‘Welcome to Plathville’ Season 4: Fans Search for Clues in New TLC Photos

Fans of TLC‘s hit series Welcome to Plathville are already searching for clues regarding the series’ new episodes. The show’s fourth season will continue to explore the lives of the Plath family as they continue to struggle with the many personal changes that tore their clan apart in season 3. What will season 4 bring for the Plath family? Fans think they already have a good idea after looking at a series of new photos shared by TLC.

The cast of TLC's Welcome to Plathville
The Plath Family | TLC

Just picking up the Plath’s story? Here’s what you’ve missed so far

The story of the Plath family began in rural Georgia. The clan, headed by Kim and Barry Plath, have nine children and raised them in the country on an expansive piece of property. Homeschooled since childhood, the Plath children relied on each other for friendship. The Plath parents regulated the books they read and their exposure to the modern world.

Oldest son Ethan married Olivia, who was also raised in an ultra-conservative Christian household. However, she stepped back from many aspects of their faith, a point that raised the eyebrows of the Plath parents.

After Ethan and Olivia married, Kim and Barry believed the couple negatively influenced the remainder of their children, including daughter Moriah. Olivia and Ethan bought a home that put a distance between them and the controlling Plaths. However, it wouldn’t be far enough.

In season 2, the family continued to be split as Barry and Kim disapprove of what they believe is Olivia’s negative influence over their son and daughter. Ethan confronted his parents over what he thought was their mistreatment of his wife. This altercation prompted a near fistfight between father and son. Micah explored a career in modeling, and Lydia prayed for her family to reunite.

As the third season of Welcome to Plathville ended, Ethan and Olivia prepared to move to Tampa to put even more distance between them and the Plaths. Moriah and her boyfriend joined them. Micah continued to work on his modeling career and moved to LA to start a new life. Lydia began having feelings for a special young man and chose to spend more time with her sister and brother.

Eagle-eyed fans found what they believe are several clues in TLC’s ‘Welcome to Plathville’ season 4 photographs

In a series of six photographs shared on Instagram, fans of the TLC series observed what they believe are significant changes for the Plath’s as season 4 approaches.

“Look at the distance between Kim and Barry. Screams divorce,” wrote one follower.

“I feel that Lydia will not get along with her parents this season,” claimed a second viewer.

“Wonder what happened to Moriah’s boyfriend Max; they must have split. Also, I think Lydia might have a boyfriend now and move with them. Or did the parents split up? Look at them in the photo. They don’t look happy,” deduced a third Instagram follower.,

“Honestly. My favorite part of this show is Barry and Kim. Because YELLING AT THEM THROUGH THE TV IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY DAY!!!!” quipped a fourth viewer.

When does ‘Welcome to Plathville’ return to TLC for season 4?

A teaser trailer for the fourth season of “Welcome to Plathville,” which airs on TLC.

Season 4 of TLC’s Welcome to Plathville debuts on May 17, 2022.

According to a TLC press release, distance doesn’t take away the past hurts of the Plath children.

Ethan, Olivia, and Moriah are in Tampa, far from the family drama but making it on their own in a new city is not all fun and games. 

Micah is stretching his wings in LA and finding new friends and room to grow.

Kim and Barry have five of their nine kids still living in their house, but life is no longer as conservative as it once was.  Kim is questioning their lifestyle and her choices overall, and some unexpected alliances and friendships occur.

The 2022 season will feature a dozen episodes of the reality television drama.

Welcome to Plathville airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST on TLC.

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