Jep and Jessica: Growing the Dynasty
The CallAired on Jan 20, 2016
Jep and Jess discover they are eligible to adopt a newborn baby boy, but they have to wait five days for the birth mother’s decision to become final. Over the course of the five days we follow them as they prepare for the baby’s arrival. They get some advice from Willie and Korie, Jess visits Kay for some of Jep’s old mementos, and Jep and Phil paint a nursery for the baby, with the help of River. On the fifth day, they get the call that the baby is officially theirs and they leave to go pick him up. We end this episode on a cliff hang…
The HomecomingAired on Jan 20, 2016
The family picks up baby Jules from the hospital and has to make an emergency stop at the drug store on the way home for baby items. Back home, all of our favorite Duck Dynasty cast members stop by the house to meet the new baby. The episode culminates with Jep and Jess’ family members and friends arriving at their house for a baby blessing ceremony of Jules performed by Alan and Phil.
The CircumbrationAired on Jan 27, 2016
It’s time for Jules’ circumcision appointment, and Jep and Jess must have a conversation with their kids about what that entails. The family goes to the hospital for the procedure, which Jep and Jess use as an opportunity to film video diary footage, however, Jep quickly gets grossed out and leaves. The next day, Jess’s friends throw her a baby shower while Jep decides to have a “circumbration” party with his male friends, celebrating Jules’ circumcision.
The FamilyversaryAired on Jan 27, 2016
Jules comes down with a severe diaper rash, which causes Jessica to forget that she and Jep’s 14th wedding anniversary is the next day. It’s been a while since Jep and Jess had some alone time, so Jep plans a big night of surprises for Jess which includes a party bus, dinner out, and an overnight trip to Shreveport. However, Jess is nervous about leaving baby Jules home with a babysitter for the first time, which causes her to change her mind about the whole thing. Jess promises Jep some “alone time” at home, which causes them to cancel their Shreveport plans and go home to see the kids instead.
The First TeenagerAired on Feb 03, 2016
It’s Lily’s birthday, and she informs her parents hat she’d like to have an ’80s themed party to celebrate. Jep and Jess are excited to help her plan it, although they’re both a little sad about how fast their oldest daughter is growing up. Jep and his friends decide to dress up as ’80s breakdancers for the party and take a hip-hop dance class so they can learn some authentic moves. Meanwhile, Jess and her friends teach the girls how to make acid washed jeans and apply the perfect 1980’s hair and makeup for the party.
The Walk for GusAired on Feb 10, 2016
Jep worries he’s put on weight since Jules arrived so he sets out to get back into his “ninja” workout regimen with his friend Dan. This creates an issue with Jep’s friend Nicky who had plans with Jep to play videogames. Jep and Nicky get into a debate about the merits of working out vs. being “country strong” and decide to settle their dispute with a series of workout and strength competitions. Meanwhile, Jess takes her friend Emily to the adoption office to help her sign up for foster care. They learn about an upcoming walkathon benefitting the foster care program, so Jess and her friends sign up, and the whole family ends up participating.
The PunishmentAired on Feb 17, 2016
Jep and Jess are considering getting a new treehouse for the kids. However, the plans are put on hold when the kids are caught making a mess in the kitchen using Jep’s new blender that they were warned not to play with. The fate of the treehouse now rests on the completion of the kids sentencing: a day of work at Uncle Si’s house.
The Boy's First HuntAired on Mar 02, 2016
When Lily goes through her first breakup, Jessica wants to console her with a girls day out to help her get her mind off her troubles. Meanwhile, when Jep finds River the subject of his sisters’ dress-up game, he decides it’s time to take him on his first duck hunt along with Godwin and Martin. Together, the family helps Lily get through her heartbreak and helps River embrace a new love with duck hunting.
The New PetAired on Mar 02, 2016
When Jep and Jess go into their yard to get some eggs, they discover their chickens have been killed by a hawk. Jess takes Miss Kay with her to buy some replacement chickens while Jep takes the kids to work to help them get their minds off the dead chickens that were like pets to them. While Jess and Miss Kay are shopping for chickens, Jess decides to surprise the kids and Jep with a new pet that will help them get over the death of the chickens, unbeknownst to Jep. Meanwhile, while Jep is entertaining the kids at the warehouse, they accidentally set off the security alarm, stranding themselves outside with a baby, a dirty diaper, and no diaper bag.
The GlamperAired on Mar 09, 2016
Jep and Jess are going on their annual, adults-only camping trip with their friends while Uncle Si babysits the kids. Jess and her friends decide to rent a fancy camper so they can “glamp” in style, but Jep and his friends want to rough it in a tent. When cold weather swoops in, Jep and his friends begin to question their decision to “rough it.” Back at home, the kids are unfazed as they watch a scary movie. Si laments how today’s kids are desensitized and takes the kids to a haunted barn, set to prove he can scare them the old fashioned way.
The MeetingAired on Mar 09, 2016
Jep is tasked with getting all of the kids to their dentist appointments while Jess is in Little Rock, pitching her jewelry line at Dillard’s. When Jules’ babysitter plans fall through, Jess is forced to bring him along to her business meeting. Meanwhile, even though Jessica warned against it, Jep takes the kids out for some fun before their dentist appointments, sure that he can fit everything into the day. However, when Jep encounters some unexpected delays, things take a turn for the worse.
The Field TripAired on Aug 17, 2016
Jep and Jessica homeschool their children but it’s Jep who might get sent to the principal’s office when a field trip goes awry.
Flipping BlindAired on Aug 24, 2016
Jep and Jessica attempt to flip a house for the first time but run into trouble when Jep tries doing the work himself.