While we saw Bruce explain his transition on his ABC special, the Kardashians and the youngest Jenner girls did not participate, so we didn't know the full extent of their emotions — until now.
The episode was full of tears and confusion amid strong support for their father. Khloé was the angriest, but her feelings had only to do with one thing: she felt lied to.
As Khloé angrily explained, the girls had no idea how quickly Bruce planned to complete his transition, which led them to wonder how long they had until the father they knew all their lives ceased to exist.
"You have children," she said. "You don't need our permission, but you need to tell us… When is Bruce gonna be gone? Do you have a time frame?… I don't care that you want to do it — I support you, I've always supported you. I don't think it's fair that you don't tell us how close this is in the near future. We're still your kids. I don't care how old I am."
The real fear was quickly exposed: that Bruce was going to disappear, replaced by his new persona.
Kendall revealed the girls found a secret stash of makeup years ago, but thought it was for a far different purpose. "We would find things like makeup or lipstick and we thought he was having an affair at one point and we didn't know what to do," she said. "We didn't want our family to be broken up. So we wouldn't tell anybody."
Khloé later showed up at Bruce's Malibu home bearing gifts: women's clothing, a gesture that visibly moved him.
The girls all expressed their love and support on social media after the episode aired.
Tonight's episode of KUWTK is very emotional. Our hope is that other families experiencing similar situations as ours don't feel alone! Life is about love and acceptance and we all have our own journey! With support and love of others especially family anything is possible! Tune in to see our journey at 9/8 c on E!
Bruce is so strong and courageous! I couldn't be prouder of him. This is so hard to relive. I love you— Khloé (@khloekardashian) May 18, 2015
Kim has handled this transition with such grace and I'm incredibly proud to call her my sister.— Khloé (@khloekardashian) May 18, 2015
Must have been so hard for Bruce to explain his story to each of us. Can u imagine?! I respect him so much 4 opening up & being so truthful— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 18, 2015
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