Kate Plus 8 Season 4 has come to a close and for the finale episode, TLC managed to pull together a montage of video clips from seasons past without a glimpse of Kate Gosselin's ex-husband Jon. In fact, it's as if he never existed at all — much to his chagrin. Instead, Kate's bodyguard (and rumored off-screen boyfriend) Steve Neild, a silver fox, made a few cameos.
Though the final episode was titled Kate's Advice, it should have been called Kate's Regrets. The entire show was full of cringe-worthy moments from the reality TV family's past, featuring Kate yelling, criticizing and even bickering with her children, friends, and crew.
The very best part of the episode was the hilarious evolution of Kate's hair. From a short modified mullet (also known as the "Can I speak with your manager" haircut), to the layered and bleach-blonde "Rachel," to the period where Kate was super into her straightener, to her present day look: a sleek, smooth style that's, well, normal. You've come a long way, Kate!
In one flashback clip, Kate conquered her fear of heights with time to spare for berating her skywalk guide.
"You are annoying me!" she screamed like a TLC diva.
Ultimately, Kate made the jump but lamented later that she never sent an apology note to the well-meaning employee.
Then, in other clip, he so-called "monster mom" overreacted over just about everything: a little bit of yogurt on a t-shirt, a rogue drawer knob, and some gum.
For example, when a bit of yogurt spilled on one toddler's t-shirt, Kate screamed, "She's ruined! She's ruined."
An older, wise, long-haired Kate agreed during confessional that she's been too harsh in the past.
The RV trip from hell may have been the most cringe worthy clip. On this doomed excursion, Kate managed to yell at her children, her friends, her silver-fox bodyguard, and her producers.
"Pizza is not a freaking big deal!" screamed an exhausted friend through an RV window as Kate babbled in response.
Perhaps it dawned on Kate, watching this clip, that this may have been the very reason she had so few friends at the deck party last summer.
Advice from older Kate to younger Kate: design a house with a sick room, don't threaten to throw out your child's favorite bear, and realize that physical messes are not as big of a deal as emotional messes.
If only Kate had watched these clips before filming Season 4, perhaps we would have seen a better Kate Gosselin and not just a better haircut.