Sister Wives did a little preemptive damage control last night.
In the wake of the prosecution of infamous polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, TLC's big happy family drama decided to tackle the self-proclaimed "prophet" head on.
So what do Kody Brown and the girls think about the guy?
Kody's friends Andy and Nicole - who are monogamous right now, but were raised in and still believe in plural marriage - come to visit Nevada from Utah.
Andy wants to talk to Kody about dating a woman as a married man, as he has six kids and wonders about pursuing a younger woman with no children.
He also considers the Browns to effectively be in a divorce since the wives live in different houses, but that would just be weird otherwise. And awkward.
At home, Mykelti tells mom Christine how proud she is of her family.
It's true that for the Browns, they are surprisingly open about their lifestyle and that takes a lot of courage, no matter what you think of the way they live.By not being afraid and trying to change the minds of people, they want to show that just because they practice plural marriage, they're not evil people.
Speaking of which ...
Cue the Warren Jeffs conversation. This guy takes polygamy to a new level, doling out wives like they're property and at ridiculously inappropriate ages.
Kody Brown, fortunately, teaches his kids about how Jeffs and leaders like him, who should've been pillars of the community, were instead the opposite.
Abusing power and preying upon young women in their community, they demonize the people they claim to lead and behave reprehensibly. Pretty much.
Brown won't criticize the individual members from a compound like Jeffs' because it's all they have known and they need help. But Jeffs? No love for him.
The wives can't help but wonder whether Nicole is looking forward to having future sister wives. She is hesitant, since she has it pretty good right now.
What did you think of this week's episode of the reality show? And what do you think of Kody Brown and his four beloved Sister Wives in general?