The family's lawyer submits Kody's legal petition to adopt Robyn's kids from her previous marriage, but they fear the deciding judge may frown upon their polygamist lifestyle. Meri has a nerve-racking doctor's appointment. Christine and Kody follow up with their family therapist after she previously accompanied them on their anniversary trip. Robyn has a big announcement, but feels nervous about the family's reaction.moreless
Kody plans a bonding trip to the beach with five of his youngest daughters, Savanah, Breanna, Gwendlyn, Aurora, and Ysabel, after admitting he has better relationships with his sons. Meanwhile, Madison's plan to join the Mormon church hits a snag; and Meri responds to Janelle's request to attend therapy with her, to improve their strained relationship.moreless
A cardboard boat regatta at an annual pirate festival in Las Vegas finds Janelle's family building one entry, while Christine's and Robyn's families work on another. Meanwhile, new developments arise in the family's quest to have Kody adopt Robyn's children.
Janelle's major moments from the show are recalled, in addition to memories from earlier in her life.
Meri gets emotional when she tries to tell Robyn's kids about legally divorcing Kody so that Kody can adopt them. Kody and Robyn attempt to serve her ex-husband with papers for the adoption, but his response may hinder the process. Also, the family attends Hunter's wrestling match, which may affect his college career. Finally, Kody contemplates his relationships with his children, including how to be closer with his daughters.moreless
In the season premiere, Meri receives confirmation that her legal divorce with Kody is finalized. Kody and Robyn then plan to get their marriage license, but debate arises regarding whether or not the rest of the family should be involved. Also, Janelle asks Meri to attend family counseling with her, in an effort to work on their long-standing struggles, but there is doubt about whether Meri will be willing to do so.
In a follow-up "tell all" episode, Tamron Hall reviews footage from previous interviews with the Brown family, covering topics such as jealousy; leadership; Kody's hair; finances and the family business; viewer questions; the teenagers' views on relationships and dating; spending time with the kids; co-parenting; public displays of affection; the public perception of plural marriage; and what the future will hold for the Brown family.moreless