Thursday, June 1, 2017

Recap: 'Summer of Love"


Bringing Up Bates Season 6 Premiere "Summer of Love"
  • Erin takes Carlin, Tori, and Katie out to ice cream to catch up.
  • Kelly gives an updates on the relationships. Tori and Bobby are courting and growing closer to each other. Carlin and Evan are not yet courting, but things could be heading that way soon.
  • “Josie’s just a year behind Carlin,” says the mom of 19. It won’t be long before she’s trying to set her eyes on some fella. You better get your shotgun ready, Dad.”
  • According to Erin, her brothers are picky when it comes to choosing girls. Nathan has been away at flight school, and he says he is still single but has female friends who may be prospects.  “I’m kind of scared he’s going to bring a wife back in that plane one day,” jokes Lawson.
  • “Lawson, I think…he needs to wait like five or six more years,” says Erin. “He’ll be 29. That’s a good age. I think that’s good for him.”
  • “I am really 100% focused on my music…but that could change any time…” responds Lawson.
  • Trace is in college and is planning to attend Bible classes for one year, but he is still single. 
  • Erin and Chad make a big announcement. They are having twins…twin goats! They purchase twin miniature goats for Carson to play with. 
  • The Bates head to Clayton, North Carolina, for a wedding that no one saw coming. Kelly’s mom, Betty Jo (known as Meema), is getting married to a man named Tom! “This the happiest that I have seen Meema in, probably, I don’t even know how many years,” says Kelly.
  • Kelly’s parents divorced when she was young, and Meema remarried, but her husband passed away.
  • “I think it’s good to know that, at any age, no matter how old you are, you can still find love,” says Erin.
  • Tori and Bobby will be singing "Red River Valley," a love song duet. They decide on the song at the rehearsal.
  • On the day of the wedding, Meema is stunning in her glitzy blue dress. “It’s fun for me to see her that happy, especially knowing all the sorrow that she’s been through recently,” says Kelly. She and her sisters pray over their mom.
  • Meema is smiling as she walks down the aisle. “It tickled us all when Meema kind of jumped the moment and kissed him before time, but it was just cute, you know, you want to see a couple in love,” says Kelly.
  • When they are pronounced husband and wife, Tom and Betty Jo's kiss is long and affectionate. "I think it was so cute," says Kelly. "You want to see them a little bit frisky. That lets you know there's some affection." Gil laughs and says, "No problem there!"
  • “I don’t think I can ever remember seeing my grandmother that happy,” says Erin.

28 comments:

  1. Do you have a picture of Kelly's dad? She must look like her dad as I didn't see much of Kelly in her mom.

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    1. This post has a photo of Kelly's dad:

      http://www.batesfamilyblog.com/2017/03/the-callaham-family.html

      Lily and Ellie

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  2. Aw, I haven't seen the episode yet, but that's so sweet about Kelly's mom getting married!

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  3. Now I want a couple of mini goats, too!

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  4. Are any of the boyfriends/husbands of the Bates girls related to each other? From the few pics I've seen, they look like they could be. :)

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    1. None of them are related.

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  5. Married in blue your loves ever true (so goes the old poem). So nice to see an older couple find love and walk down the aisle. Congrats from Ireland!!

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  6. I still haven't watch season 5 yet. Still have to caught up yet.

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  7. Ellie couldn't get the post to work. Keep saying wrong number.

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  8. Kelly's mother kissed her fiance' before being pronounced husband and wife? Don't the Bates believe that this is wrong to do? They hold their own children to such unnatural purity standards; how was this 'ok' for them to witness their grandmother kissing a man who was not yet her husband? Doesn't it make them feel a bit foolish to hold to these beliefs? Thank you for allowing me to ask these obvious questions.

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    1. No, it doesn't make them feel foolish at all. They have their own standards that they choose to live by. They don't impose them on other people.

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    2. Kelly's mother is not a Bates.

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    3. No, they do not believe it is wrong to do. Gil and Kelly believe it is a good choice to draw the line far back from what is wrong. They teach their children what are the positive benefits of making that choice. They encourage their adult children to make that choice. They don't tell other adults what to do.

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    4. She has been married twice and divorced! That's different than being a young (maybe even still teenager) and abstaining from physical affection before marriage.

      Personally, I could not feel like I am going to marry this guy tomorrow and just do a side hug. I would go full front hug if I'm engaged but not kiss.
      Its personal. The bates parents didn't do this. I think Zach and Whitney kissed before marriage(?) But I believe it's a personal choice. I think they've made that clear too.

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    5. Zach and Whitney kissed before marriage.

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    6. If one of the kids decided that their personal courtship and/or engagement rule would be they can kiss and go without a chaperone, would that be allowed?

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  10. I seen a lot of pictures of Nathan & Ashley surfing on the web where they still spend a lot of time together. He mentioned that they were going to be friends & talk as much as possible, but it must be hard to move on when he spends a lot of time with the ex-girlfriend.

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  11. Very enjoyable episode! Congrats to the newly Weds!

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  12. Are UP tv going to put season 6 episodes on their website does anyone know? Thanks.

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  13. What is the Bates children elected to kiss before marriage and continued that practice during their 'courting"? I know Zach and Whit kissed before marriage, but I believe it was only 'once due to temptation and confessed this to his parents. That's not the same thing as allowing their children to make those decisions for themselves. I'm sure it was met with a lot of guilt on their parts. Nothing wrong with experiencing what it's like to be 'close' to someone you might marry. What if you don't like the way they kiss and you're already stuck married to them? It could very well happen, or it has happened already.

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  14. Watching the Summer of Love episode. Erin said Lawson needs to wait 5-6 years and wants to focus on his music right now. That is great. I do think Lawson and the girl he sings with from the Voice, can't think of her name right now, would make a good couple. Both sing well together, and seems to complement each other well and even look good together too.

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  15. Erin could be my Matchmaker. I am 27, with a child which is a red flag to guys but I'm still looking.

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    1. God bless you, Denise. I pray you find a wonderful man to cherish both you and your child.

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    2. Thank you very much for that. It's not easy but I have faith God will bring the right man. It's not in my timing, it's his.

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    3. Sending you and your darling child love and a big hug. You'll find the right man for both of you I'm sure.xoxo from Indiana.

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  16. What is the name of the song playing when meema is walking down the isle?

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  17. Carlin's DRESS at the wedding! Do you have any idea where she found it? Thanks so much if you do!

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