The theme of this week's show was the delivery of four Crooked Houses
, custom playhouses starting at $5,000 each for the kids. The joy was overshadowed by Jon and Kate's
inability to agree on much of anything. But in the end the kids were very happy with their new playhouses, a pirate ship for the boys, pink for the girls, a veterinary clinic for Mady and a haunted house for Cara.
In their words:
Kate: "We can't go back. We can only go forward. But I don't hate him, never have, never will. I've become hardened, crass, and jaded. My survival self is digging in and saying, 'I will not lay down and die. If I have to pull this ship on my own, I'm gonna do it.' I will survive and so will they [the kids]."
Jon: "It's just not good for our kids for us to be arguing in front of them. Kate and I are not communicating well. There are some things going on, but we are there for our kids. I don't hate Kate, but you know, I have to do what's best for me and my kids."
Jon and Kate never actually used the word "divorce" themselves, but that's what all the headlines are saying. Do you think, despite all of it, that they will find a way to make it work?