The final episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 aired on TLC Monday night, but the drama of Jon and Kate Gosselin goes on.
Monday night’s finale of Jon & Kate Plus 8 opened with a snarky shot of a sign posted by Jon Gosselin in front of the former couple’s home stating: “No film crew or production staff from TLC is permitted on this property under penalty of Trespass.”
TLC obviously wanted to make it clear why most of the episode was a rehash of former shows and scraped off the floor b-roll video – and exactly who was to blame for that. Kate Gosselin was clear in driving home the point that the end of Jon & Kate Plus 8 is all Jon Gosselin’s fault too.
“This is a very bittersweet goodbye for me because the kids are already missing it,” Kate Gosselin said. “Our show has provided opportunities that we wouldn’t have otherwise had. I feel like it’s been taken from us. From me and the kids… It’s needless; it’s useless. It was totally avoidable.”
Jon Gosselin, meanwhile, basked in the glory of his newfound freedom in his final moments on tape. “Our marriage fell apart, and I felt like I was free,” Gosselin said. Free, he said, to revert to being a 23-year-old again. Nice touch how he basically said it was awesome that he can run away and escape his kids whenever he wants and only come back when he ‘misses’ them.
All in all, the Jon & Kate Plus 8 finale was a sad homage to the ruin of a family that once captured our hearts and now just makes us cringe every time we see the name ‘Gosselin’ in a headline.
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