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*They start with Zach in bed, Jeremy has a megaphone telling Zach to get up. What, why is Jeremy up already?
*Zach and Keith are coaching Jacob's indoor team. Zach's ignoring Keith. There is a lot of bad editing to show Zach saying "What? What" a few hundred times.
*Zach is having hearing problems. Amy sets up an appointment for him. They talk about how Zach is concerned about the dwarf that died from being given anesthesia. I think this is staged drama. We've heard about this one dwarf that died for 5 seasons now. Zach's had many surgeries and didn't seem that freaked out about it before. They always need to make it look like somebody is going to die or something!
*They have a family dinner (I am sure these are mandatory scenes that everybody needs to be present. Even Jeremy is there!) Zach tells them he's having surgery. Molly tells the camera she feels bad because Zach is the only one of the kids who always has health problems. My first thought was about Jacob, but I guess she means actual health problems and not accidents.
*Amy takes Zach for surgery. Matt doesn't go. He waves goodbye from the door and wishes Zach good luck. I suppose it's not a big deal, but yeah I think it's a little surprising Matt didn't go. The show is their jobs. It's not like he has a job that he can't get off work to be at the hospital. Matt talks about how he bonds with Zach because of all of his own medical problems and surgeries....but he's not going to the hospital so...
*Zach has smiley face pajamas :) I believe Jeremy has those smiley faces on his boxer shorts a couple of seasons ago :)
* More talk about the dwarf that died. Again, I'm not believing that Zach is this scared about it. It's not like it's the first time he's heard about this or his first surgery. I think it's staged drama. Yawn.
*The ear specialist looks at Zach's ear and discusses. This is getting gross. I'm kind of squeamish about this stuff, so forgive me if I don't get all the details :) Ew. They're planning on pulling stuff out of his ear. Yeah. Surgery should be 20 minutes...
*After Amy grills the anesthesiologist about the dwarf that died, Zach goes in for surgery.
*More Ew. They're showing the doctors stick things in Zach's ear during surgery. He has a hole in the ear drum. Amy calls Matt at home to tell him it's taking longer than they said. Lots of shots of Amy looking concerned in the waiting room..
*More surgery scenes. They're replacing tissue, talk of the old ear drum, doctor says it will heal beautifully.
*Zach wakes up and calls for Amy. He says it hurts. He's still all drugged up. He wants to hold Amy's hand. Amy likes that Zach wants her there to comfort him.
Kind of cute.
*Zach gets home. None of the other kids are filmed. I think I saw some of the friends outside through the window. Matt comes in to talk to Zach. Matt thinks Zach looks like the little drummer boy. He asks Amy a few questions, Amy snaps at him a bit.
*The put up the graphic "3 days after surgery" and Zach is at soccer practice with Keith. He tells Keith he will need to run it since Zach is to rest. Then Zach proceeds to take charge. Honestly, I think poor Keith is probably capable of directing one soccer practice for a bunch of 12 year olds. But Zach must take charge and ends up bossing everyone around. I think Zach has a lot more of Matt Roloff in him than he would ever admit to :)
*Amy is there and is mad at Zach for being that active when the doctor told him to take it easy. Zach is still complaining that he can't hear well.
*Preview for next week. It's the twins graduation! The only bad part is I think this might be the last episode of the season, maybe? Amy says she knows Jeremy will graduate (yay!) but isn't so sure about Zach. Jeremy is heard saying "It will be a bummer if "he" doesn't graduate with me." That might be an editing trick. "He" might not really be Zach. From what has been said, "he" might be talking about the person Jeremy is really closest to...you all know who that is. We know Zach did graduate. I'll be watching to see if Jer's BFF Mueller is with him on stage for graduation.
*Back to the show, Zach has a follow up appointment. Surprise. Zach did not ruin his ear forever by participating in the soccer practice. The doctor pulls gunk out of his ear. Zach starts to hear better. The doctor tells him his ear drum looks great and his hearing will only get better.
Whew, all that drama for nothing. Zach didn't die and his ear is better than ever. Who would have guessed that outcome? :)
End of the show. Another repeat at 8:30pm. Jer and Matt hit the slopes. This one new episode a week schedule sucks.