The season 21 premiere of Little People, Big World happened last night, and it was so great to see the Roloff family back on our screens. But in true realty TV fashion, there was a bit of drama.
As a quick reminder, season 20 ended with Amy getting engaged and buying a new house, her and Matt struggling to come to a mutual decision about Roloff Farms, and Tori and Zach welcoming baby Lilah to their growing family. Season 21 picked up right where we left off, and boy, was it good.
In case you missed the premiere, here are the big revelations that you need to know about before watching any further:
Matt wants to buy Amy out of the pumpkin business.
We know that the main house where all the Roloff kids grew up is located on the north side of the farm, which is also where a lot of main pumpkin season activities take place. That's the side that Amy and Matt still co-own together (Matt bought Amy out of the south side). Matt revealed that buying Amy out of the north side would also mean buying her out the business she's built with him over the last 20 years. "You can't sell the business and the land separately," Matt told Amy. "There's no pumpkin business without the land, and there's no land without the pumpkin business."
Things intensified later on in the episode when Matt told Amy that she would be selling "any memory of 20 years ago." Amy, understandably, got emotional over their conversation, and admitted to the camera that she feels she lacks confidence when dealing with her ex-husband. "I do not feel strong or tough, or [have] the confidence that I always thought I had dealing with Matt. And I think that's happened for so many years, and yeah, he intimates me, and he intimidates me very easily, or I allow him to do that," she said.
Amy and Chris are planning to move in together, and that's major.
Now that the two are engaged, it's time for Chris and Amy to take the next step by living together. Of course, it's a little stressful as Amy will be adjusting to living in a new house, and Chris has never lived with another person. "We need to make sure we're giving each other a little bit of grace and understanding during those first few months as we both make adjustments," Amy told Chris.
Matt eventually decides not to purchase the farm.
Matt notes that the offer he gave Amy to take over the north side of the farm had specific contingents and deadlines, and Amy was unable to meet them. "I've decided not to live in limbo," Matt said. Amy reveals later on that she gave a counteroffer, but Matt pulled the deal because of the timing.
Zach is, understandably, a little frustrated with his parents.
And he isn't the only one. Throughout the episode, Zach makes it clear that both of his parents aren't handling the situation to the best of their abilities. At the end though, he admits that he and his twin brother Jeremy "don't have time" for their parents' excuses. "Both my mom and dad need to figure out how they're going about things because if we all kind of worked a little bit more together, it would just create a better atmosphere for everybody. But we don't, and s--t hits the fan, and it's like, duh ... and that's when I get trigged, when I don't feel like everybody is doing things in the best interest of the family," he told the cameras.
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