It’s time to check back in with Jeff and Zoila on Flipping Out. After hours on end of Bethenny Frankel’s abhorrent behavior last night, I was really hoping for a nice little episode this week. I was spoiled to pieces by the Walter E. Smithe episode and it seems tonight will be just like last week’s episode with Zoila only this time, the focus is on Jeff’s volatile relationship with Gage.
At least we start with a warm and fuzzy story at Valley Vista. They had a duck appear in the yard who had seven ducklings. It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster as one of the dogs scared the mama while she and her seven babies waddled through the neighborhood and Jeff spent half the day collecting the babies in the back yard for the mother. Aw, I love sweet Jeff. This reminds me of a book called Why Are We Stopping? It’s a book I used when testing reading levels. It is a very short sight word book about a mama and her ducks crossing the road and stopping traffic. The story probably uses no more than 20 words in total if that many and it is a very painful first read for kids. Who. Wah…Why…are we stooop… stew…sttttt… stttt… stopping. It was an excruciating day when five or six kids had to attempt reading that story to me at the time but now I kind of miss it. Anyway, back to the show. I mean why was I stopping?
Jeff tells a long story about the poor parenting skills of the duck parents. He is hysterical in the telling. He clearly spent a large portion of his day dealing with the duck family. It’s good practice for him. And terribly convenient.
Today, Zoila has been put on duck herding duty because the mother and the babies have taken off again. Welcome back Zoila, Jeff was lost without you.
Jeff is back in therapy he gives an update on Zoila saying that the new arrangements with her working a shorter week and living with her daughter is going very well.
His new is is the duck family that lives in his backyard. Jeff is worried about his parenting. He is also worried about his relationship with Gage.
Valley Vista Duckwatch
Jeff’s ducks have all flown the coop and he is not handling it well. As Jenni says he is projecting all of his fears onto the ducks. Jeff and Gage’s fighting is escalating. Jeff seems to have forgotten the whole “be part of the solution” mantra from previous therapy sessions.
Jeff’s architect has been really holding things up and it is just another thing driving Jeff and Gage crazy. Eventually they hire an architect to babysit the first architect because they can’t fire him. Plus with Matt gone, Gage has been doing two jobs and he is overwhelmed. Jeff continues to yell at Gage. Gage is ready to bail on the relationship and his job.
Jeff and Gage go to therapy together. Jeff thinks the only thing they fight about is work. Is he going to fire Gage like he thought about firing Zoila?
They seem to make some progress and the therapist tells them they need to have some fun together and get away from work. They need date nights. Once again, this is the kind of therapy people spend tons of money on.
There were several renovation and design scenes, and the requisite insemination by Bravo, but I chose to focus on therapy and ducks because there’s a Big Brother endurance comp going on and I do have my priorities. Sadly, Jenni is not hearing good things from her doctor, so she is trying the one that Jeff wanted her to go to in the first place hoping for better results.
I am irritated about the lack of resolution regarding the duck saga. What happened to the babies? Do we want to know?
Next Week: Zoila officially moves out of her room at Valley Vista.