I watched last night. How sad for those young people escaping the cult! I feel pretty negatively about polygamy; still, I agree with the Browns' comments that there's no fair comparison between their family and how Kolleen and the others were raised. And all the Browns, adults and youth alike, did a great job of handling the attitudes and preconceived notions thrown at them in that episode. One thing that really struck me, near the end, was how intense the reactions were to seeing their girls in those "fundi" dresses and hairstyles.
About Meri and her house - do any of you think she's playing a villian role, with some coaxing from the crew (like they do on the Real Housewives shows) to add some spice to their story lines? I want to believe that's the case, that she's not that adamant about wet bars and pocket doors and such in real life, considering their situation. But may be wishful thinking on my part.