Tonight's is a Q&A episode of John & Kate Plus 2 Watch Jon & Kate Plus 8.
Kate G. is alone, and Kate S. is watching her alone. There' s a certain symmetry to this.
No dialogue tonight. Just a synopsis of some of the more interesting questions, and Kate's answers:
The first question is: "What happened to the dogs?"
She explains that things were falling through the cracks and the dogs were suffering.
"Never when I got them did I have the intention of giving them back."
"Are they gone forever? I'm hoping not."
Does she regret renewing her vows with Jon in Hawaii, just a year ago? Surprisingly, no. "At that time, I knew that I meant it."
How much sleep do you get in a night? Right now, she says, 4 to 5 hours on average.
Does she ever flip out? Sure, often. "I'm getting better and getting the understanding and the patience, too. I find myself asking them, what are you really upset about?
She says more often than not, it's "the issues. The family issues."
What is the worst thing she has ever read about herself? She acknowledges reading lots of bad things, including that she was having an affair. (Rolls her eyes, makes a disparaging sound, doesn't say yes or no.)
Because of all the people trying to get things from them, she says, "I have a feeling I am raising kids who are going to scrutinize people inside, outside and upside down. And that's not a bad thing."
"They're not suffering from this." All their experiences are "life lessons." If the kids don't want to be on camera at any particular time, they can go in their rooms, which are off limits.
Her reaction to the Halloween Kate wig? "I hear it's back-ordered to the end of time."
"I think that it's great that people can laugh at us or with us."
She wears heels to look taller and thinner, and because she doesn't "feel dressed" without heels on.
Does she see herself getting married again? "Do you really think now is the time to be asking me that?"
"I just know it's going to have to be someone with a lot of patience, character, strength…wow…and wisdom to take us on."
She says there are a full time babysitter and several part-time babysitters around pretty much all the time because with that many kids, it's about safety. Cue the footage of kids wailing and wailing on each other. Do we have to see this? We get it.
She says they've had lots of opportunities for great trips.
That she did the show originally "for the memories…and it became our income." So all eight kids could go to college. "It will not be touched" except for that, she says.
She says that she is still a saver and a coupon clipper.
What are her career goals? "I would love to be in a movie at some point."
Is the fact that she always wants everything to be clean a problem? Kate says the only problem lately is that, given the unraveling family situation, she isn't organized enough.
The show, she says, is "really reality." "We plan events," but don't stage, she says. And the kids aren't forced to do anything.