In the Season 5 premiere, the Browns meet with a potential investor for their jewelry line; Christine's daughter Mykelti brings a boyfriend home; and Meri's revelation could ruin her relationship with another sister wife.
Meri goes to Utah to reunite with a childhood friend. Meanwhile, Janelle's weight-loss journey continues; and the Browns' attempt to secure investors for their jewelry business could be doomed due to one wife's mistake.
Janelle sees a therapist to discuss a sensitive matter involving her and one of the other wives. Meanwhile, Mykelti and Madison prepare to graduate from high school; and Dayton has surgery to repair an eyelid damaged in an ATV accident.
The Browns take a road trip to meet another polygamist family, but they also take time to check on Christine's mother, who's thinking of moving to Las Vegas, and visit their old home in Utah. Meanwhile, Kody upsets one of the wives.
Two anthropology students from the University of Las Vegas move in with the Browns to study their polygamist lifestyle. Meanwhile, Madison is confronted about her decision to join a non-polygamist religion; and two of the teen boys get in a fight, but have conflicting stories about what happened.