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It’s the end of an era at Jeff Lewis Design – and for Flipping Out. Last night, we saw Zoila Chavez make the life altering decision to leave Jeff’s employment – forever – and despite her surly ways, I have to admit I shed a wee tear seeing the entire mess play out in living color. Her departure wasn’t good, but it was, in the end, inevitable.
After Gema, Jeff and Gage Edward’s eighth nanny, was fired last week, the household is reeling from a text the ex-nanny sent. She accused Zoila of working against Gage and sabotaging her at every turn regarding how she cared for Monroe. When Jeff questions Zoila about the specifics of Gema’s accusations, though, Zoila rails against the investigation. Since Jeff is too uncomfortable to actually face Zoila’s shadiness head on, he diffuses the situation by holding an impromptu mock trial. Megan Weaver, Jenni Pulos, Gage, and Jeff all laugh while they read the guilty verdicts one after another. Even the housekeeper, Laura, piles on. Although she initially laughs the game off, Zoila’s mirth quickly turns to anger.
“I will fix the problem in this house, Jeffrey,” says Zoila. “I quit.” Jenni and Jeff have heard Zoila threaten to quit at least fifty times over the years, but this time seems different. Maybe it’s the Gema text? Maybe Zoila finally got caught at her own game? Or maybe it’s just time she climbs out of the drama-den once and for all, even if the damn drama is of her own making. In the car afterward, Jeff writes Zoila’s threats off as empty. But he does admit that she probably did manipulate Gema – not to mention countless others. Jenni wonders when this dysfunctional pattern will end? Jeff is sick of it, but he’ll never be disloyal to Zoila. Never.
At the wall covering store, Jeff guides his client, Heather, through endless wallpaper books to choose patterns for different rooms – rooms which are nowhere near done. Then he tells Heather about losing Gema, and about the dramatics that followed. Heather sympathizes, but wonders what the real truth behind Gema’s text might be? Jeff wonders too, but something tells me he’ll never find out. Jenni aptly titles this complicated domestic dispute the Telenovela of Monroe, which kinda does have spinoff potential!
In a meeting later, Jeff and his team meet with clients Liat and Trevor, good friends of Jenni who are looking to build a home in Calabasas – right next door to Khloe Kardashian, in fact. Oh my. We’ll go the No Comment route on that front. The project is huge – a $7 million build, 14,000 square feet, elevator, gym, courts, pool, huge grounds. We get the picture. The architect and Jeff advise Liat and Trevor on the benefits of subterranean parking and man caves, which are essentially rich people problems. But Jeff welcome this sort of #RPP into his life because, hey! He can make a sweet chunk o’ change off of this project too.
At 5:30 the next morning, Jeff and Gage attempt to soothe Monroe in the myriad of fruitless ways every new parent tries. Of course, nothing works. And now there’s no nanny to relieve them, so it looks like they’ll learn this parenting thing the hard way. But trying and failing, then trying again – just like we all do. Come, join us on this nightmarish carnival ride! Everyone’s a little sick, but we’re all hanging on (barely).
Over at Jenni’s house in Encino, the family is getting ready for their new baby girl! Their daughter, Alianna (who is a doll!), is also getting a new big girl bedroom in preparation for her new role as big sister. Jenni gives us a tour of her backyard, which is looking very Jeff Lewis-designed. It’s sleek and clean and modern, and perfect for entertaining. Oh, if only we could all ha…
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