The older kids return home for the holidays, and Madison goes in for a wedding dress fitting. Meanwhile, Robyn's due date is fast approaching, and the family hopes the baby will be born while the kids are still in town. But as Robyn nears her due date, greater fears arise when she wonders if her intuition is warning her that something will go awry with the pregnancy.moreless
Aspyn and Mykelti move out of the apartment they've been sharing for the past year. Aspyn moves into Robyn's house instead of back home (with Christine). Meanwhile, Mykelti switches from going to college at UNLV to moving to Utah to work for family friends who own a pawn shop. Also, Garrison, 17, talks to Janelle and Kody about joining the National Guard, but they want him to go to college first. Later, Meri follows up with her doctor about test results, reflecting on one of her sisters who previously passed away due to colon cancer, and how the stress related to her "Catfishing" incident has taken a toll on her health.moreless
In this extra-long season premiere, Robyn starts to prepare for her upcoming due date; Janelle, Christine, and Kody help Madison move to her new home in Montana so she can be near her new fiance, Caleb; and Meri opens up to Kody, the other wives, and their family therapist about being emotionally manipulated by someone she met online.moreless
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.moreless
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
Tamron Hall sits down with Kody, Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn to talk about the season's major events, including being observed by Anthropology students; Kody and Christine's road trip argument about his friend Ken; PMS; Christine's mother moving in; the sister wives' relationships with one another; Madison's and Mykelti's high school graduation; Madison's decision to join a different church; and Meri's decision to seek a legal divorce from Kody.moreless
Meri speaks with an attorney about the possibility of legally divorcing Kody so that he can marry Robyn, in order to adopt her children. She then approaches Kody, Robyn, Janelle, and Christine, but not all of them seem keen on the idea.moreless
The anthropology students, Richard and Antoinette, finish up their stay with the Browns by asking the adults some more personal questions and exchanging feedback with them, before reporting back to their professor. Finally, Meri drops a bombshell.moreless