Way back in December of 2017, Derick Dillard was fired from Counting On after directing a transphobic Twitter rant at fellow TLC star Jazz Jennings.
In a surprise move, Derick's wife, Jill Duggar, decided to quit the show in a gesture of solidarity.
On this week's episode, however, fans were surprised to find that Jill made a cameo on the series — albeit a rather brief one.
This development was especially surprising in the wake of Derick's recent comments about the network that made his in-laws famous.
So did all that trash talk pay off? Will Dillard be the next to return to television?
Here's what we know about the situation thus far:
1. The Comeback Kid?
It’s been almost two years since Derick Dillard was fired from Counting On. And by most indications, viewers haven’t missed him much.
2. A Quiet Exit
Viewership numbers have held steady in the weeks years since Derick’s dismissal, and there was no major outcry on social media.
3. The Real Victim
In fact, it seems like the only person who was negatively affected by Derick’s exit from the show was Derick himself. These days, he’s paying the bills as a Grubhub delivery driver.
4. Trimming the Fat
Actually, we suppose the entire Dillard clan was affected by TLC’s personnel decision.
5. Belt-Tightening Time
After all, Jill made the short-sighted decision to quit the show in a misguided gesture of loyalty. As a result her household quickly went from two incomes to zero.
6. Little Income Coming In
These days, Derick is attending law school between his Grubhub shifts, so while their might be a nice salary in his future, it’ll be several years before he gets a hold of that carrot.