On Keeping Up with the Kardashians Season 13 Episode 13, Caitlyn Jenner's memoir threatened to divide an already fractured family.
Even by their standards, this installment caused major tension inside the typically tight-knit family, and it's not at all hard to see why.
After reading her former stepfather's book, The Secrets of My Life, Kim Kardashian went on a media tour of her own. In-house, anyway.
Approaching different family members and slamming the memoir, Kim went off on the book to anyone in her family who would listen.
It made for good theater, we'll give her that.
Caitlyn was the star of the episode, though she'll be seen only briefly if you watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians online this week.
The former Olympian met up with daughter Kendall Jenner (and Jay Leno) to talk cars in a brief segment, before s--t got really ... real.
Kim met up with Cait to ask for a copy, at which point Cait said of Kris, “I’ll always love her. … We’ll always have 23 years of our lives.”
That said, “I have to be honest.”
Kim wasn't buying it, at least in terms of the facts of the memoir actually being honest. Especially as they pertained to her mom, Kris.
For instance, Caitlyn claimed being in the closet led her to struggle with the responsibilities of being a parent. Kim was pissed, saying:
“Grow up and say, ‘I didn’t call my kids.’”
Of the gold medalist’s cultural relevance, Kim asserted that she is much more famous now thanks to Kris and the Kardashians’ influence.
“Honey, no one knew who you were for [decades]. We brought you more life. You know, the show’s not called Keeping up With the Jenners.”
Wow. "Honey?" Really?
Kim, to her sisters, continued her rant against the book, saying, “Why do you wanna be part of the family if you’re just gonna talk s--t?”
Kourtney then chimed in, calling the whole charade “pathetic” and asking Kris to weigh in, at which point the Momager defended herself.
Of Cait's claims that Kris hoarded cash, she said, “[Caitlyn] never paid a bill from 1972 [on] ... You’re talking about me hoarding money?"
"We didn’t even have it.”
As for the most hotly-debated issues in the whole book - whether Kris knew Caitlyn was trans from day one - Kris told her side of that too.
“I said to Cait, ‘You were married before. How did you and your last wife break up?" Jenner said, recalling that time a quarter century ago.
"Cait could have told me the story that she writes about in the book which is, ‘Gee, Linda [Thompson] got so angry and nasty.'"
Adds Kris, "'Cait had to tell her about her gender dysphoria.' Why wouldn’t you just have told me what happened with Linda."
"So at least I could make my own decision if I wanted to get married to someone who really wanted to be a woman.”
Kim Kardashian, increasingly upset, said, “She literally started three families with three people and f--ked everyone over.”
“Cait just has no decency toward my mom whatsoever," lamented the 36-year-old. "I don’t think my mom has to try anymore.”
Kris then visited Kendall at her home to further talk about the book, which also talks about how Cait felt weird banging Kris.
(Yeah, it just gets worse and worse.)
Kendall seemed to agree with Kris' claims that Caitlyn lies and said that regardless, she shouldn’t “diss” the Kardashian name in her book.
The model admitted, “What upset me the most … is what she had said about my family … In the end of the day, she raised the Kardashians."
"She’s really pushing herself away from us.”
However, Kendall said that she'll always love her dad and defended Cait somewhat, telling Kris, “I don’t think it’s purposeful lying.”
Kris countered that Caitlyn's “children are gonna read this book about their grandparents and have a story that is fabricated.”
Moreover, Kris can't get past this aspect: “She walked away from four of her kids then turned around and blamed it on me.”