‘Sister Wives’: Meri Brown Strokes Kody’s Ego in New Online Message?

Sister Wives star Meri Brown seemed to throw a bone to Kody Brown in a recent online post with a quote about the makings of a great man. References made within this inspirational quote seems to speak to a Sister Wives scene. A scene that fans witnessed during the season premiere.

Kody appeared in the hot seat on the show, as he sat at the head of the Sister Wives table. It looked as if the wives held his hand to the fire regarding the move. They focused on the undesired outcome so far since landing in Flagstaff. The ladies appeared far from being happy campers. So where is Meri going with her latest bit of Sister Wives intrigue?

Sister Wives: Meri Brown Errs On The Side of Kody Brown?

Meri Brown posted a quote but it sounds more like a message. The Sister Wives matriarch quotes Theodore Roosevelt who describes how a man doesn’t have to succeed just to be considered someone great. That man can also be great even when experiencing failure because he was brave enough to try.

It’s not known who Meri Brown had in mind when she shares this with her Sister Wives followers. But this post seems to reflect on a scene that played out on the premiere of Sister Wives’ new season Sunday night.

Kody Brown mentioned how he felt the blame coming from his wives over the move not going as he planned. Fans were privy to the Sister Wives women mentioning this to the camera as well.

Kody almost looked defeated and from his explanation on their family finances, you can see why. He said the Sister Wives family is very close to financial ruin unless they could sell their Vegas homes soon.

This discussion seemed to prompt the Sister Wives patriarch to throw the thought of failure into the mix. He explained that even if the Flagstaff move is a failure, they will regroup and survive… together.

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Kody Brown Possibly Led Family Into Failure?

Kody made concessions and plans in case this move possibly becomes a failure. But this caused a storm of comments online. People blame Kody for uprooting his family only to possibly face financial ruin.

This Flagstaff move created unhappy wives, which fans witnessed in the season premiere. It also looks as if there’s more of this to come before things get better for the Sister Wives.

As usual, Meri Brown didn’t mention who she had in mind when posting another one of what fans now call her cryptic messages. The quote from Theodore Roosevelt describes greatness coming with both success and failure.

So did Meri Brown have Kody Brown in mind when sharing this? Especially since it seems to fit with what the premiere episode offered?

It sounds like Meri might see her shared-husband as the brave pioneer. She may also see the leader of the Sister Wives tribe as a man who is great even in failure, if only because he was brave enough to follow his dream.

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Sister Wives: Different Song For Meri or TLC?

Meri Brown seemed to embark on a campaign of independence for months online. Then when the new Sister Wives season previews came out, it looked as if Meri was close to severing ties with Kody Brown.

But now it looks like that tide has changed and maybe Meri adopted a new motto – if you can’t beat them, join them. More than likely nothing changed for Meri Brown at all. She’s probably gone along with the family the entire time. The culprit is probably TLC, showing clips a bit out of context.

TLC highlighted clips that had Meri and Kody in counseling. The couple looked doomed. They also showed Meri seemingly angry and leaving the family to move back to Vegas alone. But she wasn’t angry at the family. Although it looked that way in the previews.

Did Smoke and Mirrors Amp Up Drama?

TLC reported that Meri Brown’s neighbors drove her out of the home. Then the previews showed Meri talking about the neighbors not wanting her there.

But unlike it appeared in the preview clips, a unified decision was made by all five of the Sister Wives spouses. They decided that Meri would move and occupy her Vegas home until a new Flagstaff rental was found. She didn’t leave in a huff and she returns to a new rental home in Flagstaff later in the season.

So did Meri change her tune on Kody Brown or did she stand by him all along? It could be TLC presented clips with the smoke and mirrors of editing that gave the illusion she turned away from her shared-husband.

Now that these scenes play out in their entire length, the outcome is almost the opposite at times from what was seen on the previews. The behaviors also look very different than what TLC seemed to suggest in those edited clips.

These tiny snippets of scenes looked enticing to the fans. They reeled the viewers back to the new season of Sister Wives. Without offering some type of drama the viewers might not show up.

TLC rolls out a new episode of Sister Wives on Sunday nights as Season 14 gets underway.

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