Monday, February 13, 9:00 PM, All About Jinger (Episode 18)

Jinger packs for her move to Texas, which includes a surprise gift from her family. She, Jeremy, and Jed drive to her future home in Laredo. As they anticipate her big move, the siblings take a trip down memory lane remembering Jinger through the years. (episode 15)

60 minutes 

Ratings:  998K viewers and a .31 rating.

51 comments:

Aunt Bea said...

Um, Did Jinger pass away? "Remembering Jinger through the years"? Are they serious? This was ridiculous with the others, now with Jinger? She isn't dead, folks, she's hopefully being REBORN to a more normal mainstream HAPPY life. She can wear pants and have a glass of wine and won't suffer the ramifications of her parents. The Vuolos don't think these things are sinful. Another wasted episode with old footage.

Julie said...

I can just imagine the surprise gift....A jar of pickles? The closely guarded family's secret recipe for Tater Tot Casserole....the yellow cardigan.

And I betcha the whole family actually traipsed down there with her. We might not see it in the script, though. Remember the vacation with Anna and Josh where they claimed it ws just them....yet, we saw pictures of Jana who was there to help.

Opie said...

I do not want to watch anything about Jinger. She is brain dead from all of that cult Kool-Aid.

Trish said...

Statistically is it possible that out of 19 children not one goes their own way?

Deb Hughes said...

Stick a pen in my eye

lisa mcgingess said...

did they not do this on already? need t find something new to talk about.

Bird said...

Maybe the surprise gift is a baby mobile, isnt that what Anna made for one of the sisters? It is interesting there is nothing in the tabloids about them. Maybe Jeremy did take her away and made her realize what she could have now, out in the real world...

Fed Up said...

Didn't they just recently do "Jinger's place in the family?" How much more can they do??

Me Again said...

The gift is probably the car they were talking about getting her.

Pam said...

I have wondered the same thing. How is it possible to brainwash every single child? The Lord created us with all different temperaments and personalities. How has one not stood up and said,"Screw you. I'm leaving."

Anna has a sibling who left the cult.

The Roloff family is not in a cult, but Jacob has gone his own way.

A couple of the Jeub kids have left as well, however, I don't think their family is as heavily indoctrinated.

Maybe it will be Josie or Spud or Izzy.

Annie said...

re:Trish: I have been wondering that very thing myself. With SO many kids and SO many personalities (and I get that those personalities are sucked out of existence at an early age) but still...

Is it possible that they will ALL do just as they are ordered or are supposed to do? What if one (or more-hey people, it happens) of them were secretly homosexual? I know that JB and Michelle would never admit nor "allow" that because it's not in their schema, but what would that child do?

I just cannot wrap my head around the fact that none of them have JOBS. Honest to goodness jobs. Don't they have any dignity? Doesn't it sit wrong with the spouses that their husbands don't work to support their little families nor that none of them have an education of really any kind? It's baffling. I can kind of understand Jana. I would probably stay at home too just to keep out of any messy, arranged, lazy and uneducated situation that would go on for the rest of her life. At least where she is, she can sleep alone and it's a known situation. An arranged "courtship/marriage" with a Godly man that daddy picked out would be quite unknown indeed. And as things are now she will not be pregnant every year until she is 45. No wonder she plays the piano so much. I would too.

It would be fascinating to hear what goes on without the cameras rolling. Oh, BTW, where are Josharoo and Anna living these days?

To the comment earlier that when the show dries up and the cameras turn off, maybe the younger kids can live a normal life and make something of it--that will never happen. Why would things be different for them? The younger ones have even said that they have lived more privileged than the older ones by being able to eat out and go visit sites. Parents need to guide children to make something of their lives. Kids don't normally do it on their own. If the Duggar kids can't even go to the mall without an "accountability partner", how will they go out on their own?

Bird said...

I don't think any of the girls question the job thing, they have never shown Jimbob at work or going to work, so he has some buildings he rents out, isnt real estate in that area pretty cheap? Just sad those kids cant experience what both Jb and Michelle did as kids,spend babysitting money at the mall on clothes or even a tiger beat magazine. I doubt any of them has ever gotten a brand new outfit or a new pair of shoes, besides for the wedding... Why cant someone go in and check those kids, there have been so many red flags, a welfare check is needed...

Meme said...

Deprogramming is like learning math - you don't get it til you get it.

Josh rebelled, he just did it on the sly. No one really knows what he thinks or believes anymore. But he definitely broke away. His marriage seems unhappy, as does Jill's. The jury's still out on Jinger's. That leaves Jessa and Ben. Um...does Ben count?

Carole Lee said...

None of the 3 first married Duggar couples are successful, happy families. They are dependent, jobless, pushing out babies as quickly as possible fools. Jimboob and Michelle did poor jobs raising Josh, Jessa & Jill. Anna is a dreary sex slave to Josh and the girls are clueless, not even knowing how to cook or clean. We can only hope Jeremy is for real and will make a mature, free woman out of Jinger and not succumb to the Duggar begging and stupidity. Hope he lets Jinger have the safety and dignity of giving birth in a hospital.

Wondering in NC said...

The jury is still out on Jinger escaping. Will Jeremy let her be normal? Will JimBoob try to run their lives? How soon will there be a 'calling' to form a church back in Arkansas near the family compound? Will Ma Vuolo step in and save her new DIL? Will there be a constant turn of Duggar kidults staying on the queen bed in the office/guest room? Maybe J&A with their 4 kiddos? The questions never end...

Jinger's surprise said...

I believe the gift will be a car. After all, the boys that went to the car auction said Jinger was going to need a car so they went to buy her one. Everything was all set for them to purchase a car, until they found a boat they fell in love with. What could they do, after all they are the MEN of the family, even though they are younger than Jinger & used the excuse that there wasn't a car good enough for her at the auction. Lucky they found the boat, or it would have been a wasted trip.

Gen said...

From what I saw, during courting Jeremy kept his views on pants and alcohol fairly quiet. Maybe he was trying to avoid JB pulling the plug. If that's the case, I would have just LOVED to see JB's face when he heard that Jeremy had said that skirts shouldn't be mandatory. That would have been a crazy fun thing to see...

Heart in Florida said...

IMO, the "test" for Jeremy will be if there is suddenly a church for him in NW Arkansas. If he goes, he's sold out and isn't any different than Derick or Ben. If he stays in Laredo or goes elsewhere away from NW Arkansas, even perhaps nearer to HIS family, then he's his own man and is really not wanting to be part of the Duggar circus and financial support institution. I personally think Jinger would be better off closer to HIS family. She will be encouraged and allowed to grow and try some new things without fear of her family's negative reaction. We'll wait and see.

Trish said...

Just imagining reading "Oh the Places You'll Go" by Dr Seuss to a Duggar. The talk in our family has always been on what are your gifts and how will you use them?

But for them it must center on what will you do that keeps JimBob as the center, the head, the big Kahuna. Live your life but do it as a minor satellite in my all powerful orbit.

Bird said...

Im hopeful Jeremy is the real deal. Not sure about him hiding his true feelings, pants etc...I wonder if he saw all the free jinger posts and decided to be the one to set her free?

Susie said...

Jinger is not going to change very much. It will be Jeremy that becomes Duggarized.

Meme said...

I agree with Susie that Jinger won't be changing. I've watched her around Jeremy's family and although her words are warm her demeanor is cold. She will not accept frontal hugs, even from the grandparents. She's as much a Duggar as Jessa or Jill.

Like Heart in Florida said, Jeremy's test will happen soon. Will he stay (in Laredo) or will he go to Arkansas? That will tell us all we need to know about Jeremy IMO. Either way I don't look for Jinger to start buying pantsuits. She's too indoctrinated, a Duggar through and through.

Aunt Bea said...

I bet if Jeremy said to Jinger that he's like to see her in a pantsuit, she's be cornering the market on them....you know, whatever "Baaaaabbbbeee" likes. Look at the train on her wedding dress.

Aunt Bea said...

Most of the Duggar children are emotionally stunted in showing affection towards one another, how can they show warmth and appropriate affection with extended family or in-laws? They can't. I agree Jinger's words are warm and her demeanor IS cold. You got it right Meme.
I think the Vuolos will have a challenge in understanding Jinger and how she related (or doesn't) relate to them. They'll be warm and inviting to her and get a blank, but polite stare back.

Anne G said...

Jinger definitely is indoctrinated. I've seen the photos where she is gazing at Jeremy with the required "adoring look". I wonder if he's annoyed with that yet!

life of their own.. said...

I also think we will be seeing Jinger wearing pantsuits in the future. We already seen the shorter skirt and heels on their honeymoon. I am sure Jeremy gave his permission first! She did look nice though!! Also, I bet Jinger will eventually get a cute hair style such as the Bob. When she was trying on those wedding dresses it looked like her hair had been cut and boy did it look cute!! She would totally rock the Bob. It would look classy on her. Go ahead Jeremy,grant her permission to do these things. It must be okay in your eyes, as your mother has a very classy style. Jing would look like a totally fashion diva.

Aunt Bea said...

GIVE Jinger permission to wear pants and cut her hair? What is she, a 10 year old? These grown women have no identity of their own and are treated as children AND property of their fathers and husbands..and I am a pretty conservative thinking person. This family is out of reality.

Janice wallace said...

I couldn't even watch this episode,it was so boring. Why are they still on?

life of their own.. said...

I agree Aunt Bea, I was being sarcastic.
Maybe Jeremy will clarify to us that he identifies Jinger as her own person and how ridiculous it is if she feels she needs to obtain permission from him in regards to those things because she was brainwashed into that type of thinking.

Jess said...

What does the rating mean when you post the numbers....like "a .31 rating"? Thanks.

Sharla said...

"Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent."

Stupid said...

Sharla,
Call me stupid but ummm..I don't understand what that means. Is a .31 good?

Agree with Ann Landers said...



The way the Duggars wrap themselves around each other, once they are married is disgusting. Jim Bob dry-humping her and each of them with their kissing. (I still see poor, pathetically clueless Jill and Derick eating and kissing after they take a bite. YUK!)


May 4, 1982 Ann Landers made a comment about trashy PDA behavior saying that it is not proof of love. The public display of poor taste, lack of dignity and solid evidence that they have no respect for each other or the sensitivity of those around them.

Sharla said...

When it comes to the ratings, it's all about that particular network at a point in time. Overall, TV live viewing has been dropping rapidly. At this point on TLC, I think it's still an acceptable rating. Not great but not bad either. Three or four years ago, it would have been cancellation worthy.

The main four networks have sunk now to where their cut off is in the range of a .7! Even two years ago, that would have been unthinkable.

A quick search for TLC shows their average prime time viewership is around 820K which even this episode exceeded.

Wednesday said...

I personally find Ginger very boring. I was watching this epi on YouTube, and actually forgot that I was watching it while I was reading my email.

Anonymous said...

I think the longer Ginger is away from the Dugger's the better Jeremy has to deprogram her. There is no way he married her without seeing some possibility of her coming around to a more modern way of thinking. Jeremy is going to have his wine with dinner, beer watching football and birth control when he feels he is at his limit emotionally and financially. I don't think he is that foolish to marry a Dugger just to get a church on TV.

Dusty said...

I feel Jeremy has his plans for the tv church to bring in the $$$$. Jinger is not special. There are so many girls he could have good times with drinking and watching ball games. Why choose an uptight little girl with no experience and totally brainwashed?? The man has his plans.

Unknown said...

Or he just wants exactly what he is getting: an obedient wife who will do anything he wants

Wednesday said...

In my opinion, Jeremy, Derrick and Ben did not marry a Duggar girl to rescue her, de-program her, or to one up Jim Bob. These boys, yes boys, are not heroes or characters on a tv show. They are contrived boy-men who married into a family to achieve fame or fortune.

Vilente said...

Wednesday.....perfectly said but I feel, teenager at the time, Ben was chosen to keep Jessa pure as Jimbob thought bossy Jessa might go astray. Now she's barefoot, pregnant or nursing all the time, securely put in her place as a breeder without the option of being a free woman. She does spout off like a know it all and Ben caught that trait from her but they are fed & kept in granny's house by Jimbob so he doesn't care if they say something stupid on social media once in a while. He is in control!!

Barbara N. said...

Jeremy & Derrick definitely married a Duggar dummy so they would not have to work. Look at Dillard now, a begger. Any day now, Jeremy will be told by God to ask for money for a new Arkansas church. Open your wallets, remaining Duggar fans!!

Rebecca said...

Think Joy is getting married off because Jimbob does not trust that bossy girl so she's been pretty much sold to the guy with the campground. Good publicity for campground and he gets a new daughter in law slave out of the deal.

Aimee said...

Did anyone else hear Jinger talk about the guest room at her new place? She said she was going to put a lock on it and not take it off for a few months. The girls were laughing but I think maybe she was serious. I hope that she was able to hold to that and that she and JerBabe were able to spend some real time getting to know each other away from TLC camera and the Duggars.

Spurs said...

Agree with Wednesday. These son-in-laws saw an easy way to fame. The age difference and emotional age difference between Jinger and Jeremy makes it difficult to watch them together.

Ruby said...

Wednesday, I agree with you that Jinger is boring. She has been shut up in that compound her entire life and has been taught to be afraid of everything outside her immediate friend and family group and, of course, the film crew. What a bizarre and unfortunate circumstance.

Jen Trudeau said...

We need to get Joy a Tiger Beat magazine STAT!

Stephanie said...

Yes Wednesday. If they wanted to marry my daughter any of them would fail my questionnaire. I'm sure it's different than Jimbobs but it would include, education, current salary, salary potential, health insurance.

paisley said...

While living at home the girls did what Daddy said and now that Jill and Jessa are married they seem to boss their husbands. At least now they are getting to wear the pants of the family.

Aunt Bea said...

paisley: here's another contradiction from the Duggar family. Isn't it supposed to be the HUSBAND who dictates to the wife what's what in their home? That's what they preach....passing "off" the daughters from the father to the new husband...They need to explain ALOT and don't.

Willow said...

Aunt Bea - Duggars always get to be boss - unwritten rule. It even trumps Gothard. ha. They are just so entertaining aren't they? :)

roddma said...

Little late here, but I think the questionnaires are stupid. It's a double standard. They are legal adults, who should be finding out things through private conversation. Note the future DIL doesn't get grilled by Michelle.