Did Robert Kardashian give permission to Kim to end her marriage, from beyond the grave? And do Kim and Kourtney treat their men so badly because they don’t measure up to their dad?
All during last night, Jan. 22nd’s episode, Kim Kardashian is obsessed with trying to contact her dad through a session with medium John Edwards. She understandably misses her dad and coincidentally (or is it?) the day that she and Kourtney finally meet with John is eight years to the day after their father passed away from cancer.
Then when they meet John Edwards he tells Kim that while her father doesn’t believe in divorce, he thinks that if she learned from it, then it’s OK.
I think she realized very shortly after she married Kris that he couldn’t measure up to the best man that she ever knew — her father, Robert.
And how could Kris, a young basketball player ever hold a candle to Robert Kardashian, one of the most accomplished defense attorneys in the U.S. Hey, the man was able to get his best friend, O.J. Simpson, acquitted of murder.
Meanwhile, Kris never stood a chance to please his wife and he seems in this episode to have all but given up on the marriage, too.
Kris is relieved to finally see a friendly face after living with a hotel suite full of hostile Kardashians, but he is quickly embarrassed by Kim’s rudeness to his sister.
Instead, she avoids Kaela and makes her feel so unwelcome that she cus her trip short.
Kim’s excuse is that Kris didn’t warn her that Kaela was coming and so she couldn’t possibly fit her into her busy schedule.
Kris is also upset about Kim contacting her dead dad through a medium, maybe because he suspects that Kim is comparing him unfavorably to her father — and his disapproval drives an even bigger wedge between them.
Meanwhile, Kourtney keeps up her campaign to put down Scott Disick.
It’s so ironic that Kourtney has chosen to partner and have children with a man who is the direct opposite of her ambitious, successful father.
Scott is as professionally unfocused as her father was driven. What does he do besides starring in Kardashian shows anyway?
This week she puts down Scott’s urgent desire to have a portrait or photograph done of the two of them since they have no pictures of themselves together.
Kourtney tells Scott that family photographs are “cheesy” and she refuses to display them in their home. Then when he tries to appease her by having their portrait painted instead, she tries to deface the painting by having his eyebrows drawn as a unibrow, and she refuses to hang the painting.
In last week’s episode she made fun of Scott for trying to learn to play the piano — he can do no right!
Although Kourtney later apologizes to Scott for being so insensitive about the painting — something Kris points out — she complains when Scott kisses her, she calls him annoying and tells him he’s disgusting in bed because he didn’t get a pedicure.
And you have to wonder if the medium, John Edwards, had delivered a different message to Kim, would she have decided NOT to divorce Kris after 72 days?
What do you think HollywoodLifers? Did Kim move to divorce Kris so quickly because she thought she had her late father’s approval? Tell me what you think!