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post #141 of 288
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I read that and decided to go look up a recent pic of old Teeny (Jolean Wejbe) and wow, she has grown up!
holy gaucamole! She looks like shes in her 20s. Freaking Hollywood!

Love that dress!

Im trying to find how old she is, and cannot find it anywhere?
post #142 of 288
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holy gaucamole! She looks like shes in her 20s. Freaking Hollywood!

Love that dress!

Im trying to find how old she is, and cannot find it anywhere?

I think she's 15 but yeah it's really hard to find info. on her. I think the new Teeny looks just as old especially when she's standing next to the pool!
post #143 of 288
Tonight's episode was heartbreaking in so many ways
post #144 of 288
The anna twist makes me very very sad. Even her character doesnt want anything to do with the family, so why on earth did the writers bring her back?

It would have been fanfriggintastic if Nikki had belted JJ right between the eyes. But what the HELL is going on with Wandas parents? And did I hear her right when Nikki asked her where Caroline was, and WAnda said in the nursery with the ponies? Was that to show her having a breakdown? Those parents creeped me right the heck out!

Barb is loosing all faith in bill. Which might make things very interesting towards the end of the season, I have a feeling.

Poor Margie. She is finally coming into her own, but no one else seems to like it very much.

And watching Ben with his grandparents made me want to PUKE! How on earth can louis even stand being in the same car as frank, let alone continue the love/hate relationship they seem to have going on.

OH, and while watching the scene with the trustee and Bill talking in the car, I had a very strong gut feeling the next time we saw him, he wouldnt have a pulse.
post #145 of 288
Is Wikipedia correct in stating there are only 9 episodes this season? THAT SUCKS!
post #146 of 288
Ok that episode was nuts on so many levels.

Poor Albie. I alos had a feeling that the trustee was going to kill himself after his talk in the suv with Bill.


That scene in the hotel with all the young girls really creeped me out.
post #147 of 288
I felt so bad for Alby! But I had to wonder why his boyfriend (Dale?) wasn't wearing any shoes.

Got a way-creepy feeling watching Wanda and her dad. Something really not right.

What was with Nicki's outfit?

And since I've never been to Mexico, I have to ask if it's common for people to walk in the streets eating shrimp cocktail from ice cream glasses?
post #148 of 288
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And since I've never been to Mexico, I have to ask if it's common for people to walk in the streets eating shrimp cocktail from ice cream glasses?
Depending on where you are, it kind of is common, oddly enough . You can get pretty much any food on the street here.

I'm pretty sure Wanda (and probably JJ, too) were horribly abused by their parents - I think she was taken right back to being a molested child when her parents came in. You heard how Nikki told Wanda to keep Carol Ann away from them - I think that's what that was about.
post #149 of 288
I am sort of disappointed with this season - not nearly as good as last season.

The scene with JJ and Adeline going to have sex was absolutely revolting.

Also, the house that Bill wants to get for all of them... for some reason, this made me squeamish about their plural marriage, in a way it didn't bother me when they all had their own houses.

I don't know if I would say abuse with Wanda, but just that being with her parents and seeing all those girls going to be sealed, including Cara Lynn, made her flip out. Nicki was the bright spot in the episode - really great.
post #150 of 288
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Nicki was the bright spot in the episode - really great.

Holy GAMS!!!!
post #151 of 288
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And I'm confused- it seems like they are still trying to keep the other wives under wraps with the campaign, but Bill said the point in running was so they could live out in the open. But how can they live in the open if polygamy is illegal?
Officially, their family has done nothing illegal that I know of. Where polygamist families generally run into problems at this point is welfare fraud/tax evasion. The Henderson clan is not doing this--- Bill pays taxes and does not have any of his wives getting welfare (if, for example, Margene & Nikki both were getting Medicaid because they were single parents that is considered Welfare Fraud). The other issue comes up with Bigamists, where they actually go an get married by the state, which is illegal (to get married when you are already married). According to the state, Bill & Barb are married. Bill has never tried (as far as I know) to marry Nikki or Marg through the govt.

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The simple math is, IMO, one of the biggest problems with polygamy---if there are roughly the same numbers of men and women coming of age but men are encouraged to have multiple wives, obviously there will be Lost Boys.
Unless, of course, you live at a time/location where there is a severe disparity between the sexes. In some ways, it is surprising that there was not a larger (more socially mainstream) acceptance of polygamy in the US in the latter half of the 19th century given the huge loss of young male life in the Civil War.

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The anna twist makes me very very sad. Even her character doesnt want anything to do with the family, so why on earth did the writers bring her back?
I assume to show Bill's hypocracy in living his faith. He went outside of his marital vows and had premarital sex.

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And watching Ben with his grandparents made me want to PUKE! How on earth can louis even stand being in the same car as frank, let alone continue the love/hate relationship they seem to have going on.
It's giving Lois a chance to rewrite history
post #152 of 288
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Originally Posted by TiredX2 View Post
Officially, their family has done nothing illegal that I know of. Where polygamist families generally run into problems at this point is welfare fraud/tax evasion. The Henderson clan is not doing this--- Bill pays taxes and does not have any of his wives getting welfare (if, for example, Margene & Nikki both were getting Medicaid because they were single parents that is considered Welfare Fraud). The other issue comes up with Bigamists, where they actually go an get married by the state, which is illegal (to get married when you are already married). According to the state, Bill & Barb are married. Bill has never tried (as far as I know) to marry Nikki or Marg through the govt.


I'm pretty sure that, in Utah, polygamy is defined as something like "living as if married to" more than one person, and what they are doing actually is technically illegal, even though it isn't usually prosecuted in absence of the other factors that you mentioned. In any case, though, even if it isn't illegal, I don't believe that any of his consitituents would be okay with polygamists in public office - he would be recalled, there would probably be death threats, boycotts of all his businesses, other people in public office refusing to work with him, etc. It doesn't sound like anyone (but Margie, maybe) has thought any of it through.
post #153 of 288
What a sad, sad episode
post #154 of 288
Just curious if the whole employee discrepancy thing (So the wives could have healthcare) would be considered fraud. I am thinking it would.....
post #155 of 288
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Also, the house that Bill wants to get for all of them... for some reason, this made me squeamish about their plural marriage, in a way it didn't bother me when they all had their own houses.
As soon as I saw that house, I thought that Bill was subconciously starting his own compound and that was going to be the "big house" where the prophet and his wives live.
post #156 of 288
I've ended up continuing to watch but more so because it's like watching a schizophrenic's hallucination. I'm wondering how crazy the writers really are. It's really sad what the show has become, because it had so much potential of what it could have been. But, the show is just the producers and writers bully pulpit for their own agenda IMO.
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Is Wikipedia correct in stating there are only 9 episodes this season? THAT SUCKS!
imdb.com says so too, so yeah, looks like it.

I'm not sure what to think about this episode yet.
post #158 of 288
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I've ended up continuing to watch but more so because it's like watching a schizophrenic's hallucination. I'm wondering how crazy the writers really are. It's really sad what the show has become, because it had so much potential of what it could have been. But, the show is just the producers and writers bully pulpit for their own agenda IMO.

I don't think it's as good as last season, for sure, but I don't feel nearly as strongly as you do. What is driving your comments on it?
post #159 of 288
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I don't think it's as good as last season, for sure, but I don't feel nearly as strongly as you do. What is driving your comments on it?
It's completely stupid that Margene has feelings for Ben because he would have been around 13 when she joined the family and using her own lines in previous seasons she has seen herself as his mother. That is just the first of a long list. But dh is calling me to watch the olympics so I can't finish my list right now.
post #160 of 288
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The anna twist makes me very very sad. Even her character doesnt want anything to do with the family, so why on earth did the writers bring her back?
I assume it will end up being some kind of trouble for his campaign - that he refused to go through a lawyer...??

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But what the HELL is going on with Wandas parents?
yuck - I got creeped out too by the dad sitting down next to her....
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And did I hear her right when Nikki asked her where Caroline was, and WAnda said in the nursery with the ponies? Was that to show her having a breakdown?
maybe... or I thought maybe they drugged her? too far fetched?
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