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It's about an hour before the episode airs. I asked Spirits if this could be posted early. A pre-show posting! It's the long awaited graduation episode! I must say I think it's a rip that we've all watched Jeremy and Zach for their entire high school careers, from their first day of high school until tonights graduation episode and we're only going to get one 30 minute episode. A graduation episode should at least be the full hour.
Predictions for tonight? Amy will cry! :) Jeremy will reminisce about how sad it is that he's graduating and might not never see these people again (only we know that he's really going to school with basically everybody at PCC) but I love Jeremy's ability to get all sentimental.
Another thing I'll be watching tonight. Will Jer's BFF, Mueller be up on the stage with Jeremy and the rest of the DBU receiving his diploma? Most people have probably heard the rumors and seen the postings that said he didn't graduate and wasn't allowed up on stage. Basically the bad Zach plot they used last week except Mueller really didn't make it. I'm guessing they won't say anything about Mueller and will show him afterwards at the "backstage" party to make it seem like he graduated.
Another pre-show prediction, Matt will make the graduation! I'm going to be really pissed off if they make this whole graduation episode another tiresome Amy and Matt bicker-fest about Matt not being there because Amy takes control of situations with the kids and then magically at the last second Matt shows up and gives a heart warming speech the wrap up the episode. This the graduation episode. Please TLC, give us Jeremy and Zach graduation, not more stupid "we might divorce" drama.
Another question mark heading into tonight since this is the finale of Season 5 Part A. Will there be a cliff-hanger? What will be the big drama in the preview for the next section of Season 5? The safe guess is MORE stupid "Will Matt and Amy divorce?
At least after tonight's episode we should know when Part B is returning because they always say new episode in "March" or whenever.
And the show begins!
*Matt and Amy talk about graduating. Matt asks if both Jer and Zach are graduating...yawn. Really, like Matt didn't know. Amy laughs...she's probably laughing at the bad plots they need to act through ;)
*Amy says graduating class is a class of 47. Wow, that's huge for Faith Bible! They're getting ready for senior dinner. Whoa, Jeremy looks sharp in his suit! Really handsome.
*Amy tells Jake they're going to senior dinner. Jake roll his eyes and shrugs like he is put off. What is his problem?
*Matt tells us that they can't do anything right with these graduation type things. If he gets there too early he will take over the conversation and that will get Amy mad so he will just shut up.
*They're Faith Bible trying on their cap and gowns. Zach's hat doesn't fit. Mueller is there but not dressed like the other graduates.
*At the banquet table for senior dinner Molly looks at baby pictures, she tells Zach he's the cutest and wants to have one dwarf baby.
*It's time for Matt and Amy to stand up and talk about Zach and Jeremy. At the table Zach asks Matt is he and Amy are going to fight up on stage. Nice.
*Amy and Matt are up on stage to say a few words about Zach and Jeremy. First up is to talk about Zach. Amy is emotional. Her voice cracks. Matt gives a very nice speech about Zach being born and Matt knowing Zach was a fighter. It's a nice little speech. Amy says she loves him. Zach looks completely embarrassed.
*Now it's time to talk about Jeremy. Wow, Amy loses it. Awww. Very touching. She says Jeremy loves life. She talks about or tries to talk about how being a dwarf mother with average size kids, it gets hard to hug her kids, but Jeremy will reach down and pick her up. Jeremy looks touched. Aw. Sweet. Amy breaks down crying and turns it over to Matt. He is emotional too, I can tell by his voice. He says very matter of factly "Jeremy, you are an amazing person".
*Great speeches!!! Good job Matt and Amy.
Now I'll start the controversy ;) Lets admit it people. BOTH Matt and Amy were more emotional talking about Jeremy. I wouldn't have predicted that. All the speeches were sweet, but they both had something extra talking about Jeremy.
*Jeremy haybales (if you don't get it, that's another word for "Jeremy sits down in an interview with the camera and tells the tv audience with a bale of hay behind him in a make-shift barn...now do you see why it's easier to say hay-bale? ;) about how Amy got emotional talking about him. Jeremy thinks about growing up on the farm and all the great memories he has.
*It's the last day of school, Jeremy, Zach and their friends get home...and the power goes out. Darn, because Jeremy is shirtless on the couch! lol.
*Matt is upset no one is helping with the power generator. Jake is in his office. Jake is giving Matt attitude big time. Matt asks him if Jeremy is taking care of it. Jake says no. Matt tells Jake to tell Jer to get on it. Jake yells to Jeremy that Matt wants him.
*Yipeeee!!!!!!!!! Now that there is light from the camera we get a nice shot of Jeremy wearing nothing but those soccer shorts. Jeremy looks very, very good! :) That's what they need on this show. More power outages in June so Jeremy will look like this.
*Jeremy is now in the garage by the power generator. But now he has those black overalls on. But nothing on under it. You can definitely see that he's shirtless. Interesting. I have to say what I'm thinking. Doesn't Jeremy look like a male stripper? Maybe if he had a fire-fighter hat on he would look just like one of those guys that show up for a party full of women. ;)
*Back to the task. Jeremy says Matt didn't bother to get the correct cable for the generator for the new house, but "of course it is all my fault"...ouch. Is that tension between Matt and Jeremy? It sounds like it with Jeremy's choice of words "Of course it is all my fault".
*The kids and their friends go to another friend's house to shower and get ready for graduation.
*Amy sits in the dark house all alone. It's sad. Amy cries. She says this is what it will be like when the kids leave (except hopefully she won't sit in the dark like this!).
*Let there be light! The lights come on! Amy is happy.
*Matt asks what time graduation starts. Amy says 7pm. Matt says he will be there right at 7. Matt tells us that Matt Roloff doesn't wait for things. He shows up right at the time for an appointment because he doesn't like to get to things early and need to wait.
*Matt's more interested in asking Amy to go to the grocery store and asks about cream cheese...
*Zach got a new hat for graduation. The school fixed it up special just for him. Zach drives Jeremy to graduation. Jer says he just got nervous.
*45 minutes to graduation. Zach says it's been a struggle to this point but they made it.
*What is Jake wearing??? All red??
*Amy got a front row seat, she doesn't like sitting behind people because she can't see.
*Jeremy talks about how Amy takes tons of pictures and how she's always in pictures with the kids and Matt is usually not there. Jeremy thinks Matt will regret it one day.
Zach says Jeremy and him are used to Matt not being there. It's been that way since kindergarten so Matt not being there is nothing new.
*Amy worries that Matt won't make it in time. It's 7:05pm. The graduates walk down the aisle to take their seats. Matt still isn't there and misses that. Amy thinks Matt will regret that.
*Matt arrives! He says all the parking spots were full and that's why he was late. He missed them walk in, but he is there for the ceremony. Matt says he has no regrets.
*Hmm, I guess the graduates at Faith Bible speak? They didn't at my school. Jeremy gives a speech. Jeremy is getting emotional, his voice cracks....he thanks...who else, Mueller! His best friend. Mueller is sitting way up in the bleachers? My pre-show question is answered. I'm surprised. Jeremy tells us that Mueller couldn't graduate because of bad grades....back to Jeremy's speech, he thanks Matt for helping him with his paper work and Amy for waking him up. Then he thanks Michael James Detjen. Aw.
*Even Jeremy's critics have to admit his speeches at these things are very good. He introduces Zach as his "good friend and twin brother Zachary Luke Roloff"
*Zach thanks Matt and Amy too, I think a teacher and has a few regrets that he didn't do better in school. Sorry people, but Zach's speech doesn't have the same power as Jeremy's. Some people know how to give a speech and some aren't as good.
*Amy hugs Matt. Matt congratulates Amy. Amy congratulates Matt. Wow, a rare time Amy actually embraced Matt first!
*Back at the house, it's just Matt in his office and Amy walks by silent and walks into her office. Here comes the drama (YAWN!!!!!!!!) Amy says it's a big house and what are they going to do when it's only them (hello, Jake was still 12 at this point and Molly is 16...)
Matt and Amy both give the very fake and tired speech about their marriage"What will the future hold"? End of episode!
There is a preview of the new season (or Part B of Season 5). It will return in April. Wow this is old. The Rockstar stuff with the mini motorbikes. I think that will be a full year behind. And their summer Europe trip, and the dwarf games. Matt talks about building a barn without Amy knowing and how she will be mad...That's all coming starting in April.