It’s that time of the week again: let’s delve into our Kardashians Season 4, Episode 5 recap! The Kardashians is halfway through Season 4 and it’s a whole lot of the same from America’s famous family. Khloe Kardashian’s relationship problems were the crutch that producers, AKA Kris Jenner, fall back on. Kim Kardashian continued to show us how she does it all way better than all of us. And the rest of the sisters, Kylie Jenner aside, are mostly nonfactors.
Episode 5 picked up after a dramatic “to be continued” where Khloe confronted Kris about her cheating past. Kris had some explaining to do, but it only made her stance on Khloe’s situation with Tristan Thompson all the more confusing. Here are five takeaways from the latest episode, “It Takes A Village.”
Khloe confronts Kris
The episode picked right back up at Khloe and Kris’ intense conversation about relationships. Khloe clarified that she asked her mom to explain why she cheated to better understand her baby daddy’s trifling ways. “I think being really young and dumb is something that plays into it because you don’t really understand the consequences of your actions,” Kris said. She did admit that it was her biggest regret in life, especially considering that she and her ex-husband had such a solid friendship.
Kris’s take on cheating when you have a family came down to forgiveness, which is probably easier for the cheater to say. She wanted Khloe to consider the positive aspects of Tristan when considering a future with him, which Khloe has made it pretty clear she didn’t want at the moment. “I fell into a situation where I thought the grass was greener somewhere else and I made a huge mistake,” Kris said. “I just want Khloe to be really careful when she makes these decisions and she has to let somebody go.” Fair, but it seemed icky for Kris to suggest Khloe reconcile yet again after everything Tristan has done to her.
Kim’s soccer journey continues
Kim’s storyline in the latest two episodes might be her most boring yet. I commend her for trying to give the men in the family some attention since it is peculiar how much of a spotlight is put on the daughters. However, I’m so bored watching Kim live a “soccer mom” fantasy and talk about her love for the game. The only reprieve is Saint West’s cuteness.
Kimberly did take a moment for the sports talk to commend the people who have helped her raise her kids, like the nannies and chefs. “It takes a village to raise kids, but at the end of the day, your kids only want you,” Kim said. “I’m still learning how to be a single parent.” Relatable Kimmy strikes again, but let’s please never do two full episodes centered around soccer ever again.
Kendall’s uneventful return
Kendall Jenner hadn’t been seen on the show in a few episodes, which wasn’t necessarily a bad thing considering how boring she is. To make her more palatable, the producers paired her with Scott Disick as a filming partner. The two sort of in-laws talked about remodeling houses, something Kendall apparently wants to pursue, and anxiety. They did a sound bath together where Scott couldn’t sit still or stop talking, so he obviously carried that scene.
“I do have a lot of blessings and I am a really lucky person, but we all have sh*t to a certain degree,” Kendall said about her anxiety. I’m never going to shame someone for being open about mental health because it’s important and doesn’t discriminate. But Kendall’s approach is reminiscent of when she all wanted us to feel bad for her about having acne so we would buy Proactive, which makes me scratch my head.
Kris’s bad mom move
Scott’s back problems only continued to worsen, so he headed to a doctor to get an epidural to hopefully find relief. Kris Jenner put on her mom pants to wake up at 5 a.m. and drive with Scott to his appointment. She made a whole spectacle about being there for her daughter’s ex. “I love Scott so much and I would do anything for him,” Kris said. “He’s like my son.”
Apparently, “anything” doesn’t include sticking around for surgery. Scott had a 15-minute procedure but went under anesthesia, so he couldn’t drive himself home. Kris dipped out of the hospital after he was rolled into the operating room because she apparently had a busy morning. “Maybe I’ll see you over one of the holidays this year,” a drugged-out Scott said to Kris over the phone about her leaving him. Truly, it’s the epitome of Kris Jenner behavior and you have to laugh at it.
Khloe’s attempts to distract herself
Khloe hosted an over-the-top party for True’s 5th birthday and the whole family was there, obviously including Tristan. Khloe was glowing the entire day, immersing herself in her daughter’s world. Tristan was acting a little too couple-like with Khloe at the party, which she shrugged off. Her family, meanwhile, was plotting in the background about how to get Khloe and Tristan back together. “It’s probably really confusing to people,” Khloe said of her dynamic with Tristan. “I think other people want more and I know where I’m comfortable.”
Khloe had a girls night out with Malika Haqq who told her friend straight-up that she needed to get out of a rut. Malika is a loyal friend who always keeps it straight, so it’s no different with the current Khloe and Tristan drama. Smartly, Mailka told her friend to go out to Homegoods and Target, have a girls’ lunch, or get a massage to get out of her head. “You need to do a little bit more for you,” Mailka said. Spoken like a true bestie.
Khloe opened up about the conversation with Kris about cheating and how it affected her. “If someone did what Tristan did to my daughter, I would probably castrate them and smile doing it,” Khloe said. While Kris was trying to push them together, Khloe admitted to her friend that she was not attracted to the father of her kids anymore and couldn’t even imagine kissing him at this point. Malika did make Khloe admit that she’d never say never on reconciliation down the line, but it’s “definitely not now.” If only her family would listen to Khloe’s words loud and clear and stop with the #FreeTristan nonsense, maybe she could actually heal.
The Kardashians airs Thursdays on Hulu.
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