Lamar decides to give his dad a break after he learns about the horrors Joe witnessed as a soldier in Vietnam. Meanwhile, BFFs Khloe and Malika get into a huge fight when Malika decides to get a boob job!
On the Mar. 18 episode of Khloe & Lamar, relationships were put to the test — but ultimately came out stronger than ever.
When Lamar Odom‘s once-estranged father, Joe Odom, called him up out of the blue and asked him to go on vacation, a frustrated Lamar told his best friend Jason Sangouthai he wanted to take things slow with his dad. Lamar didn’t think he could handle spending that much time with Joe, who only seems to call when he needs something from his son.
While Lamar and Joe were out to dinner, a teary-eyed Joe opened up about his short stint in Vietnam. As it turns out, Joe watched the members of his platoon get killed. He was only able to survive by hiding under the corpses of his fellow soldiers in a foxhole for several days. After the war, he suffered from PTSD and turned to drugs. What a sad story! Joe’s shocking revelation got Lamar thinking he may be being too hard on his old man.
Elsewhere, Malika Haqq told Khloe Kardashian she wants to have her breasts done. Khloe, who suspected Malika’s decision has something to do with her break-up with Adrian, tried to talk her out of it by taking her lingerie shopping. When Khloe stripped down to show Malika how beautiful she is, Malika suggested she get liposuction. That’s when the gloves came off!
On the car ride home, Khloe and Malika got into a huge fight. The longtime BFFs could hardly look one another in the eye as they argued over Malika’s decision. Believing Malika would regret her choice, Khloe told her she wouldn’t go with her to her consultation.
After her consultation, Malika realized she wanted a boob job for the wrong reasons and decided not to go through with the procedure. So she went over to Khloe and Lamar’s, where she apologized to Khloe for calling her fat. Khloe, of course, forgave her!
Later on, Khloe and Lamar took a trip to Camp Pendleton, a Marine Corps base, to get a better understanding of what Joe went through in Vietnam. There, Lamar’s eyes were opened to what his father experienced in the war, and a weepy Lamar began to understand why his dad wasn’t there for him while he was growing up. In the end, Lamar developed a newfound respect for his old man — and he decided to take that trip to Santa Barbara with him after all!
Tune in next week to see how Khloe and Lamar react to the news of his trade to Dallas!
– Josh Rosenblatt
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