Okay, so I’m three episodes into this shit show spin-off and I pretty much hate Brittany’s family and friends.
Let me clarify. I think they are assholes who look down on Jax for being from Los Angeles, for drinking, for not marrying and knocking up Brittany within the first six months of their relationship. Also, defending Jax Taylor is not something I ever thought I would do, but to be fair, he hasn’t done anything wrong…yet
Jax and Brittany arrive in Kentucky and Brittany’s mom in all her frosted lipstick glory (hereafter known as frosty lips) picks them up. Brittany is excited to see her family, it’s been about a year since she’s been back. They arrive in Winchester, a pretty small town, and go straight to the Farm. Brittany’s grandfather, PaPaw, started the farm and when he passed away a year ago, he left it to MaMaw, Brittany’s grandmother. On this 400-ish acre farm lives MaMaw in one house, Brittany’s mom and stepdad in another house, and Brittany’s sister and nephews in another. It really is a lovely farm.
When Brittany’s brother and his wife, Melisha (really??) arrive, they sit down to dinner and MaMaw asks Jax to say the benediction. Jax has no idea what that word means and when told it’s the blessing, he passes it off to Brittany’s brother. MaMaw makes a snide comment about him getting out of it.
At bed time, frosty lips puts them in the same bedroom, but in bunk beds because she doesn’t want them sleeping together. I get it… her house, her rules, but she did stay with them in LA. Did Jax sleep on the couch?
The next morning, Jax goes to do chores, while Brittany makes breakfast. Jax comes out in a ridiculous set of overalls with one strap hanging down and these even more ridiculous cowboy boots that have American flags on them. Jax, Brittany, and MaMaw finish the chores and Jax and Brittany go to Brittney’s dad’s house to see him. Her dad is kind of a dick to Jax, and piles on the “when are you going to get married” crap. He says that they’ve been together for two years and that in KY, they should already be married.
Later, there’s a big bonfire that’s going to happen on the farm. MaMaw lays down the law and says no alcohol, that she respects what PaPaw started and he didn’t like alcohol, so it’s not allowed on the farm. Enter Jax’s first asshole moment when he says that he’s not a child and can’t be told that he’s not allowed to drink. Jax and Brittany come up with a plan to sneak alcohol to the bonfire.
At the bonfire, all of Brittany’s friends are there, and they are all single moms. Jax is getting shit about not asking Brittany to marry him yet, so he takes MaMaw and frosty lips aside and tells them that he has a plan and a ring designer and shows them a ring on his phone. So, basically, now, it’s not a surprise for Brittany because you know they watch the show. Jax hopes that this will appease them and keep them from bugging him about getting married.
At the truck, Jax, Brittany and her friends are all pouring the booze into their cups and when MaMaw comes over, they head her off at the pass. After the “adults” leave, they start doing shorts right from the bottles. The next day, MaMaw confronts them about the alcohol and they lie their asses off and say that they didn’t know Brittany’s friends were going to bring it.
Later, Jax and Brittany meet up with her friends at a bar in Lexington, where Jax buys bottle service for them. He says that bottle service is soooo much cheaper in Kentucky than in Los Angeles, where a bottle might cost around $600. Everyone is drunk and squealing which makes my ears bleed and Jax gets into it with one of Brittany’s friends. Cara. I hate her. I can’t really even explain why. I just hate her.
The next morning, Jax and Brittany are hella hung over, but still have to do the chores, and also help set up for a fundraiser for Brittany’s brother and sister-in-law, who want to raise enough money for in-vitro. They are talking and Jax mentions how all of Brittany’s friends are single moms and it’s just weird because everyone is so religious. It is kind of hypocritical, but who am I to judge.
At the event, Brittney’s brother says they want to raise at least half of what it will cost for the procedure, so about $8,000. Jax, I think in a moment of “I really need to impress these people” says he will personally match whatever they raise. When all was said and done, they raised almost $12,000 (not including Jax’s matching donation). How does he even have that much money when he couldn’t bail himself out of jail in Hawaii ($10,000), or pay $500 for the Toms’ fundraiser last year. I have a feeling he’s going to finagle his way out of it, or con Ms. Vanderpump into paying for it.
I’m out of order here, but Jax also had a talk with Brittney’s dad and frosty lips telling them (separately) that in the last six months or so she has “lost her spark.” That he thinks she’s getting depressed, that she’s gained a lot of weight, that she’s just not happy. He immediately qualifies that with “but I still love her more than anything.” Sounds to me like he’s trying to find a reason to not marry her… something her father mentions to frosty lips when they sit down and talk.
I don’t know what’s yet to come, but between everyone looking down and Jax, and Jax looking down at all of them, I hate them all and can’t wait for this show to finish. I find Brittney to be super annoying, and her family just as petty and stupid. Jax has an “I’m better than you” attitude a lot of the time in his confessionals, and is super judgey about all her friends getting knocked up out-of-wedlock — he actually uses that phrase when asking her sister personal questions about being a single mom.
For those of you who have watched, what do you think?