s introduced her with. She jams that factor on her finger and says sure!
On the sidelines, Jana pretends to be glad about seeing yet one more sibling take the wedding plunge earlier than whipping out her telephone to put an order for some material swatches for the frocks she’ll inevitably be pressured to stitch for the marriage.
One other one bites the mud… and catches some flies whereas he’s at it.
The producers ask John and Abbie what their plans at the moment are that they’re engaged, as if these fools haven’t seen the very present they produce earlier than. John says the plan is to get married and Abbie excitedly provides, “quickly!”
As if we’d anticipate anything…
Again in Texas, Jinger and Jeremy go to see their midwife. After Jeremy sticks his massive big mitt up Jinger’s baby-spitter and feels the child’s head, Jinger’s midwife tells her to load up her birthing chair and head to the hospital to be induced.
We’ll have to attend till subsequent time to see the newest blessing make its debut.
Till subsequent time!
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