Anna gets in trouble and faces “severe consequences” this evening on the “7 Little Johnsons” season finale, according to the Xfinity synopsis for tonight’s episode. Anna was given just two simple rules to follow at their annual little people conference, but apparently has a hard time following them.
As the season wraps up this evening with a two hour-long special, fans are left wondering what exactly the episode has in store for them. The show’s Twitter feed posted a picture earlier with the hashtag #bigannouncement and #bigdecisions, leaving viewers in suspense as to what’s going to happen. Do the big decisions involve Anna? Why is she in trouble? How does the rest of the family feel about what she did to get in trouble?
Warning: Spoilers ahead. Proceed at your own risk.
Lo and behold, Anna was in trouble for breaking one of the two rules set down by her father – she went into a man’s hotel room while on vacation with her family. Although it isn’t known what exactly happened in the hotel room, she reportedly made “really wrong choices,” according to her parents.
Some viewers speculated that she was drinking, doing drugs or having sex, but others believe she was in trouble simply for going in the room, which was against the rules. She was also burping on camera, which many viewers commenting on Twitter feel is “disgusting and immature.”
For those who aren’t familiar with the show, “7 Little Johnstons,” follows the largest known family of little people in the world. All seven Johnstons have Achondroplasia Dwarfism, a genetic condition that affects their size. Parents Trent and Amber have five children – Jonah and Elizabeth, their biological children, and three adopted children, Alex from South Korea, Emma from China and tonight’s troublemaker Anna, who hails from Russia.
This season has been packed full of plenty of ups and downs for the Johnstons and their children, including moving into their new home (which Amber and Trent were less than impressed with, due to a plethora of issues that needed fixing), Elizabeth’s heartbreaking split with boyfriend James, and Jonah’s graduation from high school.
For a quick recap of last week’s episode, Amber and Trent’s celebrated their 20th anniversary and the two decided to take a day off from parenting to relax together. The happy couple spend the night at a bed and breakfast, but before heading out to their romantic getaway, Amber and Trent put Anna in charge of the house while they are away. The couple later takes the whole family to a Bavarian-style village over the weekend, where they have an enjoyable family weekend.
The episode takes a look at their relationship over the years, and gives viewers some background on their love story. Amber and Trent met 20 years ago through “Little People,” an organization that brings together people with dwarfism. In a previous interview, the couple mentioned that there was an instant attraction between them when they first met.
Amber also reveals that Trent was her first relationship, and that she knew he was “the one” when they met. “Trent was my first relationship, we soon became best friends and we knew we’d get married,” Amber recalled.
The couple tied the knot in November, 1998, celebrating their love with 300 of their closest family and friends. Five months later, Amber announced that she was pregnant with her first child.
Jumping back to tonight’s episode: Many fans of the show were upset with the episode, and feel that Anna is treated unfairly more often than not. One user wrote that she feels the show focuses too much on Anna, and that she seems to be acting out because she is “crying out for attention.” Others feel that her parents blame her for everything.
Other viewers defended her actions, claiming what she did was perfectly normal teenage behavior and she didn’t really do anything wrong.
“She is perfectly normal,” one user wrote. “As a teenager she really has not done too much wrong. Don’t you remember being a teenager? It’s part of growing up. You have to sometimes make your own mistakes. Right of passage. She will do well in life.”
Anna recently went through a spinal-fusion surgery, but has been taking on more responsibility throughout this season since her recovery, including helping her parents with the younger kids and more household activities.
You can catch up on the earlier episodes of “7 Little Johnstons” here, if you have a TLC subscription. What do you think about what Anna did? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!