‘Alaskan Bush People’ Recap: Matt’s Injury Not Shown, Fans Rant About Too Many Flashbacks

After an intense and emotional episode last week, Alaskan Bush People fans tuned in last night to get new updates on Ami’s cancer and the rest of the Brown family. Sadly, last night’s episode was a major letdown, and many fans expressed their outrage on social media.

Alaskan Bush People Season 7 Episode 4, entitled “Strength by Numbers,” follows after last week’s revelation that Ami Brown’s sickness is indeed stage 3 lung cancer.

TV Guide’sofficial synopsis reads, “A major diagnosis shakes the Brown family and forces them toward a decision that could reshape their lives. While medical analysis continues for Ami in the lower 48, oldest son Matt attempts to get back to normal as he reunites with Noah in Browntown.”

However, fans were left disappointed after seeing that there was really nothing new with Ami’s “medical analysis.” Instead, most of Wednesday night’s episode was a bunch of old footages from past seasons mixed with a few new scenes.

One of these new scenes was a conversation between Billy and Ami, as they discussed the possibility of closing Browntown down forever. Billy looked distraught as he laments their family’s current situation.

“Are we really doing this?” he asked Ami, who despite her frail body and poor health, seemed to be stronger.


At the time of filming, most of the Brown family members have left Brownton to go to California, where Ami was seeking medical treatment. Billy said that the Alaskan wilderness is the only place where he felt truly at home and free.

“We can’t live where we do belong anymore. I’m trying to act like, you know, everything is cool, but just the thought that, you know, we can’t go back there is kinda getting to me… I’ve never belonged anywhere else and I don’t know how I’m going to live without it.”

Ami was left in tears as the gravity of her family’s situation seemed to fall on her condition. In the end, she can only utter a desperate question, “What else are we gonna do?”

Meanwhile, Matt and Noah are the only Browns to take care of Browntown. Alaskan Bush People showed a clip where the brothers talk about making a puppet that spits fire out of its mouth. There were rumors that this will be the episode when the show will finally air Matt’s freak accident involving explosives. But this scene clearly wasn’t it.

Last month, it was reported that Matt was rushed to the hospital and had to have nine staples in his head. According to rumors, the oldest Brown sibling was toying with an experiment. He apparently put a mason jar filled with gunpowder inside a refrigerator and shot it. The ref exploded, hitting his head and leaving it in a bloody mess.

At the end of the episode, Alaskan Bush People showed a preview of the night when Matt was being rushed into an emergency ambulance. Fans have already seen this teaser before, as it is the same one the reality show aired on its Season 7 premiere.

Despite their concern and prayers for Ami, fans are ranting how they have been robbed of another episode. It can be remembered that Season 7’s pilot episode last June 14 was also full of flashbacks instead of a new season Discovery kept teasing in advance.

“Wishing Ami [and] Matt well and the whole family of course but PLEASE, stop recapping, it’s so annoying!” a fan wrote on Twitter.

“Is Alaskan Bush People just going to be flashback episodes from now on? If that’s the case, I’m pulling the plug,” another tweeted.


Many fans think that the reason Alaskan Bush People does not have new footages is that the reality documentary is nearing its end. Others are saying that because the current season aired almost immediately after Season 6 concluded, the network did not have enough time to film new scenes.

Alaskan Bush People Season 7 airs every Wednesday, 9 p.m. on Discovery.

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