The teasers promised lots of screaming and even some violence as Khloe finally processes the betrayal of Tristan Thompson and Jordyn Woods in the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” season finale, and boy did it deliver.
Knowing that she needed to work through these emotions, Kourtney and Kim invited Khloe and Malika for a girls’ weekend, which wound up going viral when it happened due to video Kim shot of them singing in the car on their way to their Palm Springs vacation.
Even though she took it down after five minutes, the damage was done and it started an unlikely trajectory for Khloe and her family in the sordid saga. Of course, we all watched it play out as it was happening, like Khloe tweeting angry reactions to Jordyn’s “Red Table Talk” appearance before finally making a more reasoned clarification.
Now, we get to peek behind the curtain to what was going on in everyone’s lives around those social media moments as Khloe’s dirty laundry was aired perhaps even more publicly than the last time Tristan majorly cheated on her when she was nine months pregnant. And just like then, it was both enlightening, disconcerting and upsetting to go through again.
As expected, the scandal — which saw Tristan allegedly making out with Kylie’s BFF Jordyn Woods at a house party — impacted not just Khloe but also Kylie and the rest of the family. It just hit too close to home to have any lesser of an impact as Kylie had been a close family friend for years and years.
Kylie & Jordyn
Once again, Jordyn did not make an appearance in the episode, nor did we hear anyone directly talk to her, but Kylie reported on interactions she had with her former BFF. And poor Kylie was stuck right in the middle of an impossible situation.
“She knows she put me in an uncomfortable position. We’re not, like, really talking.. … She’s probably the closest to me on this planet. … I’m in a really weird position because I care so much about my family; I also care about Jordyn.”
When Kris Jenner asked her about Jordyn’s living situation, as she’d been living with Kylie for awhile now, Kylie admitted what a precarious position she was in with Jordyn.
“I just feel like she’s going through a personal journey that I’m obviously not supportive of,” she said. “I don’t know how we are going to mend our relationship if she doesn’t figure it out with Khloe. I’m just like, ‘What were you thinking?’ She f–ked up.”
Khlo Money Unleashed
It took a little boozing and a little push from friend Kimora Lee over the phone, but Khloe finally unleashed her angry side, airing it all out during her spa weekend with the girls. That must have been a little jarring to be getting a massage in one room while Khloe is unleashing her fury in the other.
“F–k these hoes,” Khloe declared. “Everyone told me how aggressive and crazy I am? I am. I’m going to go back to the old Khloe … For True I don’t want to act like that, but also for True I want people to be afraid. You want Khlo Money to come back? Guess what, Khlo Money’s coming back!
They even called Kris to give her a heads up that K.M had been unleashed upon the world, with Khloe shouting to a stunned Kris over the phone that she had been betrayed by “Kylie’s best f–king friend who sat on a golden f–king s–tting throne. Like, this s–t is so f–king wack that these bitches think they can go ahead and f–k our men. Mom, they’re going to try to f–k your man in a second.”
It was Kylie who proved the voice of reason to help the sisters rein Khlo Money in by asking them to take the high road after seeing those aforementioned Snapchat videos that Kim deleted — but the Internet saved anyway.
“I just feel like we’re bigger than this, we’re better than this,” she told Kim the next morning. “And I feel like if you want to call her or yell at her or do whatever you want, or let’s all talk in person. I just feel like the singing and the internet stuff; it’s just not okay.”
She then shared that she had seen Jordyn the night before and “she’s just obviously really going through it,” saying that no one really deserves to be so publicly dragged through the mud.
Throughout the episode, we got report of Tristan just barraging Khloe with phone calls and text messages, none of which she was taking. The closest she got was a video chat with Savas Oguz, who was upstairs at Tristan’s house.
After dropping by when Tristan suggested he was suicidal last week, Savas told Khloe he came over again because his friend was acting odd. “Girl, the guy’s telling me some weird shit, like he’s so lonely and this and that, so I came,” he said. “I’ve never seen him like this in my life.”
But he was speaking with Khlo Money by this point, and she was having none of it, especially after he said, “He still says, like, he does not remember anything. Well, what he actually said he didn’t kiss her.”
And thus the stage was set for that infamous “Liar!” scream E! has been using to basically promote the entire season, but especially this final episode. “They both admitted it to me, both of them!” Khloe screamed. “That f–king asshole! Don’t f–king lie to me about f–king lying!”
Her reckless angry escalated throughout the night to where she was oddly talking out her frustrations in a drunkenly humorous way on Kourtney, who saw both the good and the bad in what was going down.
“Khloe’s drunk and emotional and I’m happy for her to get these feelings out, but I’m also a little bit scared for my life,” Kourtney said of her little sister tossing her around. “She could literally snap my neck off.”
Even when she had calmed down later, though, Khloe said of Tristan, “There is no amount of phone calls or apology text messages that is ever going to repair Tristan and my relationship.” That trust has been broken, rebuilt (maybe) and shattered beyond repair.
The Red Table Turns
The next big shock came when they found out Jordyn was appearing on Jada Pinkett Smith’s “Red Table Talk” Facebook series. Especially as Jada is good friends with Kris, so why didn’t she put a stop to it. Kris said she texted Jada about it the morning of, but never heard back, but none of that was relevant to Khloe, who called out her mom for trying too hard to please too many people.
“Don’t back down because these people have no f–king loyalty to you,” Khloe told Kris. “We are your f–king tribe. And we will always love you and rock with you and do whatever. You don’t have to tell me twice, I got your back. I’ll do whatever the f–k you want me to do. But sometimes I wish I felt the same from you. I think you have the best intentions. You could be a f–king badass bitch to people.”
More than that, though, she couldn’t believe Jordyn was “doing press” while she’d still yet to apologize to Khloe. “The fact that she’s not at all of our doorsteps. You know my mother, you know my sisters,” Khloe said. “I talked to you about the first time Tristan cheated on me. I confided in you. Like, my world got destroyed while Jordyn is doing press interviews about it? Who the f–k do you think you are?”
She went on to ask rhetorically, “She can’t call me to apologize? Not one time. She never called me one time after the Tuesday she admitted what she did. But you can go and do a sit-down interview? That blows my mind.
In a family meeting, Scott Disick suggested the very real possibility that Jordyn was just too scared to talk to Khloe. “You guys are some of the most powerful people in the world,” he said.
To this, Khloe shot back, “She should have been more scared to ever touch my man and she wasn’t. She was too f–king comfortable.”
But perhaps the most shocking thing for Khloe came after she made the impulsive decision to livetweet Jordyn’s “RTT” appearance, refuting her claims and even going so far as to seemingly blame Jordyn for the breakup of her relationship. And just like that, the tables turned and Khloe found herself in the crosshairs as Jordyn looked sympathetic and she was suddenly the bully.
“I just have no idea how all of this flipped like that. Like, I reacted out of emotion and I never should have tweeted,” Khloe admitted. “But Jordyn made a point to say in her interview, ‘By the way, I’m not the reason they broke up.’ And I was just reiterating you are part of the reason.”
“You’re not the sole reason, of course not,” Khloe continued. “But regardless, she and Tristan still violated me. And in all of this, I’m now getting death threats, threatening my child, like the craziest things. … I didn’t choose to make this public.”
After speaking with Kim about the unexpected turn of events, Khloe did send out a series of tweets, clarifying her stance and stating emphatically that Jordyn did not end her relationship.
Not Just a TV Show
One of the threads running through the episode was how controlled Khloe felt, and how she just couldn’t process this level of hurt under the auspices of being a responsible reality TV star. “Kim and mom have calmed me down so much in my life. This is not who we are, you’re going to ruin our name,” she said early in the hour. “And I wish you guys would let me go back to who I used to be.”
In a confessional she said, “Everyone’s so concerned about their image and how they’re perceived and blah-blah-blah and their brands,” she said. “Shut the f–k up! Who gives a f–k about a brand, this is my life. Who gives a f–k about our image anymore. It has to stop.”
And even though she knows what she signs up for by agreeing to be part of the “KUWTK” empire, Khloe nevertheless hopes people realize that this is more than just a television show. “It’s my real life. No one would ever fake this,” she said. “I get we’re entertainment, but we’re still human. Sometimes I think the world forgets just to be kind and that we’re all going through something. And maybe just be a little more understanding because it f–king sucks.”
“I’m not just a TV show,” she said at another point with tears in her eyes. “Like, this is my life and it breaks my soul and it’s happened so many times.”
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