Tuesday, September 24, 9:00 PM, An Emotional Goodbye

The Duggars knew that eventually one of their 19 children would move away and that bittersweet milestone has arrived: it's time for the Duggar family to say goodbye to Josh & Anna.

30 minutes

22 comments:

seriously? said...

And it's time viewers say "goodbye! good riddance!" To aLL the Duggars.

Willow said...

I thought they already did that ?

Sharla said...

That's what I thought so I double checked the episode description.

hello said...

I guess Jim Boob and Michelle will know how Anna's parents felt when she moved to Arkansas after marrying Josh to join the Duggar circus.

Rudy Tecat said...

So, then, JB and the rest of the Duggar Circus Parade finally reach DC with all of Josh & Anna's stuff?

Nancy said...

Geez louise, Josh seems to go home almost every weekend for yard sales, football games, food...

It's like he never left!

Colleen said...

I think Josh and Anna are going to thrive being on their own. They won't be part of the JB and M Duggar train and can form their own family dynamic.
In the early episodes when J and A were first married and even with their first baby, they seemed to be playing house and playing adulthood. It was cute and fun because they had their family for help.

Ty's Mom said...

Could Michelle have been any more awkward when she was holding Marcus? She was holding him so far away from her body. I felt bad for Josh when he was tearing up saying bye to his parents and was reaching out to them and he got a side hug. He needed reassurance from his family, not " have a nice life".

And did Michelle call Anna a "daughter-in-love"??

stephanie said...

Michelle said Josh and Anna spent 3 nights in the RV, one night was at the Bates, the 2nd night was at their new house at 10 pm, so they spent a 3rd night at the new house in the rv or did they spend a 3rd night before they reached the Bates? I think they spent 2 nights at the new house. What selfish jerks. "Serve others" is suppose to be their motto?

Judy said...

I absolutely love Anna. She had that baby and immediately had to move her kids across the country and didn't blink an eye. No complaining, just, here we go! After I had each of my kids, I was not nearly do functional so quickly!

Anonymous said...

I think the night before they left Arkansas was spent in the RV as all their belongings were in the moving trucks.

Anonymous said...

I think it was pretty insensitive of JimBob to spend extra time with the Bates Clan when Jimbob knew Josh could have been anxious about getting settled in a new home and starting a new job. Did Anna say they are renting the house they are living in now? Did anyone catch that Josh said commute time into his job would be a half and hour or more when later on in the show when they went to the National Mall to ride the Carousel it was on the show that the Mall was only 10 minutes from their house. Just wondering how this would work out. I am not familiar with DC but isn't the National Mall right in the heart of DC Capitol area?
As for the goodbye scene I wonder if Anna was thinking to herself Amen they are finally leaving us alone. Jimbob and Michelle didn't look at all please that their pup was leaving the next and tried to dissuade Josh and Anna that they would have more help living in Arkansas than elsewhere. In the meantime Anna's Father was very positive and told the couple to go for it it was a great opportunity. He and Annas mom seemed quite excited about the change of address. Maybe they have observed how clingy and enabling the Duggar Parents are with their children.

Ellie said...

I think the first night was spent on the RV while travelling, before they got to the Bates'. The second night was in the RV while at the Bates'. The third night was at their house, but still in the RV because the rest of the family were still at the Bates' for a second night. They couldn't actually sleep in the house because the truck had all their beds and things.

zebracrossing said...

I would have been so overwhelmed if that many people had come into my little house to pack and load... I would have had a few of the older ones do this along with a plan to put things I would need immediately on the motorhome. Chaos. But I am sure everyone had to be in the scene...you know...for the t.v. audience to 'enjoy'.

Buck said...

I'm sure it was emotional for Jim Bob and Michelle. I'd be crying too if my son was going off to work for a certified hate group to perpetrate lies and denigrate an entire class of people.

hello said...

That was funny! I am waiting for the day when one of the kids will get tired of being controlled and break free.

Nina said...

Why would a large family (most of whom are adults) prone to motion sickness celebrates a 25th birthday by going on a carousel ride?

The side hugs of goodbye looked super awkward -- sort of how I would greet my boyfriend's relatives that I barely know, not for saying goodbye to a son & daughter-in-love.

Ashley said...

I'm pretty sure they said it was ten miles, not ten minutes. Ten miles could easily be an hour of travel in the DC area. Honestly, I was surprised that they are only 10 minutes outside of the heart of DC. Josh could bike that to work!! ;)

I mostly listened to the episode rather than watching it, so I missed the side hugs, but I actually thought it was really sweet. I know my family didn't care that much when I moved away with my husband and kid. It was sweet too that the older girls stayed up late to decorate their living room. That would have taken Anna a long time with three little ones to look after.

Willow said...

Apparently, the helpers from the Bates family were gone before the carousel ride event. Does anyone know if the Webster family lives anywhere near D.C.? Seems like I remember that they did. I am wondering if they could have gone over to see the Websters (maybe Alyssa came with them)? I saw Lawson but didn't really notice who else might have come. I think I saw Tori but not sure about Alyssa. In spite of everything else, I did enjoy seeing Michael and Makynzie enjoying their new house. So cute. I was exhausted just watching the last 2 shows. Whew.

Dar said...

IMHO opinion, Michelle is very cold. She was awkward holding Marcus and so detached from the little girl sitting beside her, trying to get attention. Poor little Jordyn!. I am not a fan of JimBob, but the only parent who gives this little girl any time is her father. It is almost as if Michelle does not see these children. Her detachment is unbelievable. Is it any wonder the older girls rolled their eyes when the subject of a Duggar farm came up. They are probably sick and tired with all the work. What a waste! Grown men and women trailing around behind little children visiting a farm yet again.

Leigh Ann said...

I just saw the first few minutes of this, before the credits. Michael is getting so big. I wouldn't have even recognized him! Josh did look irritated that the family hadn't left yet. While he knows they never get out the door on time it's still annoying and he may be ready to put all that past him. I hope they do well in D.C.

No Flip Flops for Me said...

I think Anna and Josh's kids are cuties. Its to bad that Michelle acts so distant with them and with her own little girls. Guess when she turns them over to their "sister-moms" at a very young age she thinks her job is done and on to try and make another "blessing" and same ole same ole. Churn them out and hand them over to the older daughters, I would run so fast away from DuggarLand if i were one of the elder daughters. They do all the work, all the child care or most of it. Poor Grandma is she still stuck in the laundry room i bet so. Michelle was married before she was 18 and yet Jimboob has to be the deciding factor in letting or allowing or whatever his daughters to date..and then it HAS to be something that turns into marriage? Control Issues...i feel sorry for these grown young ladies. Michelle and Jimbob ought to take care of the little ones. Oh heck this is just same ole same ole. Nothing will change for them. RUN DUGGAR GIRLS RUN !!!!!!