Written by Expressed
*It starts with Matt and Amy playfully arguing in the kitchen. Matt wants the table shorter. They joke argue about how Matt asked Amy to 'come here' as Amy wipes the table clean.
*Matt tells the camera that a friend had an extra ticket for Hawaii, so he decided to go, just him. A 5 day trip no family. It also happens to be Mother's Day weekend and the twins 19th birthday. Matt says he might have picked a bad time. Yep!!! He says it might have a been a big selfish. Yep!!!
*Matt says the important thing when you've been married for 22 years, sometimes the best thing you can do for your family is leave and get away from them and let them be free of you. If everything is really great in their marriage like Matt said, stuff like this doesn't make it seem that way.
*Amy looks pissed as she talks to Matt in the office. Matt says he's missing his headphones and an i-phone. Blame Jake! Oh, I guess I was wrong. Matt found it. Amy doesn't care.
*Matt says in a marriage you go through ups and downs and his present to Amy for Mother's day is to leave her by going to Hawaii alone. Great.
*Jeremy, Zach and Jake say they're going to have an air soft gun war. They're a lot like pellet guns. Jer says Zach and Jake have the same emotional level. Zing for Jeremy at Zach! lol.
*They walk out by the driveway, Jake shoots Zach in the back. Zach asks Jeremy if Jake just shot him. Does anyone else notice that Jake always does that kind of thing to Zach and not Jeremy? Maybe he is smart after all.
*Zach is pissed and wants revenge. Jeremy once again displays his wisdom by saying this is going to get bad quick.
*Zach chases Jake. Jake is inside one of the 28 Roloff vehicles that seem to be in the driveway. Is this a jeep? It looks like Jake is trying to pull the door closed, Zach is pulling it open. He must have shot Jake. Next thing you know, Jeremy says Zach shot Jake in the face. Jake walks away crying. They show Jake's face later, he has a mark.
*I have to stop here for a second. How about all those who is more mature discussions? Jeremy or Zach? Nuff said. As much as I'll admit that it was kind of nice to see brat boy Jake get a taste of his own medicine (he always annoys people and then cries when it comes back to him), Zach is 19.
*Back to the show. Jake is pissed and looking for revenge. He has a shotgun! Wow. He looks a little too comfortable carrying that shotgun. I have a vision of him robbing a liquor store one day with the way he's holding that shotgun.
*Jeremy talks about Zach and Jake and how they get out of control. Once again Jer shows how smart he is. When things start to get like that, he just leaves. Molly tells the camera that she doesn't like guns. They cut to commercial with Jake sitting behind the wheel of the van. Maybe they have so many vehicles Jake has his own now? :)
*Jake and Zach are in a showdown. They don't trust the other to put the gun down first. Molly comes out to be the peacemaker and takes the guns away. She comments to the camera how pathetic Zach is. She can't believe he's 19 and just shot a 12 year old in the face. I agree with Molly as much as I think Jake deserved it.
*Amy, Jake, Molly, Zach and Jeremy gather around the table. They say they're having a very reserved birthday celebration. Jake looks miserable. Zach tells everyone that Jake is still pissed at him. Jeremy, Molly and Amy all get on Zach for shooting a 12 year old. Zach kind of laughs and says he has his own way of dealing with Jake when he gets annoying. Jeremy says Zach's way of dealing with it is the problem. Jeremy is sounding very smart this season.
*They say usually they have big birthday celebrations for Jeremy and Zach but this year they aren't really doing anything, just cake at home. I'm not a believer. Since there are no friends there, I'm sure they did something else with them.
*Amy is taking the family camping since Matt abandoned them. They go to a camping store. Fashion note: Did Jeremy cut his sweatpants and make them into shorts?
*They drive to the camping place. Amy is kind of rude telling the guy that she doesn't know where to go. They drive trying to find the camp site. They arrive somewhere. They're not sure if it's somebody house or a camp ground. Hopefully it's not someone's house because they're camping there anyway!
*Amy says they had trouble getting the tent up, the fire didn't go well, Amy's marshmallow or hotdog dropped into the fire. Amy says it wasn't a good first day.
*The next day they planned to go kite boarding, but there's no wind. Jeremy tried, but it kept on crashing. Blame that on the wind and not on Jeremy. He looks dejected. Amy says that didn't go well and the kids were bored.
*In the van about the only interesting thing that happens is Amy asking Molly what Matt said. Interesting that Matt called Molly and not Amy obviously.
*Zach's turn to sound wise, trying to redeem himself after the shooting Jake in the face ordeal. He says Matt and Amy don't communicate and communication is the key to any relationship.
*Next up is kayaking. I notice Jake and Zach are walking arm in arm so unless they were secretly trying to strangle each other they seemed to be over their fued.
*They say kayaking is peaceful. Jeremy says he likes camping, likes getting away from the noise and the stresses of home. Jer gets stressed?
*They're back at the camp site at night. Friendly music plays and smiles are shown. This scene is supposed to be a happy family scene, but I think the kids are bored out of their minds. Anyone else get the feeling that once they turn off the cameras, Mueller is going to jump out of the woods and then they'll have some real fun?
*They give Amy a gift, chocolates and flowers. The card they give her was blurred out.
End of episode
*Molly, Jake and Zach are playing soccer in the yard. Molly is talking Spanish. Jake talks Spanish too. He says Molly is crazy.
*They're at Faith Bible. I don't know if they really did all the filming at Faith in one or two days, but they show Faith more these days than they used to.
*Molly is getting A's. She says it's because she does her homework when she gets home from school. The boys do nothing all night.
* Molly helps Zach for a sign language test, but Molly says Zach gets distracted too easily.
*Jeremy is nowhere to be found so far.
*Molly failed a math test. Zach is shocked. Surprisingly, Molly doesn't seem upset. Zach thinks Molly is on the way to following in his footsteps of going downhill once you reach high school.
*They're having dinner. A Matt and Jeremy sighting! Molly says she failed that math test. Matt is shocked. At least Matt and Zach have some common ground on that.
*Matt asks about college for Jeremy and Zach. With that, Jeremy says it's time for him to go to the gym.
*Amy drags Jeremy and Zach to another University. This time it's the University of Portland. Jeremy and Zach seem very confused filling out paperwork.
*Someone from the University asks them how senior is going? Jeremy says it's going good. Amy doesn't like that answer.
*Amy starts going on about dwarf stuff, the height differences Zach faces. How Zach should ask himself if he would have trouble reaching things. Zach says he doesn't care about that stuff. If he can't reach something, he just asks someone. I give Zach credit for that.
*Amy says Zach is about to move out and it will be a shock to him because he won't be in his comfort zone. Rewind. About to move out? Maybe not :) Are they trying to trick people who just watch the show on tv into thinking Jeremy and Zach actually move away for college?
* They walk around the university. Jeremy talks about being together with Zach. They shared a room their whole lives, the same school, the same friends. He said if they finally don't stay together it'll be weird. Jeremy says it's always been a given that they do things together. Zach adds that if one signs up for a college, the other will sign up too. So much for separating.
*Molly did get a B+ on her report card. Amy is making a big deal about it. Molly seems annoyed that Amy's making a big deal about it.
*Back at Faith Bible again: It looks like they're all in the hall studying for a test. Jeremy is standing near a locker. I'll be honest, these episodes haven't been that great tonight so it's time for a Jeremy drool fest! Noell and others will understand. I think those shorts are the ones Jeremy wore at the famous graduation party pictures. Damn Jeremy looks good in those shorts!
* Back in class, Jeremy tells us that Zach has been up and down this year and everyone, him and his friends have noticed it. He loves or hates stuff. I think I heard Jeremy say Zach has his dwarf "stuff" going on. I think that's coming from Amy. More on that later. Jeremy says teachers have told Zach he might not graduate.
*Zach is doing horribly in school. He's doing so bad that he's feeling miserable about it. So Amy let him stay home for school. He's being lazy watching soccer on the couch in his room. That makes a lot of sense. You're close to failing, so skip school.
*Back at school. Why is Dan in Molly's math class?
*At home, 6 weeks later, Amy has another report card. Surprise, Molly's B+ is back up to an A. Amy is proud. She thinks Molly won't get distracted in high school like Jeremy and Zach did.
*Amy gives a big commentary about how Zach is going through an LP crisis trying to figure out where he fits in with his friends and into the world and that's why he's sucking in school. I think Amy is just making excuses for him. Molly even said earlier that Zach isn't giving any effort when she tried to help him study for a test. But Amy is blaming it on Zach being a LP and having a crisis.
End of episode.
These episodes weren't so hot. Lack of focus on Jeremy. They were kind of boring. At least Jeremy should get a reprieve in the talk for the next week.
The two points that stick out from this week are both about Zach. He shoots a 12 year old in the face with a pellet gun and he really sucks in school.