8:35pm – Monday, August 20 on ABC2
On tonight’s final episode of Dawn Porter: Extreme Wife, Dawn’s out to explore the world of Mormon polygamists. Would she be happy sharing her husband with other women? And just how does a polygamist family function.
But before she can immerse herself in their world, she is grilled by a group of senior wives from a well-known polygamist community – Centennial Park, to see if they will allow her to join a family.
Naturally they are protective of their lifestyle, but at the same time they are proud and they agree to let Dawn experience how they live. She gets the okay to spend time with a family of three wives and some 20 children, but the men of the community refuse to appear on camera. By talking to the wives at Centennial Park, Dawn tries to understand why these women are happy sharing a husband between them and just what, in the end, they get out of it.
To get the male perspective on polygamy, Dawn visits a man living like an outlaw in poverty in the Arizona desert with his two wives and looking for wife number three. This lifestyle takes a toll on the women and children and Dawn uncovers the sacrifices people make for this extreme way they live and love.