And it’s goodbye for now for the Gosselin family, at least till August 3. The episode of “Jon & Kate Plus Eight” was aired this week and what we saw were edited versions of the family’s journey since the show started, from their Hawaii vow renewal trip (they didn’t show the vow renewal part though) to short teasers of all new upcoming episodes showing Jon and Kate going on separate trips with the kids.
The show was put on hiatus by TLC and because they want to give the family time to work out the divorce and also settle on some semblance of normalcy for the kids, at least in terms of custody schedule, before the filming resumes.
The episode was really bittersweet as it not only showed us the fun family times but also saw (although the editors did not try to highlight that part) how the couple slowly drifted apart. Watching it makes you realize how fragile a marriage can be. As the show goes on hiatus many, whether for Jon or for Kate, can only say that they hope the couple saw the episode, whether it be to help them say their final goodbyes or to help them realize that they should give it a last ditch effort. Whatever we feel though we can be sure that Jon and Kate, however mean and loving they were to each other, will feel more than double of what we feel if they did watch that episode. The question is will the feelings be positive or negative? Probably both.