On season two’s episode two, the Brown family took a trip to Wyoming to get away from the messy investigation that the police department brought upon the family after they came out as a polygamist family. But, during this episode, we are dropped a bombshell that has me wondering what other funny business is going on here! Read the Sister Wives recap below!
Since the Brown family came out as polygamists via The Today Show they not only have had numerous news agencies contacting them to get the dish, but to top it off, they had their local police department announce that they were investigating their family. So to seek a bit of tranquility, the Browns packed up the whole fam to head to Wyoming to ‘go play cowboys’ (as Cody calls it) at his father’s ranch.
After experiencing some car trouble and tons of bathroom breaks, the family eventually makes it to the ranch and there, we get to meet Winn, Kody’s 75 year old father. In addition, we get to meet Genielle, Kody’s mom, who gives us her thoughts on the polygamist lifestyle. And for once, we get to hear intelligent insight about the polygamist lifestyle, rather than a bunch of jibber jabber. Genielle sees each of Kody’s wives as spokes in a wheel. She is quoted as saying that the “more spokes in the wheel, the stronger the wheel is”. Interestingly enough, there are a couple spokes on Winn’s wheel as well. Case in point? We also get to meet Janelle’s mom Sheryl. After meeting her, I expected to see the other parents of the other sister wives to start frolicking in the grass. But as it turns out Janelle’s mom is also married to Kody’s father Winn! To make things clear, that would make Janelle and Kody step-siblings.
While it took a bit for Sheryl and Genielle to accept each other as sister wives, they admit that now that after 18 years of the polygamist lifestyle together, they are the best of friends and can’t imagine life without each one another.
Read my season two episode one recap here.
As I continue to study this family, it appears to me that the wives do have a lot of respect for one another. Each wife brings something different to the family. As Janelle explained, her relationships with the wives are separate from that of her relationship with Kody. Despite the common jealousy issues, I suspect that this family lifestyle may be more for the sisterhood than the actual marriage between the man and wife.
The one scene that really rubbed me the wrong way was when mop topped Kody snagged up his mother’s breakfast burrito from her hands only to rudely say, “What’s hers is mine and what’s mine is mine.” His mother didn’t even say a peep. Isn’t there a saying out there that says ‘how a man treats his mother, is a good indication of how he treats his wife’? Here’s hoping not because that was just downright rude.
So what do you all think of the big bombshell?