The season finale of Caitlyn Jenner’s docu-series “I Am Cait” features two major milestones in her new life as a transgender woman. First, she finally gets a chance to speak to her ex-wife Kris Jenner about their issues. Then she celebrates her transition with a religious name-changing ceremony.
At the end of the previous episode, Kris arrived at Caitlyn’s Malibu home to finally talk about the transition and all the issues surrounding it. This week, the conversation is finally revealed.
“I haven’t heard from you in forever,” says Caitlyn. She opens the conversation by pointing out that Kris has not reached out to her in months. Kris looks clearly uncomfortable and hurting.
“I just felt thrown under the bridge,” she says. Kris tells Caitlyn that she wants to be happy for her and to support her but the Vanity Fair interview really hurt her. She says that Caitlyn made it look like their marriage was so horrible even when Kris thought she gave everything she could to take care of him and make him and the children happy.
Caitlyn stands by the article and says that Kris misunderstood the words that were used. As always, she says it was not her intention to hurt or bash anybody. She also says that she tried her best to be open and honest but remain respectful to the family. Kris and some of the kids, however, have a different interpretation of the interview.
Caitlyn also brought up the fact that Kris didn’t invite her to Kylie’s graduation party. She says that she felt excluded after raising Kylie all those years. Kris says Caitlyn has become insensitive to the family while being so helpful and open to the new people in her life.
“I wish my happiness will be their happiness,” says Caitlyn about her family. In the end, Kris agrees to patch things up. They agree to keep their communication lines open and to build a better relationship for the sake of the kids. They seal the pact with a selfie, where Caitlyn gives Kris a quick kiss on the cheek.
Now that things have been settled with her ex-wife, Caitlyn looks at another milestone in her new life. She decides to have a name-changing ceremony. After discussing her plans with her other transgender friends, she decides to go for a religious celebration of her new identity as Caitlyn.
Candis prepares a song number for the special event and even manages to recruit LGBT icon Boy George to also sing. The season ends with the triumphant blessing of Caitlyn’s new name and identity.
In the end, Caitlyn explains that the journey isn’t over. She intends to continue using her resources and her influence in order to raise awareness and help others who are dealing with similar issues.
“Keeping Up With the Kardashians” returns to take over from “I Am Cait” starting Sunday, Sept. 20. The show airs at 8 p.m. EDT, followed by “Dash Dolls.”