If you watched last night’s episode of Counting On, then you witnessed a scene you’ve likely watched play out several times before.
Yes, it was time for yet another nervous dude to ask Jim Bob Duggar for permission to marry one of his daughters.
This time, the stammering contestant was none other than Austin Forsyth, who recently married Joy-Anna Duggar in one of those famously lavish weddings her family is known for.
That’s right – we know how the whole thing played out before the episode even began, but that didn’t stop producers from drawing the scene out for maximum dramatic tension.
“Joy is 19, so she’s the youngest one of all of us girls so far to be in a courtship — and now on the edge of an engagement,” said Jessa Duggar in a cut-away confessional.
“I think it’s sort of young, but she’s very mature for her age and they’ve known each other for a long time. So I think she and Austin are ready for this next step whenever it comes about.”
Oh, no, does that mean Jim Bob might say no?!
Oh, wait, we already know he says yes.
“It’s a good thing you stopped by today, because I’ve been wanting to talk to you about something,” Austin says, while standing in a house that he flipped for sale on the open market, because that’s a totally normal job for a 22-year-old to have.
“Well, you know this is my fifth house and [I have a] commitment with my dad about selling it before I can get married,” he added.
“I really know that the Lord has brought Joy and I’s path together, and I’ve seen him working firsthand — I wanted to ask for your blessing for her hand in marriage.”
He went on to say:
“All this carpentry reminds me of your daughter, and I really think the time has come for me to nail her.”
Okay, we might’ve made that last part up.
Watch the full clip below, and as always, you can watch Counting On online to get caught up on all the goings-on within the Duggar clan.