Here is a review of the new episode of Little People, Big World which aired on TLC Tuesday May 2, 2017,
Review written by Rap541
As I watch the marathon leading up to the new episode, I adore how Jeremy is not chiding or correcting his father as his father clearly tells him his plan to openly lie to Amy. Way to stand on those principles, Jer!
There’s bonus scenes in the countdown. We start wth Jer and Auj driving up for Amy’s birthday in the 1970s orange car. This is basically awkward as Zach is all “should we bring dad?” and the surprise for Jer and Auj’s anniversary is discussed. Jeremy doesn’t rise above a monotone when he speaks.
Another bonus scene is Zach on an ATV going to Matt’s office. They discuss why Matt is wearing his neck brace. And Zach invites Matt to Amy’s birthday party.
Otherwise basically the same. Sometimes I wonder if Matt and Amy are going to end up on Fear Thy Neighbor. All I know? I am missing Forged in Fire for this! Highly recommend Forged In Fire on the History Channel.
So lets see… Credits still include Jacob. Zach heads into his house. Tory is 20 weeks pregnant. He and Tory do a nice sum up of how they have nothing done and need present parties. I personally don’t care for gender reveal parties. They are concerned about the potential for dwarfism, which I think is mature. I do like Zach’s questioning calling it scary, and Tory’s genuine concern. And Zach nicely sums it up that he doesn’t want to wish his kid has dwarfism but he also doesn’t want to say he wants an average height kid because it has it’s own problems. They seem pretty together.
Matt is chasing his dog down with an ATV. Matt is all “we’re divorced but this is all cool”. The compound is on the back burner because Zach and Tory are having a kid so the farm must be repaired! Amy meanwhile is hunting for photos of the kids and is very happy. She is worried about starting over and making a living for herself. She’s still dating Chris. Amy tells this all in voice over as she goes thru the baby clothes she kept.
Oh look, Caryn is here, speaking out loud. And Matt’s dating her! She’ll be attending the gender reveal party. Matt did a lot of soul searching “after the divorce” and Caryn offered him “companionship”. He notes he thinks she is cute and he pointedly color coordinates his outfit with her. Then he heads over to the big house
Matt and Amy discuss the gender reveal. Matt wants a BOY. Matt also describes Zach as never quitting etc etc which I really don’t recall. Matt wants the baby to be a dwarf. They then argue about the family photos and scanning and now they’re fighting! Amy haybales how sometimes she does’t like the divorce being totally brought up all the time. Matt asks about Chris, Amy asks about Caryn. Matt haybales how he’s totally not wanting this to be awkward, meanwhile he’s all “WILL YOU AND CHRIS LIVE IN THE BIG HOUSE?”
Amy btw seems to very much think Caryn and Matt’s relationship didn’t start after the divorce.
Zach and Tory are shopping for baby stuff. Yeah this is super dull to me. The big issue is getting a crib at the height Zach needs to access it. But basically they can’t buy anything until the gender reveal.
Amy and Hot Chris are bowling in a nearly empty bowling alley. This feels kinda sorta, actually totally fake because the bowling alley is CLEARLY closed. Amy implies that Chris hasn’t really met the family but feels awkward inviting him to the gender reveal because it doesn’t seem appropriate.. Oh I wonder if that is a problem.
Zach and Matt check out the tree house and muse in voice overs how the baby might be a little person. Matt sagely notes to Zach that he’ll need to actually provide for the kid and demands to know what plan Zach has.
I genuinely wonder if Matt will pointedly sit Jeremy down on camera and ask him how he plans to provide for his family. I mean, Zach deserved that personal humiliation so shouldn’t Jer also get the lecture? Matt reiterates how he desperately wants the child to be a boy.
Amy and Lisa are drinking mimosas and discussing the gender. Amy doesn’t care. She’s more concerned about the LP possibility. The kids, the friends, Tory’s parents, Matt… Lisa thinks Amy should invite Chris and Amy doesn’t want to distract from the gender reveal. Hmm… Amy knows that Caryn will be at the gender reveal party and Amy is trying to be cool. Amy is clearly angry and implies Caryn has been Matt’s sidepiece for a while.
At Jeremy and Audrey’s house! They’re haybaling about how they’ve had their struggles. They’re looking for a place to live because the landlord is selling the place. They’re driving into Portland and Jeremy wants a boy! Also they both seem totally not thrilled about the baby. Jeremy notes how Zach and Tory is ahead and omg what if they have more babies than us! OMG THAT’S WHATS IMPORTANT! WHO HAS THE MOST!
Seriously, it’s a competition. That’s so sad. Jeremy seriously thinks it’s a problem if Zach and Tory are “ahead” of them.
Zach and Tory are at the ultra sound. They don’t want to know the gender! So, they listen to the heart beat and they take pictures and they’re so clearly happy. The baby may be a dwarf! Or not! I suspect they’re gonna drag this out.
After commercial, yup, they’re really not sure if it’s LP and there’s no way to know this early. They coo over the sonogram photos.
And it’s snowing for the party. There’s pink and blue crap everywhere. This is very elaborate. Oh hey there’s Molly, and she’s getting married. Everyone is there although Jacob is pointedly not mentioned in the discussion of family and Amy notes *Caryn* will be there.
Matt and his date show up. Amy hugs her and voices over how weird it is. Funny we don’t see Jeremy’s response. Or Audrey’s. Matt, in his charming way, is CLEARLY needling Amy about the fact that he’s nailing the employee. Jeremy is all “it’s a peculiar dynamic” and not all “I need to ask Dad some tough questions.
No comment from Audrey on how she’s still on Team Matt and Amy either, and neither express any concerns about Matt getting “sexual” with Caryn while the precious grandchild is around.
Funny, that. Though in fairness, both have basically been scowling whenever they are on screen so…
And it’s a boy! Everyone is happy. Jeremy notes that he has been beaten by Zach. Jeremy then haybales how the CLOCK IS NOW TICKING AS HE MUST NOT BE OUT BRED!
Something I am now curious about – the gender reveal was at the farm. Did Jeremy and Audrey drive home to Bend and then pee on the stick? Or did they do this at the big house? Maybe we’ll find out next week. I’m actually quite curious if Audrey and Jeremy invite Caryn and Chris to THEIR gender reveal party since they are on Team Matt and Amy and divorce is very very wrong.