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19 Kids And Counting: The Wedding Looms And Jessa Continues Her Anti-Cake Campaign

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Time for a Jim Boob and Michelle-led pre-marriage counseling session for Jessa and Ben. Now, I don’t knock this sort of thing in theory — it can be very helpful for a marriage to talk about potential issues beforehand. But of course, the Duggars manage to make it creepy. Boob starts in with his “men like sex, women like to talk” stereotypical bullshit and Ben and Jessa nod like zombies. This is what I can’t stand about these people — women can like sex too. And men can like talking. It doesn’t have to be one or the other. They discuss various hurdles and how to overcome them, such as how to get through arguments and whatever. They end with Boob reminding Derp that Jessa is one of the most amazing girls in the world and Derp repeats some things he probably memorized the night before off of flashcards. Then, we get a gross little kissing lesson from Boob and Michelle and Jessa looks like she might climb the walls. Do not want.

Sierra the wedding planner is at the house to discuss final preparations. Jessa goes on another tirade about the evils of cake and reiterates that there will only be ice cream with a bunch of toppings. To that end, Sierra has now been roped into making brownies with a bunch of the little kids to crumble up as one of the sundae toppings. Guys, the wedding guests are now bringing gifts to get a rubbery hot dog and an ice cream sundae with potential Duggar Boogers because the kids are ALL over these brownies with their grubby little paws. Michelle says she thinks the kids give Sierra “energy” while they make the brownies and meanwhile, Sierra’s face says she wants to choke a tiny Duggar and make it look like an accident.

Anna is trapped on the flight with Marcus on her lap flipping out. If TLC sent a nanny, she is well hidden because poor Anna is in the thick of it. They land at the airport and are met by Jessa, Ben and Jinger. The little ones are very excited to see their aunts and uncles who are basically their age and when they arrive at the house, everyone is thrilled. Michelle says in interview how great it is that the grand-kids and their young children are more like cousins than anything else. It is pretty sweet and they do seem to be having fun so fine, Michelle. I’ll give you this one.

The final scene is Jessa and Ben running a few final pre-wedding errands and non-Duggar chaperone Anna (not Anna Duggar, Anna Non-Duggar) is their chaperone. She is a friend of Jessa’s. They stop at the jewelry store first to pick up their wedding bands and Jessa finally gets her engagement ring back after almost two months of them keeping it to design her band. She won’t see her band until their wedding day, as Derp demands. He tries on his ring and OMG, you guys — he has a bunch of writing on the palm of his hand. He must have some very important reminders on there. Oh, Derp. Please never change.

Jessa tries on her wedding gown and after bitching about the train being too long, decides she loves it. They bustle it up for her and she does look beautiful. We cut to the Duggar compound where everyone is hanging out and Sierra is talking to Jessa telling her this is “the calm before the storm” and that on the wedding day, everything will be crazy. Well yes, when you invite 1300 people that is probably to be expected. Whatever, Duggars. I’m about out of patience for tonight.

Next week, we have even more pre-wedding build-up because TLC is squeezing every last drop out of this nonsense. See you then!

(Related: 19 Kids And Counting: Michelle’s Wild High School Years And Ben And Jessa’s Wedding Registry Of Horrors)

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