In real time, Matt Brown has checked into rehab. That is a brave and smart decision. On television, the Browns have other concerns.
Alaskan Bush People Season 8 has scarcely begun … but it is almost over. This season ends on Sunday.
But we have the season finale promo trailer for you, promising danger, medical news, and a wedding.
The official Twitter account for Discovery's Alaskan Bush People tweeted this promo for the season finale.
"We're not ready to say goodbye," the tweet laments.
No one is — like we said, we're only a few episodes into the season.
"Join us for the season finale," the tweet invites fans and followers. "Sunday at 9p on Discovery and Discovery GO."
Time passes so quickly these days.
Within the promo trailer itself, the family faces a new menace as they battle the elements in Washington.
"We've had floods," Gabe lists.
Gabe continues, saying: "We've had road issues."
"And now," he laments. "Fire."
"The fire seems very serious," viewers hear.
"I've never seen that much smoke," Bird confesses.
Those of us who have been around massive wildfires can attest — it's a unique experience. And it is not a fun one.
Bird explains: "The fires are just that close."
Watching the trailer, fans can see that for themselves.
We just hope that Ami Brown was in California. That much smoke is not good for a lung cancer patient.
Speaking of Ami, the finale shows her return from her checkup.
"How'd it go?" the family asks.
"We finally got the results in," Billy begins.
His voice sounds a little uneasy. Whether it's genuine emotion or played up for the cameras (or both) is difficult to say.
"Everything is, uh …" Billy continues.
Naturally, this is a teaser trailer., so his words cut off there.
Fans do not get to hear those results until they watch the episode.
That said, Ami's cancer was reportedly in remission as of last July.
We expect that they'll deliver good news after the show plays up the tension.
Ami's health is not the only (hopefully) good news to which viewers will be treated.
"And a new Brown joins the family," one of the trailer's internal cards teases.
We know, of course, that Noah Brown married Rhain Alisha back in August.
At the time, we had hoped that viewers would get to see this special occasion. Clearly, they will.
Additionally, that card's phrasing — referring to Rhain as another Brown — is further confirmation that Rhain will take Noah's last name.
Hopefully, that will lay those nastily persistent fan rumors to rest.
Not every family, even on reality television, has to be consumed by feuding just because that is more entertaining to viewers.
We look forward to the finale — and to even more of the Brown family.