In a dramatic season 5 premiere of TLC’s Welcome to Plathville, Ethan Plath finds himself at the center of a family feud. After returning from a summer in Europe with his wife Olivia, the couple hoped for a fresh start, but tensions escalate as they discover more family problems.
Ethan’s sister Moriah, who used to be Olivia’s best friend, moves out of their shared home in Tampa during their absence. This move comes after a series of conflicts between Olivia and the Plath family, including accusations of credit card misuse and strained relations with Ethan’s mother, Kim.
The situation worsens when Moriah, along with her siblings Micah, Lydia, and Isaac, posts a public statement defending their mother and criticizing Olivia. Ethan expresses his disappointment with Moriah’s actions, highlighting the complexity of the family dynamics.
People writes that Moriah explains her reasons for leaving, stating that it was the best choice for her. She acknowledges the likelihood of strained relations with Ethan due to her decision.
Ethan returns home and is surprised to find Moriah gone, leaving only a note behind. He describes his frustration and confusion about the situation, especially given his parents’ ongoing divorce.
Olivia, on the other hand, faces isolation from the Plath siblings, despite her attempts to reconcile. She feels she is continually criticized, no matter what she does.
As tensions rise, Ethan finds himself “caught in the middle” between his wife and the rest of his family, with no easy resolution in sight.
Stay tuned for more updates as Welcome to Plathville continues to unfold the dramatic family saga.