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#61 of 386 Old 01-26-2009, 05:48 PM
 
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Yes, I'm finding the show less appealing this season, and I'm not sure quite why yet. I think I found each of them easier to relate to as individuals when they kept the religious aspect more secondary (although I do realize their spiritual belief is a big part of the show's premise). Sorry to ramble.

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omg i forgot the show was on last night and im like, sarah pregnant? wtheck are you guys talking about?! i have to watch it still LOL

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Do the writers seem to be focusing a lot more heavily on the characters' religious beliefs this season? It seems like there has been more attention paid to their religion (Our Heavenly father will provide, etc)so far, whereas last season, their beliefs were a little more assumed maybe? Not sure how to say what I'm trying to say
I think so too. Much more so with the birth control and having children. I'm wondering what the repercussions will be for Nicki.
I am not an Anna fan. Not really sure why...maybe because I'm so attached to the other wives.

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Well the family would be a catch without Nikki but they aren't with her, and if Barb had been terminal, Nikki being first wife, scary scary thought. She is so stupid and irresponsible. She blabs all their personal business to her psycho family and endangers them. It makes no sense at all to me that Bill would even consider her as a wife. I know all the Barb was sick excuse, but I think the writers are just dumb. Bill was thrown off the compound as a kid and it makes no sense to me that he would purposely choose to marry into the Grant family. Of course I don't find anything at all attractive about Nikki so there is that too. She is a liar and a sneak, not the kind of person you want to be married to.
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Let me just say that I called Sarah getting pregnant last season.

I loved that episode. Especially, "Marge, pour Nicki some Kool-Aid." I howled laughing at that.

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Well the family would be a catch without Nikki but they aren't with her, and if Barb had been terminal, Nikki being first wife, scary scary thought. She is so stupid and irresponsible. She blabs all their personal business to her psycho family and endangers them. It makes no sense at all to me that Bill would even consider her as a wife. I know all the Barb was sick excuse, but I think the writers are just dumb. Bill was thrown off the compound as a kid and it makes no sense to me that he would purposely choose to marry into the Grant family. Of course I don't find anything at all attractive about Nikki so there is that too. She is a liar and a sneak, not the kind of person you want to be married to.
I got the impression during the first season that marrying Nikki (Grant's daughter) was possibly a way to guarantee that Bill wouldn't take off after borrowing money for Barb's chemotherapy. I could be wrong though.

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See, I always thought that he married Nikki because:
1) he fell in love with her when she helped nurse Barb

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2) if he was going to go all polygamy... he needed a wife that knew the ropes/believed in it. Barb was not from a polygamous background... and one could argue only agreed because of fear of her own mortality. Margene wasn't even LDS, let alone FLDS. So, having Nikki in the mix, helps with his whole polygamous lifestyle.

I also think that it was a way for him to get back at Roman for taking the leadership away from his family. You took that away from my family, but I took your daughter.

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I agree with the oh crap look Barb had after realizing she is Ok by the dr. I think she was wanting to predict the future just in case she was not around to know if Anna would be a part of it.
Why would they even consider a 4th considering the money issues they are having. I am not a fan of Anna.
I love Nicki she is my favorite.
I am really excited to see next weeks episode, that was a big cliff hanger they left us with in the preview.

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Did anyone notice in the preview someone said to Nikki something like "Nikki, it happened to you, too." and she reacted with horror? I wonder what we're going to find out happened to Nikki back in her days on the compound .
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I got the impression during the first season that marrying Nikki (Grant's daughter) was possibly a way to guarantee that Bill wouldn't take off after borrowing money for Barb's chemotherapy. I could be wrong though.
This was my impression as well- like it was a trade off.

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Did anyone notice in the preview someone said to Nikki something like "Nikki, it happened to you, too." and she reacted with horror? I wonder what we're going to find out happened to Nikki back in her days on the compound .
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I am also not a fan of Anna (or pie-lady) as dh calls her. I am concerned she will make the family's polygamy public with Roman's trial or that she might be a spy sent by Roman with the threat he made about making Bill his "errand boy."

I liked Margene's character's story line about her propensity for sales and her calling as a mother.

Dh and I were impressed with the shrewdness of Nikki's mom. She doesn't miss anything does she? Dh and I were like why the bc? To get more time with Bill???

I really like Sarrah. I hope she won't leave the show, but she is certainly an actress in her own right with plenty of opportunities I'm sure. I think her on screen bf is a catch for loving her and accepting her family as is and being willing to go with her to ASU.

Didn't see Bill's business partners domestic problems coming.

Hated how they toyed with us about Barb's cancer. Dh thought it seemed like she was leaning for a "replacement" to keep the wives at 3 at her passing but with her new lease on life had a quick turn-about on that decision. LOL.
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I also think that it was a way for him to get back at Roman for taking the leadership away from his family. You took that away from my family, but I took your daughter.
I don't see Nikki getting married to someone her father didn't choose and without his complete blessing. She's pretty obsessed with his approval and he is the prophet after all. He arranges marriages for everyone else. Why would she be different? Plus isn't she risking eternal damnation if she defies him?

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I kinda felt that nikki was placed there permanently by Roman to have a hold over Bill due to the whole Home Plus thing.

This show really ought to be on more than once a week

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I'm wondering if Anna is going to end up pregnant or something and have to explain that one to the wives-wouldn't that be dramatic.
I wouldn't doubt it!!

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I was not surprised at all by Sarah being pregnant, totally saw that coming! I could tell she was trying to make her boyfriend leave by what she was saying, so she wouldn't have to tell him. So, is she planning on going to ASU and have a baby all by herself and never tell her family? It doesn't make sense.

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Speaking of...good golly...why is Anna still around? I guess maybe she's like Margene and just really likes the family aspect.
I know, even if she is attracted to Bill, 3 wives and 8 children and a new faith and a completely different lifestyle are a LOT to take on! I am surprised she is even sticking around at all!

I just groaned when it looked like they are going to get sucked into the trial and Rhonda again! But I know there's gotta be some drama!
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Oh man, Anna being pregnant would be so awesome! Sunday really should come more than once a week.

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Oh man, Anna being pregnant would be so awesome! Sunday really should come more than once a week.
If Anna was to end up preggers by Bill and not-married... I think it would make an interesting cliff hanger to have Barb, Nikki, and Margene all leaving him... or threatening to divorce (although I don't see Margene doing that, as she totally loves Anna).

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I was not surprised at all by Sarah being pregnant, totally saw that coming! I could tell she was trying to make her boyfriend leave by what she was saying, so she wouldn't have to tell him. So, is she planning on going to ASU and have a baby all by herself and never tell her family? It doesn't make sense.
That's kind of what I was wondering. If she's not telling Scott or Heather about the pregnancy, it makes me think she wants to keep it hidden.

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That's kind of what I was wondering. If she's not telling Scott or Heather about the pregnancy, it makes me think she wants to keep it hidden.
Either that or she's still trying to figure put of she's going to continue the pregnancy.

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If Anna was to end up preggers by Bill and not-married... I think it would make an interesting cliff hanger to have Barb, Nikki, and Margene all leaving him... or threatening to divorce (although I don't see Margene doing that, as she totally loves Anna).
I could see that making them more eager to suck her into the family. Bill wants another baby, Margene doesn't want to carry it, Barb can't, and Nikki's "infertile."

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I wonder if Anas disclosure coming up is that she can't have children. I think her being pregnant is a little convienant and I'd hope the writers were more original than that. Especially since we already have the pregnant Sarah storyline.
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I wonder if Anas disclosure coming up is that she can't have children. I think her being pregnant is a little convienant and I'd hope the writers were more original than that. Especially since we already have the pregnant Sarah storyline.
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If Anna was to end up preggers by Bill and not-married... I think it would make an interesting cliff hanger to have Barb, Nikki, and Margene all leaving him... or threatening to divorce (although I don't see Margene doing that, as she totally loves Anna).
I agree...I don't see Margene thinking it's that big of a deal. I can see Barb and Nikki being pretty mad though.

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Yay! I love this show
I think that Ana totally doesn't fit with the family or the spirit of the show. There's no way they could work her character in in the end. She's too "European" and she couldn't give up wine for the rest of her life.
Yeah, obviously Sarah doesn't want the baby to tie her to her boyfriend for the rest of her life even if she does decide to have it. Maybe she'll give it up for adoption... Why would she bother going to Arizona to school if she was going to just get an abortion anyway?
I totally missed the connection with Don's wives, though now I remember the bit where they were playing footsie. I always kind of wondered about the whole sister-wife thing, honestly. Especially when Margene is always so affectionate and sort of openly sexual. I think she's totally in love with Ana.
What is with the whole weird Wanda and Bill's parents and the bird? Those characters are so weird, they almost don't work. Except that they do, and they add a deeper dimension to the show. The dark side of Bill's true-blue suburban family-ness.
Really though, the actors make the show. They're all outstanding. They totally pull off the non-verbal communication that makes it believable.

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I liked the ending but it would be so nice if they could just be a little normal instead of having so many psychos on. This was like the crazy person episode between whacko Nicki, crazy Wanda, loonie Rhonda and there are just no words for Lois. :

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It's interesting how it's finally hitting home for the family what really goes on at the compound. I feel so sorry for Kathy and for Nikki. Nikki seemed shocked to be exposed that way but of course she's probably been repressing it. Poor thing. That explains some of her issues with her father. It must have been horrible to see herself in that book. As big as she is on modesty, she must have felt horribly objectified--like a piece of meat.

I'm glad Sarah told Ben about the pregnancy. I wonder if he'll keep her secret?

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I can't believe it but I'm kinda feeling a tad more interested in Ana's character. I didn't like her at first, but now, I dunno.

The whole Nikki thing feels like it's about to explode-wondering what her flip out moment is going to be like.

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I was just thinking the Nikki thing makes a whole lot more sense too. I always wondered how she made it to a legal age (I'm assuming Bill wouldn't "marry" her if she was under 18) growing up in the group, fairly attractive and the daughter of the prophet. Clearly 14-15 is the age those girls marry.

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I DVRed it last night and CAN't WAIT TO WATCH IT THIS AFTERNOON DURING MY GROOLING DAY OF BED REST

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