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Recaps PopWrapped | Recaps

I Am Cait: 01x05 Taking Pride

Chantal Johnson | PopWrapped Author

Chantal Johnson

08/25/2015 7:03 pm
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I Am Cait: 01x05 Taking Pride | I Am Cait
Media Courtesy of mirror.co.uk

Caitlyn Jenner finally faces ex-wife Kris Jenner in this episode of I Am Cait and the emotions fly. We also get a visit from Scott Disick, and Cait takes a trip to NYC with friend Candis Cayne for Gay Pride Week.

In the last episode of I Am Cait, Caitlyn Jenner found herself confronting her family about the recent Vanity Fair article in which not all of the Kardashian-Jenner clan found to be so groundbreaking. Furious that their mom was thrown under the bus, Kim and Khloé Kardashian communicated their frustration with Caitlyn last week. And this week, it was Kris Jenner’s turn.

“You’re sensitive and amazing to all these new people in your life...just not sensitive and amazing to the family you left behind,” Kris Jenner tearfully opens up. In addition to the comments made in the Vanity Fair article, there’s a disconnect between the former couple, one that’s been brewing for a long time. In an emotionally charged scene that’s hard to watch, the two can’t see eye to eye on what’s happened since Cait’s transition.

In referring to Kendall and Kylie as a “distraction” in the Vanity Fair interview, his daughters have been hurt by this comment, which Kris also brings up. Defensively, Caitlyn asserts that she didn’t mean it negatively at all and that it was unrelated to the issue at hand. “Don’t go there. This is not the issue. I was defending myself. It was a distraction from who I was. It doesn’t mean I didn’t love you or the kids.”

Caitlyn’s main struggle has been trying to find balance in her new life as she fits those pieces together with her “old life.” Aside from family, Jenner also stresses over reconnecting with her male friends. She’s afraid that they’ll have trouble understanding and won’t know how to be friends anymore. Father of her grandchildren and ex-boyfriend of daughter Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick, drops by to give Cait advice. “I don’t know that every man is going to be as comfortable as I am.”

Scott is upfront that because of their relationship, his acceptance comes more naturally than that possibly that of Jenner’s male friends. However, we actually see Caitlyn meet up with one of said friends, Sergio, who tells Cait that though “confusing” at first, all that matters was her happiness.

One hurdle accomplished, Cait feels confident to travel to New York City with friend Candis Cayne for Gay Pride Week. This trip was essential for Caitlyn in so many ways. As she learns more about her community and finding her place, Cait often refers to the LGBT community as “they” instead of “us.” Which while seemingly small, it’s all about pronouns. And her friends while loving, don’t let Caitlyn off too easy when it comes to this. Chandi Moore, who has recurred regularly on the show, is never hesitant to correct Caitlyn. She insists that Caitlyn must start using “we” to help ease her “second” transition and really close that gap between her and the community.

Overall, Caitlyn has a fabulous time in New York filled with playing dress up at friend Patricia Fields’ clothing store, seeing a Broadway show, and even meeting Boy George!

We’re truly loving what this docu-series is evolving to be which is a platform for the transgender community, an educational opportunity for all its viewers, and to witness one of the most public celebrity transitions ever. It’s fun, emotional, and a show that will always teach you something. Still haven’t caught up on I Am Cait? Speed through our recaps and we’ll see you next week!


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