The last episode of Flipping Out was so good, I can’t imagine it ever being that good again. But, let’s find out. It’s lunch time and as usual Jeff has bought lunch and requires everyone to eat together. He’s going to be such a good dad. I am sure the whole family will eat together every night. Tomorrow is Zoila’s birthday. They are having a birthday dinner celebration. Jeff very kindly invites the maid, Laura who declines the invitation! Jeff is insulted that she didn’t even give and excuse so he presses for one. She gives him nothing. She says to Zoila, “You told me not to tell Jeff anything about my life…” They laugh and Jeff looks shocked.
Spoiler alert, I think this is the episode where Matt quits. Matt if friends with LC who the bitchy assistant who works for Chaz. During a meeting with Chaz, Chaz and LC joke about Matt falling asleep at movie night. Jeff is seething at the meeting because he had no idea that Matt went to movie night at Chaz’s house. Jeff hates to be left out of the joke. Gage tells Jeff to talk to Matt about it at the office and not at Zoila’s party. So of course Jeff will bring it up at the party.
Pacific Palisades Remodel
This remodel seems like it has been going on for at least two seasons. Jeff just said he has been working with these people for four years. The couple is basically divorcing over this remodel. It happens.
The contractors are all unhappy working for the owner. She’s bitchy. They want to divorce her too. Jeff tries to mediate the situation to get some work happening. When Jeff is easier to work with than the owner, that’s huge. When Jeff comes to follow-up, no contractors have shown up since he left. The owner gave the contractors way too much money up front. She has finally decided to hire new contractors.
Zoila’s Birthday Party
The party is at a fairly low frills place. Perhaps Zoila chose it? Jeff did the requisite mention of Tito’s vodka. I find that promotional stuff very off putting, but it must work because they are paying for it on every Bravo show that I watch. Zoila says she has been working for Jeff for sixteen years. Jeff got her a Prada bag this year.
Jeff mentions that he was “thrown off” by Matt going to Chaz’s for movie night. Jeff said he isn’t mad about it anymore. Zoila turns to Matt and says that he needs to be careful, Jeffery knows everything. Matt looks highly uncomfortable. He is like Gage and doesn’t handle confrontation well. Gage asked for the next day, a Saturday off. Gage never takes a day off. Jeff knows something is up, he just doesn’t know what yet.
Jeff is doing an interior design. I love Jeff but unless we could do the design from an antique store, he could never do my designing. My style is “Out of Africa meets Grandma’s house” and has been since I was 20. Whatever. I like it.
Matt returns to work and Jeff is on him. Jeff says he has a very strong intuition and that will make him a good parent one day. Right now he is accusing Matt of either having an interview or having a training day for another job. Jeff says he will give him a great recommendation, but he wants two weeks notice.
Zoila is in charge of going to buy everyone’s lunch every day and she is sick of it. It’s a pain in the ass driving in LA, schlepping the orders in, people texting her and wanting to get something different from some place she wasn’t going, and she is crabby about it. Jeff knows that Zoila is upset, and he is pushing her anyway. Jeff feels like Zoila should appreciate all the perks of her job and stop whining about getting lunch. I feel like that is something Ashlynn or whatever her name is could do.
Matt gives a two week notice. Jeff says when Gage found out he cried. I believe that. Gage and Matt were the perfect pair. Gage should marry Matt instead of Jeff. They were literally two peas in a pod with the exact same personalities. Zoila is upset too. No one wants him to go. Vanina blames Jeff for making Matt quit.
Matt’s Goodbye Dinner
Jeff still doesn’t know where Matt is working. Matt won’t even tell production. He says he can’t. I guess he has already signed an NDA with Kris Kardashian. Matt gets very emotional telling them goodbye. Jeff says there is no ill will and he understands his need to move on. Jeff promises Matt they will always be there for him. Matt and Gage are going to miss each other terribly. Both of them cry at the dinner. Jeff says that Gage never cries.
Jeff really rants on Zoila for not checking the lunch order before leaving. He says she screws it up every week. I have never seen Jeff treat Zoila like this. Zoila is angry and leaves to go get the order that was left out. She gets it and has a worker bring it back in side and takes off. Jeff is furious and says he is going to kill Zoila. He tries calling her and it goes to voicemail. Jeff and Gage have to catch a flight in an hour. I am confused as to why Zoila going off somewhere keeps them from being able to do this. She has her own car. Jeff is threatening to fire Zoila! He has already asked the maid if she can stay if he fires her. What the hell is going on! Jeff leaves another message and says, “You better think very carefully about what you are doing right now, because there will be no going back. I promise you, there will be no going back.”
Laura the maid quietly texts Zoila under the table begging her to come back. Zoila calls Jeff. Jeff says he can’t leave until he knows she is there. She says he can leave and she will come back later she does not want to see him right now. He was screaming at her in front of everyone. Jeff says he can’t leave until he knows she is there. Jeff tells her to come back or she is fired. She says fine fire me. He screams at her some more and tells her to come back or she is fired.
To Be Continued….
I need to go walk Banjo. This episode was highly upsetting.