Sister Wives, TLC's hit reality series, provides viewers with an intimate look into Kody Brown and his four wives Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn as they navigate a polygamous relationship while raising 18 children. The show delves deep into real-life family dynamics while creating an undeniable gravitas, garnering dedicated fans for depicting Kody and his wives' unwavering love. But this reality TV show also exposes some of life's toughest challenges including loss and grief in a multi-wife household setting.
On Sunday's episode, Meri Brown is forced to inform her sisters of Adam Brown's passing due to cancer - something which came as a shock for all involved. Meri reflects that Adam had been "one of the best brothers ever."
Kody Brown and Christine come face-to-face for another outdoor meeting with his wives Christine and Janelle. While initially discussing upcoming holidays, their conversation quickly turns to the current state of their marriage and how Kody controls both of their lives - in particular forbidding physical contact between himself and his wives.
Meri was driving to the hospital when she received the heartbreaking news that Bonnie Ahlstrom had passed away, prompting Meri to reflect upon how influential and encouraging Bonnie had been to all members of her family despite some difficulties between siblings. According to Sister Wives star Meri, Bonnie Ahlstrom encouraged family members to work on reconciling fractured relationships within their immediate circle and uniting as one as she died.