The second episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians of season 19 took place Thursday, September 24, at 8 p.m. Eastern time on E! The Kardashian-Jenner family returned for their second show of the season where they pranked each other, faced COVID-19, and attended the Yeezy Season 8 Fashion Show.
The family announced that they decided to cancel KUWTK on September 8. The last season of KUWTK will air in early 2021. After the final season airs, the franchise will total 20 seasons, 14 years and numerous spinoff series. Beware of episode spoilers as the show airs.
The Prank Continues
The episode picks up exactly where the season 19 premiere left off. Scott Disick and Khloe Kardashian finally come clean to Kris Jenner about their fake blackout paparazzi photos prank. After Kris processes how the two totally bamboozled her, Scott and Khloe convince her to keep the prank going with Kim Kardashian. “She doesn’t know that you know, so we can mess with her now.” Kris excitedly responds, “Yeah!”
Kris and Khloe decide that the best way to get Kim would be to call her when she’s in Paris and tell her that Jenner is checking into rehab. “Hi, so I just wanted to tell you I had Matthew call around to a couple different rehab …” Jenner begins to tell Kim over the phone before Kim gets distracted with fashion week festivities. “I’m telling you that I’m going to rehab, okay, I have to go to rehab,” Jenner screams into the phone.
“I don’t think you need rehab,” Kim responds. But Jenner insists, saying, “I blacked out and climbed into a trash bin. Kim? Kim?” Meanwhile, Kim frantically puts her mom on mute and texts her sisters. “You guys mom called me and told me she’s checking herself into rehab! I’m freaking out! She can’t go away to rehab you guys. Hello??? I feel bad she’s having sleepless nights over this, should we tell her?!?!?!” Khloe texts back, “No, we’re keeping this going!”
After Khloe’s text, Kim confides in Kourtney that she’s feeling guilty about the prank. “Oh my god. Mom is freaking out…now she’s saying she’s going to check herself into rehab…it’s really stressful.”
“I just feel so bad, because it’s now getting mean,” Kim says in a confessional. “I don’t even know how I got roped into this, this was not my prank…but like my mom can’t go to rehab. We’re not going to let her go to rehab.”
After Kim returns to Los Angeles, Kris decides it’s time to call Kim and prank her back. “The reason I’m calling you is I’m checking into the clinic,” Kris says to Kim over the phone. “It’s crunch time,” Disick laughs to himself while sitting with Kim. When Kim realizes that Kris is being serious, she tells her, “This has all been a prank.” Kris responds, “Are you f****** out of your mind? You’re crazy Kim!” Meanwhile Disick sits in listening to the conversation, saying, “God talk about a prank gone wrong. She sounds like she’s about to have a nervous breakdown.”
Kim begins to frantically text her siblings that Kris is checking herself into rehab. But before she gets a response from anyone, Kris pops into the room. Relieved, Kim admits, “I hate you…I’m in such shock.” Kris ends the episode by saying, “If we all got quarantined, we’d have a lot of fun together.” Oh just wait, Kris.
Corey Gamble Has A New Girl, And It’s Not Kris Jenner
Kris Jenner and longtime boyfriend Corey Gamble decided to adopt a dog in January 2020. The sweet poodle – named Bridget – has since taken over Gamble’s heart. “I wouldn’t exactly call myself a dog person,” Jenner admits in a confessional. “It really grabbed by heart, and Corey ended up being such a dog person.” But while Gamble fell deeper in love, Jenner had a difficult time prioritizing the pup.
When Jenner doesn’t show up for a dog training class, Gamble decides to take things into his own hands. “I don’t want to be a single parent,” Gamble admits in a confessional. Jenner and Gamble go to lunch, so Gamble brings along Bridget for the adventure. “We can’t go nowhere without Bridget,” Gamble tells Jenner.
During the lunch, Gamble treats Bridget like a princes. He orders the pup organic chicken, puts her on her lap, and says he wants to take her to a Lakers game. Afterwards, Jenner tells her friend Faye that she’s a little jealous of Bridget after all. “I just want my boyfriend back,” Jenner tells her.
Since Jenner misses the attention, she takes things to the extreme. Gamble walks into their home talking to Bridget when Jenner welcomes him home – in a full Dalmatian costume. “If you can’t beat them, join them,” Jenner says in a confessional. After admitting to Gamble that she’s become jealous of his attention towards Bridget, he confesses that all he cares about is their co-parenting relationship. “I need to remember that the puppy is important too, and you’re important too, so I’ll learn to be better,” Jenner tells Gamble.
The Coronavirus Starts to Get Real
The family gathers for one of the last family lunches before the COVID-19 pandemic hits. They begin to discuss Kanye’s Paris fashion show when Jenner brings up this new mysterious virus. “Have you guys heard of this new virus?” Kris asks the family. Since the pandemic took shape, the whole Kardashian family has faced challenges.
While the whole family planned to attend Kanye West’s Paris Yeezy Fashion Show in early March, only Kim and Kourtney Kardashian felt comfortable attending. Scott Disick and Khloe Kardashian talked about their decision for not going on the most recent episode of KUWTK.
Khloe tells Scott, “Mom says they’re going to shut down the airport. She’s like if you go and they shut down the airport, you’re going to be away from True for God knows how long,” Khloe tells Scott. Scott responds with similar worries, especially with Kourtney going as well. “Kourtney says she’s going to take Penelope,” he tells Khloe. “Therefore, I don’t want to go and then my kids are at home…we’re staying home baby,” Disick says.
The Yeezy 8 Fashion Show
While Kourtney and Kim felt comfortable flying to Paris to support West’s show, they just barely made it home before major shutdowns. The show took place on March 3, 2020 and just two weeks later – on March 17, 2020 – President Emmanuel Macron enforced severe restrictions throughout the country and internationally.
Right before they left for Paris, both Kim and Kourtney confess their COVID-19 fears and uncertainties. “It is a little bit scary just thinking of traveling, because there’s talk of the Coronavirus circulating, and no one really knows a lot about it,” Kim says in a confessional.
Shortly after arriving in Paris, Kourtney even admits that traveling to Paris was more of a last minute decision. “For maybe a week and a half, it’s been going back and forth,” Kourtney says in a confessional. “Things seem to be escalating with the Coronavirus.” Both Kim and Kourtney didn’t even know if West’s fashion show would still take place just a day before the show. “Because of the Coronavirus, we weren’t even sure the show was happening,” Kim says. Kim confesses that while she’s disappointed that Scott and Khloe chose not to come, she completely understands.
At the Yeezy Season 8 collection fashion show, North West made her rapping debut. She proclaimed, “My name is Northie,” and then began to rap. Kanye didn’t tell Kim about her performance, and Kim was quite the beaming mom. “I’m so proud of how confident she is,” Kim says in a confessional. “She obviously gets that from her dad.”
The episode ends with Jenner revealing to Kim that she’s not going to rehab and that Kim has been getting pranked all along. In the preview for next week’s episode, the girls battle the pets discussion with kids while Disick thinks he might have Coronavirus.
READ NEXT: How COVID Hit the Kardashian Family