1000-lb Sisters: Season 4, Episode 5 Recap: ‘Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread’

This week’s episode is light on drama, but full of feel good moments

Last week’s episode of 1000-lb Sisters covered some pretty big ground: the aftermath of Tammy’s apartment robbery, Amy’s hospital scare, and Tammy finally hitting her goal weight just to name a few. Tammy meeting the weight requirement gives her a lovely “told you so” moment for the nay-sayers, but it’s also just the first step in many that she’ll need to meet to actually have the surgery.

In this week’s episode, ‘Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread’, we find Amy a week before her due date, revisiting her diet in an effort to avoid being taken back to the hospital with indigestion. Amy is struggling to keep up with Gage, and another child being in the picture is a daunting task that looms closer. Amy realizes that if she loses some more weight and is in better shape, she won’t have such a difficult time physically raising her children.

To do this, she aims to make a vegetable garden, enlisting the help of Chris, who’s also on a journey to lose 50 pounds to get skin tightening surgery. Amy plans to plant broccoli, brussel sprouts, cucumbers, lettuce and tomatoes.

At rehab, Tammy is continuing to do whatever it takes to get the surgery, including walking up stairs without a walker. She’s also excited to break the news to Dr. Smith via video call, who is shocked and speechless at the news as Tammy beams. She’s glad that Dr. Smith is proud of her, and she says how she owes her success and her life to him.

Dr. Smith explains the next steps for Tammy, which involves a trip to his office and visit to a cardiologist and pulmonologist and hematologist. Tammy’s body needs to be able to withstand the stress of the surgery, and if that happens, Tammy’s surgery is green-lit. Tammy also faces a challenge before the surgery: getting approval from her therapist, to whom she’s been rude and avoiding the past few weeks.

Tammy continues on happily, excited to share the news with Amy and the rest of the family over a group video call. Amy is relieved to hear the news, and is hopeful Tammy will remain strong and even surpass Amy’s own weight loss, suggesting the show soon be renamed to “Sexy Sisters.”

In the meantime, Amy’s scheduled c-section date draws nearer, and she’s feeling the pain. Chris tempts her to eat some spicy cajun gator for her final meal before the c-section, and she can’t resist, all things considered. They celebrate Amy’s approaching delivery as well as Tammy’s weight loss approval with a church dinner.

Amy also struggles before the delivery about fears of not being a good mother, something that the rest of her family assures her won’t be the case. She heads to the hospital, where she gets prepped for surgery. The family comes together to await news from Amy, where they worry her health problems and comorbidities will make make for a complicated pregnancy.

Luckily, none of that happened, and the baby is born happy and healthy, and he and Amy immediately begin bonding. Speaking to producers, Amy admits she feels her family is now complete.

This week’s episode of 1000-lb Sisters was light on drama but chock-full of feel good moments as both sisters start to reach new milestones in their lives. Before the episode ends, Amy updates that Michael tested positive for COVID in the hospital and has to quarantine. She will leave the hospital the next day to stay with Amanda, and now everyone — including the newborn — are at risk from having been exposed to Michael.

Next week’s episode sees Amy dealing with raising two children alone while apart from Michael while Chris goes horseback riding and Amy confronts her fear of her pre-op recommendations will prevent her from getting her weight loss surgery.

Watch 1000-lb Sisters on TLC and streaming on Discovery+.

Written by Sam

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