'19 Kids & Counting' Recap: Jessa Duggar Reveals a Dangerous Secret Skill

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This week on 19 Kids & Counting, things got 10 kinds of romantical. Or at least, you know, two kinds of romantical. Engaged couple Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard went on a romantic hike and ate some hummus. That's good and sweet and what have you, but Jessa Duggar's date with Ben Seewald kicked courtship into overdrive when they went to visit a gun range and put their skills to the test. Turns out, Jessa Duggar is borderline assassin-level good with a shotgun! 

Long-time fans of the show might remember that for her 18th birthday, Jessa celebrated with her family at the gun range. I had completely forgotten this and was beyond impressed when she all nonchalantly annihilated her target. She put her boy-toy to shame but remained, in classic Duggar fashion, totally humble and brushed off her success when it came to hitting the target. 


It was beyond sweet how much more willing Jessa was to shine a light on her boyfriend's accomplishments than she was to shine one on her own. You didn't get the feeling that she was hiding her light under a bushel, either. Jessa, like her sisters, clearly feels very comfortable in her own skin. She's even more so when she is with Ben, who really lets her shine. It was wonderful to see her laugh and smile and be so confident showing off her skills and even more wonderful to see Ben be so completely dazzled by her abilities.

That said, I'd be lying if I said my thoughts were all about how sweet they were together as a couple. I also privately wondered what the likelihood was that Jessa was leading a double-life. Could she be some sort of undercover cop? This seems unlikely. Could she be an assassin? This seems even MORE unlikely what with the whole "thou shalt not kill" part of the Bible. This secret skill makes you wonder what other abilities Jessa's got up her sleeve. Can she surf? Use nun-chucks?! 

The gun range for a date is pretty unique. What's the most unique date you've been on?


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