The Plath Family Returns with More Drama Than Ever
“Welcome to Plathville” fans, mark your calendars for Tuesday night! The renowned TLC reality show is back with its fifth season, and things have taken a seismic shift. Barry and Kim Plath’s marriage has come to an end. And if whispers are to be believed, Ethan and Olivia might be headed down the same path.
Micah and Moriah’s Grievances
A teaser for the September 5 episode, shared by People Magazine, provides a window into the deep-seated familial conflicts. Micah Plath doesn’t hold back when discussing his sister-in-law, Olivia. “Honestly, she’s always hated the way we grew up,” he asserts. Micah’s sentiments hint at the influence Olivia might have on Ethan, suggesting that Ethan has been absorbing Olivia’s criticisms.
Barry Plath, with a tone of conviction, responds, “You know what it’s called? It’s called brainwashing.”
Moriah’s Take on Olivia
In a heartfelt confession to the camera, Moriah opens up about the growing chasm between her and Olivia. Once best friends, their relationship now seems strained. “Olivia has said a bunch of things about my parents for years, and it’s only gotten worse,” Moriah reveals. She feels the time has come to correct certain falsehoods and is driven to set the record straight.
The discord isn’t fresh. More than a year ago, Moriah and her siblings publicly announced their commitment to unity, stating, “We as a family have decided to not be divided anymore.” They emphasized their family’s bond of love and respect. Though Olivia wasn’t named directly, the underlying tensions were evident.
The Pivotal Memorial Incident
The family dynamics took a sharp turn during a July 2022 episode. The Plaths came together to commemorate Joshua Plath, their infant brother who tragically passed away in 2008. Details of this emotional gathering remain shrouded in secrecy. Yet, Olivia’s own acknowledgment of creating a disturbance during this somber occasion adds another layer to the family’s intricate relationships.
Moriah, deeply impacted by the event and its fallout, admitted reaching a “breaking point.” She said, “I am so done. I am so over it. I’m just tired of fragile relationships.”
Moriah’s Plea for Truth and Understanding
Moriah, while acknowledging everyone’s right to their own beliefs and emotions, strongly condemns spreading falsehoods. In the upcoming premiere, she retorts to Olivia’s claim about Kim’s alleged misdeed, emphasizing, “That makes me so mad…But I will not tolerate lies being told.”
For Moriah, it’s vital that individuals respect diverse viewpoints without attempting to influence an entire family or the world. Barry aligns with Moriah, criticizing Olivia’s actions as “relationally destructive.”
With tensions escalating, the Plath family’s dynamics seem more complicated than ever. As Moriah poignantly concludes, “And that’s why I choose not to have a relationship with her anymore.”