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"Khloe & Lamar" Season Two Premiere, A Rekindled Bromance

Anna Zhang |
February 19, 2012 | 10:06 p.m. PST

Staff Reporter

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom star in "Khloe and Lamar" (E! Entertainment)
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom star in "Khloe and Lamar" (E! Entertainment)
Anyone who has ever kept up with the Kardashians knows Khloe as one of the silliest of the bunch, and this brand new season of "Khloe & Lamar" promises to showcase the crazy and unpredictable life she shares with NBA husband Lamar Odom. 

Compared to sister Kim and her dramatic divorce from Kris Humphries, Khloe and Lamar seem relatively down to earth. Part one of the show’s Season 2 premiere highlights the happy couple’s unending playfulness and commitment to working out their relationships – with each other, and with their loved ones.

Right from the introduction of this episode, we see clips of a crying Kim pre-divorce, followed by contrasting footage of Khloe and Lamar having fun with each other: pillow-fighting, laughing, cracking jokes, and so on.

Khloe sums up her perspective of relationships pretty well: “I don’t see why there ever has to be an ending to the honeymoon phase.”

Khloe’s brother Rob Kardashian (a USC alum!) moves out after living with Khloe and Lamar for some time. He’s “finding his own identity,” according to Khloe, by getting a new apartment and focusing on "Dancing with the Stars." While this may be a big step forward for Rob, it upsets Lamar, who had developed a close, little-brother-esque bond with Rob.

Khloe visits Rob in his new place, only to find him upset that Lamar hasn’t made an effort to see his "Dancing" performances or check out his new apartment. Rob always has the support of his family, however. The entirety of the Kardashian clan is shown enthusiastically cheering him on during a taping.

At home, Khloe self-installs a “sex swing” in hopes of keeping things interesting in the bedroom. The swing, which was attached to the ceiling, ends up breaking, sending the couple crashing onto their bed. It’s a little embarrassing for Khloe, but they laugh it off, as they do most things.

The next day, Rob bails on Khloe and Lamar for lunch. Lamar confesses that he’s hurt and wants Rob in his life, but he doesn’t want to make the first move or confront him.

Meanwhile, Khloe and her best friend Malika set out on a mission to transform Rob’s old (and now vacant) bedroom into a “sex chamber of love.” When Lamar comes home to the surprise, he’s entertained, but is drained from a busy week and essentially turns Khloe down as politely as possible.

Khloe, who isn’t accustomed to rejection, feels a tad humiliated.

Despite her embarrassment, she arranges to have Lamar and Rob meet at the gym in order to resolve their issues. After an hour of waiting, Lamar still hasn’t arrived, prompting a fed-up Rob to leave the gym. He runs into Lamar in the parking lot. Name-calling and bad attitudes ensue from both of them.

After Khloe vents that Rob and Lamar’s floundering relationship has put emotional strain on her, Lamar finally lets go of his pride and pays a visit his little brother-in-law.

Rob expresses that he feels Lamar will only hang out with him at his own convenience. Lamar, who grew up without any siblings, promises to work on his efforts. He and Rob make up over a deep conversation about their brotherly love for one another.

Back at home, Khloe continues to tempt a tired and hesitant Lamar. They talk about their intimacy issue, and once Khloe decides she needs to turn it down a notch, they’re back to their old selves. 

Monday features part two to the season two premiere of "Khloe & Lamar". Previews hint at coverage of Lamar being traded to Dallas and the stress this puts on his relationship with Khloe, as well as her deep ties to the rest of the Kardashians back in Los Angeles. 

Still, the couple is likely to stay strong as usual. As far as Khloe and Lamar are concerned, the key to maintaining any relationship is keeping the love alive and a healthy sense of humor intact.

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