The Kardashian family has returned to E! in their hit reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” and -- as predicted -- Caitlyn Jenner’s transition has taken center stage. Members of the famous family have spoken openly about how difficult the 65-year-old's transition has been on them, but viewers have not yet seen just how hard the news has hit.
During Season 10, episode 14, Kylie Jenner speaks openly and honestly about her struggle to cope. The youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner family allows E!’s cameras to tag along as she and sister Kendall Jenner take on the Billboard Music Awards. The award show takes place the same night as Caitlyn Jenner’s “About Bruce” special is slated to air, which adds stress to the entire family. Kylie Jenner, 18, shares with “KUWTK” viewers that she is having major anxiety about reporters asking her about her father’s transition during her time on the red carpet. Before the show she and older sister Kim Kardashian meet up to discuss her fears over frozen yogurt. As any good big sister can, Kim Kardashian, 34, is able to calm Kylie Jenner’s nerves by providing her with some sage wisdom. Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner, 19, devise a plan to try to stick together on the carpet, allowing one of them to step in if the other should get uncomfortable. Unfortunately Kendall Jenner branches out on her own on the carpet, leaving Kylie Jenner high and dry. The latter makes the decision to try to stick it out but is sent into a panic shortly after her first interview starts.
After her awkward red carpet encounter, Kylie Jenner pays Kim Kardashian yet another visit, during which the duo discusses the evening's events. Kylie Jenner shares with Kim Kardashian that she feels slightly betrayed by Kendall Jenner, who she says is usually very supportive. She acknowledges to Kim Kardashian that Kendall Jenner has other responsibilities because of her modeling career, but she tells the mother of one she “really needed her.” Days later Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner come face-to-face during a family photo shoot for Cosmopolitan magazine. Although Kylie Jenner is still upset about the red carpet incident, she decides this is neither the time nor the place. Instead, she visits Kendall Jenner at her home, where the two have a heart-to-heart, and Kendall Jenner admits that, as a big sister, she has a responsibility to be there for her sister. Kylie Jenner agrees, and the pair make amends and agree to lean on each other throughout the entirety of Caitlyn Jenner’s transition.
While Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner are able to reach a good place with each other and their feelings about their father’s new lifestyle, it seems the rest of the family may still be struggling. Previews for the show suggest the Oct. 4 episode of “KUWTK” will focus on Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair interview, during which she shared some interesting thoughts about ex-wife Kris Jenner.
“KUWTK” airs Sundays at 8 p.m. EDT on E! Be sure to tune in for all that and more.