Ben: “Chocolate is the essence of romance.”
Oh, Ben. Don’t ever change, sweetie. He has blossomed as a man and husband against all possible odds. I think he has just the right temperament to deal with his bossy-ass wife. I see you, Jessa. Release that man’s balls!
I love that John-David is finally (finally) getting the recognition, happiness, and freedom he deserves. I always knew he had it in him, it was just lurking in there, waiting for him to be unleashed by his monstrous parents. He also has the perfect wife for his personality. They’re both so mild-mannered and peaceful; they complement each other perfectly. I’m genuinely happy for them both.
The preview scene of Jinger wearing pants this season! YASS, boo! Keep on straining at the leash; I’m here for every minute of it.
Joseph and Kendra. They’re cute together. They seem happy. That’s all I got.
Ooookay, I’ve been positive enough. On to the bad stuff. First, as someone who lost a child in utero, I absolutely get that it’s sad and it takes an emotional toll. At the risk of sounding callous (and I am absolutely not), Lauren is using it as a badge of honor. She clearly gets a lot of attention from it and seems to thrive on it. They actually showed the little box with their daughter’s remains. Poor Josiah. He looks like he’s up to his eyeballs in her overwrought bullshit. I feel for him. Josiah, did you see what just whooshed by? That was your youth. Hope it was worth it!
Finally, the televised goddamn funeral was yet another example of this family’s appallingly poor taste. They just couldn’t allow that poor woman to be laid to rest in private with a shred of dignity. My mother would climb out of that coffin and kick my ass up and down that cemetery if I televised her funeral. I don’t know why I expected anything more, to be honest. Also, why the hell did I have to see so much “Mother” and “Father” Duggar tonight? TLC, you’re just gross. Yes, we notice it and no, we’re never going to be okay with it.
Next week’s preview: “Jana has a bunch of guys after her.” Jesus Christ, poor Jana. She’s discussed like a slab of beef in a butcher shop. If I were her, I’d tell them all to kiss my ass and take @Suzy Rhapsody up on her standing offer of a one-way plane ticket to the destination of her choice. (Blink three times at the camera, Jana, and my next call will be to Southwest Airlines.)