“Return to Amish” returns to TLC Sunday night April 30 beginning at 8/7c for a limited run. There are more setbacks and successes in the lives of Mary, Abe, Rebecca, Sabrina, Jeremiah and Carmela. Their stories will be told over six two-hour episodes.
Acclimatizing to life outside the Amish community has its ups and downs, but what has hit home for the group is the constancy of adversity. It hasn’t gotten any easier, making it all about survival skills if they have committed to a new way of life.
When we last left them, Jeremiah and Carmela ultimately got married, despite old wounds that need to heal–Carmela still believes she carries a “curse” on her life after leaving her cult-upbringing. Mary returned to Punxsutawney and Chester; Sabrina announced that, not only had she gotten custody of Oakley once again, but she was pregnant with another child. Kate chose her academic obligations over Jeremiah’s wedding. And, the others started turning against her.
Season four continues the stories, including the situation with Sabrina’s pregnancy. The custody battle began again – bad timing, right? Mary finds re-entry isn’t as smooth as she hoped when an elder denied her access to her own father’s funeral. It stirs in Mary a need to branch out and try some activities she resisted. We’ll find out how husband Chester deals with that decision.
Against Abe’s wishes, Rebecca seeks to get her GED in an effort to become a more independent woman, sparking tension between the two. Check out the sneak peek below with a look at how Rebecca broke and news to Abe.
Newlyweds Jeremiah and Carmela find themselves struggling with their marriage as they try to move cross-country and start their own family. With Abe and Rebecca refusing to speak with Sabrina, and Jeremiah and Carmela already at odds in the first year of marriage, the group is as splintered as ever. Now Mary is taking it upon herself to bring everyone back together as the strong family they once were.
“Return to Amish” is produced by Hot Snakes Media for TLC
“Return to Amish” airs its season four premiere, Sunday night April 30, beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT Image/video credit: TLC, used with permission