I cannot believe how upset Jeff still is over losing the Living Spaces job. I get it. Life is not fair. It was not a terribly justifiable firing. It was a blow to his reputation. But the more he talks about it, the worse he is making it. He has hired a woman named Cat who worked on the Living Spaces account with him whose aesthetics he likes to fly to Chicago with him to try to land a new client. The new client is Walter E. Smithe, a Chicago company that deals in high in furniture.
Jeff is trying medication to keep himself calm. Oh no, wait. No he has not. He has discovered a hilarious meditation tape that I listened to last year when it was viral. Check it out here, Jason Healey is awesome. The meditation is called Fuck That. I should listen to it more often.
We get out Zoila interaction with Jeff via phone since the majority of this episode will be in Chicago. American Airlines lost Vanina’s luggage so she is stuck with no clothes. Zoila, who knows all, points out to Jeff that Vanina is on her period. She suggests they may need to shop for panties. These conversations with Jeff are why Zoila gets paid the big bucks. She also takes a shot at Gage asking if he packed his douches.
Wow, Walter of Walter E. Smith is there. I’ve never heard of Walter E. Smith before, but for some reason this impresses me. Everyone important on the set is either Walter or one of his daughters. That is a lot of people for Jeff not to piss off. I sense trouble already. Plus they are shooting a commercial and Jeff hates commercials.
Why is Jeff saying Living Spaces nine thousand times when he is working for another client? Shut up, Jeff!
Walter is moving furniture and being extremely helpful wherever he can. We love Walter.
Jenni has to take stomach shots so of course Jeff was going to do it, but then, Cat was chosen to do it since she had some experience. Experience aside, she sucked at it. Gage hates needles, and boobs, and probably women in general. This explains a lot of the Zoila conflict. He is so jealous of Jeff’s relationship with Zoila.
I was so enthralled by the catalogue shoot that I actually gave my full attention to the show and didn’t comment. I loved all the vignettes. This may be one of my favorite episodes. I love seeing Chicago, I lived in the burbs for a couple of years as a kid after we returned to the U.S. I mostly remember the culture shock of moving from a Muslim country to a community with a lot of Jewish people. At my junior high there would be Jewish holidays when the rest of us had to come to school. To me this was entirely unfair and it seemed like the Jewish kids only had to show up two or three days a week.
Every so often the flash back to Valley Vista where Zoila is happy as a clam with the boys gone. It’s very quiet. The silent lunch cracked me up. But Zoila is starting to miss them. She doesn’t feel safe without Jeff in the house. She says Jeff plays Christmas music every morning. I would love that!
Did I mention I love Walter? Everyone loves Walter, even Jeff! Things went exceedingly well. I’m ready to move to Chicago and buy all my furniture there! Something tells me I can’t afford this stuff. It looks really nice.
Jeff and Gage got to be at the sonogram via Skype or something. It was so sweet to watch. Gage is finally calling the baby her instead of it.
Everyone goes out with Walter E. Smith III and the daughters. Things could not possibly go any better. And then, Walter says to Jeff about Living Spaces, “I knew it wasn’t you.” And for some reason I am crying. Because that is all Jeff ever wanted was some acknowledgement that it was not his fault. But why am I crying? Damn.
I guess everyone needs to hear, “It’s not your fault.” sometimes.