In typical reality show fashion, we already knew about Kody Brown's 17th child being born well before the episode aired, but Sunday we got a behind-the-scenes look.
The emotions leading up to Robyn's delivery of son Solomon were wide-ranging, including those of Kody's first three wives, Meri, Christine and Janelle.
How did the original three take it? What else went down?
At lunch, Robyn says she's nervous about how Kody feels about another child.
Meri, Christine and Janelle reassure her that "Kody's great" and that she's going to feel "relieved." Just what one wants to feel when one's spouse cares. Relief.
Robyn tells the wives that they are the reason Kody is so great. Heartfelt? Most likely. Politically savvy comment? Absolutely. You gotta get in good right now.
Christine may be coming around as a result, too.Making peace with Robyn, she admits, "Being jealous of her, what it really did, it made her feel like she wasn't welcome. That I didn't want her as a sister wife."
"I welcome Solomon as my son and I promise to be better," Christine adds, while Janelle is just sort of excited. Excited, but not get-up-at-all-hours excited.
Meri observes, "It'll be fun to have Solomon, but it'll be very different than if it were my own." Ya think, Meri? She and Robyn have become very close, though.
She says she always wanted to feel that deep kind of connection with a sister wife and Robyn was the first to provide that. Oh, snap, Christine and Janelle.
After the due date comes and goes (by two weeks), Robyn goes into labor, at home, and gives birth, at home. This happened on October 25, so it's pretty timely.
Meri came over to say, "Good luck! Happy pushing!" Read: I'm glad it's not me! A few hours later and voila, Kody and Robyn welcomed their first child together.
"I was impressed," Kody said. "Here's our dream come true."
Wonderful. Perhaps the most startling moment of the night, in a good way, came when Robyn said she needed to talk to Meri alone. But not to stir up drama.
"I want to know if you want me to be your surrogate," she says.
Meri can't bear children, so this is one incredible offer ... from the woman also married to her husband. Robyn is genuine in her offer, and Meri is clearly moved.
In this family-themed episode, the other 16 Brown children talked about the move from Utah to Vegas. It's going well, for the most part. Keep the faith, kids.
Well, that's that. What did you think of this season of the quirky TLC reality hit? What do you think of Kody Brown and his four beloved Sister Wives in general?