November 12, 2012 04:30 AM by Melissa Stavarski
Immediately following the season finale of Breaking Amish, TLC aired part one of the reunion special, Breaking Amish: The Shunning Truth. Will our burning questions surrounding Sabrina, Abe, Rebecca, Jeremiah, and Kate‘s lives and TLC‘s deceptions finally be answered?
Hosted by Access Hollywood’s Michelle Beadle, the reunion special begins with a simple question: How has life changed for you guys since the show? Sabrina says, “Everything changed. People know who we are now and that’s stressful.” Rebecca says people are too judgmental.
Michelle asks the group to describe their immediate thoughts about New York City. While Rebecca says she wanted to return home and Abe says it was a culture shock, Jeremiah says he wasn’t fazed. Jeremiah adds, “I love challenges. I’ll try anything once.” Sabrina says it was awful, adding “If I would have had a gun, I would have shot myself.”
The topic of first impressions comes up. Jeremiah says, “I’d rather not say.” Cue the first impressions montage! On the tape, we see Jeremiah referring to Abe as a “very weird, weak Amish kid.” Abe admits, “I thought Jeremiah was a cocky little shit when I first saw him.” The tape also show Rebecca talking down on Kate, saying “Everybody bragged her out. Where’s this gorgeous, outrageously beautiful person?” Looking for a reaction, Michelle asks Kate how that made her feel. Kate acts indifferent and simply says, “I was kind of disappointed.”
Just in case we’re starting to feel any sympathy for Kate, TLC rolls the tape of Kate and Sabrina making fun of Rebecca’s dentures. Rebecca admits, “When I first saw it [on TV], I was flipping mad.” Kate giggles and blames Rebecca for her mean girl acts. She says, “Rebecca acted like a bitch at first. So, if she wants to act like that to us, we’re going to laugh at her.” Sabrina says she only made fun of Rebecca because she was mean first. Rebecca blames her meanness on trust issues. She explains, “I don’t make friends easily. Unless they prove to me that they actually care about me, I’m not going to be the nicest person.”
Michelle changes the subject to alcohol. Rebecca says, “They were always getting drunk… not socially drinking. It was annoying. It wasn’t even funny.” Kate claims she didn’t want to drink in New York… but she fell victim to peer pressure from Jeremiah and Sabrina. Talking about Kate’s drinking leads them to Crazy Kate and Crazy Kate’s mood swings. Kate insists they all had their fair share of mood swings. Jeremiah insinuates that Kate’s mood swings took a toll on everyone.
Late in the season, Sabrina accused Kate of drugging her, flip cam-ing her in the middle of the night, and calling her a scary monster, which led to Sabrina and Jeremiah rearranging the sleeping arrangements. Kate doesn’t remember the exchange and there’s no video footage from TLC… now Sabrina wonders if it could have been just a nightmare. Some believe Jeremiah and Sabrina made up the entire story to justify changing the bedrooms. Jeremiah says, “People can believe what they want to believe. Getting her out of the room was just me looking out for Sabrina.”
Kate shares, “That was the hardest part of being up in New York. I loved Sabrina, and I thought we were friends. To get thrown out of my room like that… it was unexpected.” Rebecca says that Kate’s post-bedroom switch meltdown got to her the most. Jeremiah says it didn’t bother him in the least, because it was just a “normal thing we went through every time Kate got upset.”
At this point, Abe walks off the stage. Is he upset about something that was said? When he returns, we learn he just had to use the bathroom. Of course, Jeremiah never misses the opportunity to say something stupid, “Abe went to drain the main vein.”
Moving on, we learn more about Jeremiah and Sabrina’s hook ups in New York. Jeremiah boasts, “If the world wants to know, we did it and enjoyed it.” Sabrina adds, “And I made him stop.” Michelle looks confused and asks, “What do you mean you made him stop?”
TMI ALERT: Sabrina explains, “I was drunk both times. We were both trashed and started messing around. He sticks it in, and I was like, No! … I made him take it out … I don’t consider that actually doing it.”
Part one of the reunion ends with family / shunning updates. Rebecca says she talks to her family about once a month. Abe tells us how much it meant to him when his mom came to talk to him in New York, but, sadly, it got her shunned. She’s “supposed to be behaving” to regain the Bishop’s trust, so Abe doesn’t talk to her too often. Kate admits to “check ins” with her family… Jeremiah says the same about his sisters. Sabrina reveals nothing with, “I’ll talk to anyone, but it’s their choice if they talk to me.”
Next time on Breaking Amish: The Shunning Truth, Michelle wants to know who the father of Rebecca’s baby is and Jeremiah appears to have a lot to say about the viewers failing to do their “freaking homework.”
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