Welcome to the Lone Star State, ya’ll! Tonight’s Khloe & Lamar Season 2, Episode 7 proves that everything’s bigger in Texas — especially the drama. Ready for the run-down? Let’s go. Yeehaw!
Days before the move, momager Kris Jenner pops by the Khlomar residence — and breaks down. Just like last week, Khloe’s still trying to keep a brave face, but the same can’t be said for Mama J, who winds up busting out the waterworks. (Which is, by the bay, something her husband Bruce is not happy about, may we add. Maybe those divorce rumors weren’t total b.s. after all...) “Who’s going to take care of Khloe?” Kris asks. And hey — judging by the rest of this episode, we think that’s a pretty legit question!
Khloe, on the other hand, is just excited to get to Dallas to see her Lammy. After touching down, this on-the-go glamazon is in instant work mode. First on the agenda? Khloe must find her and Lamar a real Dallas home. (Or a million dollar condo. Whatev.) Unfortunately, Lamar’s working his tush off training for the NBA, so the house-hunting falls mostly on Khloe. Not that this take-charge diva minds: Even before landing in the Big D, Khloe had already wrangled in a few realtors. Guess she’s got more Kris Jenner in her than we thought!
Meanwhile, Lamar has a ton on his plate, and it’s totally stirring up trouble between the two lovebirds. While Khloe’s scoping out potential pads — like one spacious, illuminated Dallas flat with a gorgeous skyline view — Lamar is on the court, enduring hours of grueling practice. He admits that he’s physically and mentally out of shape. At the end of the day, when Khloe tries to fill him on her house hunting ventures, he slinks off to bed, eyes half-closed. Come on man. Can’t you give the girl a little somethin’? Like, you know, conversation?
When the couple’s boxes from L.A. start arriving with no house to put them in, Khloe decides to rent out a second room in the hotel to minimize stress on Lamar. “This is the first time basketball has felt like a job,” the Mavs player laments to his wife. But never fear, Khloe the Queen of Positive Thinking is here! Khloe’s convinced that with a permanent place to rest their heads — and a little change-up of the thoughts up in their heads — everything will work itself out.
The next day, Khloe hits the town to soak up some of that famous Southern hospitality, but ends up flirting with a Santa Claus-esque old man to get herself a special-made mattress for Lamar. And after another long day, Lamar — clearly at wit’s end — joins Khloe in the house-hunt. Um, whose terrible idea was this again?
Anyway, Lamar freaks out over a lack of guestrooms in the apartment Khloe favors, and we witness perhaps the first ever real fight between our beloved Khlomar. Say it ain’t so! Lamar is worried that Jamie — you know, his infamous (and jobless) BFF from back home — won’t have anywhere to hang his hat when he comes for 2-3 weeks at a time. Yeah. Two to three weeks. Needless to say, Khloe thinks Lamar’s freeloading friend is the last stressor he needs in his life right now. Lamar starts yelling at her in front of the realtor. He’s totally taking his anger out on Khloe, but how much more can she take?
Clearly, not much. “Sometimes you have no idea the things I want to do to you in my head and if I did them I would go to jail for so many years,” she tells Lamar when they arrive home.
Um, should we be worried?
Luckily, the next day the duo finally agree on a condo. Yay! But what goes up must come down, and later, Lamar’s less-than-stellar first game with the Mavericks squashes both the stars’ spirits. Wah wah.
So, as a last-ditch attempt to ease her man’s worried mind, the brunette beauty concocts a magical evening of romance, candles, and wine. Lamar is so down in the dumps he even turns that down! He dejectedly tells Khloe his body is so out of shape he can’t get back into the game — and doesn’t know how long it will take for him to recover.
As Lamar hits the sack, Khloe calls Mama Jenner in tears. The momager reminds Khloe to take care of herself in all this mess. Transitions are hard even for the richest and famous among us. Who knew? Quite humbling, if you ask us.
Turns out Khloe’s breakdown is good for two reasons: 1) She gets it off her chest and 2) Seeing his tough-as-nails wife all in tears makes Lamar realizes the error of his ways. “In due time, things will be okay,” he tells the camera.
We sure hope so, you guys. We’d hate for all those divorce rumors to turn out to be true!