Someone returned home on 'Kate Plus 8' (Sun., 9PM ET on TLC). No, it wasn't ex-husband Jon Gosselin. Kate surprised her brood with Shoka, one of the family's German shepherds. (Shoka's sister Nala was mysteriously absent.)
Jon had previously scolded Kate for not taking care of the dogs properly. Apparently Shoka went away for training and was back "for good," she told her elated children. They laughed and screamed with delight, crowding around the dog to hug and pet him.