Jon and Kate Plus 8

It's a Crazy Life, But It's Our Life

Season 5, Ep 24, Aired 11/23/09
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  • Episode Description
  • After five years on the air, the Gosselins bid us farewell in their show's final episode. On their separate custody days, Jon helps the kids organize a lemonade stand to benefit a local fire station, and Kate takes them to a dairy farm. Later, the soon-to-be-divorced couple discuss the ups and downs in their lives over the years, why the decision has been made to end the series, and what matters the most to them in life.moreless

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    • Producer: What wishes do you have, knowing this is the last time you'll sit in that chair? Kate: Stop it! Are you trying to make me cry? He is! It's very, very, this is sad. It's cut short. It's too soon, and, um, it's been a great run. I'm very grateful for the opportunity, for the memories. For the memories on tape. I'm thankful for the support, for people who took us into their living rooms and watched, um, watched my kids grow up, supported them, supported us from the beginning. A lot of support...I was saying to myself, I'm not gonna [cry], but yeah, it's been a unique opportunity. It's been a crazy life. Um, it's not over yet, um, but I never had a clear picture of how it would end, but, um, I really, I think it's too soon.

    • Kate: (about Jon spending quality time with the kids) You know, whatever Jon comes up with on his time is his deal. I don't have him as a teammate anymore, and that fact is not lost on me. You know, don't kid yourself into thinking that when I'm, you know, driving, um, to get school supplies with the kids, or to, you know, try on shoes, or, um, anything that you've seen us do recently, um, it always crosses my mind that I should be in the passenger's seat, and Jon should be driving. Every single time. Um, to clarify, I never wanted that to change. Um, maybe I wanted roles to change and people to step up and, um, stress loads to shift, but I never wanted him absent from that driver's seat.

    • Jon: (about memories from the show) You know, I mean, those are precious times, and it's unfortunate our marriage failed, but our family shouldn't fail, so, you know, we're gonna strive to do better and be the best parents we can, whether we're married or not, and we're definitely not gonna be married ever again, but we're gonna have to strive to be the best parents we can, not for our sake, but for our kids' sake, and, um, you know, I'm just gonna learn how to take initiative for myself, and do the best I can as a father, you know? And I'm always gonna be there for my kids, no matter what. Nothing will stand in that way.

    • Kate: (about Jon having a lemonade stand with the kids to raise money for a fire station) There's not a lot of experiences like that lemonade stand at the fire station, and I do worry about his intentions, and his motives for things. Um, you know, is this a publicity stunt? Is this, you know, what is the bottom line of it? And so I don't like when my kids get caught in the crossfire of that stuff. I do feel better when, you know, they're just at home and hanging out. I don't think they need to really go anywhere to hang out.

    • Kate: I'm having a lot of experiences in my adult life that the kids are getting to do as kids. Our show has provided the opportunities for us to travel, and do and see, that we wouldn't otherwise have. It was really working for us, and I just feel like it ended so suddenly, and you know, I feel like it's been taken from us, from me and the kids.

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