The saying goes that blood is thicker than water, this proverb is especially true if the platelets are from a Kardashian. "We are sisters by blood, but best friends by choice," Khloé Kardashian enthuses in the newest promo for Keeping Up with the Kardashians Season 12. The bonds shared between the reality Brady Bunch are more than genetic, they are undeniably strong. Any fan of the famous family knows that the tribe has each other's backs when anything goes awry. Khloé, Kourtney and Kris all have open arms for Kim Kardashian in the Keeping Up with the Kardashians promo featuring her robbery.
In the teaser, Kim recounts her traumatic experience. "They're going to shoot me in the back, there's no way out," a shaken Kim sobs. Audiences then see Khloé comforting her older sis with a warm hug. "It makes me so upset to think about it" Kim continues as a tear drips from her eye, and she looks up towards the ceiling. The usually hyper-composed, articulate fashion icon is dressed down in a sweatshirt, struggling to get her words out. Even though the star is appropriately distressed, she is not destroyed by the incident. She is back on camera, after all.
Not to mention, the focal point of the promo is not victimization, it's family. "We're so close" Kim asserts, "we feel each other's pain"— and she isn't kidding. On a phone call with, who we can assume to be, Kanye on the other line, the reality personality starts tearing up. "I think he really needs me and I have to get home" Kim says in a voiceover of a clip exposing her and Kanye holding each other. Kim K's family has trained her well to reciprocate the support system she has grown up with, extending that backbone to her husband.
The latest season will be a rocky one for the Kardashian clan, but it will also be an overcoming. Every season we see curveballs thrown at the girls, but this one will be a pitch unlike any before. It's arresting, and saddening to see the different shades of the Kardashians, but it's also very inspirational. Through the years, Kim has picked herself up from a leaked sex tape, two public marriages, and a life-altering robbery. I don't think there's anything the mother of two can't survive.